Questions related to extensions or plugins that enable, disable or extend the functionality of Mozilla Firefox

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How do streaming videos download works?

I use Firefox and the Video DownloadHelper plugin to download videos from YouTube, etc. How do these plugins and sites automatically obtain download links for these videos?
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Can't I use the old Firefox Sync?

I recently formatted my computer and then installed the latest Firefox : 29.0.1 and now when I tried to access Firefox Sync, it asked me to make a new account. Last time I checked, all I had was a ...
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Is it possible to get the old dark Firefox developer console back?

The Firefox console used to be dark themed like this. Now it is white. Any idea how to get the old console back? I have Classic Theme Restorer, but couldn't find it there.
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CookieCuller on Chrome

What's the equivalent of the Firefox add-on CookieCuller for Google Chrome?
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Firefox Australis status bar not showing

Just restarted my Firefox and voila... "Australis" is installed (never clicked "yes I want this"), but oh well, get on with the progress, right? I am fine with progress, but there is no status bar ...
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Firefox extension for tab history navigation

I'm using a tree-style tab bar with many tabs open, and often jump between them. Is there a way or add-on that allows me to switch to the tab I was on before? Note that I do not mean to jump to the ...
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Firefox: DOM Inspector - Highlight element like chrome/firebug

In Firefox when you hover over a DOM element using the inspector it's marked by a transparent box with a dashed border. In chrome and firebug the DOM element is highlighted, showing the content ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut for the SQLite Manager firefox plugin?

I frequently use the SQLite Manager plugin of Firefox for playing around with a light weight database file I've. The problem with this is, whenever I have to open the SQLite Manager, I need to first ...
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Plugins for Firefox and Chrome for switching context?

I wuld like to have a plugin which would help me to change context I'm working with. Suppose I have two tasks I'm working on and I want to easily retain and restore groups of open tabs. Anyone knows ...
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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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Google chrome / firefox change modal/javascript based popups into internal tab messages

I'm looking for an extension (or an option) for both google chrome, firefox that has ability to convert authentication modal dialog boxes (for example SharePoint) where it blocks the whole browser ...
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How do I remap keys in caret mode and textarea mode in vimperator?

I use vimperator with my operating system set to an alternate keyboard layout. It's pretty easy to remap things in insert and normal mode with inoremap and nnoremap in my .vimperatorrc, but I can't ...
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Firefox plugin to update document after file saved

I like how CSS edit has a live preview which updates after you edit a CSS file. I've been doing similar with Firebug and tweaking CSS however that is only temporary. I usually edit files in Textmate ...
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Is there a way to maximize Youtube/flash videos to the size of window?

I have a single monitor on my home computer. Often when I'm using it, I'll put a video on the left half and whatever I'm working on on the right using W7's snap. I'd like the video to be the width of ...
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Is it possible to achieve the Opera 12 interface with Firefox or Chrome?

Maybe not Chrome, but I read somewhere that it's possible with Firefox and extensions (Someone said that in a comment). Does anyone know what extensions do I need for that? Basically I'm trying to get ...
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How do I prevent a web page from directly embedding data from other external sites?

I browse with Firefox and 50% of the time, I am behind a proxy. The proxy firewall blocks certain sites including Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. I am unable to obtain a complete list of blocked ...
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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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Two sets of bookmarks for the same profile

Does either Chrome or Firefox have an extension allowing you to switch between two sets of bookmarks, without resorting to have two different profiles/users/accounts? Ideally there would be some kind ...
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Is there an equivalent of the “MediaPlayerConnectivity” Firefox extension for Chrome?

The MediaPlayerConnectivity extension allows an easy way to play DivX and other streaming videos in external applications (like VLC). Is there something like this for Chrome? I want to play videos ...
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How do I clone a Firefox profile in windows?

I've copied %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/profiles/myprofile1 into %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/profiles/myotherprofile2 but if I do a text search inside the files of either profile directory you can see ...
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How can I replace one Youtube URL pattern with another via FoxReplace?

Youtube changed its layout again. Now to get to a user’s uploads page you have to click on their nickname, then on the “Videos” tab, and then filter by uploads-only from a dropdwon menu. If you also ...
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Restore Firefox Extensions with Sync

I have a number of firefox (latest) installs, all syncing tabs, config and extensions etc using Sync. For one machine I wanted to check something in the Aurora build. This promptly uninstalled all ...
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Can I use Mozilla Labs Prospector OneLiner?

Can I use Mozilla Labs Prospector OneLiner? When I try to add this extension to FireFox it seems like this extension is not signed. Does this extention come from official team of FireFox?
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Adblock Plus - disabled by default and enable per site

I have Adblock Plus disabled by default at the moment, and I would like to block ads on some sites. Is this possible with Adblock, or do I need another addon?
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How to save a bookmark in Firefox with POST data?

I would like to save as a Firefox bookmark a page which is not accessible using GET. The only way to retrieve the page is to send some POST data. For example, I would like to bookmark a Chronopost ...
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How do I stop Adblock Plus from intercepting Crtl+Shift+V in Firefox?

Normally, Crtl+Shift+V means "paste text without formatting". When I install Adblock Plus or Adblock Edge in Firefox, it intercepts this keystroke to show some of its UI. There is no configuration ...
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How can I make Firefox annotate links which point to files such as PDFs, which won't be opened in Firefox?

I want Firefox to scan every page, and for every <a href="URI">Text</a> element, I want Text to be replaced with Text [PDF] if URI point to a PDF file (similar to Google Scholar results). ...
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Tool for sending mouse movement/click signals to a browser tab periodically [closed]

I'm running a flash application in the browser. The problem is, the application halts if there is no mouse action in 5 minutes. I need an extension or userscript which periodically sends mouse ...
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What is the “Google Update” Firefox add-on?

Browsing through Firefox's Add-ons list, I've discovered that there is one named Google Update, which I don't remember installing. How did it get on Firefox's list of installed Add-ons, or plugins, ...
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Is it any Firefox extensions that will let you run a tab with chromes engine?(Like IETab) [closed]

There is an extension for Firefox and Google chrome that let's you run tabs on Internet Explorer's render engine, so it will be displayed just like if you opened it in IE. Is there any similar ...
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Firefox addon to select saved passwords [closed]

Does anyone know about the addon to firefox that creates a button which lets me select saved usernames for current website and after selecting one it fills the login form? I was using it but after ...
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Is there a way to have Firefox automatically log into a site?

In Firefox is there any settings or add ons to automatically log you into a site? The site isn't extremely important (no money involved) so I wouldn't mind having firefox store the password even if ...
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Domain specific bookmarks for Firefox

I while back Firefox had an extension called InDomain Bookmarks, that filters your bookmarks and displays only those for the domain you are in. The extension came with a toolbar that made it easy to ...
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How can I save a live form's data in Firefox when I can't restart it to install plugins?

How can I save form data on a webpage in Firefox which was very much work to fill out. It is work in progress, that means I want to continue tomorrow, but have to turn of the computer meanwhile. I ...
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How to lock Firefox tab to domain or URL pattern

I know Firefox extensions that allow protecting (cannot be closed) and locking (cannot change URL) tabs. What I need is an extension that locks a tab to a certain domain or URL pattern. For example, ...
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Any Firefox plugin to display memory usage of each tab? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there is any Firefox plugin to display memory usage of each tab? Just some website just eats up so much memory so fast when I open it in a new tab, for example some canvas loading ...
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Does AdBlock Plus work with Firefox in Ubuntu?

I have AdBlock Plus on my Windows machines running Firefox but I cannot find it in the Firefox add-ons in Ubuntu. Am I missing something or does it not work on Firefox for Ubuntu?
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Firefox change bcg color without removing images?

In Firefox, if you disable "Allow pages to choose their own colors", then many different types of images are removed. In some cases, this removes important links and other elements. Is there a way to ...
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How to get the Markdown Viewer addon of Firefox to work on Linux?

I've installed the Markdown Viewer Firefox addon, but I cannot get it to work on my Ubuntu installation. Firefox is my browser of choice and I am trying to move to Markdown in Vim as my basic ...
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firefox user agent switcher does not go back to normal

I installed the user agent switcher add-on to my Firefox. Once I set a mobile browser and since then, for a news site automatically the m.newssite.com version comes in. Even when I set the user agent ...
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Firefox addon to fix layout automatically in address bar

As I'm using EN/RU double keyboard layout configuration, there's a lot of situations, when I spell something to address bar in English, while current keyboard layout is set for Russian, and vice ...
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Who appends Unix Epoch timestamps to Firefox profile names?

When Firefox first runs in Mac OS X, by default it creates a user profile folder named… ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default where xxxxxxx is random ASCII characters. ...
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Sort Firefox Bookmarks by Domain

Is there a way to sort bookmarks by domain? I would like to be able to see all youtube vidoes in one section, all wikipedia in another, etc, but I haven't been able to find an add-on that does this. ...
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Why won't Firefox display this redirect?

If I visit http://www.endsleigh.co.uk/Pages/Endsleigh-App.aspx then the request completes with a URL of https://www.endsleigh.co.uk/personal/ When this kind of thing has happened before with other ...
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checking memory usage of individual add-ons in Firefox?

I've been getting a lot of memory leaks in the past few months, and I suspect they're caused by one of the add-ons I've installed, but I have no idea which one it is. How do I see how much memory each ...
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Firefox. Undo “Do this automatically for files like this from now on”

I have dowlnoaded RAR archive and clicked "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" checkbox to open in WinRAR. But now I'm tired of this. I want just save it. BUT, there no RAR option ...
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Is there a plugin (ideally something that places a button on the toolbar) to switch between different Chrome (or Firefox) profiles?

Basically I want something like OS X's user switching, but on an app level basic, in this case the app being Chrome or Firefox. Something like this: Personal Profile Logged in to my personal gmail ...
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How to stop chrome/firefox downloading a gif?

When I visit any page containing some animated gifs (Google+, 9gag etc), all those seem to start loading. My bandwidth is limited and I don't want those to be downloaded unless I really want to view. ...
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Firefox bookmark manager with multiple instances

When you "show all bookmarks" in Firefox a "library" window pops up. If you ever try to sort a huge amount of bookmarks you would appreciate having multiple "library" windows open. Are there any ...
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In Firefox, what exactly does “Reset Firefox” do?

What exactly does the "Reset Firefox" function do in Firefox? (Firefox->Help->Troubleshooting Information->Reset Firefox) It says that things get reset to their default state -- is there a precise ...