The last article that listed extensions and themes of my personal Firefox installation dates back a while, and I thought it would be nice to post an updated list of my personal setup.
This setup works well for me but I don't think it is the ultimate one. To be honest, I do not think that there is a perfect setup for Firefox. It highly depends on what you do on the Internet.
A webmaster or web designer will make use of different add-ons than someone who is interested in social networking sites like Facebook, shopping or extreme security.
I make use of core add-ons that are installed all the time and temporary add-ons that I only install when I need them. One example of temporary add-ons is the excellent web development add-on Firebug (Update: The integration of Web Developer Tools in Firefox has made this superfluous).
I also have to say that I'm running the latest version of Firefox 3.6 and not the latest stable version of Firefox 3.5x. Many of the add-ons had to be forced to be compatible with the Nightly Tester Tools add-on. They do work perfectly though afterwards.
Note: Some of the extensions are no longer compatible with recent versions of the Firefox web browser. I have removed links if there is no alternative, or added links to alternative extensions that work in those newer versions and replicate most or all of the add-on's functionality.
And that's it. Not a lot of add-ons if you consider that some Ghacks readers use 70+ add-ons.
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