Adblock Plus is a better version of adblock, and the updater listed below works on this as well IE Tab FireFTP Minimize to Tray (for work, when your doing something you shouldn't be) TabX or the newer version of it - TabMix Plus - very useful Tabbrowser preferences DownThemAll - better for downloads of lots of info from web pages All In One Sidebar - makes life easy. Download Manager Tweak I disagree with flashblock though, causes some pages to crash, and others to simply not work. Causes a plethora of other problems as well... but it can be useful in some instances - I'd wait for a later, less buggy version
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Firefox advice from a network engineer to the general web surfer. Edit | Reply
The key to firefox is customization through extensions. There's probably 100 pages of different extensions. If you prefer to seach for yourself, enjoy. Otherwise, I certainly recommend the following extensions for the general web surfer. All installations of Firefox have a bookmark which will take you to the themes and extensions web page.
Bookmarks > Firefox and Mozilla Links > Themes and Extensions.
I suggest seaching for these by name it will save you some time.
-Adblock (must have)
-Adblock Filterset.G Updater (must have)
-NoScript (must have)
-Clear Private Data (must have)
-Flashblock (must have)
-Update Notifier (must have, this helps keep all your extensions up to date)
-Copy Plain Text (very useful if you use copy and paste frequently)
-FoxyTunes (for music lovers only)
-Download Statusbar (if you download a lot of files)
-Show IP (if your a network engineer)
-FFMyIP (if your a network engineer)
-Tweak Network (allows you to download more files at once)
Once you complete the installation of all (must have) extensions, you will have to spend some time browsing the sites you normally browse and permit the sites you trust and use normally (no script). The popup blocker blocks all popups by default, so unless you use websites that use popups, you will have to do little adjusting. Last but not least, read the description of each extension as it usually will describe it's normal behavior and allows you to make an informed decision.
There is also a large number of Seach Engine extensions. Very useful.
Best of Luck
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