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"Stable, Secure, Customizable, and now it's even Faster"
1. A mountain of add-ons allows users great freedom in customizing their browser just the way they like it. In my opinion this is the single best thing about Firefox. No other browser comes remotely close to it when it comes to customization.
2. The browser is nicely balanced, having goodly amounts of both speed, security, stability, and customization.
3. Firefox runs on Windows, Linux, and Apple operating systems.
1. As I have mentioned several other times, Mozilla needs to slow down on their six week release schedule. It places too great a strain on third party extension and theme developers to stay current. This is why Firefox users often encounter extension incompatibilities when new versions are released.
2. When a user adds many exensions it will slow the speed in which it takes Firefox to open. Thankfully it doesn't adversely affect page rendering speed also.
Over the past year I've written a number of Firefox reviews where I've extolled the virtues of extensions and how they add all sorts of useful features, yet for all the times I've mentioned them I have said very little about the ones I use. Until now. I decided to list the 64 extensions that I am currently using with the hope that readers who are curious about these add-ons but who have yet to really delve into learning all about all the cool features they add would have a "starting point" in their exploration. Extensions are nothing new to me as I have assiduously followed development from their inception. A few has grown into many thousand, and this fact scares people from looking into them more than a superficial once-over. With so many extensions they have no idea where to start. Simply put, the choices are overwhelming. There are no pat answers on what extensions are the best, for each person is different with special needs and desires. There are however a number of very useful extensions whose features would appeal to a broad group. I'm referring to those like Adblock Plus, Xmarks, Speed Dial, Tab Mix Plus, All-in-One Sidebar .... On my list I also have a whole slew of small extensions that add a single feature. Alone these add-ons bring little to the table, but in conjunction with an army of other similarly underwhelming add-ons can a turn Firefox into quite a powerful browser with a uniquely useful set of tools. Hopefully readers will continue to read further on the extensions I list below. Remember that my list is but the tip of an enormous extension iceberg. Don't let its size sink your curiosity.
About Config Button, Adblock Plus, Add Bookmark Here 2, Add to Search Bar, All-in-One Gestures, All-in-One Sidebar, Better Privacy, Capture & Print, Clean and Close, Click&Clean, Copy Plain Text, deskCut, DownThemAll!, eCleaner, Edit Bookmark Plus, Extension List Dumper, Extension Options Menu, Fast Seach by Surf Canyon, Feedly, File Title, FireFTP, Flash Video Downloader YouTube Downloader, Foxlingo, History Submenus II, Image Zoom, InformEnter, InvisibleHand, Manage Folders, Menu Editor, Menu Icons Plus, No Color, Open Profile Folder, Places' Full Titles, Print/Print Preview (update), Print Edit, Quick Maps, Restart Firefox, Save File To, Scrapbook Plus, Search Preview, Send Tab Urls, ShowIP, Similar Pages, Speed Dial, Stay-Open Menu, StumbleUpon, Switch Private Browsing, Tab Mix Plus, Text Link, Textarea Cache, Themes Menu, Thumbnail Zoom Plus, Uppity, ViewAbout, Web Search Pro, WOT, xClear, Xmarks, Yahoo! Mail Notifier, Yet Another Smooth Scrolling, Zotero, Zotero Libre Office Integration, Zotfile