[QUOTE=troy512;2127131]i am still using NoScript but plan on testing adblock plus [B]and tabscroller[/B] :)[/QUOTE]
basically Tabscroller needs configuring once you install the extension in order to get it to do the ‘hold down right click and scroll with mouse wheel’ to get it to instantly switch between tabs as it’s default configuration state pretty much sucks… but basically all you need to do is switch it to ‘basic mode’ and it does what i said )
but i do notice the only times it dont work as it should is when your viewing a website with flash based content (i.e. YouTube) and happen to right click on the video window (which is flashed based) as the ‘hold right click and mouse scroll’ dont work then cause it pops up with it’s flash options instead of doing what tabscroller normally supposed to do.
but since that aint fixed (maybe he left itlike that for some reason?) i just dont right click on the flash content and it works as expected.
p.s. when i first started using tabscroller it took me a while to get used to but once i did it makes your browsing experience noticeably more efficient if you tend to have multiple tabs open most of the time and switch between then semi-often , and i would rather not live without that extension now as sometimes when i have to reinstall firefox (say after a format of the pc) i catch myself doing the right click/scroll stuff and nothing happens and im like ‘damn it’ then gotta reinstall tabscroller lol
and also, in general im one of those people who believe Firefox will probably stay at it’s peak performance/most stable the less amount of extensions you have installed … cause it seems like people who have 10+ are more likely to run into conflicts or slow Firefox down due to to much stuff installed in it etc. (i.e. Firefox might get a little ‘bloated’ , which is always a bad thing)
but also, about Adblock Plus… if you install that i would recommend subscribing to the ‘EasyList’ and ‘EasyElement’ filters (which is basically which helps it block popups and advertisements) (i also have AD-Muncher installed which i think is ‘the best’ for that sorta stuff but that’s not free as it costs money… but for free stuff and assuming i never had AD-Muncher installed i think Adblock Plus is pretty much a must since it pretty much blocks quite a bit more popup’s etc that im sure the stock popup blocking misses)
as for NoScript… i think the main people who need this are not the more technical savvy people like me and you but the average joe’s… but at the same time, even though they need it the most… the side effect to NoScript is it tends to require quite a bit of configuring initially to get all your sites etc setup to function like normal, which most people will not like since when you first install it it will mess with alot of sites until you ‘allow’ it in NoScript which the ‘average joe’ wont like that since they want stuff to ‘just work’… so as you can see NoScript even though could help the average joe stay out of trouble and protect there pc’s more it has the side effect of everything dont just work like Firefox/IE etc does in a default state.
the main reason i run NoScript myself is it seems to block alot of random scripts on sites that you goto which you would rather not have run which can slightly speed up browsing as it blocks stuff that normally would not be blocked if it was not installed.
and also, [B]i heard that FF v3.1 is getting another speed boost over the current v3 [/B]