Technical Tips : Useful Firefox Extensions

Make your Firefox browsing easier.

  • Googlebar : Google toolbar for Firefox, with many of the features of the IE version. Major new release.
  • Ad Block - blocks banner advertisements.
  • Add Bookmark Here : A convenient way to add bookmarks.
  • Auto Copy : Select text and it's automaticaly copied to the clipboard.
  • Bookmark All : Bookmark all opening tabs quickly.
  • Bookmarks Synchronizer : Bookmarks Synchronizer is a Mozilla Firefox extension that let you connect to an FTP/WebDAV server and synchronize your bookmarks that are stored in an XML file.
  • Download Manager Tweak : A modification of the Firefox download manager that changes its appearance and allows it to be opened in a separate window, a new tab, or the sidebar.
  • Flat Bookmark Editing - Edit bookmarks in the bookmark manager, without opening the properties window.
  • Favorites Converter (export) : From Bookmarks To Favorites.
  • Linky - Linky will increase your power to handle links. Open/download/validate links and pictures in tabs or windows.
  • Magpie - Magpie is a set of tools that makes saving media from web pages easier - you can save all media of a specific type linked from a web page, save all tabs following the current tab, etc to time stamped folders.
  • Open link in... - Adds context menu items for opening links and images in a new background tab (or foreground tab if your tabs normally open in the background), in a new background or foreground window, and in the current tab. Includes an option to gather menu items into a submenu.
  • OpenBook - This extension allows for customization of the Add Bookmark dialog. The bookmarks tree can be automatically opened and elements can be hidden. The entire dialog can even be bypassed.
  • PDF Download - Allows to choose whether you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML) or you want to download it!
  • Scribe - Adds Word Processor like functionality to web forms, including opening and saving form entries as files.
  • Search Keys - Search Keys lets you go to search results by pressing the number of the search result instead of clicking. For example, pressing 1 takes you to the first result. Hold Alt (Windows/Mac) or Ctrl (Linux) to open results in new tabs, or Shift to open results in new windows.
  • SessionSaver - SessionSaver restores your browser -exactly- as you left it, every startup, every time. Not even a crash will phase it. Windows, tabs, even things you were typing -- they're all saved.
  • Sort Bookmarks - This extension sorts your bookmarks alphabetically.
  • SyncMarks - Synchronizes your bookmarks with various targets, including HTML, XML, and the Favorites directory.
  • Tabbrowser Preferences - Enables enhanced control for some aspects of tabbed browsing.
  • BetterSearch - An extension for Firefox which enhances Google (all international flavours, too), MSN Search, Yahoo Search, A9,, AllTheWeb, bookmarks and by adding previews (thumbnails) and Amazon product images and info (type, price, rating) as well as "Open in New Window", "Site Info", "Wayback Machine" links and a Quick Preview feature to the search results.
  • BlogThis - The "There's more than 26 letters?" version, where I realize that I'm not properly escaping things to make the trip to Blogger.

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