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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Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome

When I click on a PDF link in Chrome, it opens automatically inside the browser window. How can I get it to download instead and open with an external viewer? Update: I implemented djhowell's ...
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Website downloader (cache?) to view sites offline

Is there a portable way to download or cache all pages of a website for viewing offline? I have a cross country flight tomorrow, and I'd like to be able cache a few webpages (particularly the python ...
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Google search results - getting actual links

Whenever I do a Google search, if I right click - copy URL, it results in a Google redirector URL: ...
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Keyboard shortcut for creating a new folder or file? (Windows)

Does anybody know if there's a keyboard shortcut equivilant to the right click -> New context menu in explorer? Given that I suspect that there isn't, does anybody know of an explorer extension that ...
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Autocorrect for “fat fingers” - MS Word

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a plug-in for MS Word which can handle key-presses of surrounding keys when typing at speed (rather like iPhone or Android autocorrect)? My use case is in ...
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HTML Tag Auto Complete in Notepad++?

I would like for Notepad++ to add the closing tag when I finish typing the open tag. I know there is a plugin to do this for XML but it doesn't work on my HTML files and I have yet to find one that ...
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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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Sorting lines in Notepad++ without TextFx plugin

Current version of Notepad++ is 6.6.3. Version 6.5.2 is the first, that introduced native (without plugin) sorting function to Notepad++. At least that's what they claim. Because, even though we're ...
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Google Chrome plugin/bookmarklet: “open in Firefox”?

Is there a plugin or a bookmarklet for Chrome which opens the current page in Firefox? Update: Thanks Phoshi for the suggestion. Here is my AutoHotKey script (not messing with the clipboard...): ...
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Google Chrome Plugin for JSON Reading

Is there a Chrome plugin that renders JSON files in Chrome? Currently Chrome just tries to download them, and that's kind of boring.
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What is Silverlight and how is different from flash? Why should I install it?

I went Microsoft's website and in order to see some videos is requests me to install Silverlight? Is there any benefit? I don't really feel like installing a plugin from Microsoft, but I wonder is ...
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Analyzing performance and crashes of Firefox plugins

I'm looking for something a bit like Windows Task Manager or top from Linux, (or heck even like the Task Manager in Google Chrome) that can monitor how many resources (CPU and hard disk drive usage) ...
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Extension for Chrome that redirects you to an existing tab if you try and open the same url

I guess I'm looking for a "unique tab" extension that would behave as follows: I open a new tab and type in "mail.google.com" It looks for an already open tab with that url If found, it takes me to ...
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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 stop YouTube videos from auto-playing? [duplicate]

I was using "Stop YouTube Autoplay" add-on to stop autoplaying the videos thus saving bandwidth. But since 1.0.3, this Firefox plugin doesn't work anymore. Is there any other FF plugin that does ...
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Which capabilities do Java applets executed in a browser have?

I found a document on the Oracle website, , that lists the capabilities of unsigned applets, unsigned applets with JNLP and signed applets.When i encounter an unsigned applet on a webpage (I am using ...
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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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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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How to allow outdated plugin (e.g. Adobe Flash Player) in Opera 30.0.1835.88 (and earlier)?

If you are interested in resolving the same issue in Opera 30.0.1835.125 (or later), please proceed here. There is a plenty of stone age machines, where the modern versions of Adobe Flash are ...
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How to allow outdated plugin (e.g. Adobe Flash Player) in Opera 30.0.1835.125 (or later)?

In Opera 30.0.1835.88 (and earlier) there was a way to allow usage of outdated plugins (e.g. old version of Adobe Flash Player) by adding --allow-outdated-plugins argument to an Opera launch shortcut. ...
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Firefox 33 doesn't see Java Plugin

I am trying to enable Java (not JavaScript) in my Firefox v. 33 so that I can use applets within the browser. Currently, I just get a dark gray box across the whole screen when I try to load an ...
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How do I install the Flash plugin for Firefox on Ubuntu offline?

I've got a libflashplayer.so that I've downloaded beforehand, but I have no idea what to do with it. How do I install the Flash plug-in for Firefox on Ubuntu offline?
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Disable Java Plugin in Google Chrome?

This is the second time I've had a drive-by executable installed on my machine using the following: Google Chrome 6 (latest) Windows 7, UAC on This happened while I was browsing for images to add ...
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Disable message bar asking to allow a hidden plugin

I've set Firefox to always ask me whether to activate a plugin when a site uses them. Normally, I will see a grey box on the page where the plugin is used, in which I can click to activate it. For ...
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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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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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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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Is there a thunderbird plugin to modify IMAP emails?

Sometimes I receive emails with subjects like "As discussed" or "(empty)". At that point I know what it is about but for later reference I'd like to change the subject into something slightly more ...
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Plugin for Notepad++ 5.8.6 to list bookmarks of current file

Is there a plug-in for Notepad++ 5.8.6 (the last version before the huge ugly Find dialog!) to list all bookmarks set for current tab in a dockable window? The user should be able to jump to any ...
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Is there a Google Bookmarks plugin for Chrome?

I currently use Google Bookmarks via the Google toolbar plug-in for Firefox. I find this extremely useful as it allows me to have roaming bookmarks rather than having to maintain bookmarks on ...
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uninstall gnome-do plugins

On ubuntu (actualy, linux mint + xfce) I downloaded gnome-do-plugins package from synaptic, I got two problems with that package: it forced me to download a whole bunch of things I don't really ...
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Different background color for multiple filetypes in vim

Is it possible to have different background colors in vim (ie. one light, one dark) when dealing with files with multiple filetypes (ie. :set ft=html.php)? In PHP code with HTML embedded, it can be ...
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Meeting request in Thunderbird

I will receive meeting.ics (VCS/ICS calendar attachment) from my manager , previously I had some add-on in Thunderbird which was working fine . After some updates the meetings.ics file become as ...
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Search box in Chrome

Is there a plugin to Chrome that adds a separate search box? I'd like to set the address bar as 'feeling lucky' search, and a separate box for google search. What's especially important to me is ...
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Different cookie storages in one browser [closed]

Does anyone know of a browser which has unique cookie storage for each tab? Or maybe some plugin for popular browsers which will add this feature? I want to use different tabs to logon in one app as ...
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Notepad++ last open tag closing

I am searching for a plugin or any other way for n++ to close the last open tag on demand (i.e. assigned to a shortcut key), not automatically. Sadly all I could find is tag auto-closing (in TextFX ...
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Close tab by double-click in Google Chrome

How can I close a selected tab by double-clicking on the tab header in Google Chrome? The extension Double-click closes tab only works on the page itself - not the tab.
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Outlook Notes replacement or alternatives?

I save my notes in Outlook notes. However it's just a list of notes without any kind of categorization. I am looking for a replacement software where I can define my categories and I can place a note ...
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How can I permanently remove a seemingly stealthy ad-ware installer?

For the past one month, there seems to have a stealth installer lingering in my computer that will automatically install malicious plugins to all my browsers. I'm not sure what installer is that and I ...
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Why notepad++ plugins don't work in macro?

Why don't Notepad++ plugins work in a macro? For example: Manual run plugin - Converter -> "ASCII -> HEX" AAAA 4141414120 BBBB 42424242 CCCC 43434343 Runned as recorded macro AAAA ...
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What's wrong with my flash installation on ubuntu?

I have installed Flash but it doesn't work and there's no note about it in the about:plugins page in Firefox. Here's my proof: I'm on Ubuntu 8.04.
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Hiding email signatures in Outlook

Is there any setting or plugin that's capable of detecting and hiding most signatures so that threads become much more readable? I suppose the best answer to this need would be something that hides ...
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Notepad++ - Continue Search from top

In general when we do a Find in Notepad++, it starts from the current cursor position and continues till the end of the document. Due to this, to search a complete document, we have to go to the ...
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Notepad++ XML Auto Indent + Tag Closing

I'm migrating a question I posted on stackoverflow to here as it may be more relevant. Here is the question: I'm looking for a way to code XML (mxml, specifically) in Notepad++ such that it follows ...
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Opening a new tab with Firefox (middle click)- make it work with Javascript links?

I have this problem continuously. I read MSNBC news (and other pages). I click the middle mouse button to open links in a new tab, to read later. I go to the tabs later, at it was a javascript ...
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Any plugins for Skype that support “Soundboard” usage?

I would like to find a program or plugin for Skype that allows you to pipe sound samples in to the outgoing audio stream when you are on a call. Ideally it would have some sort of soundboard ...
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Shockwave Flash not responding [duplicate]

When I am trying to load video from multiple site i get the notice "A plug-in (shockwave flash) isn't responding". I have looked up solutions on multiple forums and sites and nothing has worked for ...
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Notepad++ new file names

Is there a way to have Notepad++ generate new file names with the current date? Like this: YYYY_MM_DD_new1.txt or similar. Currently it just names them: new1, new2, etc. Date in the file name will ...
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How to list and probably detach file explorer plugins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to list Explorer extensions and disable them? I know that there are possible plugins for main windows file explorer. These plugins can contain bugs which will cause ...
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How to Use Notepad++ FTP? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a new code editor, have gone through several, and am now using Notepad++, which I hear is a favorite of developers. My problem is that while I see that Notepad++ has FTP, as far as ...