My FireFox Plugins – My Must Haves…

So as promised, I have comprised a list of Firefox plugins that I use at home and at work. This list is fairly long and most of them explain what I use them for. If you have a favorite plugin, please add it as a comment.

Web Developer

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This plugin is my bread and butter when it comes to trying to trouble shoot issues with a site. The Code inspector lets me know if there is a issue with a site, and helps me track down where it problem is. The cookies manipulation is awesome too, when trying to troubleshoot or trigger an event caused cookies, it saves tons of time.

YSlow

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This plugin has been a god send for when a customer calls in wanting to know why their site is loading slow. When you run the report, your site is given a grade score overall and breaks down where you can improve.

AdBlock Plus

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This plugin blocks all Ads on a website. I started using this after I was getting full screen Div Tag popups that do not get blocked by popup blockers (because they don’t actually open a new window). I have not seen another ad after I installed this on my home computer. (I leave it off my work PC because I sometimes need to check customer’s Ads on their site.)

FireBug

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This plugin is required for YSlow and has some cool feature on it that allow you to adjust your web design. Works well with Web Developer Plugin.

AutoCopy

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I am a big Linux/Unix command line user. I use it so often, that I sometimes forget that I need to copy to paste it. This Plugin takes care of that issue for me, at least in firefox.

gTranslate

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This plugin auto translates a website from what ever language to the default language of the browser. Nifty if you have to try and figure out what people are posting on their site. **Fixed Now!**

Live Http Headers

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This plugin watches the http headers as they are passed. This is great is you are trying to test any Ajax applications.

ShowIP

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This is another plugin that has made my life so much easier. Instead of having to use CentralOps every time I need to get a IP address of a site, I just check this plugin at the bottom of my browser. If I need more information I use CentralOps, or my own tool I modified.

Tab Mix Plus

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This plugin is new to my arsenal but I really like it, you can control sessions for tabs, get a preview of the tabs, and even open likes to at foreground tab.

Tamper Data

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This plugin allows you to modify your headers that you send to a server. Its nice when you are testing the security of a script or want to run something against a script for testing purposes.

If you have a favorite plugin add it as a comment below.

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