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February 23rd, 2005

As promised, a list of my favorite Firefox extensions…

Foxy Tunes – Do you listen to Music while surfing the Web? Now you can control your favorite media player without ever leaving the browser and more… Supports WinAmp, iTunes, foobar2000, Windows Media Player, Musicmatch, Quintessential, J. River, jetAudio, XMPlay, MediaMonkey, Media Player Classic, Sonique, wxMusik, Real Player, XMMS, Noatun, Juk, Amarok, Music Player Daemon, Rhythmbox, and many other players.

Flash Got – Enables Mozilla and Firefox to handle single and massive “all” and “selection” downloads using the most popular external download managers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD. FlashGot offers also a Build Gallery functionality which helps to synthetize full media galleries in one page, from serial contents previously scattered on several pages, for easy and fast “download all” commands.

Disable Targets for Downloads – Prevents sites spawning blank windows when clicking binary downloads, such as PDF files for example.

Map It – Highlight an address and get a map and/or driving directions using your favorite online mapping site.

IE View – Open pages in IE by right-clicking the page in Firefox. Handy for previewing pages in IE, and on those rare occasions when a site demands it.. Punks.

GMail Notifier – Great for us to use while we wait for GMail to come out with RSS for your Inbox items… Coming soon! GMail rocks.

Print It – This extension allows you to use print and print preview for the page you are browsing straight from the context menu.

View Cookies – Adds a tab to the Page Info dialog box, which shows the cookies of the current webpage. For developers, privacy-concious users, and nosey mofos like me.

Cookie Culler – Adds extended features to your cookie manager. Protect and unprotect selected cookies.

Nuke Anything – Adds a “Remove this object” entry to the right-click context menu, which will remove an object from a webpage temporarily. The effects can be undone by reloading the page.

Smooth Wheel – Helps scroll documents smoothly when scrolling with the mouse wheel.

Sort Bookmarks – This handy extension sorts your bookmarks alphabetically.

Dictionary Search – Right click on any selection and look up the word in an online dictionary. Trust me, regardless of how wonderful your vocabulary may be, every once in a while you’ll run across a word you don’t know.

Feed View – Shows newsfeeds and blogs in a more stylish way. Without the extension, Firefox just shows the default XML stylesheet. It also adds the ability to add a Live Bookmark and switch article lengths.

StumbleUpon – Lets you “channelsurf” the best-reviewed sites on the web. A collaborative surfing tool for browsing, reviewing and sharing great sites with like-minded people.

Delicious Delicacies – My favorite extension of all, it restores my favorite cookie placeholder text: “Cookies are delicious delicacies” …Right on!

Entry Filed under: Undercover Geek

7 Comments

  • 1. Keith of R.Electrons  |  February 23rd, 2005 at 7:17 pm

    Wow – that is a great list!
    I’ve got it downloaded – I’ve just been a major sloth at installing it! Soon! And with your fantastic list of extensions, I’ve got a great motivator to do it sooner!

  • 2. Lewis Moten  |  February 23rd, 2005 at 8:57 pm

    Nice. I need to start using a few of these.

  • 3. Jade  |  February 24th, 2005 at 6:41 am

    And who said reading blogs isn’t edumacational! 🙂
    Seriously! The music one, ok that is going to my fave! I didn’t even know that all of these existed, and now I’ve got extensions!
    Does that mean I am a follower????

  • 4. Greg  |  February 24th, 2005 at 6:54 am

    Good list, A. I used most of those already, but had not actually gotten around to trying FlashGot. Seems to work well with SpeedDownload on OS X. Thanks much for that.

  • 5. Pie  |  February 24th, 2005 at 8:53 pm

    I only use two extensions for Firefox – both for TotalFark. Farkit and Farky.

    I just haven’t seen any others I desperately need. Good selection you’ve got there, though.

  • 6. Roman  |  February 25th, 2005 at 9:19 am

    Good one with smooth wheel. I just switched to a Mac, but I’m keeping my wireless Microsoft mouse.

    Scrolling in Firefox was killing me!

  • 7. Master Foley  |  March 2nd, 2005 at 1:46 pm

    very cool



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