Anyone here have any Firefox addons they think are very helpful?
Here are 5 that people have mentioned:
- Adblock Plus - with a (free, no registration required) subscription to 'Easylist', this removes pretty much all ads from the web, resulting in far faster page load times and a much better web experience. Note though that many sites depend on ads for the income they need to stay alive, so if you use this, consider donating to the sites whose ads you are blocking.
- Ghostery - this (with some configuration) will eliminate the web bugs that sites use to track your browsing activity for marketing and analytics purposes. Removing marketing-related tracking may improve your privacy, and removing all tracking bugs can speed up page load times considerably.
- Tab Mix Plus - this really helps when you need to manage over 20 tabs at once. For example, it lets you easily reopen closed tabs, it can make new tabs open next to the tab they're opened from, etc.
- Startup Master - this prevents you being bombarded by password prompts when Firefox starts up, and your tabs are all set to pages which require login.
- Firebug - a web developer tool that is extremely helpful for diagnosing problems with a website.