I’m not running very many Firefox Add-ons.
One of the ones I enjoyed using the most -- Download Statusbar -- ceased working under Firefox 26.0 builds and it does not appear the developer is moving very fast to update it, at least based on the feedback in the review comments posted under the add-on’s page.
I tried managing with the stock download progress icon in my navigation toolbar since the 26.0 version update of Firefox dropped but found it really next to useless in monitoring the state of active downloads.
Today I found a worthy replacement that is supported under Firefox 26.0
- Download Status Bar - Add-ons for Firefox
It works fine and brings back all the core features I was looking for in a download management tool for Firefox. As an added option, you can configure it to work with a AV scanner it you would like. My AV solution automatically scans downloaded files but others might like this feature.
Here are the other Firefox Add-ons I’m running currently for the curious:
- Adblock Plus - Add-ons for Firefox
- Add to Search Bar - Add-ons for Firefox
- CoLT - Add-ons for Firefox
- Copy as HTML Link - Add-ons for Firefox
- FiddlerHook - Firefox plugin for the FiddlerWeb Debugging Proxy tool.
- Firebug - Add-ons for Firefox
- Greasemonkey - Add-ons for Firefox - I don’t run any other Greasemonkey script except for the Un-UTM Location Bar for Greasemonkey which strips out RSS feed path details when opened in Firefox. Since I launch many of the Firefox pages directly from my Omea Reader, the link URLs come with extra bits. I like to strip them out so when I post them here you go to the main article page and not the RSS feed reference.
- HttpFox - Add-ons for Firefox
- Lightbeam for Firefox - Add-ons for Firefox - Curiously, I’ve never been able to get this to work…or all the data it would collect is getting blocked by the other plugins. Not sure. The “dashboard” seems to be incrementing information but the graph area never displays anything. Still keep it around just in case a new version update helps when released.
- Linky - Add-ons for Firefox
- NoScript Security Suite - Add-ons for Firefox
- PDF Viewer - Add-ons for Firefox
- Scroll Up Folder -Add-ons for Firefox
- Search By Image (by Google) - Add-ons for Firefox
- TinEye Reverse Image Search - Add-ons for Firefox
- Video DownloadHelper - Add-ons for Firefox
Finally, I run SpeedyFox Portable (via PortableApps.com) regularly to keep my Chrome(ium), Firefox, and Thunderbird databases optimized.