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signmeuptoo
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[FireFox] What 7 addons do you think are essential?

Besides noscript, what addons for the current FF offering do you consider essential, I am trying to decide on them.

I have a brand new Windows 8 Laptop that I am still setting up, it will be used for college (hopefully). Any recommendations along those lines?

Study will be computer science.

I haven't installed many addons for a few years, so I don't know what is good and helpful these days...
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NotTheMama
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Saved Password Editor, DOM Inspector & Stylish (I customize a lot), and DownThemAll! (never download w/o it); another dozen or so are useful, but not "essential", for me.

You can spend days going through AMO and trying out bunches of add-ons--and you should. I'd also suggest getting familiar with PortableApps.com, esp. Firefox Portable; it's rather useful being able to run several different instances of Firefox at the same time.
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Mele20
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Ghostery, GoogleSharing, Session Manager and some type of tab management...I use Piro's extensions...Tree Style Tabs, Informational Tabs, Multiple Tab Handler, etc.
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timcuth
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HTTPS-Everywhere



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1A.) Adblock plus ""1.3.10" (2.0 & higher allows acceptable ads)
1B.) Elemental Helper for Adblock plus
2.) Vacuum Places Improved
3.) Hide Caption Titlebar Plus
4.) Old Google Image Search Beta4.Rev53
5.) Ghostery
6.) Stylish
A.) Firefox Remove Identity Box
B.) Remove Stat Button FF3
c.) Remove Locationbar Dropdown Arow
D.) Disable Adwords
E.) Google-Remove Text ads and Sponsored Sinks
F.) Remove Left SideBar for any country (only needed if you use
Google Monkey R GreaseMonkey Userscript)
7.) DoNotTrackMe
8.) google-no-tracking-url
9.) Privacychoice TrackerBlocker
10.) Search engine security
11.) is it Compatible
12.) Skip Feedsportal
13.) Tiny Menu
14.) remove it permanently
15.) GreaseMonkey
a.) Ads Remover for Google/AdSense 0.1
B.) Ad Remover for Google Adsense Hacked w/New Google Code 0.1
C.) Ads Skipper
D.) Block/Hide Ads & shopping Results on Google SERPs
E.) Contextual AdBlock
F.) CPAlead & LeadBolt Remover
G.) Disable Text Ads
H.) ""Google Ad Remover 1.2""
I.) Google Adsense Remover and Sponsored Links Removal Script
J.) Google Remove Junk
K.) Google Remove Redirection
L.) google Sponsored Links Remover
M.) Google Tracking-B-Gone
N.) Google MonkeyR
O.) googleprivacy
P.) Iframe Killer
R.) Linkify Plus
S.) New Google-AdBlock
T.) NopicAds
u.) Remove all Facebook Ads
v.) Remove Facebook Right-Column
w.) Remove Google Redirection
x.) Remove Google search Ads
Y.) Remove Google Sponsored Links
Z.) Remove Google URL Redirect
AA.) Remove Inline Google Ads
BB.) Remove Top sponsored Ads from Google
CC.) Strip google Redirect links
DD.) SO sponsored Tag Advertisements
EE.) TS Google Ads and Tracker Removal
FF.) Yahoo Click-Tracking disabler
GG.) Yahoo link Tracking Remover New
HH.) Yahoo Search Tracking Clean Dirtyhref
II.) Skip Feedsportal Countdown



ZZZZZZZ
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Ghostery

Adblock +

Secure login

Febe [backups]

Wot

I run around 30 extensions and need them all. lol
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MarkAW
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Pick and choose your 7 favorites:

»Essential Addons 2013 (Firefox, Aurora, Nightly, ESR)
[FireFox] Essential Firefox Addons 2010)


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ZZZZZZZ
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WTH is duckduckgo?



chachazz
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"No Tracking" Search Engine
»duckduckgo.com/



NotTheMama
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Are you feelin' ...ducky? (or, maybe Google isn't really your friend)


Mele20
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duckduckgo is a crap search engine. Just use Googlesharing extension and then you have NO tracking AND have Google searches (https).

»www.googlesharing.net/googlesharing/

»addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox···/?src=ss
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chrisretusn
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What seven add-ons do I think are essential?

That is a tough one. I have 87 Extensions and 5 Plugins. For daily use my top seven would be:

- BBCodeXtra
Adds BBCode/HTML/XHTML and custom tags commands to the context menu
- CoLT
Makes it easy to copy link text and locations.
- KOLOBOK Smiles
Be with KOLOBOK smiles in any forum and blog!
- Lazarus: Form Recovery
Recover lost forms with a single click
- Print Edit
Print preview with integrated edit capability.
- Stay-Open Menu
Facilitates opening multiple items from the Bookmarks Menu and various other bookmark/history related dropdown menus.
- Tab Mix Plus
Tab browsing with an added boost.

Of course I need all of my extensions. So I consider them all essential.
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nonymous
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For the profile I use for classes the setup is almost stock everything. Now of course there are a ton of programs over the years for classes.
Thing is putting on a bunch of addons to browsers or antiviruses for the computer or extra firewalls can turn icky.
Lots of classes have VPN, ssh, etc. Some use browsers for many things. Adding a whole bunch of extras may break something a class requires you to do . Then figuring out which addon is responsible can be a headache.
Why I run the university profile almost stock.



jap
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Privacy/Security:
BetterPrivacy (LSO manager)
HTTPS-Everywhere
Adblock Plus
Ghostery

Stability:
Session Manager

Function:
DownThemAll!
DownloadHelper
Mozilla Archive Format (I default to MHTML)

... and others that feel less than necessary.



kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to Mele20

said by Mele20:

duckduckgo is a crap search engine. Just use Googlesharing extension and then you have NO tracking AND have Google searches (https).

»www.googlesharing.net/googlesharing/

»addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox···/?src=ss

Seems like Abine had abandoned GoogleSharing to strictly focus on DoNotTrackMe/DeleteMe/MaskMe. Would explain why it hasn't been updated in over a year and a half.

Mele20
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Yeah, I have wondered about that. I have tried DoNotTrackMe and I didn't like it. I far prefer Ghostery. But I LOVE GoogleSharing. I would pay for it and I would pay for Ghostery but not DoNotTrackMe.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson



chrisretusn
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I prefer Ghostery over DoNotTrackMe as well. That said I do not use either one now. I have never heard of GoogleSharing until this thread, but I personally do not trust Abine. They pimp DoNotTrackMe like a snake oil sales man.
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chachazz
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said by kickass69:

said by Mele20:

duckduckgo is a crap search engine. Just use Googlesharing extension and then you have NO tracking AND have Google searches (https).

»www.googlesharing.net/googlesharing/

»addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox···/?src=ss

Seems like Abine had abandoned GoogleSharing to strictly focus on DoNotTrackMe/DeleteMe/MaskMe. Would explain why it hasn't been updated in over a year and a half.

Still using it; still seems to be working working on Firefox 19, 20, 21, 22 and is still available at Firefox Add-ons:
»addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox···c=search

andyross
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One I haven't seen mentioned is FlagFox. It displays the flag of the country that the IP address is (supposedly) tied to in the address bar. Can be useful.

I also like Status-4-Evar, which displays an FF4-style status bar at the bottom that shows what is being accessed when loading a page.


Mele20
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I tried to use Abine's chat last night to ask them about their intentions regarding GoogleSharing. Chat was closed. So, I sent them an email. I'll post any reply here.

I have found, since the first of the year, that I almost never encounter a popup from GoogleSharing saying that no proxy servers are available and it is turning off GooglerSharing temporarily. I used to get that a lot in the evenings. So, seems to me Abine is improving it.

I just wish Abine would make GoogleSharing available for SeaMonkey.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson



kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to chachazz

Apparently I was misinformed.

»addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox···/427598/

"Googlesharing Support

by Abine, Inc., the online privacy company (Developer) on February 4, 2013 · permalink

Hi Atomizer,
We're continuing to support Googlesharing and maintain its original proxy server written by Moxie M. We are also going to re-write the server and improve the service. The exact timing of this is still a TBD. Please contact us by email if you want to a) help out or b) want further information.

thanks!"



chachazz
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That's good news!
Thanks for your efforts Mele20 See Profile and kickass69 See Profile.