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Infolister Listing (Main)


Compatibility testing with Firefox version has been disabled from the start of use of Firefox 2 -- see bottom of this page for how it was disabled. 

A descriptive Summary of each of the listed extensions can be found as part of my Firefox Customizations (Notes) at (#ext) [http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#ext]

Quick Summary of my System

Old system -- Dell Inspiron 5000e

Manually entered information for OLD system Dell Inspiron 5000e (laptop), 600MHz, Pentium III, 512MB RAM (max) was upgraded from 128MB, Windows 2000, Firefox   40 GB HD, originally had 10GB HD. Laptop has a 15" screen (12" x 9"), if using Samsung SyncMaster 205BW (20" TFT-LCD Monitor) at 1024x768 it is a bit distorted.

Replaced System -- Dell Inspiron 1521 (broken backlight as of Nov 2009 at 1 1/2 years ownership)

Seen as Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:
Manually entered information for NEW system purchased Aug 2007 (currently using Firefox 3.0.11 and/or above):
Dell® Inspiron® 1521 (laptop) with pre installed Windows® Vista® Basic Home (32 bit), hardware: 1.60 gigahertz, AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobil Technology TL-50, 1.87 GB RAM, ATI Radeon XL270, Hard drive is 160 GB (8GB reserved), SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), Windows NTSF files.   Paging file is 2871MB.

Laptop has a 15" screen (13" x 8") using as 1280x720 or 1024x768 (various settings up to 1440x900), also using Samsung SyncMaster 205BW (20" TFT-LCD Monitor) at various settings up to 1680 x 1050 (17" x 10.75", and using either 1280 x 1024, or 1680 x 1050, extended to right) and attached to the new system.  Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical USB and PS/2 compatible (and also use a Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000)  I have a page on my Vista Installation (onsite), which might save a bit of aggravation for those just starting on Vista.

Information on my installation, modifications and usage of Vista Basic Home

Inspiron 1545 (extremely bad choice -- Returned no HD/battery/wi-fi/bluetooth lights)

Missing Num key and numeric keypad renders it useless for Excel or unicode as entry must be through numeric keypad and not the number row.  Running Windows-7 Home Premium (64bit), seen as Seen as Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 2.2GHz , 2M L2 cache, 15.6" Bright Glossy (1366X768), 3 GB, DDR2, 800Mhz 2DIMM, 258MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330, 500G 5400RPM SATA HD, wireless 1515.802.11n

eMachine 627 (all of normal lights plus several more)

Does not have external media buttons that the 1521 had, but didn't require Bios change that 1545 did for normal Function key usage.  Has wide screen format (1366x768).  Has lit switches for Power on/off, Mouse pad, WiFi. Has lights for Disk activity, NumLock, CapsLock, power (blue/amber), battery(blue/amber), DVD writer, 2 on Lan. DVD writer is multiple layer. Has a separate numeric keypad (keypad is needed for special unicode characters), keyboard has 99 keys. Purchased mid Jan 2010 for $299.
Running Windows-7 Home Premium (64bit), single core(AMD Athlon 64 TF-20), 1.6GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 15.6" HD LCD, ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics up to 896 MB HyperMemory, 2GB Memory (upgraded in 2013 to 4GB max, $66.33), 160GB HDD.  Seen as Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2

Information on my installation, modificiations and usage of Windows 7 Home Premium

Internet Access (high speed)

High speed connection, Fiber optic, download 10Mbits/sec, upload 2Mbits/sec, retests after clearing cache.
Tested 2007-11-21 WUGNET - Speed Test 9.72 Mbps download, 1.74 Mbps upload. (retest: 10.2 and 1.79)
Tested 2007-11-21 Speakeasy - Speed Test 10303 kbps download, 1798 kbps upload. (retest: 10342 and 1804)
Tested 2010-02-20 16:50 EST WUGNET - Speed Test 9.45 Mbps download, 1.74 Mbps upload. (retest: 9.58 and 1.33)
Tested 2010-02-20 16:59 Speakeasy (NYC) 9634 kbps, 1824 kbps upload. (retest (Seattle): 9656 kbps, 1234 kbps upload // 9657 kbps down, 1694 kbps up)

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There may be other copies/versions of this listing, I normally update my website at least weekly. If the date of this list is more than 15 days old, please check reference on my description of the Infolister extension.
Picture of about:config settings for using a custom template.

The url name are created when the corresponding profile is brought up and are named through the profile about:config variable "extensions.infolister.file", all use the same template which is named in the add-on options for infolister.

Mouseover Link for ID, or use the bookmarklets Paren_Tips to display all descriptions, and/or href: to display urls within listing.  Wish that InfoLister provided a compatibility text indicator like exclamation point shown in Tools, Addons, Extensions.

Extensions (#ext)

The Author column formatting can be improved with the following two styles: Link Warning and No Follow links, mouseover id of other links (DM*)
  {{extension: }}
(Warning live .xpi install links)
 Description -- see my site for more complete information
%name% %version% %creator% . %disabled-text% %description%
The descriptions provided above come from the “Infolister” extension as provided by each extension's own author, for more complete descriptions and notes on my usage of these extensions see my Extensions Table on my Firefox Customizations page.   Firefox generated about:plugins list may not be up to date compare to infolister listing below.

Important notice:  www.extensionsmirror.nl site has been changed to forum.addonsmirror.nl and many old extensions have not been updated internally, but you will find most of them at new site and also on addons.mozilla.org or as projects at mozdev.org  [2007-04-13][2008-05-12]
Example:  http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=2796 must be changed to http://forum.addonsmirror.net/index.php?showtopic=2796

You can compare older and newer versions of the table by pasting into a before and after text areas online with Quick Diff Online Tool, an Online Tool to do a 'quick and dirty' diff of two text or code fragments.  Or using the extension PageDiff :: Add-ons for Firefox, to see HTML-code(text) differences between web pages

AVG Safe Search, see directions to uninstall by removing the LinkScanner component, which does not work in Fx2 or in Fx3 so was added to AVG anti-virus very prematurely (April/May 2008).

Disabled in above listing (#disabledlist)

Unfortunately InfoLister will not create a disabled only list, so the another table was created at the very end of this page, see no details.

These are 19 extensions I've disabled in on * 2008-02-08
/find bar/, Aardvark, * Autocomplete Manager, * EditCSS, * Extended Cookie Manager, * InspectThis, PermaTabs, Professor X, Project Whois, Quick Sum, RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin, Screen grab!, * searchcache, * ShowIP, SmartSearch, * SnagIt Firefox Extension, Tab Saver!, translator, * View Cookies, `

Disabled Extensions (#disabledext)

The following 15 extensions are disabled on 2007-11-22:  "About This Site Bookmarks", "Anchorun", "Autocomplete Manager", "iMacros for Firefox", "KGen", "Line Marker", "MeasureIt", "Mouse Gestures", "MultiSidebar", "OPML Support", "Perma Tabs", "RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin", "Server Spy", "TestGen4Web - Script It All".

Somehow all extensions became enabled and was getting an error

and Verizon, Yahoo, Overture were spitting out crap (try these) for 404 (not found) errors.  Possibily lost a dns server that I placed before Verizon.  To fix this now have to change the modem's settings.

The following extensions were disabled 2011-06-26 so that Firefox 5 could run quicker. Their functions were not added to Firefox 5, just another case of losing more extensions and functionality due to updates. about:accessibilty, about:me, Dom Inspector, FxIF, GoogleEnhancer, InspecterWidget, LinkChecker, Location Navigator. [[

Themes (%themes_count%): (#themes)

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Plugins (%plugins_count%): (#plugins)   for more information use about:plugins

Additional items of interest concerning plugins:

Plugins for Firefox (#plugins_oldlist)

Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 NOT AS A PLUGIN
Firefox generated about:plugins list may not be up to date compare to infolister listing below.

Plugins for Firefox (#plugins_ff)

Plugins :: Firefox Add-ons, Plugins help your browser perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files. Plugins are slightly different from extensions, which modify or add to existing functionality.

Obtained the following from the above.

Other Sites using Infolister -- Examples (#otherexamples)

Use a Google search on: infolister "my firefox information" to see what others show for their Infolister listing.

Some similar listings

Script Busy   (#scriptbusy)

On titlebar (Not Responding), also seen as Unresponsive Script, or screen whiteout.

Something to test after adding/enabling an Extension: Ctrl+A (select all) followed by right-click to bring up context menu.  Big problem if instead of context menu you get "A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete [Stop Script] [Continue]". These extensions are a problem: on my machine (600MHz) and have been disabled or uninstalled: 

Also check out the following pages:

Preferences   (#preferences)

Modifications in addition to extensions can be seen in the following files as they would appear in my profile:

More profile and about:... information (#about)

Template   (#template)

This listing was created by the Infolister Extension, and shows the Extensions, and Plug-ins that I have chosen.  You can learn more about my choice of extensions at my Firefox Customizations (notes) webpage.

The customized template used to create this page can be found at http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/infolister_template.txt  and you can create your own template if you want something different than the default listing see InfoLister Help: Templates syntax [http://mozilla.doslash.org/infolister/templates/]

Enhancements to Infolister that would be appreciated

maxVersion had been included for the next InfoLister extension update (after 0.9f) to be able to show the maximum Firefox version that the Extension will run on, which should help in planning with upgrading to a major Firefox version.  Never got the update text to be include later [%minVersion% - %maxVersion%].  Did find a comment though possibly with needed code.

user update date (timestamp) so can see latest changes made (the "Extension Manager Extended" displays this information) which is actually for date installed or updated by user which would be critical to finding a problem extension. If available would put in same cell as author and before the author so table can be sorted -- needs to be yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm so can be sorted.

HTML tables can be sorted with the "Sort Table" bookmarklet.

Be able to find and list the extensions icon, even though would only be seen locally and not on a listing shared on the web.
Don't really see how these are packaged, the addons list seems to be able to find them okay.  Meanwhile found some by searching on "/skin/" or "16.png" or "24.png" or "32.png".

To see a chrome link, it must be copied to the location bar, as they can't be used directly as links.  If the chrome link is entered as a link, you can use the linky extension to help with manually opening the link.  The images can be seen as images locally.
Example:  chrome://copyurlplus/skin/copyurlplus16.png {*copyurlplus16*PICTURE*} and iconURL – chrome://copyurlplus/skin/copyurlplus32.png {*32*PICTURE}
Example:  chrome://infolister/skin/toolbar16x16.png {*16x16*PICTURE*}chrome://infolister/skin/toolbar24x24.png {*24x24*PICTURE*}

{*forced*PICTURE}Compatibility Testing Disabled: (#compatibilitydisabled)
Caution:  using incompatible extensions may increase your incidences of crashes or other malfunctions.  If you are testing Firefox Beta software then you are already assuming additional risk, and would not be able to test extensions without turning off extension compatibility testing.  As far as a warranty is concerned there is none anyway no matter how you use Firefox, or Beta, or extensions, or configuration changes from any location.  [Legal, EULA, TOS]

extensions.checkCompatibility set to False in about:config

More information:  Forcing Extensions by creating extensions.checkCompatibility and setting to False.  You are using Disable so don't toggle Enable which refers to overriding ALL deprecated extensions not specific to anything selected.  Those that have been forced are marked with an exclamation point ( ! ) on their icon, but there is no indication on the InfoLister listing (this listing).

extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6b     False
is required for 3.6b (betas) and the practice will continue unless unstopped into later versions as well.  References ref and Updating extensions - MozillaZine Knowledge Base, You can configure Firefox and TB to update your extensions and themes automatically, and you can even disable/prevent auto-update for individual extensions.
Unable to install themes or extensions - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

user_pref("browser.tabs.closeButtons", 3);
user_pref("extensions.checkCompatibility", false);
user_pref("extensions.checkUpdateSecurity", false);
user_pref("general.warnOnAboutConfig", false);

Firefox 3 Secure Extension Updating: Extensions can be installed from AMO and from secured sites without a problem.  In order to test from another source set extensions.checkUpdateSecurity to False (see bug: 378216).  for more information see Unable_to_install_themes_or_extensions_-_Firefox and additional references of interest (that might get removed from the article):  Extension Versioning, Update and Compatibility - MDCUpdating extensions for Firefox 3 - MDCFirefox 3 for developers - MDC

A recent problem with addons.mozilla.org is that you can't install an extension {ignore*PICTURE*} that you don't already have if the maxVersion is insufficient, and you will see a grayed out install button.  You must login to addons.mozilla.org using the login link in upper right corner, after you have logged in you will see the words "ignore version check" added to the grayed out button, click on those words and then the button will be green, and the next step is to click on the "Install Now". 

If you then get a message like "Launchy 4.2.0 could not be installed because it is not compatible with Firefox 3.0.", it is because you have not set extensions.checkCompatibility (as Boolean) to False as a new Boolean variable in about:config.  Next comes up the idiotic "This might void your warranty!", written by idiots for idiots -- you know what to reply to that, but first don't forget to uncheck the box.

Another way and this does not require a log-in is to access the "See All Versions" (Complete Version History) link on the add-on details page (e.g. see https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865) that takes you to the Version History page which will let you download all known versions of an add-on independent of the version of your browser. [Basil Hashem 2008-04-01]

In an Absolutely Unacceptable and IRRESPONSIBLE behavior Firefox developers decided you must install so-called incompatible extensions with "Nightly Tester" tools and that it will destroy the red exclamation points that indicated version incompatibility. This is the one indication that you had as a tattle tale (warning) that you have overridden compatibility and may cause problems later, and that you might be advised to look for a more current version that may not directly update.  So if I already had it I can have the red warning exclamation point, but if I install a new profile, or help someone else, I can't.  This is absolutely insane.

Bookmarklets   (#bookmarklets)

You can make the links on this page visible by installing the "HREF Visible" bookmarklet, which I tried to include here but it would not make it through the template code in usable condition.  Go to the link and drag the named bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar to install it -- you can also give the installed bookmarklet a keyword of "href:" to provide another means of accessing it.  Would also recommend installing and using the "Paren Tips" bookmarklet.

This list could be improved with a SCRIPT function within the template or with a change to InfoLister so that the TITLE would return doubled quotes ("e;"e;) within so that title="%description%" would properly process embedded quotes.  Using title='%description%' won't work either because some descriptions contain single quotes (Menu's).  Could also be needed to process ampersands within homepageURL

Previous listings can be compared with current using "ShowDiff" extension.
Listing pre Firefox 2 (Fx here
Listing pre Firefox 3.5 (Fx here

List of extensions without details (#nodetails)

To make line comparisons of source code easier with the "PageDiff" extension using "Start Diff" and "Show Diff"
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