Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My FireFox Gadgets

A while ago I changed to FireFox as my primary browser.

I have Safari, Opera, IE7 and others installed for checking web design. I use SlimBrowser for online banking because some of the banks I use insist on reformatting the browser window to their design or using those annoying click-on-this-jumping-around-numeric-keypad-to-enter-your-pin and SlimBrowser somehow bypasses these annoyances.

The great thing about FireFox is the customization ability that it gives. As a web developer, I find the ColorZilla, Firebug and Web Developer extensions are very useful. I have information in the status bar so I can always keep up to date with the current weather from Forecastfox, the song that is currently playing in my media players with FoxyTunes, the time in places I know people with FoxClocks and the balance of my earnings with Adsense Notifier. I also use the sidebar for language translation tools (I have shortcuts opening in the sidebar for a couple of dictionary websites using their mobile interfaces), Calculator and del.icio.us Bookmarks.

I've customized the menu with gadgets for posting to the various Web 2.0 sites I use such as blogs, Squidoo lenses and my bookmarks.

Here's a list of the FireFox gadgets that I currently use:

Plugins (15):

  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Google Updater
  • iTunes Application Detector
  • Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U3
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft® DRM
  • Mozilla Default Plug-in
  • QuickTime Plug-in 7.2
  • RealJukebox NS Plugin
  • RealPlayer Version Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit)
  • Shockwave Flash
  • Shockwave for Director
  • Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library
This list was generated with the InfoLister extension and this blog entry was published with ScribeFire.

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