As an open-source application, Firefox benefits from a large and enthusiastic developer community. There are close to 100 extensions available for Firefox that do everything from boosting search capabilities to creating blogs. Many of these extensions can be found at update.mozilla.org/extensions. Here are some that help overcome some of the limitations we found in Firefox.
IE View This Firefox extension makes it simple for users to quickly switch to Internet Explorer when they come across a site or application that wont work with Firefox. When combined with the extension FirefoxView, IE View helps site developers easily test how their pages work in both browsers.
Fireftp Firefoxs lack of FTP upload features can be quickly fixed with this useful extension, which makes it possible for users to load and manage files stored on FTP servers.
User Agent Switcher This extremely useful extension makes it possible to change how Firefox presents itself to Web sites. By using this extension to switch the user agent to IE, users often can effectively browse Web sites that would not normally load in any non-IE Web browser.
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