Firefox Statusbar Extensions

February 16, 2005

I have come across some very sweet firefox extensions that run in the status bar (down on the bottom of the window). Here's a picture of my status bar, I'll explain each extension from left to right:

Picture of Firefox Extensions in my status bar

On the far left we have ColorZilla, with it you can grab any color you see on a web page, its basically the Eyedropper tool (as in photoshop) for Firefox. One downside is that it won't pickup a color from inside a flash movie.

The next extension is FoxyTunes, this extension lets you control your music player from firefox. And by music player, I mean pretty much every music player: iTunes (mac or windows), winamp, windows media player, xmms (linux), and the list goes on. FoxyTunes also shows you the artist and song title, you can see that I was listening to John Scofield when the screen shot was taken.

Next in line is the PageRank Status extension. This displays the pagerank of the page your viewing, just like the google toolbar.

Finally on the right I have the ForecastFox extension showing the current weather (it also shows the forecast, but I chopped that off in this example). As you can see its currently snowing (actually its a blizzard out there), and 32° here in central new york.

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Cool. I added them :) I don't use the music stuff much, but it will be nice to have if I do!
Those are all excellent extensions! Been using them for a little bit myself and they work well. Also found this one useful (developer tools): Note: apparently the version of this on the mozilla add-ons site is out of date for some reason.
For pagerank, I use SearchStatus from
The one I use most often is the link toolbar (homepage: image: It uses the <link> element and rel= attribute on links. If a page doesn't have them it tries to guess previous/next from link text.
This may be a Stupid Question, but since I've just seen you mention it here: how's the PageRank thing supposed to work? I thought pagerank was relative to a SPECIFIC search term, no?
Hi Daniel, PageRank is simply a calculation of a page's popularity. Its based on who links to the page, and what their page ranks are. PageRank is just one of the things google uses to sort your search results, but it has a big weight.
Ah! I didn't know that worked globally. I thought it was only "who links to this page with THE SPECIFIED SEARCHTERM in the link text". Alright, that clears that up :) Apparently, this page ranks fourth highest for "eyedropper firefox". Couldn't remember the name "ColorZilla". ;P (and thanks for thus reminding and linking me)
my toolbar looks just as crowded if not more. what i am looking for is an addon that will move the URL part to its own status bar above or below th existing one. now that i added so many firefox extensions i can no longer see the entire URL when i hover over links. does anyone know of any? email me portablejon A T
John Scofield *g*

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