Firefox Addons

By Hal Canary, 2007-06-25 09:17:51 (link)
#computers-code

Favorite Firefox Addons:

Go Up

Lets you go "up" a level in the current website via the provided toolbar button, or by pressing Alt+Up arrow. The "up" is determined by trimming the last section of the URL, e.g. example.org/foo/somepage.html becomes example.org/foo/

I don't use this much, but it does come in handy every so often.

Flashblock

Flashblock is an extension for the Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape browsers that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content.

This is a lifesaver. Try moving your mouse cursor over a piece of flash, then hitting the page-down key. Nothing happens, unless the flash is blocked.

MM3-ProxySwitch

In the Firefox Browser (and other Mozilla programs) you can per default configure only the setting for one internet connection. With the MM3-ProxySwitch you can manage different configurations and simply switch over between these.

I use this one on my laptop for managing proxies.

FullerScreen

This extension enhances the Full Screen mode into a really full screen mode, hiding the remaining toolbars and statusbar and making them visible again when the mouse pointer hits an edge of the screen.

It also offers a slideshow mode, enabling @projection CSS rules in a document when full screen mode is turned on. Navigation between slides in implemented in the extension and a slide manager showing thumbnails for the slides is available through shift-F11.

I'm still trying this out, but it seems like a good idea.


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