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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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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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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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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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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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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Converting CSV to fixed-width in Notepad++?

Is there a way in Notepad++ to convert a comma-separated file to fixed width columns? This feature exists in UltraEdit and explained in Working with CSV files, but I am happy with my Notepad++, and I ...
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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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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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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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“Go To File” Feature/Plugin for Notepad++

Is there a way to get the Go to file... functionality from Textmate in Notepad++? For example, if I press Ctrl-T, a dialog box comes up, type in (partial) string and it filters through the files in ...
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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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Is there a Chrome (or other browser) plugin that blocks JavaScript alerts that fire when leaving a page?

Context: Lots of pages have alerts when you leave them: if you close tabs, navigate away without saving, etc, there are numerous reasons why a site would alert/block you from leaving until you ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I tell which tab or plugin is crashing Firefox?

Every so often while I'm developing, Firefox will max out on CPU usage and I have no option but to quit it (sometimes I have to force quit). Is there a plugin/extension that is like the Chrome ...
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Photoshop: HSL Color picker plugin?

Is there a plugin that can let Photoshop use a HSL color picker, rather than HSV (which Adobe calls HSB)? In other words, any/all of the following locations could have an HSL option: Or perhaps a ...
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How do you hide installed plugins in Firefox?

How do you hide installed plugins in Firefox? This website shows that too much about you can be seen: http://centralops.net/asp/co/BrowserMirror.vbs.asp Most plugins don't need to be seen by content ...
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VLC and automatic subtitles?

I used to watch my movies and series with VLC, but I got tired of always having to download the subtitles. A long time ago, I read something about a VLC plugin to automatically download subtitles. Do ...
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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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How to remove Aptana from Eclipse?

How do I remove Aptana from Eclispe 3.5.2 on Mac OS X?
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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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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 adjust Aspect Ratio in Windows Media Center

Is there any way of adjusting the aspect ratio of movies I view in Windows Media Center on Windows 7 RTM x64? Any hidden features? Any brilliant light weight plugins? Using Shark007 Codecs, 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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Is there a Firefox plugin/extension for doc files?

There are plugins to view PDF files in-browser, without downloading. Is there an equivalent for doc/docx files? I'm on a Mac, although Windows is fine too.
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Outlook Tag Plugin

Does anyone from here knows a possibility/method or pluging which will allow me to add tags/keywords to emails that I receive in Outlook 2007?
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Foobar2000 keeps playing the same set of songs even if the order is random

I use foobar2000 to listen to music but I kept hearing the same set of songs over and over again. My playlist has "Still Alive" and "Pure Pwnage" which it always plays even when there is other music ...
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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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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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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

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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Go to definition of a C function in a different file in Notepad++

While editing a C project on Notepad++ 5.6.7 (Unicode) with the SourceCookifier plugin, I can press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to go to the definition of a function which the cursor is on, but only if it is in ...
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How to disable Firefox Portable from automatically loading plugins

Firefox Portable automatically loads plugins that exist on the host system. It probably doesn't make much of a difference, but I would like to only load plugins that I have added to my ...
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Where is the PivotViewer collections excel addin gone and many other resources?

I am trying to get something working with the Silverlight PivotViewer control, and I am having a hard time getting any of the referenced resources (on the web). Most of the links are broken or gone. ...
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Notepad++ and FTP

I've been using UltraEdit for several years now, but after upgrading to Windows 7, I decided to try out Notepad++ instead. It seems pretty similar and pretty powerful, but one of the best features of ...
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Stop Firefox from asking to install flash and other plugins

I have absolutely zero desire for Firefox to have flash and any other 3rd party plugins installed for rendering web content. Many times when I view web pages I get presented with obnoxious dialogs ...
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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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Is there a plugin/extension to disable CSS on certain sites and not others when browsing?

Is there a plugin/extension to disable CSS on certain sites and not others when browsing? Sort of like the ability featured in web dev toolbar plugins, but selective and automatic. Any ideas?
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Is there a way to view cookies in Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer

In Firefox, if you have the Web Developer plugin installed you can view the cookies a particular site has setup in the browser. Is there a way/plugin to do that in another of the other browsers?
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What is the scripting language available in Soundbooth CS4?

Had to edit this to make it more clear. In ExtendScript Toolkit I see a soundbooth object. It has only a handful of functions, one of which is called sendScriptToSoundbooth() which implies you can ...
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Is it possible to make Opera not to run any plugin before I'll click on it?

I want to prohibit opera 11 browser from running plugins (like flash and java) before I will click on plugin content. E.g. When I go to http://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php?action=log&js=yes it ...
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Firefox search result in the middle

This has been annoying me for a while. When I search (ctrl+F or just start typing for quick find) for something, and Firefox finds something it puts the search result completely at the top of the ...
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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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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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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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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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“Google search” plug-in for Notepad++

I wonder if there is a Notepad++ plugin that adds a "Google search" line into NP++ context menu (mouse right-click), so that I could highlight some text, then right-click on it, select "Search in ...