10 Firefox extensions you could live without

ConfuscateWe've spent a fair bit of time telling you about useful Firefox extensions. Some can help you with social bookmarking, while others improve your full screen browser experience, and some change the way you interact with Gmail.

But there's a whole other world of Firefox extensions out there. The ones that don't do anything particularly handy at all. PC Magazine's gone and profiled 10 useless Firefox extensions. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • The Stop! Hammer Time! extension provides you with an M.C. Hammer icon in your toolbar. When you click on it, the page you're currently on will stop loading and you'll hear "Stop! Hammer Time!"
  • Confuscator lets highlight text on a web site and then confuse it. In other words, it will pop up as a new box, but the words will be garbled. While this doesn't seem very useful, you can also use it to translate a page into pig-Latin. Now that's cool.
  • Leet Key converts text into leet speak as you type. You can also highlight text on a webpage that you'd like to convert. You can also convert text to ROT13, BASE64, HEX, URL, BIN, DES, Morse code, or several other useless codes.
Useless? Yes. But still kind of fun. If you consider bogging down your web browser with tools that you'll only use once fun, that is.

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