The Best Firefox Add-ons

I can’t use any other browser no matter how fast or cool because I’ve gotten so used to add-ons for firefox!

Here are mine, and in case you’re wondering, I have all these currently installed (Mac OS, is my current OS of choice) and Firefox runs at nearly the same speed as no add-ons:

——— These are INDISPENSIBLE: ———

DownloadStatusbar:  Simply a much better download manager.
http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/

FlashBlock:  Replaces flash objects with a play button (‘>’) you must click before you can see it. Purpose is to lessen the amount of distracting things shown on most webpages.  You can add any website to a whitelist.
http://flashblock.mozdev.org/

NoScript:  Extra protection! You must explicitly opt-in to any javascript or java (and other plugins) for every website (permanently or for just this session). You can add any website to a whitelist.
http://noscript.net/

Tab Mix Plus:  Lots of fantastic tweaks for tabbed browsing.
http://tmp.garyr.net/  lastest (beta) versions here:
http://tmp.garyr.net/dev-builds/

Nuke Anything Enhanced:  Allows you to select any object (e.g. text, image) in a webpage and choose to remove it or remove everything else (can bring everything back with a simple page refresh).  Fantastic uses:  delete an annoying animated gif!, or clean up a page before printing!
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/951

——— Adds lots of convienience: ———

MouseGestures:  Use your mouse for navigation. For example, holding the right mouse button while clicking the left, takes you back a page.
http://www.mousegestures.org/

LinkAlert:  Changes the cursor to indicate the target of a link (e.g. shows a small pdf image if it links to a pdf)
http://linkalert.googlepages.com/

ForecastFox: Displays the current weather (including radar/satellite) and forecast info constantly in your toolbar or statusbar. Nicely configurable.  Sure nice to have in a place where it actually rains!
http://users.rcn.com/shoofy/forecastfox_enhanced/

Fire.fm:  Brings last.fm audio streaming (free) to your browser with a handy small controller!!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/firefm/

Mac PDF: (Mac only) displays pdf documents in their own tab (instead of launching Mac’s built-in “Preview”)
http://code.google.com/p/firefox-mac-pdf/

GMarks:  Allows you to have access to your Google Bookmarks everywhere and easily.  I’m still getting use to this as I’m not a very organized bookmarker.  What’s cool about this is that you can search for text within the entire webpage of any bookmark you have – pretty powerful that is!
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2888   see also
http://www.google.com/bookmarks/

BugMeNot:  Allows anonymous logins to those annoying “free” websites (e.g. NY Times)
http://erichamiter.com/firefox/bugmenot/

——— KEY Webpage Development or Tweaking or Investigating Tools: ———

Firebug: Tons of tools; can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page!
http://getfirebug.com/

Web Developer Toolbar:  Big and extremely helpful set of tools for messing with webpages.
http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

TamperData:   View and modify HTTP/HTTPS headers, etc.
http://tamperdata.mozdev.org/

——— Some ‘niceties’ provided by lifehacker.com: ———
All these allow small tweaks to the way their respective websites are displayed:

better-youtube:
http://lifehacker.com/software/exclusive-lifehacker-download/better-youtube-firefox-extension-319925.php

better-google-reader:
http://lifehacker.com/software/exclusive-lifehacker-download/trick-out-google-reader-with-better-greader-262020.php

better gmail:
http://lifehacker.com/software/exclusive-lifehacker-download/better-gmail-2-firefox-extension-for-new-gmail-320618.php

better gcal:
http://lifehacker.com/software/exclusive-lifehacker-download/enhance-google-calendar-with-the-better-gcal-firefox-extension-260074.php

better amazon:
http://lifehacker.com/397946/better-amazon-firefox-extension-upgrades-amazoncom

——— Deactivated mine, but you may want to check out: ———

LiveHTTPHeaders: View HTTP headers of a page while browsing.
http://livehttpheaders.mozdev.org/

Nightly Tester Tools:  You’ll need this to allow add-ons to work if you’re using a beta version (i.e. Minefield) of Firefox.
http://www.oxymoronical.com/web/firefox/nightly

Google Pagerank Status:  Display the google pagerank for the currently viewed page. (VERY unfortunately, this add-on is not kept current)
http://www.tapouillo.com/firefox_extension/

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