"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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 know which firefox addon is adding advertisement to all pages?

Recently I am noticing advertisement on every page I visit in Firefox. ( In chrome everything works fine ). Even in Stackoverflow/stackexchange I see advertisement ( Hover over text to see the advt) ...
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Is there a NoScript alternative for Google Chrome?

I love using Google Chrome, but I don't like visiting sites that have embedded ads/pages that could have malicious JavaScript. Is there something like the Firefox extension, NoScript, for Google ...
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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 to save the contents of all opened tabs in Chrome automatically?

Suppose I'm doing some research and I've got open few Chrome windows with a lot of tabs and I need to close the browser or some part of tabs and someday bring them back but I know the contents (like ...
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How do I add folding support to custom languages in Komodo Edit?

I created a custom language using the language project template. It seems to work in general (like color syntax) except that I have no folding in the editor. This language is works with indents like ...
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Inject script on every page in IE11/Windows RT 8.1?

I want to automatically load myScript.js in every web page visited in IE11 on Windows RT 8.1. I've read that BHOs and toolbars are not possible on Windows RT. How else can I accomplish this? Thanks ...
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A DownThemAll equivalent for Chrome

I'm looking for a Chrome extension / add-on that's like DownThemAll in functionality. Basically an add-on that will allow me to bulk download files with the same extension and/or pattern from a web ...
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Program to graph page load time?

Does anyone know of an application that will allow me to graph the load time of a page? (E.g. query a page every x seconds and plot it on a graph.) I'm currently using uptime robot but it visits the ...
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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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Is there a way (in Firefox) for a user to explicitly open a link in a modal popup?

When I'm reading dense information, often I want to follow links in the text by having them "pop up" over the underlying page in a modal way -- i.e. so that you can't lose context so easily if you ...
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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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How to show tabs vertically in Chrome?

There's an addon for Firefox, which is the only reason to use Firefox for me: Tree Style Tabs. I've heard there was a build of Chrome with such function, but was unable to find it. How do I show tabs ...
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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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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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Why does Google Maps not use browser's Geolocation? [closed]

Google maps on the desktop do not use the browser's geolocation while providing directions - why is that and is there a work around? The maps remember my recent addresses, google+ Home and work ...
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firefox removes cookies automatically

I use some proxy software. When I login to some sites, if I change proxy settings, firefox removes my cookies and I must login again. It occurs on every site. Also when I close firefox and open it ...
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Firefox3.5 addon for Regular Expression Search?

I've tried to look for an add-on with Firefox 3.5 which enables me to look up web page content against regex. I didn't find anything that helps, how about you? The version that I am using is Firefox ...
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Easily generating QR codes

What is the easiest way to generate QR codes? When I do a google search, lots of different sites pop up, but usually they have lots of things to fill in, and lots of options to go through. What I want ...
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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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A browser tool that looks up translations and saves them for later to recap

English it not my native language, but quite often I'll read English articles from various sources and stumble upon technical terms that I can have translated on the go using the Google dictionary ...
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Search links within a web page

I have a page that links multiple documents. I'd like to perform a recursive search (starting at that page and then recursing through links) for a given text phrase. I'm wondering if there is a ...
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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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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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Why does my browser connect to unknown third party sites when I visit different webpages?

When I visit a site, It connects as it should, however I notice it also connects to unknown third party sites automatically. In the Mozilla Firefox Browser, an add-on called Lightbeam shows the third ...
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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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Add-on for blocking sites in Google Search

I want to block Yahoo Answers for Google Search. As there is no option from Google for that. Is there any extensions for Chrome or add-ons for Firefox that can block sub-domain results from Google ...
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Firefox Addons to go with Vimperator

Being a ViM fanatic, I recently discovered and began using the Vimperator addon for Mozilla Firefox. I've really enjoyed using it so far, and there is even a list in the Vimperator wiki for some ...
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Good Mouse gestures extension for Google Chrome on Linux?

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 ...