10 Addons to Manage Plugins(Explained)

by ChessWriter

9 Add-ons in this Collection

Ghostery by José María Signanini, Brad McDermott

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 1,166 reviews

1,412,400 users

Protect your privacy. See who's tracking your web browsing and block them with Ghostery.
Collector's Note Breaks some pages. You wouldn't notice such a problem unless you are a very very heavy surfer. Even if you do notice a problem, it can easily be disabled from working on that particular website. Many people like the fact thant unlike NoScripts you do not have to change settings for each and every page you visit.

NoScript Security Suite by Giorgio Maone

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 1,490 reviews

2,145,276 users

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 The most powerful addon to manage Javascripts. However, 2-3 years ago Mozilla declared it one of the addons that slow down the startup of Firefox, although it does not affect browsing speed once startup has already occurred. Also conflicts with some other addons and bookmarklets until you change the settings to allow those addons/bookmarklets to work. Recommended for experienced users. If you are inexperienced, just choose Ghostery or QuickJava and roll on.

Flashblock by Philip Chee

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 1,155 reviews

742,087 users

Never be annoyed by a Flash animation again! Blocks Flash so it won't get in your way, but if you want to see it, just click on...
Collector's Note If you do not like to disable Flash plugin but want Flash content to load only when you permit, this is the plugin for you.

QuickJava by Doug G

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 250 reviews

262,333 users

Allows quick enable and disable of Java, Javascript, Cookies, Image Animations, Flash, Silverlight, Images, Stylesheets and Proxy from the Toolbar. This is great for increasing security or decreasing bandwidth.
Collector's Note My personal favourite. Gives you 5 small and beautiful buttons to enable/disable Javascript, Java, Flash, Silverlight and Images on any webpage. If space on the addon bar is no problem for you choose this. Also see my review for Plugins Toggler.

Low Quality Flash by mausmalone

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

54,969 users

Sets Flash objects to "Low Quality" to improve performance on slower platforms (i.e. older computers, netbooks, and Firefox Mobile).

FlashResizer by flasresizerdeveloper

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

12,901 users

Makes Flash Movies/Games Resizable, and other enhancements.
Collector's Note Resize any video or flash game you find on the internet.

Plugins Toggler by Trinh Nguyen

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

3,197 users

Adds a toolbar button to manage installed plugins.

After installation, the button is placed in your Customise Toolbar window (View/Toolbars/Customise...). You need to open this window and drag it to your preferred location in the main toolbar.
Collector's Note Only one button to quickly enable or disable any of your 16-20 plugins. The list of plugins rolls out from the button when you click it and you can then enable or disable any of them as you like. Advantages over QuickJava are 1. Controls all plugins and not just the 5 most important ones 2. Saves space because unlike QuickJava which has 5 buttons, it has only one button.

JSOff by Bowen Li

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

4,451 users

Disable and enable JavaScript using a simple toolbar button.
Collector's Note Turn off Javascript on all pages.

Togglify Add-on Toggler by Kris Maglione

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Experimental

Rated 3 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

28 users

Adds toolbar buttons for each restartless add-on (including user scripts and plugins) to toggle its enabled state.
Collector's Note Gives you buttons to enable or disable each plugin apart from buttons to enable or disable every restartless addon. these buttons can be found in the customise menu and can be added to any existing toolbar or a new toolbar.