"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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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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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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I don't want Flash, how do I make IE stop asking about installing it?

I don't have Flash installed, so on many web pages I get a dialogue which says something like "this website wants to install the following add-on: Adobe Flash Player". Can I set this dialogue to ...
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Chrome / Firefox extension like Safari 5's 'Reader' feature

i love the new Safari 5 'Reader' feature, but Safari is not my main browser. I mostly use Chrome, and sometimes Firefox. Does anybody know if there's an extension that does the same? I've been using ...
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Firefox addon to search Google using “site:[current-website]” keyword?

I'm wondering is there an addon that lets you search (using default search bar preferably) the website in the current tab in Google with the "site:" keyword? This way I don't have to write the keyword ...
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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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Using the Firefox addon “Modify Headers” to change Referrer

Hey there, I want to quickly and easily change my referrer to test something... In the past I know there was nifty little Proxy programs that allowed you to enter whatever you wanted as your HTTP ...
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Is it possible to view HTML source auto-formatted in Firefox

I am writing a web site in php and the HTML it renders is not well formatted and hard to read in Firefox (most of it is on a single line) I dont want to mess up my php code by adding loads of white ...
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Is there a Firefox plugin that will allow me to edit the address in a popup?

The website I'm developing uses a lot of popups. It is handy for me to be able to edit the address in the address bar so that I can append variables and such. FF seems to prevent me from doing this. ...
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What's the best extension to make firefox' home page look like chrome's?

What's the best extension to make firefox' home page look like chrome's? I'm specifically interested in the shortcuts for the most visited websites.
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Group-tab addon for firefox

I'm probably just entering the wrong search terms, but I'm pretty sure the firefox addons site has an addon that enables tabs in tabs. For instance, a master tab for all news sites, one for all games ...
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After update of Firefox 4.0, add-on buttons vanished

After I updated to Firefox 4.0b7, the buttons for all add-ons vanished. They are no longer visible in the toolbar nor in the "Add-on bar". How can I get my buttons back?
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Purpose of Adobe PDF Link Helper

I have an idea of what this browser add-on does. Adobe PDF Browser Control (AcroPDF.dll) Apparently, if I disable this one, PDFs embedded in a page with the embed or object tag fail to function ...
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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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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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Firefox Addon Privacy

Is there a Firefox addon that will let me open a tab as a private tab? Otherwise I have to connect the complete Firefox in the Privacy mode. When i open pages like amazon i sometimes want to use them ...
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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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How to open Firefox's “organize bookmarks” from Vimperator?

Before using Vimperator, I used Xmarks for organizing and synchronizing bookmarks between computers. Now I installed Vimperator and I can only bookmark a page from command mode with :bmark. How can I ...
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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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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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Automatically refreshing a browser when a particular file in a directory changes?

Are there any add-ons that will cause a browser to automatically refresh a page when a particular file changes on disk?
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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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Firebug always showing JavaScript error “setting a property that has only a getter Line 0”?

I am on FF 3.6 on OS X with Firebug 1.5 and whenever I am using Firebug, no matter what website I am on, a Javascript error always shows up: setting a property that has only a getter Line 0 I have ...
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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 to turn off Firefox address bar auto-selection on focus

If you're typing in the Firefox address bar and alt-tab to a different window, then back, the entire text in the address bar is highlighted. This is extremely annoying to me. Is there a way to turn ...
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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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“Task Manager” addon for Firefox?

Are there any addons for Firefox that can replicate the performance monitoring of Task Manager in Windows - seeing memory and CPU used - but for all the tabs in the current Firefox session? I want to ...
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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 simulate slow internet connection

I currently deploy with GAE (google app engine) and I try to implement some AJAX validation. So I got a couple text-fields and "spinners" (ajax loaders) which should be displayed when an AJAX request ...
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Firefox like address bar in Chrome

Firefox's AwesomeBar searches history including the titles of pages incrementally. How can I get Chrome to also search the titles in the history? For example, for this very page, in Firefox, I can ...
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Backing up tab groups, or online tab/session storage

When tab groups for Firefox came out they perfectly suited my workflow, and I often have 5 or 10 groups of tabs for various projects, or sections of projects. Previously I used a session manager but I ...
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How to prevent/close duplicate tabs in Safari?

I have an extension for Firefox, "Close Repeated Tabs", and one for Chrome called "Tab Dupectomy"... but I really use Safari the most, and often have HUNDREDS of tabs open. I am desperate for a way ...
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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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Block all third party domains from web pages

When I'm browsing the web, I'd like to not be tracked by any third party services like Facebook or Google. For instance, if I visit somepage.com I don't want my browser requesting things from ...
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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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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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Is there a browser that allows different instances that don't use the same cookie for the same site?

By default, all browser instances use the same cookie for the same site. Is there a browser that doesn't follow this? Or is there a Firefox plugin that can "wear" different cookies for a specific ...
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Firefox addon to imitate Google Chrome's built-in notification system

I'm using Mozilla Firefox 4 and I would like to be able to receive notifications similar to Google Chrome's built-in notification system, like so: Is there an addon like this or similar?
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Fireshot for Firefox on Ubuntu (Linux)

I used Firefox for windows with the great Firefox extension called Fireshot, I then switched from Windows to Ubuntu and somehow Fireshot isn't available for Firefox for Linux. Are there any ...
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How do I backup Firefox add-on like “Fastdial” addon for a reinstall?

I am doing a new install of Firefox and over the years my Windows "roaming folder" I use for backup has gotten all clogged up from so many add-ons and crap... I want to backup just a couple Firefox ...
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MozBackup for Google Chrome

A silly question really, but is there something like MozBackup(1) for Google Chrome/Chromium? (1) - it is a little tool which picks up your Firefox settings (settings, passwords, bookmarks, browsing ...
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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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OCR Image recognition plugin for firefox and chrome? [closed]

Sometimes i need to OCR images that I stumble upon on some webpages. I would like to know if there are any plugins for Firefox and Chrome that would allow me to upload desired image for processing on ...