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Browser Window Real Estate

Firefox extensions are one of the main reason the opensource browser had gained user base, and for good reason. But for many of them to be truly useful, browser real estate has to be sacrificed for a button, indicator, switch, and what not. For me, I have 1280 pixel width of toolbar and status bar, and maximizing their use means some of the nice-but-unnecessary extensions had to make way. Some that had been dumped include the like of “FootieFox,”:http://www.footiefox.de “ForecastFox,”:http://forecastfox.mozdev.org/ and “foxytunes.”:http://www.foxytunes.com/

Here are those currently allowed to take the precious spaces.

My current firefox window's bells & whistles

Late addition (between making the screen capture and writing) is “Stylish,”:http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/google-reader-theme which is needed to apply John Hick’s excellent “re-design of Google Reader.”:http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/google-reader-theme Slick!


  1. difficult thing is to get rid of unneccessary extensions. Now I just use only 2-3 essentials to speed up the whole app.

    • chris says

      It is difficult as you said. I can probably live without S3Fox and Kaboodle extensions, but am very much depended on the rest.

  2. พี่มัท says

    all of my firefox add-ons and bookmark toolbar were gone last night. The search box hasn’t be working at all.
    This morning the google toolbar requested an update. I did. But I still can’t use firefox add-ons and I can’t even’t re-install them la.

    All gone…del.icio.us, all added search engines e.g. wiki, dictionary etc.

    Is this a co-incident or is it a monopoly kinda action?
    Or there’s something wrong with my computer? It’s been making some noise lately too.
    Please advise.

    • chris says

      I don’t know about the noise, but you could try the following. After uninstalling Firefox, manually remove 2 folders before installing again.

      * C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
      * C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox

      Hope it works.

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