WARNING: geeky entry ahead. i need to write a few here and there to keep my geek-in-a-closet card, ya know?
i recently had to reinstall firefox on my laptop and with that came all of the extensions that i had grown accustomed to using.
in no particular order, but still what i would consider my essential list of extensions:
Web Developer – i don’t know if this comes with firefox or not, but i cannot imagine using firefox without it. i probably use the resize option the most.
User Agent Switcher – as a developer, having to fake different browsers (especially mobile devices) is just amazing. i love it.
Auto Copy – this automatically copies into your clipboard anything that you highlight. very useful. once i was using firefox without it and i couldn’t figure out what i couldn’t cut and paste what i wanted. i repeated highlighting, alt-tabbing to a notepad and pasting, but getting something totally different. i must have done that three times before i realized i didn’t have this extension installed.
SessionSaver – this is the coolest extension i’ve seen in a long while. it basically remembers what windows you had opened when you last closed firefox and reloads those pages. very handy for when you accidentally close a browser.
Linkification – i don’t even notice anymore if people have webified URLs because this does it for you. it’s pretty handy and neat.
CustomizeGoogle – this cleans up google. removes ads and just makes for a better google experience. also uses google suggest, which i love.
Tabbrowser Preferences – i always install this, i don’t remember why, but i know i need it. some kind of tab preference change that i need to make.
PDF Download – ever hate how slow it is to fire up the integrated adobe reader in your browser? ever want to download the PDF without having to right click and save as? this extension gives you the option to download or view the PDF link. really nice.