"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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Tool to highlight and annotate text on websites?

When I read something I need to underscore what I like, or what I think is important, and to take notices about that read, near on that current paragraph. So, does anyone know a Firefox add-on or ...
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How to enable specific extensions in Firefox private mode?

I'm planning to use time tracking plugins for my time spent on the web and would like the private browsing sessions to be counted in. In Chrome you can separately enable specific plugins in ...
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BetterSurf Firefox extension appears to be malware

When I was browsing (a local copy of a site off my own hard drive), I was greeted by a pop-up that took up the entire bottom half of my screen that detected that I was on the site that had a menu of ...
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How to download a URL as a file?

A website URL has "hidden" some MP3 files by embedding them as Shockwave files, as follows. <span class="caption"><!-- Odeo player --><embed ...
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Stubborn Startup Page - MyStartSearch - mystartsearch.com

Just earlier I opened IE to go check my emails, etc... but my startup page is not google anymore as it previously was. The startup page was instead some "mystartsearches" thing which I had not ...
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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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Flash Video Downloader - when trying download, blank window appears

Since few days I am not able use Flash Video Downloader. It's an addon for firefox. I've tried lower version firefox and also fvd. I still don't get it what would be the problem. I also changed theme ...
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Adblock-like plugin for hiding social sites' widgets, buttons, etc

I love Adblock plugins, and install them on a variety of browsers. They hide or remove ads, which take out a lot of clutter from sites. However, I was thinking, is there any Adblock-like plugin (the ...
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Preventing javascript from grabbing arrow keys

It's becoming more and more popular for websites to grab the arrow keys via JavaScript and use them for site navigation in ways that breaks scrolling with the arrow keys. Short of NoScript, is there ...
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Where Do Not Track Me / Blur saves its login info?

I'm using Do Not Track Me / Blur with Firefox. It has a setting where it saves the username and login info automatically for the sites you visit (the "remember login accounts" option, see below): ...
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Firefox redirects an address on start

I have installed Download Flash and Video add-on in my firefox. When I start the firefox it redirects a page http://fnvfox.appspot.com/thankyou.html each and every time along with Home Page. How can ...
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How do I remove firefox addons which are not shown on addons list?

When I clicked on Add to Firefox plugin from https://addons.mozilla.org , It is not showing on addons manager. I have search on extension as well as on apperance But when I click again on that same ...
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What is this “Ubuntu Firefox Modifications” addon in FF 3.5.4 in Karmic

On recently upgraded machines (Jaunty->Karmic) and newly installed Karmic machines (they come with FireFox 3.5.4 I believe) I am noticing this "Ubuntu Firefox Modifications" add-on. What exactly is ...
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Print screen with cursor in Windows 7

I'm trying to capture some screen shots for a tutorial. When I press Print Screen on my keyboard and paste into an image editor, the cursor goes. The "tooltips" (if any) do print, but I need the ...
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Hiding my location to websites with region-specific languages/content

I just went to download Microsoft Secority Essentials and it enraged me as it redirected me to a site in my home language and not the default English. If I go to America, I don't want them to speak ...
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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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Good Mouse gestures extension for Google Chrome on Linux? [closed]

On Firefox, I use the extension Firegestures. A while ago, I tested a few ones for Google Chrome, but they were all very buggy, poor in term of features or Windows-only (I'm on GNU/Linux). Now there ...
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How to simulate entries in HOSTS file with an IE 7 browser plugin

Is it possible in Internet Explorer 7 to simulate HOSTS file entries with a plugin? For example, can you tell IE to resolve all requests for xyz.com to a specific IP address? We have some QA testers ...
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Vimperator: Map key to get out of Hints-mode

When I enter f in Vimperator I see all the links I could jump to. I want to exit this mode (Hints mode), with a key other than <Esc>. Currently: <Esc> will exit, I'd like to map \ ...
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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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IE Add-on execution permission dialog box

I usually go with Flash disabled in my browser (security, annoyance, CPU load, bandwidth). However, occasionally Flash is needed, so needs to be enabled. Firefox has a great FlashBlocker plugin. On ...
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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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Can't remove Internet Explorer Add-On

I'm using IE8 on Windows 7. I'm trying to delete an add-on from my "Manage Add-ons" panel. But when I double click the add-on I'd like to delete, the "Remove" button is grayed out. Only the disable ...
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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 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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Installed applications have disappeared from add or remove programs in windows 7

I recently came to notice that most of the softwares and applications that i have installed earlier have disappeared in the add/remove program list. Only things that are left of are Microsoft visual ...
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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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How to search only libre extensions in Firefox for installation?

It is said that not all firefox addons are free and open source: some are proprietary . Is there a way to search only libre software Firefox extensions? By "libre" I attempt to capture two things: ...
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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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Is it possible to save every webpage you visit?

Is it possible to save everypage you visit in a browser automatically? I do now want to rely on Cache as a huge cache will slow down the browser. A third party software or an add-on will be helpful. ...
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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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AD Block Plus does not block ads

I was using Forefox 32 and at a time I dont know sth happened and my mozilla crashed. after reopening it again I noticed that it had updated itself to 32.0.2 and all my addons are gone. So I saw no ...
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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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Block link to certain web-page

How to block certain URL (i mean full path to exact page) in browser (Firefox prefered one), not totally web site domain name. Example: http://superuser.com/questions/ is allowed ...
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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 ...
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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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Shortcut for expanding a collapsed tree in Tree-style-tab addon

In the firefox addon tree style tab ,is there a keyboard shortcut for expanding a collapsed tree?
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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, ...