Free and useful Firefox browser add-ons (Rev: 2.8)



  • AdBlock Plus v2.7.2 or higher version. [Update 24/3/2016]
    Install from https://update.adblockplus.org/latest/adblockplusfirefox.xpi
    Support browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Android, Opera, IE, Safari, Yandex Browser and Maxthon

    Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads on the web by default, including video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more. It allow acceptable Ads, disable tracking, disable malware domains, disable social media buttons, etc. AdBlock Plus is a pay-what-you-want software. You can donate to support their work.


  • AutoPager v0.8.0.8 or higher version.
    Install from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autopager/
    Support browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome , Opera, Safari, Fennec and MicroB.

    AutoPager is a Firefox extension which automatically loads the next page of a site inline when you reach the end of the current page for infinite scrolling of content. By default, AutoPager works with a ton of sites, including Lifehacker, The New York Times, Digg, eBay, Amazon, Yahoo, YouTube, Flickr, MSN, MySpace, Wikipedia, TaoBao, Twitter and Google. Useful in reading comics online where those comics websites normally shown only 1 image per page.

    However, AutoPager did not work on some of the comics sites. Hence, I have created a .bat file, 0_openMultipleTabsInFirefox_fromCommandLine.bat to automatically open multiple tabs in Firefox browser from DOS command line with URL in incremental sequence numbering.


  • CheckPlaces v2.6.2 or higher version.
    Install from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/10897/addon-10897-latest.xpi?src=cb-btn-featured
    Support browsers: Firefox and SeaMonkey.

    CheckPlaces checks the validity of your bookmarks by checking whether the pages still exist, checks for duplicates and for empty folders, and can restore missing favicons. CheckPlaces also checks and compacts (vacuums) your Places database.

    To backup your bookmark, in Firefox, kindly click "Bookmarks" -> "Show All Bookmark". Then, kindly click "Import and backup" -> "Backup". Kindly save your "bookmarks-yyyy-mm-dd.json" to a location that you wish.

    After installing CheckPlaces and had restarted Firefox, kindly click "Bookmarks" -> "CheckPlaces" -> "Check" to start the bookmark checking.


  • Clip to OneNote v4.0.rev649 or higher version.
    Install from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clip-to-onenote-legacy-edition/
    Support browsers: FireFox and ThunderBird

    "Clip to OneNote" is a free Firefox add-on that can send text, pictures and other data of a webpage to Microsoft Office OneNote with a single click.

    Note:

    To make this old add-on work in Firefox, you have to set the path to OneNote.exe. In Firefox browser, please click Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions. Kindly select "Clip to OneNote" -> Options. Then, click the "Browse" button next to the "Path of ONENOTE.EXE" and kindly select the OneNote.exe file path from there.

    You need to point to the complete file path with the filename, eg: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTE.EXE" (Microsoft Office 2007) or
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTE.EXE" (Microsoft Office 2010)


    Updating note on Clip to OneNote v4.3 or higher version:

    The new Clip to OneNote v4.3 or higher version require you to download and install a Clip to OneNote listener for Firefox in order to work properly. However, this listener require Java 7 to work properly.

    Recently, Java from Oracle has continuous flow of serious security holes that need to be fixed. Security experts have advised users to disable Java plugin or even to uninstall Java completely. I don't like the idea of opening a listener port number in my pc and using the insecure Java to make Clip to OneNote (especially in browser contexts) to work. I still prefer to use the old Clip to OneNote version that does not require a Clip to OneNote listener:


    Clip to OneNote (Legacy Edition) 4.0.rev649
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clip-to-onenote-legacy-edition/


  • ColorfulTabs v18.5 or higher version.
    Install from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/1368/addon-1368-latest.xpi?src=dp-btn-primary
    Support browsers: FireFox

    ColorfulTabs is a Firefox extension that colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish.

    In FireFox, kindly right-click on any tabs and go to "ColorfulTabs" -> "Options". In the "Colorful Tabs Options" -> "General", I chose to set the "Coloring Scheme" as "Generate Colors By Domain Hostname" so that all the tabs colour under the same domain will be the same colour. Please surf "ColorfulTabs documentation and help" for more information.

  • FireShot - Webpage Screenshots: Capture + Annotate v0.98.31 or higher version.
    Install from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fireshot/

    Support browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey and Internet Explorer.

    FireShot is a Firefox extension that captures, edits, annotates, organizes,
    exports, uploads and prints screenshots of your web pages. FireShot
    extension integrates with browsers to provide captures of either the entire web page or the currently visible area only or selected region. FireShot plugin also provides a set of editing and annotation tools, which let users quickly modify captures and insert text and graphical annotations. Screenshots can be saved to disk (PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP), printed, copied to clipboard, e-mailed and sent to external editor for further processing.

  • Web Developer v1.2.4 or higher version.
    Install from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/


    Support browsers: Firefox and Chrome.

    The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser. If you surf a website and cannot right-click to copy the images, or cannot copy the content from a website, at the Firefox Web Developer Toolbar, please kindly click "Disable" -> "Disable Javascript" -> "All Javascript".

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