"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 can I track links that are being redirected during browsing?

I'm using Chrome on Windows 7. When I'm going on to a site such as youtube.com, I'm being redirected to site that tells me YouTube is blocked. Now, I'd like to find out – during a regular browsing ...
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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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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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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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Refresh all tabs in Google Chrome

I am using Google Chrome 11.0.696.77 on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Is it possible to refresh(reload) all the tabs in Google Chrome without going into each individual tab and hitting F5 to refresh the ...
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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 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 open/view a picture fullscreen FAST in Firefox?

With FireFox (on Windows OS), I do a lot of browsing on pages with pictures. These images are standard img HTML tags (no fancy scripting like flickr and friends). I often want to open them in "full ...
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firefox add-on dialogue box

was wondering if anyone knew how to disable the add-on update dialogue box that appears after everytime an extension is updated in firefox? i've googled and looked for an about:config setting but ...
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Search selected text in Firefox

What are the different Firefox extensions that can start a search with the selected text? Firefox has an inbuilt feature to search using the currently selected engine. Select any text Right click ...
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disable ALL cookie warnings

What might be an effective way to universally block or auto-accept common cookie warning banners before the web browser shows them to the user? Eg. Does a userscript (Greasefire/Tampermonkey) exist ...
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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 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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Ways, means, options & approaches to auto click “more..” links/ buttons on opened webpages/ urls?

Different ways and means to auto click ..more.. links/ buttons on opened webpages/ urls? When I go to events like this on Meetup or Even brite I like to review who are the people attending and try ...
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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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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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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 to keep a log of all urls browsed by means of programming?

I know a lot of keyloggers and kids monitoring agents out there. My question is how do I simply get to hold the list of urls the user browsed using that particular browser by means of programming? I ...
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Extension to translate words in Google Chrome

How can I translate words in Google Chrome? Are there any add-ons or extensions for this?
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How to prevent yourself from commenting on websites? [closed]

There is a bunch of browser add ons to either block particular websites (i.e. leechblock, chrome nanny or various OS specific solutions) or block the comment section of a website (i.e. ...
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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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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 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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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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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 can I fix the misalignment of the addon icons in the new menu in Firefox 29?

The problem My firefox has recently updated to version 29 (Australis), and I really like it. But the icon text in the firefox menu is behaving a little buggy for some plugins. As you can see in the ...
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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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How to block ads/pop-ups that gray out screen and show advertisment?

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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Chrome extension to allow text selection

I've come across a lot of sites that block the right click (context) menu and prevent selection of text by dragging. I found a Chrome extension, Allow Right Click, which solves the first problem, but ...
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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 ...
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Firefox/Chrome extension for setting multiple cookies at once from a string?

For developing reasons I sometimes need to setup a cookie from a string and test it in a browser. I usually use firebug or Cookie Manager+ on firefox, but I have to set each value one at a time, does ...
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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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Undo closed tabs for Safari

I have tried to find a way to undo closed tabs, which is a basic feature of Firefox and Chrome with no luck. In Safari on a Mac, there is History » Reopen Last Closed Window (and also Reopen All ...
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how to view only text from a website

Is it possible that when a website is opened only text data is displayed i.e no image, advertisement etc. so that it takes lesser time to load the website ?Any browser that supports this?
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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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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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How to search for bookmark folders in Firefox

The search box in the bookmarks bar only searches the bookmarks themselves, yet I have arranged the bookmarks into folders and subfolders. Sometimes I can't see the folder that I know I have, so I ...
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Get DuckDuckGo non-Javascript version in Firefox search bar

I installed the DuckDuckGo AddOn that adds DuckDuckGo to the list of search engines in Firefox. This is the dropdown list in the upper right just to the left of the search bar that lets you pick which ...
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How do you get the Firefox Auto-Refresh to hold off when you're entering text?

I'm using Firefox with the Auto-Refresh add-in to read all the SO-family sites, but everytime I'm trying to type a question or answer it refreshes and makes me start over. Is there some setting I can ...
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ReloadEvery on Safari

On Firefox there is an add-on called ReloadEvery that lets you refresh a page on a certain interval. Is there anything like that for Safari?
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How to block particular URL only in Firefox (Not the entire domain)?

I'm using a site www.abc.com . I need to block only www.abc.com/advertisement and I have to load all other urls in that website? How can I achieve this in firefox? I really need to use that website ...
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Disable IE 9 Addon on IE startup, w/Powershell and then Enable on IE exit

I know we can disable all addons/exts when we start IE using the "-extoff" switch. But is it possible to disable a single IE addon from a shortcut start or through a script? And then re-enable the ...