"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 Determine which Firefox Add-ons are Using the Most Memory

I love Firefox for its add-ons. I have a lot of them installed, which obviously increases memory use. But it seems that some add-ons are better than others in that department. Does anyone know a way ...
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“Task Manager” addon for Firefox?

Are there any addons for Firefox that can replicate the performance monitoring of Task Manager in Windows - seeing memory and CPU used - but for all the tabs in the current Firefox session? I want to ...
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Force a browser to load the 'https' edition of a website, not the 'http'?

This is similar to this previous question, but I believe it's a bit different*. Sites like GMail support a preference that pushes all traffic through the SSL edition of the site rather than the ...
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Looking for a tool to expand shortened urls

The interwebs seem to be infested with shortened urls (Twitter I'm looking at you). I'm always reluctant to click these as it is a leap into the unknown. Are there any browser plugins or Greasemonkey ...
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Is there a browser add-on to filter Google search results?

Is there a way to block specific sites from appearing in Google search? I'm looking for a browser add-on (preferably Google Chrome) - I don't want to create custom search engines or what-not. ...
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How to simulate slow internet connection

I currently deploy with GAE (google app engine) and I try to implement some AJAX validation. So I got a couple text-fields and "spinners" (ajax loaders) which should be displayed when an AJAX request ...
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How can I disable private browsing/incognito mode in browser X?

Search results for this question contain nothing but arguments for and against. Please take those up in another forum. I want to know is there an option, extension or hack to disable private browsing ...
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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 maintain different active sessions in single firefox and internet explorer?

Suppose we are working in Firefox. Now I have opened 3 tabs. In all 3 tabs I need to work on an application e.g. gmail account. i.e. Tab 1 has Account 1, tab 2 has account2 and tab 3 has account 3. I ...
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Block a URL at browser level

Does anyone have a solution (that doesn't involve editing the hosts file) to block a particular URL from FireFox? Basic back story is that I'm trying to discipline myself. I'm spending FAR too much ...
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how to export extensions of Google Chrome?

I am finally migrating to Ubuntu and would like to know if it is possible to export my favorite Chrome extensions so that I could import them in my new Chrome in Ubuntu? Anybody knows please share ...
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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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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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Unsupported Firefox addon

There is a firefox addon that is not supported by the latest version installed on my computer. I know there is a way to use this by editing the xpi file,but I can't even download the xpi files from ...
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FireFox Gmail Notifier Plugin?

I been using this plugin for year https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/173 and its stopped working for me like 5 days ago. It seems to be because of maybe the new version of firefox since it ...
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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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Can a site detect if I use AdBlock in Firefox?

I recently visited (an official) website in search for an episode of a TV-show. The site popped an information dialog stating that I had to disable AdBlock to see the content. Is this at all possible ...
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Do disabled Firefox extensions make Firefox slower?

Do disabled Firefox extensions make Firefox slower? I know that extensions make browsing slower, but what about extensions that are disabled and not in use?
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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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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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How to collect images of a website efficiently while browsing it?

What I want to achieve is: after browsing the web page,all images on this page is downloaded to a specified directory. Better with firefox because I'm using it.
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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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How to investigate why my firefox is so slow?

My Firefox v3.5.2 has loads of extensions (48 total, 33 enabled), also considerable database of visited pages and in general rather old profile. Flash is disabled by NoScript, so this is not an issue. ...
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How to find and diagnose poorly-performing Firefox addins?

I use a lot of addins in my Firefox. One of them is causing periodic freezes when watching video. Super annoying. Aside from doing a binary search of disabling addins to narrow down the problem ...
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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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How can I override website themes to surf with a 'dark' theme

e.g. black background, grey text. surely there must be a firefox extension for this?
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Is there a Firefox addon to show unshortened URLs in a tooltip? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a tool to expand shortened urls I need a FF addon to do something like Unshorten and present the real URL in a tooltip. The addon should be FF3.6 compatible. ...
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Running Multiple Instances of Firefox

I am running SysInternal's Desktops 1.02 and FireFox 3.6.2. I have noticed that while I can have Internet Explorer 8 open in multiple virtual desktops, you can not do the same with Firefox. If you try ...
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Lazarus Form Recovery for Safari?

I use Lazarus a lot on Chrome and FireFox. Well, not a lot, but it's great for crashing when you're writing something online in a form that doesn't automatically save what you're writing. Plus, this ...
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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 can I disable “Are you sure you want to leave this page” popups in Chrome?

Is there a way to disable the Are you sure you want to leave this page? message on a website? I'm using Chrome.
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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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Looking for a way to make a grid on the screen to help position elements [duplicate]

I'm working with CSS and at times it's hard to see if something's centred. Is there a program or some way built into a browser that I can make a grid appear on the screen? I'm using FireFox on Windows ...
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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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Fireshot for Firefox on Ubuntu (Linux)

I used Firefox for windows with the great Firefox extension called Fireshot, I then switched from Windows to Ubuntu and somehow Fireshot isn't available for Firefox for Linux. Are there any ...
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Firefox 3.6 Kiosk mode

I've developed a FF 3.6+ only web app that needs to run in kiosk mode. I has assumed that since nearly every other browser has a built in kiosk switch FF would have this too. I haven't been able to ...
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Firefox keyboard shortcuts to menu items / add-on functions

At the moment I'm using context menus a lot to access commands in Firefox, but I would like to replace this repetitive clicking and searching with keyboard shortcuts for the common tasks that I ...
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Automatically refreshing a browser when a particular file in a directory changes?

Are there any add-ons that will cause a browser to automatically refresh a page when a particular file changes on disk?
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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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Safari does not download files automatically

The expected behaviour of Safari when clicking on a, for example, .torrent file, is that it is downloaded. Only this does not happen any more, it just shows a dark, blank page The only way to ...
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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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Firefox PDF plugin to view PDF in browser on Windows

Is there any plugin or extension so I can view any PDF directly within Firefox 3.5 on Windows just like with Safari on a Mac? It's annoying to always download and open the file. So I'd like to be ...
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Can FireFox be Installed with a Fixed Set of Extensions that cannot be Changed by End-Users?

There is a way to bundle FireFox with a fixed list of extensions and that users won't be able to install/uninstall them after ? A big company with lots of IE6 search a way to do that, they'are afraid ...
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Is there a HTML5 Validator plugin for Firefox?

Is there a plugin for firefox to validate HTML 5? I've always used this but if my webpage has a <!DOCTYPE HTML> doctype it complains about it not having a doctype at all. I specifically would ...
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How to prevent my ISP from putting every website in a frame?

My ISP has a bad habit of putting every page I visit into an iframe so they can overlay it with their commercials etc.. (I'm guessing they are using a transparent proxy to do it) Is there an add-on ...
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Google Chrome as alternative to Firefox

I have been using Firefox for long time. Recently i had switched to chrome to find that its much faster than Firefox, but addons like greasemonkey, adblock plus, tweeterfox etc. keeps me wanting to ...
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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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Firefox addon to imitate Google Chrome's built-in notification system

I'm using Mozilla Firefox 4 and I would like to be able to receive notifications similar to Google Chrome's built-in notification system, like so: Is there an addon like this or similar?
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plugin to show anchors in an HTML page?

I often find my self looking for a link that will drop me in the middle of a web page. Often I find that the page has the needed <a name='foo'> tags but no easy way (e.g. a table of contents) to ...
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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 ...