"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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How to get rid of safesurfs.net? [duplicate]

The default homepage in every browser has automatically changed to something called "safesurfs.net ". It's extremely annoying, no matter how much I try, nothing seems to solve the problem. I've tried:...
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Clearing old browsing data in Chrome instead of newer data

Currently you can clear browsing data from now up to one day/week/month etc. Is there a way to do the opposite and clear everything older than one day/week/month?
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Allow outdated firefox extension to be enabled

So I have a lovely extension called Pentadactyl. It's not maintained for every "major" Firefox release and thus may have an outdated version number somewhere. It does its job and frankly it's my ...
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How to know if an addon is gathering data?

So, Firefox addons are really good. But how do we know if they aren't also gathering data, like your browsing history for example? In Chrome you can check what kind of data the plug-in will have ...
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How to install Java6 add-on for IE9

I have an internal web app I need to test using java 1.6 on Internet Explorer. I installed the java6 jdk but there seems to be no add-on included for IE. I tried the 6 JRE too but nothing shows up in ...
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Firefox: select item in long dropdown list using search

I have to select an item in a dropdown select list which has 4000 items (options) in it. Typing the first letters helps, but it would really help if I could use search for this. The default search ...
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Addon or something to automatically click all selected links on page

Hi, There is this one page with several links on it and I need to click on some of them. There are way too many and it becomes repetitive and tiresome after a while. I wonder if there is a an addon ...
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How to recover lost add-ons in Firefox?

When I upgraded to Firefox 7, all my add-ons (except for a few) were lost. Is there any way I can recover those add-ons (or at least find out what add-ons I had installed before the upgrade broke ...
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Any Firefox addon to delete DOM storage periodically throughout a session?

DOM storage is akin to persistent cookies and I'm looking for a way to delete them automatically periodically throughout a Firefox session. I know there are popular ways to delete them at the end of ...
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Recursive download (`wget -r`) equivalent for Firefox?

I have a website, and I want to download all of the pages/links within that website. I want to do a wget -r on this URL. None of the links go "outside" of this specific directory, so I'm not worried ...
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Where to find Internet Explorer Accelerators after MS decimated IE Gallery

Microsoft recently stripped most of the selection at the Internet Explorer Gallery leaving only a handful of Tracking Protection List (TPL) and Search Provider add-ons, but zero Accelerators. Anyone ...
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How to read discussions on Twitter in a tree view?

Twitter’s desktop website uses “View other replies” links to open sub-branches of a discussion. This makes it very hard (for me) to follow a discussion, because I have to constantly move between the ...
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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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using a web browser, how to lie to a website that we are in fullscreen?

Many websites change the way they display content according to whether the browser has entered full screen or is a regular window. for example Facebook shows an image one way in a regular window and ...
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Make browser give a custom made note when re-visiting websites

Lately I've been browsing through hundreds of ads on a website similar to craigslist. Due to the similarities of the ads, I have to read through almost the entire ad to decide if it's interesting or ...
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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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Install Firefox addon in chroot environment

My goal is to install some Firefox addon inside some chroot environment. I see 2 options here: either run firefox with X from within the chroot and install the addons or put all the files where they ...
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How to add menu bar to Chrome

Is there any way to add menu bar in Google Chrome? I didn't find such an option in menu so perhaps it is available with some extention. The the bar that is on the top of the window which contains ...
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How do I create a Firefox add-on that prevents the top bar from coming down in fullscreen mode?

I am hoping to create a Firefox add-on that can keep the top bar from coming down when you put your mouse at the top of the screen in fullscreen mode. (I don't need a full-on kiosk app; I just need to ...
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How do I select middle part of a hyper link?

How do I select a middle part of an hyper-link as you see in the image above? You can also suggest me a browser extension or a userscript that converts all links to text in a selected sub part of the ...
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How to install user style from URL?

In the userscript world I'd just locate browser to URL like http://mysite/myscript.user.js and the script will be automatically installed after human's confirmation. Is the same possible for user ...
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How can I enable Java in Firefox 46 for selected sites? (May 2016)

I want to run Java code in Firefox for certain websites. I run the 32-bit FireFox 46 under Windows 7-64 (admin account). I have the latest 32-bits Java 8 update 91 installed, the Java control panel ...
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Search multiple search engines with a single keyword at the same time in Chrome?

I want to search multiple websites at once by using a keyword trigger in Google Chrome. I am trying to achieve this with Javascript as described in this topic over at mozillazine. This is the code ...
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Block a URL at browser level

Does anyone have a solution (that doesn't involve editing the hosts file) to block a particular URL from FireFox? Basic back story is that I'm trying to discipline myself. I'm spending FAR too much ...
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Tool to highlight and annotate text on websites? [closed]

When I read something I need to underscore what I like, or what I think is important, and to take notices about that read, near on that current paragraph. So, does anyone know a Firefox add-on or ...
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Google search results - getting actual links

Whenever I do a Google search, if I right click and copy the URL of a result link, it results in a Google redirector URL: https://encrypted.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=get+rid+of+google.com/...
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Bypass Google's tracking links

Google has an annoying practice of sometimes using tracking links, so when you click on a search result, you are first directed to a Google URL that silently gathers stats, then redirects you to the ...
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Can a website track what extensions a browser is running?

I'm trying to find a way to track what extensions someone is using in their browser, but am unable to find any mention of this being possible. On the plus side, I don't see anything that says it's ...
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Can browser add-ons offering user-defined CSS (to override a site's css) see my passwords and userids?

A website I use often has awful pastel text colors which I find hard to read. The text is not crisp and there's low contrast. I know of a couple of browser add-ins that will let me style the pages as ...
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Can Google Chrome extensions access website passwords saved by Chrome?

A lot of Google Chrome extensions have the permission to read my data on websites that I visit. To avoid password theft I therefore picked my Google Chrome extensions very carefully. Now I need to ...
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Disable ALL cookie warnings and hints

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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Adblock removed but still ads are blocked

Everyone, can you help with this: I have removed adblock but the ads are still not displayed on that website (www.thefreedictionary.com). Changing browser and restored from 2 weeks ago didn't help. ...
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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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How to install libav manually for Video Download Helper on Windows 7?

I'm trying to get the Firefox Extension "Video Download Helper" (VDH) to convert and record videos. The suggested way of doing this is to install a precompiled version of libav called "Convert Helper" ...
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Add-on for blocking sites in Google Search [closed]

I want to block Yahoo Answers from Google searches. As there is no option from Google for that, are there any extensions for Chrome or add-ons for Firefox that can block sub-domain results from Google ...
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Is there a browser add-on to filter Google search results?

Is there a way to block specific sites from appearing in Google search? I'm looking for a browser add-on (preferably Google Chrome) - I don't want to create custom search engines or what-not. ...
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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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Software to restrict web browsing to allow for productivity?

I check my e-mails too much. And from time to time I find a webpage that I keep checking too much (a forum thread and the likes). What tools can I use to restrict my access to these pages? (I use ...
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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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Yahoo/Google toolbar: Permanent opt-out?

During the installation/upgrade of some popular software products like Java or Adobe Flash Player/Reader the 3rd-party Yahoo or Google browser toolbars are offered to the user. There is a checkbox to ...
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Fast Bookmarking In Firefox

Making bookmarks in Firefox has become tedious. Can any one point me to a bookmarking extension that works as follows... Decide you want to bookmark a page Left click your way to the target ...
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What addon should I use to sync/backup my installed addons?

Is there a addon collection manager in Chrome? In Firefox, we have FEBE. In Chrome, I don't know what is the similar one.
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Weird Firefox Password Manager behavior

Few days ago, I click on Most Visited, right click Facebook and select Forget about this site. Of course, all of my history, bookmarks and 6 saved passwords are gone Yesterday, I installed LassPass ...
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Lastpass VS Sxipper. which one is better at their thing? [closed]

Well, i've been using sxipper for some time now, but recently came across lastpass. I can't tell which one is more secure or has a better functionality, sxipper however seems easier to use.
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chrome extension manager

Is there any google chrome extension that lets you manage other extensions?So that you can disable and enable them by just one click Because I have many extensions installed in my chrome browser but I ...
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Is there a HTML5 Validator plugin for Firefox?

Is there a plugin for firefox to validate HTML 5? I've always used this but if my webpage has a <!DOCTYPE HTML> doctype it complains about it not having a doctype at all. I specifically would ...
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How to put click-to-call directly into browser url

The <a href="tel:1234567890">1234567890</a> is used within an html page to signal click to call But how to place a url directly on the browser address line? I am most interested in ...
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Unblocking at element-level in uBlock Origin

There's one crucial feature from ABP that I haven't found in my (one week of) uBlock0 usage - the “Open blockable items” feature that allows me to allow and disallow at the level of page elements. ...
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A DownThemAll equivalent for Chrome [closed]

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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plugin to show anchors in an HTML page?

I often find my self looking for a link that will drop me in the middle of a web page. Often I find that the page has the needed <a name='foo'> tags but no easy way (e.g. a table of contents) to ...