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* [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/platypus.htm Platypus], easy way to create GreaseMonkey scripts * [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/platypus.htm Platypus], easy way to create GreaseMonkey scripts
-==Facilities that should be builtin to Firefox as seen in these Extensions== +==Facilities that should be built-in to Firefox as seen in these Extensions==
-Extensions that should be builtin to Firefox (with all of an extensions features included), see my [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#ext_table home page] for brief descriptions and links.+Extensions that should be built-in to Firefox (with all of an extensions features included), see my [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#ext_table home page] for brief descriptions and links.
* <b>Auto Hide</b>, Hide/See the toolbars of your choice in Full Screen (F11/context) [Options] [Context] * <b>Auto Hide</b>, Hide/See the toolbars of your choice in Full Screen (F11/context) [Options] [Context]
 +* <b>Bookmark Sorting</b>, logical recursive bookmarks sort with option to leave the Personal Toolbar untouched.
 +* <b>Duplicate Tab</b>, Duplicate a tab to a new tab (Ctrl+Shift+U) or to a new window (Ctrl+Shift+N), and it allows you to merge different windows (Ctrl+Shift+M) in one window. [Tab Context]
* <b>Document Map</b>, Displays the current page's H1-Hn heading structure (indented by heading level) in the sidebar (Alt+O) * <b>Document Map</b>, Displays the current page's H1-Hn heading structure (indented by heading level) in the sidebar (Alt+O)
* <b>Enhanced Bookmarks Search</b>, Search by Title, Location, description or keyword including modifiers of contains, starts with, ends with, is, is not, doesn't contain. * <b>Enhanced Bookmarks Search</b>, Search by Title, Location, description or keyword including modifiers of contains, starts with, ends with, is, is not, doesn't contain.
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* <b>Locate in Bookmarks</b>, Adds Locate to the Bookmarks Manager context menu so you can tell what “folder” your selected bookmark is in. * <b>Locate in Bookmarks</b>, Adds Locate to the Bookmarks Manager context menu so you can tell what “folder” your selected bookmark is in.
* <b>Menu Editor</b>, Hide/unhide/rearrange menu items and separators * <b>Menu Editor</b>, Hide/unhide/rearrange menu items and separators
-* <b>Mouse Zoom</b>, Zooming of page with mouse controls+* <b>Mouse Zoom</b>, Zooming of page with mouse controls (some of this has been built-in to Fx3)
* <b>OpenBook</b>, customization of the Add Bookmark (Ctrl+D) dialog, Including keyword and Description * <b>OpenBook</b>, customization of the Add Bookmark (Ctrl+D) dialog, Including keyword and Description
* <b>Open Profile Folder</b>, Opens current profile folder in Windows File Manager * <b>Open Profile Folder</b>, Opens current profile folder in Windows File Manager
* <b>Quick Restart</b>, partially done in Firefox 3, but no keyboard shortcut * <b>Quick Restart</b>, partially done in Firefox 3, but no keyboard shortcut
 +* <b>Read Easily(/b>, Adds a toolbar button (toggles) to make hard to read sites readable by removing gaudy CSS usage
* <b>Split Browser</b>, Splits the content area of the browser window Top|Bottom |Left|Right by dragging a link to the edge of any frame or via context menu. * <b>Split Browser</b>, Splits the content area of the browser window Top|Bottom |Left|Right by dragging a link to the edge of any frame or via context menu.
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 +In addition would highly recommend these extensions for almost General Usage
 +* <b>Copy All Url</b>, Copies all URLs of open tabs in structured form (sorted or in tab order) to clipboard for pasting.
 +* <b>Copy URL plus</b>, Copy to clipboard a single link via context menu as a formatted link the document's URL along with the title or the selection. Highly customizable.
 +* <b>Launchy</b>, Enable opening links and mailto's with external applications.
 +* <b>Linky</b>, Open all or selected links or text links into multiple tabs (|windows); or all images or image links as images into one|multiple tabs(|windows).
=Problems and Pet Peeves= =Problems and Pet Peeves=

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David McRitchie, my main Firefox web page begins with


Another way of viewing my website is through


My System: Firefox 2.0.0.8 using about 110 enabled extensions, Dell Inspiron 1521 (laptop) with pre installed Windows Vista Basic Home (32 bit), hardware: AMD Turin 64 X2 Mobil Technology TL-50, 1.87 GB RAM, ATI Radeon XL270, Hard drive is 160 GB (8GB reserved), Windows NTSF files. laptop has a 15" screen (13" x 8")

Contents

Additional Firefox pages on my website:

Extensions

See a list of extensions on my home page that I have brief documented summaries for extensions that I use (or have used), I currently use about 90 extensions that are shown on my InfoLister listing, which has dropped somewhat due to problems with new versions of Firefox.

Additional Description/Documentation

More information on Extensions than could be included in brief summaries on my home page

Facilities that should be built-in to Firefox as seen in these Extensions

Extensions that should be built-in to Firefox (with all of an extensions features included), see my home page for brief descriptions and links.

  • Auto Hide, Hide/See the toolbars of your choice in Full Screen (F11/context) [Options] [Context]
  • Bookmark Sorting, logical recursive bookmarks sort with option to leave the Personal Toolbar untouched.
  • Duplicate Tab, Duplicate a tab to a new tab (Ctrl+Shift+U) or to a new window (Ctrl+Shift+N), and it allows you to merge different windows (Ctrl+Shift+M) in one window. [Tab Context]
  • Document Map, Displays the current page's H1-Hn heading structure (indented by heading level) in the sidebar (Alt+O)
  • Enhanced Bookmarks Search, Search by Title, Location, description or keyword including modifiers of contains, starts with, ends with, is, is not, doesn't contain.
  • Keyconfig (keyboard shortcuts), view/change any existing keyboard shortcut to another shortcut, or remove a shortcut
  • Keyword Bar, sidebar containing all bookmarks with a keyword shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+K)
  • Locate in Bookmarks, Adds Locate to the Bookmarks Manager context menu so you can tell what “folder” your selected bookmark is in.
  • Menu Editor, Hide/unhide/rearrange menu items and separators
  • Mouse Zoom, Zooming of page with mouse controls (some of this has been built-in to Fx3)
  • OpenBook, customization of the Add Bookmark (Ctrl+D) dialog, Including keyword and Description
  • Open Profile Folder, Opens current profile folder in Windows File Manager
  • Quick Restart, partially done in Firefox 3, but no keyboard shortcut
  • Read Easily(/b>, Adds a toolbar button (toggles) to make hard to read sites readable by removing gaudy CSS usage
  • <b>Split Browser, Splits the content area of the browser window Top|Bottom |Left|Right by dragging a link to the edge of any frame or via context menu.

In addition would highly recommend these extensions for almost General Usage

  • Copy All Url, Copies all URLs of open tabs in structured form (sorted or in tab order) to clipboard for pasting.
  • Copy URL plus, Copy to clipboard a single link via context menu as a formatted link the document's URL along with the title or the selection. Highly customizable.
  • Launchy, Enable opening links and mailto's with external applications.
  • Linky, Open all or selected links or text links into multiple tabs (|windows); or all images or image links as images into one|multiple tabs(|windows).

Problems and Pet Peeves

  • Addons_2007 New Format major problems (Bug: 372841) very little improvement at AMO (addons.mozilla.org), even if I personally can do searches with Google.
  • Profile not readily available for users, makes it difficult to help others and wastes tens of thousands of hours in the Firefox community (finding/helping/documenting).
  • Bloated extensions or extensions where a simple user configuration change would have sufficed Options (Tools menu), about:config, userContent.css, userContent.css, user.js)
  • Inability to lock a Tab (Bug: 392313) without an extension such as "PermaTabs" (conflicts with "Customize Google") or with very questionable "TMP" (bloated, poor - reversed naming usage). Strange to have an outright rejection as Opera has some of what is wanted. Very difficult to work with validating a lot of links when invoking a link can hide the page you are working on then get it refreshed, so you have to start all over again.  You can use a bookmarklet to so that any link on page will open in a New Tab ("NT:) or in the Same Tab ("ST:").


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