Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Firefox



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.

2 comments:

Zbigniew said...

'Tab Clicking Options' is another one worth having.

ppill

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! ;)