12 HackCollege Days of Christmas: Seven Hours A-Surfing with Firefox
Firefox. Get it at Firefox.com. Now let’s move on to the Add-ons.
Seven Must-Have Add-ons for Firefox
- Adblock Plus
Select a filter, depending on where you live, and bam. No more ads covering up half your screen.
- IE Tab
Nevertheless, some websites still don’t play nicely with Firefox. IE Tab, previously covered here on HackCollege, allows you to switch to Internet Explorer from within Firefox for just that one unruly website.
- FaviconizeTab and Aging Tabs
Together, these two add-ons are great if you frequently have several tabs open at once. FaviconizeTab will allow you to minimize the width of the tab to simply the icon, and Aging Tabs gives slight color to each of your tabs, depending on when you accessed it last. So, if you need to get back to that one tab you just looked at, go to the darkest color. Nice.
- Always Remember Password
Some websites will not let Firefox remember your password. Get past this with Always Remember Password, a wonderful add-on if you’re the sole user for your computer.
- BugMeNot, TrackMeNot, and RetailMeNot
- Tiny Menu
Want more screen space? Get Tiny Menu and squish everything into one menu.
Along with these, Gina Trapani over at LifeHacker has posted in the past a great set of config tweaks for Firefox, from spellcheck to better RAM usage. I won’t attempt to summarize her brilliant work. She’s awesome. Go there next.
This post is part of the 12 HackCollege Days of Christmas feature.