Tamara and Clayten's Projects

Firefox Addons/Extensions

Lets you remove elements from websites very easily for this viewing only, unlike RIP (see below). Download Aardvark.

Adds icons to the most menu-items in your popus and menus. Download CuteMenus.

Allows you to download all the links/images in a webpage with one click. Download downTHEMall.

Google PageRank
Queries google for the pagerank of the site - a measurement related to site popularity. Download Google PageRank.

Allows tab dragging along with an indicator of where the tab will go. Download miniT.

Netcraft Toolbar
Shows the hosting location, rank and risk rating for all sites that you visit.

Lets you control any aspect of a web page's design. Works wonderfully in conjunction with Platypus (see below). Download Greasemonkey 0.5.3.

Edit webpages "What You See Is What You Get" and save the changes as a Greasmonkey (see above) script so that they'll be repeated when you revisit the site. Download Platypus 0.5 (requires Greasemonkey 0.3.3 or higher).

RIP (Remove It Permanently)
Lets you permanently remove certain elements or sections of a webpage. Like Aardvark (see above) but permanent and harder to use. There are RIP profiles available for common sites. Download RIP.

Helps you save Web pages and manage collections easily. It allows you to save whole or partial web pages and/or sites and organize them in the same way that bookmarks are done. Download ScrapBook.

SEO Links
Gives you tooltips that show you your link popularity with Google, Yahoo and MSN. Download SEO Links.

SessionSaver is an extention which automatically keeps track of your browser windows/tabs and restores them exactly as they were across sessions. Download SessionSaver.

Slim Extention List
Shrinks items in extension list so more are visible at once.

Firefox Preferences

About:Config Preferences
Firefox has a special interface for viewing and setting a wide variety of configuration variables, many of which are not otherwise accessible through the GUI (options panels). Below are some of the most useful preferences. If you can't find the preference name below in your own about:config listings, you'll have to create it as a new entry:

  • accessibility.tabfocus (3) - Tab focus moves between form elements of all types (buttons, menus, text, etc).
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.linksonly (True) - 'Find as you type' searches only for links on a page.
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.startlinksonly (True) - 'Find as you type' searches only for links on a page unless you type "/" first.
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.enablesound (False) - 'Find as you type' won't make a noise when you enter a string that is not found.
  • browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs (True) - Firefox displays a new option in Tabbed Browsing preferences which allows you to force links that open new windows to open in either a new tab or the current tab. Either setting will make all links open in tabs rather than opening new windows without the need for middle-clicking.
  • browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll (True) - Clicking in the address bar highlights all of its content automatically.
  • network.http.redirection-limit (5) - Determines how many consecutive redirects to accept.

These are not supported by all servers and may cause refused connections or other unusual behavior:

  • network.http.pipelining (True) - Improves browsing speeds via pipelining.
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests (8) - Maximum number of requests to send via pipelining as explained above (8 is the maximum).
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining (True) - Enables pipelining (see network.http.pipelining above) for proxy servers.