Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Sorry but when Googling Firefox images I spotted this one. It has many things that are dear to me such as cats, Firefox etc... ;-)

OK, Firefox.

I've mentioned this before but last day or two I have had more of a play with it. I was already familiar with AdBlock Plus (a great extension for blocking adverts and also blocking half naked "lady" pics from websites that I would otherwise be happy for my kids to use like Torrentspy.com) but I like Internet Explorer (or rather I am used to it).

Internet Explorer often copies other browsers better features like Tabs from Firefox and Opera and pop-up blockers. Well, recently with IE7 they copied the idea of extensions like AdBlock Plus. I tried the IE version but like most things associated with MS products, it isn't free and it isn't that great! So I came back again to try Firefox.

Here are the extensions I have been trying:

AdBlock Plus - speeds up loading web pages by not downloading all those crappy adverts as well as de-porns some.
Flashblock - blocks all Flash anims unless you click to allow them. Useful for blocking those Flash adverts that AdBlock misses.
PlainOldFavorites - use your old IE favorites as a menu item in Firefox. Useful if you store your Favorites centrally. Check out Foxmarks also.
MyFirefox - make Firefox look like IE7. Ease yourself into being a Firefox user.
Chatzilla - IRC client for Firefox. Online chat.
FireFTP - integrate a proper FTP client into Firefox.

There are many more. Let me know what you like about Firefox and which extensions you use or enjoy.


Zbigniew said...

'Tab Clicking Options' is another one worth having.


Methanoid said...

Thanks, I've since discovered a worthwhile addon for IE7 called IE7pro which adds AdBlocker, Download Manager and other features that IE needed. Almost makes it as good as Firefox! ;)