I’ve got a bunch of Firefox extensions installed so I thought I’d take the old “what’s on your dock” meme and apply it to the browser. So here’s my extension menu:

BugMeNot is the best extension ever. BugMeNot is the best website ever. It gives you passwords to all those “registration required” sites and even fills out the form for you.
All it does is let you subscribe to RSS feeds in Bloglines using Firefox’s RSS button. Simple and effective.
About site
Provides links in the right-click menu to find out more about a site, like who’s linking to it and how much traffic it gets.
Web Developer
The Web Developer toolbar is great for anyone who has to deal with HTML. It’s also handy for finding named anchors in a page or turning POST forms into GETs in case you want to link to something.
Live HTTP Headers
Another geeky extension that lets you see what Firefox and a web server are saying to each other.
Like BugMeNot, an extension that threatens to change the web. It runs little bits of code on pages to make them better, like a bookmarklet that gets clicked for you automatically. They have tons of scripts for tons of sites. Maybe I’ll do another post with my list of Greasemonkey scripts installed.
I don’t have anything against Flash, but Firefox for OS X has a bug that can cause Flash to kill the whole browser. I think they plan to have it fixed for Firefox 1.5. Until then, Flashblock.
Whenever it comes across a raw RSS feed, it styles the page to look something like Safari’s RSS display. Check out the screenshot.
Deepest Sender
For all my LJ drama needs.
I mostly use it to find out if its going to rain tomorrow, but I’m not sure that rain really affects someone like me who is inside so much.
Saves your tabs (history and cookies too) so that if you quit or crash Firefox, it’ll start up exactly where you left off. Note to self: if Flash gets around Flashblock and starts crashing the browser something fierce, copy the URLs from prefs.js (Found via mathowie)
Link Toolbar
Firefox ditched Mozilla’s link toolbar, this puts one in the bottom right corner. Some pages (like this one, for instance) have “next” and “previous” links embedded that can be navigated with this toolbar. (Found via jwz)
Displays image metadata on JPEGs if it’s available. You can find out cool stuff like what camera a person has. (Also via jwz)

I noticed while writing up this post that some of my extensions are out of date, I’m updating them now. If you know of any killer extensions that I’m missing, let me know in the comments.


25 responses to “What’s in your Firefox?”

  1. Spellbound is a pretty hand little extension (currently v0.7.3) that simply adds a right-click (or option+click on a Mac I guess, for you George) menu item in FireFox for spell checking. The menu item opens up a nicely thought-out spell check of your form text. You have all the usual options of skipping, adding words, etc. Great for long, complex posts that I’m prone to writing.

  2. arthur says:

    adblock, no more surfing with annoying flashing ads.
    Can’t live without it.

  3. Scott says:

    I second Adblock, and I would add downTHEMall!, which lets you download all files on a page just by specifying an extension to look for — very useful when browsing pages of mp3 downloads, etc. When you trigger it, it pops up its own progress bar so you can track its progress.

  4. Matthew says:

    The “What’s in your bag” meme that was circulating a while back had me thinking along the same lines.

  5. Jenny J. says:

    Re: ForecastFox
    “I mostly use it to find out if its going to rain tomorrow, but I’m not sure that rain really affects someone like me who is inside so much.”
    Unless you want to know how the weather may affect your commute. =)

  6. Noah Brier says:

    Tried to get this started a while ago. I wish there was some way to link out in the notes in Flickr.

  7. Lifehacker says:

    What’s in your Firefox?

    George Hotelling had a feature a while back asking What’s In Your Firefox?, as a way to share what browser extensions you use and why. Every time I see a roundup like this, I end up finding a new…

  8. don says:

    My Yahoo widget

  9. Abdul says:

    I can’t use Firefox without Hit a Hint.

  10. Amy says:

    I’ve got about 45 extentions loaded. They’re listed here: My Firefox Extentions

  11. Paul says:

    ForecastFox’s new weather radar feature is great down here in Galveston, TX where the T-storms can come up pretty quick. I’m on a bicycle, so I care.

  12. Pandemia says:

    Quali estensioni di Firefox utilizzi?

    Il nuovo meme è sulle estensioni di Firefox. Conoscere quali estensioni usano i tuoi amici può essere utile per conoscerne di nuove ed utili. Non avendo adesso il tempo di elencare le mie, mi limito a citarne una appena trovata,…

  13. Another must-have is the StumbleUpon extension.

  14. Hi, but with all these extension what about performance. I disabled my extensions some weeks ago because I got the feeling that they slow down Firefox. Do you have the same experience? Or is it another thing which slows down Firefox?

  15. Scott Turner says:

    If you’re a GreaseMonkey user, you might want to look at platypus.mozdev.org, which provides a GUI front-end for creating GM scripts.

  16. 7610 says:

    What’s in your firefox?

    Firefox is a great browser, and I have said that multiple times. One of the things that I’ve mentioned is the extension support. Which leads me to a recent meme: What’s in your Firefox? Here is a picture of my…

  17. Justin says:

    Adblocker, ForecastFox, BlogThis, ieView, Copy Plain Text, FoxyTunes, Pix2Fone (not for prOn), SmoothWheel (not really that smooth).

  18. Jim C. says:

    One I really like is Scrollbar Anywhere. Hold down the right mouse key anywhere on the screen, and it’s like you’re clicking on the scrollbar. You can also configure it to drag rather than scroll, which is the way I use it. It’s handy because Firefox uses the mousewheel to close tabs, rather than displaying the little scroll dealie in IE. This is a very good alternative.
    I also have IEview, Popup ALT attribute, Enhanced History Manager, Dictionary Search, Flashblock, and miniT.

  19. I recently compiled a list of Essential Firefox Extensions for first time converts to Firefox.

  20. What’s In Your Firefox?

    I know I’m a little late on the bandwagon for this meme, but better late than never, right?

  21. Josh says:

    I’m raelly late, but I just found your site on StumbleUpon, and thought I’d share one that I use/put together/like 🙂
    Lets you create an ignore list to hide posts by annoying users on just about any phpBB forum.

  22. Screenshots are nice, but why not share a list of your extensions based on what you really have installed at any given time? Learn how at my own Installed Extensions page.

  23. Karl says:

    Linkification, Resize Search Box, Chatzilla, QuickNote (very useful note taking extension w/advanced features), TrashMail (create disposable email addy), StumbleUpon, Hyperwords, Back Is Close (turns the Back button to Close Window in right context menu if no page to go back to), CustomizeGoogle, Well Rounded (rounds the the search and url box), and as just found here, FxIF (nice).

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