ffKool

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Name ffKool
User since March 5, 2007
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Xmarks Sync

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the most *AWESOME* Firefox extension ever written!

1) You never have to back up your bookmarks again! Never lose them! Even if you reinstall your browser, just install Foxmarks again after, log into your account, and you can synchronize all your previous bookmarks!

Furthermore, access your bookmarks from any computer!

2) Now that Foxmarks is available for Internet Explorer, you can access your bookmarks anywhere, anytime -- even if you do not have install rights and so can't install Firefox! You can also access your bookmarks by directly logging into the Foxmarks.com website in order to use and edit the bookmarks.

3) If you are a bookmark-a-holic like me, you can SORT your bookmarks into folders you create! Choose where to save them, move them, copy them to multiple folders, etc.

4) Used in conjunction with the Sort Bookmarks Menu extension for Firefox, you can now keep your bookmarks and bookmark folders (even multiple levels) automatically alphabetized. You only have to choose to sort them once, and newly-added bookmarks will automatically be sorted, too!

I have nearly 2,000 bookmarks and I could NOT work as efficiently as I do without Foxmarks! I can easily relocated important information on the Internet anytime, even years later, from any computer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.0). 

Fasterfox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This works great it speeds up an already faster browser by controlling how Firefox uses available processing power to download pages and background links so they will display even faster when you view them.

Sort Bookmarks Menu

Provides ALL the functionality one could as for. And it's SIMPLE! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This works EXACTLY as needed!

After you install this extension, restart Firefox, then go to the "Addons" dialog. Click the "Sort Bookmarks Menu 3.3" extension in the list, and click the "Options" button.

Click "apply to Bookmarks toolbar". (Some people correctly pointed out -- it does not do so by default.)

Now, just click the "Bookmarks" menu in Firefox. RIGHT-click any bookmark or folder, select the "Sort" (NOT the OLD "Sort by) item, and click "Sort by name (auto)" at the top of the sub-menu.

I have almost 2,000 bookmarks in many, many nested folders. THIS EXTENSION CORRECTLY SORTED IT ALL! I checked -- it sorted all folders, bookmarks, subfolders, bookmarks in subfolders, and so on, at all levels.

This extension is AWESOME!!! Thank you!

[Edit:] Yes, if you choose the "(auto)" item, this DOES continue to auto-sort new bookmarks as added.

Thunderbird Biff

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Developer's site states that to install this into TB, you must save it to disk. However, the link just leads back here, and there is no option to download the file directly -- only "Add to Firefox".

Can you give us an updated/correct link please?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.8). 

Restart Firefox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This works perfect...but I cannot believe, now that Firefox 3 is out, that there is STILL *no menu option* in Firefox itself!

We really shouldn't need an extension for this!

That said, thanks to Jed Brown for creating this extension and keeping it up-to-date.

Download Embedded

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It *DOES* work on playlists (for streaming videos) embedded in Flash...

...though that is of limited usefulness.

At least you can open the playlist in Windows Media Player. But there is still no recourse if the streaming video is removed from the website.

mediaDownloader

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The Firefox Addons manager shows it is installed, but no features have been added to Firefox...

...no buttons, no menu items, no context menus, no status bar icons or indicators.

I don't see the "M" in the statusbar like in the picture.

It's like the extension is not even there.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Fox Web Media Player

This extension is a ghost -- nothing is added to Firefox! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The Firefox Addons manager shows the extension was installed. But clicking the "Options" button in Addons just brings up an XML error message.

Furthermore, no menu entries, context menu items, toolbars, buttons, status bar icons, status bar indicators, sidebars, or anything have been added.

It's as though the extension is not even there!

MediaPlayerConnectivity

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Will you PLEASE make this available for *older* versions of Firefox?

I don't want to upgrade to 3.0 -- however, this is the first video downloader I have seen that actually gets *embedded video* used on commercial sites. Please!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

UnPlug

Just WORKS -- for *most* stuff Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension works great, and coordinates well with DownThemAll! After some tweaking of DTA's file filters, I just "CLICK THE FISH" when I want to detect media then click one of the buttons in the resulting page (for example, the DownThemAll! button).

The disappointment is, this does not work with embedded Windows Media, Real Player, and QuickTime files -- which is how most commercial sites post their videos...so once they take them down, you can't watch them anymore!

I wish this extension could analyze the "asx" and "rpm" files to extract or make a link to the actual video!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.06). 

Extended Copy Menu

Great menu extension! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Some of the best Firefox extensions don't get much attention -- they are so simple you only notice them when you need them.

But that's the whole idea!

Some applications (like OpenOffice) automatically keep HTML code of pasted text. And you can't turn it off, because you actually need it for some tasks. Extended Copy Menu to the rescue!

"Copy as plain text" only puts the visible text in the clipboard to begin with, so you don't have to worry about the behavior of the application into which you are pasting!

Use "Copy as HTML" when you actually want to copy a page with the code, perhaps to analyze it without opening a whole new tab, or to easily copy a desired small section without scrolling through long, script-laden source code.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Extended Statusbar

Handy speed guide Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice little extension shows number of images, load size, load speed, and timer for web-page loads.

Takes up a lot of room on your status bar unless you have a wide-screen monitor (thankfully I do).

There are quite a few extensions that put info in my status bar, and they sometimes get in the way of each other, but the way a few of them work makes them behave pretty darn well together.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.8). 

NoScript Security Suite

The most IMPORTANT Firefox extension you need! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension is AWESOME at letting me surf the web being sure scripts aren't running in my browser when I don't want them to.

In addition, the ability to detect potential cross-site scripting attacks is key to security. A lot of people don't understand how these attacks can actually be crafted -- there's more ways to do it than you think. Just read the NoScript homepage after installation if you want a high-level understanding.

This should be a critical tool in every developer's chest as well. Sometimes things detected as potential cross-site scripting attacks are simply bad coding, and though this cannot possibly check the overall security of your scripts, it may turn up a few things.

EVERYONE should have NoScript!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.7). 

DownThemAll!

Works Grrrreat! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've tried a bunch of download extensions, and most of them don't really help you to download much. I now have the combination of DownThemAll!, Fast Video Download, and UnPlug.

With these three tools I can download most things, though it's tricky getting the settings just right. Particularly, I had to play with the file-type filters.

UnPlug and DownThemAll! (aka DTA) work particularly well together. There is some learning curve in knowing *what* button to click in the resulting page after clicking UnPlug.

You might have to reload a page more than once as you play with settings/what to click.

But that is all a side effect the multimedia formats and the way they are put in the web page! This really DOES do what it claims!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Download Statusbar

Wonderful, makes it easy to see download progress! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With this handy tool, you no longer need to block your web-browsing with a dialog in order to view download progress.

I love the ability to customize a Download Complete sound and to color-code the progress bar by download speed.

I'm not quite sure my Anti-virus software is properly integrated though. Don't know if I chose the correct AV executable. I suppose I'll find out if I ever get a virus. But that's nothing to do with this extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6.3). 

Fasterfox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love this extension, but there is one thing that would make me love it more. That is, when you enable "Enhanced prefetching", there should be options to only prefetch links in the same domain or in the same entire domain.

Adblock Plus

It's easy to turn Adblock Plus on/off per page Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just click the stop-sign like icon on your toolbar! Viola!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5.1). 

Fasterfox

Keeps Firefox speedy! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Without addons, Firefox is as fast as Opera at loading and rendering pages. But not being a *part* of the (Win-doze) operating system, Firefox doesn't start up as fast as Internet Explorer.

This extension optimizes the performance of Firefox at loading and rendering, making the startup time irrelevant. It also prevents much slowdown from using multiple extensions, if configured properly.

I discovered Fasterfox at the same time I discovered Tab Mix Plus, and I have never had the TMP "slowdown" people talk about. *Perhaps TMP users should also try this extension with it.*

Mainly, don't use the most intensive setting (very rude to the server you are visiting), increase the cache size, but don't set it really high. If you set it too high, it can actually cause problems.

IE Tab

Absolutely required if you are in college! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you hate Internet Explorer, then you will need this extension to Firefox in order to view IE-only websites that the school requires you to use.

IE Tab would be better if you didn't actually need IE installed -- so that I could throw Windows out with the trash -- but I suppose it would be impossible to mimic IE's rendering engine without reverse-engineering it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3.20070528). 

XML Developer Toolbar

I love this toolbar! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a *critical* tool for website developers, especially if you are learning the picky quirks of XML. It really does help you find mistakes, as well as learn how others are implementing XML.