Since Firefox has been in the news in few different posts, I am posting some extensions which have been used for a long time by me. These are not hacker related extensions but useful for a safe browsing while taking the best out of FF. Somebody new to FF may find it useful.
If you are looking for hacker related extensions see the threads http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/ ... ic,1155.0/ or http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/ ... ic,1139.0/
Adblock Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/)
Very useful extension to block ad sites. U can customize this to allow ads from certain sites (white list). Adblock Filterset.G Updater (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1136/) is a companion to adblock plus but the folks at the adblock plus specifically tells not to use this extension as a companion to adblock plus as this may considerably slow down your browser.
All-in-one Side Bar (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1027/ )
Great tool to consolidate all the small tool windows in to a side bar. If u are a Opera fan you would love it. This tool simulates what opera does. Lot of customization possible
Faster Fox (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1269/)
Tweaks some FF parameters to render/download pages fast. U can do it manually in the config file, but you need to know the parameters you are looking at.
IE Tabs (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1419/)
A must have for even Firefox die hards. Invariably u will come across sites which do not render properly in Firefox. With one click u can open a IE session on a FF tab. Also useful if u develop web pages. Pages can be tested on both FF and IE with a click.
McAfee Site Advisor ( http://www.siteadvisor.com/)
A useful tool if u enjoy downloading stuff. Once u install this every time u do a search from a search engine like yahoo or Google, it will add a icon to tell u whether the site is safe. Click on the icon and it will give more details of the site.
No Script (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/722/)
Paste and Go (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3035/)
Another dearly loved feature of Opera brought on to the FF platform. Paste and Go lets you Paste Text and Load/Search It Immediately. Search text box gives the additional option of “paste and search” and the URL box give the additional option “paste and go”
PDF Download (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/636/)
Extremely useful feature to stop the browser opening pdf file with the adobe plug-in. U control what u want to do when u click on a PDF link. Also I would advise u to try the free foxit pdf reader (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/) it is a single exe which loads incredibly fast. Rendering is not as good as Acrobat Reader but if u want to glace through a PDF and u want to load it quickly, this is the best.
Save pages/websites and create collections on the hard disk. U can even add notes and delete sections u of pages u don’t need.
Tab Mix Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1122/)
Gives added functionality to the tabs. Also includes a session manager. FF 2 has a built in session manager but I have disabled it and still stuck to this.
Provides ability to maintains multiple profiles. Useful if u have multiple email account with the same site like Gmail or yahoo. Main drawback is the profile swap changes is browser wide NOT tab wide. This would be a great tool if it was possible to maintain different profiles in different tabs.
As the name implies, another great Opera feature brought on to Firefox. But unfortunately this seems be broken after FF 2.