Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 2007-08-29

It’s time to look at some of the new Firefox extensions making the rounds lately. Without further adieu,

  • TubeStop: This extension for Mozilla based web browsers disables autoplay on YouTube videos. It lets you open multiple videos in multiple tabs without them all playing at once. It also works on YouTube videos embedded in non-YouTube sites like some videos embedded here in ShanKri-la. One huge side-effect: Stops the upcoming video overlay ads. [via Kyles Cove]
  • OpenDownload: This extension allows you to open ANY file from the internet with the default program assgned for the file type by your operating system. Very nice instead of having to choose the program you want to open with.
  • FoxSaver: This extension can turn your idle Firefox into a digital picture frame. Use your own pictures of use your Flickr RSS feed or just use the ones handpicked by FoxSaver. This is a great way of sharing your pictures with friends and families. If they have your RSS set, they can see the new pictures as you update your albums. Plus, you can configure idle time, window configuraion, etc. [via Firefox Extension Guru]
  • LeechBlock: If you are lacking in self-control, don’t worry. You can configure this extension to act as your mom and stop yourself from accessing time-wasting websites in the time periods you specify. Ideal for folks working from home, where you can lose track of time in sites like Amazon, Facebook or just that silly online Sudoku.
  • Visual-Search: Let’s say you are searching for watches and Google brings up results with weather watches as well. You can just highlight ‘weather’ and hit the visual ‘-‘ element and the query gets submitted again with -weather. It’s a very nice way to refine your searches visually.
  • Paragrasp: Great extension for those who read a lot of text from your browser. This extension highlights paragraph that you are reading and once you are done you can move to the next paragraph with a keystroke. It helps immensely with your concentration. [via Lifehacker]

Hope you enjoyed this week’s roundup of extensions. Here is my usual plug of the Top Firefox extensions post which I am hoping to update this coming long weekend.

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4 Responses to “Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 2007-08-29”

  1. Kyle Eslick August 29, 2007 at 12:44 pm #

    TubeStop is definitely a useful plugin (even if you don’t care about avoiding ads).

    Leechblock looks like it would improve my productivity 😉

  2. K-IntheHouse August 29, 2007 at 1:04 pm #

    I have tried a GreaseMonkey script before but I just found myself stopping Greasemonkey from running. 🙂

  3. Craig Galway September 10, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    For anyone who mixes youtube and tabbed browsing – tubestop is a godsend.  Check it out,

  4. speed up my computer May 16, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Firefox  is very beneficial browser have too much features. i like it