A Programmer's Dream

Firefox Extensions.

Posted by Stephen Wrighton on 23 Jan 2007

I love Firefox. It's a great browser, and my favorite part of Firefox is the extensions which you can add into to expand the browser's functionality.

Things such as ColorPicker, MeasureIt and Nuke Anything Enhanced I have long had on my browser. Lately, I've been playing around with GreaseMonkey. But I routinely look through the extensions to see if something new has been released that I would like to use or that would be helpful for me as a web developer. The last time I checked, I only found GreaseMonkey and Lori (a life-of-request information status bar extension). Tonight though, I had a bit of extra time and found myself three great new extensions.
And of course, since I now also run GreaseMonkey, I also have to search for useful GreaseMonkey scripts.

Such as this one, which ensures that all URLs displayed in the browser are clickable links. I don't know how many times I've come across some blob of text, usually on some social or Web 2.0 website where it's a non-clickable URL. Unfortunately, the usefulness of GreaseMonkey scripts are not always 100% apparent.

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