Firefox extensions that I use

Posted on June 17th, 2005 by

I am about to switch to a new machine and am working on consolidating all of my data that I need to move. So I got to thinking that it would be nice to have a list of all the Firefox extensions that I use to help me with the switch. Then I was thinking that it might be a good reference for other people. So here it is, my list of Firefox extensions:

  • Adblock – filters ads from web-pages
  • Tabbrowser Preferences – enhances control over some aspects of tabbed browsing
  • Mouse Gestures – allows you to execute common commands using mouse gestures
  • Web Developer – adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools
  • Foxylicious – integrates your bookmarks into your Firefox bookmarks
  • SmoothWheel – scrolls the document smoothly when scrolling the mouse wheel
  • miniT – adds a few tab related functions
  • Greasemonkey – a user script manager
  • Feed Your Reader – lets external applications and web based aggregators use RSS auto-discovery


  1. Ryan Rud says:

    Don’t forget these:

    Media Player Connectivity – Sometimes works… identifies media links in embedded flash media so you can view it another program or save it
    G-Mail Notifier – Notifies you when you have new g-mail

  2. Joe Lencioni says:

    For my Gmail, I just use the Gmail notifier that Google offers. Although it is a separate program, you don’t need to be running Firefox to have it notify you. Does the extension offer any advantages other than not being a separate program and cross-platform?

  3. Ryan Rud says:


  4. Ryan Rud says:

    View Rendered Source – This is pretty sweet. It’s basically just a souped up version of Firefox’s view source. It seems like it’d be easier to spot div problems this way.

  5. […] discovered a small bug in our old regular expression for checking valid e-mail addresses. When a user tried to use an address with capital letters on a form, it failed to match the regular […]