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Automatically Install More Than 100 Firefox Addons With a Single Click

Some people prefer to keep their browser un-polluted by add-ons, and are perfectly happy with the basic browsing experience.  But if you're one of those, you're missing out on some incredibly useful features.  All modern browsers allow developers to create add-ons, and in the case fo Firefox there are thousands of such tools available, free of charge.

But how to decide which ones are worth trying?  The answer is an uber-addon called AddonFox.  It's an automatic installer for around 100 of the best-known and most useful FireFox addons.  Download and run it, and tick the boxes that correspond to the add-ons you want.  Or just choose them all.  The program will then download and install your chosen options.

The AddonFox installer is only 0.25 MB, plus whatever addons you ask it to download.  It needs Firefox, and either Windows or OS/X. 

Get it from www.addonfox.com, from where you can also browse the full list of addons that it's capable of installing.

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by Denny (not verified) on 18. April 2011 - 3:33  (70425)

Flash exloit at addonfox.com -looks like it's a malware scam, The addon crashes the browser.

by DaGore (not verified) on 4. November 2010 - 13:31  (60770)

Is there familiar tool for Chrome, who knows?

by bibzgi on 7. November 2010 - 17:07  (60852)

Not to my awareness.

Isn't Google Chrome supposed to be the fastest internet explorer?

My kid uses it. I'm much slower than her.

What about Chrome extensions, DaGore? Are they good?

by bibzgi on 1. November 2010 - 13:19  (60569)

Almost all of my numerous programs are standalone types on an encrypted drive.

A standalone (or "portable") Firefox is one of them.

A drawback of some standalone programs on an encrypted partition is that they have to be individually found and ran when one would prefer that they are just a click away.

Examples include dictionary and screen capture programs.

Certain Firefox add-ons are very helpful for my personal computing preferences. Some are great shortcut alternatives to other programs.

It can be daunting to find the right Firefox add-ons for one's needs since there are so many of them.

I just took AddonFox for a ride.

It only took a few minutes to go through the categorical pages, selecting and deselecting candidates. I started with eleven but in time many of them will be removed. Some already were. But they were worth checking out.

I encourage every Firefox user to give AddonFox a try if they can spare five minutes. Remember, all Firefox add-ons (including the one under discussion) can be easily uninstalled under Tools.

Thanks for this hot find.

by Century22 on 30. October 2010 - 15:55  (60481)

A Great find! Now I have my collection and don't have to search and install each one.

Adblock Plus, Foxy Tunes, Gostery, NoScript, FireFTP, BetterPrivacy, DownThemAll!

Firefox now runs faster with my additions!

by bibzgi on 7. November 2010 - 17:11  (60853)

NoScript is useful.

by sunnycide (not verified) on 30. October 2010 - 14:09  (60473)

I can't actually see who this is aimed at. There are way too many add-ons that would be of absolutely no use to a newbie, and any experienced user is going to have their own palette of favourites already loaded.

Looking through the list there are some I have loaded now, some I have tried and discarded, some I have no interest in, or need for, some I wouldn't know what to do with, and a couple that I liked the look of, and will have a run with (Quickjava and Footiefox).

It would, I think, have been much better had the developer had a little less ambition and aimed for 20-30 "essential" add-ons, keeping it to the more obviously useful ones (Adblock Plus, Tab Mix Plus, WOT etc), rather than the grab-bag that is presently on offer.

Still, that's only my opinion and I have yet to produce a single add-on, let alone one with this scope.

sunny

by bibzgi on 7. November 2010 - 17:19  (60854)

Really, who could definitively list a dozen or two add-ons with so much user variance?

by user999 (not verified) on 30. October 2010 - 6:33  (60458)

One shall install Add-ons very selectively which add most value. They do create a lot of problem and even slow down the browser significantly. Does it make sense to be a hot find?

1 star as lower is not possible

by bibzgi on 7. November 2010 - 17:23  (60855)

Oh yes, it's a hot find.

This hot find helps the computer user to navigate through the add-ons.

Besides, the add-ons are easy to get rid of when not needed.

by MidnightCowboy on 30. October 2010 - 7:53  (60461)

This will appeal to as lot of users, especially newcomers, if for no other reason than it presents the most popular add-ons all in one place.

I only ever use four Firefox add-ons but that doesn't mean I go around voting down the efforts of others offering a different viewpoint.

by CJ (not verified) on 30. October 2010 - 13:41  (60469)

Indeed. Indeed. BTW, I'd be interested to know the four you favor, MidnightCowboy. Thanks. Yeehah!

by MidnightCowboy on 30. October 2010 - 14:48  (60476)

Adblock Plus, NoScript, WOT, Dr. Web antivirus link checker and sorry there's a fifth which I'd forgotten about although it depends on your native roots v locale as to if it's any use or not... always.com - Google.com (in English) by portuguesemike :)

by CJ (not verified) on 31. October 2010 - 9:14  (60511)

Well, what do you know. I didn't know about existence of always.com. I'm in Brazil and go nuts with google switching to Brazil sites. At last I have the solution. I'm glad I asked. Thanks. First three I already use. Will check out Dr. Web.

by MidnightCowboy on 31. October 2010 - 13:02  (60520)

Same with me, I'm in Brazil too. It's OK for my wife to navigate in her native language but I've never been able to master Portuguese so felt the same frustration as yourself until I discovered this fix :)

by ksoem on 29. October 2010 - 17:28  (60433)

I'm wondering if it still works when FireFox or addons upgrade.(FireFox seems to be upgraded quite often)