6 Must have addons for firefox

Edit : Instructions on how to use pentadactyl and zotero together are in the comments below.

I don’t really remember when I started using Firefox but one thing I can tell you guys, I never really had to switch to some other browser. To make firefox even more efficient, I use some addons and I think that these addons are a must for every firefox user.So,in no particular order,let me begin…….

Adblock Plus: This addon makes your browsing experience smooth by blocking ads which now you can find in almost every webpage.

NoScript: I like to call it  “grand daddy of all the blockers” as this addon blocks all the active contents like javascript,java,etc from websites and then you can decide which ones to allow. In short, you will have total control.

Download Statusbar: Tired of switching to download window to see how much download has been completed! This addon provides a statusbar with which you can view and manage your downloads.

Flashblock: This addon blocks flash content from loading and places a placeholder. If you want to view it then you can click on the placeholder.

Pentadactyl: if you love working on vim editor then I am sure that you are going to love this one. It makes browser more keyboard centric by providing vim like bindings.

Zotero: This addon lets you manage data and other research materials.

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5 thoughts on “6 Must have addons for firefox

  1. Quick question, since you seem to be doing what I want to be doing: how do you use zotero’s automatic import function and pentadactyl at the same time?


    • You can just enable a new keybinding in your pentadactylrc file to use Zotero’s automatic import function with pentadactyl, e.g.

      map zo :js Zotero_Browser.scrapeThisPage(".")

      maps ‘zo’ to the Zotero’s import function.

      Furthermore, you may move the Zotero icon from the address bar to the pentadactyl status bar as follows (courtesy of Thorsten Vitt):


      javascript <<EOF
      (function(){
      var zoteroPanel = document.createElement("statusbarpanel");
      zoteroPanel.setAttribute("id", "zotero-panel-clone");
      zoteroPanel.appendChild(document.getElementById("zotero-status-image"));
      zoteroPanel.firstChild.setAttribute("style", "padding: 0; max-height: 16px;");
      document.getElementById("status-bar")
      .insertBefore(zoteroPanel, document.getElementById("security-button"));
      })();
      EOF

      • thanks! very helpful. i think ‘zo’ is originally mapped to zoom out, so i just mapped instead, but yeah same idea. took me a bit to figure out that the javascript code is also supposed to go in .pentadactylrc file, but now everything is fine and dandy. couldn’t be happier!

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