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Windows 7: Good Firefox Addons for Older People


13 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 
Good Firefox Addons for Older People

Hi Yall,

I am setting up a laptop for my grandma and Firefox is going to be the default OS, so I'm trying to only add extensions that she needs / will use. So far I've got:

Open in IE Tab
Adblock +
Yahoo & Gmail Notifier
1 Click Weather


If anyone can think of any others I would love to know.

Thank You,
TheAmazingCorey

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13 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You could add NoScript, but there might be the chance your grandmother won't understand how to use it. My parents didn't know until I explained it to them and even now, they're still a little clueless about technology.
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13 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

I have experience with this, my grandmother used to struggle with the concept of tabs let alone add ons. Keep it simple; a pop-up blocker, flash, quicktime, java and silverlight.
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13 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAmazingCorey View Post
Hi Yall,

I am setting up a laptop for my grandma and Firefox is going to be the default OS, so I'm trying to only add extensions that she needs / will use. So far I've got:

Open in IE Tab
Adblock +
Yahoo & Gmail Notifier
1 Click Weather


If anyone can think of any others I would love to know.

Thank You,
TheAmazingCorey
Put on Sandboxie and show her how to click the yellow shield icon to start the browser sandboxed. That will probably eliminate your having to go clean stuff off her system. Esp. if her system is 32 bit it's the easiest to use bullet proofing around that doesn't rely on rebooting to restore the system etc.. You close the browser and crap in the sandbox is deleted automatically.
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13 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

Without a doubt, NoSquint.

I use it all the time when browsing with my 10 foot UI.
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13 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hmm, I will have to try NoSquint. I use Control+ mouse wheel now.
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14 Mar 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

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14 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I also like WOT (Web of Trust). Gives a warning if she hits a bad site in error.

Jim
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14 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
I have experience with this, my grandmother used to struggle with the concept of tabs let alone add ons. Keep it simple; a pop-up blocker, flash, quicktime, java and silverlight.
The above is worth a quote. Many younger people forget that older people have been raised in what was primarily an analog world. I count myself among that number, despite having used computers since 1972. The simpler you can make the GUI the better. Ideally, you should show the bookmarks on a tool-bar, a button for email, a home button and that is about it. Anything that you can possibly bury beneath the GUI is for the better and less is best. Oh yes, you may want to jack the fonts up a couple of points. JMO
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14 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Hmm, I will have to try NoSquint. I use Control+ mouse wheel now.
The beauty of NoSquint is that it remembers your zoom setting for each individual site. Set it once and forget it.
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