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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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