Firefox Add-ons

I am confident that ever linux user knows about them but that won’t stop me from showing what Add-ons I have installed. It might actually be usefull to someone.

1. Adblock Plus

The name says it all: it blocks ads.
I couldn’t live without it anymore.

2. Download Statusbar

This replaces the annoying firefox download pop-up window with a nice status bar at the bottom of the screen.

3. Web Developer

If you know/are intrested on how website work you need this. It lets you see everything about the website you are visiting. And besides that lets you disable most of those things too.

4. Cooliris Preview

This is just a nice little feature that lets you see what page is after a link.


5. PDF download

Gives you to option to open the pdf, open it as html, bypass the pdf and some more.

6. ReminderFox

I hate calendar applications (who really needs all those choices for something that simple as a reminder?) so this basic reminder add-on is good enough for me.

7. FoxyTunes

This little add-on wonder lets you skip, pause, play, … your songs from your playlist. This is quite handy since it means less work for the user. It works with these players:

Supports WinAmp, iTunes, Yahoo Music Engine, Pandora, foobar2000, Windows Media Player, Xbox Media Center, Musicmatch, Quintessential, J. River, jetAudio, XMPlay, MediaMonkey, Media Player Classic, Sonique, wxMusik, Real Player, XMMS, Noatun, Juk, Amarok, Music Player Daemon, Rhythmbox and many other players.

Since rythmbox, amarok and XMMS are covered that means 99% of the linux users are too.

8. FireFTP

A full-blown ftp client. I use it all the time and it’s GREAT!


9. PHProxy – Inbasic

Lets you open links using a proxy server.

10. DownloadThemALL!

A download manager.
It’s great for downloading multiple images and small files.
Don’t use it for big files! It tends to give errors on big files and resuming a big download doesn’t always work (thats in 90% of the cases).



Note: I’m ashamed to admit the apple logo is on my screenshots. While testing the leopard transformation pack I replaced the ubuntu logo to the apple logo. I haven’t found time to replace it (it’s not as easy as one might think).  It won’t happen again!

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