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Top Mozilla Firefox Add-Ons In 2012

Firefox Addons

My personal favorite web browser is Firefox. Not only is it extremely fast and secure, but it also extremely customizable.
If you don’t already have Firefox installed, you can get it here.
Firefox Addons allow you to make the most of your Internet experience from blocking unwanted scripts (common cause of spyware) to managing your social media accounts. The following Addons are ones that I have tested and found to be useful. I recommend you try as many as you like.
More information on how to delete, modify, and customize Addons can found below.

Security & Absolute Essentials

No one should go without these Addons:

Addon Description Add to Firefox
Session Manager Session Manager saves and restores the state of all windows when you want it, automatically at the start-up, and after crashes. It can also automatically save the state of open windows individually. Session Manager Firefox Add Ons
AdBlockPlus Adblock Plus allows you regain control of the internet and change the way you view the web. You can also choose from over 40 filter subscriptions to automatically configure the Addon for purposes ranging from removing online advertising to blocking all known malware domains. Ad Block Plus For FireFox
No Script This free, open source Addon allows JavaScript, Java, Flash, and other plugins to be executed only by trusted websites of your choice (for example, your online bank) and provides the most powerful Anti-XSS protection available in a browser. No Script Firefox Addon


Bookmarks and Organization

These Addons help you stay organized:

Addon Description Add to Firefox
Fast Dial Allows you to save visual bookmarks. Fast Dial Firefox Add On
StumbleUpon StumbleUpon helps you discover great websites that match your interests. Simply click the Stumble button to see the best websites. There are over 500 topics to choose from and the more you use it, the better your recommendations become. StumbleUpon Plugin For FireFox


Look & Feel

These Addons change the look and feel of Firefox:

Addon Description Add to Firefox
Tree Style Tab This Addon displays tabs like a tree. Tree Style Tab Addon for Firefox
Fission Fission combines address bar and progress bar like Safari does. This makes the progress bar more visible and aesthetically pleasing. Fission Plugin For Firefox


Hacks and Configurations

These Addons allow you to modify your browsing experience:

Addon Description Add to Firefox
RightToClick RightToClick stops JavaScript annoyances such as forbidden right click, forbidden text selection, and cascading dialog boxes. RightToClick Addon for Firefox
Stylish Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager. Stylish lets you easily install themes and skins for Google, Facebook, YouTube, Orkut, and many other sites. You can even customize Firefox and other programs. Sylish Plugin for Firefox
Omnibar Omnibar integrates the location bar and search bar into one, shows search and URL suggestions, and quickly switches search engine using search keywords. It also provides different auto-complete pop-up styles for compact displays. Omnibar Addon for Firefox
Modify Headers Add, modify and filter HTTP request headers with this Addon. Modify Headers Addon for Firefox
Personal Menu The menus toolbar is now available in Toolbar Context Menu, and you can hide it forever. Personal Menu Addon for Firefox
Skipscreen SkipScreen is a free Firefox Addon that skips the clicking and waiting on sites like RapidShare, Megaupload, Mediafire, zShare, and more. Skipscreen Addon for Firefox
Greasemonkey This Addon allows you to customize the way a page displays using small bits of JavaScript. Greasemonkey Addon for Firefox
AutoPager The AutoPager Firefox extension automatically loads the next page of a site in line when you reach the end of the current page for infinite content scrolling. AutoPager Firefox Addon


Student Resources

These Addons help students manage their work:

Add-On Description Add to Firefox
Zotero This is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work: in the web browser itself. Zotero Plugin For Firefox


Useful Tools

These Addons allow you to add useful tools and functions to your browser:

Add-On Description Add to Firefox
ScreenGrab It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, a selection, or a particular frame. ScreenGrab saves websites as images in a file or to the clipboard. It even captures Flash, too. ScreenGrab Addon for Firefox
Firebug Inspect HTML and modify style and layout in real-time with this Addon. Firebug Addon for Firefox
FireFTP FireFTP is a free and secure cross-platform FTP client for Firefox that provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers. FireFTP Addon for Firefox
FireGestures FireGestures is a customizable mouse gestures extension that enables you to execute various commands and user scripts with five types of gestures. FireGestures Addon for Firefox
QuickProxy Use the Statusbar button to turn the proxy on and off with a single click. QuickProxy Addon for Firefox


Managing Addons

Managing Addons in Firefox is extremely simple. While Firefox is open, right click the Tools menu and select Addons.
Here you can change the options, disable, and uninstall any Addon.


Suggest Your Own Firefox Addons and Give us Your Feedback

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