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10 Brilliant Firefox Extensions You Probably Don’t Know About

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Yes, not the usual list with extensions that you’re already using. These are 10 very useful, not-so-popular Firefox extensions that I’m assuming you don’t know.

Snap Links – Download
You must have been in this kind of a situation before: You have to manually click on over tens of links. Time wasted. Save a few seconds and effortlessly open multiple links with Snap Links installed.


Use the right mouse button and drag it over a particular area, the main links get selected and open when the button is released.

Menu Editor – Download
Ok, you have a very customized Firefox installation on your computer. With your favourite addons installed. Tens of them. Each puts something in the right click context menu. That’s clutter, isn’t it? That’s where the Menu Editor extension comes in handy.


Using this addon, it’s possible to rearrange items in the right click menu, and even group them together.

HyperWords – Download
One of the best Firefox extensions out there, that probably deserves more praise. It makes every word on web pages interactive. Basically, after you’ve installed this addon, you have a whole bunch of things on your right click menu.


Select a word, right click, see the plethora of options that Hyperwords gives you. Don’t be taken aback. You can locate meanings of a word by just right clicking hovering over a few menu items. Select a word, click, and go to Google’s top search result page for that term. Select, click, do a shopping search. Locate a place in a map by right clicking on the place name. Possibilities are endless.

Reminder Fox – Download
If you spend the whole day inside Firefox, this is for you.


Reminder Fox can be used to set reminders and to-do lists, and can alert you when you have things to do.

Littlefox – Download
This addon is very useful if you have too many things on your Firefox window occupying a lot of space. LittleFox revamps the Firefox interface once installed, makes elements smaller and leaves a lot of room for viewing web pages. Have a look for yourself:


Must install if you have more than 3 toolbars floating around in the Firefox Window.

Hide Menu Bar – Download
Does anyone use the Firefox Menu Bar? Buttons on the toolbar do most of the jobs for me, so I rarely take the cursor over to the top to access the menu bar. This extension does a neat job of hiding your Firefox Menu Bar.


Gain some screen space, hide the menu bar. On those rare occasions when you need to use the menu bar, don’t panic. Just hold the ALT button and the menu bar appears instantly.

PicLens – Download
Makes browsing through pictures a wonderful experience. When you go to a compatible site like Flickr, click on the Piclens icon near the image.


PicLens transforms the page to a 3D Gallery-Like view. Use your mouse to drag, select and zoom in.

Fission – Download
Used Safari before? Then you might like this addon.


Displays the progress bar inside the address bar – just like you have in Safari.

Tab Effect – Download
Adds 3d Effects to Firefox.


When you switch tabs, a nice 3D cube effect is added.

Tab Scope – Download
Hover over a tab, and you get instant preview of the web page.


You can even navigate inside the preview thumbnail – scroll, zoom and open links.

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March 7th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

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  • sportsmediaz

    Thanks for the informative post.. and thanks for adding our comment to the blog.

  • nazim

    Those extension sounds awesome!!

    Im running FF2.0.0.11 and my problem is that none of the aforesaid extensions got installed(it was throwing download error (error code:-228).

    After much effort, I kind of found out the work around. I simply searched(thru google) for the respective .xpi file of any given extension and downloaded it manually and then drag-o-dropped into the Addon’s Installation option, voila!! the extension got installed.

    But the questions hovering my mind are why am I getting download error!?? and how I can update the addons if I get download error in the future!?

    Is anyone got similar kinda error!!??

  • Hsn

    Great list thx :)

  • Islandchic

    Awesome. Thanks dude!

  • sherifffruitfly

    Um, cooliris crashes ff. Not a good suggestion.

  • Nisha

    Thanks for the info! I have more to add to the list. Auto page reader – This will help you switch to immediate next page when you scroll your mouse to the end of the page.

  • Partha

    Really good work. Thanks a lot.

    Also you forgot to mention Ad Block Plus.

  • Jeremy

    try stumble (stumble upon?). it can be fun.

  • SEO Quake

    Great list, thanks. Can I list my favorites? They are Firebug and Web Developer. Very useful!

  • Max Power

    Instead of hiding the menu bar I use Tiny Menu and keep my StumbleUpon in the menu bar.

  • Dan

    they put “tens” for “tons” lol.

    “You have to manually click on over tens of links.”

  • atuldoc

    Tab effect is not available for v.3.0

    Any other alternative plz?

  • S.S.

    I like the idea of the Hide Menu Bar add-on, but i find it easier (and more functional) to right-click my menu bar, click customize, and then move all my Navigation Toolbar items to the Menu Bar, and then hide the Navigation Toolbar. This allows me to keep my Menu Bar, but also get rid of one toolbar, without giving much up.

  • reddlemansfu

    Great list, I’m gonna look into some of them. A suggestion for anyone who reads to the 74th comment, the addon TinyMenu replaces the Menu Bar with a single icon on the Navigation Bar. A little more convenient than Hide Menu Bar, since you don’t have to click alt. Also, TinyMenu lets you pick some menus (such as Tools or Bookmarks) that you frequently use, and keep them available (also on the Nav Bar).

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  • silentcon

    Just a warning, fission slows down the loading of page a bit.

  • Web Development Company Mumbai

    Thanks for this great add-on. Will surely try this now.

  • Roshan

    Thanks for such a great addons list..

  • iTechRoom

    Very nice list, most of them were unknown. Thanks for sharing.

  • zoovido

    excellent ADDS-on
    i’ve already used half of it…
    pls post tips on firefox speed up…
    and post also those adds-on that slower the browser…

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  • Alfred Kayser

    Nice list! Especially with LittleFox in it.