"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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...