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Essential tool for any Firefox install Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I never use Firefox on any computer with out installing NoScript. You can configure it to auto-allow scripts for any web site you visit, while denying 3rd party (usually advertising) scripts. This add-on also helps performance on slower computers or connections, by blocking unneeded scripts and even Flash/Silverlight/Java elements. If you want to load an element using a plug-in, simply click on the NoScript icon inside the web page to temporarily allow.
Important: If you do not like to think about web browsing and want things to "just work", this may not be the add-on for you. It requires that you are somewhat conscious of what you are doing, but the benefits can be worth it.
For the average user, the hardest thing to get used to is how NoScript's menu seems to display script permissions in "reverse". In other words, the icon of an "S" with red slash through it indicates what WILL happen if you select that option. The main icon button, meanwhile, displays the current permission(s) for that site and any 3rd party elements. I have often wished for a toggle feature to reverse the menu icons. :)
For the advanced user, you can explicitly deny all and create a custom "whitelist" of the sites and servers you need access to. To be fair, this method can be challenging to manage and sometimes requires a little deductive sleuthing to determine which 3rd party sites/domains are needed for some of the more script-happy places out there. But you can always quickly select "temporarily allow all (on) this page". NoScript will then delete any "temporary" site permissions when you exit Firefox.
I salute and thank Mr. Maone for this outstanding tool!
TIP #1: Be sure the NoScript icon is on your Navigation Toolbar for quick monitoring and changes.
TIP #2: When you first install NoScript, check the settings for the built-in Whitelist as it includes common sites that you may not require and can remove. FYI: "InformAction" is the developer's workplace.
Essential tab customization tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Essential tab customization, control and workflow utility. One of my favorite features is to customize how tabs appear when refreshed and unread in the background. Really helps me manage the 40-80 tabs I tend to have open.
As a long time user I can say the developer is continually improving and fixing issues as Firefox spits out updates. If you use for a while, it is worth donating. Also be sure to check the dev's support forums for help. Be friendly and constructive.
NOTE: Recent changes to FFx have caused some of TMP's built-in SessionManager features to break. TMP's support team suggest using the stand-alone Session Manager by Morac:
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works with the "don't load tabs until selected" feature and is an essential recovery and research project manager!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.9.1-signed).