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Sunday, January 12, 2003

Mozilla Extensions

I promised them earlier, so here's a roundup of the Mozilla extensions I'm using.

  • Leech - Pull down all the files on one page or even a whole site in one shot. Makes getting that big page of photos from the last car show real easy.
  • Preferences Toolbar - Quick access to key preferences, plus UA-spoofing and lots more.
  • Tabbrowser Extensions - Mozilla's tabs are great on their own. This brings a ton of extra power and functionality to them. Per-tab permissions, highlighted tab groups (all tabs opened from one page have the same color), the ability to reorder tabs, and much, much more. I hope a lot of this finds its way into the main Mozilla build
  • Adblock - Makes short work of annoying ads. You can use wildcards in your filters to slam large numbers of ads or sites in one swoop. And in most cases, Adblock will close up the space used by those ads to get more of what you do want on the screen. The filters I'm using so far:
    • http://images.slashdot.org/banner*
    • http://image.weather.com/RealMedia/ads*
    • *advertising.com*
    • *adserver*
    • http://cdn1.adsdk.com/bannerfarm*
    • http://images.sportsline.com/images/ads/*
    • http://www.hitsquad.com/ads/*
    • *atdmt.com*
    • http://creatives.as4x.tmcs.net/*
    • *sponsorbar*
    • *buttonxch*
    • http://oascentral.crain.com/RealMedia/ads*
    • http://ads.affiliates.match.com*
    • *scripps.com*
    • http://ad*
    • *adbutler*
    • http://us.a1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/a/*
    • http://citi.bridgetrack.com/ads*
    • http://adfarm*
    • http://sfgate.com/place-ads/*
    • http://www.burstnet.com*
    • http://*doubleclick.net/*
    • http://m2.doubleclick.net/viewad/*
    I think Adblock does still download the ads, however. Mozilla's built-in "block images from this server" won't but doesn't have the granularity Adblock has and only stops image files (ignoring Flash ads), so you get some unintended side-effects. Each has a purpose though, and I use them together.
  • livehttpheaders - Wondering what's going on between Mozilla and the server? This guy will show them all to you in streaming goodness. Quite helpful when trying to debug.
  • Checky - Quick access to 18 validators/checkers for your web pages. Another huge help in debugging.

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