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Firefox users: name your essential extensions

The add-on system of the Firefox web browser is without doubt one of the browser's strongest features. It is superior to what other browsers have to offer as it lets developers do more which in turn resulted in add-ons such as Tree Style Tab, NoScript or Private Tab only being available for the browser and not for others simply because of that.

Firefox's add-on system is going to take several hits in the near future that will affect extensions in several ways.

Firefox's new multi-process system e10s will deliver the first hit as it will render add-ons incompatible. The Are We e10s Yet website shows the status of hundreds of popular add-ons for the web browser of which 124 are listed as compatible, 78 as "shimmed", 109 as broken, and 562 as untested.

firefox add-ons e10s

The overall Firefox add-on count is larger than that which means that the site does not even list all add-ons.

While Mozilla and many add-on developers are working on resolving bugs and issues, it seems like a dead giveaway that a number of add-ons won't be compatible when multi-process is enabled in the browser.

For instance, add-ons that a developer abandoned won't receive updates to make them e10s compatible.

But multi-process Firefox is not the only change the add-on ecosystem has to overcome in the future. Mozilla announced back in August 2015 that it plans to make dramatic changes to Firefox add-ons.

The organization plans to deprecate XPCOM and XUL based add-ons, and introduce a new extension API WebExtensions as well.

Both won't affect the browser this year or the first half of 2016 as Mozilla stated vaguely that it would take at least a year but probably longer than that before the changes would be implemented in Firefox.

The WebExtensions API won't be as powerful as Firefox's current system. Mozilla wants it to be more powerful than Chrome's implementation though by working closely with developers to implement needed functions to the API so that popular extensions remain compatible with Firefox versions that rely on WebExtensions.

The deprecation will break add-ons, there is no doubt about that and it is also likely that it will hinder innovation in add-on development as well as developers will only have access to the API and not the "whole" browser anymore.

Let me start

We have a list of Best Firefox add-ons here on Ghacks which I'd all like to see make the cut. My personal must have add-ons are NoScript, Classic Theme Restorer and Dictionary Switcher.

Now You

Given all that, it is time to create a list of essential Firefox add-ons that should survive multi-process Firefox and the move to WebExtensions.

Feel free to post your favorite Firefox add-ons in the comment section below. I'll analyze the comments and create a list of them all sorted by popularity and post a new article about it. If this gets enough traction, we could even consider delivering the list to Mozilla.

Note: Please don't mention or post links to YouTube downloaders as this is not permitted by Google (the ad provider here on Ghacks).

Update: The results are in.

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Firefox users: name your essential extensions
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Firefox users: name your essential extensions
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Mozilla Firefox's add-on system will change dramatically in the coming two years. List your essential add-ons that you cannot live without.
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    Comments

    1. Aleksandr Oreshkin said on September 23, 2015 at 7:42 am
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      Autofill forms, click to play per element, cookie monster, dictionary search, disable clipboard manipulations, flashgot, keefox, open with, OpenDownload², pop-up controller, QuickDrag, Screengrab, uBlock

      I have these and more in a collection called LegitFox

    2. Peter said on September 23, 2015 at 7:50 am
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      Above all, Noscript. It’s one of the few reasons why I’m still using Firefox.

    3. Gabriel said on September 23, 2015 at 7:56 am
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      Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon
      Add to Search Bar
      Advanced Cookie Manager
      AutoPager Fixed
      checkCompatibility
      Color That Site!
      Disable Hello, Pocket & Reader+
      Enhanced Steam
      external IP
      Flagfox
      Gerenciador de Sessões
      Google Search by Image
      Greasemonkey
      LastPass
      Organize Status Bar
      Privacy Settings
      Private Tab
      QuickJava
      RedditNotifier
      Redirector
      Restartless Restart
      S3.Google Translator
      Select like a Boss
      Speed Dial [FVD] – New Tab Page, Sync…
      Stylish
      Tab Mix Plus
      Textarea Cache
      The Addon Bar (restored)
      uBlock Origin
      YesScript

      1. Jeff said on September 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm
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        Thank you for listing YesScript. I’ve been wanting something like that for a long time. I’d rather do blacklists than whitelists (NoScript).

    4. CGA said on September 23, 2015 at 7:59 am
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      The ones I consider essential to my web experience:

      Ublock origin
      Firegestures
      Lastpass
      Yet another smooth scrolling
      Autopagerize

    5. Hy said on September 23, 2015 at 8:03 am
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      Here’s some add-ons I’d certainy like to see survive:

      Better Privacy
      Calomel SSL Validation
      CanvasBlocker
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Context Search
      Digger Reloaded
      Disconnect
      Enforce Encryption
      Flashblock
      HttpFox
      HTTPS Everywhere
      Keyword Search
      Multiple Tab Handler
      No Script
      Privacy Badger
      Request Policy Continued
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      Session Manager
      SSleuth
      Toolbar Buttons
      uBlock Origin
      UnloadTab

    6. wybo said on September 23, 2015 at 8:20 am
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      Currently I use:
      -Better Privacy
      -Bloody Vikings
      -Canvas Blocker
      -Flag Fox
      -Flash Control
      -HTTPS Everywhere
      -Mega Extension
      -Mouseover Bookmarks Toolbar
      -Night Mode Page Dimmer
      -No Script
      -Priv8
      -Privacy Badger
      -ProfileSwitcher
      -QuickMark
      -ScrapBook
      -uBlock Origin
      -Whats My IP/Whour.Net
      -Xmarks
      -Zenmate

    7. happysurf said on September 23, 2015 at 8:25 am
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      My most important add-ons:

      Classic Theme Restorer
      CookieFast
      Download Panel Tweaker
      Duplicate in Tab Context Menu
      FireGestures
      Lightshot (screenshot tool)
      More About
      Navigate Up
      Omnibar
      Page Dark
      PlacesCleaner
      Print Edit
      Random Bookmark
      Restart
      S3.Google Translator
      Simplify Awesome Bar
      Super Drag
      tabSizeTooltip
      uBlock Origin
      Viewhance
      Weather Forecast
      Bookmarks Checker
      ZenMate Security, Privacy & Unblock VPN

    8. balveda said on September 23, 2015 at 8:40 am
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      BetterPrivacy
      Click&Clean
      Close n Forget
      Cookie Controller
      Diigo Toolbar
      Disconnect
      HTTPS Everywhere
      Mailvelope
      NoScript
      Private Tab
      Random Agent Spoofer
      Request Policy Continued
      Roboform
      Scroll to Top/Bottom
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      Tab Wheel Scroll
      The Addon Bar (restored)
      uBlock Origin

      1. Hy said on September 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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        I agree it would be nice if Click&Clean and Cookie Controller survived, too, so I’d add them to my list above as well.

    9. Jonny said on September 23, 2015 at 8:41 am
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      Bar Tab Plus – the current fork of unload tabs.
      https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bartab-plus/

      Night Mode Page Dim – by ilata – The addon and author just disappeared from the addons site. I wish the author could be found and asked to bring it back and update it so its future proofed.

      Adgaurd

      Yet Another Smooth Scrolling

      SSleuth

      Open tabs Next to Current

    10. Veethoben said on September 23, 2015 at 8:59 am
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      With this, I have Firefox almost like Opera 12:
      All-in-One Sidebar
      Download Manager
      FireGestures
      InstantFox
      Key Config
      Menu Wizzard
      PrefBar
      QuickNote
      Secure Login
      Speed Dial
      Tab Mix Plus
      Zoom page (only for “Fit to width”)
      Autopagerize (a jscript in Opera12)
      Fullscreen Maps (a jscript in Opera12)
      (Mail and RSS, I continue using OperaMail)

      I did not find a good replacement for Content Block and Site Preferences
      (for general block I use de HOSTS file)

    11. Malbay said on September 23, 2015 at 9:00 am
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      Bluhell Firewall
      Cookie Controller
      Greasemonkey
      JS Switch
      Squared Australis Tabs
      TotalSpoof

    12. MartinDK said on September 23, 2015 at 9:00 am
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      AdBlock Plus & Element hiding helper
      NoScript
      FireGesures
      Pocket (old addon, because the direct integration had no reading list when I tested it)
      Feedly
      Firebug
      Stay-Open Menu

    13. Dan said on September 23, 2015 at 9:04 am
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      Wow, some people use too many extensions! I only use the following:

      uBlock Origin
      Noscript
      HTTPS Everywhere
      Lastpass

      I can live without almost all of these except for uBlock or any other decent adblocker.

    14. beerpatzer said on September 23, 2015 at 9:04 am
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      Essential (in alphabetical order):

      All-in-One-Gestures
      DownThemAll!
      Greasemonkey
      keyconfig
      Permit Cookies
      RefControl
      Secure Login
      SmartSearch
      Speed Dial
      Tab Mix Plus
      uBlock Origin
      YesScript

      Very Useful:

      EZNav
      FindBar Tweak
      Launchy
      Menu Editor
      URL Flipper

    15. kktkkr said on September 23, 2015 at 9:07 am
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      Here are the ones that I would like to see survive, even though I don’t use several of them, and a few of them aren’t even signed yet. Among the addons named in each category, there is some functionality overlap, and I wouldn’t mind as long as the main functionality remains available in compatible addons.
      Userscripts: Greasemonkey, Stylish.
      UI: Classic Theme Restorer, Menu Wizard, url-addon-bar (and its alternatives)
      Blocking: ABP, µBlock, BluHell Firewall, Flashblock, RequestPolicy (Continued), Policeman, etc.
      Tabs: Tree Style Tabs, Tab Mix Plus, etc.
      Links: Text Link, Redirect Bypasser, Clean Links, CoLT
      Downloads: Open in Browser, Download Statusbar alternatives.
      Website conveniences: There are too many to mention, and some that can’t be mentioned here, but functionality like that of SkipScreen needs to remain available.

      Several of the extensions in Ghacks’ best addon list aren’t really must-haves, but the list gives a good idea of the range of functionality that might be lost from the WebExtensions changes.

    16. Dukislav said on September 23, 2015 at 9:14 am
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      Neater Bookmarks
      Super Sorter
      UBlock Origin.
      ZenMAte
      Search The Current Site
      Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller
      Click&Clean
      Font Changer With Google Fonts
      No Speed Dial
      smartUp Gestures
      Stylish
      Xmarks Bookmark sync

    17. Lucky Limat said on September 23, 2015 at 9:25 am
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      Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar
      uBlock Origin
      Download manager S3
      Hide Caption Titlebar Plus
      Pocket
      Notepad(QuickFox Notes)
      Abduction!
      ReminderFox
      Scroll to Top/Bottom
      DownThemAll

    18. JuanCar said on September 23, 2015 at 9:53 am
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      All in one Sidebar
      All Tabs Helper
      DuckDuckGo Plus
      Flashgot
      Multifox
      PageZipper
      Save Images
      Tab Mix Plus
      Toolbar Buttons
      Visited

    19. marius t said on September 23, 2015 at 9:56 am
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      Adblock Plus
      DevEdition theme enabler
      Fire Gestures
      Flagfox
      Flashblock
      FlashStopper(turns of html5 autoplay on youtube regardless of the name,heard about it first here,on Ghacks thanks Martin)
      Foobar
      Greasemonkey
      Hide plugin notifications
      History submenus 2
      Screengrab
      Searchonymous
      Session Manager
      Simple Bookmarks Menu
      TabMix Plus
      Unload Tab
      userscripts:
      AntI Adblock killer
      html5 mailCloud player
      remove youtube autoplay
      youtube annotations off

      Yup Chrome’s got nothing on Firefox,that’s untill Firefox f##cks up!

    20. ripu said on September 23, 2015 at 10:15 am
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      uBlock origin
      LastPass
      Lazarus
      Cleanest addon manager
      Drag Ur Link
      Flashgot
      Hide caption titlebar plus
      Mozilla archive format
      Prevent tab overflow
      Scriptish
      Thumbnail zoom plus
      Cookies manager
      Cookiesafe/Cookie controller/Self-destructing cookies
      Drag & drop zones

    21. Huisie said on September 23, 2015 at 10:22 am
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      Add Bookmark Here²
      All-in-one Sidebar
      Auto-Sort Bookmarks
      Clean Links
      CoLT
      Configuration Mania
      Copy Plain Text 2
      Download Manager Tweak
      eCleaner
      Fire IE
      GoogleBar Lite
      HTTPS Everywhere
      Image Zoom
      LastPass
      Linkificator
      Location Bar Enhancer
      Print Edit
      Private Tab
      ReStart
      Session Manager
      Show/Hide Passwords
      Snap Links Plus
      Tab Mix Plus
      Thumbnail Zoom Plus
      Toggle Animated Gifs
      uBlock
      WOT

    22. anohana said on September 23, 2015 at 10:24 am
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      AdBlock Plus
      Bamboo Feed Reader
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Copy Plain Text 2
      Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
      Greasemonkey
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      Live Mailer
      Restartless Restart
      X-notifier

    23. Alex K. said on September 23, 2015 at 10:25 am
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      AdGuard
      Classic Theme Restorer
      GPU Accelerated Flash Player
      Imagus
      Search image
      Search in YouTube
      Select-and-Define Google Dictionary
      NoScript

    24. wiidat said on September 23, 2015 at 10:27 am
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      indeed addonds are the reason for most of users to stay on firefox, like me. i like my addons, i dont want to browse without them they are good, nice, beautiful…

      Classic Theme Restorer
      Cleanest Addon Manager
      Download Manager Tweak
      DownThemAll!
      DownThemAll! AntiContainer
      FindBar Tweak
      FireGestures
      Greasemonkey
      Private Tab
      Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar
      uBlock Origin
      X-notifier

    25. Tony "The Shovel" said on September 23, 2015 at 10:27 am
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      Classic Theme Restorer
      Classic Toolbar Buttons
      uBlock Origin
      New Tab Homepage View
      Replace Bookmark
      Newsfox

    26. David said on September 23, 2015 at 10:33 am
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      FLST
      Proper Buttons
      uBlock Origin
      Self-Destructing Cookies

    27. zef said on September 23, 2015 at 10:43 am
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      Fastest Search

    28. RossN said on September 23, 2015 at 10:47 am
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      My essential add-ons:

      Adblock Plus
      Cutyfox URL Shortener
      Evernote Web Clipper
      Greasemonkey
      Mozilla Archive Format
      NoScript
      Select like a Boss
      Tab Kit – Tab Highlighter
      Textmarker
      TiddlyFox extension for Firefox
      Tile Tabs

    29. Yuliya said on September 23, 2015 at 10:55 am
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      Adblock Plus
      DownThemAll!
      Flagfox
      Private Tab
      ReloadEvery
      Screengrab (fix version)
      Snap Links Plus
      User Agent Switcher

    30. al bundy said on September 23, 2015 at 10:58 am
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      Most important by a long way is Random Agent Spoofer, best way so far to minimize digital fingerprinting and online tracking… god do I fricken hate Big Data. If Modzilla break this addon I will definitely migrate to a new browser, probably Pale Moon.

      For ad and other content blocking uMatrix used with uBlock Origin can’t be beat, much better than any adBlock variant.

      Others I use:
      Ghostery
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      Flash Control
      Self Destructing Cookies
      QuickJava

      Used to use Privacy Badger but the recent release pretty much broke every site I use regularly so I kicked it to the curb.

      1. Malbay said on September 23, 2015 at 11:32 pm
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        No, no. Random Agent Spoofer makes you more unique. You have your own IP address, unique (to OS and browser) canvas fingerprint and with TCP SYN analysis – simple profile/useragent rotator is pretty easy revealed.

        1. al bundy said on September 26, 2015 at 8:14 am
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          Using a VPN makes IP address irrelevant, canvas support is disabled is RAS, and a whole swag of other fingerprinting techniques are blocked / spoofed (ie Silverfox, geolocation, system info, screen info, plugins info, mime-type info, fonts detection, link/dns pre-fetching, etc).

          I don’t know what TCP SYN analysis is, could you provide a conceptual overview?

          I’m not saying that RAS is foolproof by any means, but is muddies the waters sufficiently when used through a VPN.

    31. ChromeUser said on September 23, 2015 at 11:05 am
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      Post a similar article – so we can post out favorite Chrome addons :).

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on September 23, 2015 at 11:12 am
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        Let me think about it ;)

      2. RossN said on September 23, 2015 at 12:56 pm
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        You use the browser from the evil empire?

      3. Croatoan said on September 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm
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        Chrome doesn’t have powerful extensions:
        beyond australis (autohide url bar, excellent for laptops)
        image toolbar (saving images with a click)
        tab groups helper (easier to work with multiple tabs)
        Noscript (don’t need introduction).

        But nothing is perfect. Not one program, not one OS ( https://www.facebook.com/notes/kevin-frei/your-os-sucks/10153643564654427 )

    32. Roebie said on September 23, 2015 at 11:15 am
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      On all Firefox and Pale Moon instances:
      – Add Bookmark Here ² 23.0.20140225.1-signed
      – CheckPlaces 2.6.2B
      – ColorfulTabs 28.7
      – CoLT 2.6.5.1-signed
      – Dictionary Switcher 1.3.3.1-signed
      – Disconnect 3.15.3.1-signed
      – Download Status Bar 12.3.0.1-signed
      – EPUBReader 1.5.0.6.1-signed
      – FindThatBand 1.5.2.1-signed
      – Form History Control 1.4.0.4.1-signed
      – Go Parent Folder 2.9.1.1-signed
      – History Submenus II 3.1
      – IE Tab 2 (FF 3.6+) 5.12.12.1
      – Image Zoom 0.6.3.1-signed
      – LastPass 3.2.16
      – Print Edit 16.1
      – Screengrab (fix verson) 0.98.09c
      – Search Image Everywhere 1.1.1-signed
      – Shortly URL Shortner 2.0
      – Show Parent Folder 2.1.1-signed
      – SortPlaces 1.9.2B
      – Stay-Open Menu 2.2.1.1-signed
      – Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.8
      – TabGroups Menu 0.9.6.1-signed
      – TableTools2 1.17.1-signed
      – Tile Tabs 13.3
      – uBlock Origin 1.1.1
      – Woordenboek Nederlands 3.1.2 (shown under Dictionaries)
      – Xmarks 4.3.7.1-signed
      – YouTube ALL HTML5 3.0.0

      On my development PC only:
      – Firebug 1.12.8.1-signed
      – Link And Forminfo 2.1.1-signed
      – Open With 5.6.3.1-signed
      – Simple Clocks 2.4.5.1-signed
      – Web Developer 1.2.5.1-signed

      Disabled addons (I only enable them when needed)
      – ColorZilla 2.8.2
      – Copy Frame Address 0.1.1-signed
      – FTP Upload 1.5.20
      – HttpFox 0.8.14.1-signed
      – SQLite Manager 0.8.3.1-signed
      – Tamper Data 11.0.1.1-signed

      Pale Moon only:
      – Tab Groups 0.2 (is built-in on Firefox)

      Firefox only:
      – Privacy Badger 1.0.1 (not compatible with latest Pale Moon version)

    33. random said on September 23, 2015 at 11:21 am
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      All-in-One Sidebar
      BarTab Heavy
      Best Proxy Switcher
      Better Privacy
      Clean Links
      Disable WebRTC
      Disconnect
      FEBE
      Fire Reads
      Fires hot
      Flagfox
      FlashGot
      G hostery
      Hide My Ass! Web Proxy
      LiveCIick
      NoScript
      Privacy Badger
      Private Tab
      Searchonymous
      Self- Destructing Cookies
      Stylish

      Tab Mix Plus
      u Block
      WorldlP
      ZenMate Security, Privacy & Unblock VPN
      about:addo ns-memory
      Adblock Plus
      Bloody Vikings!
      Customize your web
      DownThemAII!
      Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
      Evernote Web Clipper
      Extension Defender
      Free Download Manager extension
      Greasemonkey
      i Reader
      Lightbeam
      QR Code Image Generator
      Reddit Enhancement Suite
      RightToC1ick
      Scrap Book X
      Tab Data
      Tab Set Saver
      Wiktionary and Google Translate

    34. Mushaf said on September 23, 2015 at 11:27 am
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      * uBlock Origin / Adblock Plus
      * Classic Theme Restorer
      * Xmarks
      * Greasemonkey
      * Easy Screenshot

    35. jimbo said on September 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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      Essentials …
      Classic Theme Restorer
      FireGestures (mouse control everything)
      InFormEnter (boilerplate)
      uBlock Origin

      Nearly Essential …
      Greasemonkey
      Stylish
      Places Maintenance
      ZenMate (Security, Privacy & Unblock VPN)

      Other useful …
      Always Ask (on closedown)
      Color toggle (night view)
      Cookies Export/import
      eCleaner (old extensions)
      Go Parent Folder (bookmark belongs in folder ?)
      Re-Pagination
      SQLite Manager (find my bookmark “keys”)

    36. Sören Hentzschel said on September 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm
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      about:config button (not a public add-on)
      ADB helper
      Adblock Plus
      Firebug
      Firefox OS 1.3 Simulator
      Firefox OS 1.4 Simulator
      Firefox OS 2.0 Simulator
      Firefox OS 2.1 Simulator
      Firefox OS 2.2 Simulator
      Firefox OS 2.5 Simulator
      FirePHP
      FireStorage Plus
      iMacros
      Link Location Bar
      New Tab Override
      SavedSearchButton
      SQLite Manager
      Valence

    37. dan said on September 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm
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      Add Bookmark Here^2
      All-in-One Sidebar
      BlockSite Plus
      Context Search X
      Cookie Controller
      Cyscon Security Shield
      Dephormation
      Disconnect (redundant with uBlock Origin, but prefer its easier whitelisting)
      Download Status Bar (in conjunction with VTzilla for automatic VirusTotal scanning)
      Flagfox
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      LastPass
      New Tab Tools
      NoScript
      Random Agent Spoofer (or Secret Agent… go back and forth b/t these two)
      Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar
      ScrapBook (this one is a MUST!)
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      SSleuth
      Tab Mix Plus
      uBlock Origin
      VTzilla
      Xmarks

    38. Jeff Taylor said on September 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm
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      Firefox would be “just another browser” without Tab Mix Plus. Great adjuncts to TMP are All Tabs Helper and Multiple Tab Handler. While those three make using and managing multiple tabs really possible, Session Manager substantially improves on the sessions management components of both FF and TMP, and uBlock Origin provides what I believe is a unique function by allowing blocking of individual elements on a page.

    39. MdN said on September 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm
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      Bluhell Firewall
      Disconnect
      HTitle
      NoScript
      Private Tab
      Scroll to Top/Bottom
      …and a few non-essential ones.

    40. theMike said on September 23, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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      noscript, adblock plus, lastpass and https everywhere.

    41. AnonHurr said on September 23, 2015 at 1:03 pm
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      uBlock Origin
      Disconnect
      HTTPS Everywhere
      I don’t care about cookies
      S3.Google Translator
      DownThemAll
      Private Tab
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      Update Scanner
      YouTube High Definition

    42. Oxa said on September 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm
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      My top ten:
      AdBlock Plus + Element Hiding Helper
      BetterPrivacy
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Edit Bookmark Plus
      ImTranslator
      Menu Editor
      NewsFox
      Print Edit
      Show Parent Folder
      Thumbnail Zoom Plus

    43. jb85 said on September 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm
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      Brief
      DownThemAll
      Greasemonkey
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      LastPass
      NoScript
      NoSquint
      Ublock Origin

    44. ozar said on September 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm
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      I’ve never been a fan of using dozens of add-ons, so my list is always short:

      noscript
      ublock-origin
      toggle referrer

      1. Malbay said on September 23, 2015 at 11:20 pm
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        Wise. More addons = more stability issues and slowdowns.

    45. proteus said on September 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm
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      * S3.Google Translator
      * Beyond Australis (formerly “The Fox Only Better”)
      * OneTab
      * Adblock Plus
      * FlashGot
      * All-in-One Sidebar

    46. jimp said on September 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm
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      The one I consider essential is FireFTP because no other browser has it.
      It is the only reason I use FireFox at all.

    47. Jeff said on September 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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      My must haves:

      * Ublock Origin

      * TabMix Plus

      * Classic Theme Restorer (tons of options and features)

      * Fireshot – really awesome web page grabber that can easily save an entire page (or portion) to a PDF or JPG/PNG.

      * Gmelius – fantastic Gmail UI overhaul tool

      * Greasemonkey + Hit Hider script – allows me to permanently hide a chosen URL from appearing in Google search results

      * Lastpass – best password mgr, IMO

      * DownThemAll – excellent download mgr

      * Menu Wizard – highly useful Firefox context menu editor

      * Toggle Animated Gifs – I can press F8 to stop all gif animations on a page

      * TinyURL generator – right click on a page and get a shortened URL auto-copied to the clipboard.

      1. Jeff said on September 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm
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        I forgot to list another great one:

        * NoSquint – very good per site zoom manager. good for old/tired eyes.

    48. Antonio said on September 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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      Selecting the most wanted (no live without) from my long list of addons:
      TabGroups Manager (very very worried about it)
      Pano (very worried about it)
      Greasemonkey
      Noscript
      Firebug
      Classic Theme Restorer

    49. Leandro said on September 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm
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      Context Search
      All-in-One Sidebar
      Imagus
      uBlock Origin
      Greasemonkey

    50. Ahmad Albahar. said on September 23, 2015 at 4:52 pm
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      The addons that I hope that they’ll survive are: 1password.
      Webvism.
      uBlock origin.
      Session Manager.
      Epub reader.
      Informational tab.
      Ghostory.
      disconnect.

    51. p3t3r said on September 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm
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      In order of importance from top to down:
      Fire Gestures
      Speed Dial
      Tab Mix Plus
      No Script
      Classic Theme Restorer (A Browser without status-bar is useless for me)
      Element Hiding Helper

    52. WandersFar said on September 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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      Classic Theme Restorer
      FireGestures
      Keyword Search
      Policeman
      uBlock

    53. Jesus said on September 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm
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      Esenciales:

      -uBlock Origin (v1.1.1) — Por fin, un bloqueador eficiente con uso mínimo de procesador y memoria.
      -Load Tabs Progressively Fixed (v1.3) — Load tabs one by one. Muy útil para abrir multitud de favoritos a la vez sin problemas, ni esperas; en especial si no tienes mucha velocidad de conexión a Internet.
      -Classic Theme Restorer (v1.3.9). Lo mejor en personalización.
      -Magic Actions for YouTube™ (v6.8.8.8) — Enhance your YouTube watching experience in Firefox! Get extra features like Mouse Wheel Volume Control, AutoHD, Cinema Mode, OSD, and more!
      -YouTube High Definition (v40.1) — YouTube High Definition es una poderosa herramienta que te permite reproducir todos los videos de YouTube en alta definición, automáticamente.

      Otros muy útiles:

      -X-notifier (v3.5.14) — Notifica a su correo web
      -Tab notifier (v2.2.1-signed) — Posibilita las notificaciones desktop como en Chrome (v.g. Gmail, imo.im) y, si el sitio no los utiliza, puede notificar de nuevos mensajes detectando el cambio del título (v.g. Hotmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter). Aunque si el browser es minimizado!
      -Google Similar Images (v0.5.1-signed) — Right click an image and google for similar images – easy!
      -Image Toolbar (v0.6.16.1-signed) — Provides easy access to common image functions.
      -Pearl Crescent Page Saver Basic (v2.8.2.1-signed) — Guarda en un archivo una imagen de la página web.
      -Flip or Rotate Image (v0.9.1-signed) — Adds submenus for flipping or rotating to the image context menu.
      -Smart Pause for YouTube (v2.0.1.1-signed) — Smart Pause automatically pauses currently playing videos on YouTube once you leave the page and resumes playback when you return
      -HTML5 YouTube Everywhere (v0.5.6.1-signed) — Always use HTML5 YouTube player, Everywhere.
      -FlashDisable (v1.1.1.1-signed) — This addon adds a toolbar button that lets you disable and re-enable flash with just one click.

    54. Belga said on September 23, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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      All-in-One Sidebar
      Bitdefender Trafficlight
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Disable WebRTC
      Extension Defender
      Fasterfox
      FireShot
      Google Shortcuts
      gtranslate
      Nuke Anything Enhanced
      Open With
      Quick Maps
      Restart My Fox
      RoboForm Toolbar
      Skip Addon Compatibility Check
      TinEye Reverse Image Search
      VTzilla
      ZenMate Security, Privacy & Unblock VPN

    55. Sukhen said on September 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm
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      At Pale Moon:
      betterfox
      Bluhell firewall
      Cleanest Addon Manager
      Click&Clean
      Deferredto
      Extension Defender
      FastestFox
      FEBE
      GMelius
      IDM CC
      LastPass
      MEGA
      NoScript
      Private Tab
      Restartless Restart
      Right Links
      Save Images
      ScreenGrab
      uBlock Origin

    56. SA Jack said on September 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm
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      All-In-One Sidebar
      Classic Theme Restorer
      CM Send Link
      Last Pass
      Menu Icons Plus
      NoScript
      NoSquint
      Precise Clear History
      Save File To
      uBlock Origin
      uMatrix
      WOT

    57. YK said on September 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm
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      Tree Style Tab
      No Script
      Greasemonkey
      Flashgot
      Session Manager
      FireShot
      Bookmark Favicon Changer
      New Xkit
      Ank Pixiv Tool

    58. IAmTheWolf said on September 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm
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      Ghostery

      1. Malbay said on September 23, 2015 at 11:14 pm
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        Ghostery is 3x slower than Adblock Plus and sells collected data to advertisers. I hope they abandon it.

    59. idoric said on September 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm
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      I will not mention again what has been said before. I add to the list the following extensions:
      Easy Copy
      LeechBlock
      Rikaichan (*)
      Send to XBMC (*)
      TiddlyFox extension for Firefox (*)
      uBlock Origin

      (*) I can’t imagine living without these three, I’d even be able to go under Chrome (that is to say my level of desperation) if it became necessary.

    60. Croatoan said on September 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm
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      Adblock plus, autopager fixed, beyond australis, classic theme restorer, download status bar, https everywhere, image toolbar, imagus, lastpass, tab groups helper, x-notifier

    61. stevep said on September 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm
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      NoSquint
      Right Links
      SmartPager
      FindBar Tweak
      OmniSidebar
      Stay-Open Menu
      Load Tabs Progressively Fixed
      Double Click Closes Tab
      Delete Tab
      DblClicker
      Adblock Plus
      Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Go Parent Folder
      Add Bookmark Here 2
      Bookmark Favicon Changer
      Split Pannel
      Tab Replace
      FlashStopper
      BehindTheOverlay
      Restart My Fox
      Theme Font & Size Changer
      Exit Button Firefox
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      BetterPrivacy

    62. firefoxlover said on September 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm
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      Below are my essential extensions:

      Adblock Plus
      Download Status Bar
      No Script
      NoSquint
      Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar
      Stylish
      The Addon Bar (restored)
      Theme Font & Size Changer
      WOT

    63. jj said on September 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm
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      Adblock Plus
      Browsec
      Disconnect
      Hide BookmarksBar
      Lastpass
      Magic Actions for Youtube
      Panic Button
      Tab Mix Plus

    64. Chris said on September 23, 2015 at 8:29 pm
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      Most important:
      Tree Style Tab

      Important:
      DownThemAll
      Greasemonkey
      Lazarus
      Paywall-Pass
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      Share me not
      Stylish
      uBlock

    65. scoob said on September 23, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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      SQLite Manager
      Textarea Cache
      Tab Mix Plus
      Classic Theme Restorer
      policeman
      greasemonkey (or Scriptish)
      Image Zoom (yes, probably “essential” for my tired old eyes)

    66. Ken Saunders said on September 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm
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      I like your Best Firefox Addons (Add-ons?) page (that’s a ton of work), especially the way that you categorized them. I’m going to replicate that when I do some updating to my site, although, I’ll use id attribute tags on the add-on’s names to jump to the listed previews. I may even link to the reviews that you’ve done for some of the add-ons if that’s okay with you. We share similar styles in how we review and present add-ons, and in all honesty, it would save me a lot of time and work.
      I know that I don’t really need your permission to link to your articles, but I said “if that’s okay with you” because SEO is more important to you and I wouldn’t want to affect it negatively even though I highly doubt that it would.
      My site’s numbers are low, but it ranks well for its specific content and the linking would be of related content.

      You’ve already listed some of the add-ons that I use and consider to be essential, so I’ll just add some that I didn’t see.
      Textarea Cache – Essential for writers.
      https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/textarea-cache
      “This extension will save automatically the content in textarea or WYSIWYG editor when user is typing. User can recover the saved texts in the cache window, even the tab or the window is closed unexpectedly.”

      Add-ons Manager Context Menu (Currently a Featured one)
      https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/am-context

      bug489729 (Disable detach and tear off tab)
      https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bug489729-disable-detach-and-t

      Capture & Print (Currently a Featured one)
      https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/capture-print

      Cookie Monster
      https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/cookie-monster

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on September 25, 2015 at 8:08 am
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        Ken, sure go ahead I’m looking forward to it.

    67. All Things Firefox said on September 23, 2015 at 9:41 pm
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      I use DownThemAll! (talk about a stupid name), Ghostery, uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere and Tab Mix Plus. DTA is the least useful for me, but the others are must-haves, Ghostery, uBlock Origin and HTTPS-Everywhere just for security/privacy reasons and Tab Mix Plus because it is just awesome.

    68. beaumale said on September 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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      Add-ons Manager Context Menu
      Auto Reload
      auto-plugin-checker
      Back to Start
      Classic Toolbar Buttons
      ColorZilla
      Context Search
      DictionarySearch
      Download Manager Tweak
      Extension Options Menu
      Ghostery
      Html Validator
      Image Filename to Clipboard
      LastPass
      Make Link
      Nightly Tester Tools
      Pocket
      ProfileSwitcher
      Restartless Restart
      Restore Your Gmail Settings
      Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar
      RSS Feed Icon in Navbar
      RSS Feed Icon in Navbar
      SearchLoad Options
      Searchonymous
      Session Manager
      Simple Timer
      Status-4-Evar
      Stylish
      Tab Mix Plus
      uBlock Origin
      URL Tooltip for Firefox 15+
      ViewSourceWith
      Zoom Page

    69. Doc said on September 23, 2015 at 11:05 pm
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      uBlock Origin
      Grab and Drag
      DownThemAll!
      NoScript
      Secure Login
      Stylish
      Firebug
      Blacken
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Disconnect
      Download Manager Tweak
      Download Tab
      Image Zoom
      Locationbar2
      NoSquint
      Resurrect Pages
      Tab Mix Plus
      FEBE

      Most of these won’t survive the “addon cripple” shakeout. Time for PaleMoon or Cyberfox then. *sigh*

    70. Montague said on September 24, 2015 at 12:01 am
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      Adblock Plus
      AddThis
      AutoPager Fixed
      DownloadStatus Bar
      DownThemAll!
      Flagfox
      Google Translator for Firefox
      Rain Alarm Extension
      Restart
      Status-4-Evar
      Tab Mix Plus
      Unhide Passwords
      Webmail Ad Blocker

    71. DonGateley said on September 24, 2015 at 12:33 am
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      Session Manager
      LastPass
      Xmarks

    72. Josh Gunderson said on September 24, 2015 at 12:36 am
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      Must Haves:
      LastPass
      uBlock Origin (was Adblock Plus for years, need to try it again now with the fixes in FF41)
      Greasemonkey, with:
      – Inoreader: enlarge images
      – LiveLeak: stretch video
      – Collapse Disqus Thread
      – Groovin’ Greasy Bandcamp Scrobbler
      x264ify
      Load Tabs Progressively

      Additional:
      Click-to-Play Manager
      Download Manager (S3) — aka Download Statusbar
      Clearly
      Enhanced Steam
      Reddit Enhancement Suite
      Gmelius
      Hide Caption Titlebar Plus

      Enabled only when I’m trying to do something specific:
      Firebug
      DownThemAll!
      FlashGot
      Open Selected Links (Userscript)
      Redirect Userscripts.org to Userscripts-MIRROR.org (Userscript)
      RegExp-Find (Userscript)
      FindBar Tweak
      Torrent Tornado

    73. Mongolia said on September 24, 2015 at 12:38 am
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      uMatrix
      uBlock Origin
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      Privacy Settings
      WOT
      Flagfox
      FlashGot
      FireGestures
      DownThemAll
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Tab Mix Plus

    74. pd said on September 24, 2015 at 1:34 am
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      I have heaps of extensions installed but really there’s probably only one that I actually feel is essential:

      Classic Theme Restorer

      The day they cut the APIs that allow that extension to do what I want with it, which is pretty much revert and/or disable most of the rubbish changes Mozilla has made in the last several years, I’ll have to consider changing browsers, which for me is a horrendous concept since Firefox is very close to my heart regardless of how much Mozilla tries to stab my heart with it.

    75. Robert G. said on September 24, 2015 at 1:51 am
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      Ad-blocker for Gmail
      Adblock Plus + Element Hiding Helper
      Add-on Update Checker
      Add-ons Manager Context Menu
      Addon List Dumper (restartless)
      Auto Shutdown NG
      Auto-Sort Bookmarks
      AutoCopy v2 + Copy Plain Text v2
      BarTab Heavy
      Browser View
      Classic Theme Restorer
      CookieMan Context
      Download Manager Tweak
      Download Status Bar
      FindBar Tweak
      Forecastfox (fix version)
      Menu Filter 9 (new!) replaces Menu Editor 1.2.7
      NoScript
      Restartless Restart
      Saved Password Editor
      Screengrab (fix version)
      SebaArt Voba (Theme)
      StatusbarEx
      Tab Counter
      Tab Mix Plus
      Thin Bookmarks
      Tiny Menu

    76. Torro said on September 24, 2015 at 3:11 am
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      – NoScript
      – BetterPrivacy
      – RefControl
      – UserAgent Switcher
      – HTTPS Everywhere
      – UBlock Origin
      – Canvas Blocker
      – AdBlock Edge – yes its no longer being worked on, no other blocker has an easier way to set up custom blocking than ABE. honestly I wished it was still being worked on.

    77. Celestial said on September 24, 2015 at 3:48 am
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      Add to Amazon Wish List
      Disconnect
      Download Manager S3
      LastPass
      Make Address Bar Font Size Bigger
      NoSquint
      Smoothwheel
      uBlock Origin
      YouTube HD Plus

    78. Phily47 said on September 24, 2015 at 3:52 am
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      AdBlock Plus
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Fast Dial
      Forecastfox
      Google Redesigned
      LastPass
      Roboform Toolbar

    79. name said on September 24, 2015 at 5:17 am
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      Add to Search Bar
      CanvasBlocker
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Disable Plugin & Memetype Enumeration
      DownThemAll
      Hide Caption Titlebar Plus
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      Random Agent Spoofer
      Toolbar Autohide
      uBlock Origin

    80. hylen said on September 24, 2015 at 6:43 am
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      Adblock Plus
      AutoCopy
      BetterPrivacy
      DownThemAll!
      FireTitle
      NoScript
      RoboFormToolbar
      SessionManager

    81. Luis said on September 24, 2015 at 7:24 am
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      For my daily use:
      Flash killer
      Tab notifier
      UnloadTab
      Send Tab to Device
      Anti tumblr infinite scroll
      Cryptocat
      Superstart
      Thumbnail Zoom Plus
      uBlock
      Vacuum Places improved
      Youtube enhancer plus

    82. Robert said on September 24, 2015 at 8:02 am
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      Adblock Plus + Element Hiding Helper
      Add to Search Bar
      Better URL Bar
      BetterPrivacy
      Bluhell Firewall
      Browser View Plus (PlayLink)
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Clean Links
      Cleanest Addon Manager
      Copy Links
      DblClicker
      DownThemAll!
      Google Reverse Image Search
      Greasemonkey
      InstantFox
      NoScript
      Open Link in New Tab
      Prevent Tab Overflow
      Private Tab
      QCLean – Remove Facebook Ads Suggested Pages and Posts
      Quick Translator (This add-on has been removed by its author)
      QuickMark
      Scroll To Top
      Searchonymous
      Secure Login
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      Status-4-Evar
      StatusbarEx
      Stay-Open Menu
      Stylish
      Tab Memory Usage
      UAControl
      Window Master
      ZenMate

    83. ThatFirefoxGuy said on September 24, 2015 at 9:57 am
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      HTTPS Everyhwere
      Noscript
      Privacy Settings
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      SSleuth
      uBlock Origin
      uMatrix
      WOT
      Youtube High Definition

    84. buffer said on September 24, 2015 at 11:37 am
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      Application: Firefox 41.0 (20150917135105)
      Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

      – about:addons-memory
      – Add Bookmark Here ²
      – Add to Search Bar
      – BetterPrivacy
      – Bookmarks menu
      – Browser View
      – Clean Links
      – Conform SearchBox(with automatic learning)
      – Context Search
      – Cookies Manager+
      – Delete Site History
      – Easy Copy
      – Extension List Dumper 2
      – External Application Buttons 2
      – FavIconReloader
      – FindBar Tweak
      – FireGestures
      – Flagfox
      – Free Memory
      – Greasemonkey
      – HTTPS-Everywhere
      – Memory Optimizer
      – Menu Filter
      – Menu Icons Plus
      – Password Exporter
      – Print Edit
      – ProxyToggle
      – Reddit Enhancement Suite
      – Redirector
      – Rehost Image
      – Restartless Restart
      – Resurrect Pages (isup edition)
      – RightToClick
      – Saved Password Editor
      – Search Site
      – SearchWP
      – Secure Login
      – SelectionSK
      – SSleuth
      – Thumbnail Zoom Plus
      – TinEye Reverse Image Search
      – UAControl
      – uBlock Origin
      – Wappalyzer

    85. Marc66 said on September 24, 2015 at 11:40 am
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      Here is my must have list. In order of “must have”:
      Saved Password Editor
      Secure Login
      Classic theme restorer
      Adblock Plus
      Pocket
      I don’t care about cookies
      Private Tab
      ProxyBar
      CertViewerPlus
      Duplicate Tab
      Oldbar
      Classic Toolbar buttons
      Show Parent Folder
      ShareMeNot

    86. A.R. said on September 24, 2015 at 11:54 am
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      I also use many, but a few are life-changing or time-saving:

      * Session Manager: if all other reasons for not using Chrome weren’t significant, this one would still be enough.

      * Xmarks: the best (if not the only) solution for consistent cross-browser bookmarks syncing, a must if you need to use other browsers as well.

      * Multifox: creates independent cookies sections, so that you can be simultaneously logged twice in a same website, like having two different Gmail accounts open, for example.

      * Tab Mix Plus: for managing (surviving!) a ton of tabs: styles, multiple lines, add-tab-button on top left corner, open next to the current one, etc.

      * Open in browser; Save file to; saveLinkOnAltClick: I open a lot of PDF files, and sometimes they are set as “download”, sometimes as “view in browser”, so the first addon gives me back the control when I am being forced to download it instead of just reading it; the second one provides immediate proper-placing solution when downloading something; the third gives me quick multiple files downloading skills (just alt-click each one to automatically download it).

      * Print edit; pdfit: these two addons provide proper exporting solutions, as the first allows you to remove clutter and the second makes a faithful copy of what you are seeing, which almost never happens when you print it as PDF.

      * FoxyProxy: best multiple proxy handling solution I know.

      * url-addon-bar; Star-Button in Urlbar; RSS Feed Icon in Navbar; Pocket (old addon): UI customization for having all tools inside the urlbar (making bookmarks, importing to Pocket, changing proxy profile, etc.)

      [The old Pocket addon is the only one that shows you your queue-list and, most importantly, allows you to edit it by changing title, tags, etc.]

      And, last but not least:

      * Stylish: a single multi-purpose addon, that gives me square tabs, UI colors customization, hides those annoying plugin-activation notifications, hides the private browsing mask when using Private Tab, changes scroll-bars, hides Gmail’s right side column (ads, contact info, etc.), and increases the search-bar size so that it becomes too large for showing alway and gets into a drop-down menu, increasing the urlbar but still staying available for when I want to manage search engines (which I add by activating, using and deactivating the Add to Search Bar addon).

    87. paulderdash said on September 24, 2015 at 12:06 pm
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      about:addons-memory
      Add-on Update Checker
      Add-ons Manager – Version Number
      Addons Recent Updates
      AddThis
      Cleanest Addon Manager
      Click-to-Play Manager
      Diigo Toolbar
      DownThemAll!
      Evernote Web Clipper
      FaviconizeTab
      FEBE
      Feed Sidebar
      feedly
      Flagfox
      FoxClocks
      Hide BookmarksBar
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      LastPass
      Lightbeam
      Menu Icons Plus
      Metascan Online Firefox Plugin
      More Tools Menu
      NoScript
      Privacy Badger
      Puzzle Toolbars
      Qualys Browsercheck
      Random Agent Spoofer
      Remove Cookies for Site
      Restartless Restart
      RoboForm Toolbar
      Self-Destructing Cookies
      SSleuth
      Tab Mix Plus
      TrafficLight
      uBlock Origin
      uMatrix
      Webroot Filtering Extension
      WOT
      Xmarks

    88. Pierre said on September 24, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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      Add Bookmark here 2
      Bluhell Firewall
      Quickjs

    89. BushAl said on September 24, 2015 at 7:32 pm
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      The three I find essential are:-
      uBlock Origin
      uMatrix
      Throbber restored

      Maybe the last needs explanation – I use Autohotkey a lot and often need to know when the active browser tab has stopped loading. I also have a private extension which I wrote to interface with my password manager (us retired it folk need to keep fiddling) but that was fairly straightforward add-on api code, so hopefully it should survive (I guess I should test that)

    90. Desmond van Heerden said on September 24, 2015 at 9:42 pm
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      Absolutely essential, will not upgrade if not supported, caused my to abandon Chrome when Side Tabs was deprecated essential:

      Tree Style Tabs

      Seriously. That’s the big one. The rest are simply nice to have, though I’d be loathe to give up:

      uBlock Origin
      tabPreloader
      Load Tabs Progressively
      Unload Tab
      Youtube Center

      But yeah. No Tree Style Tabs is a no go for me.

    91. Canthar said on September 24, 2015 at 9:48 pm
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      Drag-Select Link Text
      FireGestures
      S3.Google Translator
      Speed Dial
      Text Link
      Tile View
      Torrent Status
      Tree Style Tab
      uBlock Origin

    92. Giova said on September 25, 2015 at 12:08 am
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      Not signed:

      Pike’s Bookmark Backup

    93. jimbo said on September 25, 2015 at 12:17 am
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    94. Martin said on September 25, 2015 at 2:14 am
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      MUST HAVE extensions that must survive. In alphabetical order:

      * BetterPrivacy
      * Calomel SSL Validation
      * CanvasBlocker
      * Clean Links
      * Disable Plugin & Mimetype Enumeration
      * Disable Visited Links
      * eCleaner
      * Emty Cache Button
      * Google search link fix
      * HTTPS Everywhere
      * ImageHost Grabber
      * More About
      * Page Dark
      * RefControl
      * S3. Google Translator
      * Self-Destructing Cookies
      * Super Start (better than all speed dials)
      * tabSizeTooltip
      * Ublock Origin
      * Update Scanner
      * View Image In New Tab
      * YesScript

    95. GaryC said on September 25, 2015 at 3:05 am
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      Adblock Plus
      Add Bookmark Here 2
      Blur
      ColorfulTabs
      cyscon Security Shield
      FEBE
      Flagfox
      Hide Tab Bar With One Tab
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      Navigational Sounds
      Noise
      NoScript
      Privacy Badger
      The Addon Bar
      Toolbar Buttons
      WorldIP
      WOT

    96. Seban said on September 25, 2015 at 6:04 am
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      All-in-One Gestures
      All-in-One Sidebar
      Context Search
      Dictionary Switcher
      DownThemAll!
      Greasemonkey
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      Lazarus: Form Recovery
      LeechBlock
      Lesezeichenleiste verstecken
      Long URL Please Mod
      NoScript
      Pocket
      Rehost Image
      ScrapBook
      Search by Image for Google
      Show Anchors 2
      Status-4-Evar
      uBlock Origin
      WOT
      Yet Another Smooth Scrolling
      Zotero

    97. DebSec said on September 25, 2015 at 7:29 am
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      Add-on Update Checker
      CanvasBlocker
      Classic Theme Restorer
      Clear Search
      Close n forget
      DblClicker
      Google Redirects Fixer
      HTTPS-Everywhere
      MinimizeToTray revived (MinTrayR)
      NoScript
      RefControl
      UAControl
      uBlock Origin
      User-Agent JS Fixer
      WebSocket Disabler

    98. silat said on September 25, 2015 at 10:42 am
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      Starred extensions are my faves.

      – All-in-One Sidebar 0.7.26 *****
      – CheckBoxMate Lefedor Edition 0.47.1-signed
      – Classic Theme Restorer 1.4.0beta8 *****
      – Clear History by Threads 0.4.1-signed
      – Console² 0.9.1-signed
      – Context Search X 0.4.6.23.1-signed
      – Converter 1.2.3.1-signed
      – Copy All Links 1.3.1.1-signed
      – Copy As Plain Text 1.0.9.1-signed
      – Copy Urls Expert 2.3.1.1-signed *****
      – DownThemAll! 3.0b6
      – Drag-Select Link Text 1.3.1-signed *****
      – Extension List Dumper 2 1.0.1 *****
      – F.B. Purity – Cleans Up Facebook 12.8.0 *****
      – Fastest Search 3.363 *****
      – FEBE 8.7.1-signed *****
      – Flash and Video Download 1.76
      – Form History Control 1.4.0.4.1-signed *****
      – Go Parent Folder 2.9.1.1-signed *****
      – Greasemonkey 3.4.1
      – Greasy Scripts 1.0.6.1-signed
      – History in Threads 1.10.1-signed
      – LinkmanFox 8.96.0.0 *****
      – Magic Actions for YouTube™ 6.8.8.8 *****
      – Menu Wizard 2.10
      – Multifox 3.2.1
      – Multiple Tab Handler 0.8.2015030601.1-signed
      – New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement for Fx 41+) 1.0
      – NextVid Stopper for YouTube 1.1.1-signed
      – Noise Control 17
      – OneTab 1.9.1-signed *****
      – Open In Chrome 1.6.2
      – Page Zoom Button 1.4.1.1-signed *****
      – PageZipper 1.4.4.1-signed *****
      – PayPal Button 1.1.1
      – Pocket 3.0.6.1-signed
      – Power Close 0.4.1-signed
      – Privacy Settings 0.1.6
      – Private Tab 0.1.8
      – Restart Button 0.1.1-signed
      – Restartless Restart 9.1-signed
      – RightToClick 2.9.5.1-signed
      – RoboForm Toolbar 7.9.15.5 *****
      – S3.Google Translator 5.02
      – ScrapBook X 1.12.0a46.1-signed *****
      – Scrapbook X CopyPageInfo 1.3.8.1-signed
      – Session Exporter 0.15
      – Session Manager 0.8.1.7 *****
      – Show Parent Folder 2.1.1-signed *****
      – Sidebar Bookmarks Search Plus 2.0.1.1-signed *****
      – Simple Youtube and Video Converter 3.0
      – Stay-Open Menu 2.2.1.1-signed *****
      – Super Start 7.3.3.1-signed
      – Tab Grenade 0.8.6 *****
      – Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.9pre.150819a1 *****
      – Textarea Cache 0.9.3b *****
      – TextMarker Go 0.7.4.1-signed
      – uBlock Origin 1.1.1 *****
      – What about:.. 4.5
      – WikiWand: Wikipedia Modernized 3.1.1-signed
      – Xmarks 4.3.7.1-signed *****
      – Youtube Subscriptions Grid 1.12.1 *****
      – YouTube Video and Audio Downloader 0.4.5

    99. Tom W said on September 25, 2015 at 4:29 pm
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      Tree Style Tab
      Pushbullet
      Scriptish and Stylish
      uBlock Origin
      Hide Caption Titlebar Plus
      Color That Site
      FireGestures

    100. César said on September 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm
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      Adblock Plus
      Tile Tabs
      Just Disable Stuff
      iCloud Bookmark

    101. jelson said on September 27, 2015 at 3:58 am
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      Print to PDF
      Print Edit

      I uses the 2 a lot, especially Print to PDF since it converts even embedded links on a page to live ones in the PDF

    102. dj said on September 27, 2015 at 4:39 am
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      Security (privacy is security):
      Better Privacy, FlashStopper, NoScript, UBlock Origin (or AdBlock Plus w/whitelist disabled), Preference Monitor

      Usability:
      Classic Theme Restorer, Configuration Mania, Menu Wizard, Go Parent Folder, Sort & Search Customization, Tiny Menu,
      Restartless Restart, HackTheWeb, Profilist, Remove It Permanently, All-in-One Sidebar, Close Tabs to the Left,
      Download Status Bar

      Other:
      FEBE (backup data)

      I tend to shy away from “add-ons that a developer abandoned” and look for other options. I wish it was more obvious at Mozilla addons. Maybe a filter, “updated within last 12 months” or something.

    103. arminvb said on September 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm
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      i made a stats of this post:

      48 ublock origin
      32 noscript
      29 classic theme restorer
      23 https-everywhere
      23 adblock plus
      22 tab mix plus
      21 greasemonkey
      20 lastpass
      19 downthemall
      14 self-destructing cookies
      13 firegestures
      12 betterprivacy
      11 flagfox
      11 stylish
      11 private tab
      11 disconnect
      10 all-in-one sidebar
      8 xmarks
      8 wot
      8 session manager
      8 restartless restart
      8 flashgot
      8 element hiding helper
      7 zenmate
      7 print edit
      7 nosquint
      7 add bookmark here
      6 umatrix
      6 ublock
      6 ssleuth
      6 secure login
      6 screengrab
      6 privacy badger
      6 ghostery
      6 firebug
      6 findbar tweak
      6 febe
      6 download status bar
      6 context search
      6 canvasblocker
      5 tree style tab
      5 thumbnail zoom plus
      5 speed dial
      5 s3.google translator
      5 roomy bookmarks toolbar
      5 random agent spoofer
      5 pocket
      5 hide caption titlebar plus
      5 download manager tweak
      5 cleanest addon manager
      5 clean links
      5 bluhell firewall
      4 x-notifier
      4 the addon bar (restored)
      4 stay-open menu
      4 status-4-evar
      4 sqlite manager
      4 searchonymous
      4 scroll to top/bottom
      4 scrapbook
      4 refcontrol
      4 load tabs progressively
      4 image zoom
      4 go parent folder
      4 fireshot
      4 download manager s3
      4 cookie controller
      4 add to search bar
      etc

    104. MaulDropper said on September 30, 2015 at 2:22 pm
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      My COLD 40 (ten years ago I would thought this was an outragous amount of addons lol)

      1. About Add-ons (v0.7.1-signed) — Adds an About button to extensions, themes, and languages in the Add-ons list.

      Finally sold after 4 days and nights in sub menu hell.

      2. Adblock Edge (v2.1.9.1-signed) — Ads were yesterday!

      For some reason, the original went south.

      3. Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon (v0.9.2.1-signed) — Makes it easy to block pop-ups with Adblock Plus.
      4. Add-ons Manager Context Menu (v0.4.2.1-signed) — Add more items to Add-ons Manager context menu.

      More INFO , cause I love to read.

      5. Add Bookmark Here ² (v23.0.20140225.1-signed) — Add a menuitem “Add Bookmark Here…” to Bookmarks Menu.

      Why this still ain’t part of ff?

      6. Add to Search Bar (v2.7.1-signed) — Add any search on any page to the Search Bar.

      Another… Why ain’t it part of.

      7. AppLauncher (v0.8.7.1-signed) — This extension lets you launch an external application through the context menu.

      Used with my proxysel to fix the extensions.ini by read line and replace method from BATCH FILES.

      8. ChromEdit Plus (v2.9.10) — A User Profile Editor Plus… Open The Chrome, Profile, & Install Folders. Open The File Manager. Restart Application.

      This is needed to edit USerChrome.css for FoxDie Theme.

      9. Cleanest Addon Manager (v7.0.1-signed) — Cleanup your Addon Manager.

      Does clean it up.

      10. Color toggle (v0.16.1-signed) — Toggles the foreground/background/link colors between two values.

      I just needed this. I can’t explain why.

      11. Context Search (v0.6.3.1-signed) — Expands the context menu’s ‘Search for’ item into a list of search engines.

      I LOVE THIS! OMG

      12. customize_titlebar_v2 (v0.7.1-signed) — Customize the browser titlebar

      Vanity Plates… or a way to tell CyberFox, Aurora, Nightly, Pale Moon seperated at a glance.

      13. Disable Auto-update (v1.1) — Disable Auto-update.

      A new theme for 2015 it seems, I only going to dread in the coming months as the security exploits catch up to the unpatched since JULY 2015 Microsoft Boycott because of TRUST death.

      14. Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus (v1.3.2.1-signed) — Helps you create element hiding rules for Adblock Plus to fight the text ads.

      For when that UGLY Yellen is on Drudge or Zerohedge

      15. FEBE (v8.3.1-signed) — Backup your Firefox data

      Back Scratcher!

      16. FireFTP (v2.0.19.1-signed) — FTP Client for Mozilla Firefox.

      I love checking out old FTP’s.

      17. FireSSH (v0.94.7.1-signed) — SSH Client for Mozilla Firefox.

      I usually disable this, cause I use other terminals, but I install it for EMERGENCY.

      18. ITEM CENSORED AS PER REQUEST ;o) You must GUESS the name of the I can’t say. Looks like it starts with an “F”, please stop hurting your head thinking about it.

      19. Flip or Rotate Image (v0.9.1-signed) — Adds submenus for flipping or rotating to the image context menu.

      Nothing like it for these weird auctions I go to, when the box lot is a bunch of JUNK and you need to ROTATE to read the text on the boxes.
      Pretend it’s a box of RF connectors, if you rotate the photo you can read the labels easier. Really good for DVD and CD auctions, but also RECORDS, and TAPES or BOOKS even. I really LOVE this extension.

      20. Ghostery (v5.4.7) — Protect your privacy. See who’s tracking your web browsing and block them with Ghostery.
      21. Greasemonkey (v3.4.1) — A User Script Manager for Firefox
      22. More About (v1.2.13) — Adds “about:” menu and button.
      23. Neo Diggler (v1.0.6.1-signed) — A URL manipulation tool for power users
      24. Nightly Tester Tools (v3.7.1-signed) — Useful tools for the nightly tester.
      25. NoScript (v2.6.9.36) — Extra protection for your Firefox: NoScript allows JavaScript, Java (and other plugins) only for trusted domains of your choice (e.g. your home-banking web site). This whitelist based pre-emptive blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality… Experts will agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript :-)
      26. Open Link in New Tab (v0.1.2014070301.1-signed) — Loads links in new tabs, by conditions.

      Frustration finally got this installed. My START page is PHYSICALLY ON MY DRIVE–hand edited from the ORIGINAL TEMPLATE at fravia.org back in the day

      when I CLICK links I want them in NEW TABS, unless I have cookies and scripts and doing ecomerce on a SINGLE PAGE.

      27. Open Profile Folder (v1.3.3.1-signed) — Open current profile folder from “Tools” menu or toolbar button.

      Helps debug glitches and trouble

      28. Profile Folder Button (v1.0.5) — Adds profile folder button.

      Uh huh… yeah,

      29. ProxySel (v1.3.12b) — The Proxy selection and processing utility is a Mozilla extension that let you select a proxy from a drop down menu. You may import proxy lists in different formats, available from http://proxy-list.org/, http://www.checkedproxylists.com/, http://www.proxylists.net/. The normal way to do is to load a file from webpage suggested above and import this file into ®Firefox with ProxySel, test the Proxies and rate it. To use the TOR feature, you have to install TOR from http://tor.eff.org first. Please use Firefox 2 or higher

      note: I won’t give this extension up yet, It still lives in 2015, I made it change ports. by hex editing the port number on it.
      In my opin it should been PART of firefox EARLY ON. Foxyproxy is garbage.

      30. QuickJava (v2.0.5) — Enable/Disable Javascript, Java, Flash, Silverlight, Animated Images, Cookies, Images, CSS, and Proxy from Toolbar.

      ESSENTIAL… The PRIMARY FLIGHT CONTROLS Perhaps this is the ONE that addresses the article the most for me.

      31. Restart (v1.2.7) — Adds “Restart” menu and button.

      Annoying why ain’t it IN FF?

      32. Resurrect Pages (v2.0.6.1-signed) — Resurrect dead pages, by finding their ghosts.

      Love it..

      33. ScrapBook (v1.5.11.1-signed) — Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection.
      34. ScrapBook CHM Creator (v1.1.6.1-signed) — Windows Compiled Help creator for the Scrapbook extension.

      an electronics tech without these in 2015? Don’t think so.

      35. Scroll To Top (v4.5.1.1-signed) — Scroll to top and vice versa in a window.

      Productivity

      36. Show Profile (v0.9.9.9.1-signed) — Display profile on window title or customized locations (with or without icon)
      37. Status-4-Evar (v2014.07.06.05.1-signed) — Status widgets and progress indicators for Firefox 4+

      Productivity, Sensors, I put the Primary flight controls here for the PLUGINS

      38. Stylish (v2.0.2.1-signed) — Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager.

      clickty clik

      39. User Agent Overrider (v0.2.5.1-signed) — Override browser User-Agent string

      This one holds the string between boots.

      40. User Agent Switcher (v0.7.3.1-signed) — Adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of a browser.

      this one has MANY strings to choose from. I may take string from here and use elsewhere for the session or PROBLEM website.

    105. Mike O said on October 7, 2015 at 3:02 am
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      How ’bout Palemoon – very simple.

      – Adblock Latitude
      – Better Privacy
      – FEBE
      – Flashblock
      – LastPass
      – Noia 4 Theme manager
      – Toolbar Buttons

    106. James Fuller said on October 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm
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      NoScript, Adblock+, Ghostery, BetterPrivacy.

      Also, as someone who saves lots of web pages offline (digital graphics tutorials, computer howto pages, recipe and cooking pages, editorials and rant fodder of all kinds, etc.) I have got to have HackTheWeb. It allows deleting all the shite you don’t ever want to see again from a page before you save it. If HackTheWeb doesn’t make the cut then alas neither does FF. I’ll have to find a different browser with equivalent functionality. (Hope I don’t have to. I’ve tried lots of other FF and Chrome add-ons that claim to do the same thing but none do it as effectively and transparently as HTW.)

    107. Lil ndn said on October 17, 2015 at 9:59 pm
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      I too have several oldies but goodies which utilizing the “about:config” “extensions.checkCompatibilty” boolean which is set to “false” has allowed their usage since Fx3.0 or so. Can not Mozilla allow users to continue this ploy and be happy. I’ve been using Fx since before 2,0 and tried many times Chrome, Opera and others yet I always come back to my beloved Fx. Perhaps this mayhap be an easier solution than permissions for those unsigned, outdated & yet still in use extensions. Think about it… as I’ve always said, : “FTW, Freedom Through Wisdom.”

    108. PPPPSSSS said on October 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm
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      uBlock Origin —– (not just ublock there is a difference*) (better than Adblock/Edge/BluHeel/PaleMoon)
      MyWoT ————- is a must to reduce russian roulette searches
      Disconnect ——— (disconnect.me) for phone as well.
      Session Manager— for when you have 1000 tabs open and Firefox doesn’t offer to restore.
      NoScript
      Https Everywhere or (uMatrix has https option and locks down sites to just CSS/Img allowed)
      Reddit Enhancer
      Youtube Theatre? forget name

      #######
      Ghostery & MyWot are great but put 3rd party communication into your browsing

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