"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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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 plain-...
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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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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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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 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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Google search results - getting actual links

Whenever I do a Google search, if I right click and copy the URL of a result link, it results in a Google redirector URL: https://encrypted.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=get+rid+of+google.com/...
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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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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 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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Is there a browser that allows different instances that don't use the same cookie for the same site?

By default, all browser instances use the same cookie for the same site. Is there a browser that doesn't follow this? Or is there a Firefox plugin that can "wear" different cookies for a specific ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add-on for blocking sites in Google Search [closed]

I want to block Yahoo Answers from Google searches. As there is no option from Google for that, are there any extensions for Chrome or add-ons for Firefox that can block sub-domain results from Google ...
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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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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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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 the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I change a specific website's style?

I have a specific website I often use (specifically, http://www.pygame.org/), which has an awful color scheme. I would like to change the color scheme of the site, but I haven't been able to find a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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What's the best Flash Blocker for the Chrome Browser on a Mac?

Looking at the extensions gallery for Chromium there seems to be a number of flash-blocking extensions available: A couple with very similar names even. I've been using ClicktoFlash in Safari and ...
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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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Force view text file instead of download in Firefox?

Often times I'll click on a random link to a .sh or .py or .cpp or ... file in Firefox, and all I want is to view the code. I don't have a Firefox handler set up for every text file extension under ...
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Firefox plugin for proxying only specific domains

I'm having issues with specific domains on my ISP (for example cdn.arstechnica.com, and vexxarr.com), and am currently accessing these sites over the tor browser bundle. I'd like to be able to create ...
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Firefox like address bar in Chrome

Firefox's AwesomeBar searches history including the titles of pages incrementally. How can I get Chrome to also search the titles in the history? For example, for this very page, in Firefox, I can ...
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Removing uninstallable Firefox extensions

How do I remove an extension from Firefox where the 'Uninstall' button is greyed out in the add-ons dialog? I primarily want to remove the .Net framework assistant that recently appeared and AVG's ...
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Firefox plugin for English learners

Could you please help find a plug-in for Firefox that supports the following functions: Showing translation of a word by a simple shortcut (like Shift + Right click). Allowing to modify list ...
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How to sort tabs into separate firefox windows based on the domain name?

I'd like to see all my tabs from a particular domain in the same firefox window, even if I open a link to that domain from a different window (with open link in a new tab) or from an external ...
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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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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 ...