Mozilla Firefox is my browser of choice since most of the mainsteam browsers are Chromium-based, which I never liked for their non-customizable user interface. I can't even have multirow tabs in Chrome, so I switched to Firefox a long time ago. While the Vivaldi browser looks very promising for advanced users, I have not switched to this browser completely yet, since it is far from complete and a lot remains to be done. Today, I would like to share with you my list of favorite add-ons for Firefox, which I consider must-have for every user. Hopefully, you will find them useful too.
It is very easy to configure this add-on, as it has a very intuitive user interface and just works out of the box.
Tab Mix Plus
This is yet another add-on I can't live without. It adds features such as multirow tabs, tab coloring and sorting, easy access to accidentally closed tabs, the ability to duplicate the opened tab and lots of other features. Tab Mix Plus is one of the most feature-rich extensions I have installed in my Firefox. I discovered it when I was in search of a multirow tabs solution:
Redirect Cleaner is a very simple extension which allows you to improve your browsing experience by removing unnecessary parts of links. For example, Google displays its search results with some intermediate URL which will redirect you to the target page. Some other websites also have intermediate pages which force you to wait for certain period of time so they can serve you ads before you are redirected to the desired website.
Redirect Cleaner will convert the following link:
This is really awesome.
copyLinks is a very useful add-on which allows you to perform various actions with a group of links. You can select a region of the opened page and copy multiple links from there to the clipboard, or copy all the links from that page.
copyLinks shows notifications about the number of links copied and removes duplicate links. It's a simple and useful addon.
I use this add-on as an Imgur uploader, since the official extension of Imgur.com doesn't work any more. It allows you to upload any image from the opened page to imgur.com. It also supports ImageShack and FTP upload.
This add-on allows the user to resize an image before uploading and can generate a shortened link using Google's link shortening service, goo.gl.
This add-on becomes useful when you need to save multiple images shown on the opened page. It allows you to save images:
- from the current tab
- or from the cache
The user can specify where the images will be saved, and how to save them - with the original file name or a custom file name. The add-on is very flexible and allows the user to optimize the size, dimensions and format of the images saved, as well as avoid saving duplicate files.
The last add-on in my list is my favorite. Session Manager has saved me several times from losing my open tabs. It saves and restores the state of all Firefox windows and saves all the open tabs. It does this automatically when Firefox starts and also if Firefox crashes. After a crash, the add-on shows a window with previous sessions, the date of the session and the number of tabs opened in that session. Even if Firefox crashes occasionally, lost tabs won't be your problem any more.
To install any of these add-ons, click the orange 'Firefox' button, click Add-ons, and type their name into the search box. Or press Ctrl+Shift+A in Firefox to directly open the add-on manager so you can search for add-ons.
Alternatively, use the following links:
What are your must-have add-ons for Firefox, Chrome or another browser? Share them with us in the comments.
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