Make the Most of Firefox

Making the Most of Firefox

Firefox is the best web browser, and it has so many addons, whatever you want, you can always find the right firefox plugins to do it for you.

Firefox shortcut keys

Shortcut Keys

Description

CTRL + L,Alt+D

Address bar focus

Ctrl++

Zoom In

Ctrl+-

Zoom Out

Ctrl+0

Restore text size

Ctrl+[1-8]

Switch to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. tab

Alt+←,Backspace

Back

Alt+→

Forward

MiddleClick

Middle-clicking a tab will close it, even if it's not the active tab

F11

Display the current website in full screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.

Ctrl+K

Move cursor to the Web Search widget (top right of screen)

Ctrl+T

Open a new tab

Ctrl+N

Open a new window

Ctrl+W

Close the current window/tab

Ctrl+Shift+T

Undo close tab (re-open the last closed tab)

CTRL + J

Downloads

Ctrl+Tab

Switch to the next tab

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Switch to the previous tab


Firefox addons(this list is being continuously updated):

Enter Selects

Press enter in the AwesomeBar to select the first result (without pressing down)

Hide All Toolbars 1.0

Easily toggle visibility of your menu bar, location bar, bookmark bar, and status bar. That stuff is useful sometimes, and the rest of the time take valuable screen space. Hide them all with one key--F4!

Mozilla Labs - Ubiquity

An extension that allows for the use of dynamic commands in Firefox.

File Title

Use page title as default filename when we save web page.

Nightly Tester Tools

Very useful when you want to install some addons which don't support the latest firefox yet.

Gladder

A proxy tool.

Firebug http://getfirebug.com/

A great tool for web development, and it is going to support firefox 3.

Greasemonkey http://www.greasespot.net/

Customize a webpage as you like.

Selenium IDE

A tool used to auto-login/logout website to earn points.

TryAgain

Good tool for my damned slow network.

All-in-One Sidebar

It lets you quickly switch between sidebar panels, view dialog windows such as downloads, extensions,or view source or websites in the sidebar.

Open IT Online
Allow you to open your documents and images online without the need of any software to be installed.

Theme

Stylish

Customize the look of the application and of websites with Stylish, you can always find styles for any site, to remove ads or anything you want. Make the site totally different.

http://userstyles.org/

Personas for Firefox

Personas are lightweight, easy-to-install and easy-to-change "skins" for your Firefox web browser.

With Personas, you can individualize your browser with hundreds of artist-created designs or create your own design to share with a worldwide audience of millions.


FoxClocks

let you keep an eye on the time around the world, a great tool to cowork with overseas teams.

Read It Later

Allow you to save pages of interest to read later.

Gesture

FireGestures

Use mouse gestures to do many things, very cool.

All-in-One Gestures

This extension allows you to execute common commands using mouse gestures, rocker navigation, scroll wheel navigation and page...

Bookmark Addons

Delicious Bookmarks

Access your bookmarks from any computer at any time

del.icio.us IncSearch

A incremental search UI for http://del.icio.us/, You can find bookmarks very quickly.


PDF Addons

LOOP to PDF for Firefox
Convert and combine files to PDF from a tidy toolbar, without it getting in the way of your Web browsing.
http://apps.drawloop.com/loop/free-pdf-converter

PDF Download
Use PDF Download to do whatever you like with PDF files on the Web


Tab Addons

Tab Kit

Group tabs, Multi-row tabs,Vertical tab tree,Highlight unread tabs, an all-in-one tab addon.

FoxTab

FoxTab brings innovative and attractive 3D tab management to Firefox.

With its 5 fascinating eye candy layouts, FoxTab takes the tabbed-browsing experience to a new level. FoxTab enables grouping, filtering, closing and switching between tabs quickly and easily.

Search Addons

Search Cloudlet for Google, Yahoo and Twitter 0.7.3.73

Search Cloudlet inserts smart tag clouds into Google / Yahoo / Twitter interface to help you search faster. This free productivity-boosting add-on was featured at LifeHacker, PC World, Website Magazine, etc. Install it now to add magic to your search

KwiClick

KwiClick enhances the way you interact with content from your favorite services. KwiClick removes the need to open a new tab to view information from Google, Twitter, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, FriendFeed and much more.

Hack&& Developer Tools

Add N Edit Cookies

Cookie Editor that allows you add and edit "session" and saved...

Tamper Data

Use tamperdata to view and modify HTTP/HTTPS headers and post parameters...

Live HTTP Headers

View HTTP headers of a page

HttpFox 0.8.2

An HTTP analyzer addon for Firefox

Download

Video DownloadHelper

A great tool to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries.

FlashGot

The download manager.

pdf download

Easily download pdf instead of opening it in web browser.

Speed up Firefox

Tweak Network

Speed up the loading of web pages and increase the maximum number of simultaneous downloads from a site.

Fasterfox

Performance and network tweaks for Firefox.

Ads

Adblock Plus

Flashblock

Block Flash so it won't get in your way, but if you want to see it, just click on..

Security

WOT(Web of Trust)

Warn you about risky websites and protect computer against online threats.

NoScript

Allow JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice.

Miscs

Answers

Point at any word, hold the Alt key and click. Upon letting go, an AnswerTip in the form of a pop-up "information bubble" appears on the screen explaining the term.

FireFTP

a FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.

Reload Every

Automatically reload a page every few seconds

Sxipper

Forget your passwords! Sxipper accurately fills in forms, manages passwords and your OpenIDs.

It supports: Password Manager, Form Filler etc.

GooglePreview

Inserts preview images (thumbnails) and popularity ranks of web sites into the Google and Yahoo search results pages.

Flash Game Maximizer

Click a button or hit the hot-key to maximize (almost) any Flash content to the entire browser window.

Yoono - Socialize Your Browser

Yoono simplifies your social life on the web by centralizing all your social networks and instant messaging in one easy to use browser sidebar.

Evernote Web Clipper

This extension provides a toolbar button and context menus to easily add a selection or an entire page to Evernote.

Homepage: http://www.evernote.com/

Interclue

Interclue tells you everything you need to know before you open yet another tab.

Forecastbar Enhanced

IE Tab

Copy Plain Text

Useful GreaseMonkey Scripts

Hack Rapidshare

RS_Bundle [a rapidshare helper] Revived

A great script to bypass rapidshare's download limit.

Alert download ready

Alerts when the wait period is ended for a download

Download Video

Save video clips from YouTube, Google Video, Myspace, Metacafe, Break.com, Putfile, Dailymotion and Sevenload.

Gmail: Random Signature

YouTube

Youtube Prevent Autoplay

Prevents videos from playing automatically by replacing the default youtube.com player with the youtube player that doesn't autostart playback

YouTube Resizer

Move the YouTube player to a spot where it has more room, and make it bigger.

YouTube Googler

Make YouTube more like Google Video

Textarea Backup

Never retype lost emails, forum posts, feedback forms, blog comments, etc again. This addon automatically saves entered text after every 10 keystrokes so if the page is reloaded for whatever reason, be it browser crash or unintended exit, the text will be restored.Linkify ting 

Turn plain text links into real clikable links.

_blank Must Die

Removes the target attribute of hyperlinks that open a new browser window.

Search Greasemonkey scripts:

http://userscripts.org/

Also there are many themes to choose., such as Red Cats (green flavor).

Backup Firefox

Back up the bookmarks.html file from the profile folder of the Firefox application.

For windows, by default it is

C:\Documents and Settings\<your profile name>\

Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile such as 63pa6x9w.default>\bookmarks.html

Speed Up Firefox

http://maketecheasier.com/28-coolest-firefox-aboutconfig-tricks/2008/08/21

http://www.squidoo.com/speedupfirefox


Manage Pop-ups in Firefox

Select Tools -> Options -> Content -> Block pop-up Windows

Set blank page as home page
Go to Tools then Options. Click the Main tab and put in "about:blank" in the "Home Page" field.

Resources:

http://ceoworld.biz/ceo/2009/05/05/handy-mozilla-firefox-shortcut-keys/

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Keyboard+shortcuts


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