I wish there was a way to bulk-install a list of add-ons, rather than futzing around installing them one-by-one. On the other hand, this way you’re sure to get the latest-and-greatest, while not attempting to install anything that’s obsolete.
Copy passwords & suchlike from your previous installation into ~/.mozilla/firefox/whatever
- Adblock Plus
- GreaseMonkey — then get GoogleMonkeyR for two-up search results
- Google Gears — for wordpress blogging
- Image Zoom
- Tab Focus — 250 ms delay
- Print Context Menu
- PDF Download
- Classic Compact
I like Microfox: it doesn’t waste vertical space on foo-foos.
Kill off Flash cookies and disable all the sharing and enabling and local storage: does anyone really want Flash apps to use the microphone & camera by default? This technique is not obvious and you must do it for every user and every browser on each system.
The Adobe Knowledgebase article is here:
The actual Flash control panel is here:
You should also search on the obvious keywords for more info.
Exit Firefox, fire it up again, do the obvious tweakage, and you’re set!