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Domestic Goddess 2010-10-13 20:38

Good news and bad news
 
The good news is my sister very generously gave us her unused desktop and I have access to the Internets again! WOOOO! The bad news is our old desktop is still royally fucked and I lost everything (well, we're hoping at least the photos and mp3s can be recovered.

So. I have this shiny almost new computer and now have firefox again and am hoping y'all would enlighten me and tell me which addons you recommend, since you recommended a bunch before and I don't have access to them to figure it out. I have screen grab, a spell checker and Ad Blocker...what else?

Thanks in advance, yo.:smile:

b0rg9 2010-10-13 21:24

Ad Block Plus


https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865/

I like the Noia theme -- it blows away the default theme...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/72/

Dinahmoehum 2010-10-13 22:04

I find fireshot invaluable. I use download helper a lot for videos, it actually works and I don't have to pick them out of the cache. And search preview is kinda nice. Web of trust can be handy too. It's not always right, but it's another layer of protection.

B L 2010-10-14 0:33

Flashblock, IE Tab 2, Image Zoom, Cookie Swap, Cool Iris, Tiny Menu.

texasaurus 2010-10-14 4:33

AdBlock, Flashkiller, StumbleUpon

JangoFett 2010-10-14 4:56

Google Chrome w/Ad Block

Chuck 2010-10-14 5:02

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

In case you aren't interested in helping with this.

RepoMan 2010-10-14 7:49

This is off topic, but you might also want to look at http://www.virtualbox.org/ . Set up a virtual system for your kids on that computer so the next time they wreck the system, it's just the sandbox.

ash# 2010-10-14 7:58

hm... maybe not the best name... virtualbox.

Domestic Goddess 2010-10-14 9:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by RepoMan (Post 22083)
This is off topic, but you might also want to look at http://www.virtualbox.org/ . Set up a virtual system for your kids on that computer so the next time they wreck the system, it's just the sandbox.

You are a genius.

There won't be a next time. He's only allowed to use our crappy, 13-keys missing laptop for the time being. Little turd.

stacyrings 2010-10-14 9:38

McAfee Site Advisor

FulanoDeTal 2010-10-14 12:07

BL, Thanks for mentioning IE Tab 2. I can get to my work email's exchange server much easier now.


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