Microcast #085 — Extensions for Mozilla Firefox

In the last quarter of 2019, I got rid of my Google Pixelbook and Chromebox, and switched full-time to Linux and Firefox.

I still need to dip into Chromium occasionally to use Loom but, on the whole, I’m really happy with my new setup. In this microcast, I go through my Firefox extensions and the reasons I have them installed.

Microcast #085 — Extensions for Mozilla Firefox

Show notes

The following are links to the Firefox Add-ons directory:


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  1. With firefox’s built in stuff do we need all the other blockers now ? Can you advise a little on why you have 4 extra ones installed, I’m all up for blocking more of course but I dont want to add stuff I dont need. my extentions.

    1password
    export-tab-urls
    image block
    instapaper
    merge windows
    notion web clipper (not used)
    Onenote web clipper
    Readcube Papers (not really used)
    Rescue time
    tab counter
    Tree Style Tab
    Vue.js dev tools

  2. Replied to Microcast #085 — Extensions for Mozilla Firefox (Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel)
    In this microcast, I go through my Firefox extensions and the reasons I have them installed.
    Hi Doug,
    That was interesting, thanks.
    I’d moved to Waterfox for my secondary browser when Firefox lost the display of RSS,
    I’ve now added the RSSPreview add-on. Glad to get a reminder about Fraidycat too.

  3. Replied to Microcast #085 — Extensions for Mozilla Firefox (Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel)

    In this microcast, I go through my Firefox extensions and the reasons I have them installed.

    Doug: Would be interested in you sharing yours, too John
    Hi Doug,
    My Firefox use is pretty light, so this is not too exciting. I mostly use Safari.

    1 Password
    Facebook Container, not sure how that got there, auto installed?
    Fraidycat, there is always room for another RSS reader in my life and Kicks Condor has some amazing stuff online
    Greasemonkey, I think I installed but it was to hard for me to figure out
    OneNote Clipper, from when I was testing OneNote
    RSSPreview, newly installed
    Save Tiddlers
    Want My RSS
    Firebug – disabled (I found it too much for my needs)
    User-Agent Switcher (disabled)
    The only ones I am particularly interested in at the moment are the RSS ones, Fraidycat and Save Tiddlers.
    Although I’ve got my main TiddlyWiki experiment running on a Raspberry pi using node (look at me!) and usually use Waterfox as the editor I am interested in other ways of using it.
    Interestingly I have even fewer extensions in Safari. This is partially due to the way apple controls the extensions you can use and partially due to my preference for klunky homemade things, either JavaScript bookmarklets or AppleScripts. This makes it hard for me to abandon Safari. For a while Chrome was my secondary, now Firefox & Waterfox, I think I might go back to vanilla FF as my number 2 now the RSS works:-) Especially as containers might be useful…

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