Inspired by Martin over at gHacks, here's my list of Firefox browser add-ons that I consider essential:
- Mouse Gestures RedoxNavigate back and forward, close windows, and more with just the mouse. I turn on "mouse trails" to make it easier to see what I'm doing.
- Easy DragToGoDrag a link to open it in a new background or foreground tab.
- Adblock PlusBlocks ads, and is very configurable. Having a little "block" link I can click next to images and flash is extremely handy.
- FirebugIndispensable for web development, especially the ability to edit, "live", any part of a page. Also has some of its own add-ons available.
- SingletonFox, ChromaTabs PlusOK, that's two items at number 5, but I couldn't decide which one was more useful - making sure only a single instance of Firefox is open, or slight tab coloring depending on the site to make for easy identification of tabs.
These are fairly stock-standard add-ons, particularly numbers 1-3 which I've been using in some form or another since 2002 and MyIE. In addition, they're all very unintrusive - between the 6 add-ons, only 1 toolbar button is added (I like to keep my toolbars, menus and status bar lean).
Any browser add-ons that you couldn't live without?
Tags: firefox, browser, addon
posted @ Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:31 PM