Useful Firefox Browser Add-ons

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Useful Firefox Browser Add-ons

Postby buttsie » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:08 am

My head is still spinning when i see there are 5000 to choose from

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

One that caught my eye was this one,mainly because on the 5/12/08 the first ever piece of firefox malware was detected...

The malware uses JavaScript to identify more than 100 financial and money transfer Web sites, including Barclays, Wachovia, Bank of America, and PayPal along with two dozen or so Italian and Spanish banks. When it recognizes a Web site, it will collect logins and passwords, forwarding that information to a server in Russia.

full story here
http://tinyurl.com/6c5h6h

Key Scrambler thankfully is able to handle it

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... er&cat=all


Feel free to add any you think are useful
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Postby Kazuya » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:54 pm

Torbutton: Once properly set up, it provides easy one click access to the onion router network. To my knowledge the best free service to disguise your ip address.
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/2275


User Agent Switcher: Provides an easy way, to manipulate the data, that your browser sends to websites to identify himself. Helpful if you want to access special websites that are specially made for certain browsers, like Lynx.
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/59

But be warned: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/01/27/ja ... g-a-n.html :mrgreen:
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Postby buttsie » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:26 am

Flash Block
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433

Long Description

Flashblock is an extension for the Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape browsers that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content.

Flashblock currently blocks the following content types:
* Macromedia Flash
* Macromedia Shockwave
* Macromedia Authorware
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Postby Dazza » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:39 am

I've tried TOR before but it made my connection painfully slow.

PC Format recommended this, but I haven't tried it out yet.
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Postby Kazuya » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:01 pm

Dazza wrote:I've tried TOR before but it made my connection painfully slow.

PC Format recommended this, but I haven't tried it out yet.

I once used an older version. Hotspot shield is faster, but it is also possible to trace your real ip with some extra effort. With TOR, this is virtually impossible.

Hotspot shield always reroutes you over an US Proxy, which can be very useful if you are not a US citizen but want to download or stream content that is blocked to people outside of the US. Like Michael Moores last movie or sites like pandora.com/
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Postby robot » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:16 pm

Dazza wrote:I've tried TOR before but it made my connection painfully slow.

PC Format recommended this, but I haven't tried it out yet.



I really, really wanted this to work for me so that I could use sites like hulu.

But surprise! It doesn't work on 64-bit system. :(
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Postby Herzwerk R.o.D » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:49 pm

robot wrote:
I really, really wanted this to work for me so that I could use sites like hulu.

But surprise! It doesn't work on 64-bit system. :(


Does anything work on 64-bits system?
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Postby robot » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:11 pm

I've never run into anything else that hasn't worked. 64-bit Vista is pretty well supported, I think.
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Postby JenR » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:19 pm

i use the weather one for the status bar.
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Postby buttsie » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:53 pm

IE View 1.4
by Paul Roub

Lets you load pages in IE with a single right-click, or mark certain sites to *always* load in IE. Useful for incompatible pages, or cross-browser testing.
Works with: * Firefox: 2.0 – 3.1b2pre

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/35
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Postby robot » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:38 pm

Filesizer

Filesizer allows you to adjust your browser's dimensions to a specific size. I use it to keep my browser window at 1280x1024 most of the time, because having a fullscreen browser with a large monitor is ridiculous, and I like maintaining a standard size.

If I need something wider I can always just adjust it quickly. I don't think there's much use for it outside of this sort of thing, aside from testing site layouts - and there are better addons for that to begin with.
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Postby Kazuya » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:21 pm

robot wrote:I've never run into anything else that hasn't worked. 64-bit Vista is pretty well supported, I think.

I think it has something to do with the vpn client. 64 bit systems are known to cause problems here. Even Cisco Systems hasn't managed to get a working 64bit version of their vpn client out. :cry:
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Postby buttsie » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:59 pm

heres a disturbing link

it seems firefox isnt as perfect as many would have you believe

the add-ons/extensions cause all sorts of conflicts

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions


To be fair internet explorer is even worse.
So much so someone thinks its EVIL...lol

http://toastytech.com/evil/index.html
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Postby buttsie » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:58 am

Sounds smart..less is always more where software is concerned

I think most of the addons are just froth & bubble
Like the iphone how many would you actually use regularly

useful a to z by use guide to whats available...200 of 5000 anyway

http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-firefox-extension/
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Postby Carlotto » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:29 am

I only use distrust with my firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/1559
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