"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 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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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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Can websites see my Firefox Addons? [duplicate]

I know when you visit a website, they can actually see a lot of your personal information, like browser type, but can they also see which addons I've installed? What about something like Mozilla ...
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Looking for Chrome extension which can make gifs (animated) from browser

I want a good extension/user script which would be able to capture screen (selected area) and then join these captured images into animated gif. Is there one?
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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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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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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 do I filter certain javascripts from running and not block them all on Drudge Report?

How do I block this particular "auto refresh" script on Drudge Report from running in my Firefox browser on Windows XP? var timer = setInterval("autoRefresh()", 1000 * 60 * 3); function ...
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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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Quick send bookmarks by mail

Is there an addon for firefox which provides quickly sending shared bookmarks via e-mail? I'm not interested in "sync" addons.
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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 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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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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Is there a Chrome extension like DownloadHelper for Firefox?

I search something like DownloadHelper, a tool to download Flash videos. It should work on Chromium (Linux). Any link?
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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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How can I watch videos in their own window?

I'm sick and tired of watching youtube/vimeo/etc videos in my browser, and not being able to use the browser otherwise whilst doing so. What are my options for opening the embedded video in their own ...
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How to get around geographic restrictions viewing online content?

Sometimes I want to watch soccer video content on British websites, but they're blocked due to geographic restrictions (I live in the US). Is there a tool or something that I can use to get around ...
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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 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 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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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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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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“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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Is a Firefox extension easily portable to IE?

There are no extension program en IE, but sometimes, you are asked if you want to install a toolbar. The two browsers don't rely on the same technology, and they must have different internal methods ...
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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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How to test which addon makes Firefox unstable?

I have installed a lot of addons and recently I find that Firefox keeps increasing memory usage and sometimes hangs after 30 minutes running. It's hard to test them one by one. Is there a better way ...
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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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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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How to share my Firefox extension set?

When showing colleagues my Firefox setup a lot of them like the combination of extensions. All extensions look for their updates, so they kind of "know" where they came from. Is there a way that I ...
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How to blacken all sites in Firefox

Is there any way by which we can blacken all the sites which we open with a BLACK background color? I have tried Stylish addon for Firefox. But I want to do it for many other sites like Google News, ...
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Can the Firefox menu bar be hidden?

As a recent convert to Firefox I'm still trying to customize my environment. I'd like to hide the Firefox menu bar. I see options for hiding the navigation bar and the bookmarks tool bar, but ...
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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 can I override website themes to surf with a 'dark' theme

e.g. black background, grey text. surely there must be a firefox extension for this?
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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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How to disallow extensions outside Firefox profile directory

Some softwares like Kaspersky Internet Security, AVG, JRE and many others install their firefox add-on outside my profile directory and I cannot uninstall it, only disable it. And when I try to create ...
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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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Is there a way to bookmark a page and making it static in Firefox?

I would like to make some bookmarks being static in Firefox but I can't find anything to do this. Example: I bookmark a page and I want to have a look at it 3 months later. But what if it changes or ...
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Unwanted audio when visiting websites

Sometimes a website will load and immediately start playing audio, whether it be music or just general voice messages. Short of just hitting the mute button on my keyboard, is there a setting in ...
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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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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. ...