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=Additional Firefox pages on my website:= =Additional Firefox pages on my website:=
 +* [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/awesomebar.htm Awesome Bar (Location bar autocomplete)]
* [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/bookmarks.htm Bookmarks in Firefox] * [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/bookmarks.htm Bookmarks in Firefox]
* [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/rightff.htm Context Menus] (Right-Click Menus) and Toolbars in Firefox * [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/rightff.htm Context Menus] (Right-Click Menus) and Toolbars in Firefox
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* [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/wiki.htm Wiki Markup] * [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/wiki.htm Wiki Markup]
-=[http://userstyles.org/users/12592|My Styles] that I've rewritten from my userChrome code for use in Stylish:=+=Some [http://userstyles.org/users/12592 Styles] that I've rewritten from my userChrome code for use in Stylish:=
Advantage of styles over userChrome.css is you can instantly modify and see results, disadvantage won't work if extensions are disabled. Advantage of styles over userChrome.css is you can instantly modify and see results, disadvantage won't work if extensions are disabled.
-* [http://userstyles.org/styles/9091 Bookmarks Toolbar Blue/Folders, Red/Bookmarks | userstyles.org]+* <b>[http://userstyles.org/styles/9091 Bookmarks Toolbar Blue/Folders, Red/Bookmarks | userstyles.org]</b>
* [http://userstyles.org/styles/9514 Color Toolbar(s) to identify profile (DM*) | userstyles.org] * [http://userstyles.org/styles/9514 Color Toolbar(s) to identify profile (DM*) | userstyles.org]
* [http://userstyles.org/styles/9350 Menu and SearchBar Minimal Height (DM*) | userstyles.org] * [http://userstyles.org/styles/9350 Menu and SearchBar Minimal Height (DM*) | userstyles.org]
* [http://userstyles.org/styles/9349 Navigation/Location Bar Minimal Height | userstyles.org] * [http://userstyles.org/styles/9349 Navigation/Location Bar Minimal Height | userstyles.org]
-* [http://userstyles.org/styles/9023 Tab Color Underscoring active/read/unread | userstyles.org]+* <b>[http://userstyles.org/styles/9023 Tab Color Underscoring active/read/unread | userstyles.org]</b>
* [http://userstyles.org/styles/9043 Tabs Bar Mimimal Size | userstyles.org] * [http://userstyles.org/styles/9043 Tabs Bar Mimimal Size | userstyles.org]
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* [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#nouse Bloated extensions] or extensions where a simple user configuration change would have sufficed [http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/options Options] (Tools menu), [[about:config]], [[userContent.css]], [[userContent.css]], [[user.js]]) * [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#nouse Bloated extensions] or extensions where a simple user configuration change would have sufficed [http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/options Options] (Tools menu), [[about:config]], [[userContent.css]], [[userContent.css]], [[user.js]])
* Big Toolbar or Status bar icons, McAfee SiteAdivisor uses about 10% of status bar instead of 16x16 pixels, Launchy toolbar icon useless drop down arrow making icon too high for toolbar. * Big Toolbar or Status bar icons, McAfee SiteAdivisor uses about 10% of status bar instead of 16x16 pixels, Launchy toolbar icon useless drop down arrow making icon too high for toolbar.
-* Changing color of BACK and FORWARD buttons from Green to Blue, with difficult visual effects.+* Changing color of BACK and FORWARD buttons from Green to Blue, with difficult visual effects. Have minimized problem by severely downsizing the combined back/forward button.
-* Inability to lock a Tab ([https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=392313 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.&nbsp; You can use a bookmarklet to so that any link on page will open in a [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/kws.htm#tabs New Tab] ("NT:) or in the [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/kws.htm#tabs Same Tab] ("ST:"). +* Inability to lock a Tab ([https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=392313 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.&nbsp; You can use a bookmarklet to so that any link on page will open in a [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/kws.htm#tabs New Tab] ("NT:) or in the [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/kws.htm#tabs Same Tab] ("ST:").
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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:

Some Styles that I've rewritten from my userChrome code for use in Stylish:

Advantage of styles over userChrome.css is you can instantly modify and see results, disadvantage won't work if extensions are disabled.

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 Fx3 Problems
  • 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, Adds a toolbar button (toggles) to make hard to read sites readable by removing gaudy CSS usage
  • 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.
  • Work Offline, Adds an icon to indicate and switch online/offoline mode on the status bar.

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.
  • Customize Google, Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam, has a nice streaming option as well.
  • 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).
  • Page Diff, a simple page differences application, compares of two HTML files identified from their web pages.
  • Stylish, Customize the look of websites and the user interface. Mostly snips that could be used in userChrome.css, but can be toggled on/off instantly.
  • Table Tools, Sort, filter or copy any table (Ctrl+Alt+click sorts, Ctrl+Shift+click shows filter, Ctrl+z+click allows copying in various formats.
  • Web Developer, Adds a menu (and a toolbar) with various web development tools. Mostly an arrangement of bookmarklets type material.

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).
  • Selecting profile to be used, doesn't tell you which Firefox version and in which folder is asking you to choose a profile, also want to know who asked to start Firefox.
  • Bloated extensions or extensions where a simple user configuration change would have sufficed Options (Tools menu), about:config, userContent.css, userContent.css, user.js)
  • Big Toolbar or Status bar icons, McAfee SiteAdivisor uses about 10% of status bar instead of 16x16 pixels, Launchy toolbar icon useless drop down arrow making icon too high for toolbar.
  • Changing color of BACK and FORWARD buttons from Green to Blue, with difficult visual effects. Have minimized problem by severely downsizing the combined back/forward button.
  • 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:").