"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 to block static ads

Is it possible to block ads that are not flash based. The ads that show up whenever you have flash block or ad blocker installed on your browser.
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Firefox extension to dynamically change superbar icon, similar to Windows Live Messenger

With Windows 7's new superbar, Windows Live Messenger is now able to display your status on the bar's icon (and not on the system tray). So that got me thinking, maybe a Firefox extension could do ...
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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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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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Chrome Extension that recognizes a URL and transforms it to a link

I'm looking for an Chrome Extension that recognizes URLs on a Webpage that are plain text and transform it to a real link.
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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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Cannot uninstall Foxit Reader plugin for Firefox

I recently installed Foxit Reader plugin for Firefox, but I like to uninstall it now. When I open the addons window, there is only one option under this plugin: Disable. I just want to uninstall, not ...
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Make a middle clicked link open in a new tab to the immediate right of the tab which contained the link

In Firefox, a middle clicked link opens a new tab right at the end of the tab list, which is usually at the far right of the window. When you have a lot of tabs, this can mean the new tab is 10 or 15 ...
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Is there Firefox addon to identify performance problems in web applications?

I want a Firefox add-on to know where time is being spent in my Web Application.
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Firefox: Addon- Buttons don't appear in Browser

There are 2 user accounts on my computer. User Account #1 is Administrator, User Account #2 is an normal account. Both Accounts use Firefox as Browser and almost the same add-ons. Lately I wanted ...
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Google Chrome: How do I get my status bar back?

This silly design of the status bar popping up and disappearing is really bothering me. I used to have a few good extensions on my status bar in Firefox (Pagerank, AdBlock, etc) and now they all have ...
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Safari 4 - AdBlock Plus

Unfortunately I can't use AdBlock Plus for Safari, so what' do you use to block ads assuming you're using Safari?
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Firefox: Is there a way to store my tabs on the net and restore in a different machine?

I use at least two computers, Firefox is installed on both of them (latest version). Is there an addon that stores my current tabs somewhere on the net, and then restores them on a different machine? ...
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Firefox plugin for queuing downloads?

I am looking for a Firefox plugin that puts downloads in a queue so that only one item is downloading at the time. I can't seem to find such a plugin.
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How can I make Firefox use addons for multiple profiles?

I created a new profile on firefox for testing reasons. I notice no addons except Skype is on it. How do i set up addons to work across profiles? I have about 10 and I'd rather not download them ...
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Lastpass VS Sxipper. which one is better at their thing? [closed]

Well, i've been using sxipper for some time now, but recently came across lastpass. I can't tell which one is more secure or has a better functionality, sxipper however seems easier to use.
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Firefox Addon that recognize url and transform it to a Link

I'm looking for an Firefox addon that recognizes URLs on a webpage that are plain text and transform it to a real link.
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Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?

At work, I need to connect to a customer network via VPN at times, and doing so, I need to set a proxy. While IE picks that up automatically (the standard "default internet proxy"), Firefox doesn't, ...
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How do I install Flash for just one browser on Mac?

How can I install Adobe Flash for just Firefox and not Safari? I would like to have Flash not load at all in Safari, so the Click to Flash extension is not the solution I want. I've looked at the ...
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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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can I make firefox remember what spellcheck dictionary to use for particular web sites?

I read and write on the web in two different languages and it would be really handy to teach firefox to use this spellcheck dictionary for that and that website while the default one would be english. ...
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Firefox plugin to block scripts of only specified websites

I'm looking for a Firefox plugin that blocks JavaScript from specified URLs. Example: I add: "google-analytics.com" It then blocks all scripts coming from Google Analytics. Essentially a ...
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Google Chrome extensions for the Mac?

Is it possible to use extensions on the developer build of Google Chrome for Mac? Ive seen tutorials for windows and linux.
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Firefox addon for searching with different search engines

I want to be able to right click on the selected text and, instead of Search Google for [whatever is selected], I want to have a submenu that allows me to choose the search engine I want. The list of ...
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Firefox addon to organize downloads [closed]

Is there a firefox addon to re-direct downloads to different folders based on conditions? For example: if file is a video format download to "My Videos" if file is a picture format download to ...
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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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Multiple simultaneous browser sessions

I'm looking for a chrome or firefox plugin that allows me to have windows with different sessions. It's a bit like chrome's incognito works: if you open an incognito window, it won't share the cookies ...
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Reload page every so many to check for new topics

I'm looking for an addon for firefox, that reloads a page on a set interval, in this case a forum topic overview, and checks if a certain word has appeared. And then alerts me if it has. I've tried ...
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Firefox addon for black background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the white background in webpages to another color. Is there any Firefox addon which makes each site's background black and text white?
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How do I tell which application has opened a link in my browser?

I am trying to fix a problem with a computer running Windows XP on which, at random points in time, an advertising web page will open up in the default browser. I should point out that I've already ...
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What's the command to disable stylesheets in vimperator?

What's the command to disable the stylesheet for the current web page with vimperator?
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NextPlease Firefox extension doesn't work in 3.6+. Any updates or similar extension?

I use a Firefox extension called NextPlease which allows me to use the keyboard to go to the next or previous page on web pages which have Previous/Next paging links. Like the Google search results. I ...
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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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Firefox addon to *easily* remove sections from a web page and remember the removed section [closed]

Greasemonkey and Stylish both allow a user with some javascript or css knowledge the ability to remove sections of pages. I'm wondering if there's something for more novice users? Nuke Anything ...
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Is .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox a security threat?

Many people around me panic with this. Says "Microsoft installed spyware to my computer". I think this is not real security problem. Just support for ClickOnce. Is this a security threat?
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Copy image location in vimperator

When using vimperator, how do I do the equivalent of right-clicking an image and clicking "copy image location"?
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Is there a way to split the browser in two sides?

I'm using a 22' screen and usually when I open a web page, it gets centered in the middle and there's a lot of empty space at it. I guess that there might be some plugin that splits the browser in two ...
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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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Can download progresses be sorted by time remaining in Firefox?

If this is not natively-available, are their any add-ons that would show you downloads in descending/ascending order based on time left? Do other browsers allow such displaying?
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Use Adblock to allow most ads on a site

I leave Adblock turned on for all sites by default. I allow ads on some sites. You can do this by adding an exception for a site that is allowed to show ads. This puts a site in the white list. ...
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Browser which supports syntax highlighting

Does anybody know of some browser or browser addon which supports syntax highlighting when opening a web file like http://gears.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/gears/geolocation/wifi_data_provider_win32.cc ...
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Firefox Extension - Sort by Domain

Like many of you I overuse tabs in Firefox, currently I've about 180 open tabs (my record is ~ 800) and that reduces my productivity since I'm always browsing between them to find the one I need, ...
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How to collect images of a website efficiently while browsing it?

What I want to achieve is: after browsing the web page,all images on this page is downloaded to a specified directory. Better with firefox because I'm using it.
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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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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 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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Firefox addons to highlight all external links on a page

Are there any Firefox addons that highlight all external links on a page?
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Link to section of a webpage in Firefox

What is the easiest way to obtain link to a particular section of a document? For example, if you want to link to http://www.somepage.html#basic%5Ffacts you seem to need to either dig into the HTML or ...
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Do Firefox extensions consume memory when suspended (but enabled) or not in use?

Many extensions lie inactive when I'm not using them like Firebug and Xmarks. Do they add to the memory footprint while they're sleeping. I'm not talking about disabled extensions. Coz, if they are ...
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Is there a way to open javascript functions in new tabs?

So, I'm trying to use a website that allows searching, and is pretty slow. Naturally, I'd like to open all of the interesting results in tabs, so I don't have to wait for them all to load. ...