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27th-Apr-2009 11:41 am

The Good news is, that slarti has released a new version of LJ-Login that's enabled for Dreamwidth.The bad news is that you need to uninstall LJ Login 2.1.0 and reinstall version 2.1.1. The really bad news is that this isn't working for me on my Firefox ad now I have neither, so it's time to backup my profile and update the list of my extensions.

  • Adblock - Filters ads from web-pages

  • AVG Safe Search - Guard against clicking malicious links. (This autoinstalls from my Virus software)

  • Better Gmail 2 - Enhances Gmail with a compilation of useful features written by Greasemonkey user script developers, the most useful one for me being the ability to turn labels into a nested hierarchy. See also IB's guide to Gmail for the RPer.

  • ColorZilla Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies. Perfect for coordinating styles with images.

  • Delicious Blog Rescue Tool When del.icio.us fails to make your daily blog post of links, use this tool to make the post instead; the failure happens more often than I  like, so I got into the habit of using this daily.

  • Delicious Bookmarks I love my Delicious account. I know there are better social bookmarkig sites around, but as long as Delicious gives me a daily blog post, I'm keeping it. To update to LiveJournal, I use Delicious Glue.

  • DownThemAll! An indispensable download manager

  • Extension List Dumper, Dumps a list of the installed extensions, and by doing so, enables me to make this list.

  • Flashblock Replaces Flash objects with a button you can click to view them; I don't know how people manage without it.

  • FoxClocks Displays local times around the world in the statusbar/toolbar. Perfect if you want to know what time it is for your girlfriend.

  • Gmail Manager Gmail accounts management and new mail notifications. Recommended to me as someone who has multiple gmail accounts, but I use it for the notifications more than that.

  • Greasemonkey A User Script Manager for Firefox; allowing small customisations of specific webpages. I go for:
  • LiveJournal Addons Indispensable for anyone who uses Livejournal - unfold threads, read and post comments directly from your friendspage, save oft-used html insets. It's possible to enable this for all sites, but you still don't get full functionality for LJ clones.

  • LJlogin Tells you which LiveJournal account you're logged in with, and lets you switch between them. Now compatible with Dreamwidth, among the other LJ-clones.

  • PDF Download Allows you to choose what to do with a PDF file: download it, view it with an external viewer or view it as HTML.

  • Stylish Customise the look of websites and of the user interface. The most popular way of removing visible ads from LJ.

  • SubmitToTab Direct the submission of a form to a new tab - although I haven't got this to work yet.

  • Sun Cult Worldwide Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight, Moonrise and Moonset Times - you know, in case you need to know the phases of the moon for some reason.

  • Tab Mix Plus Tab browsing with an added boost. Another indispensable add-on, I don't know how I'd live without it.

  • TabRenamizer Rename your tabs for easy finding.

  • TwitterFox In-browser Twitter client.

  • Web Developer Lots of cool webdeveloper tools; I mostly use this to play with css.

I am mostly now annoyed I can't seem to extract my old LJ-addons insets from my old profile, nor the stylish setting I had. Oh well, I have the important parts of my profile back.
27th-Apr-2009 10:39 am (UTC)
I know I should work out how to post at DW and LJ. But I'm so lazy, y'know?
27th-Apr-2009 10:42 am (UTC)
What do you use to update?
27th-Apr-2009 10:42 am (UTC)
XJournal at the moment. I'm sure there's an easier way, but all the Mac clients are so damn chunky.
27th-Apr-2009 11:46 am (UTC)
I don't know anything about Mac clients, I'm afraid. I do know that if you update using Dreamwidth's update page, you can cross post directly.
27th-Apr-2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
After you've posted to DW, edit the post, tick the crosspost button, it'll post it to LJ automatically and register it's the same post (although the importer isn't working properly yet so it doesn't matter until it's fixed).
27th-Apr-2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
How do you enable LJ Addons for other sites?
27th-Apr-2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
Under "communication" (envelope icon), select "on all".
27th-Apr-2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Awesome -- thanks! :)
28th-Apr-2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Here are some more:

Better Greader: Still figuring this one out. Probably not as good as Better Gmail, but I like that one so much, I'm giving this the benefit of the doubt.

Stop Autoplay: This is great. Keeps media from starting up until you're ready for it. Super easy to use and perfect for those moments when you're surfing when you shouldn't be and noise from your computer would be bad. =)

Firebug: I still use Web Developer more than this, but people keep telling me it's really good, so I pass it along.

No Script: Kind of a pain to use, but super amazing for keeping your browser secure from evil scripts. In some cases, like clickjacking, the settings will *not* allow you to make yourself vulnerable, which is great. It comes down to how much of a hassle you're willing to put up with, but I use it all the time, and am very glad I do.

Zotero: You and anyone else reading this who does research need to take a good hard look at this. I tried using it a year ago and was very meh about it, but the team has been doing a lot of work since then and now it's getting seriously awesome. Read the documentation to get an idea. Best of all, I think people are going to be finding ways to integrate this with other open-source, research-oriented apps.
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