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A simple collection of tools, ranging from the classic favorites to some of the newer but extremely useful addons, designed to make your browsing experience awesome.
11 Add-ons in this Collection
Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more.
Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable).
Collector's Note Ever since I started using this add-on, I feel vulnerable when browsing without it. Ads are getting really weird nowadays...
Firebug by Joe Hewitt, Jan Odvarko, others
Collector's Note This is a very powerful tool when used with the proper swarm. Personally, I use EventBug, FireBug, and FireDiff as my swarm. Others may want to use different tools. Either way, this thing is extremely powerful and customizable.
DownThemAll! by Nils Maier, Federico Parodi, others
The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!
Collector's Note This thing gives you total control over your downloads. It includes checksum verification features for those sites that actually provide one for their files. It has the dTA One-Click feature so you can set a folder you always download to, then download items in very little time. Then there's the customization of active downloads, file segments, and concurrent server connections. When used properly, you can get some extreme download speeds.
The best security you can get in a web browser!
Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.
Collector's Note This add-on is the shield of your operations of sorts. You control which scripts run and which scripts do not, for each webpage that you visit. This is very useful for avoiding malicious scripts or for when you don't like being tracked.
Find out which websites you can trust. WOT adds intuitive traffic light-style icons next to search results and URLs so you can decide whether to visit a site:
• Green – The site is trusted
• Yellow – Be cautious
• Red – Online threats detected
Collector's Note I like this one. It gives me a fairly good idea of whether I can trust a site. I've worked quite extensively with the add-on. I can legitimately say that the system they use is a good one. I've watched how the rating system works, and I participate in the user community there.
Fight the text ads! Element Hiding Helper is a companion extension for Adblock Plus meant to make creating element hiding rules easier.
Collector's Note Gives you somewhat greater control when using Adblock Plus.
FoxyProxy Standard by Eric H. Jung, groeg, others
FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox's limited proxying capabilities. For a simpler tool and less advanced configuration options, please use FoxyProxy Basic.
Collector's Note I think the add-on's reputation should speak for itself.
Collector's Note There are times when I like to know what is running on a site I'm visiting. That's when I use this tool.
Make the resources behind container pages easily downloadable by DownThemAll!
Collector's Note Adds some extra features to DownThemAll. This helps you get around some of the annoying things put up to prevent right-click downloads.
Shows source comments for advanced application preferences in about:config
Collector's Note For those of you daring enough to modify the about:config settings (LOG EVERYTHING YOU DO - I HAVE LEARNED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE). This gives you some basic descriptions of some of the settings in the about:config page. While not always the most useful, I'm now shooting in a semi-lit room rather than in the dark.
Copies the HTML source for an image to the clipboard.
Collector's Note This is one of the little guys with huge potential. It adds an item to the context menu (right-click) for images, which copies the HTML source for the image. Perfect for grabbing the image reference and alt text from xkcd.com
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