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7 Cool Firefox Add-ons
Date: 27 Mar 2010 / Author: SeanParsons / Views: 31703 / Comments: 7
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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.

XSTICKY
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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.

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FOX SPLITTER

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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

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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

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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 del.icio.us bookmarks or something else.

PERSONAS PLUS

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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: https://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/139796

FOXTAB

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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.

SCREENGRAB

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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

@Bobby,

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 www.privoxy.org 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