"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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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 ...
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IE Enhanced Security blocks not verified addons

I was trying to install the addon YRefresher: http://www.xwen.org/software on windows server 2003. The addon was marked as enabled, but didn't work. I tried to tick: allow software to run or install ...
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How to check if extension in chrome or Firefox is safe or not?

I wanted to check if this extension was safe and secure ? When I enter my banking credentials on the IRCTC website , will it save my banking details and if yes , can anyone else access that details ...
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How to stop Flash from identifying source

See title. How do I stop Adobe Flash from transmitting ip address or other identifying info when I'm in a browser-based video chat
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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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Is there any way to select the sound device for HTML5 audio playback?

By default, Firefox uses the system's default audio device for HTML5 audio playback and the program offers no possibility to select an alternative audio device, if several audio devices are present on ...
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Download and print multiple files/links at once?

I have a list of links to lots (I mean hundreds) of HTML-pages with one bill each. How can I automate printing all of those pages at once with a printer (no PDF)? I think I saw an add-on for ...
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How to save firefox addons for offline installation

I wish to save firefox addons & extenstions and install it offline, Is it possible to save the addons and install it later offline?
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Is there a browser add-on that imposes a cooldown period for websites? [duplicate]

I'd like to prevent myself from opening a given site (e.g. facebook.com) too soon after the last time it was opened. Is there a browser add-on (ideally - for Firefox) that does that? Or I should write ...
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How do I sync ADBlock Plus filters

I use ADBlock Plus at work and in 2 home PCs. Many times I'll block an AD on a page, or create a custom filter, on one machine and then have to block again at the other machines. Is there a way to ...
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How to count number of website visits in a timespan?

I am currently using the Stayfocusd extension to help me keep off distracting websites, since I'm on a tight schedule to finish my thesis. Despite having one of those "gasp" moments whenever I am ...
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Is there a tool that lets me query a websites content? [closed]

I am currently doing extensive research on various websites which are all public available. I was wondering whether there is an extension for Chrome (or Firefox or even an external tool) that allows ...
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Redirection from email addresses bound to site that asks them

I would like to: Have distinct email address for any site I register on Quick way to generate and "bind" random address to a site Automatic forwarding from these addreses to "main" address Block any ...
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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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How to install Java plugin for browser solely?

I am using java SDK on my PC without running the installation file. That is I manually added environment variables which is good enough for me. My question is how can I install Java plugin for ...
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Is there a Chrome/Firefox extension to replace 'machine-unreadable' emails with human-readable ones?

On mailing lists and a lot of other sites across the internet, it's turning into almost common courtesy to replace some.email@some.domain.ext with some (dot) email (at) some (dot) domain (dot) ext ...
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Is there a way to “rewind” the effects of updating a page?

I'm using Firefox (favorite browser), and I'd like to have an ability to go back in time and reverse the effects of consecutive F5's, so that I could see what changed, and what I might be missing. It ...
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Clone user input over multiple browser tabs for testing different languages

I am looking for a tool that will allow me to clone user input between multiple browser tabs/sessions. I would like to be able to login to four accounts of my site in four different tabs. Set the ...
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Browser extension (Firefox/Chrome) to show what 'scripts' are on the current web page?

I use NoScript in Firefox (and ScriptSafe in Chrome), and I especially love the way that NoScript tells you exactly how many scripts (and objects) it's blocking on the current page, like so: But ...
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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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Load only first frame of a gif in browser. Is something out there that does this?

Is there an extension for firefox / plugin for chrome / userscript that can make the browser only load first frame of a .gif image rather than (down)loading it entirely. (gifs take up unnecessarily ...
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“Saved Password Editor” in Chrome

Do we have "Saved Password Editor" in chrome? If no how can I manage it for sites which supress password remember options ? I am using chrome Version 26.0.1410.63 Thanks
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Possible to only have 1 English dictionary instead of 30 in Firefox?

When I right click on a text field in firefox 22 and select "Language" from the pop-up menu, I have ~30 English dictionary variations. I have not installed them since this is the default firefox ...
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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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Firefox - A vertical tab addon that works with All in One Sidebar

I have All in One Sidebar (AISO) installed and am loving it. now, I was thinking of installing an addon that would display my tabs in the sidebar in a vertical way. Also, this sidebar should ...
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Browser anonymity [duplicate]

As i have understood it when i read the information on the tor homepage and they recomended me not to use extensions/add-ons because browser and extensions/add-ons are shown to whoever i choose to ...
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NoScript vs Ghostery & DoNotTrackMe, add-ons functionality

I've been trying to figure out what is the main difference is between some Firefox addons: NoScript, Ghostery, DoNotTrackMe. I am not a very tech-geek guy. The main question is: Once you install ...
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How to download multiple files using Chrome?

Firefox had flashgot which added all the links available in a page and you could choose files by type, etc, but in Chrome how do I do this? I tried Download Master but it doesn't work. Keeps asking ...
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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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Why are the number of Internet Explorer Add-ons different depending on where the Options are viewed?

Viewing the Add-ons from within Internet Explorer with either Tools -> Manage-Add-ons or Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs tab -> Manage add-ons are different from what is shown ...
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Chrome won’t allow installing an extension from local .crx files

I have an extension that was installed via Load unpacked extension. I packaged and saved it as a .crx file. Now, when I drag it to Chrome, it won’t let me install from the .crx file and pops up the ...
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Is there a Chrome (or other browser) plugin that blocks JavaScript alerts that fire when leaving a page?

Context: Lots of pages have alerts when you leave them: if you close tabs, navigate away without saving, etc, there are numerous reasons why a site would alert/block you from leaving until you ...
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Is there a Chrome(ium) alternative for the Firefox “Self-Destructing Cookies” extension?

I am huge fan of the Firefox extension https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/ and am looking for something like this for chrome. Note: I am not looking for some random ...
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PDF files on FTP will not open correctly

Our PDF files open fine from local hard disks, and http locations. However, We are having trouble opening PDF files from a FTP server. After double-clicking on the file, the Adobe 'grey' background ...
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What's the best chrome extensions that shows the number of tabs for all open windows?

I tried several but they either show the number for the active window only or they don't calculate it correctly, or come with a lot of bloat. Anyone knows a simple extension that only shows the count ...