Firefox Alternative

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sun Jul 3 04:09:00 UTC 2011

On 02/07/11 21:46, Billie Walsh wrote:
> On 07/02/2011 12:54 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 02/07/11 15:07, ANDY wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 9:48 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at
>>> <mailto:wayward4now at>> wrote:
>>> I think what will work better, is by using the
>>> major addons. If you use something obscure, then there may be
>>> problems.
>>> I have ~40 extensions. ~10 of those were disabled by Firefox 5 and
>>> half of those I use very regularly.
>>> If I'm going to lose a quarter of my extensions every other month, how
>>> exactly is Mozilla's rapid release innovation helping my productivity
>>> as a user?
>> You have "~40 extensions"?!
>> It's a wonder that your Firefox works at all.
>> Could you please list all these extensions which you have in Firefox?
>> I can't help but be curious....perhaps I am missing out on something
>> here with having only 8 extensions - and I would like to know what I am
>> missing out on.
>> (BTW, the extensions I have are:
>> Adblock Plus
>> BetterPrivacy
>> Brief
>> DownloadHelper
>> DownThemAll!
>> Ghostery
>> NoScript
>> Screengrab.)
>> BC
> I guess I'm a real piker. I only have three.
> Foxclocks
> Forecastfox
> Download Helper.
> Most of the time I don't really need Download Helper.

But you have no security-orientated extensions. You must be a very brave 
man indeed :-) .

I have the equivalent of 'foxclocks' where they are more useful, namely 
in Thunderbird where I can see who is awake or who is asleep. In 
Firefox, who cares? :-) .

Forecastfox - I have no need as I have access to our Bureau of 
Meteorology (BOM) which gives me all the info I need with a simple click 
or two :-) .

DownloadHelper - yes, only ever used when I want to capture some YouTube 
file otherwise never used.

But I do find DownTehmAll! an absolute must because until recently the 
standard file downloaded in Firefox could not resume from the point 
where a connection was lost, and the download had to be started from the 
very beginning. Firefox's downloader now does resume from where it was 
interrupted but I still prefer DownThemAll! because it uses multiple 
channels (I use 5) to download a file, and of course it resumes from 
where the download was interrupted.

I use many RSS feeds so have Brief installed (although there is a 
plethora of similar readers) and I have Screengrab to be able to grab 
the contents of an article or whatever I may be reading for future 

There is some method in my madness - not much, but some :-) .


I guess reality is what you make of it.

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