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The "Can't Live Without" Firefox Add-On's

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  • Started 6 years ago by Appletom
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thegeek
The Geek
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"scroll position not remembered on pages with cache-control: no-store http header "

That's been bugging me for a while... if I remember I might take a peek into the source code. It's set to not cache anything to make sure the latest posts show up right away.

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

Hah. http://noscript.net/

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Check your link :)

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Scott
Scott
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Taybay, check out the first page, 5th post down ;)

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

My bad, right at the top!

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Installed noscript a couple of hours ago. And now I have to clear a search box in HTG before I can type in. ???

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jd2066
jd2066
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The search box uses Javascript to clear the text in it when you click on it.
NoScript blocks all Javascript except for sites in it's whitelist.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Thanks jd

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jd2066
jd2066
Posts: 3814

The idea of Noscript is to block all Javascript as in can be used in bad ways.
Though many web sites use it for normal good things.
Due to that I haven't installed NoScript.
I would have add a lot of sites to it's whitelist to use all their functions.

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

A new feature they added is to automatically white list the top-level domain. That way, most of the main page's scripts get through, but annoying ads and trackers do not.

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thegeek
The Geek
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Almost every website uses Javascript... so if you want to use the internet easily, NoScript doesn't help much.

It's great for when you are using StumbleUpon though... noscript and flashblock.

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Scott
Scott
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http://www.techdo.com/things-t.....o-for-you/

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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thought this would be a good one to post here http://lifehacker.com/376551/t.....-firefox-3

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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i didn't know you could do this http://lifehacker.com/376555/d.....in-firefox

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socialism-has-never-worked
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re "Is there a hotkey for switching between tabs in firefox?"

yes: Control-PageUp & Control-PageDown

(in addition to the previous control-tab answer... the reverse order is control-shift-tab)

--- Must Haves --- .......................................................

+ NoScript - beaten to death already

+ Controle de Scripts - ohhh new to the thread. gives you fine grain JS control.. AND less cumbersome manipulation of Security Policies. How could you call yourself geek and not use Security Policies??

+ AdBlock Plus
++ AdBlock Plus element hiding helper - a real geek would have this too, and well as the relate arsenal below
++ Remove It Permanently
++ Aardvark
++ GreaseMonkey - be sure to upgrade the monkey's status avatar
++ Stylish

+ FEBE - backup is important since the untimely death of Bookmarks Backup

+ Cookie Culler - keep what you want, the rest are wiped next session

+ DownThemAll! - sneaky download acceleration and more

+ dragdropupload - better than the original developer. oh yes, sly references

+ ImageBot

+ Remember Mismatched Domains

+ WebMail Notifier

-- Nice to haves -- .......................................................

+ Edit Cookies - my whatever could this be for?

+ ErrorZilla Mod - more fun when you modify it yourself

+ Firefox Universal Uploader - hack out the affiliate code yourself, too. Though it's not as bad as that bastard who created ShortShip Pro

+ httpOnly

+ CacheViewer - a thousand and one uses... though I most use it for that one mp3 stealing thing in that one blog

+ CustomizeGoogle - if you must use google.. the filtering is priceless. especially used in tandem with a certain greasemonkey UserScript. If only there were a premade filtering extension/UserScript for the other popular search engines. *hint* *hint*

-- avoid like the plague -- .......................................................

- ShortShip Pro - author is a hypocritical bastard. who wants to click his pay-him-per-click ad links INSIDE an extension? No one ought to

- ShortShip - encourages his nonsense all the same

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the end

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

ummm why are you on this forum

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Illegal substances......like citrone in the brain

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

I was talking about that socialism guy

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

So was I

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ScottW
ScottW
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Do any of you find that having so many add-ons slows down Firefox? I thought I remember hearing that was a problem. I try to keep the number of add-ons that I use to a minimum so I can surf faster.

I like what I'm hearing about FF 3.0. Thanks for the tip, jack.

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