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! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Jørn Rudolph » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:36 am

Hi there - Good Friday ....

Do you use some useful add-ons in Firefox, that you can recommend ?

I use uBlock Origin = No irritating adds !
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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Moem » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:46 am

I really hope you mean UBlock Origin... I don't want to hear about your organ! :lol:
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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Jørn Rudolph » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:36 am

Ha Ha !

Yes ....
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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:40 am

A difficult question, because it depends from your needs.

So here are some suggestions (to be found at AMO:
No Script - enhances your security
RefControl - enhances your privacy
BetterPrivacy (if you use flash) - enhances your privacy
Classic Theme Restorer - gives you more freedom to set the browser to your liking
Tab Mix Plus - enhances the tab management and more
Search Site - lets you search inside a domain, e.g. you can search with our search engine inside this forum
FireGestures - control the browser with mouse gestures
and many many more ...

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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by jahid » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:56 am

The most useful add-on for me is DownThemAll. I use it to download anything and everything I need.

I use Flash Video Downloader to download flash videos.

FireShot to capture firefox screen.
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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Habitual » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:26 am

Cosmo. wrote:No Script - enhances your security
...
Classic Theme Restorer - gives you more freedom to set the browser to your liking
Tab Mix Plus - enhances the tab management and more
...
Good Stuff.
  • LastPass
  • Reminderfox
  • QuickFox
  • PrintEdit

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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Moem » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:32 am

Habitual wrote:Reminderfox
Oh yes, good one. I use it in SeaMonkey, it's my extended memory, so to speak.
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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Flemur » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:15 pm

I'm experimenting with reverting back to FF 24, and a few minutes ago installed these (older, compatible, versions) add-ons:

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adblock_plus-2.6.5-an+tb+fx+sm.xpi
element_hiding_helper_for_adblock_plus-1.3.2.492-beta-sm+tb+fx.xpi
flashblock-1.5.18-fx.xpi
ghostery-5.4.4-an+sm+fx.xpi
google_search_link_fix-1.4.9-fx+sm.xpi
self_destructing_cookies-0.4.7-pre2-fx+an.xpi
video_downloadhelper-4.9.24-sm+fx.xpi
youtubetm_ratings_preview-3.2.3-fx.xpi
Newer FF versions (>24), each one a little worse then the one before, seem to hang and use CPU for no apparent reason, and the disappearing "search in page" toolbar is irritating. Supposed security risks are not an issue.
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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by phd21 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:16 pm

Hi "Jørn Rudolph"

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

Febe - excellent Firefox backup program
Personas Plus
Tab Mix Plus
Status-4-evar (status bar)
uBlock or uBlock origin
"Smart Https", or "https by default"
"Remove Google Tracking", or search for "do not track" and choose one of those.
Xmarks
Search Site
WiseStamp
pdf download
(*note: if you have "cups-pdf" installed in Linux Mint, then you have this ability already, print to pdf)
Print Friendly PDF
User Agent Overrider
Shortcuts for Google
Add to Amazon wishlist
Mozilla Archive Format 3
Online Convert
Save My Tabs
Passlfox
Saved Password Editor
Google Hangouts (Google Talk Plug-in)
Google Text To Speech (TTS)
Flagfox
EPUBreader

For Linux Mint online Security:
Firejail and Firetools - use easy to install DEB file under heading Debian, Ubuntu, Mint
https://firejail.wordpress.com/download-2/

* How to sandbox Firefox on Linux Mint?
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=202735

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... =+firejail
* For Language Translation:

You can also add to your FireFox browser various translator plug-ins, where you can right click highlighted text, or a webpage, to translate them into various languages, and to hear them as well. Plug-ins: "Translator", "gtranslate", "Translate This", Google's Text To Speech (TTS).

You can use the link below to translate any web page, including forum pages into whatever language you want, just copy and paste the webpage link into the link below. I bookmarked this link.
Tip: only works with "http" not "https", so just remove the "s"

http://itools.com/tool/google-translate ... translator



Hope this helps ...
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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Joss » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:26 pm

It depends on your needs, here are mine:

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This is PaleMoon, with FF proper I'd be using classic theme restorer also

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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by all41 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:28 pm

This is a good read:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... almistakes
especially 3 and 3.1
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Re: ! Useful add-ons in Firefox ?

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:28 pm

all41 wrote:This is a good read:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... almistakes
especially 3 and 3.1
In this point I fully disagree (here only concerning FF).

Of course it is possible to make a browser unusable by installing every extension that exist. AMO lists several thousands of them. It is also possible to bring the OS to break-down by installing everything, what the repositories (only the official) have to offer.

Finding the right way to the useful extensions will bring the power of the browser to his best state. Asking here is definitely a good method to find his own way through the jungle of the existing extensions. Telling something about a christmas tree does not help anybody. How many extension give a christmas tree? The page doesn't say this. If you install the wrong extension, already one can be too much.

I have 34 extensions plus 2 wordbooks installed and firefox is stable as can be since years. IMHO - and I admit, this is a personal point of view - a naked firefox is near to unsuable.
Slowing down because of extensions? Yes, in principle this is right. But what in practical is more important: Fast browsing by the help of powerful extensions, which help me to navigate quicker and to organize my browsing easier. I have several Mint 17 branch virtual machines running, partly they have a copy of my FF-profile from my host, partly they are naked (for reference reasons): I am not able to see a visually recognizable speed difference between the naked and the other profiles.

Fact is, that the facility for customization is the point, where firefox beats any other browser. The extensions are an important part of this facility. Fact is, that without this facility firefox would be a browser in the mass of others. Fact is, that the firefox clone (palemoon) is proud, that the firefox extensions until a certain point also work there. The extensions are an important aspect for the users.

All the extensions I listed (I intentionally only listed those which IMHO are of general interest) belong to the number of 32, which I use since years. I can definitely say, that they work perfectly and do not harm firefox. IMO it would be a "fatal mistake" to miss only one of them. (BetterPrivacy is probably an exception; not because it is bad - it isn't -, but because the time of flash is near the end. Knowing that many users still feel uncomfortable to leave flash I did add it to my list.)

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