Firefox 1.5 Extensions

FirefoxIn my previous post I should have mentioned that although most Firefox extensions have been updated for Firefox 1.5, there are some extensions that are not compatible with the new version. By default, after initial installation or upgrade, Firefox 1.5 reviews all of your extensions to determine compatibility and will automatically download available updates. In practice, I found that a few required manual updating, and in a couple of cases I found replacements for extensions that hadn’t been updated for some time.

Another issue is that GreaseMonkey isn’t working quite right in Firefox 1.5 yet. A compatible extension is available at Greaseblog, but the installer does not seem to automatically find it. Worse yet, upon installation most of my installed scripts don’t seem to work, which may require an “official” extension update or the original script authors to tweak their scripts. Quite annoying in the meantime…

Several weeks ago I came upon a particularly useful extension called InfoLister that allows you to generate a list of all installed extensions, plugins and themes via a Tools menu item or the about:info command. Demonstrating what that output looks like gives me a chance to show you what extensions and plugins I’m currently using:

Last updated: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 02:47:54 GMT

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

Extensions (enabled: 36, disabled: 3):

Themes (1):

  • Firefox (default) 2.0 [selected]

Plugins (19):

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe SVG Viewer
  • Google VLC multimedia plugin 1.0
  • Java™ 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0
  • Microsoft® DRM
  • Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin support
  • Mozilla Default Plug-in
  • Nullsoft Winamp Plug-in for Gecko
  • PCMan’s IE Tab Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • PCMan’s IEView Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • PopCap Games Plugin
  • QuickTime Plug-in 7.0.3
  • RealJukebox NS Plugin
  • RealPlayer Version Plugin
  • RealPlayer™ G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit)
  • Shockwave Flash
  • Shockwave for Director
  • VLC multimedia plugin
  • Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library

When I get a chance, I’ll add some commments to this post about some new or particularly useful extensions that I haven’t mentioned before.

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