"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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IE Add-on execution permission dialog box

I usually go with Flash disabled in my browser (security, annoyance, CPU load, bandwidth). However, occasionally Flash is needed, so needs to be enabled. Firefox has a great FlashBlocker plugin. On ...
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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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Thunderbird add-on to toggle mail notification?

The purpose would be to reduce "email notification distraction" in very simple way (e.g. for when I'm extra busy for a little while and do not want even the usual minor distractions). Shutting down ...
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Can't remove Internet Explorer Add-On

I'm using IE8 on Windows 7. I'm trying to delete an add-on from my "Manage Add-ons" panel. But when I double click the add-on I'd like to delete, the "Remove" button is grayed out. Only the disable ...
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How do you hide installed plugins in Firefox?

How do you hide installed plugins in Firefox? This website shows that too much about you can be seen: http://centralops.net/asp/co/BrowserMirror.vbs.asp Most plugins don't need to be seen by content ...
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Force Thunderbird XPI Add-on install (fails)

I am trying to install an extension (directly from hard disk) into Thunderbird 31. However, Thunderbird simply does nothing when I drag the *.xpi file to Thunderbird's Add-ons Manager window. There is ...
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How to start Chrome without plugins?

I have created a separate question Google Chrome completely unresponsive on the problem that may be fixed in this way. The browser cannot open any page, not even the settings, plugins and addons ...
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Installed applications have disappeared from add or remove programs in windows 7

I recently came to notice that most of the softwares and applications that i have installed earlier have disappeared in the add/remove program list. Only things that are left of are Microsoft visual ...
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Browser extensions to automatically alter HTTP headers?

Can I automatically alter/remove/add specific HTTP headers according to criteria such as URL (by regex) and maybe referrer? EDIT: Alternatively, what local proxy would do this, preferably for free? ...
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Print screen with cursor in Windows 7

I'm trying to capture some screen shots for a tutorial. When I press Print Screen on my keyboard and paste into an image editor, the cursor goes. The "tooltips" (if any) do print, but I need the ...
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How to search only libre extensions in Firefox for installation?

It is said that not all firefox addons are free and open source: some are proprietary . Is there a way to search only libre software Firefox extensions? By "libre" I attempt to capture two things: ...
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How to list and copy all images that a webpage uses automatically?

I have used the Photoshop slicing tool to create some HTML pages, but it has generated dozens of images, many of which are not used by the final pages. To delete all useless files, I need a way to ...
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How can I save only selected part of web page with Google Chrome?

I would like to save web pages as PDFs (see this question) but I don't know how to save only the selected (highlighted) part of the web page, so I only save for example an article, not the whole page. ...
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Configure Firefox to allow no more than 10 tabs/windows

How do I configure Firefox so that the user should not or can not open more then 10 tabs/windows during a session? Or is there an add-on that will do this?
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Is it possible to save every webpage you visit?

Is it possible to save everypage you visit in a browser automatically? I do now want to rely on Cache as a huge cache will slow down the browser. A third party software or an add-on will be helpful. ...
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save input into web forms incase browser crash

Is there a way to automatically save web input just to protect from browser crashes?
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AD Block Plus does not block ads

I was using Forefox 32 and at a time I dont know sth happened and my mozilla crashed. after reopening it again I noticed that it had updated itself to 32.0.2 and all my addons are gone. So I saw no ...
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A button in browser to convert YouTube video to mp3

I would like to convert a YouTube video to mp3. Now I copy the YouTube URL and submit it to http://www.youtube-mp3.org, which converts the video to mp3, and then download from there. This workflow is ...
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How do I set the computer to auto shutdown or standby / sleep after all downloads finish?

The 'Auto Shutdown computer after all downloads finish' extension that I used for Firefox 3.6 - Auto Shutdown 3.6.2D by InBasic , does not work with Firefox 4 or higher, even if I tweaked it to force ...
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Block link to certain web-page

How to block certain URL (i mean full path to exact page) in browser (Firefox prefered one), not totally web site domain name. Example: http://superuser.com/questions/ is allowed ...
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right-click “mouse gestures” on touchpad

Most touchpads support drag-and-drop (dragging with the mouse left button) using a double-tap action. Many useful software add-ons (like Firefox FireGestures) define complex gestures based on ...
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Opera gestures in Chrome

I am using Chrome but I miss the old Opera gestures (specifically right click + left click for back and LC + RC for forward). I have tried the following extensions, and although they offer some nice ...
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Switching tabs with the mouse wheel

Normally I use Opera, but a certain CMS I am managing fails to support it and works best in Chrome due to gratuitous JavaScript. I am looking for some way to be able to switch tabs in Chrome by ...
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Is there a mouse gestures add-on for Google Chrome?

With the release of chrome 3.0 I am again considering switching to chrome as my default browser. The only thing stopping me, and it has been stopping me since chrome 1 came out, is the lack of the ...
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Good Mouse gestures extension for Google Chrome on Linux? [closed]

On Firefox, I use the extension Firegestures. A while ago, I tested a few ones for Google Chrome, but they were all very buggy, poor in term of features or Windows-only (I'm on GNU/Linux). Now there ...
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Is there a hotkey to highlight a search bar (not the address bar) under Windows 7 OS?

Want to know whether there is a default hotkey for highlighting a web-page search bar, rather than the address bar. The dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ , for example. Thanks to ...
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How do I copy/paste website content WITH formatting

Is there a way to copy-paste website content with formatting in Google Chrome? Perhaps an extension that gives such an option?
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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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How to highlight specific domain in Google search results?

I want to see domains in search results which defined before by me. For example if I search example and if my defined domain is example.com, I want to highlight that results like changing background, ...
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A DownThemAll equivalent for Chrome

I'm looking for a Chrome extension / add-on that's like DownThemAll in functionality. Basically an add-on that will allow me to bulk download files with the same extension and/or pattern from a web ...
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Can a website owner/mods tell which addon you are using, like the auto refresh addon?

I know there is a similar question but this is different and I did NOT get an answer from that question.. Anyways here goes.. I use the addon auto-refresher on firefox and recently got a message from ...
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url string stream editing on the fly?

I have a problem with an unnamed 3rd party application (appA). It has the ability to dynamically link to other applications through a dynamic url link you can setup. I'm trying to integrate with ...
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Turning all combo boxes into searchable input fields [closed]

Websites and webapps: Is there a method/addon/software which would allow me to turn any or selective combo boxes (i.e. drop down lists), on any website, into a searchable input field. Background: ...
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How to hide alt tags in Firefox?

I use this addon to block images in Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/image-block/ . And this one to block in Chrome ...
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Firefox PDF plugin to view PDF in browser on Windows

Is there any plugin or extension so I can view any PDF directly within Firefox 3.5 on Windows just like with Safari on a Mac? It's annoying to always download and open the file. So I'd like to be ...
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Is there an HTTPS Everywhere add on for Chrome, MSIE or safari?

I really like this HTTPS Everywhere add-on for Firefox. But I tend to browser hop, so have similar HTTPS-preferring add-ons been released for the other major browsers?
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Installing FIREFOX with extensions/addons manually? (not really auto install)

I've been reading around with regards to creating firefox installers, bundling it w/ addons, using scripts, and CLI lines and a whole bunch of stuffs ... but it seems that going through this route is ...
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Tab Mix Plus option Reload Every (seconds-minutes) is listed but its contents are empty

If this question has been asked and answered before I am sorry for this post (new here first time). In FireFox using the Tab Mix Plus addon, there is an option to reload a tab every few seconds to ...
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Prevent Chrome/Chromium from wiping userscript settings when you clear cookies

When you clear cookies/localstorage in Chrom* your userscript settings get wiped. Is there a way to preserve this in some way? I'd like to not have to reconfigure them every time I delete my browsing ...
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Firefox Extension To Save To Folder Named After Text On Webpage

I am wanting to find or create a Firefox Extension that can create and save to a folder, based upon the text in a page's tag. I would want it to do the following: Check the page's html for a ...
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How do I prevent automatic browser page refreshment done by Javascript?

There are some news websites which automatically and periodically refresh their page just in order to show the user more advertisement. If you are watching a video, all the buffered stream is gone ...
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Is there a NoScript alternative for Google Chrome?

I love using Google Chrome, but I don't like visiting sites that have embedded ads/pages that could have malicious JavaScript. Is there something like the Firefox extension, NoScript, for Google ...
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Is there any Firefox addon to convert text to UPPERCASE or lowercase [closed]

Is there any Firefox addon to convert a bit of selected text (in text fields), to "UPPER CASE", "lower case", "Proper Case", and "Sentence case"? This is useful when writing email.
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How to maintain different active sessions in single firefox and internet explorer?

Suppose we are working in Firefox. Now I have opened 3 tabs. In all 3 tabs I need to work on an application e.g. gmail account. i.e. Tab 1 has Account 1, tab 2 has account2 and tab 3 has account 3. I ...
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How flv downloader browser extentions work?

I am wondering how these kind of applications produce an obfuscated url to make you able to download the video in mp4 ? And these produced urls can be directly streamed.
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Add-on for blocking sites in Google Search

I want to block Yahoo Answers for Google Search. As there is no option from Google for that. Is there any extensions for Chrome or add-ons for Firefox that can block sub-domain results from Google ...
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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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Start FF with plugins disabled

Strange problem. Opened FF 3.6.3 after a re-boot and my last opened tabs appeared but none of the page or menu elements would respond to a click. No error messages...just locked up. Started FF with a ...
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How can I track links that are being redirected during browsing?

I'm using Chrome on Windows 7. When I'm going on to a site such as youtube.com, I'm being redirected to site that tells me YouTube is blocked. Now, I'd like to find out – during a regular browsing ...
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How to download a URL as a file?

A website URL has "hidden" some MP3 files by embedding them as Shockwave files, as follows. <span class="caption"><!-- Odeo player --><embed ...