Plugins are dynamic libraries which can be loaded by an application, to extend or add new features without re-compiling the original application. Most plugins allow new features to be added, updated, or removed "on-the-fly", although some plugins do require static linking with the application.

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Where is the statusbar in Firefox 4+? How do I get it back?

Since version 4.0b7pre, there is no more statusbar in Firefox, which has been replaced by the new add-ons bar. The main problem is that a lot of users like me are missing some valuable information ...
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Why won't gedit file browser plugin show files?

Does anyone know why gedit won't show any files on my system, but only show folders? See attached screenshot for clarification. In the screenshot, both Explorer and gedit are showing the exact same ...
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How to add java plugin to user-mode firefox on linux

I have installed firefox to a user directory (version 3.6.10) /cache/app/firefox. I have installed java jre1.6.0_21 to /cache/app/java/jre1.6.0_21 I have symlinked ...
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Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox under Ubuntu doesn't work

i'm working under Ubuntu 10.04, with Firefox 3.6. Windows Media Player (WMP) Plugin is installed: Windows Media Player Plug-in Datei: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so ...
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How to really change Firefox search engine plugin's name?

I tried to change the search engine plugin's name (displayed in the drop down menu when you're switching search engines) but to no avail. I changed the os:ShortName tag in the search plugin xml file ...
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How do you increase the plugin timeout in Chrome?

Tonight, while my computer was devoting most of its CPU to other tasks, Chrome decided that every tab that was using a plugin had crashed. In Firefox there's a configuration setting for the number ...
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Single Process Firefox (disable fork)

I would like to run versions of Mozilla Firefox 3.6.5+ as a single process, just as it was in versions 3.6.3 and prior. The reason is that, on Linux, I am running within proxychains - which doesn't ...
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Browser that supports regex for Finding text

Are there any browsers or add-ons that will let me use regular expressions to lookup text in a page?
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Notepad++ Changebar

Notepad++ used to have a changebar (similar to the Microsoft code editor in Visual Studio) that would change color, if the line of text was changed. It was taken out some time ago, but I really liked ...
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VIM - working with FuzzyFinder

I just started using VIM, and really missing the quick-open file feature most descent text-editors have. I added FuzzyFinder to my plugins, but can't figure out how to best make it do just that - ...
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Block port(s) in Firefox

Is there any plugin that can set firefox to simulate port 8080 is blocked ? I want to see how my website behave if certain ports (8080) is blocked.
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VIM - how to work with BOTH supertab.vim with snipMate.vim?

I'm picking up vim and found 2 plugins that work great - snipMate, that mimics the textmate's snippet behavior and supertab, that toggles and completes words using the tab key based on exiting words ...
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Finding the bad Firefox plugin

I'm using firefox with a handfull of plugins, probably like everyone else. Now somehow, firefox locks up a few times a day, with CPU usage going up to 100% and staying there. Now here's the question: ...
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How to remove MetaStream 3 Plugin for Firefox

I just reformatted a machine, and installed Firefox 3.6.8, now when I use Firefox I get a message that says: "Firefox has determined that the following add-ons are known to cause stability or ...
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Why does Firefox kick off the Java Runtime Environment for some web sites?

I have discovered that navigating to a site that I control will kick off JRE (observed in Task Manager) if I browse with FireFox and if FF has the Java(TM) Platform installed as a plugin. The site ...
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How come all except one of the VIM plugins I installed in Windows Vista VIM do not work?

The Problem Circumstances have arisen where I have to use VIM on Windows Vista 64bit. I have tried to recreate my Ubuntu Linux set up but all except one of the plugins I have installed are not being ...
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How to remove Aptana from Eclipse?

How do I remove Aptana from Eclispe 3.5.2 on Mac OS X?
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How to install Eclipse Web Tools on Eclipse Classic?

I'm using eclipse 3.5.2 classic, and I'd like to install Eclipse Web Tools, but I can't find a url for which to install it.. can anyone find that? or does it not exist?
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What plugin does Firefox use to download from SourceForge during Tor?

I have Tor installed on my mac, and Tor-button installed on my Firefox (along with NoScript, BetterPrivacy, AdBlock, and RefControl). By default, Tor disables plugins like Flash. From what I've read ...
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Embed Powershell in notepad ++

after playing about with Ubuntu 10.04, one of the interesting things I noticed was that you could embed a terminal in gedit. Is there a similar plugin that would enable me to embed a Powershell (or a ...
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Why does Notepad++ disable the HexEditor plugin

Notepad++ is a great editor... the Regular Expression facility is stunted, but I can live with that. It is ok for most find/replace situations, and for the occasional others I'll just hop across to ...
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Firefox Thumbnail Plugin

Is there a Firefox plugin that provides the layout of the New Tab Jumpstart plugin, but the flexibility of the Speed Dial plugin? The layout of the New Tab Jumpstart is nice and simple, but it uses ...
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Audacity Nyquist plugin location in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is there a place in my home folder where I can put Nyquist plugins so that Audacity will see them?
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Flattened package browsing in Vim

I'm currently using NERDTree for browsing directories within Vim. One thing I miss from heftier IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) is the ability to browse in a flattened or "package" view of the directory ...
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Is there a plugin for compiz that uses a certain window as a desktop background?

I want to have a specific window, let's say, a Banshee player window, to be displayed as a background on my desktop. Is it possible to do with compiz on Ubuntu?
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UNIX Console inside browser

Is there a server-side script, or better yet a browser plugin (for FF or Chrome, I guess) that gives you a REAL UNIX Console inside the browser. The point being to get a full-fledged system inside a ...
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Any way to get Pages to write Open Office format?

Is there some sort of plugin out there that allows Apple Pages to export Open Office document format?
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Snipmate plugin in vim inserts a carriage return in all snippets

I'm using snipmate plugin in vim, and started creating some snippets to use in Zope. Unfortunately, the snippets I'm creating are some html attributes, and everytime I call the snippet, it works as ...
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Missing swf plugin in Google Chrome [Ubuntu]

How to play .swf file in Google Chrome? Because when I open .swf files it says Missing Plug-in. though when I open chrome://plugins it shows that it has Shockwave Flash plugin installed already. My ...
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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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What are extensions, add-ons and plugins?

For example, Firefox has three sections for modifying the application: Add-ons Extensions Plugins They all seem to do the same thing: provide some extra functionality or disable existing ...
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Is there a way to get my browser to remember field values based on HTML field-ID?

Is there a way to get my browser to remember field values based on HTML field-ID ? Is there a plugin or something? What I want is if the browser detects a HTML field called "eyecolor" and I put ...
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How do I install the Visual Editor plugin for Eclipse?

Using the two newest versions of the Eclipse IDE, I have been unsuccessful in installing the Visual Editor for Eclipse. When trying to install the plugin after adding the repository, I get the ...
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Vim project plugin \R not refreshing new directories created

I'm using the vim project plugin to manage a project, and whenever a new file goes in I need to use \R to refresh the project tree. This is fine, but I recently created a new directory in the tree, ...
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Fix or replacement for thunderbird Buttons! plugin

I have been using Thunderbird Buttons! plug-in for years with Thunderbird 2.0, especially it's nifty Archive feature that lets you archive the message to one of the pre-set folder with a single mouse ...
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Enabling vim file type plugin

In my .vimrc file I have this line.. filetype plugin indent on and then in ~/.vim/ftplugin/py.vimrc (I've also tried saving it as a .vim file) I've copied and pasted a vimrc file for python ...
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Is there an OpenVMS EDT keypad plugin for gedit?

Is there a OpenVMS EDT keypad (layout) plugin for gedit?
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Why is LogMeIn via Ubuntu so slow to refresh?

At work I use logmein.com to do remote support to many users. When I do this on my Ubuntu box, it connects, but then it reloads the page on every mouse click or event. How do I make this work more ...
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SourceSafe Visual Web Developer 2010

Does anyone know if there is a SourceSafe plugin for Visual Web Developer 2010
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Start FF with plugins disabled

Strange problem. Opened FF 3.6.3 after a re-boot and my last opened tabs appeared but none of the page or menu elements would respond to a click. No error messages...just locked up. Started FF with a ...
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Visual Studio Pro extensions with Express editions

I am curious if it is somehow possible to get an extension written for Visual Studio 2010 to work with Visual Studio 2010 Express. My problem is that I've upgraded to 2010 Express, but my company is ...
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How can I move windows in Windows with keyboard?

I recently started using Linux and was floored by the ease with which windows can be moved and resized with simple keyboard combinations using Compiz. If I want to move a terminal to top-right of the ...
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how to set default java plug-in version

I can set the jre version from the Control Panel -> Java -> Java Runtime Environment Settings. But I cannot figure out how to change the Java Plug-in Version. I would like to use an earlier java ...
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Go from “search” field directly to an anchor in Firefox just pressing enter?

Suppose I'm in the Firefox's "search box" at the bottom of the screen. The searched string is an anchor in a page I'm using. This searched string is an anchor, that I have to take my hands off the ...
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How can i get TextMate-in-QuickLook plugin to display all file types

i have downloaded TextMate in QuickLook plugin I displays, for example .sh, .h files, but .txt, .cpp and others - does't How can i tweak it ? I really like "Pastels on Dark" Theme and want to display ...
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Using Off-The-Record and Trillian Astra together

Does anyone know how to use Off-the-Record (OTR) with Trillian Astra? I've found the OTR for Trillian plugin here: http://trillianotr.kittyfox.net/ For the most part, it works and I can use OTR for ...
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How Do I Install Latest Java Plugin on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with Custom Firefox 3.6.3?

I have Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and will need to remain on that for awhile as I am a programmer and cannot disturb what I'm doing in the middle of a project. As you know, it doesn't want to install the latest ...
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How to fix Excel hanging on exit?

I am working with a user that has Office 2007 installed. When they open Excel with a blank workbook and then try to close Excel without having done anything, it hangs for about a minute or two and ...
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Opening OpenOffice documents in Microsoft Office

Are there any good extensions out there for MS office to Open up open office files? The problem is here at our company some people use Microsoft Office and others use OpenOffice
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Making evince the default application for embedding PDFs in firefox in ubuntu

While I'm on the subject of complaining about things that upgrading to ubuntu 10.04 broke (see here), another problem that happened on moving from 9.04 to 9.10 (I think) is this: Firefox used to open ...