Neat features from Firefox add-ons


Firefox has an extensible framework that enables developers to write add-ons, which provide several great features such as blocking ads, scrambling keystrokes, and blocking intrusion.

An excerpt from TechNewsWorld:

One big helper for surfing comfort and speed is provided through an add-on called “Adblock Plus.” As the name suggests, it eliminates ad banners. During installation, the user can subscribe to filter lists that are then automatically updated to recognize and block new domain Over 800,000 High Quality Domains Available For Your Business. Click Here. addresses used to transport ads.

The article talks about several more add-ons such as:

  • NoScript : Add-on that checks the running of scripts, which prevents Trojans and malware from sneaking in.
  • TrackMeNot: This one sends random queries to search engines to prevent the user’s query from being differentiated.
  • KeyScrambler: To encrypt key information and prevent key loggers from accessing keystroke data.
  • Bookmark Synchroniser: To organize bookmarks among several computers by loading them onto a server.
  • Foxy Tunes: A tool-bar to control music players.

Many more add-ons can be found at the Firefox Web site.


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