Firefox is such a great alternative to using Internet Explorer. It is safer and easier to use, plus you can add so many great extensions.
For those that do not know, extensions are very small programs that let you customize your browser the way you want.
In this thread, list the extensions you use in Firefox and if they are not obvious then let us know what it does.
Here is my list:
Colorful Tabs - This is really simple. It colors the tabs. Right now I have my google mail open and DC open. The google tab is blue and DC is yellow.
Adblock - This is one of the greatest extensions. Since I have loaded this and Adblock filter g, I have not seen a single ad on the internet.
Stop or Reload button - This turns the stop button and the reload button into one button which frees up a little space on your browser at top.
BugMeNot - Ever go to a webpage that requires you to log on to view a page (think NY Times or Snapfish or others like this). BugMeNot will automatically log you in with someones username and password who have submitted it to the site for this purpose.
BBCode - I find this one really helpful on DC. Among other things, it lets me submit links that look like this
Stumble Upon - This one puts a little button on your browser. There are different categories. When you hit the button you are brought to a new random webpage within the category you selected. You can then hit another button to say if you like or dislike the page it pulled up. The more you rate pages the more the system learns what you like and dislike. After time it starts to show you more and more things it thinks you will like and it stays away from things you dont like.
Freeway Driving Directions - With this I just need to highlight an address on the screen and right click and choose get directions. It will then map out a route to the address from my home.
Smiley Xtra - Ever see all those crazy smily faces people use? This is a while bunch of them right at your fingertips.
McAfee SiteAdvisor - This puts a little graphic at the bottom of Firefox. It is color coded. When you go to a site, if it is green then the site is safe. If it is yellow then their might be some spyware or other nasty things. If it is red then their could be viruses or things like that. You can click on it for more specific info.
Aspellfox - This is a spellcheck extension. It is a little slow sometimes, but it gets the job done.