What’s on YOUR Firefox?
July 8, 2004
Wired currently has an article on nifty Firefox extensions. Unfortunately, they
seem to have missed a whole lot of good ones.
What’s on YOUR Firefox? What extensions do you like?
Here are my current favorites:
- Web Developer — A whole toolkit for web developers to examine the page elements and environment of the current page
- Adblock — Industrial strength ad blocking.
- GoogleBar — A work-alike for the IE GoogleBar — Firefox already has search, but this adds the other features.
- Open Book — Opens the bookmark tree when you add a bookmark
- Undo Close Tab — If you accidentally close a tab, this will re-open it for you
- Bloglines Toolkit — Utilities for integrating Bloglines into Firefox
- DictionarySearch — Right click menu item to look up the selected word in your choice of dictionaries (in a new tab)
- Focus Last Selected Tab — When you close a tab, go back to the previously selected one. Handy with the above (lookup word, close tab, you’re right back where you were)
- Clone Window — Clone current tab (with history) to new tab
- Bookmark Backup — Backs up your bookmark file when you close the browser (handy for sync’ing multiple machines)
- TinyUrl Creator — Generates a TinyURL for the current page, and puts it in the Copy buffer ready to paste
- Linky — Open every link on current page (or in current selection) in new tabs or windows
- Super DragAndGo — Click and drag a link onto whitespace, it opens in a new tab
Update — IMPORTANT!
If you’re running Firefox 0.91 or earlier on Windows, you need to go here now and install the extension you find. This is a late-breaking vulnerability just found in Mozilla/Firefox. So far no exploits are reported for it, but it probably won’t be long. Do it now.