• PLUGIN: Adobe Flash & Shockwave Players - Browser plugins that allow you to play Flash and Shockwave files, which many websites use as part of their design.
• Adblock Plus - A content filtering plug-in, which is both more robust and more precise than the built-in image blocker. Adblock Plus allows the user to specify filters, which remove unwanted content based on the source-address (blocked content is not downloaded). Just add a few filters. Every time a webpage loads, Adblock Plus will scan through and hide or collapse the elements matching your filters. After you install / restart, an "Adblock Plus" item will be present in the tools-menu. This will launch Adblock Plus' prefs. A selected filter can be edited by double-clicking or pressing 'enter'. To remove it, press 'delete'. New filters can also be added here or directly in the web-page: just right-click an ad and choose the "Adblock" option. (alt homepage) (Use "Element Hiding Helper" listed below for more powerful filtering in AdBlock Plus.)
Here's a few examples of simple-filtering:
* Removal of all gif-images: *.gif
* Removal of all content served from Doubleclick: *.doubleclick.net*
* Ignoring images from an ad-directory: http://www.example.com/ads/*
-- Adblock Plus stores its patterns in a separate file located in the "adblockplus" subdirectory" of your SeaMonkey profile directory: C:\Documents and Settings\[...]\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\[...]\adblockplus\patterns.ini
-- If you don't want the "blockable items" list to be opened in the sidebar, but instead in a window, there's a simple solution. After it opens in the sidebar, press the "detach" link in the upper right corner to have it be a window, then close the sidebar. The next time you reopen the "blockable items" list, it will be as a window and won't invoke the sidebar.
-- In the upper right of the "blockable items" window, right above the scroll bar is a box with a window & down arrow icon in it. Click on this to hide and show all of the columns for the window. The State column helps in sorting by blocked and unblocked items, and the Filter column shows the filter that is in effect for items that are blocked (the column will be blank for unblocked items). The main AdBlock Plus "Preferences" window also has a "window & down arrow" icon, but the only column hidden by default is Last Hot, which isn't very useful.
-- If you have "Show Tabs on Flash and Java" turned on, you can move your mouse over an AdBlock tab to see the underlying url. If you right click on it and select "copy link location", it copies that url to the clipboard. So you don't need to open the main AdBlock window and copy it that way.
-- The "Check Banner Links" option blocks images if they link to sites/objects on your filters list. It only works on pages that are online, not local pages.
• Element Hiding Helper - A companion extension for Adblock Plus meant to make creating element hiding rules easier. You simply select the element you want to be hidden and then choose which attributes of this element should be taken into account when hiding it in future. The element hiding rule is generated and added at the press of a button. This extension will not do anything on its own.
• IE Tab + - View webpages in an Internet Explorer window WITHIN a SeaMonkey/Firefox tab.
1. In Edit -> Preferences -> Appearance, "Show Tooltips" MUST be checked in order for this extension to work. Otherwise you won't see the ALT text tooltips.
2. If an image has both a TITLE and ALT tag, the TITLE text takes precedent.
• Linkification - v1.3.9 modified by me for current SeaMonkey - This extension converts text links into genuine, clickable links. (alt homepage)
• Open Multiple Locations - v0.5 modified by me for current SeaMonkey - This extension adds a "File" menu option to open multiple locations at a time. Just input a list of urls and it'll open them all at once in separate tabs. (A not-quite-as-elegant alternative is to use this webpage to open multiple tabs.)
• User Agent Switcher - v0.7.3 modified by me for current SeaMonkey - This extension adds a menu to switch the user agent of the browser. It is designed to provide functionality similar to the "Browser Identification" feature of Opera and allows configuration of the list of user agents to display in the menu. With this extention you can let a website think you're using another browser, which can be handy in some cases. (alt homepage)
Note that ver. 0.6.11 is the last version that will store its settings in the browser's prefs.js file. Later versions store their settings in a UserAgentSwitcher subfolder (in the browser's profile folder).
Also note that the program *isn't* supposed to retain the user agent after closing - normally or forced. To retain the user agent, go into about:config and set useragentswitcher.reset.onclose to "false" (if not present, add as a new boolean item). It will stay set to a different user agent whether closed normally or forced/crash. Of course, this setting configuration is unsupported. You may experience a bug in SeaMonkey where it will keep the user agent even though the about:config settings is set to true. If you don't want the settings retained, switch it to false then back to true.