Oracle Labs by Yuri Khazin, Oracle DBA

May 2, 2011

My favorite Firefox add-ons

Filed under: Browsers — oraclelabs @ 13:24

Let me share some helpful information with you. Something collected and tested over a few years…

Any Key – type in any language   Yes, it is a phonetic transliteration

Transliterator – Similar to Any Key (may work in versions where Any Key does not)

WOT – Web Of Trust – Alerts you about dangerous links

WOT is an absolute MUST for anyone browsing the net. There is an uncountable number of evil sites on the net. Just skip “c” in “oracle” and watch what happens. I promise, you will be totally shocked when you see what kind of sites Google search brings you even in a sponsored section and how much malware you can get from an “innocent” web page.

“No color”. Remove colors and background images from the page in one click.

This one is experimental but I love it. It has one drawback – its effect is global, i.e. affects all tabs at once. Firefox and Opera have an option not to load images but this extension does it better.

Adblock – life saver !!! – Removes almost all advertisement

I am using Adblock for a long time and forgetting what a messy place the internet is. Only when I am forced to use IE it reminds me how lucky we are with Firefox.

Download Statusbar A very convenient thing for occasional downloads (replaces Firefox built-in, which is quite sloppy).

DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager  This one is for massive queued downloads.

Flashblock. Never be annoyed by a Flash animation again! Another great thing, saves time and nerves.

QuickProxy switch turns on/off your internet proxy configuration. May come handy if you work from home using VPN.

NoSquint   NoSquint allows you to adjust the text-only and full-page (both text and images) zoom levels as well as color settings both globally (for all sites) and per site.

And finally:

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) lets you backup and restore all your installed plug-ins. Yes, even in a fresh  Firefox installation you can restore all you plug ins in a few seconds.

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