Microsoft guy talking about Firefox extensions? Huh?

Yesterday at Northern Voice we had a panel discussion called “geeking out.” My part of the panel was spent talking about Firefox extensions. Here’s an audio recording that Kevin Marks did. Huh? Hey, I’m interested in the topic and wanna know which Firefox extensions people find useful. Face-to-face with 100+ geeks you learn a lot that you can’t learn by reading random blogs. Mack Male took notes. “some of which include: Session Saver, Fangs, PDF Download, Download Status, Signature, Fasterfox, Web Developer, Firebug, etc.”
My favorites? Greasemonkey (lets you add all sorts of new behaviors, required for the cocomment greasemonkey script), IE Tab (lets you put IE inside Firefox), Performancing (lets you blog pages you visit), and Del.icio.us (lets you tag your pages and add them to Del.icio.us)

What are your favorite Firefox extensions? Here’s a list of the most popular ones.

64 thoughts on “Microsoft guy talking about Firefox extensions? Huh?

  1. My choices of Firefox extensions are listed on my website. One extension not mentioned previously is Cutomize Google which is very useful in avoiding “spammy websites” or other sites you want to avoid. I imagine that of almost equal importance would be types of unnecessary extensions that I would not install like search box resizer better done through other means. Also the Key Word Search and bookmarklets should always also be considered along with extensions.

  2. My choices of Firefox extensions are listed on my website. One extension not mentioned previously is Cutomize Google which is very useful in avoiding “spammy websites” or other sites you want to avoid. I imagine that of almost equal importance would be types of unnecessary extensions that I would not install like search box resizer better done through other means. Also the Key Word Search and bookmarklets should always also be considered along with extensions.

  3. Tab Mix Plus — many options for tab behavior
    (should be included by default, but set to match defaults)

    Adblock Plus — adds whitelisting

    IE Tab — already mentioned

    Configuration Mania

    Theme: “Mostly Crystal” (with some userchrome options applied, such as rounded address bar, native tabs, circular throbber [I want to use penguin icon only on Linux])

  4. Tab Mix Plus — many options for tab behavior
    (should be included by default, but set to match defaults)

    Adblock Plus — adds whitelisting

    IE Tab — already mentioned

    Configuration Mania

    Theme: “Mostly Crystal” (with some userchrome options applied, such as rounded address bar, native tabs, circular throbber [I want to use penguin icon only on Linux])

  5. abcTajpu (lets you easily enter accented characters)

    Nuke Image – lets you easily remove images from a web page (and prints that way!); stays gone until you reload the page

    MeasureIt – great for web developers; lets you measure the pixel widths of things on the page

    Resize Search Box – because even FF developers are bad at UI; this should SO be built-in to FF.

    Tab Mix Plus – best tab-handling extension out there.

    FlashBlock – not what I want, but pretty close. I’d like the ability to remove already-loaded Flash animations. Any out there that do that?

  6. abcTajpu (lets you easily enter accented characters)

    Nuke Image – lets you easily remove images from a web page (and prints that way!); stays gone until you reload the page

    MeasureIt – great for web developers; lets you measure the pixel widths of things on the page

    Resize Search Box – because even FF developers are bad at UI; this should SO be built-in to FF.

    Tab Mix Plus – best tab-handling extension out there.

    FlashBlock – not what I want, but pretty close. I’d like the ability to remove already-loaded Flash animations. Any out there that do that?

  7. Favorite firefox extensions:

    smoothwheel
    sage
    adblock
    flashblock

    I can’t believe junk like “IE Tab” is on the list (only a list Microsoft could make LOL) while adblockers are not.

  8. Favorite firefox extensions:

    smoothwheel
    sage
    adblock
    flashblock

    I can’t believe junk like “IE Tab” is on the list (only a list Microsoft could make LOL) while adblockers are not.

  9. Anona: IE 7 won’t have this functionality. Which is why I’m using Firefox more and more. I, and others, are pitching more extensibility for IE 8, though. We’ll see how that goes.

  10. Anona: IE 7 won’t have this functionality. Which is why I’m using Firefox more and more. I, and others, are pitching more extensibility for IE 8, though. We’ll see how that goes.

  11. print: why don’t I exclusively use IE 7? Maybe because it’s in beta? Maybe because Firefox extensions do some stuff that isn’t available in IE 7? Maybe because I want to keep up to date on what a competitor is doing?

  12. print: why don’t I exclusively use IE 7? Maybe because it’s in beta? Maybe because Firefox extensions do some stuff that isn’t available in IE 7? Maybe because I want to keep up to date on what a competitor is doing?

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