"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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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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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 ...
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Chrome extension or Firefox addons that replaces text on page? [closed]

There is a web form with a submit button labeled "submit", and it will be much better that if I can change the text to something like "buy" or "order now". Sadly the site is not mine so I cannot ...
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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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Can a browser plugin/addon access my passwords?

It's increasingly becoming the case that many browser extensions and plugins require access to "all my data" (in both Chrome and Firefox; I will not comment on Internet Explorer). I'm wondering if ...
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Firefox Portable: addons are marked as “not compatible”

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com, the program is stored in my Dropbox folder. Everything works OK, except for a few addons, namely: LastPass and URL Alias. When I finished to work ...
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Is there any browser extension which shows the ip route of the site just opened? [closed]

For example, i open up a video on youtube. Is there an extension which will show me all the hops that my connection had to make along with the latency? the extension can be either firefox or chrome ...
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how can I quickly get to Manage saved passwords in chrome?

you have to goto preferences, then show advanced settngs, then click on Manage saved passwords. can I create a shortcut button or key command to open that quickly. I want to use it over and over and ...
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Search From a List of Multiple Entries using CTRL+F

I have many documents that I am viewing using Google Chrome and I am searching the PDF document for a word1. If word1 doesn't show up, I search for word2. If word2 doesn't show up, I search for word3. ...
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Looking for a way to make a grid on the screen to help position elements [duplicate]

I'm working with CSS and at times it's hard to see if something's centred. Is there a program or some way built into a browser that I can make a grid appear on the screen? I'm using FireFox on Windows ...
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Clear Firefox history on exit except open pages

I would like to clear the entire Firefox history on exit, except for currently open windows, tab groups, tabs, pages so that they can be opened the next time Firefox starts, by the click of a single ...
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How secure are Opera browser's add-ons? [closed]

I'm wondering how secure Opera browser's add-ons are. I'm assuming they are limited in terms of what they have access to / what they are allowed to send to their creators, and that the extensions ...
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Error while syncing in Pocket (ReadItLater)

I am using Pocket 3.0.1 on Ubuntu (12.04 64-bit) which is fully patched. When I try to sync I get the below error. I sent a mail to Pocket, but there was no response. What could be the reason for the ...
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How do I block orkut.com on a shared PC?

My PC is also used by my son who has this habit of overspending time on orkut.com How can I limit his time using orkut?
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Firefox plugin for quick text snippets inserting to forum posts

Is there any plugin / extension for Firefox that allows quickly paste (and create) small text snippets, e.g. signature for forum posts, piece of HTML code with embedded avatar, etc.? Having this ...
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Chrome extension to capture another extension page

I have a Chrome extension that I constantly use for debugging HTTP services. I would like to take screenshots of what I see but usually it has more than I can see on my screen (there is a scrollbar on ...
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Load images with lower quality in firefox or chrome

I'm studying in a library with 150 MegaByte of Internet bandwidth. and to optimize my using I'm using offline Gmail, ad blocker and some tools like these. I'm looking for another plugin for GooGle ...
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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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IE 9 Automatically Switches to https [closed]

The Setup IE9 Windows 7 Google Search Home page Google/ig The problem: when I search google switches to the HTTPS version. You can see the words search?source in the browser. Why this is a ...
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Making Google Chrome open Source Code in External Editor

How do I configure Google Chrome to open source files (.c or cpp) in an external editor either using EDITOR variable or emacsclient rather viewing them by itself.
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How to prevent my ISP from putting every website in a frame?

My ISP has a bad habit of putting every page I visit into an iframe so they can overlay it with their commercials etc.. (I'm guessing they are using a transparent proxy to do it) Is there an add-on ...
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Javascript issue & IE10 in Win8

I had an issue with Skype couple of day ago (no login cells, only background with clouds and rainbow); according to some how-to I erased all private content and history + restarted IE to default ...
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Does AdBlock Plus use internet bandwidth?

Lately I noticed that after installing the Chrome extension AdBlock Plus, my internet bandwidth was used more than ever before. Does AdBlock Plus use your internet, anonymously? I'm a little ...
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Edit text areas using vi key bindings, inside the textbox, in Firefox (without opening a separate window)

I'm using Firefox. Is there any way to edit the contents of a textbox using vi key bindings, inside the text area (not in a separate window)? For instance, is there a Firefox extension for that? I ...
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How to make extension for Customizable websites?

I want to write an addon/extension/script that allows me to hide specific parts of a website and remember these preferences. The next time I visit the website, this content should be hidden from me.Is ...
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Program/script/browser add on that automatically hits ok to message boxes

There are websites that I use that have message boxes that pop up from time to time. Is there a program/script/add-on I could get that would hit them automatically? Yes, I am aware of dangerous ...
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Browser add on for measuring areas on the page?

Im trying to see if all the links in my mobile optimised site have the recommended 44px as a hit area. Currently im doing this by taking a screenshot and measuring it with a graphics program which ...
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Convert flattr buttons to privacy friendly ones on the fly using Firefox

I know how to block flattr buttons using Adblock Plus but I'd like to use Flattr so blocking isn't a solution. However, Im concerned about the button sending a query to the flattr server even before I ...
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Chrome load tab on demand

Is it possible to make Chrome load tab on demand like in Firefox? So that when I start Chrome and it loads the last session with plenty of tabs, only when I click on a tab will that tab load and not ...
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How do I block Youtube's suggested videos?

I find myself wasting far too much time watching Youtube videos. I start by watching a legitimate video, and then click on one of the suggested videos, and keep on going for hours. Is there a way to ...
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Fuzzy find bookmarks (including folders) in Chrome?

Is there a way (built-in or through a third-party extension) to do a fuzzy find on my Chrome bookmarks and their folders? I've been able to come pretty close with just the bookmarks, but it is limited ...
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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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Preventing addons from installing themselves in Firefox, Windows XP

Is there a way that I can prevent a program from installing an addon to Firefox? If I want a firefox addon, I want to have to manually install it, but they seem to tag along with the installation of ...
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How to visualize screen overlaps in Chrome

Is there some way to show the overlapping between two screens in chrome? I usually use "page up" and "page down" when I read on my computer. This works quite well in Acrobat Reader as it detects the ...
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Debug JS from browser without a server/localhost

So something I do very frequently is writing random scripts in JS without really being part of an app. To run them I just paste them in the console of either Chrome of FF which works as a nice REPL, ...
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Hide/block/remove trackbacks and pingbacks

I'm not a blog writer so I don't know anything about trackbacks and pingbacks. I do know that they are helluva distracting when I'm reading through comments on some article. Is there a Firefox addon ...
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Browser wildcard or regexp search over page

Very often I have to read and search through web documentation. Huge documents with several megabytes of almost plain text on a single page. What I really need is a wildcard or regexp search over ...
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Periodically opening a web page in Google Chrome?

I want my browser (Google Chrome) to periodically open a web page in new tab. The period must be configurable at a wide range. A browser extension or userscript is acceptable. Please do not suggest ...
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Firefox add-on RestClient says Chrome://restclient/content/ how?

I have been using RestClient on OSX's firefox browser. All of sudden I have noticed the address-bar of the Firefox. Please see the indication in the image. I want to know the reason for this & ...
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Which Firefox add-on is responsible for a rendering bug?

I've found a page that isn't rendered correctly by Firefox with my usual profile. It is rendered correctly with a blank profile. I have quite a few add-ons. One of them is surely the culprit. How ...
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Port 'pop-ups' to new tab browser hack/block pop-ups per ad production agency?

I sometimes feel obligated to accept non-malicious popups that don't contain flash. Pop-up ads monetize some of my favorite websites, actually. Unfortunately, regardless of whether or not an ad ...
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Why do some Chrome apps install themselves as extensions?

When looking through my Chrome extensions list (chrome://chrome/extensions/), I noticed that some of the apps I have installed have also installed themselves as extensions. Example Google+ Here is ...
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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 ...
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Play sound when certain text appears in browser

I'm looking for a browser, or browser extension that will play an audio file when certain text is displayed (or even buried in the html). Specifically I'd like a sound to play when GMail tells me ...