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Firefox Extension Thread

Discussion in 'Software' started by Phoenix, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Phoenix
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    After using a few great firefox extensions at work and pretty much getting to to behave like Opera, i wanted to share them with you guys and figured a thread would be great! we can list and share our fave firefox extensions, and build up a catalog of the greats :)

    here a few

    Scrapbook 0.13.3
    http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/

    Gmail Notifier 0.4
    http://www.nexgenmedia.net/extensions/

    Forecast Fox 0.5.1
    http://forecastfox.mozdev.org/

    Tab Browser Preferences 1.2.2
    http://www.pryan.org/mozilla/site/TheOneKEA/tabprefs/

    Session Saver .2
    http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=166
    seems this ones fallen by the wayside but its the ONE thats stopped me needing opera at work, i cant stand loosing pages during crash/reboot after 2 years+ with opera :D
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    im currently using session saver too. the only downside to it, is that id kinda like it to reload the pages when i close and reopen, as opposed to showing the exact page i had open before (so for certforums, it update the recent articles, etc).

    i also use:

    View Cookies
    not bad - dont use it a great deal, but handy to have sometimes!

    Delicious Delicacies
    Absolutley useless, but slightly humourous,

    Minimise to Tray
    really quite handy, i like my browser to not take up space on the taskbar when im not using it!

    Focus Last Selected Tab (FLST)
    Brilliant extension. the name says it all. although it does also come with an option to have a tab slideshow!

    ChromEdit
    Provides a utility to manage and edit the configuration files!

    Reload Every
    Allows you to make the page reload every so many seconds. handy if a page is refusing to load. the only downside to it, is that the marker showing you what value you have selected doesnt seem to work!

    Teak Network Settings
    Not bad, havent really noticed a great deal of change in loading times with this on broadband though, and you can manually alter these settings in the config files - if you know what ure doing!

    Paste and Go
    not bad - saves pasting a url into the address bar and then having to hit enter or click go!

    and finally:
    Keyconfig
    allows you to alter the key bindings of the program (i wanted new tab to be CTRL + N)

    I'll also leave you with a useful tip: you can force firefox to open a link which is set to open in a new window in a new tab. apparently there are some bugs with this, so they disabled it in the final release. but i havent had any problems with it so far. to do this:

    1. enter about:config into the address bar.
    2. Find browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs
    3. Set the value to true
    This will switch on the option in the options menu (Tools>Options>Advanced>Tabbed Browsing!)

    Fergal
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    I found the following link during an idle browse - myabe you guys could give some feedback on it ..

    How to speed up Firefox
     
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  4. AJ

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    Nice find Gav seems to work for me :biggrin
     
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  5. AJ

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    Is there a spell checker for Firefox coz you may have noticed that spelling is not perhaps my strongest point [​IMG]
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    HERE you go mate :D
     
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  7. AJ

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    ok downloaded but how is it installed and used [​IMG]
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Sorry if I'm being blonde, but is there an easy way to click the "New Tab" button, and have it open in your homepage ?
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    yes, use the above mentioned 'Tabbed browsing preferences' extension
    this allows you to set all new tabs to load the homepage
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Thanks Ryan - worked a treat :D
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Bloody hell !!! Now that I have broadband at last, I thought I'd try the advice I posted on Post #3 of this Thread.

    2 min to make the changes, and the difference is awesome - long live the Fox !!! :biggrin
     
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  12. nugget
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    I just did it too. :eek: What :stpd said.:D


    Lucky for me I had done some speed tests earlier

    Download
    Datenrate 644 kBit/s 644 kBit/s 645 kBit/s Upload
    Datenrate 104 kBit/s 104 kBit/s 104 kBit/s Antwortzeit 15 ms 15 ms 20 ms
    I made the changes and the difference is amazing. I tested again, the rates are the same but CF loads about 4 times quicker. :D
     
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  13. Bluerinse
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    Do, you think it would have any good/bad effects with an ISDN connection?

    I have also downloaded the spellbound add-on and re-started but I can't see how to use it either :blink

    Pete
     
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  14. Bluerinse
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    For some reason, I had to re-install the spellbound extension and the other related stuff as it didn't work the first time, but it seems to work now :biggrin

    Pete

    Excellent Jak, just what I was looking for!
     
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  15. NightWalker

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    The Extensions Mirror, a jolly large selection of fine fox extensions.
    http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/inde...rt_by=A-Z&sort_key=title&topicfilter=all&st=0

    Switch Proxy, such a useful tool for masking your ip
    http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=172

    Blockfall. No, stop playing games and get on with your work....
    http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=11

    BBcode Extra, add some useful forum posting type stuff to your right click,
    http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=689
     
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  16. tripwire45
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    Sorry to drag this one back out in the open, but I tried installing spellbound twice and have a problem. I can't get the actual English (US) dictionary to install. Spellbound installs fine but when I try to run it I get an error message saying the dictionary is missing. Found the site to install it from but when I click on the link, it just sits there. I actually don't care much myself, but I recommended this to one of our new members who isn't the greatest speller in the world (she and I have known each other for awhile so I guess I can mention it...she knows who she is) :tongue.

    Anyway, if anyone out there has a bright idea about how to make this work, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
     
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  17. Bluerinse
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    Trip, did you notice whether a security bar appeared at the top of the browser page? It says something like this...

    "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site (spellbound.sourceforge.net) from installing software on your computer."

    Do you get this message?

    You need to click on that bar and allow the originating site, which in the case of the dictionaries is http://dictionaries.mozdev.org/

    There are two sites you can download the dictionaries from, the other is http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/dictionaries.html

    Might be worth trying both!

    There could be other issues regarding permissions according to the FAQs http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/faq#q601

    On that page, there is also a method mentioned for using Microsoft's Word dictionaries instead, you just need to rename the files and shuffle things round a bit.

    Pete
     
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  18. Phoenix
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    Finally found a mod allowing me to move the tabs about and order them as I wish
    also provides alot of other tab options!! GREAT

    Tab Mix 0.2.1
    Tab Mix provides alot of tab options, and allows the dragong of tabs, as well as undoing close tab! very handy, and replaces a few of my aforementioned mod choices by combining thier features

    a great mod!
     
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  19. AJ

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  20. Jakamoko
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    WOW - that is impressive, AJ - nice one, thanks :)
     
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