The Superbrowser

See also: My roundup of the funniest extensions
Superbrowser thumbnail

Yesterday I decided to undertake an experiment. My favourite browser, Firefox, allows its users to add extensions. Currently 1102 extensions are available at Mozilla update. I decided to install 100 of the most popular extensions at the same time, trying to avoid those that duplicated others functionality. Cruelly, the hundredth was the XPI delay remover.

This scrollable screenshot below shows the result. (View in own page)

Superbrowser - full

It was really extraordinarily stable. The work of hundreds of programmers who had no idea their code would be used together, coexisting happily in the browser.

Here is what I got when I right-clicked:

Right click

Overall I was very impressed. The browser was a little slow on my machine (which doesn’t have impressive specs) but there were no crashes except when installing the extensions. The main problem I had was that the statusbar became so wide that on some websites I had to expand the browser window onto my second monitor! I discovered a number of extensions that I would not otherwise have known about and strongly recommend a trawl through at least the first hundred.


Update: (28 Feb) Statistics


It takes around seven seconds to start up.

It freezes for at least one second between pages (I guess a lot is hanging on the onLoad.)

It has not yet crashed, half hour or so I’ve browsed with it, since all the extensions have been installed (for some reason it did crash immediately after installing them, before restarting.)

See also: My roundup of the funniest extensions

314 thoughts on “The Superbrowser”

  1. Hmmm…I have 67 extensions…used to have 83….never had the crazy toolbar problem or the context menu crazyness.

    Must be the other 17 extensions that caused it for you (but I doubt that)

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  3. this was all just a big hoax.
    I photoshoped the whole thing!
    Peace, people!

    From the real Splasho: This was not from me, I actually did it. This post is the work of the joker

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  5. Hello,

    How do You display the list of extensions (as above) ?
    Is there an add-on or is it default in Firefox.


  6. i know certain extensions that crash the browser anyway, ‘certain’ pages or no. so this is kinda amazing. just the quality of some pcs? o.o

    could you compile a list (somehow) of extensions used in the experiment? some of those look real useful, or more simple than ones i’m using currently of same function.

    thank you for reading and sorry to bother you.

    EDIT: ..the previous commenter says there is a list, but i see non? o.o

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