// Keep your Firefox fast and slim: use different profiles for different tasks

You know the problem: tons of add-ons are bloating your Firefox. Including slower rendering speed and start-up. This is especially true if you are a web developer because there are many useful but heavy extensions you never need if you are not working on a project. Different profiles and starters/shortcuts may help you out. It works for me1) and I'm sharing my approach here (maybe it is useful for someone else).

I really love my Firefox again. You don't need to switch to Chrome/Opera to get a fast browser.

// Quick Locale Switcher: Handle multiple locales and dictionaries in Firefox and Thunderbird

Quick Locale Switcher is an extension for Firefox and Thunderbird, providing a function to toggle between different locales to optionally switch:

  • The used dictionary (active by default)
  • Accept-Language-Header (active by default)
  • The GUI (inactive by default)

See the following for installation notes:

Don't forget to install additional dictionaries to get spell-checking support for the languages you want to use:

If there is more than one dictionary for your language, I recommend the ones based on Hunspell.

The add-on is especially helpful when you are writing mails and text in different languages. You probably missed quick access to the correct dictionary/spell-checker but Quick Locale Switcher is a clever solution to solve this problem.

// LeechBlock - Firefox Add-on to (temporarily) block time-wasting websites

LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool. It is a Firefox extension to block time-wasting sites, distracting yourself e.g. from working effectively. All you need to do is specify which sites to block and when to block them.

See LeechBlock for installation instructions. Perfect to focus your attention when working on boring things. :-)

I'm no native speaker (English)
Please let me know if you find any errors (I want to improve my English skills). Thank you!
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