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    ManipUni

    Yes, this thread is cliché but I am really interested. I just discovered RequestPolicy two days ago and after talking to some people I found that they had been running it for a bit. So I thought I would throw the question at a fairly tech savvy to see if there is anything neat I am missing out on.

     

    I am currently running:

     - Ad Block Plus

     - Flash Block

     - Lazarus Form Recovery

     - Modify Headers

     - New Tab Homepage

     - RequestPolicy

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    harumscarum

    Adblock Plus

    DownloadHelper

    FiddlerHook

    Firebug

    Flashblock

    ModifyHeaders

    NoScript (actually have Flashblock disabled and use this instead)

    Window Resizer

    YSlow

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    W3bbo

    • Firefox 3.5.8
    • AdBlock Plus (though I prefer the original AdBlock for its simpler and easier to use UI, I also don't mind having unobtrusive adverts shown on websites, especially indie sites, but all the default ad lists block those)
    • Spell Checker + British English dictionary (doesn't work on C9 though since it doesn't recognise this rich-text area)
    • FireFTP
    • Fission
    • Flashblock (I want to extend this to also block Java Applets and Silverlight)
    • FxIF (EXIF data viewer in Element Properties window)
    • Live HTTP Headers
    • Nuke Anything Enhanced
    • Open in Browser (great for IE-only websites. I use IETab on my laptop though, as I've a smaller taskbar there)
    • User Agent Switcher
    • Web Developer Toolbar

    Disabled add-ons:

    • FiddlerHook (came with Fiddler2, but I use Live HTTP Headers for this)
    • Java Quick Starter
    • Lazarus Form Recovery (Ch9 has stopped crashing, and I found it slowed sites down)

    I use the "Firefox 2, the theme, reloaded" theme for FF3, I really don't like the FX3 toolbar art. On my 2008/Win7 boxes I run a better version of the Strata theme which has more 'substantial' icon art. On my laptop I use Camifox, which is a port of the Camino theme for Windows.

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    CKurt

    Firebug! But IE8 is my default browser!

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    Bass

    Adblock Plus

    Hide Menubar

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    magicalclick

    GreaseMonkey for cheating on Facebook games. AutoRefresh every second and auto claim the FarmVille bonus before anyone else.

    AdBlock Plus to block animals and sparkles on FarmVille, so the game would not lag like a snail.

     

    I only use FireFox to cheat and flood the Facebook bandwidth though. Normally I use IE8 since when I do ctrl+click on gift request pages, IE8 is faster. And when I accept the gifts, the page shows up faster. But, I have the FF GreaseMonkey to accept gift from CafeWorld automatically. The rest I need to do it manually because I want to send back the gifts.

     

     

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    Duncanma

    W3bbo said:
    • Firefox 3.5.8
    • AdBlock Plus (though I prefer the original AdBlock for its simpler and easier to use UI, I also don't mind having unobtrusive adverts shown on websites, especially indie sites, but all the default ad lists block those)
    • Spell Checker + British English dictionary (doesn't work on C9 though since it doesn't recognise this rich-text area)
    • FireFTP
    • Fission
    • Flashblock (I want to extend this to also block Java Applets and Silverlight)
    • FxIF (EXIF data viewer in Element Properties window)
    • Live HTTP Headers
    • Nuke Anything Enhanced
    • Open in Browser (great for IE-only websites. I use IETab on my laptop though, as I've a smaller taskbar there)
    • User Agent Switcher
    • Web Developer Toolbar

    Disabled add-ons:

    • FiddlerHook (came with Fiddler2, but I use Live HTTP Headers for this)
    • Java Quick Starter
    • Lazarus Form Recovery (Ch9 has stopped crashing, and I found it slowed sites down)

    I use the "Firefox 2, the theme, reloaded" theme for FF3, I really don't like the FX3 toolbar art. On my 2008/Win7 boxes I run a better version of the Strata theme which has more 'substantial' icon art. On my laptop I use Camifox, which is a port of the Camino theme for Windows.

    Oops, I hadn't noticed that our editor doessn't handle hte spell check if fier fox.

     

    Seriously though, I believe that is something we can fix.

     

    You guys run a lot more add-ons in Firefox than me, but you've given me some ideas.

    My list:

    • Firebug
    • Delicious Bookmarks
    • Fiddler Hook
    • FireFTP
    • FireShot
    • Html Validator
    • ReloadEvery
    • User Agent Switcher
    • YSlow
    • Selenium IDE
    • Measure It

    I usually have "Read It Later" installed as well, not sure why it isn't there at the moment though Smiley

     

     

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    Duncanma

    magicalclick said:

    GreaseMonkey for cheating on Facebook games. AutoRefresh every second and auto claim the FarmVille bonus before anyone else.

    AdBlock Plus to block animals and sparkles on FarmVille, so the game would not lag like a snail.

     

    I only use FireFox to cheat and flood the Facebook bandwidth though. Normally I use IE8 since when I do ctrl+click on gift request pages, IE8 is faster. And when I accept the gifts, the page shows up faster. But, I have the FF GreaseMonkey to accept gift from CafeWorld automatically. The rest I need to do it manually because I want to send back the gifts.

     

     

    Do you use a browser for anything other than Facebook and games? Seems very single purpose for you Smiley

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    elmer

    I use Firefox as my primary testing browser, but not as my primary browser.

     

    - Firebug

    - CSS Usage

    - HttpWatch

    - NoScript

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    Cream​Filling512

    Just have Adblock installed.

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    Matthew van Eerde

    None because I'm using a 64-bit build of the browser.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Matthew van Eerde said:

    None because I'm using a 64-bit build of the browser.

    Firefox addons are typically platform and architecture independent; the majority of add-ons should work on a 64-bit build of Firefox with no changes.

     

    My add-ons:

    * Firebug

    * Flashblock

    * Glasser

    * Personal Menu

    * Nightly Tester Tools (although I don't actually really test nightlies much anymore, it's helpful during beta cycles).

     

    I don't normally block ads, but I have started blocking Flash on any machines I use on a regular basis--  mostly for performance reasons (I started blocking Flash because of one specific performance-killing ad that was running all over the place) but it has the added benefit of protecting me from most Flash zero-day exploits (because I'm not going to click to activate Flash on a site I don't trust).

     

    Otherwise, I don't run much in the way of add-ons; the browser's default feature set is enough for me.  Firebug's just there for the occasional play with CSS or HTML, and Glasser and Personal Menu are there to make Firefox fit in a little better into Windows 7 (Glasser extends the glass frame into the navigation bar like IE, and Personal Menu hides the menu bar (and replaces it with buttons I have placed in the Bookmarks bar).  I won't need these, either, once the redesigned Firefox 4 is released (still a ways off).

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    W3bbo

    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    Matthew van Eerde said:
    *snip*

    Firefox addons are typically platform and architecture independent; the majority of add-ons should work on a 64-bit build of Firefox with no changes.

     

    My add-ons:

    * Firebug

    * Flashblock

    * Glasser

    * Personal Menu

    * Nightly Tester Tools (although I don't actually really test nightlies much anymore, it's helpful during beta cycles).

     

    I don't normally block ads, but I have started blocking Flash on any machines I use on a regular basis--  mostly for performance reasons (I started blocking Flash because of one specific performance-killing ad that was running all over the place) but it has the added benefit of protecting me from most Flash zero-day exploits (because I'm not going to click to activate Flash on a site I don't trust).

     

    Otherwise, I don't run much in the way of add-ons; the browser's default feature set is enough for me.  Firebug's just there for the occasional play with CSS or HTML, and Glasser and Personal Menu are there to make Firefox fit in a little better into Windows 7 (Glasser extends the glass frame into the navigation bar like IE, and Personal Menu hides the menu bar (and replaces it with buttons I have placed in the Bookmarks bar).  I won't need these, either, once the redesigned Firefox 4 is released (still a ways off).

    A lot of the FF add-ons use XPCOM and binary components, so they wouldn't work. I wish the Mozilla add-on site would identify components using binary code because I feel less comfortable using those compared to pure JS/CSS/XML add-ons where the potential for evilness is less.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    W3bbo said:
    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    *snip*

    A lot of the FF add-ons use XPCOM and binary components, so they wouldn't work. I wish the Mozilla add-on site would identify components using binary code because I feel less comfortable using those compared to pure JS/CSS/XML add-ons where the potential for evilness is less.

    I wouldn't go so far as to say "a lot" do--  some do (like Glasser, which needs a native lib to communicate with the DWM), but many don't--  even Firebug doesn't include any binary code.

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    magicalclick

    Duncanma said:
    magicalclick said:
    *snip*

    Do you use a browser for anything other than Facebook and games? Seems very single purpose for you Smiley

    Well, FF only for FarmVille cheats.

     

    Of course I do other stuff, using IE.

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    ManipUni

    The spellchcker for Firefox does work on C9, you just have to Right Click -> Check Spelling each time.

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    Evok

    The only thing I use firefox for: Fast YouTube Downloader

     

    All other browsing done with IE

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    jmar

    Generated: Tue Mar 09 2010 07:47:55 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
    Build ID: 20100115144158

    Enabled Extensions: [43]
    - Adblock Plus 1.1.3: http://adblockplus.org/
    - Add Bookmark Here ² 3.6.20100302: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/3880
    - Adobe DLM (powered by getPlus(R)) 1.6.2.53: http://www.nosltd.com/
    - AI Roboform Toolbar for Firefox 6.9.98: http://www.roboform.com
    - All-in-One Sidebar 0.7.11: http://firefox.exxile.net/aios
    - Autofill Forms 0.9.5.2: https://blueimp.net/mozilla/
    - ColorfulTabs 4.3: http://www.binaryturf.com/
    - Coral IE Tab 1.80.20100224: http://coralietab.mozdev.org
    - CuteMenus - Crystal SVG 1.9.3: http://www.cutemenuproject.com/
    - DerBrowserTimer 0.4: http://derbrowsertimer.mozdev.org/
    - Dictionary Tooltip 1.6.1: http://www.dictionarytip.com
    - DownThemAll! 1.1.8: http://downthemall.net/
    - easyGestures 4.3: http://easygestures.mozdev.org/
    - Exit Button Firefox 0.4.1: http://www.linnhe.net/firefox/extensions.html
    - Favicon Picker 3 0.5: http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20Favicon%20Picker%203
    - FireFTP 1.0.7: http://fireftp.mozdev.org
    - Fission 1.0.9: http://mozilla.zeniko.ch/fission.html
    - Flash Killer 1.2.1: http://joliclic.free.fr/mozilla/flashkiller/
    - Flashblock 1.5.11.2: http://flashblock.mozdev.org/
    - Forecastfox 0.9.10.2: http://www.getforecastfox.com/
    - Full Screen 0.8: http://www.splintered.co.uk/
    - Image Zoom 0.4.4: http://imagezoom.yellowgorilla.net/
    - InfoLister 0.10.3: http://mozilla.doslash.org/infolister
    - InFormEnter 0.5.5.8: http://informenter.mozdev.org/
    - Java Console 6.0.18: http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20Java%20Console
    - Java Quick Starter 1.0: http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20Java%20Quick%20Starter
    - Locator 3.5.20090705: http://locator.jacos.net
    - Menu Editor 1.2.6: http://menueditor.mozdev.org/
    - Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.2: http://www.microsoft.com/
    - MinimizeToTray 1.5: http://minimizetotray.mozdev.org/
    - MR Tech Toolkit 6.0.4: http://www.mrtech.com/extensions/
    - Noia 2.0 eXtreme OPT 3.76: http://kasteo.deviantart.com/">http://kasteo.deviantart.com/
    - NoScript 1.9.9.50: http://noscript.net
    - Nuke Anything Enhanced 1.0.2: http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20Nuke%20Anything%20Enhanced
    - Personas 1.5.1: http://www.getpersonas.com/
    - Sage 1.4.6: http://sagerss.com
    - Tab Focus 1.0.6: http://addons.mozilla.org/addon/7955/
    - Tab Mix Plus 0.3.8.2: http://tmp.garyr.net
    - Test Extension 1.2: http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20Test%20Extension
    - Text2Link 1.9.5: http://text2link.net/
    - Toolbar Buttons 0.6.0.8: http://codefisher.org/toolbar_button/
    - Update Notifier 0.1.5.5: http://www.longfocus.com/firefox/updatenotifier
    - WebMail Notifier 2.3.1: http://webmailnotifier.mozdev.org/

    Installed Themes: [6]
    - Default: http://www.mozilla.org/
    - Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) 3.76: http://kasteo.deviantart.com
    - PitchDark 3.6.2: http://thebankshow.com/projects/pitchdark
    - Strata RELOADED 2.3.0: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7749
    - Walnut for Firefox 1.8.57: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/122/about
    - walnut2 for Firefox 1.8.57: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10610/about

    Installed Plugins: (27)
    - Adobe Acrobat
    - AOL Media Playback Plugin
    - getPlusPlus for Adobe 16253
    - Google Earth Plugin
    - Google Update
    - Google Updater
    - IE Tab Plug-in
    - iTunes Application Detector
    - Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.180.7
    - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U12
    - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U18
    - Microsoft® DRM
    - Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
    - Mozilla Default Plug-in
    - QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.5
    - RealJukebox NS Plugin
    - RealNetworks Rhapsody Player Engine
    - RealPlayer Version Plugin
    - RealPlayer(tm) G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit)
    - Shockwave Flash
    - Shockwave for Director
    - Silverlight Plug-In
    - Winamp Application Detector
    - Windows Genuine Advantage
    - Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library
    - Windows Presentation Foundation
    - Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge

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