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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/ - a great tool that blocks trackers, and other nuisances.
Sometimes, it can be a bit zealous, and block things you want:
whitelist google-api search:
Alt-T >> Ghostery >> Manage Ghostery Options >> Widgets
- Uncheck the Google AJAX Search APIs
NOTE: I tried adding this in as a whitelist, but with the Widget definition active, it is still blocked.
Lesson: If your whitelist still fails, check the blocked sources.
TODO: Any way to find out the blocked address when blocked?
Foxmarks - freezes up on my home XP, dangit
It’s All Text, with support site - edit text-areas in your favorite text editor
GSpace use Google’s G Mail? for online storage
Better Gmail - use at work, not at home -- slows down my old PC too much :-(
NoScript -- sure, it’s annoying to have to enable JS on every site, but it’s also safer.
IE tab - run Internet Explorer inside of a new tab
Quick Restart -- adds
FireFtp is a nifty in-browser FTP client. For heavy lifting I’ve been using File Zilla?, but I’ve been using FireFtp at work and am quite pleased. Maybe I’ll look into switching....
Setup a development environment in FireFox -- extensions, as well as other setup tweaks.
Think you know it all, right? How about installing extensions globally? Oh, you knew about that? Well, why didn’t you tell me sooner!
Plugins are the same between Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc. They are things like Java, Flash or Quicktime. They are a separate program which is launched to play some file.
Extensions are small bits of code which ‘plug into’ Firefox (no equivalent in Internet Explorer or Netscape). This enhances the base functionality of the browser. --(source)
see also another explanation