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July 11, 2004

Mozilla Plugins

Anybody who knows me knows I'm an open-source and linux evangelist. I use open source programs every chance I get, and none is finer than Mozilla, a modern web browser that the security guys at the Department of Homeland Security recommend over Internet Explorer. Do your patriotic duty and switch to Mozilla now.

Kidding aside, though, the coolest thing about Mozilla (besides its built-in popup and ad blocking) is its ability to use third-party plugins that extend functionality in very innovative ways. I've talked about some in the past, but I want to recommend a few more plugins that I've found very helpful:

BugMeNot: Bypass privacy-invading registration screens for most popular sites. I lie when I fill 'em in anyway, and these guys streamline the process.

Tagzilla: Manages and automates adding those waycool taglines to the end of emails.

FlashBlock: Blocks Flash movies until you click on them. Useful for stopping all those annoying ads.

Optimoz: Navigate browser pages via mouse gestures. Click and drag as input. Move back, open links, close windows with a flick of your wrist.

If you're interested in more information, check out MozDev.org, the site for plugins and guides for Mozilla and its young cousin, Firefox.

Posted by tat at July 11, 2004 09:43 PM

you da man D. i for one have mad the switch to mozilla. I like. i didn't like exploder because you had to open more windows if you wanted to keep the main page you were looking at open. i like the multi browse windows. i have most of the plug ins, but now i have to check these out too. :) thanks for the update

Posted by: jeff hebert at July 12, 2004 04:00 PM