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I-am-a-panda
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2/7/2010 6:20:56 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Can anyone recommend some good Firefox add-ons? Mainly just fun and cool stuff. I have Stumble upon already.
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2/7/2010 7:25:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/7/2010 6:20:56 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Can anyone recommend some good Firefox add-ons? Mainly just fun and cool stuff. I have Stumble upon already.

Should I even bother switching to Firefox in the first place? IE works well enough for me.
Volkov
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2/7/2010 7:36:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/7/2010 7:25:48 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
Should I even bother switching to Firefox in the first place? IE works well enough for me.

Yes. You should at least try it. Firefox is so much better, and if you like the current IE, just remember that Firefox had it all before.

Anyways, @panda

Greasemonkey is a good add-on, though only if you need it. There are specific places, like say, deviantArt chat, which requires it for the fancier stuff. As well, John created something on the debates that allowed for bolding, italicizing, and etc., which I never got the hang of, but still exists.

AdBlock Plus is an obvious add-on. Block those ads, and any java programs which may annoy you.

I have the Alexa Toolbar, which shows me stats for most sites I visit. Its pretty neat.

Firefox Operator is another good add-on for microformats, but you'll have to learn about this stuff first before I truly recommend it.

I also recommend Google Gears, since it just makes things run a little easier.

Yoono is another one for you if you're all into the social media stuff. I just found it today because I have to get into that stuff for my organization, and I think its useful. Just a simple toolbar with all social media sites easily accessible. Simple, yet necessary.

But, just take gander at Firefox's recommended: https://addons.mozilla.org...

This stuff is almost endless.
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2/7/2010 7:46:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/7/2010 7:25:48 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 2/7/2010 6:20:56 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Can anyone recommend some good Firefox add-ons? Mainly just fun and cool stuff. I have Stumble upon already.

I'm retarded
Xer
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2/7/2010 7:48:30 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/7/2010 7:46:31 PM, dearjournal wrote:
At 2/7/2010 7:25:48 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 2/7/2010 6:20:56 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Can anyone recommend some good Firefox add-ons? Mainly just fun and cool stuff. I have Stumble upon already.

I'm retarded

I'll give you this one, Askbob. You actually made me lol.
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2/8/2010 7:52:28 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 6:56:06 AM, tkubok wrote:
Id go with the Flashblocking program if you have restrictions on bandwidth. If you dont, then its useless for you.

If you don't care about security then I agree

The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Flock, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java and Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank), and provides the most powerful Anti-XSS protection available in a browser.

NoScript's unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality...

You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon, or using the contextual menu, for easier operation in popup statusbar-less windows.
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2/8/2010 12:15:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 12:13:17 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 2/7/2010 7:55:16 PM, dearjournal wrote:
Askbob's Addons

1. Adblock Plus
https://addons.mozilla.org...

2. Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper
https://addons.mozilla.org...

Yay! No more DDO ads!

Actually... that was a lie. WTF.
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Danielle
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2/8/2010 12:17:37 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Okay, I've successfully installed both Adblock Plus and Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper for Firefox, yet I still get the taking advertisements (and all advertisements). Why does this happen?! Everyone has recommended those things and I got them, yet they don't work for me. Any ideas or suggestions?! Grr...
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2/8/2010 12:47:04 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 12:17:37 PM, theLwerd wrote:
Okay, I've successfully installed both Adblock Plus and Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper for Firefox, yet I still get the taking advertisements (and all advertisements). Why does this happen?! Everyone has recommended those things and I got them, yet they don't work for me. Any ideas or suggestions?! Grr...

You have to subscribe to a block list.

You can also manually block ads permanently by right clicking on them. Go down to "Block this image" and, for pop ups, "Block this frame".
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wjmelements
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2/8/2010 12:53:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 12:49:50 PM, theLwerd wrote:
How do you subscribe to a block list?

I don't know how to get the usual menu up. It usually just comes up on the first reboot of firefox after installation. Askbob should know.
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I-am-a-panda
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2/8/2010 12:54:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
What I've gotten:

- Glue: Recommends books, movies, etc. based on your visits to sites like Amazon and Wikipedia. https://addons.mozilla.org...

- Flagfox: Tells you the nationality fop the server and other misc. details https://addons.mozilla.org...

- Coolpreviews: Let's you preview a link without opening it, a stops any rickrolls in the process. https://addons.mozilla.org...

- Download statusbar: Ask-X had a link to it.

- Split Browser: Allows you to split content on your page however you want it. Seems promising, especially if doing research. https://addons.mozilla.org...

- Cooliris 3D wall: Let's you browse photos via a 3D Wall. Seems useful for Facebook et. al. https://addons.mozilla.org...

- 1 Click Youtube video download - Self explanatory https://addons.mozilla.org...
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2/8/2010 2:12:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 12:17:37 PM, theLwerd wrote:
Okay, I've successfully installed both Adblock Plus and Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper for Firefox, yet I still get the taking advertisements (and all advertisements). Why does this happen?! Everyone has recommended those things and I got them, yet they don't work for me. Any ideas or suggestions?! Grr...

That's where noscript comes in. Install NoScript. Then enable only debate.org script.
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2/8/2010 2:13:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 12:54:00 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
- Split Browser: Allows you to split content on your page however you want it. Seems promising, especially if doing research. https://addons.mozilla.org...

- Cooliris 3D wall: Let's you browse photos via a 3D Wall. Seems useful for Facebook et. al. https://addons.mozilla.org...

enjoy your 1GB ram usage
pork_chop
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2/8/2010 2:15:01 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 12:49:50 PM, theLwerd wrote:
How do you subscribe to a block list?

when you install Adblock plus upon restart you are given a window with the lists.

Click "subscribe" under the english one here.
http://adblockplus.org...
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2/8/2010 2:19:07 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 2:13:00 PM, pork_chop wrote:
At 2/8/2010 12:54:00 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
- Split Browser: Allows you to split content on your page however you want it. Seems promising, especially if doing research. https://addons.mozilla.org...

- Cooliris 3D wall: Let's you browse photos via a 3D Wall. Seems useful for Facebook et. al. https://addons.mozilla.org...

enjoy your 1GB ram usage

I undid Cooliris. It seems it causes slow downs, and I figured I wasn't goign to use it. Not sure on split browser though,
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2/8/2010 4:10:29 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 2:19:07 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 2/8/2010 2:13:00 PM, pork_chop wrote:
At 2/8/2010 12:54:00 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
- Split Browser: Allows you to split content on your page however you want it. Seems promising, especially if doing research. https://addons.mozilla.org...

- Cooliris 3D wall: Let's you browse photos via a 3D Wall. Seems useful for Facebook et. al. https://addons.mozilla.org...

enjoy your 1GB ram usage

I undid Cooliris. It seems it causes slow downs, and I figured I wasn't goign to use it. Not sure on split browser though,

I tried it, thought it was useful, never used it.

also for a faster internet

about:config in address bar

In the filter type: network.http.pipelining

Change to true

and change the max requests to 8

SOURCE: http://kb.mozillazine.org...
Danielle
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2/9/2010 7:30:07 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/8/2010 2:15:01 PM, pork_chop wrote:
At 2/8/2010 12:49:50 PM, theLwerd wrote:
How do you subscribe to a block list?

when you install Adblock plus upon restart you are given a window with the lists.

I wasn't - my old tabs just opened back up again to the same pages they were on before I restarted...


Click "subscribe" under the english one here.
http://adblockplus.org...

I don't really see what you mean but I think I tried it...?
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pork_chop
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2/9/2010 8:45:35 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/9/2010 7:30:07 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 2/8/2010 2:15:01 PM, pork_chop wrote:
Click "subscribe" under the english one here.
http://adblockplus.org...

I don't really see what you mean but I think I tried it...?

Step 1: http://i49.tinypic.com...

Step 2: http://i49.tinypic.com...
bringoutyourdead
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2/12/2010 8:25:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/12/2010 8:20:49 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Askbob:

Where is the IE Tabs add-on?

Ahh forgot about that one.

https://addons.mozilla.org...

IE rendering for firefox for the lazy web designers sites.

Also includes adblock plus with IE rendering, so the rendering for the PMs on this site without the talking ads.
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2/24/2010 9:54:46 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
There have been some pretty good add-ons listed. I would suggest trying out my favourites that have yet to be named:
1. AutoPager ( https://addons.mozilla.org... ) - Awesome add-on! Really changed my browsing habits. It automatically amends the topic to include the next page of results. I.e., no more Google "Next Page" button. :p

2. Read It Later ( https://addons.mozilla.org... ) - Pretty simple idea, but is mighty helpful. Found a good article that you like but don't have the time/attention span to read it right away? Read It Later is for you! By clicking a small, convenient button, you can save the page so that it can be read at a later time very easily! [I better get paid for this great advertising. ;) ]

3. All-In-One SideBar ( https://addons.mozilla.org... ) - This isn't for everybody. I would say try it out for a little while and see how you like it. Play with the settings. Basically, it puts everything that you need/want on a collapsible sidebar that can appear with a hover, click... you just have to figure it all out. Pretty neat!

Also, I suggest keeping your search engines relevant to your browsing habits. I've added a dictionary.com, thesaurus.com, eBay, UrbanDictionary, YouTube, Playlist, and a few others to my list. It's very easy to do and reallyyyy saves times.