This extension does what it says: it blocks ads. However, instead of using a centralized list for blocked content, I choose what to block. I'd prefer not to block any ads at all (as an aspiring web developer I understand the need for ad revenue), but some ads just have to be blocked (speaking smiley's anyone?). I use it especially to block questionable content from some of the sites I frequent (avatars, and half-naked ads).
While I'm sure it's easy enough to find or make a search plugin for firefox, it's a lot easier right-clicking a search box and adding it to the firefox search bar.
These two go hand in hand. Smart bookmarks shows only the favicon for sites on your bookmarks toolbar. Favicon picker allows you to select icons for missing favicons. This clears up a lot of space in my firefox:
(in case you're wondering where my menu-bar went, i use the "Hide MenuBar" Extension, which gets honourable mention.)
A great extension if you often use firefox on more than one computer. I use this so that the bookmarks on my main desktop are always the same as the bookmarks on my media pc located in the living room. Also serves as a good backup if you ever lose all your firefox data.
Just because it's a lot more work to switch between firefox and another ftp program. This one is perfect for web developers.
If you don't trust my selections, check out Lifehacker's top 10 Must-have Firefox extensions.
So after a clean windows install having finished my new computer build, I have finally fixed up my firefox with 3 key tweaks.
Top 3 about:config tweaks:
Just type "about:config" in the address bar in firefox to see all the possible tweaks in firefox.
- browser.search.openintab: set to true if you'd like the search box to open a new tab whenever you use it. (this is probably my favourite tweak.) This lets you search stuff that's open in your current tab without leaving the page.
- network.http.pipelining: set to true if you'd like to use firefox's ability to send out multiple data requests (and speed up your browsing). You can go further by changing the pipelining.maxrequests to a larger number (though this might put a bit more strain on websites...)
- browser.startup.page: set to 3 and whenever firefox opens, it goes straight to whatever site was open when you closed it. This is great whenever you accidentally close firefox. It would also let you disable firefox's warning when you try to exit with tabs open (set browser.tabs.warnOnClose to false)