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7 Cool Firefox Add-ons
Date: 27 Mar 2010 / Author: SeanParsons / Views: 31715 / Comments: 7

One of the coolest things about Firefox is its extensibility. Everyone has their collection of favorite Firefox add-ons and I thought I would share mine. Some provide improved organization, some have a certain "WOW!" factor, and others just look pretty.

After you check out my list, I would also like to know which ones you use the most.


With Xsticky you can easily create simple sticky-notes on every web page. They're great for jotting notes that relate to specific web pages. In the above image I'm reminding my self about some articles I need to work on. In the image below I'm using it as a note for the things I want to demonstrate to my student about how to use the Electronic Orange Book.




Fox Splitter splits the content area of the browser window as you like. I find it useful when I do on-line exams that way I can look at the article the exam is based on while answering questions. This was one of Konqueror's features that I was sorely missing till I came across this plug-in.



CoolPreviews allows you to preview links and images without leaving your current page or tab. Just mouseover any link, and a separate preview window appears to show you the content. You can even click on links in your new preview window.



LinkChecker check the validity of links on any web page. This is especially useful if you have a list of Links that you want to double check whether it's your bookmarks or something else.



Personas Plus provides easy-to-install "skins" for Firefox. Choose from over 60,000 cool designs, including art from Harry Potter, Bob Marley, or The Linux Box. You can check out my Persona here:



FoxTab brings innovative 3D functionality to Firefox. Not only does this add-on have a certain whiz-bang factor, but it really does provide a useful way to scroll through your tabs when you have a lot of tabs open.


WARNING: If you click to see the full sized version, it is a very large image.

Screengrab will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, a particular frame... basically it saves web pages as images - either to a file, or to the clipboard. It captures Flash too!

Feel free to comment below about either these add-ons or your own favorites below.


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Comments: 7

1. | 30 Mar 2010 - 05:54

Good list! I was searching for the functionality of three of these. Nice to find it all in one place.

2. | 30 Mar 2010 - 06:58

I mostly use Tabscope, Adblock and FlashGot. I just added CoolPreviews and Foxtab to the list.

3. SeanParsons | 30 Mar 2010 - 07:57


FlashGot looks pretty cool, I'll have to play with it later and decide if it's going to become an add-on I keep on all my desktops.

4. | 30 Mar 2010 - 08:37

I just tried CoolPreviews. It's the coolest thing that I ever saw in a browser. Thanks for the tips :)

5. dielec | 30 Mar 2010 - 14:09

combine Prefbar with and the net will never be the same again ;-)

6. scarface | 31 Mar 2010 - 02:56

sorry but i have to ask the inevitable question. does anyone know what firefox theme/persona is being used in the screenshots?

7. scarface | 31 Mar 2010 - 02:58

apologies, i worked it out. :S