"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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What's the difference between “temporary” and “session” when allowing cookies with the CookieSafe addon in Firefox?

Session is "until the browser is closed", right? But what does it mean then to allow cookies "temporarily"?
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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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Locking down of Firefox

I'm trying to setup a Mozilla.cfg file to lock down the installation of themes and extensions. I have a config file that I've been working on and has been blocking a lot of what we don't want our ...
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Translate tool or extension for Google Chrome [closed]

OS: windows XP SP3 For: Google Chrome Is there translate tool/extension that can translate word or look up dictionary? Desired features: a keyboard shortcut to toggle translation, so it might be ...
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Extension to translate words in Google Chrome [closed]

How can I translate words in Google Chrome? Are there any add-ons or extensions for this?
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Thunderbird add-on to toggle mail notification?

The purpose would be to reduce "email notification distraction" in very simple way (e.g. for when I'm extra busy for a little while and do not want even the usual minor distractions). Shutting down ...
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How do you hide installed plugins in Firefox?

How do you hide installed plugins in Firefox? This website shows that too much about you can be seen: http://centralops.net/asp/co/BrowserMirror.vbs.asp Most plugins don't need to be seen by content ...
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Force Thunderbird XPI Add-on install (fails)

I am trying to install an extension (directly from hard disk) into Thunderbird 31. However, Thunderbird simply does nothing when I drag the *.xpi file to Thunderbird's Add-ons Manager window. There is ...
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How to list and copy all images that a webpage uses automatically?

I have used the Photoshop slicing tool to create some HTML pages, but it has generated dozens of images, many of which are not used by the final pages. To delete all useless files, I need a way to ...
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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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Configure Firefox to allow no more than 10 tabs/windows

How do I configure Firefox so that the user should not or can not open more then 10 tabs/windows during a session? Or is there an add-on that will do this?
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save input into web forms incase browser crash

Is there a way to automatically save web input just to protect from browser crashes?
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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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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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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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Switching tabs with the mouse wheel

Normally I use Opera, but a certain CMS I am managing fails to support it and works best in Chrome due to gratuitous JavaScript. I am looking for some way to be able to switch tabs in Chrome by ...
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Is there a mouse gestures add-on for Google Chrome?

With the release of chrome 3.0 I am again considering switching to chrome as my default browser. The only thing stopping me, and it has been stopping me since chrome 1 came out, is the lack of the ...
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Is there a hotkey to highlight a search bar (not the address bar) under Windows 7 OS?

Want to know whether there is a default hotkey for highlighting a web-page search bar, rather than the address bar. The dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ , for example. Thanks to Tetsujin,...
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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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How to highlight specific domain in Google search results?

I want to see domains in search results which defined before by me. For example if I search example and if my defined domain is example.com, I want to highlight that results like changing background, ...
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Can a website owner/mods tell which addon you are using, like the auto refresh addon?

I know there is a similar question but this is different and I did NOT get an answer from that question.. Anyways here goes.. I use the addon auto-refresher on firefox and recently got a message from ...
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url string stream editing on the fly?

I have a problem with an unnamed 3rd party application (appA). It has the ability to dynamically link to other applications through a dynamic url link you can setup. I'm trying to integrate with ...
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Turning all combo boxes into searchable input fields [closed]

Websites and webapps: Is there a method/addon/software which would allow me to turn any or selective combo boxes (i.e. drop down lists), on any website, into a searchable input field. Background: ...
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Firefox PDF plugin to view PDF in browser on Windows [closed]

Is there any plugin or extension so I can view any PDF directly within Firefox 3.5 on Windows just like with Safari on a Mac? It's annoying to always download and open the file. So I'd like to be ...
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Is there an HTTPS Everywhere add on for Chrome, MSIE or safari?

I really like this HTTPS Everywhere add-on for Firefox. But I tend to browser hop, so have similar HTTPS-preferring add-ons been released for the other major browsers?
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Installing FIREFOX with extensions/addons manually? (not really auto install)

I've been reading around with regards to creating firefox installers, bundling it w/ addons, using scripts, and CLI lines and a whole bunch of stuffs ... but it seems that going through this route is ...
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Prevent Chrome/Chromium from wiping userscript settings when you clear cookies

When you clear cookies/localstorage in Chrom* your userscript settings get wiped. Is there a way to preserve this in some way? I'd like to not have to reconfigure them every time I delete my browsing ...
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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 do I prevent automatic browser page refreshment done by Javascript?

There are some news websites which automatically and periodically refresh their page just in order to show the user more advertisement. If you are watching a video, all the buffered stream is gone ...
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Is there any Firefox addon to convert text to UPPERCASE or lowercase [closed]

Is there any Firefox addon to convert a bit of selected text (in text fields), to "UPPER CASE", "lower case", "Proper Case", and "Sentence case"? This is useful when writing email.
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How flv downloader browser extentions work?

I am wondering how these kind of applications produce an obfuscated url to make you able to download the video in mp4 ? And these produced urls can be directly streamed.
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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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Start FF with plugins disabled

Strange problem. Opened FF 3.6.3 after a re-boot and my last opened tabs appeared but none of the page or menu elements would respond to a click. No error messages...just locked up. Started FF with a ...
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How to install deprecated Firefox addon?

Is there a way to install a deprecated addon in Firefox? I remember doing it in Firefox 3 - can't remember how I did it exactly :(
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How to block ads on TextNow using Google Chrome Incognito with both AdBlock AND AdBlock Plus extentions?

Using Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit on Google Chrome Incognito with both of the extensions AdBlock and AdBlock Plus, I want to block as many ads as possible on every website or page that I visit. ...
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how to split the google chrome browser into 2 panes?

It was previously asked here and "Split Screen" extension is recommended. However when I use it the error message comes out: "For security reasons, framing is not allowed. click OK to remove the ...
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how to remove soavee on?

Thought I had it removed before but now it's back, tried the following: Removing the extension from Chrome. Disabling the extension and then removing it. It's not installed in Windows The ...
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How to automatically save sessions with multiple windows in Firefox

I've used primarily Firefox's built-in session management until recently. Now my needs have become more sophisticated. What I want is to be able to have two windows, one with a fixed set of tabs (...
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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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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 do I disable visualization in the Windows Media Player browser plugin?

I listen to ASX streams in my browser (Chrome 12.0.742.91). When I do, the stream opens a new tab and uses the Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin (1.0.0.8). Unfortunately, the plugin ...
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how to access only whitelisted site

How to make browsers access only white listed sites? Is there any addon in which if If add "google.com", I shall be able to open only google.com (not even mail.google.com or www.google.com) Even if ...
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Easy way to access cookies in Chrome

To view specific cookies in Chrome, currently I have to: Go to preferences Click Under the Hood tab Click Content Settings... button Click Cookies tab (if it's not already active) Click Show cookies ...
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How to loop YouTube videos?

Is there any plugin/script for Google Chrome (or any other browser) which allows me to play any YouTube video in a loop without any user intervention? I know of youtuberepeater.com but I don't want to ...
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Firefox: how to make browse buttons in forms accept urls?

I often have to post files on different sites and some websites' forms only have a browse button to upload from your computer. If I have the file on another website, usually I have to go: right ...
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Is there a way in Firefox to control how a link opens based on which site you are on?

When I'm on my home page (www.google.com, for example), I would like all links to open in a new tab even if it explicitly orders the link to open in a new window. On the other hand, I would like all ...
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How to block ads/pop-ups that gray out screen and show advertisment? [duplicate]

I've seen quite a few webpages that use obtrusive advertising techniques such as this: How can the signup form be blocked? I found using Adblock plus the form can be blocked, then the grayed out ...
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Is there an add-on that will open IE9's last browsing session to all the same open tabs automatically?

I know Chrome and Firefox can do this, but Internet Explorer can't. This sometimes works if I select "reopen last browsing session" but it's not reliable enough. Anyone know of an add-on that will do ...
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IE keeps blocking add-on

I have tried both IE 8 and 9. Now I have a website that needs to run a java plugin/add-on, but IE keeps blocking it. I have done everything I can think of and reading on google on how to allow it, but ...
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What is the URL for Chrome's Apps Page?

The Chrome desktop browser (on OS X, Linux, Windows) has an "Apps Page" to display installed Chrome apps. It can be useful to know the exact URL of the built-in Chrome "Apps Page" so you can link to ...