A while back I wrote a fairly long, detailed post about Firefox and the Extensions I need/use. Well, there was something I really needed and sure enough somebody had created an extension that took care of my need.
My problem is that going between home and work with my laptop, I have to change my proxy settings, back and forth. It’s a real pain. I have to click Tools, Options, General tab, Connection Settings, toggle the switch turning on my proxy settings, then Ok, and Ok. That is a lot of clicking to toggle one switch. Enter the SwitchProxy Tool. A great extension from Jeremy Gillick that makes it very easy to switch your proxy settings. Check it out if you have to switch your proxy settings fairly often.
Now let me go ahead and mention the other fine extensions I use.
1. Firesomething – a gimmick extension that allows you to have all kinds of amusing names for your browser. I assume this extension came about after the various name changes that Firefox went through before settling in on Firefox.
2. DictionarySearch – adds an entry to the right-click context menu that allows you to search a dictionary for a definition of a selected word.
3. BugMeNot – gives you an anonymous option to logging in to a number of sites without registering (I use it for a number of US newspaper sites).
4. Gmail Notifier – does what you expect, tells you when you get a new email, and how many mails are unread in your account.
5. Public IP – right click in your status bar and you will get your “public” IP address.
I assume I’m missing out on a “must have” extension. Let me hear about it… 🙂