Firefox comes with its own speed dial. But, in my opinion, it leaves you wanting for more. For several years now, I've been using some add-on or the other to power my speed dial needs and here is a list of usual suspects that you might want to consider.
With Big Brother spying and advertising agencies attempting to give you targetted advertisements, protecting your privacy online is getting even more important than earlier. Meet the "Cookie", the biggest helper to tracking your movement is sitting on your computer via your browser. If you've never heard, here's a direct definition from Wikipedia: A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website.
If you're addicted to Farmville, Roller Coaster Kingdom or Cafe World, then you'll love this FireFox addon. Flash Game Maximizer will allow you to maximize (almost) any Flash content to the entire browser window as the click of a button. The addon also recognises F12 as the key to maximise the flash content.
Adblock Plus is without doubt the first Firefox addon that I install. Adblock Plus gets rid of all those ads and banners on the Internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page! On installing Adblock Plus for the first time you are prompted to select a filter subscription.
Using too many plugins in Firefox will make an already resource hungry Firefox to get hungrier. I make sure that I keep the add-ons down to a minimum. However, there are a few plugins I just need to have installed in my browser!
One thing that all of us depend on in Firefox is the ability to install extensions that make the browser more userfriendly. After careful choosing, I tried to restrict the number of addons I use to sixteen. If I uninstall Firefox, or if I have to install it on another computer, my job begins fresh of reinstalling all these addons.