Rehashing Firefox Extensions

I recently updated to Fire­fox 1.5 as read in my pre­vi­ous entry a cou­ple of days ago. Not to men­tion, I also posted about exten­sions that I think are a must-have for web developers/designers a month ago. With those in mind, I took some time this past week­end to do some house cleaning.

With the hol­i­days steadily truck­ing its way for the new year, one should keep their envi­ron­ment free. This also helps you out so you don’t catch a cold or flu, and be bed-ridden when every­one is par­ty­ing it up. I know this is com­mon knowl­edge but peo­ple still forget—even me some­times. Take for exam­ple this past Sat­ur­day morn­ing while I was get­ting ready to play pickup-softball at Krusi Park.

I was on my way to my car when I just seem to for­get an essen­tial item, my shoes. I knew that I put it near the bar in the enter­tain­ment room area but I seem to not find it any­where. I recall that I just left it there last week­end. Then I remem­ber Biggy’s mom clean­ing up and prob­a­bly grabbed it along with the other shoes. To make a long story short, I found it later but used my san­dals to go to the park and play. Lesson-learned, stay orga­nized as it might save you some time and energy when you need it the most.

Mean­while, back to Fire­fox exten­sions. So I was clean­ing my room and stuff, and decided to do some main­te­nance on my PC as well. Did the usual Ad-aware, Anti-virus and Defrag work­flow. Then, was enticed of upgrad­ing my browser to 1.5 there too but later decided that I should keep my home-PC at 1.0.7 at the moment.

I then tried to see which exten­sions have updates, which led me to go and learn more about new exten­sions. After an hour or two of opti­miz­ing which exten­sions to take out, add and update, here’s what I think are necessity:

I also have been using Tab­browser Exten­sion (TBE) but lately fig­ured out that I don’t need every­thing that comes with it. So I did some research and dis­cov­ered that there’s a cou­ple of exten­sions that can achieve the same func­tion­al­ity. Here they are:

I hope these exten­sions become use­ful to you as they were for me. They totally make the Fire­fox expe­ri­ence bet­ter; not to men­tion, the improve­ment of effi­ciency and pro­duc­tion in my work­flow. I also noticed a lower CPU usage when I took out TBE and installed the four exten­sions above (TBP, Ses­sion Saver, Tab X and Last­Tab) instead.

So, there you go… Keep things orga­nized. Keep things clean.

Note: Thanks goes out to Petr for updat­ing me with the Fire­fox Site­Bar exten­sion update (Site­Bar Client).

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