As a follow up to my previous post, here are the extensions installed in my Firefox installation. I’m not really a power user when it comes to browsing so a lot of mainstays (e.g. Greasemonkey) are missing from my browser. Anyway, without further ado, here’s my list (again in decreasing importance):

Tree Style Tab and Personal Menu

Tree Style Tab – as I’ve mentioned in my previous post, this allows me to take advantage of the high resolution of my 22″ monitor. At 1,680 pixels wide, it’s more than enough for normal reading purposes. In fact, vertical screen real estate is much more important because it determines how many lines of text are visible in the browser screen.

With this extension, I can increase the number of tabs I can have on my browser window, increase my vertical viewing screen, and align my tabs with the taskbar placed on the right hand side of my screen (right at the middle of the two monitors) all at the same time.

Personal Menu – allows me to further increase the vertical viewing space of my screen by consolidating all of my menus to three drop down lists at the right side of the search bar ala Google Chrome.

Favicon Picker 3 – while not really necessary, this extension allows me to manually set the favicons of my bookmarks. This allows me to dramatically increase the amount of toolbar bookmarks: I just set the bookmark names as blank and let the icons determine what the bookmarks are for.

Favicons and Delicious Bookmarks

Delicious Bookmarks – also shown above, allows me to tag pages for delicious with ease.

Better GReader – makes Google Reader slicker and easier to use.

Automatic Save Folder – allows me to redirect file downloads to different folders. For example, I have a folder designated for this website’s backups which is in turn backed up by Mozy every night. This extension saves me the hassle of manually moving the backups from the Firefox download folder to the designated backup folder.

Firebug and Forecastfox

Forecastfox – your basic weather forecast extension. Tells me the temperature and whether it would rain today or not.

Firebug – Firefox doesn’t have a built-in web page inspector so this is important when I’m tracking down problems in websites and the web apps I’m tinkering around with.

YSlow and Page Speed – Firebug plugins. I honestly don’t use these extensions much, but they’re really good tools in finding out the bottlenecks in your website.

Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant – automatically installed by .NET Framework. I didn’t know it was even there until I checked my extensions list today.

So there you have it, my short list of Firefox extensions.

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