"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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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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Firefox 3.6/4: modify/ tweak spell-check dictionary?

I edit frequently on Super User, and it is a pain to edit for capitalization or words that are shortened, i.e. Win7 instead of Windows 7, or windows versus Windows. Using Firefox 3.6 and/or 4, Is ...
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Firefox isn't using my download manager (flash videos)

I installed "Free Download Manager." I see the plugin in Tools->Add-ons (it doesn't have any options). I use several different flash video downloaders, because I haven't found one that works period ...
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Firefox add in to display (and allow me to copy) the fragment id of a section

Is there a Firefox add-on (or other method) to find out what fragment id such as http://example.com/page#fragment - I would like to be able to bookmark a reference to a large page (or paste into an ...
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Is there an existing web browser/tool to search for an image on a page, by alt or title?

Similar to hitting Ctrl + F to find text on a webpage does anyone know of a tool to find images? I'd like the same text search functionality ideally i.e. highlight the results and tab through the ...
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How to recover lost add-ons in Firefox?

When I upgraded to Firefox 7, all my add-ons (except for a few) were lost. Is there any way I can recover those add-ons (or at least find out what add-ons I had installed before the upgrade broke ...
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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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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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IE tab for ubuntu

Is there any way to use Firefox IE tab in ubuntu platform. Any other way to test the page how it will shown by IE
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Have an add-on for Firefox like NoScript, but for cookies (that make possible to whitelist while surfing the web)?

I have NoScript installed on Firefox, that blocks every script on pages. I have to manually allow any scripts that are run on my browser. I would like to have a similar add-on like NoScript, but for ...
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What Firefox functionality do I use to rewrite and open the URL of the active page?

Our university provides a proxy service that allows me to browse websites as if I was online via the university network. However, lazy as I am, I get tired of going to the URL edit field in Firefox ...
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Can you force Firefox to let a “not compatible” plug-in run? — MileWideBack

I just upgraded to Firefox 3.6 and one of my all-time favorite plug-ins was automatically disabled as "Not comparable with Firefox 3.6." The Enable button is disabled. I suspect that the add-on might ...
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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 start Chrome without plugins?

I have created a separate question Google Chrome completely unresponsive on the problem that may be fixed in this way. The browser cannot open any page, not even the settings, plugins and addons ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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hostname Override in firefox

Can I override a hostname in firefox? for example when I access www.example.com it should actually access localhost and not example.com Does any add-on provide that capability?
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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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Is there any way to copy the tooltip text in Firefox?

Is there any way to copy the tooltip text in Firefox?
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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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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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Can I get my browser to automatically redirect on some pages?

Is it possible to have a browser (firefox or chrome), when I navigate to a specific page, the browser automatically redirects me to a different page of my choice. I'm wondering if there is some sort ...
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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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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 a Firefox addon which makes every 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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How do I get Firefox to return to the previous tab when closing a tab?

In Opera, when closing a tab, focus returns to the most recently used tab, while in firefox, it returns focus to the right-most tab. I find that the Opera behaviour is almost always what I want. Is ...
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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 ...