The Best Firefox Extensions

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  1. Bman

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    This will be an updated list of the best Firefox Extensions out there. Keep them coming.
    Most can be found on Mozilla's website, if not a good old Google search will find them.

    Who is this person? - with a click of the mouse, find out what a word means, or who someone is

    Tab Preview - with your mouse hovering over tab, shows preview of it

    UI Tweaker - Allows you to tweak various aspects of the browsers UI

    Adblock Plus - Removes the ads you don't want

    Adblock Filterset.G - add on to adblock

    FireFTP - FTP program within your browser

    IE Tab Extension - view certain pages within IE (as a tab)

    Web Developer - various tools for web design and such

    Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer - synchronize your bookmarks

    Compact Menu - Duplicates the menubar on the toolbar as a menu of menus

    Translate - what do you think (translates pages)

    Customize Google - enhance googles search engine (also remove ads and spam)

    Download Manager Tweak - modification of Firefox's built in manager

    Stumble Upon - use this to find new sites

    Cute menus 2 - iconifies your menus (can change skins)

    Forecast Fox - weather within your browser

    Faster fox - speed everything up

    All In One Sidebar - want all your tools and bookmarks in one place, here ya go

    Gmail Notifiyer - take a guess

    Down Them All - automaticly download all images or links from a webpage

    Prefbar - more control over the pages viewed, (and much more)

    Clone Window - Clones the current tab's address and history into a new window (or tab)

    Fisson - shows a progress bar in the navigation bar

    Tab Mix Plus - much more options for tabed browsing

    StatusBar Clock - Adds date and time to status bar (posted on page 2)
     
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  2. bobsalot

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    i have faster fox. what does ui tweaker do. and also tab preview. thanks.
     
  3. Bman

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    UI Tweaker lets you change how things work, like the google search, can be only the icon untill mouse over, and things like that, check it out. Tab preview alows you to see what u have on one tab with a mouse over.
     
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  7. Admiral Michael

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    I tried:

    very nice! especially FireFTP.

    I only have one question for Bman, when I enter lets say ftp://192.168.0.150 (local FTP server). It prompts for a username and password, I enter my login, it goes to FireFTP but then tries to login as anonymous, can't it use the login I just provided? That would make this perfect!
     
  8. Bman

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    I stoped using the program, cause I don't need it anymore. There should be an option in the settings for it, to change what it uses automaticly.
     
  9. Admiral Michael

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    I emailed the creator as I haven't found anything along those lines.

    Btw, if you want to sync two computers I recommend

    Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer. It rules.
     
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    I think the web developer extension and the netcraft anti phishing ones are pretty impressive
     
  11. Bman

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    What does the Web Developer one do exactly?
     
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    That's kinda cool, but you can't remove any of the options, plus I don't really need it. Thanks, still cool
     
  14. Admiral Michael

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    Ya, I wish you could hide it. The prefbar extension can be hidden by pressing F8 or under Views. A hide feature for Web Developer would make it much better.

    I still have it linked just in case.
     
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    I like the spell checker one a lot!
     
  16. Vanquished

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    You need to add, Down them all and Gmail Manager
    Those are my two main ones.. And forecast fox
     
  17. Bman

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    Down Them All is very good, I use it, don't know what it wasent on my list. Don't need Gmail Manager, but I'm going to add all these to the list, make it one big good one.
     
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    YARRR!!!!
    Glad to remind you of it :)
     
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    they are all good
     
  20. Vanquished

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    Yah, we should compile a super list!
    Of all the Extensions worth taking the 10 seconds to find and download :)