I've always been interested in making a Firefox extension and I even have a few ideas I'd like to see made, whether by me or someone else. Well, today I have come across a nice little site that discusses firefox extension development. The site, Roachfiend.com, is fairly new, only started in December 2004, but has quite a few small extensions that I'll definitely be trying out along with two tutorials at present.
Two extension that I've just installed are the "Google Images Re-Linker" which jumps straight to the full sized image from images.google.com "Alt-Text for Links" which displays the URL of the desination as a tooltip, but is overwritten is there is an exisiting title attribute on the link.
Other extensions I have installed on my Firefox are:
- Adblock v0.5
- You can filter ads, frames or images from any website you like.
- Web Developer v0.9.3
- Googlebar v0.9.0.30
- Just like the official Google toolbar for IE but with a lot of direct searches at a touch of the button. Useful for searching into background tabs.
- IEView v0.84
- Adds an "open page in IE" to the context menu. Another useful extension for quickly checking site compatibility between pages.
- CuteMenus v0.4
- Adds the little icons to the context menu. Purely decorational, but I'm shallow!
- Ook 0.3.2
- Adds a bookmarks link to the content menu, so it's always next to your mouse.
- Download Manager Tweak v0.6.3
- Extending the download manager window to open in a new tab.
- HTML Validator (Based on Tidy) v0.3.1
- Instant validation, error checking and warnings on view source.
- Bookmarks Synchronizer v1.0.1
- Automatically manage bookmarks across systems by uploading and downloading your latest version on startup/shutdown of the browser.
- SearchStatus v1.4
- Adds Google Pagerank and Alexa score on to whichever toolbar suits you. Also has backward links and indexed pages on Google, MSN, and Yahoo
- Blockfall v0.8
- Just for fun, a nice little game of tetris while you browse.
Ah, isn't being extensible great?