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* Firefox customizations (Notes) -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm * Firefox customizations (Notes) -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm
* <i>notes on extensions that I use</i> -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#ext_table * <i>notes on extensions that I use</i> -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#ext_table
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Another way of viewing my website is through Another way of viewing my website is through
* Firefox customizations in Pictures -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/pictures.htm * Firefox customizations in Pictures -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/pictures.htm
 +* Firefox 3 Introduction (Presentation Outline) - http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/lessons/intro/fx3_intro.htm
- +<b>My System:</b> Firefox 3.0.1 using about 92 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")
-<b>My System:</b> 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")+
* Infolister Listing (Main) lists actual extension installed at last web update -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/infolister_listing.htm * Infolister Listing (Main) lists actual extension installed at last web update -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/infolister_listing.htm
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* <b>[http://userstyles.org/styles/9091 Bookmarks Toolbar Blue/Folders, Red/Bookmarks | userstyles.org]</b> * <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]
 +* <b>[http://userstyles.org/styles/9029 Keyword addition for Add/Change Bookmark (Fx3) | userstyles.org]</b>
* [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]
-* <b>[http://userstyles.org/styles/9023 Tab Color Underscoring active/read/unread | userstyles.org]</b>+* <b>[http://userstyles.org/styles/10881 Navigation/Location Bar Presentation Height (DM*) | userstyles.org]</b>
-* [http://userstyles.org/styles/9043 Tabs Bar Mimimal Size | userstyles.org]+* [http://userstyles.org/styles/10987 No Follow links, mouseover id of other links (DM*) | userstyles.org]
 +*<b> [http://userstyles.org/styles/9023 Tab Color Underscoring active/read/unread | userstyles.org]</b>
 +*<b> [http://userstyles.org/styles/9043 Tabs Bar Minimal Size | userstyles.org]</b>
 + 
 +These are some additional styles by others that I may use
 +* [http://userstyles.org/styles/1301 Link Warning | userstyles.org]
 +* [http://userstyles.org/styles/2538 Link warning (cursor hover) - various filetypes | userstyles.org]
 +* [http://userstyles.org/styles/553 Red hand cursor for .pdf links | userstyles.org]
 +* <b>[http://userstyles.org/styles/52 Scrollbar Menu | userstyles.org]</b>, use this on all the time, it adds scroll bars.
 +* [http://userstyles.org/styles/873 Video Highlighter | userstyles.org]
 + 
 +For more information install the "[https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2108 Stylish] extension and see [http://userstyles.org/ userstyles.org]
=Extensions= =Extensions=
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* <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.
 +* <b>Go Parent Folder</b>, Add "Go Parent Folder" menu to context menu in The Library list view and Search result in Bookmarks Sidebar.
* <b>Keyconfig</b> (keyboard shortcuts), view/change any existing keyboard shortcut to another shortcut, or remove a shortcut [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#keyconfig Fx3 Problems] * <b>Keyconfig</b> (keyboard shortcuts), view/change any existing keyboard shortcut to another shortcut, or remove a shortcut [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#keyconfig Fx3 Problems]
* <b>Keyword Bar</b>, sidebar containing all bookmarks with a keyword shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+K) * <b>Keyword Bar</b>, sidebar containing all bookmarks with a keyword shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+K)
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* <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>Read Easily</b>, Adds a toolbar button (toggles) to make hard to read sites readable by removing gaudy CSS usage
 +* <b>Show Parent Folder</b>, show containing bookmark directory folder.
* <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.
* <b>Work Offline</b>, Adds an icon to indicate and switch online/offoline mode on the status bar. * <b>Work Offline</b>, 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 In addition would highly recommend these extensions for almost General Usage
 +* <b>Add to Search Bar</b>, Extension provides the ability to effortlessly add your own search engines from any search form you find. Make any pages' search functionality available in the Search Bar (or “search box”). Just make a right click in a search field and choose "Add to Search Bar...". (Fx3 has "Add Keyword for this Search..." built-in)
* <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 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&rsquo;s URL along with the title or the selection. Highly customizable. * <b>Copy URL plus</b>, Copy to clipboard a single link via context menu as a formatted link the document&rsquo;s URL along with the title or the selection. Highly customizable.
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* <b>Page Diff</b>, a simple page differences application, compares of two HTML files identified from their web pages. * <b>Page Diff</b>, a simple page differences application, compares of two HTML files identified from their web pages.
* <b>Stylish</b>, 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. * <b>Stylish</b>, 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.
 +* <b>Tab Counter</b>, counts the number of open tabs.
* <b>Table Tools</b>, Sort, filter or copy any table (Ctrl+Alt+click sorts, Ctrl+Shift+click shows filter, Ctrl+z+click allows copying in various formats. * <b>Table Tools</b>, Sort, filter or copy any table (Ctrl+Alt+click sorts, Ctrl+Shift+click shows filter, Ctrl+z+click allows copying in various formats.
* <b>Web Developer</b>, Adds a menu (and a toolbar) with various web development tools. Mostly an arrangement of [http://www.mvps.org/ie/bookmarklets.htm bookmarklets] type material. * <b>Web Developer</b>, Adds a menu (and a toolbar) with various web development tools. Mostly an arrangement of [http://www.mvps.org/ie/bookmarklets.htm bookmarklets] type material.

Revision as of 20:54, 11 October 2008

David McRitchie, my main Firefox web page begins with

Another way of viewing my website is through

My System: Firefox 3.0.1 using about 92 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.

These are some additional styles by others that I may use

For more information install the "Stylish extension and see userstyles.org

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.
  • Go Parent Folder, Add "Go Parent Folder" menu to context menu in The Library list view and Search result in Bookmarks Sidebar.
  • 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
  • Show Parent Folder, show containing bookmark directory folder.
  • 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

  • Add to Search Bar, Extension provides the ability to effortlessly add your own search engines from any search form you find. Make any pages' search functionality available in the Search Bar (or “search box”). Just make a right click in a search field and choose "Add to Search Bar...". (Fx3 has "Add Keyword for this Search..." built-in)
  • 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.
  • Tab Counter, counts the number of open tabs.
  • 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:").