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: See a full screen example showing multiple Firefox versions with [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/icons/ff_colorized_profiles.png coloring to help identify profiles]. : See a full screen example showing multiple Firefox versions with [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/icons/ff_colorized_profiles.png coloring to help identify profiles].
: Even though some parts of screens are hidden in pictures, basically Menu bar, status bar and dialog boxes show added color, but directions are include to color what you want of menu/search bar, Navigation/Location bar, Bookmarks bar, and Tabs bar. : Even though some parts of screens are hidden in pictures, basically Menu bar, status bar and dialog boxes show added color, but directions are include to color what you want of menu/search bar, Navigation/Location bar, Bookmarks bar, and Tabs bar.
 +: Imperative changes to counteract AERO glass effects of Firefox 4 on Windows 7 are in the notes, not perfect but at least makes things readable.
*'''[http://userstyles.org/styles/9029 Keyword addition for Add/Change Bookmark (Fx3) | userstyles.org]''' (style 9029) *'''[http://userstyles.org/styles/9029 Keyword addition for Add/Change Bookmark (Fx3) | userstyles.org]''' (style 9029)
* [http://userstyles.org/styles/13115 Launchy button remove space wasting drop-down(DM*) | userstyles.org] (style 13115) * [http://userstyles.org/styles/13115 Launchy button remove space wasting drop-down(DM*) | userstyles.org] (style 13115)
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* [http://userstyles.org/styles/2538 Link warning (cursor hover) - various filetypes | 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] * [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. (max-height: 700px; on menupopup) <span style="color:red;">Use "!important" button to include <b>!important</b> in code when installing.</span> (Style 52). <!-- Unfortunately <b>can not use styles 52, 54, and 56 due to problems</b> see [http://forum.userstyles.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=2161 Styles posted on userstyles.org: Scrollbar Menu (style 52) image of menu obscures toolbar - userstyles.org]. -->+* <b>[http://userstyles.org/styles/52 Scrollbar Menu | userstyles.org]</b><nowiki>[650px]</nowiki>, use this on all the time, it adds scroll bars. (max-height: 650px; on menupopup) <span style="color:red;">Use "!important" button to include <b>!important</b> in code when installing.</span> (Style 52). <!-- Unfortunately <b>can not use styles 52, 54, and 56 due to problems</b> see [http://forum.userstyles.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=2161 Styles posted on userstyles.org: Scrollbar Menu (style 52) image of menu obscures toolbar - userstyles.org]. -->
-* [http://userstyles.org/styles/54 Scrollbar Context Menu], install only if "Scrollbar Menu" does not include context menu, seems to be needed now. (max-height: 650px; on menupopup) <span style="color:red;">Use "!important" button to include <b>!important</b> in code when installing.</span> (Style 54). <!-- Unfortunately <b>can not use styles 52, 54, and 56 due to problems</b> see [http://forum.userstyles.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=2161 Styles posted on userstyles.org: Scrollbar Menu (style 52) image of menu obscures toolbar - userstyles.org]. -->+* [http://userstyles.org/styles/54 Scrollbar Context Menu] <nowiki>[650px]</nowiki>, install only if "Scrollbar Menu" does not include context menu, seems to be needed now. (max-height: 650px; on menupopup) <span style="color:red;">Use "!important" button to include <b>!important</b> in code when installing.</span> (Style 54). <!-- Unfortunately <b>can not use styles 52, 54, and 56 due to problems</b> see [http://forum.userstyles.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=2161 Styles posted on userstyles.org: Scrollbar Menu (style 52) image of menu obscures toolbar - userstyles.org]. -->
* [http://userstyles.org/styles/56 <b>Scrollbar Bookmarks Menu</b> | userstyles.org] Add scrollbar to Bookmarks toolbar menu only. <span style="color:red;">Use "!important" button to include <b>!important</b> in code when installing.</span> (Style 56). <!-- Unfortunately <b>can not use styles 52, 54, and 56 due to problems</b> see [http://forum.userstyles.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=2161 Styles posted on userstyles.org: Scrollbar Menu (style 52) image of menu obscures toolbar - userstyles.org]. --> * [http://userstyles.org/styles/56 <b>Scrollbar Bookmarks Menu</b> | userstyles.org] Add scrollbar to Bookmarks toolbar menu only. <span style="color:red;">Use "!important" button to include <b>!important</b> in code when installing.</span> (Style 56). <!-- Unfortunately <b>can not use styles 52, 54, and 56 due to problems</b> see [http://forum.userstyles.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=2161 Styles posted on userstyles.org: Scrollbar Menu (style 52) image of menu obscures toolbar - userstyles.org]. -->
* [http://userstyles.org/styles/21187 userstyles.org - Show Install Count &amp; Rating | userstyles.org] * [http://userstyles.org/styles/21187 userstyles.org - Show Install Count &amp; Rating | userstyles.org]
* [http://userstyles.org/styles/873 Video Highlighter | userstyles.org] * [http://userstyles.org/styles/873 Video Highlighter | userstyles.org]
 +Not working on <b>Firefox 4.0b2pre</b> are styles involving toolbar heights, icon heights. There small icons are not 16x16 so the toolbars are really large, about double height.
For more information install the "[https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2108 Stylish] extension and see For more information install the "[https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2108 Stylish] extension and see
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[http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/lessons/intro/fx3_intro.htm Firefox 3 Introduction (Presentation Outline)] [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/lessons/intro/fx3_intro.htm Firefox 3 Introduction (Presentation Outline)]
 +* <b>Addon Compatibility Reporter</b>, but ''only'' for those testing <b>beta versons</b>, such as Minefield, and prerelease versions.
* <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>CheckPlaces</b> (experimental), basic checking of your bookmark URIs, with optional checks that the pages still exist (such use is not recommended, could take hours and is abusive to servers), checks for duplicate bookmarks, and for empty folders. Provides bookmark counts. Any check of a bookmark being valid wants an immediate answer keep/delete, you should always keep so it is usually a pointless test -- Use a [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/kws.htm#archiveorg keyword shortcut] such as "archive:" or "a:" to research failed bookmarks when encountered in normal use. * <b>CheckPlaces</b> (experimental), basic checking of your bookmark URIs, with optional checks that the pages still exist (such use is not recommended, could take hours and is abusive to servers), checks for duplicate bookmarks, and for empty folders. Provides bookmark counts. Any check of a bookmark being valid wants an immediate answer keep/delete, you should always keep so it is usually a pointless test -- Use a [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/kws.htm#archiveorg keyword shortcut] such as "archive:" or "a:" to research failed bookmarks when encountered in normal use.
-* <s><b>Duplicate Tab</b></s>, 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] -- See "Multiple Tab Handler".+* <s><b>Duplicate Tab</b></s>, 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] -- See and use "Multiple Tab Handler" instead.
* <b>Go Parent Folder</b>, takes you to parent folder of bookmark. Adds "Go Parent Folder" menu to context menu in The Library list view and Search result in Bookmarks Sidebar. * <b>Go Parent Folder</b>, takes you to parent folder of bookmark. Adds "Go Parent Folder" menu to context menu in The Library list view and Search result in Bookmarks Sidebar.
* <b>Headings Map</b> (instead of Document Map), Displays the current page's H1-Hn heading structure (indented by heading level) in the sidebar (Alt+O) * <b>Headings Map</b> (instead of Document Map), Displays the current page's H1-Hn heading structure (indented by heading level) in the sidebar (Alt+O)
 +* <b>Image Zoom</b>, zoom individual image, compatible with Mouse Zoom (or when zooming only text to prevent miswrapping of lines)
* <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 solved] ++ * <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 solved] ++
* <b>KeywordManager</b>, keyword shortcuts list and manager from button on "Organize Bookmarks" * <b>KeywordManager</b>, keyword shortcuts list and manager from button on "Organize Bookmarks"
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* <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 (some of this has been built-in to Fx3) * <b>Mouse Zoom</b>, Zooming of page with mouse controls (some of this has been built-in to Fx3)
-* <b>Multiple Tab Handle</b>r, Close/Move/Duplicate/bookmark selected tabs, or add URIs/titles of selected tabs to the clipboard [tab context menu].+* <b>Multiple Tab Handler</b>, Close/Move/Duplicate/bookmark selected tabs, or add URIs/titles of selected tabs to the clipboard [tab context menu].
* <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
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* <b>SortPlaces</b> Sorts your bookmarks in a variety of ways, options: recursive, resort, bookmark toolbar. Option to leave the Personal Toolbar or any folders untouched. As with the built-in sort, you may use bookmark separators to maintain sorted groups within a folder. See [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Sorting_bookmarks_alphabetically Sorting and rearranging bookmarks - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base] * <b>SortPlaces</b> Sorts your bookmarks in a variety of ways, options: recursive, resort, bookmark toolbar. Option to leave the Personal Toolbar or any folders untouched. As with the built-in sort, you may use bookmark separators to maintain sorted groups within a folder. See [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Sorting_bookmarks_alphabetically Sorting and rearranging bookmarks - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base]
* <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>Tab Clicking Options</b>, double-click on tab to close (compatible with Multiple Tab Handler)
* <b>Work Offline</b>, Adds an icon to indicate and switch online/offline mode on the status bar. * <b>Work Offline</b>, Adds an icon to indicate and switch online/offline mode on the status bar.
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* <b>Copy All Url</b> ++, Copies all URLs of open tabs in structured form (sorted or in tab order) to clipboard for pasting. Can work with title, url, order of tabs reported. Must double-check options in use text or HTML before using, has shortcut keys (multiple urls strictly from tabs) * <b>Copy All Url</b> ++, Copies all URLs of open tabs in structured form (sorted or in tab order) to clipboard for pasting. Can work with title, url, order of tabs reported. Must double-check options in use text or HTML before using, has shortcut keys (multiple urls strictly from tabs)
* <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. (single url from page or link) * <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. (single url from page or link)
-* <b>Customize Google</b>, Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam, has a nice streaming option as well so you can continuously scroll down.+* <b>Grab & Drag</b>, when can't scroll otherwise due to scrolling problems
 +* <b>InfoLister</b>, customizable list of installed extensions, themes and plug-ins, stiall a more readable than builtin addons/extensions, and Troubleshooting Information... // Not working in Firefox 4.0b2pre //
* <b>Launchy</b>, Enable opening links and mailto's with external applications. * <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). * <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).
 +* <b>Optimize Google</b>, Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam, has a nice streaming option as well so you can continuously scroll down.
* <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.
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* 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 with either [http://userstyles.org/styles/9349 Navigation/Location Bar Minimal Height] or [http://userstyles.org/styles/10881 Navigation/Location Bar Presentation Height] styles. * 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 with either [http://userstyles.org/styles/9349 Navigation/Location Bar Minimal Height] or [http://userstyles.org/styles/10881 Navigation/Location Bar Presentation Height] styles.
* Inability to lock a Tab ([https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=392313 Bug: 392313]) without an extension such as "PermaTabs" or with the 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 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" or with the 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 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:").
-* Again Firefox is trying to change the order of tabs on the tabs bar, rather than letting them get created in order at the far right. [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/tab_capacity/001_with_underscore.htm]+* Again Firefox is trying to change the order of tabs on the tabs bar, rather than letting them get created in order at the far right. [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/tab_capacity/001_with_underscore.htm]. Tab order was changed in 3.6.4 see link at left to fix.
* "[https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/2108 Stylish]" extension usage extremely compromised by all updates since 0.5.9 [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#stylish], but if you do install a higher version you must also install [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/12105 Stylish-Custom] to regain abilities of Stylish from before version 1.0. * "[https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/2108 Stylish]" extension usage extremely compromised by all updates since 0.5.9 [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#stylish], but if you do install a higher version you must also install [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/12105 Stylish-Custom] to regain abilities of Stylish from before version 1.0.
-* Reasons that I do not like the Firefox 3.7 mock-ups for [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/toolbars.htm Toolbars] that will only/mainly apply to Windows Vista at least at first. Actually now it would be Windows 7, and I have solutions for Windows 7 including turn off transparency in Win7 because I am now on it, but have not written up those pages yet. Do have pages on [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/vista/vista.htm Vista].+* I do not like the Firefox 3.7 (now 4.0) mock-ups for [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/toolbars.htm Toolbars] that will apply only to Windows Vista and Windows 7 at first, I very much dislike Window Aero effects and do everything I can to eliminate them, yet Firefox foists them on me anyway along with massive toolbars with less information on them. See my pages for [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/windows-7/win7.htm Windows 7] including turn off transparency I also have pages on [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/vista/vista.htm Vista].

Revision as of 19:30, 14 July 2010

David McRitchie, my main Firefox web page begins with

Another way of viewing my website is through

A few of my additional pages include: Toolbars & Context menus, Bookmarklets, Bookmarks, Keyboard shortcuts, Keyword shortcuts, and Tabbed browsing (includes target/link/cursor tests).

There are two companion pages to Tabbed browsing


My System: eMachines E627 (laptop). Running (pre installed) Windows-7 Home Premium (64bit), single core(AMD Athlon 64 TF-20), 1.6GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 15.6" HD LCD, ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics up to 896 MB HyperMemory, 2GB Memory, 160GB HDD. Seen as Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2   More information on my Windows 7 installation. (also see my Infolister listings for more about my machine).

You can see what Firefox extensions, I am actually using. All listings are current from last start of Firefox and delayed as to when web pages actually get updated.

Contents

MozillaZine articles of particular interest to me

Additional Firefox pages on my website:

Some Styles that I have rewritten from my userChrome code for use in Stylish

Stylish extension has been changed, and you will not be able to use it very well unless you also install Stylish-Custom to regain abilities of Stylish and overcome the ergonomically inferior user interface introduced with Stylish version 1.0.

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

Most of the styles that I wrote have to do with overcoming bad user interface with Firefox that wastes valuable screen space. They may overlap a bit on toolbars but they work well enough for me so I don't have to put up with purposely wasteful toolbars as distributed.

Some Substitute Pastel Colors for gray dialogs (#F0F0F0) and toolbar backgrounds
#FEF5A8 #FFFF80 #F3E078
#DCFFDC #FFD8A0 #F3E0FF
#C5F19A #FFFFCC #F79494
#F5DDB7 #FBF4D4 #FFEEC2
#D3D7CF #EFA521 #CCCCFF
More colors: [1] [2]
See a full screen example showing multiple Firefox versions with coloring to help identify profiles.
Even though some parts of screens are hidden in pictures, basically Menu bar, status bar and dialog boxes show added color, but directions are include to color what you want of menu/search bar, Navigation/Location bar, Bookmarks bar, and Tabs bar.
Imperative changes to counteract AERO glass effects of Firefox 4 on Windows 7 are in the notes, not perfect but at least makes things readable.

These are some additional styles by others that I may use

Not working on Firefox 4.0b2pre are styles involving toolbar heights, icon heights. There small icons are not 16x16 so the toolbars are really large, about double height.

For more information install the "Stylish extension and see

Pet Peeve for Styles: No way to reduce height of title bar, which is controlled by Operating System though some extensions can change the wording of the Title Bar.

Multiple Profiles

Extensions

See a list of extensions on my home page where I have briefly documented summaries for extensions that I use (or have used), I currently use about 86 extensions that are shown on my InfoLister listing, which has dropped somewhat due to problems with new versions of Firefox, and perhaps a couple that may have been incorporated into 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.

For a better list of extensions than shown below for most users see my Firefox 3 Introduction (Presentation Outline)

  • Addon Compatibility Reporter, but only for those testing beta versons, such as Minefield, and prerelease versions.
  • Auto Hide, Hide/See the toolbars of your choice in Full Screen (F11/context) [Options] [Context]
  • CheckPlaces (experimental), basic checking of your bookmark URIs, with optional checks that the pages still exist (such use is not recommended, could take hours and is abusive to servers), checks for duplicate bookmarks, and for empty folders. Provides bookmark counts. Any check of a bookmark being valid wants an immediate answer keep/delete, you should always keep so it is usually a pointless test -- Use a keyword shortcut such as "archive:" or "a:" to research failed bookmarks when encountered in normal use.
  • 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] -- See and use "Multiple Tab Handler" instead.
  • Go Parent Folder, takes you to parent folder of bookmark. Adds "Go Parent Folder" menu to context menu in The Library list view and Search result in Bookmarks Sidebar.
  • Headings Map (instead of Document Map), Displays the current page's H1-Hn heading structure (indented by heading level) in the sidebar (Alt+O)
  • Image Zoom, zoom individual image, compatible with Mouse Zoom (or when zooming only text to prevent miswrapping of lines)
  • Keyconfig (keyboard shortcuts) ++, view/change any existing keyboard shortcut to another shortcut, or remove a shortcut Fx3 Problems solved ++
  • KeywordManager, keyword shortcuts list and manager from button on "Organize Bookmarks"
  • 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)
  • Multiple Tab Handler, Close/Move/Duplicate/bookmark selected tabs, or add URIs/titles of selected tabs to the clipboard [tab context menu].
  • OpenBook, customization of the Add Bookmark (Ctrl+D) dialog, Including keyword and Description
  • Open Profile Folder, Opens current profile folder in Windows File Manager
  • PermaTabs Mod, PermaTabs can't be closed accidentally no matter what you click [Experimental]
  • 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.
  • SortPlaces Sorts your bookmarks in a variety of ways, options: recursive, resort, bookmark toolbar. Option to leave the Personal Toolbar or any folders untouched. As with the built-in sort, you may use bookmark separators to maintain sorted groups within a folder. See Sorting and rearranging bookmarks - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
  • 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.
  • Tab Clicking Options, double-click on tab to close (compatible with Multiple Tab Handler)
  • Work Offline, Adds an icon to indicate and switch online/offline 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. Can work with title, url, order of tabs reported. Must double-check options in use text or HTML before using, has shortcut keys (multiple urls strictly from tabs)
  • 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. (single url from page or link)
  • Grab & Drag, when can't scroll otherwise due to scrolling problems
  • InfoLister, customizable list of installed extensions, themes and plug-ins, stiall a more readable than builtin addons/extensions, and Troubleshooting Information... // Not working in Firefox 4.0b2pre //
  • 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).
  • Optimize Google, Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam, has a nice streaming option as well so you can continuously scroll down.
  • 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.

++ See my main page for links to extensions, working versions are not always available at addons

Problems and Pet Peeves

  • Solutions to problems created by Firefox 3.6 that affected me can be found in Firefox Customizations (Notes) under topic #fx3p6
     
  • Addons_2007 New Format major problems (Bug: 372841), some improvement in that it more conspicuous than the originally dumped search, but I personally prefer reliable well understood Google (site:) search.
  • 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). Only nearly practical solution is to install the "Open Profile Folder" extension. Extensions do not work in Safe Mode, have to be installed and can't be used unless it can be installed. In Firefox 3.6 you can now open your profile folder from a link in your Firefox HELP -> Troubleshooting Information...
  • 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 what application asked to start Firefox.  Selecting a wrong profile with an unknown Firefox version can cause serious damage to a profile.
  • Bloated extensions or extensions where a simple user configuration change would have sufficed Options (Tools menu), about:config, userContent.css, userContent.css, user.js) Most of my userChrome.css changes have been converted into styles (see earlier topic).
  • Big Toolbar or Status bar icons, McAfee SiteAdvisor uses about 10% of status bar instead of 16x16 pixels, Launchy toolbar icon useless drop down arrow making icon too high for toolbar. (For Launchy can remove the useless dropdown arrow with Launchy button remove space wasting drop-down, and can squeeze buttons such as the McAfee SiteAdvisor button down to unreadable compact button with a user style StatusBar Minimal Height.
  • 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 with either Navigation/Location Bar Minimal Height or Navigation/Location Bar Presentation Height styles.
  • Inability to lock a Tab (Bug: 392313) without an extension such as "PermaTabs" or with the 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 so that any link on page will open in a New Tab ("NT:) or in the Same Tab ("ST:").
  • Again Firefox is trying to change the order of tabs on the tabs bar, rather than letting them get created in order at the far right. [4]. Tab order was changed in 3.6.4 see link at left to fix.
  • "Stylish" extension usage extremely compromised by all updates since 0.5.9 [5], but if you do install a higher version you must also install Stylish-Custom to regain abilities of Stylish from before version 1.0.
  • I do not like the Firefox 3.7 (now 4.0) mock-ups for Toolbars that will apply only to Windows Vista and Windows 7 at first, I very much dislike Window Aero effects and do everything I can to eliminate them, yet Firefox foists them on me anyway along with massive toolbars with less information on them. See my pages for Windows 7 including turn off transparency I also have pages on Vista.