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Windows 7: Firefox Customization


29 Mar 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Firefox Customization

There seems to be a lot of customizations available for Firefox...most of which I have yet to explore, but there are some differences between FF and Opera that I really miss. At the moment, I'm looking for a way to do a mouse flip, which is a means of either going back or forward within the pages of a website. When I Googled for this, I found Fox Tabs, which has something that they call mouse flip, but it was only for moving between tabs, not pages. Can what I want be done?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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29 Mar 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
There seems to be a lot of customizations available for Firefox...most of which I have yet to explore, but there are some differences between FF and Opera that I really miss. At the moment, I'm looking for a way to do a mouse flip, which is a means of either going back or forward within the pages of a website. When I Googled for this, I found Fox Tabs, which has something that they call mouse flip, but it was only for moving between tabs, not pages. Can what I want be done?
Sure with the right mouse and driver. Whats yours?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
There seems to be a lot of customizations available for Firefox...most of which I have yet to explore, but there are some differences between FF and Opera that I really miss. At the moment, I'm looking for a way to do a mouse flip, which is a means of either going back or forward within the pages of a website. When I Googled for this, I found Fox Tabs, which has something that they call mouse flip, but it was only for moving between tabs, not pages. Can what I want be done?

You can try this;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../firegestures/

Takes a moment to get used to, but once you do you wont want to miss it.


This will do more or less what you want I think;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...n/neo-diggler/


This is useful too;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...tionbar%C2%B2/

and this is a "Must Have";

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...browse-faster/

Just in case you find it useful, here is a dump of the addons I currently use in Firefox 4.0, all extensively tested;

Application: Firefox 4.0 (20110318052756)
Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

March 30, 2011

Total number of items: 27

- 2 Pane Bookmarks 0.6.2011011701
{FD61379B-066A-4afc-89DE-89FB24D907C2}
http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/_bookmarks2pane.html.en
Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*
shows the Bookmarks sidebar panel with 2 pane style like 0pera.
- Adblock Plus 1.3.5
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
http://adblockplus.org/en/
Firefox 3.5 - 4.2a1pre
prism@developer.mozilla.org 1.0b1 - 1.0.*
SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.2a1pre
Songbird 1.9.0a - 1.10.0a
Thunderbird 3.0 - 3.3a4pre
{a23983c0-fd0e-11dc-95ff-0800200c9a66} 1.1 - 4.1a1pre
{a79fe89b-6662-4ff4-8e88-09950ad4dfde} 0.1 - 100.0
Ads were yesterday!
- Add to Search Bar 2.0
add-to-searchbox@maltekraus.de
http://firefox.maltekraus.de/extensi...-to-search-bar
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Add any search on any page to the Search Bar.
- All-in-One Sidebar 0.7.13
{097d3191-e6fa-4728-9826-b533d755359d}
http://addonlab.com
Firefox 3.6 - 4.0.*
Sidebar control with award-winning user experience!
- AutoPager 0.6.2.6
autopager@mozilla.org
http://www.teesoft.info/
Firefox 1.5 - 4.0.*
Flock 0.5 - 2.5+
Mozilla 1.7 - 1.8+
SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.1a3
{a23983c0-fd0e-11dc-95ff-0800200c9a66} 1.0a1 - 4.0b2pre
AutoPager is a Firefox/Mozilla extension to autoload the next page(s) in the background. You can also use it as an XPath generator.
- CheckPlaces 2.4.5
checkplaces@andyhalford.com
http://www.andyhalford.com/checkplaces/index.html
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Checks bookmarks are valid
- Click&Clean 3.6.5.0
clickclean@hotcleaner.com
http://www.hotcleaner.com
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Just one click to Delete private data, erase the internet history and other tracks on your computer.
- Download Statusbar 0.9.8
{D4DD63FA-01E4-46a7-B6B1-EDAB7D6AD389}
http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/
Firefox 3.6 - 4.0.*
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
- DownloadHelper 4.8.4
{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}
http://www.downloadhelper.net
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Flock 0.4 - 2.5.*
SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.0.*
Songbird 1.4.1 - 1.6a
Download videos and images from many sites
- Extension List Dumper 1.15.0
extensionlistdumper@sogame.cat
http://www.sogame.cat/
Firefox 1.5 - 4.0.*
Flock 1.0 - 2.*
Songbird 0.4 - 1.10.0a
Sunbird 0.3 - 0.9
Thunderbird 1.5 - 3.1.*
Dumps a list of the installed extensions.
- Extension Options Menu 1.13
{1feca320-6b4d-11df-a08a-0800200c9a66}
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...f=48&t=2141579
Firefox 3.7a5pre - 4.2a1pre
Thunderbird 3.3a1 - 3.3a4pre
Adds extension options dialogs to the Tools and Titlebar menus. Includes toolbar icon.
- FastestFox 4.3.5
smarterwiki@wikiatic.com
http://smarterfox.com/
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
View "related articles" box on Wikipedia, search selected text from popup bubble and context menu, search from the Awesomebar, easily switch search engines for a search, and visit bookmarks with keyboard shortcuts!
- FireGestures 1.6.2
firegestures@xuldev.org
http://www.xuldev.org/firegestures/
Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*
Executes various commands with mouse gestures.
- Google Shortcuts 2.1.6
{5C46D283-ABDE-4dce-B83C-08881401921C}
http://code.google.com/p/google-shortcuts/
Firefox 2.0a1 - 4.0.*
Display all Google services as buttons or as a space-saving dropdown menu next to your address bar. Reach services like Gmail, Google reader, Google maps, Google calendar, and many more in a single click from your browser.
- Hide Caption Titlebar Plus 2.1.6
hidecaptionplus-dp@dummy.addons.mozilla.org
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/13505/
Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*
"Maximize your screen content space by controlling the presence of Firefox window Title bar (Caption) and borders!"
- Hide the caption of Firefox with 'smart' options (and key fixes and improvements). Now with new buttons always at topright corner! Tested with several Chromifox-like themes (see home page)
- LinkExtend 1.1.2
{cf47767d-5f3a-4e32-9fce-5d79565c9702}
http://www.linkextend.com/
Firefox 1.5 - 4.0.*
Flock 0.4+ - 1.5+
The Ultimate Link Tool!
- Locationbar˛ 1.0.6
locationbar2@design-noir.de
http://en.design-noir.de/mozilla/locationbar2/
Firefox 3.6 - 4.0.*
Formats and linkifies addresses in your Location bar.
- Menu Icons Plus 2.1
menuiconsplus@codedawn.com
http://www.codedawn.com/
Firefox 4.0b11 - 4.0.*
Menu icon sets and tweaks.
- Movable Firefox Button 1.3
movableAppButton@Merci.chao
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...irefox-button/
Firefox 4.0b7pre - 4.0.*
Move Firefox Button to anywhere you want
- NoSquint 2.1
nosquint@urandom.ca
http://urandom.ca/nosquint/
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Manage site-specific zoom levels and color settings
- OptimizeGoogle 0.78.2
optimizegoogle@optimizegoogle.com
http://www.optimizegoogle.com/
dlm@emusic.com 1.0 - 1.*
Firefox 1.0 - 4.0.*
Flock 0.4 - 2.0.*
SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0.*
Songbird 0.4 - 0.9
Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam
- ScrapBook 1.4.3
{53A03D43-5363-4669-8190-99061B2DEBA5}
http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/
Firefox 3.6 - 4.0.*
Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection.
- Status-4-Evar 2011.03.21.22
status4evar@caligonstudios.com
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...-evar/?src=api
Firefox 4.0 - 4.2a1pre
Status widgets and progress indicators for Firefox 4+
- stf 1.6.2
{6ba00d3b-3a96-402a-ad28-d7281f781f93}
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8785/
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Save's selected text to local file.
- Tab Mix Plus 0.3.8.5
{dc572301-7619-498c-a57d-39143191b318}
http://tmp.garyr.net
Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*
Tab browsing with an added boost.
- Theme Font & Size Changer 0.8
{f69e22c7-bc50-414a-9269-0f5c344cd94c}
http://barisderin.com/?p=286
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.0.*
Thunderbird 3.0b4 - 3.1.*
Instantly changes the font family and size of all windows, menus, toolbars, etc within Firefox
- URL Tooltip 1.2.1
url-tooltip@timothytate.net
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...oltip/?src=api
Firefox 3.0 - 4.2a1pre
Displays URL in hyperlink tooltips.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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29 Mar 2011   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
There seems to be a lot of customizations available for Firefox...most of which I have yet to explore, but there are some differences between FF and Opera that I really miss. At the moment, I'm looking for a way to do a mouse flip, which is a means of either going back or forward within the pages of a website. When I Googled for this, I found Fox Tabs, which has something that they call mouse flip, but it was only for moving between tabs, not pages. Can what I want be done?
Sure with the right mouse and driver. Whats yours?
It shouldn't matter which mouse that I have, but it is a Logitech Cordless Trackball Wheel mouse. In Opera, you simply use the right or left mouse button, while the other button is held down. It does not require any special mouse buttons to perform.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
There seems to be a lot of customizations available for Firefox...most of which I have yet to explore, but there are some differences between FF and Opera that I really miss. At the moment, I'm looking for a way to do a mouse flip, which is a means of either going back or forward within the pages of a website. When I Googled for this, I found Fox Tabs, which has something that they call mouse flip, but it was only for moving between tabs, not pages. Can what I want be done?
Sure with the right mouse and driver. Whats yours?
It shouldn't matter which mouse that I have, but it is a Logitech Cordless Trackball Wheel mouse. In Opera, you simply use the right or left mouse button, while the other button is held down. It does not require any special mouse buttons to perform.
It doesn't matter what mouse you have.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
There seems to be a lot of customizations available for Firefox...most of which I have yet to explore, but there are some differences between FF and Opera that I really miss. At the moment, I'm looking for a way to do a mouse flip, which is a means of either going back or forward within the pages of a website. When I Googled for this, I found Fox Tabs, which has something that they call mouse flip, but it was only for moving between tabs, not pages. Can what I want be done?

You can try this;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../firegestures/

Takes a moment to get used to, but once you do you wont want to miss it.


This will do more or less what you want I think;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...n/neo-diggler/


This is useful too;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...tionbar%C2%B2/

and this is a "Must Have";

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...browse-faster/

Just in case you find it useful, here is a dump of the addons I currently use in Firefox 4.0, all extensively tested;

Application: Firefox 4.0 (20110318052756)
Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

March 30, 2011

Total number of items: 27

- 2 Pane Bookmarks 0.6.2011011701
{FD61379B-066A-4afc-89DE-89FB24D907C2}
XUL Apps > 2 Pane Bookmarks - outsider reflex
Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*
shows the Bookmarks sidebar panel with 2 pane style like 0pera.
- Adblock Plus 1.3.5
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Adblock Plus — for annoyance-free web surfing
Firefox 3.5 - 4.2a1pre
prism@developer.mozilla.org 1.0b1 - 1.0.*
SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.2a1pre
Songbird 1.9.0a - 1.10.0a
Thunderbird 3.0 - 3.3a4pre
{a23983c0-fd0e-11dc-95ff-0800200c9a66} 1.1 - 4.1a1pre
{a79fe89b-6662-4ff4-8e88-09950ad4dfde} 0.1 - 100.0
Ads were yesterday!
- Add to Search Bar 2.0
add-to-searchbox@maltekraus.de
http://firefox.maltekraus.de/extensi...-to-search-bar
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Add any search on any page to the Search Bar.
- All-in-One Sidebar 0.7.13
{097d3191-e6fa-4728-9826-b533d755359d}
All-in-One Sidebar :: Sidebar Extension for Mozilla Firefox :: firefox.eXXile.net
Firefox 3.6 - 4.0.*
Sidebar control with award-winning user experience!
- AutoPager 0.6.2.6
autopager@mozilla.org
Home - teesoft, make software to a tee
Firefox 1.5 - 4.0.*
Flock 0.5 - 2.5+
Mozilla 1.7 - 1.8+
SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.1a3
{a23983c0-fd0e-11dc-95ff-0800200c9a66} 1.0a1 - 4.0b2pre
AutoPager is a Firefox/Mozilla extension to autoload the next page(s) in the background. You can also use it as an XPath generator.
- CheckPlaces 2.4.5
checkplaces@andyhalford.com
CheckPlaces Firefox Extension
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Checks bookmarks are valid
- Click&Clean 3.6.5.0
clickclean@hotcleaner.com
Homepage - Click&Clean
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Just one click to Delete private data, erase the internet history and other tracks on your computer.
- Download Statusbar 0.9.8
{D4DD63FA-01E4-46a7-B6B1-EDAB7D6AD389}
mozdev.org - downloadstatusbar: index
Firefox 3.6 - 4.0.*
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
- DownloadHelper 4.8.4
{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}
DownloadHelper - Media download Firefox extension
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Flock 0.4 - 2.5.*
SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.0.*
Songbird 1.4.1 - 1.6a
Download videos and images from many sites
- Extension List Dumper 1.15.0
extensionlistdumper@sogame.cat
Sogame Add-ons
Firefox 1.5 - 4.0.*
Flock 1.0 - 2.*
Songbird 0.4 - 1.10.0a
Sunbird 0.3 - 0.9
Thunderbird 1.5 - 3.1.*
Dumps a list of the installed extensions.
- Extension Options Menu 1.13
{1feca320-6b4d-11df-a08a-0800200c9a66}
[Ext] Extension Options Menu • mozillaZine Forums
Firefox 3.7a5pre - 4.2a1pre
Thunderbird 3.3a1 - 3.3a4pre
Adds extension options dialogs to the Tools and Titlebar menus. Includes toolbar icon.
- FastestFox 4.3.5
smarterwiki@wikiatic.com
FastestFox: Browse Faster
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
View "related articles" box on Wikipedia, search selected text from popup bubble and context menu, search from the Awesomebar, easily switch search engines for a search, and visit bookmarks with keyboard shortcuts!
- FireGestures 1.6.2
firegestures@xuldev.org
FireGestures :: Firefox Extension
Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*
Executes various commands with mouse gestures.
- Google Shortcuts 2.1.6
{5C46D283-ABDE-4dce-B83C-08881401921C}
google-shortcuts - Display all Google services as buttons or as a space-saving dropdown menu next to your address bar. - Google Project Hosting
Firefox 2.0a1 - 4.0.*
Display all Google services as buttons or as a space-saving dropdown menu next to your address bar. Reach services like Gmail, Google reader, Google maps, Google calendar, and many more in a single click from your browser.
- Hide Caption Titlebar Plus 2.1.6
hidecaptionplus-dp@dummy.addons.mozilla.org
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/13505/
Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*
"Maximize your screen content space by controlling the presence of Firefox window Title bar (Caption) and borders!"
- Hide the caption of Firefox with 'smart' options (and key fixes and improvements). Now with new buttons always at topright corner! Tested with several Chromifox-like themes (see home page)
- LinkExtend 1.1.2
{cf47767d-5f3a-4e32-9fce-5d79565c9702}
LinkExtend - The Ultimate Browsing Tool
Firefox 1.5 - 4.0.*
Flock 0.4+ - 1.5+
The Ultimate Link Tool!
- Locationbar˛ 1.0.6
locationbar2@design-noir.de
design-noir | Mozilla | Locationbar˛
Firefox 3.6 - 4.0.*
Formats and linkifies addresses in your Location bar.
- Menu Icons Plus 2.1
menuiconsplus@codedawn.com
CodeDawn
Firefox 4.0b11 - 4.0.*
Menu icon sets and tweaks.
- Movable Firefox Button 1.3
movableAppButton@Merci.chao
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...irefox-button/
Firefox 4.0b7pre - 4.0.*
Move Firefox Button to anywhere you want
- NoSquint 2.1
nosquint@urandom.ca
http://urandom.ca/nosquint/
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Manage site-specific zoom levels and color settings
- OptimizeGoogle 0.78.2
optimizegoogle@optimizegoogle.com
OptimizeGoogle for Firefox
dlm@emusic.com 1.0 - 1.*
Firefox 1.0 - 4.0.*
Flock 0.4 - 2.0.*
SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0.*
Songbird 0.4 - 0.9
Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam
- ScrapBook 1.4.3
{53A03D43-5363-4669-8190-99061B2DEBA5}
SCRAPBOOK :: Firefox Extension
Firefox 3.6 - 4.0.*
Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection.
- Status-4-Evar 2011.03.21.22
status4evar@caligonstudios.com
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...-evar/?src=api
Firefox 4.0 - 4.2a1pre
Status widgets and progress indicators for Firefox 4+
- stf 1.6.2
{6ba00d3b-3a96-402a-ad28-d7281f781f93}
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8785/
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
Save's selected text to local file.
- Tab Mix Plus 0.3.8.5
{dc572301-7619-498c-a57d-39143191b318}
Tab Mix Plus
Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*
Tab browsing with an added boost.
- Theme Font & Size Changer 0.8
{f69e22c7-bc50-414a-9269-0f5c344cd94c}
Theme Font & Size Changer « Baris Derin
Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*
SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.0.*
Thunderbird 3.0b4 - 3.1.*
Instantly changes the font family and size of all windows, menus, toolbars, etc within Firefox
- URL Tooltip 1.2.1
url-tooltip@timothytate.net
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...oltip/?src=api
Firefox 3.0 - 4.2a1pre
Displays URL in hyperlink tooltips.

Regards....Mike Connor
I will admit than I went through those links pretty quickly, but from what I saw, the first two offered alternatives to mouse flip, but not in the fashion that I'm looking for. The latter two appeared to be for other functions and purposes than what I asked for, but I will consider them. EDIT: Sheesh! your list of links was longer than I realized. I seriously doubt that all of those pertain to my question.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #7

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Also, of the addons I posted, one of the most useful is "Tab Mix Plus", the settings are important, because you can simply "hover" on a tab to select it. This saves an awful lot of clicking!

Here are the settings I use;



Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

<SNIP>
I will admit than I went through those links pretty quickly, but from what I saw, the first two offered alternatives to mouse flip, but not in the fashion that I'm looking for. The latter two appeared to be for other functions and purposes than what I asked for, but I will consider them. EDIT: Sheesh! your list of links was longer than I realized. I seriously doubt that all of those pertain to my question.[/QUOTE]


No, I was just hoping to save you some time sorting and testing various addons. You might not want some of them.

Doesn't make any difference at all to Firefox speed by the way, even if you load all of them. I have had 114 addons running without any noticeable difference.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #9

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Something else that I have found that annoys me no end, while posting this thread, is that Firefox seems to ignore my paragraphs. I double space for a new paragraph and when I post, they are run together into one big one. How do I fix that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Something else that I have found that annoys me no end, while posting this thread, is that Firefox seems to ignore my paragraphs. I double space for a new paragraph and when I post, they are run together into one big one. How do I fix that?
I don't think that has anything to do with Firefox.

Has to do with the site editor if anything.



Here I hit <Enter> a few times.

Here I hit <Enter> once.

Screenshot;



Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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