• # April 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    What Fire fox add-ons / extensions do you use and what do they do.

    I use:
    All-in-One Side bar – easier access to bookmarks history, downloads, and others.
    British English dictionary – so I don’t look like an illiterate fool on forums!
    NoScript – No damn malware is sneaking it’s way on to my PC!

    Firebug – well it’s obvious, and one of the best tools out there.
    GridFox – I found this recently – it overlays a customisable grid over any web page. Another very useful developer’s tool.

    I’m hoping to find more useful little tools and add-ons, so share with me; what do you use, what does it do, and why do you use it?

    # April 30, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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    I use the ‘Web Developer Toolbar’ and a Dutch dictionairy :) I also installed Firebug, but don’t use it often while I am used to use the web developer toolbar.

    # April 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm

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    Besides the obvious Firebug, one extension I really like is PicLens: … _ff_16.php

    It doesn’t have anything to do with development, but it makes browsing pictures really easy and fun.

    # May 1, 2008 at 3:12 am

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    Ow yes of course I got piclens too. I really love it, it gives browsing images an amazing effect! :)

    # May 1, 2008 at 5:07 am

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    I use fewer and fewer add-ons these days,
    Firebug is the mainstay and I doubt I could live without it.
    HTML Validator (HTML Tidy) is another very useful developer app.
    And the British English Dictionary for spell checking.

    I find I no longer use the web developers toolbar anymore – except for quick-viewing all images and their details, that’s still useful, but firebug just about covers everything for me.

    # May 1, 2008 at 9:08 am

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    I actually stopped using the Web Developer Toolbar as well. One thing I do find it useful for though is resizing my browser window to specific sizes. Firebug can’t do that…

    # May 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm

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    I never used firebug very very much, for me the toolbar was much faster to use, because I know it. Why do you like firebug more? What is the power of firebug? And I use html-tidy too, already forgot that, I am so used to it, also have it in safari, it’s just a normal thing to me ;)

    # May 1, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    I use:
    Firebug – A Firefox extension that allows you to edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.
    Dust-Me Selectors – A Firefox extension (for v1.5 or later) that finds unused CSS selectors.

    # May 3, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    I just started using Firebug and Web Developer Toolbar. I am still trying to learn all the basics of Web Developer Toolbar. I still can not install PicLens because i am using Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 and the Add-On i guess is not up-to-date

    # May 4, 2008 at 1:07 am

    web dev
    export color profile thing
    some measuring tool,
    the signature add on
    the tab thing that makes my home page pop up on new tabs
    IE tab that switches the tab to IE7

    and i just found some pretty cool new ones the other day in a big list that im going to go through. pretty excited about those. hopefully ill find something cool

    i didnt care for firebug until i saw that you can change styles live so that comes in handy to get something up, scoot things around and then go back to the code and fix it getting things pixel perfect. diagnostic stuff is cool too. i use that and webdev for different things i guess and actually dont use either that often.

    # May 5, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for the Gridfox and Dust-me-selectors hints guys, I needed those!
    Apart from the already mentioned evergreens (Firebug and Web Dev Toolbar) I also use FireCookie to manage cookies (ha, pleonastic :) ), as I use lots of differents accounts with different features, for testing purposes on the websites that I work on.
    I also find Fireshot a very handy add-on, to grab portions and entire pages (with or without scrolling): it’s fast, light and allows basic editing.

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