Between many machines at home, Virtual Machines, a work laptop, etc, I always seem to manage installing Firefox from scratch at least once a month. There are several add-ons that I pretty much require for Firefox to work for me, and I thought I should post them somewhere. I know that there have been at least 9342 billion Firefox add-on posts over the years, but this is more of a page for me to easily pull-up each time I install Firefox so I can quickly get all of the add-ons installed. However, maybe someone else will find this list useful or will run across an add-on which makes their interwebs experience even moar bettar.
- Adblock Plus
- Adblock Filterset.G Updater
- Add Bookmark Here
- Allow Right Click
- del.icio.us “Classic”
- GMail Manager
- IE Tab
- Image Zoom
- PDF Download
- View formatted source
- View Source Chart
- Web Developer
Ever been to a Sys-Con site unprotected by this add-on? Bad idea. Personally I do white list some of the ad networks like Google Ads because I don’t mind them, but this add-on does help a lot with the really annoying and hijacking type ads.
Keeps Adblock Plus up to date with fresh blocked URL’s.
Makes bookmarking in folders and sub-folders much easier.
Not sure how effective this is, but what the heck.
Fills in pre-registered account information at “registration required” sites.
Allows you to get the RGB and Hex value of any color via a eye dropper.
I use del.icio.us as a huge but filtered bookmark repository, and this helps me with that.
Used to download files without having to click on each link.
Moar faster == moar bettar.
A look at what’s going on outside.
Makes it easy to manage multiple GMail accounts, and also forces all GMail activity to happen over https.
Magic custom scripty goodness.
Allows you to load pages using IE within a Firefox Tab. Only works on Windows?
A fun hack that allows you to enlarge and shrink images on the fly.
– What I spend a large amount of time working on, and interesting way to connect with others and discover new sites on the interwebs to boot.
Get pixel measurements of things on screen.
Ever click on a PDF and had your computer explode? This helps fix that.
Displays a tiny icon representing content type for non-HTML links.
I’m not completely sold on this plug-in yet because I’ve had issues with it, but Twitter hasn’t been the most stable either.
Allows you to download videos from several popular sites including YouTube.
Good for web types.
I’m sure you’ve already heard of this one too.
I think that’s pretty much it. Let me know if you have any other Firefox add-ons I should look at or substitute. This will be a living list, so don’t be let down if it changes over time.