Firefox with Greasemonkey only: The YouTube H.264 user script adds a link to view and download the higher-quality version of YouTube videos in page. You already know how to hack YouTube URLs to access a higher resolution and audio quality version of a clip, and this script makes downloading the HQ version easy. (See the difference between regular and HQ videos.) Be warned: This script can take time to render the links (sometimes it hangs indefinitely), and the HQ version isn’t available for all videos. Once the kinks get ironed out, I’ll add it to the Better YouTube extension. The YouTube H.264 user script is a free download that works with Firefox and the Greasemonkey extension.
Just uploaded a new version of the Better YouTube Firefox extension, which now includes support for YouTube’s high resolution videos. You already know that a simple URL hack can magically up the quality of some videos; now with Better YouTube installed, no URL modification’s required. I highly recommend turning on YouTube HD with the Theater View in Better YouTube’s options for quite the viewing experience. Grab the update from Firefox’s Add-ons dialog, or click through to download it manually.
Firefox only (Windows/Mac/Linux): Firefox extension Tree Style Tab adds folder-tree-like navigation to your tab management, organizing tabs based on the order in which they were opened and the pages they originated from. The main idea behind Tree Style Tab is that you can keep track of the relations of your open tabs to each other so you can always follow the breadcrumb trail back to where you started—especially handy when you’re researching something and end up with an endless pile of unorganized tabs. The extension’s options are highly configurable, allowing you to customize the tab bar location, behavior of new tabs, and more. Tree Style Tab is free, works wherever Firefox does (including Firefox 3 betas).
Windows only: Firefox extension Firefox Throttle caps your download and upload rates in Firefox so you can throttle the amount of bandwidth Firefox can use. The extension is full-featured, with options for excluding specific web domains and toggling the bandwidth throttle, along with some simple traffic stats for the current session. If you really want to take control of how your internet connection’s bandwidth is used up, setting up Quality of Service rules on your router is by far a better solution, but if you just wanted to limit the amount of bandwidth your browser can eat, the freeware, Windows-only Firefox Throttle should do the trick.
Source : LifeHacker
Better YouTube Firefox extension, a compilation of user scripts that enhance YouTube. The update fixes bugs due to a site redesign, and adds features like an alternate video player that does not autoplay (but does auto-load video in the background while it’s paused) and a handy link to download the video you’re watching. Current users can get the update through Firefox’s Add-ons dialog; everyone else, hit the link to download.
You already know you can open a link in a background tab by clicking it with your mousewheel, but the TechMalaya.com site points out five other mousewheel Firefox tricks that you may not have known. Like this gem, which requires a change to
Change the value of
middlemouse.pasteto true. This will let you paste a clipboard content to any text field with the middle mouse button.
Using this tweak coupled with our beloved AutoCopy extension, you could select text on-page and paste it into a textarea (like in a comments response) with a simple click, drag, and mousewheel hit. (Update: Oh, duh. If you’ve already got AutoCopy installed, mousewheel paste is already an extension option.) See more of our favorite Firefox 2 about:config tweaks.
Personas for Firefox is a extension that adds lightweight theming to your browser.
Personas is a prototype that builds upon the ideas that:
- themes today are too hard to find, install and use
- graphic designers should be able to style the browser without having to code
- browsers can be more than just desktop software, they can include online components
- people just want their computer to be a little more fun and personal
- You can select a Persona from the dynamic menus and see results instantly without having to discover, select, download or install a separate bit of software or code.
- Personas can be added, removed or updated by their designers at any time, without requiring a software update.
Get Personas for Firefox
- Install Now for Firefox 2.0.0.* – 3.0b2pre, Windows/Mac/Linux
Compatible with the default themes that ship with Firefox