"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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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 ...
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Addons which actually make Firefox run faster? [closed]

I would like to know of addons which actually enhance firefox's performance, both intentionally and unintentionally. I find that firefox tends to have major performance issues with certain websites. ...
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Select block of text in webpage, paste link addresses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to easily copy hyperlinks in web pages I'm looking for a way in any web browser (Chrome is my preference) where I can select a block of text, which might contain ...
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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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Opera text marker addon?

Is there an add-on for Opera similar to Firefox's TextMarker! or TextMarker Go? These markers allow you to arbitrarily mark pieces of text with pre-defined colors, which is extremely useful for task ...
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Is there a browser / plugin / app to auto-reload page and show differences?

Is there a browser / plugin / app to auto-reload page and show differences between previous content and new (between 2 loads or from first one to last). The differences ideally should be shown for a ...
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Form recovery add-on/plugin for IE8?

I'm in search for a "Lazarus like" add-on/plugin for IE8 which does form recovery (autosaves everything you type into any given web-form). Any ideas?
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Change the default URL for right-click “Search Google for…” menu in Firefox

I'm trying to change the default URL that Firefox has for Google. I don't want to change the search engine itself. I tried changing keyword.url in about:config, but it doesn't work. I tried the add ...
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FireFox Add-ons not compatible?

I am running Firefox 15 (beta) and I thought that Add-Ons where supposed to by default be compatible regardless of maximum version compatibility. I found this on a website that seems to confirm what I ...
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How to auto-refresh POST a tab?

I'm looking for a way to auto-refresh POST a page. By that, I mean the browser will resubmit the form automatically, just like if we had manually clicked the "Continue" button below: Add-ons I've ...
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Firefox keyboard shortcuts to menu items / add-on functions

At the moment I'm using context menus a lot to access commands in Firefox, but I would like to replace this repetitive clicking and searching with keyboard shortcuts for the common tasks that I ...
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Search multiple search engines with a single keyword at the same time in Chrome?

I want to search multiple websites at once by using a keyword trigger in Google Chrome. I am trying to achieve this with Javascript as described in this topic over at mozillazine. This is the code ...
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Alerting about new post on particular Facebook profile?

Is there any way to get informed as soon as some Facebook profile makes a new post? Any extensions like Check4Change can't work since, checking for everything, they also catch if someone became a new ...
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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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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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Are there any extensions for browsers that open a chatroom based on people searching for the same thing?

I was reading an old Linux Magazine and there was an article about a defunct project called "search party" which would optionally open a chatroom when doing a google search so that you could talk to ...
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Firefox plugin for proxying only specific domains

I'm having issues with specific domains on my ISP (for example cdn.arstechnica.com, and vexxarr.com), and am currently accessing these sites over the tor browser bundle. I'd like to be able to create ...
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How to make YouTube search results to be of webm format in Firefox?

In Google Chrome there is an extension that add &webm=1 in all YouTube search URIs. I did not find an alternative add-on in Firefox, any alternative methods? Thanks.
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How can I change a specific website's style?

I have a specific website I often use (specifically, http://www.pygame.org/), which has an awful color scheme. I would like to change the color scheme of the site, but I haven't been able to find a ...
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How can I be sure that browser plugins are secure?

There are plenty of browser add-ons. I want to know how can I know if these add-ons have good reputation in terms of security? How do I know these are not programs that could harm my PC? Most of the ...
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Clean out external Facebook links when copying

When posting links on Facebook, it adds strange characters to these links. For example: This link on Facebook: ...
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How to replace a link's text with the absolute `href` URL?

Using an extension for Firefox or Google Chrome, how can I modify all links on a page such that <a href="www.google.com">Google</a> becomes <a ...
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How can I install the Google Toolbar for the latest version of Firefox browser?

Is there any way to install the Google toolbar for the latest version of Firefox (12.0+)? Recently I have reinstalled Firefox and can't seem to be able to install the Google Toolbar anymore.
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Browser addon to save entered form fields on specific form

I tried several browser addons for various browsers and can't find simple addon that will remember filled form when I click on some button, and later restore it on the same page on some another button ...
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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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Custom Gmail color theme

I hate Gmail's new color themes. I am looking for a way to change it back to the older color theme. Does anyone know any GreaseMonkey script or Firefox addon to do this?