View Full Version : Newbie to Firefox. Any suggestions and/or recommendations.
01-19-2011, 02:14 PM
Have been a IE user my whole computing life for no other reason then it was what was installed on my machines. Anyhow, just down loaded the new beta from Firefox and really like it.
Not a huge internet user. Browsing, forum/messageboards, online shopping, you know the basics.
Now as most Firefox users know, it has lots of add-ons to enhance the net process and customize it to your personal preferences. But there is just SO SO much. Can I get some recommendations from users as to what they consider a must have when using Firefox.
01-19-2011, 03:57 PM
KGMe hit the biggies, IMO. But here are some more to consider:
Password Exporter - lets you save all your passwords that Firefox remembers for you to a separate file. Nice so you can back it up and/or import from the file if you lose your Firefox configuration.
User Agent Switcher - if you find a site that won't work with Firefox, use User Agent Switcher to make Firefox lie to the site and pretend to be IE or something else. Doesn't always work, but it often gets around problems with sites that look for specific browsers and behave oddly.
Tor Button - if you use Tor.
Vidalia - if you use Tor.
01-19-2011, 04:30 PM
Incorporated Dictionary and spell checker
01-19-2011, 04:49 PM
here ya go;
anyone here using this add-on ?
The Obama Bundle: Includes embedded scrolling Obama news and an expandable sidebar with video! :banana:
I think Zilver has just displayed justification for "smack this poster" button to sit next to the "thanks" button.
01-19-2011, 07:12 PM
I added some more search engines and a dictionary to the box top right and have found DownloadHelper (http://www.downloadhelper.net/) very useful.
01-19-2011, 07:22 PM
downthemall is another good downloader tool.
01-20-2011, 10:45 AM
Live Gold shows kitco quotes in the statusbar
01-20-2011, 01:30 PM
United States English Spellchecker
Unplug - especially nice if you want to download Youtube videos
Those are the main ones I depend on almost daily.
Keep in mind, the more of these you load when Firefox starts, the longer it will take.
01-20-2011, 06:05 PM
I have been using Firefox forever....but.... I just downloaded Sundial (http://www.sundialbrowser.com/en/) about a month ago and it displays some websites that Firefox has a problem with.
Based on Mozilla "Firefox"
Sundial is based on the original source code of Mozilla's Firefox browser to create a new and unique browser capable of expanding the limits of sites one can visit on the Internet.
The Sundial browser is redefining the boundaries of domain name addressing.
.com and MORE!
The Sundial browser is unique in its ability to support all the well known Top-Level Domains (TLDs) associated with websites using domain name extensions such as (.com , .net , .eu, etc.) as well as new domains such as ".unifiedroot" and others currently coming on-stream.
With Sundial we make the Internet's address book not just bigger... but friendlier too!
New Language Scripts
Sundial supports the use of new Internet addresses in other language scripts such as Chinese, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hindi, etc.
By doing so, Sundial has opened the door to new opportunities on the Internet for communities, countries, and regions all around the world that use non-Latin characters.
Most of the plug-in's mentioned above will also work with Sundial. I do like it better, and I'm a avid Firefox user.
Somehow I forgot "Status 4 Ever".
(On my phone, don't remember exact name/spelling)
If you are on FF 4 and miss the status bar, this is for you. I have no ideas why FF got rid of the status bar. Absolutely retarded move IMO.
01-24-2011, 09:56 AM
Checks for lower prices when you're shopping. Stays hidden until it finds you a better price.
home page: http://www.priceblink.com/
If you like to have a ticker of your stocks appear on your browser.
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