I came across this post on Mecworks’ BLOG, and found it very interesting. I already used a couple of these extensions, but the rest are worht checking out. Thanks Marc!
Firefox is one of the best, if not the the best web browsers available today. It’s a poster child for the OpenSource movement and a tribute to the fact that there will alway be more talented engineers outside an organization than in. Thoes engineers program because they enjoy it and find OpenSource projects outside of their work environment to fill their creative need.
One of the best features of Firefox is it’s ability to be extended via plugins and extensions. Plugins for the Firefox web browser provide viewing of enhanced content such as graphics and video formats, while extensions add to the usability and functionality of the browser itself.
As I’ve used Firefox over the last couple years or so, I have found a few extensions that really make my browser a powerfull tool for me and may do the same for you.
- Web Developer
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
Get international weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com, and display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable and unobtrusive extension.
- Tabbrowser Preferences
Enables enhanced control for some aspects of tabbed browsing.
Right-click on a typed word inside a web form on any webpage to get a suggested spelling for that word. Then select the word from the popup menu to change it. The words are obtained in real-time over the Internet using Yahoo!’s Spelling Suggestion service. This is a life saver if you spell as good as I do 8^)
Extension for defining words in a Web page
Here’s a short exerpt from section 1.1 of Dive into Greasemonkey:
Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to write scripts that alter the web pages you visit. You can use it to make a web site more readable or more usable. You can fix rendering bugs that the site owner can’t be bothered to fix themselves. You can alter pages so they work better with assistive technologies that speak a web page out loud or convert it to Braille. You can even automatically retrieve data from other sites to make two sites more interconnected.
From my breif look at DiGM, it looks like a great resource and I expect to spend some time diving into it’s pages. Hopefully, you will either find the Firefox extensions I listed above helpful or find some of the several other browser extensions beneficial to you.
The link for the main repository of Firefox plugins can be found at https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/