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au bon
November 8th, 2008, 2:03 AM
(After searching again with different keywords, I found Audy had created a thread that's the same as this one which can be found here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=128505). It's been a few months since the last reply there, so this thread seems relevant to revive it as it's an awesome topic to discuss.)

As we all are aware of, one of the greatest browsers in the world is Firefox. With Firefox, for those few who may not know about it, comes add-ons. There are many add-ons created by developers of all kinds for various reasons. I have been wondering lately, what everyone else has installed in their Firefox as add-ons and what they think about them; be it themes or just regular add-ons. Hopefully this thread will also give some ideas on what some members could install. So it's a win-win situation.

Add-ons I have installed on my system include the following:

Adblock Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865) (used for browsing) - This is perhaps my favorite add-on I've installed on Firefox. The title says it all. For those rare members who don't have this installed, or haven't heard of it before, it's an add-on created by Wladimir Palant that allows you to block the frame of an web-ad or an image of it.
ColorZilla (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/271) (used for design) - This add-on is my favorite for designing purposes. It's created by Alex Sirota and allows you to use an eyedropper tool to capture the HEX and RBG formats of a pixel located anwhere within the window.
FoxyTunes (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/219) (used for entertainment) - This is an add-on also created by Alex Sirota that allows you to control a media player from within the browser and locate lyrics for whatever the song you're listening to is. It's rather simple.
Personal Menu (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3895) (used for appearance) - This one's hard to explain. It was created by Merci Chao and allows you to hide various aspects of your window. The official descption reads: ""Menus Toolbar" item is now available in Toolbar Context Menu and you may hide it forever! So let's replace the conservative menus and gather all useful commands into a compact and tiny button!"
Stylish (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108) (used for appearance) - Stylish, (created by Jason Barnabe) allows users to create codes that control the design of various aspects. There's so much you can do with it, words aren't enough to describe it.
Glasser (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7336) (used for appearance) - Glasser was introduced to me by viewing an album picture on Jake's album of a Firefox window that adds a design of Vista's Windows Explorer onto your Firefox. It was created by Matthew Holder.

So, I'd like to hear from you all. What add-ons do you have? What do they do? Do you like them?

November 8th, 2008, 3:13 AM
I've always wondered what other people used, cool.

Beachy's Add-ons

Morning Coffee (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2677)

My daily web surfing all in one handy place. Opens my routine such as PC, Flvs (my school), and other various websites. I love it, easily my favorite add-on.

ColorZilla 2.0 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/271)

Recently got this and it's excellent for finding an exact HEX Code. Which I use quite often when I'm designing stuff, such as Battle Logs.

Stylish (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108)

Another one exactly like you. XD;

Cooliris (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579)

I got this yesterday searching around. Haven't used it yet, but it looks awesome. Basically a full screen & excellent image and video searcher, viewer, etc.

Adblock Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865)

My first ever add-on with the help of Went. Self-explanatory really.

Tab Counter (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4346)

I find it very useful since I have numerous tabs open and it helps me keep track. Simple & effective. :D

1-ClickWeather (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1035)

Another simple add-on that allows me to see the weather conditions.

November 8th, 2008, 3:45 AM
I don't use many since I don't have the need for practically all of them.

I have:
- Adblock Plus
- English (Australian) Dictionary
It's pretty obvious why I have this. I like spelling colour as colour and I don't like my browser telling me that it's wrong.
- FireFTP
SmartFTP is no longer free to use so I had to use an alternative.

November 8th, 2008, 5:07 AM
I thought this thread was just about telling us which ones we should download. xD

I did have Ad Block but it stopped working. Plus I'm too lazy to make it work.

British English Dictionary 1.19Because I want English spellings for words. o.o'FoxyTunesMy brother finds it easier to change track when he finds a song of mine annoying.

Cookie luvs Green
November 8th, 2008, 6:45 AM
Adblock Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865)
-Thankful to have it...

ColorZilla (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/271)
-I use it for stuff.

Web Developer (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60)
-I use it for stuff.

Leechblock (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4476)
-When I need to concentrate on schoolwork.

Linky (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/425)
-Mainly for highlighting typed down links and right clicking to open them.

Tab Kit (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5447)
-Because I go insane with tabs, and it's convenient.

Undo Closed Tabs Button (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3082)
-Because I get lazy and I like it because it's snappy.

Dictionary Lookup Extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4037) (Alt. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7675))
-Very useful to me. Highlight and right-click to check out a word.

Rikaichan (http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan/)
-A nice add-on I use whenever I tumble around in Japanese sites.

November 8th, 2008, 8:32 AM
The only Firefox Add-on I've got is New Tab Homepage. Pretty self explanatory (goes directly to your homepage when a new tab is opened).

I'm currently adding ColorZilla and Glasser, though.

Mr. Epic
November 8th, 2008, 9:16 AM
Just makes firefox the most secure browser, blocks all harmful content and does what Adblock does easier, all it needs is that you change the settings to allow the parts of the good sites you use such as pokecommunity.com and stop the annoying notification.
Very usefull add-on for me, I can control my music when browsing 8D and doo much more
A really good add-on, quicker and more organised downloads.
IE Tab
So I can tell what the site would look like on the useless IE quickly!

au bon
November 8th, 2008, 10:51 AM
I thought this thread was just about telling us which ones we should download. xD

Why would I make a thread that offers no discussion? XD

Anyway, after reading some replies, I found a few interesting and installed them:

Tab Counter
Morning Coffee

Though I'm thinking of uninstalling Cooliris as I don't see the point in having it. The same goes for Tab Counter because.. well, I can't find where the tab counter is. XD

November 8th, 2008, 12:47 PM
I have:
Adblock plus
Morning coffee

I cbf to link them. XD; And I'm thinking about trying some of the others mention here out. :D

Lucy Lu
November 8th, 2008, 4:28 PM
The Add-ons I got are:

Adblock Plus
United States English Dictionary

in bold = The most useful add-ons in the whole world. <3

Thanks for the Dictionary, I am spelling mistake free. And the Adblock is great! If there is a picture I don't like I can block it! ^^ I would love to check out other add-ons...but that would be for another time.

Ben Kenobi
November 8th, 2008, 5:10 PM
Adblock Plus - Being the definitive Firefox add-on.
British English Dictionary - Ensures I make no mistakes in my posts. Available in many different languages as well.
ColorfulTabs - Someone else must've installed this one, since I don't remember ever adding it. Basically gives each tab a separate colour so you can tell which one is which at a glance, I guess.
Download Statusbar - Makes downloads look more organized. Downloads go in some bar at the bottom of your browser.
Exch - Currency converter. Price in USD has little meaning to me.
FoxyTunes - Allows you to control your media player without leaving your browser. Fairly useful, though it's easier to open up my media player when jumping from one album to another.
NoScript - Prevents JavaScript execution on untrusted web pages, which provides extra security.
translator - Can translate any page into several different languages. Not effective, but I get the gist of what it means.

Been a while since I installed anything might try out some stuff from this topic or find more add-ons, which I will post in this thread.

mewthree w/armor
November 9th, 2008, 7:20 AM
I'm a nut for FireFox plugins, so I run allot. Here a few of the ones that most people don't run.

Extended Copy Menu - Provides the option to copy selection as plain text or html...
Extended Statusbar - A Statusbar with speed, percentage, time and loaded size (similar to Opera's one)
Fierr - Replaces the error page with a more stylized appearance and adds some useful buttons.
Fission - Fission combines address bar and progress bar (Safari style). This makes the progress bar more visible and allows for a nice visual effect.
Flagfox - Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website's server and provides quick access to detailed location and webserver information.
Linkification - Converts text links into genuine, clickable links.
Snap Linkks (EladKarako Mod) - Snap Links allows users to easily open multiple links in new tabs by drawing a box around them.
Scroll Search Engines - Changes the selected search engine in the search bar by scrolling the mouse over the searchbar or search context menu.
Stop Autoplay - Disable the autoplay of the embedded music and movie.
WOT - Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam.

November 9th, 2008, 10:10 AM
Here are my Firefox Addons.
Adblock Filterset.G Updater - Automaticly pdates the adblock plus filerset.
Adblock Plus - Blocks most ads
Colorful Tabs - Good for mutil tag opening.
DownThemAll! - Good download accelerator than firefoxs own download.
Flashblock - Blocks flash ads.
Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer - Automaticaly will update you bookmarks and stores then on a website. Good if you have 2 pc's or os's.
NoScript - Makes firefox more secure.

November 9th, 2008, 2:44 PM
abcTajpu- so I can use extra symbols like ю
AdBlock Plus- to keep away ads
Colorful Tabs- dunno why I have this, but it's colorful!
FlagFox- displays a flag for the location of the server
translator- to translate any web page to almost any language

might get more

November 9th, 2008, 4:40 PM
oh yeah FireFox addons ftw!

here are mine:

good stuff.

November 9th, 2008, 5:21 PM
I have over a dozen Firefox extensions.

- Adblock Plus (http://adblockplus.org/)
- BBCode (http://www.mrtech.com/extensions/#bbcode)
- CA Link Advisor (http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20CA%20Link%20Advisor)
- CA Toolbar (http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20CA%20Toolbar)
- Copy Plain Text (http://mozmonkey.com/) 0.3.3
- CustomizeGoogle (http://www.customizegoogle.com/) 0.76
- Flagfox (http://flagfox.servehttp.com/) 3.3.4
- Forecastfox (http://forecastfox.mozdev.org/)
- Greasemonkey (http://www.greasespot.net/) 0.8.20080609.0
- IE Tab (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1419) 1.5.20080823
- MR Tech Toolkit (http://www.mrtech.com/extensions/)
- Nightly Tester Tools (http://www.oxymoronical.com/web/firefox/nightly) 2.0.2
- OpenDownload (http://mozmonkey.com/) 1.0.0
- Yahoo! Toolbar (http://us.toolbar.yahoo.com/)
- Zotero (http://www.zotero.org) 1.0.7

November 9th, 2008, 6:27 PM
Here is what I what I use:

November 10th, 2008, 11:05 AM
- 4chan
Adds some obnoxious 4chan menus and other worthless features.
- Abduction!
Lets you capture an image of a web page, select the part you want and save it.
- Adblock Plus
Ads were yesterday!
- Canadian English Dictionary
Canadian English (en-CA) spellchecking dictionary
- ColorZilla
Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies
- Copy Link Name
Copies the name (source anchor) of a link.
- Download Statusbar
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
- Extension List Dumper
Dumps a list of the installed extensions.
- FireFTP
FTP Client for Mozilla Firefox.
- FlashGot
Enables single and massive ("all" and "selection") downloads using the most popular external download managers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD (dozens currently supported, see Extension's Home Page for details). FlashGot offers also a Build Gallery functionality which helps to synthetize full media galleries in one page from serial contents originally scattered on several pages, for easy and fast "download all".
- Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
Synchronizes your bookmarks across machines.
- Gmail Notifier
A notifier for Gmail accounts.
- Greasemonkey
A User Script Manager for Firefox
- LiveJournal Addons
Add some facilities to LiveJournal
- MeasureIt
Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.
- Menu Editor
Customize application menus
- Mouse Gestures Redox
Execute common commands with the mouse.
- Move Media Player
Media Player
- Nightly Tester Tools
Useful tools for the nightly tester.
- Right-Click-Link
Opens selected text in a new tab.
- Save Complete
Saves a complete webpage correctly

Underlined are the ones I can't live without and are the main things keeping me on Firefox as opposed to any other browser. :D

November 10th, 2008, 2:12 PM
hehe, yeah....

Soul Eater
November 10th, 2008, 2:42 PM

I don't have very many of them since I just got a laptop. XD

Gerri Shin
November 10th, 2008, 11:13 PM
I just recently switched back to Firefox from Safari now that there's a beta out with multi-touch support for my trackpad! (that what made me switch back to safari anyway)
unfortunately there's not that many add-ons available for version 3.1b2pre.
I was able to find and install three important ones though
Adblock Plus
Download Statusbar
three very useful add-ons. I'll be sure to add on others once they become compatible.

Mr. Curling Iron
November 10th, 2008, 11:22 PM
I've cleaned out most of my Add-ons to the last few that I like/need.

November 11th, 2008, 12:13 AM
I have:

Download Helper
MSTS Dictionary
+ President Bush Countdown...

Not too big on add-ons. I like my Firefox basic.

November 11th, 2008, 2:53 AM
I use:
Adblock Plus (Seriously, if you run Firefox without it, you're missing out!)

BBCode - Adds basic BBcode to my right click context menu, it does save me some time with nonstandard tags or forums with no wysiwyg editor

CookieSafe - This keeps the tracking cookies at bay so I don't have to worry about being traced across sites. It also is an awesome cookie manager, I can selectively destroy useless cookies to cover my tracks.

Download Statusbar - This is very useful. It helps me keep tabs on what I'm downloading

Download Helper - A useful tool for extracting flvs from youtube and other live streams

DownThemAll - A mass downloader tool, I havent needed it more than a few times, but it's a nice thing to have around since it can automate file detection. I mainly use this to browse a file archive and download whole sets of files. (usually videos of some sort, and this isnt MU or RS friendly)

Dummy Lipsum - This is good for generating some pure dummy text in any basic text field I can find. I dont use it often.

Duplicate Tab - An extremely useful tab tool which can clone a tab off to a separate window, or even in the same window. I love tabs <3

Next Tab - Allows me to 'Open a link next to the current tab' This is EXTREMELY USEFUL! It saves me a lot of searching for tabs especially if I have a ton open in one window. I dont have to scroll to the end of the tab list to find the new tab.

NoScript - A definite must, it blocks all manner of annoying scripts and such. While it does cripple some pages, I can easily fix that by granting the page permission to run scripts.

PayPal Plugin - This is a godsend, especially if I have to buy something from a dubious seller. The fact that I can generate a secure 'Digital' one time use credit card which goes away after one use is indespensable. And it's a good way to keep tabs on my paypal account. (Not that I shop much, but I'm safe when I do shop)

QuickJava - Gives me two icons on the status bar which allows me to quickly and globally disable Java and Javascript. Definitely useful if I'm browsing a malicious part of the web

Remove It Permanently - This is a nice little tool. I can permanently, (or temporarily) remove elements from a page, so I dont have to see them again. It even allows me to block based upon domain names and such. It's definitely useful for removing extremely irritating page objects like ads which ABP misses and other things I just dont want to see. It doesnt always work cleanly though.

Smart Bookmarks Bar - nifty little addon which compresses my bookmarks bar to icons only, thus allowing me to put more links up there

Tab History - Links opened in a new tab retain the history of the parent tab. I cannot express how useful this is. It's amazing.

Tab to Window - Good for moving a tab to a new window.

Tweak Network - A useful little addon which allows the browser to work a bit faster.

Undo Closed Tabs Button - Man, this thing is soooo useful! fkhewdfvgoehrf I could not live without it!! It's saved me tons of trouble, No more having to dig for the url if I just recently closed the window by accident. :D

mewthree w/armor
November 11th, 2008, 8:37 PM
My full list, thanks to Erikas one plugin I now have installed.

- Adblock Plus
- AVG Safe Search 8.0 (Disabled)
- Bookmark Previews 0.7.4
- BugMeNot 2.0
- Calculator 1.1.12
- Cooliris Previews 2.6.4
- CustomizeGoogle 0.76
- Download Statusbar
- DownloadHelper 3.4
- DownThemAll! 1.0.3
- Extended Copy Menu 1.5
- Extended Statusbar 1.5.3
- Extension List Dumper 1.14.1
- Extension Manager Extended 2.7.1
- Fast Dial 2.11
- Fierr 0.6
- FireFTP 1.0.2
- Fission 1.0
- Flagfox 3.3.4
- Flashblock 1.5.6
- FoxLingo 2.3
- FxIF 0.2.3
- Gmail Space 0.5.97
- Google Icon 1.9
- Googlepedia 0.5.4
- GooglePreview 3.15
- IE Tab 1.5.20080823
- Image Toolbar 0.6.5
- Image Zoom 0.3.1
- Java Console 6.0.03
- Java Console 6.0.05
- Java Console 6.0.01
- Java Console 6.0.02
- Link Alert
- Linkification 1.3.5
- Locationbar Limit 2008.10.18
- Mac Shortcuts 0.5.2
- New Tab Button on Tab Right 0.5.8
- NoScript (Disabled)
- OpenDownload 1.0.0
- OpenSearchFox 0.1.5
- pageaddict 0.4
- PDF Download
- QuickRestart 1.1.4
- Save Complete 0.9b11
- Save Image in Folder 1.2.2
- Screen grab! 0.95
- Scroll Search Engines 1.0.1
- SeoQuake 2.1.14
- Snap Links (EladKarako Mod)
- Stop Autoplay 0.7.5
- Surf Canyon - Search Engine Assistant 1.1.4
- Tab Counter 1.7.1
- Tab Mix Plus
- Tab Scope
- TabRenamizer 0.8.11
- TimeTracker 1.2.4
- Update Notifier
- User Agent Switcher 0.6.11
- View Image (Filename) 0.5.1
- WOT 20081020

au bon
November 12th, 2008, 5:42 AM
I believe it's time for an update with the Firefox Add-ons I have installed on my Firefox.

Adblock Plus
Download Statusbar
Extended Copy Menu
Gmail Notifier
LiveJournal Addons
McAfee SiteAdvisor
Morning Coffee
Mouse Gestures Redox
Personal Menu
Remove It Permanently
Web Developer

November 17th, 2008, 6:42 AM
My addons are:

Adblock Plus
British English Dictionary
gamefox TNG
web developer

nice list of addons that is ^_^

November 18th, 2008, 11:34 AM
http://i37.tinypic.com/11hwhe9.jpgNot many there but they all rock. Fire nes lets me play all the nes games from my FF <3

Virtual Chatot
November 18th, 2008, 5:44 PM
Just something called the Orbit downloader, which dramatically speeds up my windows computer's download speed. ( It was something like a three hour normal download for me, but using orbit it was 12 minutes )

I know I should get more, but I'm just to lazy :B

November 21st, 2008, 3:18 PM
I just got somemore after a recent download spree (well its only about 4 or 5 extra but still XD)

Adblock Plus
British English Dictionary
Download Statusbar
IE Tab
Read it Later
web developer

I wish other browsers had this many addons >_>

December 5th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Hmm I have the following:
Adblock Plus..
Fission. It's a progress bar similar to the Safari one.
Flashblock. It blocks Flash things which might be un-useful for some sites like Youtube..
All in one sidebar..
And Black Steel. Awesome theme..
Not really much add-ons..

Ayano Katagiri
December 6th, 2008, 12:42 AM
I don't think my computer is handling my FF add-ons very well, it's been running FF pretty slowly recently.

I have currently:
- AdBlock Plus
- BBCode (I don't actually use this anymore)
- British English Dictionary (Don't even remember installing this)
- CountdownClock
- Download Statusbar
- FoxyTunes
- FoxyTunes Skin - Aqua Bubbles
- Gmail Notifier
- Google Gears
- IE Tab
- NicoFox
- Now Playing X
- TimeTracker

Oh, and Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) as the current theme.

October 9th, 2009, 2:04 AM
you can download latest version of
SnapLinks (EladKarako Mod) from the following website: hxxp://snaplinks.tk (hxxp->http)

another mirror and SVNs will be in hxxp://tweakIT.co.nr or the mozilla Add-On website, (the next month...)

respectfully ,
EladKarako .

October 9th, 2009, 4:42 AM
you can download latest version of
SnapLinks (EladKarako Mod) from the following website: hxxp://snaplinks.tk (hxxp->http)

another mirror and SVNs will be in hxxp://tweakIT.co.nr or the mozilla Add-On website, (the next month...)

respectfully ,
EladKarako .
That's not shameless advertising, at all. =/

What does that even do?

[css-div="-moz-border-radius: 40px; border: green solid 5px; padding: 20px; width: 300px;"]Archy's Addons
Adblock Plus
Add to Search Bar
Australian Dictionary
Fasterfox Lite
Fire Gestures
Google Gears
Nightly Tester Tools
Speed Dial

October 9th, 2009, 4:43 AM
old thread is old.... really old