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Ten ‘Must Have’ Firefox Add-Ons

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Firefox users — make your Firefox browser even better with these 10 extensions:


to control your new tab page

One of my pet peeves about tabbed web browsers is the blank tab page. More
specifically, it annoys me when I click to open another tab and I get a “New Tab”
page, or completely blank page. I’m a Google fan; I want Google to load. I just
don’t understand why Microsoft and Mozilla won’t make the default setting load
your homepage for new tabs!

If you’re the same way, you may have already checked (and double-checked) the
tab settings in Firefox and found no homepage setting for new tabs. However,
there are add-ons that will help; for instance, NewTabURL. This add-on lets you
choose the URL for new tabs: blank page, home page, current page, or specific

NewTabURL also gives you another feature that automatically loads URLs from
the clipboard. For example, you can copy a website address from a document,
browser, or anywhere and when you open another tab in Firefox, the copied URL
will automatically load in the new tab.


iMacros for Firefox
for automating browser tasks and tests

This is a very interesting add-on, giving you the ability to record and play
macros in Firefox. Pretty much anything repetitive you do in Firefox you can
automate with iMacros. You can teach it to fill out forms or download and upload
files. It can import or export data to and from CSV or XML files or databases.
It even includes support for working with PDF files, capturing screenshots, user
agent simulation, and proxies.

iMacros for Firefox also includes a password manager. These passwords can be
used within macros. Plus they can be secured with 256-Bit AES encryption


Web Developer
to design, test, and troubleshoot sites and applications

This add-on is great for anyone that designs or maintains websites or web
applications. It gives you a new Firefox menu and toolbar with various web
developer tools. Use it to test, inspect, or troubleshoot cookies, forms,
images, and many other web components.

It gives you control over client-side settings by letting you easily toggle
Java, JavaScript, cache, cookies, pop-blocker, and other features on and off.
You can view CSS details and even edit the style sheets to see live results. It
includes many inspection and manipulation features for forms and images. It also
features code validaters and many other miscellaneous tools.

Read the rest at LinuxPlanet.

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