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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Feb 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    Xmarks is my must-have

    Video DownloadHelper is also another that i cant live without.

    there are a few others, adblock/noscript, greasemonkey, and WOT also help
     
  3. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Bit of an oxymoron if you ask me :D

    Good, wouldn't want anybody to have a tough time looking for them.
    Seiously, you caved in and use the preset folders?
     
  4. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Was thinking more about organisation than knowing where to find them and no, I have different folders, just thought it was easier to get my point across ;)
     
  5. Orionche

    Orionche Guest

    Was looking for a Multirow-type addon for ages. :| Cheers for posting that...
     
  6. oMonarca

    oMonarca Elitist Brick

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    +1 for Xmarks!

    Down Them All is also pretty good. Simple Boss Key too >_>
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Xmarks, FireSomething (for lols), Firesizer, IEView (for those pesky sites that still don't work), and oldbar. :D
     
  8. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    xmarks, adblock plus, downthemall, firegestures, autohide statusbar and auto menubar.

    Also multiproxy switch and create an SSH tunnel to home for use at work ;)
     
  9. scawp

    scawp New Member

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    Opera created speed dial not Chrome
     
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  10. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    you forgot ad block plus
     
  11. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    I can't live without Smoothwheel makes scrolling so much nicer. I use chrome at home but am still stuck with FF at work due to all my dev tools.
     
  12. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Would that make him a bad person? What's wrong with using the preset folders?
     
  13. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I use Snaplinks (or Multi Links) - they both allow you to draw a box round a bunch of links and open in tabs, both have their advantages.

    Xmarks for password sync mainly, thinking about changing to Weave for the tabs sync - when it existed Google Browser Sync was good for that.

    Distrust - a bit like the In Private mode but I can keep all my currently open tabs open - really helpful - and for while it is turned on, your history works as usual

    Close n forget - had a Stumble Upon site you don't want in your history? Click the button and it all goes away.

    I have changed my Awesomebar to be on the same row as all the menus to save space, I cannot get enough!
     
  14. proxymoron

    proxymoron New Member

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    What Scawp said - Speed Dial was in Opera way, way, before any of the other browsers chose to copy it.
     
  15. do_it_anyway

    do_it_anyway Member

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    Awesome add-on, but I doubt they "forgot it". After all, they rely on advertising on the site. Then posting about an ad-removal add-on would be foolish.

    On topic- I.E.Tab (which I assume is similar to krikkits IEview mentioned above) is an absolute must have. It even works with some (shockingly old and poor) website's i use that for work that "only" work on IE6.
     
  16. Spiny

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    In order of favouritism:

    downthemall
    xmarks
    1-click youtube downloader
    url shrink easy
    foxyproxy
    add to search bar
    adblock plus
     
  17. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    NoScript Cheesecake.
     
  18. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    nice list, nice thread

    looks like I have stuff to test :)


    my input:
    -download statusbar (much more convenient than the default download window)
    -mixtabplus (i use it to put my tabs at the bottom of firefox)
    -the rest were named already :)


    edit: wow lastpass is impressive ! Hhighly recommended to anyone who was hesitating to try it. Give it a shot, you won't regret it
     
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  19. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    in the order I install when faced with a new install:

    Adblock Plus (seriously, how can anyone use the web without this?)
    XMarks (sync your book marks between desktop and laptop, bonus points for allowing you to have slightly different bookmarks at home and work)
    Gmail Notifier (because I can't be arse to keep checking my inbox)
    Download them All (allows some changes in your download folder, but also handy for downloading all 20 pictures on a particular page etc.)
    FxIF (displays EXIF in the image properties)
    Popup Alt (gives you the IE mouse over text)
     
  20. robyholmes

    robyholmes I'm under your desk...

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    Xmarks for me, very good!

    The uTorrent thing is interesting. Have you looked in to the 'WebGUI' that utorrent offers? It allows you to control Utorrent through your browser on another PC in the LAN. You can copy a link location and just paste it in there and it will download it for you. Also useful to check on status or pause the download when you want to game at night (Downloads at night on my schedule). Also means you can access it on any PC.
     
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