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Tom's Guide: 40 Free and Useful Mozilla Firefox Add-Ons

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Check out Tom's Guide's latest story on Firefox add-ons.

We each have our own favorites when it comes to web browsers but our browsing experience can be significantly enhanced using add-ons and plug-ins from third-party developers. Chances are, if you've thought of it, there's already a plug-in or add-on for it. The Tom's Guide team recently updated their '40 Free and Useful Mozilla Firefox Add-Ons' with the latest and greatest, so be sure to check it out!

 

Mozilla Firefox was the first web browser that challenged the dominance of Internet Explorer by providing a faster and, in many ways, more secure alternative to Microsoft's offering. Part of Firefox's appeal stems from its powerful add-ons system, which allows users to install plug-ins that add to the browser's functionality.

Here are 40 different extensions that will turbocharge your surfing experience. By automating tasks, providing more control over how websites are displayed, and adding new ways to search for information, these extensions will make Firefox faster and easier to use. One more thing: it goes without saying that these extensions only work with Mozilla Firefox, which you can download here.

This update includes quite a few add-ons recommended by our readers as well as a few that we've found useful.

40 Free and Useful Mozilla Firefox Add-Ons

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    skyczy08 , November 15, 2012 4:19 PM
    Where is the link to the details? am i blind?
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    skyczy08 , November 15, 2012 4:19 PM
    Where is the link to the details? am i blind?
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    jhansonxi , November 15, 2012 4:23 PM
    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/304-free-mozilla-firefox-extensions.html
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    theconsolegamer , November 15, 2012 5:03 PM
    Nightly user here
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    RaDiKaL_ , November 15, 2012 5:26 PM
    thx to jhansonxi for the link, I wonder how u get though cuz I also can't find the link on this page o.O
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    catbus1 , November 15, 2012 5:33 PM
    Forgot one of the greatest addons for for any web browser out there: http://www.ghostery.com/download
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    bambootoothpick , November 15, 2012 6:37 PM
    when I saw this article the only reason I clicked on it was because I was like ghostery better be in the top 10. They didn't even put it on there?
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    rb420 , November 15, 2012 6:39 PM
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    Nightly user here


    I prefer Waterfox.
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    Pherule , November 15, 2012 7:59 PM
    According to some people, Ghostery is spyware of a sort. You could try subscribing to EasyPrivacy in AdBlock and then doing without Ghostery. FlashBlock is also recommended; even though NoScript tries to block flash, I've noticed that it doesn't quite block all flash, hence why FlashBlock is needed as well.

    Other recommended addons not listed, other than those I listed in the other topic:
    All-in-One Sidebar
    Auto Cursor
    Ctrl-Z
    Fasterfox Lite (Use the 'Lite' version rather than the full one...)
    Google Search by Image ('cause TinEye is useless and redundant now)
    HTTPS Finder (use in conjunction with HTTPS Everywhere)
    ImgLikeOpera
    Mozilla Archive Format
    Save My Tabs (edit the frequency to roughly 240 minutes)
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    bambootoothpick , November 15, 2012 9:01 PM
    Lilly, what does the other half of your classmate sister do for a living? Could she be making twice as much as is now?
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    topupthescore , March 15, 2013 10:22 AM
    Check it out Where ??
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    Devoteicon , March 15, 2013 11:15 AM
    Wow, a lot of addons that deal with tabs. How many tabs do you people have open at once? The most I've had open at any one time is probably two, lol.
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    acinkpro , March 15, 2013 11:15 AM
    check this. thanks
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    bunz_of_steel , March 15, 2013 12:47 PM
    okay I hate to admit it but second time at toms had this where article looks interesting and ..... nothing else. Just title! this SUKS!
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    JackNaylorPE , March 15, 2013 5:59 PM
    skyczy08Where is the link to the details? am i blind?


    No, it's standard procedure ... most of the time I peek at these articles they forget the link. :) 

    I do the same when sending peeps attachments
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    basketcase87 , July 15, 2013 10:20 AM
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    when I saw this article the only reason I clicked on it was because I was like ghostery better be in the top 10. They didn't even put it on there?


    It's #8 (although I know that they're in order).
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    Anonymous , July 15, 2013 10:55 AM
    Lol, the integrated Imgur addon wasn't even on that list
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    alidan , July 15, 2013 6:49 PM
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    Nightly user here


    I prefer Waterfox.


    cyberfox now, waterfox project is kind of dead. the performance bounous from cyberfox is great.

    that said, still no sage++.

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    shriganesh , July 16, 2013 5:54 AM
    Thanks jhansonxi!