Every so often in the past I’ve published the list of Firefox extensions that I use. I do this, in part, in case anyone else might see something interesting, but I also do it for my own sake. I like going back and seeing what my environment was like at a given time.
Another reason to have a list of your extensions is if you happen to do a fresh install install of Firefox. For example, I reinstalled Ubuntu twice today (that’s another story) and the only tedious part was to reinstall the extensions. Granted, this only took about 15 minutes by peeking at the list of extensions I had working on another machine, but it was still repetitive.
The previous lists of extensions that I’ve shown have been bitmaps. Today I did a little searching and found Extension List Dumper, a cool little piece of software that displays your extensions in various ways and allows you to print or copy the collection to the clipboard.
Here’s what it said about my current environment:
Application: Firefox 188.8.131.52 (2007040314)
Operating System: Linux (x86-gcc3)
- Adblock 0.5.3.043
- Bookmark Sync and Sort 1.0.7
- Clear Cache Button 0.5
- ColorfulTabs 2.0.2
- CoLT 2.2.1
- Copy as HTML Link 1.1
- CustomizeGoogle 0.59
- del.icio.us Bookmarks 1.5.29
- Extension List Dumper 1.8.0
- Firebug 1.05
- FireFTP 0.96.4
- Image Zoom 0.3
- Print Preview 0.6.1.1
- Tabbrowser Preferences 184.108.40.206
- Toolbar Buttons 0.3.0.6
- Web Developer 1.1.3
A couple of nits: I would prefer no newlines before the end list item tags, and I wish the links would go to addons.mozilla.org rather than the original developer pages. The latter is probably just what happens to be stored in the extensions, so no real problem there, but the former is easily fixable.
The list of extensions I use changes over time. Every once in a while I browse around on the Mozilla Firefox Extensions page. I encourage you to do the same lest you get stuck in an extensions rut.