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My Firefox Setup

Hey there kiddos,

I've been thinking lately that I should talk about my firefox setup, so I guess I'll put that right here.

Theme

  • Whitehart

    A Very nice lightweight theme. Looks great on every OS except OS X. On OS X I just use the default.

Extensions

  • Firebug

    Probably the greatest tool a web developer can have. It allows you to inspect JavaScript, CSS, headers, HTML, and much more on the fly. Also if you install fireCookie, you can inspect those easily too.

  • Web Developer

    This isn't as useful as FireBug, but I've had it around for so long, I still use it. One of the nice features lets you outline all block elements on a page, which is useful for seeing how strange css elements are interacting.

  • Screengrab!

    This gives you a few different options for taking pictures of web pages.

  • Download Statusbar

    Makes downloading things so much less intrusive than the normal download tool, especially if you enable the mini-mode, which I highly recommend.

  • Weave

    Like xmarks, which I used for years and still highly recommend, but syncs everything including your awesome bar, and lets you store it on a server of your own.

  • AdBlock Plus

    Blocks ads incredibly well.

  • Delicious

    I still use delicious a lot, and this lets me save things to it easily. I always just turn on classic mode, because all of their new features are pretty annoying.

Anyway, that's about it. I still really love Firefox, especially since 3.6 has made it so much faster. I'm running the 3.7 nightlies on my laptop, which I am enjoying as well. I have yet to figure out if I like firefox because of the way I have customized it or not, but it definitly wins points in my book for being so easy to customize.

Hasta,
/Nat

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