"Browser addon" is a generic term to cover both extensions to web browsers and plugins which are an older and more specific concept. Mostly used with regard to the Firefox web browser.

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What is the URL for Chrome's Apps Page?

The Chrome desktop browser (on OS X, Linux, Windows) has an "Apps Page" to display installed Chrome apps. It can be useful to know the exact URL of the built-in Chrome "Apps Page" so you can link to ...
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Firefox/Chrome extension for setting multiple cookies at once from a string?

For developing reasons I sometimes need to setup a cookie from a string and test it in a browser. I usually use firebug or Cookie Manager+ on firefox, but I have to set each value one at a time, does ...
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How to block ads/pop-ups that gray out screen and show advertisment?

I've seen quite a few webpages that use obtrusive advertising techniques such as this: How can the signup form be blocked? I found using Adblock plus the form can be blocked, then the grayed out ...
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Get DuckDuckGo non-Javascript version in Firefox search bar

I installed the DuckDuckGo AddOn that adds DuckDuckGo to the list of search engines in Firefox. This is the dropdown list in the upper right just to the left of the search bar that lets you pick which ...
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How to block particular URL only in Firefox (Not the entire domain)?

I'm using a site www.abc.com . I need to block only www.abc.com/advertisement and I have to load all other urls in that website? How can I achieve this in firefox? I really need to use that website ...
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Disable IE 9 Addon on IE startup, w/Powershell and then Enable on IE exit

I know we can disable all addons/exts when we start IE using the "-extoff" switch. But is it possible to disable a single IE addon from a shortcut start or through a script? And then re-enable the ...
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How to know which firefox addon is adding advertisement to all pages?

Recently I am noticing advertisement on every page I visit in Firefox. ( In chrome everything works fine ). Even in Stackoverflow/stackexchange I see advertisement ( Hover over text to see the advt) ...
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disable ALL cookie warnings

What might be an effective way to universally block or auto-accept common cookie warning banners before the web browser shows them to the user? Eg. Does a userscript (Greasefire/Tampermonkey) exist ...
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How to save the contents of all opened tabs in Chrome automatically?

Suppose I'm doing some research and I've got open few Chrome windows with a lot of tabs and I need to close the browser or some part of tabs and someday bring them back but I know the contents (like ...
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Inject script on every page in IE11/Windows RT 8.1?

I want to automatically load myScript.js in every web page visited in IE11 on Windows RT 8.1. I've read that BHOs and toolbars are not possible on Windows RT. How else can I accomplish this? Thanks ...
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How do I add folding support to custom languages in Komodo Edit?

I created a custom language using the language project template. It seems to work in general (like color syntax) except that I have no folding in the editor. This language is works with indents like ...
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Program to graph page load time?

Does anyone know of an application that will allow me to graph the load time of a page? (E.g. query a page every x seconds and plot it on a graph.) I'm currently using uptime robot but it visits the ...
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Is there a way to split the browser in two sides?

I'm using a 22' screen and usually when I open a web page, it gets centered in the middle and there's a lot of empty space at it. I guess that there might be some plugin that splits the browser in two ...
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Is there a way (in Firefox) for a user to explicitly open a link in a modal popup?

When I'm reading dense information, often I want to follow links in the text by having them "pop up" over the underlying page in a modal way -- i.e. so that you can't lose context so easily if you ...
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How to show tabs vertically in Chrome?

There's an addon for Firefox, which is the only reason to use Firefox for me: Tree Style Tabs. I've heard there was a build of Chrome with such function, but was unable to find it. How do I show tabs ...
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Why does Google Maps not use browser's Geolocation? [closed]

Google maps on the desktop do not use the browser's geolocation while providing directions - why is that and is there a work around? The maps remember my recent addresses, google+ Home and work ...
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IE keeps blocking add-on

I have tried both IE 8 and 9. Now I have a website that needs to run a java plugin/add-on, but IE keeps blocking it. I have done everything I can think of and reading on google on how to allow it, but ...
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firefox removes cookies automatically

I use some proxy software. When I login to some sites, if I change proxy settings, firefox removes my cookies and I must login again. It occurs on every site. Also when I close firefox and open it ...
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Easily generating QR codes

What is the easiest way to generate QR codes? When I do a google search, lots of different sites pop up, but usually they have lots of things to fill in, and lots of options to go through. What I want ...
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Search links within a web page

I have a page that links multiple documents. I'd like to perform a recursive search (starting at that page and then recursing through links) for a given text phrase. I'm wondering if there is a ...
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Shortcut for expanding a collapsed tree in Tree-style-tab addon

In the firefox addon tree style tab ,is there a keyboard shortcut for expanding a collapsed tree?
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A browser tool that looks up translations and saves them for later to recap

English it not my native language, but quite often I'll read English articles from various sources and stumble upon technical terms that I can have translated on the go using the Google dictionary ...
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Is there an Opera Browser extension that will press a button on a popup window

I have a webpage I visit frequently that has a chat room. After a few minutes of not typing anything it pops up a window specifiying that you have been idle and to hit a button the page to re-enable ...
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Disabling browsing ads using Flash only

I do not want to block all advertisement. However, I do want to get rid of just the ones using Flash. They drain my device’s battery so fast I cannot allow them. Any browser extensions that take care ...
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A way of removing the YouTube comment system?

I find myself wasting time commenting on YouTube or replying to other peoples comments. I've tried to stop doing this but when I watch a video I compulsively scroll down to the comments almost ...
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Is there a way to have Firefox automatically log into a site?

In Firefox is there any settings or add ons to automatically log you into a site? The site isn't extremely important (no money involved) so I wouldn't mind having firefox store the password even if ...
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Why does my browser connect to unknown third party sites when I visit different webpages?

When I visit a site, It connects as it should, however I notice it also connects to unknown third party sites automatically. In the Mozilla Firefox Browser, an add-on called Lightbeam shows the third ...
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How can I save a live form's data in Firefox when I can't restart it to install plugins?

How can I save form data on a webpage in Firefox which was very much work to fill out. It is work in progress, that means I want to continue tomorrow, but have to turn of the computer meanwhile. I ...
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Domain specific bookmarks for Firefox

I while back Firefox had an extension called InDomain Bookmarks, that filters your bookmarks and displays only those for the domain you are in. The extension came with a toolbar that made it easy to ...
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Sharing bookmarks on Firefox and Chrome [duplicate]

I'm a Xmarks user. I'm sharing bookmarks between Chrome and Firefox and I'm also using Chrome and Firefox on portableapps. I have lots of problems with Xmarks like lots of empty folders keep on being ...
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Configure AdBlock Plus to only block video ads

Ive recently installed AdBlock Plus in my browser, I've noticed now that the ads are gone, I kind of miss them, particularly the remarketing ones, which I find quite useful. I was searching to see ...
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How are chrome extensions installed without my knowledge?

I opened Chrome this morning and discovered the red AdBlock icon near the omnibox wasn't there. I opened the Extension list and discovered two extensions I'd never seen before, and all the others ...
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Preventing the installation of Chrome Addons

Every time I visit home (only twice a year), I find my younger (teenaged) sister, has managed to give her computer a "virus". Almost inevitably this isn't true virus, but is a malicious browser ...
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How to clear all history and disable all plugins and extensions in FireFox 26.0

I'm trying to fix a problem viewing Yahoo and when I went to disable all plugins and clear everything stored I noticed a few surprising things 1) All pages still appear the same even with add-ons ...
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Extension to Google Chrome browser that restarts Google Chrome

I'm looking for an extension to Google Chrome that performs the same task as an extension I use all the time in Mozilla Firefox. The extension in Firefox stops the Firefox browser and starts it ...
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How can I disable “Are you sure you want to leave this page” popups in Chrome?

Is there a way to disable the Are you sure you want to leave this page? message on a website? I'm using Chrome.
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How can i view last visit/view history on the current webpage in chrome?

When researching for a topic, i go on a tab clicking frenzy that could last for a week and I can't remember which webpage or article I might have previously read. Or I might have read only half the ...
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How to stop chrome/firefox downloading a gif?

When I visit any page containing some animated gifs (Google+, 9gag etc), all those seem to start loading. My bandwidth is limited and I don't want those to be downloaded unless I really want to view. ...
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Firefox session manager disappeared

All of a sudden, my session manager add-on is gone from my firefox tool bar. I've tried reinstalling it but it still isn't showing. Any ideas? Thanks
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Browser extension for going directly to embedded media site (YouTube, etc.)

When a page has an embedded media, it usually doesn't have the same functionality as the original media site, and I end up jumping to the media site anyway, ignoring the intermediary page. For ...
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Any way to save a spot on a webpage

If an article is a long read sometimes I want to save my spot on a webpage not the whole page itself. Are there any extensions/apps/plugins/addons to do this? Focus is on windows and google chrome
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Firefox extension/addon to click on given links?

Is there some extension/addon that would click, every so often, on given links? I need it to keep open a page that auto logouts me if I don't do anything for 5 minutes.
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“iexplore -exton” command line parameters

How can you enable an extension in IE without the mouse for automation tests? Currently we're using keys to get to the add-ons manager, though we found the command line parameter "iexplore extoff" ...
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BetterSurf Firefox extension appears to be malware

When I was browsing (a local copy of a site off my own hard drive), I was greeted by a pop-up that took up the entire bottom half of my screen that detected that I was on the site that had a menu of ...
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Is there a Firefox addon that helps me finding the next line (in next screen) after hitting space bar?

I started to read websites screen by screen - without scrolling all the time as I did before. However, when hitting the space key (or page down) to scroll I have problems finding the line again, to ...
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What is adf.ly and how does it somehow usurp my clicks?

Originally I thought it was the website doing it. But I was using my Encrypted bank account and I got redirected to an adf.ly advertisement. I'm guessing its a Chrome extension that might be causing ...
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How do I enable LastPass (or any other browser add-on) for a pinned site in Internet Exploer 9, 10, or 11?

I use LastPass for several websites, and in all my browsers I can enable the LastPass toolbar to simplify logging into a website: I also have some pinned sites in IE11. When I open a pinned site ...
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Is the Firefox addon F@stestfox API sending/collecting data?

My system is Ubuntu64 with Firefox24.0 I have a problem with the addon f@stestfox. It's a nice in-browser search tool and more but I find it the way the program handles the search queries ...
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Zim viewer browser extension

I spend several hours on Wikipedia every week and I love their little software called Kiwix that allows me to see their content offline, especially because my ISP sucks. The only possible way for me ...
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Exception / Policy based chrome plugin to disallow traffic to certain domainds/subdomains

I just installed Windows 8.1 and I forgot to note how my great plugin was called. As soon as you entered a site on Chrome it would show you (if you clicked the icon) which sites where accessed for ...