My "Handy Firefox Extension" list

One of Firefox's strengths is the ability to add "extensions" to the browser. These little additions to Firefox can greatly extend the functionality of the browser.

Here I put my favorites and what they do. I don't expect the list to be fully implemented with anyone else as everyones needs are different, but maybe the odd nugget of information may help you.

  • - Integrates into Firefox. Keep, share and discover all your favorite things.
  • Adblock - Filters ads from web-pages
  • NoScript - Extra protection for your Firefox: NoScript allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content only for trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site.
  • VideoDownloader - Download videos from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, iFilm, Dailymotion... and other 60+ video sites
  • IE Tab(Windows only) - Embeds Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox.
  • Tab Mix Plus - enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities.
  • DownThemAll! - download manager.
  • Adblock Filterset.G Updater - companion extension to Adblock or Adblock Plus
  • Greasemonkey - Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays.
  • Platypus - lets you modify a Web page from your browser -- "What You See Is What You Get" -- and then save those changes as a Greasemonkey script so that they'll be repeated the next time you visit the page
  • Firefox Showcase - to easily locate and select any open browser window in Firefox.
  • Smoothwheel - Scrolls the document smoothly when scrolling the mouse wheel.
  • TinyUrl creator - TinyUrl brings the functionality into your browser.
  • Always remember password - Instructs web sites to always remember your password.
  • Bugmenot - Bypass compulsory web registration via Firefox's right-click context menu.
  • UK English Dictionary - UK dictionary for those of us that like to organise our colours and favourites while changing tyres :)


Don't forget the Web Developer Toolbar, a must have toolkit for anyone who needs to debug web pages.