Add-ons that make Firefox better developers environment

For me as a developer, there is some add-on’s within the Firefox better experience for me, I am using the following add-ons

Web developer

This is a great developer addon, because you are able to view and update CSS, display allot of information about the web page itself, any missed links. It is the daddy of web developers tools for Firefox.

Search status

For learning about SEO (Search engine optimization) and where you are in Page Rank/Alexa/MozRank/CompeteRank rankings, also it has keyword density, high no-follow links (for those websites that allow you to post but will not allow search engines to follow the link that you have posted to get better ranking, is this classed as not being nice !. not sure, I thought that is what the web was about !!) and other great tools.

Google Toolbar

It has gmail to allow you to check your emails without having a tab open, a little mail icon shows open if there is new mail, bookmarks so that you can carry them over to different computers (saves allot of time syncing bookmarks and fav’s links to different computers) and other great little tools within it.

If anyone else has any more great add-ons ?

Firefox – Show results from navigation bar

In Firefox the navigation bar will display the first search result if you type in something that is not a valid URL, e.g. if you type in then it will display web site, but if you typed in codingfriends then it would display the first result which is this website.

But to alter the default settings in the navigation bar so that it will display your favorite search engine, I use Google search engine.

If you type in the navigation bar


This will display


Once you have clicked the button, then do a search for


Double click on the value (the one on the right) and change


You are taking out the gfns=1, which means goto the first result.
I have taken more than the gfns because the rest are encoding standards for text.

Firefox drop down list deletion

I have been using gmail / googlemail for a little while now and also have had some other email account with gmail / googlemail that I no longer use anymore, but in the login screen there is a drop list of previous typed username/login details and I wanted to delete these but did not know how, until I did come across this posting Delete autofills.

Basically the fix is, when you are on the login screen and selecting the login details using the keyboard up and down arrow, if you select one that you want to get rid of press SHIFT + DELETE, that is it.

It is a very cool feature but not well documented, so I thought I would also give it some air.