Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HOW TO GUIDE: Customizing Your Firefox Browser with Add-ons

If you missed the previous post on How to download Mozilla Firefox, check it HERE!!! 
Once your installation is complete open your new Mozilla Firefox Browser, you will see a start up page. You can take a tour or follow these instructions on customizing your new browser.


The great thing about this browser is you can install additional programs to suit your needs on your task bar. Lets get started!

The Add-ons icon is in the shape of a little puzzle piece and can be found in the following place: 


Once you click on your Add-on icon it will take you to the following page:

 On the top right corner there is a search bar, type in what you are looking.
(example I typed in "Download music") once done press the search icon or press Enter.
Select the one you want and click install, note that you can see more info about the extension when you click more.

Note: Sometimes when the download is complete a little restart link will appear, this will restart Firefox (don’t worry all your tabs will be resumed).

A few of my favorites include:

  1.  Flash Video Downloader – This helps you to download any video (flv, mp4, HD) from YouTube-like, Facebook, Break, Metacafe and more in one click. You can download mp3, music (iPod), avi and more with various file sizes and qualities.

     I have encountered one site (that shall not be named) that sometimes does not allow this extension to download movies from (probably because it isn’t a flash video), so I have backup extensions which work. 

 Flash and Video Download


2. Ghostery – This allows you to block scripts from companies that you don't trust, delete local shared objects, and even block images and iframes.
It basically blocks any system from tracking you or your actions on the site. It also blocks certain adverts from running on the web site.

There are many other Ad Blockers you can choose from, another on I use is Adblock Edge is an extension for blocking advertisements on the web.

3. YouTube MP3 Easy Downloader - Downloads MP3 from YouTube easily and hassle free. You will get a    button on your action bar that redirects you to for easy download of the video as high quality mp3. 

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