"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 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 find Chrome extensions that inject ads into any webpage I browse?

I use the Google Chrome browser. Recently I noticed random ads showing up - either on the page content, or by redirection - when I click on a link an ad page opens instead of the proper page. I ...
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How does Trusteer Rapport install itself in all my browsers?

Like so many people, I am forced to install Trusteer Rapport to use the online platform of my bank. I ran the installer and now Trusteer Rapport is installed in all my browsers: Internet Explorer, ...
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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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Strange add-on Saleplus - what is it and how to remove? [duplicate]

I use Avira, but it see no trouble. The problem is that I get strange redirects in my Chrome browser. Also I got many ads while browsing after installed this add-on.
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How to reload javascript modules for Firefox extension development?

Currently, when I develop a Firefox extension that uses JavaScript Modules (JSM), then I have to disable the extension -> restart Firefox -> enable the extension -> restart Firefox in order to execute ...
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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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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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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 can I block these windows that appear in web pages when scolling down? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to block these type of windows that appear when you scroll to the bottom of the web page or even when you just load them. It seems to me they are CSS. Generally ...
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Disable video loop

Some sites are using the loop attribute with video <video loop="loop"></video> Example I do not like this. I would prefer the video to play once, then give me the option to repeat like ...
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Looking for Chrome extension which can make gifs (animated) from browser [closed]

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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Vimperator - is there any way to edit text?

I'd like to know if there is any way to edit text in Vimperator (for example input boxes or Gmails web interface)? The way one edits text in Vim and can navigate e.g. the use of "p", "yy" and "dd" ...
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Using the Firefox addon “Modify Headers” to change Referrer

Hey there, I want to quickly and easily change my referrer to test something... In the past I know there was nifty little Proxy programs that allowed you to enter whatever you wanted as your HTTP ...
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How can I uninstall an incompatible addon in Firefox?

There are two incompatible addons in my addons list that the Uninstall button is disabled for. They were working well in Firefox 3.5, but upon installing Firefox 3.6 they became incompatible. The ...
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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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Disable ALL cookie warnings and hints

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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Is there a way to copy URLs from all open tabs in a Google Chrome (or other browser) window into an email?

Are there any Google Chrome extensions that would allow you to copy the URLs of all open tabs into the clipboard, or even better, to send them to a new Gmail message? My personal scenario is house ...
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Why is it not possible to delete IE addons from the IE interface?

You can disable but you can't delete them from the "Manage addons" dialog. In IE 7 there was a delete button but I've never seen it enabled, in IE 8 I don't see the button at all. My guess would ...
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image show hide firefox add-on: disabled show images and they can be re-enable

I installed this add-on and it turned the image download and show of Firefox as expected. The problem was when I tried to re-enable the images. The add-on disregard this. I tried to uninstall and ...
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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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How to toggle JavaScript on demand (Chrome browser)

In Chrome, I know how to manage exceptions by pointing my browser to chrome://settings/content so as to disable JavaScript on just a few sites. But there's this one site which was coded badly, and a ...
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Getting some adult sites as popup window [duplicate]

I am using windows 7 64 bit, whenever I open new tab in my browser I got open some porn site as pop up window (just like we got adds as pop up window).This happens on almost every minute. All it ...
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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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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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Is there any way to select the sound device for HTML5 audio playback?

By default, Firefox uses the system's default audio device for HTML5 audio playback and the program offers no possibility to select an alternative audio device, if several audio devices are present on ...
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Load external file on page without adding it to the markup

I am troubleshooting an issue on a page that has the following in its head: <link href="http://www.example.com/path/to/some_stylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet"> I need to make changes to the CSS ...
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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 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 can I install the Google Toolbar for the latest version of Firefox browser?

Is there any way to install the Google toolbar for the latest version of Firefox (12.0+)? Recently I have reinstalled Firefox and can't seem to be able to install the Google Toolbar anymore.
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A DownThemAll equivalent for Chrome [closed]

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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Fast ad and tracking blocking and trust of admuncher?

I guess I might be obsessed, I use mvp list for host file, admuncher as a program, and µBlock for browsers. Sometimes it really loads, espacially a lot of tabs, and I do not know which one working ...
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What's the Firefox add-on to dim the whole page of a site?

I upgraded my PC and foolishly thought I knew all the add-ons that I used so wouldn't need to write them down! Basically I had an add-on that I thought was called something like 'lights out' or ...
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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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Tool to highlight and annotate text on websites? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...