Questions tagged [browser-addons]

"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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Where can I find contacts to get support on addons.mozilla.org (AMO)? [closed]

I develop Linguist - a browser extension to translate web pages, and recently, in version 4.0 I have implemented a new feature, "custom translators", to allow users to define their own ...
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Is there a way to know which browser addon is this?

Just by looking at the icon, is it possible to know what browser addon is it? For context, during a screen presentation by a user, I noticed that these two addons were being used which I found to be ...
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How to force-on an addon in Firefox?

Firefox recently banned RT news addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked-addon/%7Ba53eff1b-c95c-4297-8ac1-66d60268f391%7D/1.7/ I used this addon to get access to news faster. How can I ...
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How to disable keyboard for browser?

On Windows 10 and above, Is there any way to disable my keyboard for my browser(Chrome) for some time? Only the mouse shall work. Like we can mute one application or a browser tab, is there any way to ...
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Why do downloads that fail with error "NETWORK_FAILED" in firefox have the property "canResume" set to false? How can they be restarted in code?

I'm trying to fix the defunct Firefox plugin "auto resume downloads". It appears that to restart a download, one can invoke (from a plugin or Firefox's plugin inspector console) downloads....
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What is this Firefox hidden add-on: "Add-ons Search Detection (addons-search-detection@mozilla.org)"?

In Firefox 95.0.1 task manager, I see the following item: "Add-ons Search Detection (addons-search-detection@mozilla.org)" with full permissions to all browsing and private tabs. What is ...
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How to find a word only in selected text?

I usually use Chrome browser and I'd like to know how can I find a specific word only in selected text, not in all webpage when pressing Ctrl+F. How can I do it? You can suggest any other browsers if ...
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Blocking single webpage of a website

I want to block google homepage, but want search result by typing keyword in browser's search bar. I tried extension and host file approach, but it will make all of google in-accessible. So I don't ...
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How did Avast browser extension get installed into brave?

How did Avast browser extension get installed into my Brave browser? This is on a laptop using Windows 10. I used Avast for a long time, then switched to Norton 360. I ran the various removal tools ...
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Firefox, open link in new tab with history

In Firefox, I heavily use »Open Link in New Tab« (or rather Middle-Click or Ctrl+Left-Click). The tabs opened that way start out with an empty history, but I'd like them to retain the history of the ...
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How to automatically unify and download the segmented videos of a website?

When I play the videos in a website, video downloading plugins in Firefox show that the playing video is broken into segments. Is there anyway to automatically unify the video segments and download ...
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Website not opening because of HTTPS Everywhere. How do I fix the issue?

I was trying to open http://cbseacademic.nic.in/ in Firefox (90.0.2 (64-bit)) and Chrome (Version 92.0.4515.107 (Official Build) (64-bit)) in my Windows 10 laptop. In Firefox, I got this error: The ...
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Where should extensions be placed to be included in a custom build of firefox?

I am trying to create a custom installer for firefox which will include an extension that I created myself, however, I am unable to find the correct place to put the zipped extension file in the ...
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Batch download webpages as displayed by browser

Wget doesn't work because the page is dynamic, and no matter what options I put it won't download some of the text shown in Firefox. I Googled quite a bit, but all the solutions I find are quite ...
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How to add all sites from a specific domain into Opera GX's dark mode?

I recently installed Opera GX and learned about their dark mode extension, and I tried it on Stack Exchange, specifically Seasoned Advice: So there's a configuration set where I can choose which ...
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How to take full webpage screenshots with no size or length limit? (really long pages)

How can I take full webpage screenshots with no size or length limit? I want to screenshot the search results on eBay with 200 items in view but it cuts off. I have tried Firefox, Edge and Chrome's ...
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save website when creating a bookmark

I'm saving lots of bookmarks but the websites change when I revisit them days or month later. Is there a way to save the entire page automatically when making a bookmark so that I will get an option ...
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Auto-rewrite Mixed Content HTTP links in Microsoft Edge?

There are a few websites I visit that have mixed content (reference to HTTP resources on HTTPS pages). Because of browser's policy on mixed content, those pages don't function normally. However all ...
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Firefox disable extension on local files

Is it possible to disable selected firefox extensions from acting upon local files starting with file:// as this might be security issue? Any suggestions? Google Chrome has this feature, unfortunately ...
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Save groups of tabs in edge or chrome

I have several jobs. For each job, I often open few browser tabs with known URL. So, job 1 (http://sth,http://sth2,http://sth3) job 2 (http://sth4,http://sth5,http://sth6,http://sth7) Each time ...
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Need to force unsigned firefox extensions to be installed (2021)

As of 3 days ago (March, 2021), with Firefox v78.8.0esr (64-bit), I cannot install unverified (unsigned) add-ons [extensions] anymore. And existing extensions that they have deemed as dangerous I ...
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To hide one Chrome tab [duplicate]

How to hide one Chrome tab, not all, and not pin it of course as it won't hide it ? Or how create chrome addon (in javascript) to hide one tab ?
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Firefox addons don't work at all

I've installed Autofill addon, it appears in the main taskbar now but when I click on it nothing happens: I don't see any new items in the context menu either. I've installed another similar addon ...
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Can I limit the frequency of tab switches?

I am looking to reduce the number of context switches I make in order to reduce mental strain I put on myself. I notice that I sometimes switch between different browser tabs very frequently within a ...
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Equivalent symbols when finding text on a page ("Find"/Ctrl+F, Chrome/Firefox)

When searching for specific text on a webpage using the "Find" / "Find in this page" function (a.k.a. Ctrl+F), Firefox and Chrome distinguish between ASCII "-", Unicode ...
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Is there any way to whitelist specific cookies in a browser?

Is there any way to whitelist specific cookies when browsing? I know some things (chromium's built-in settings, umatrix) allow you to generally block cookies, and whitelist certain domains, but not ...
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Saving web page periodically

Is there anyway of automatically save a web page periodically, e.g. everyday? What I want is something like https://archive.org/ but locally (and just for some sites).
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Google Chrome - automatically bookmark all the open tabs before exiting chrome

When I close or exit from chrome, I want to save all the open tabs automatically to bookmarks(or something else); and when I re-open chrome, by clicking on the extension(or something else), I would ...
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How to have separate bookmark toolbars for personal/work purposes that can be hidden?

Is there an add-on for this? If not, what is the alternative for this purpose: to separate work and personal bookmarks? I already do something similar with the tab groups extension and I need this for ...
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How do cross-browser, cross-device Password Managers work?

For no good reason, I use three different browsers on my laptop. Each has it's own built-in password manager, and if I have to update a password in one, I have to do it in the others. I've read about ...
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How to get a list of google-chrome extensions from the command line?

As I am unable to open the chrome browser on a remote Linux system (Ubuntu 16.04), I cannot open the browser to see the installed add-ons. How can I, per command line, see the addons installed with ...
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URLs without tracking querystrings

When I want to share a URL, e.g. https://www.example.com/legit-part-of-the-url?q=legitquerystring&ref=tracking-thing1&someid=tracking-thing-2 Sometimes I remove the tracking things, leaving ...
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How do you know which MetaMask is real or are they both?

So I was checking out a new dapp, and instead of the usual notification from MetaMask, a pop-up opened instead. The contents are virtually identical to the plugin dropdown, but I thought MetaMask ...
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Web crawling/scraping a list of all files (which are publicly available) instead of going via 5 clocks from home page for each file

Summary of the problem I am trying to create a list (and potentially download) of all files (100s) from the following address: https://eba.europa.eu/regulation-and-policy This is something I would use ...
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Why anti ETag fingerprinting browser extensions won't work if I block images using other addons, like uBlock or uMatrix?

I'm trying to use one of these Firefox extensions suggested by ghacks: Header Editor; ETag Stoppa. As described by the wiki, this is what they do: Allows you to run Rules to modify headers such as ...
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Firefox moves extensions around when enabling/disabling

When I enable or disable Firefox extensions, they change position after about a second (or less, didn't time it). This is a problem when I am trying to figure out what extension broke a site by ...
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how can I arrange the extensions by date or enabled and disabled

my chrome or firefox addons are a mess I can't deal with it which are on which are off is there a way to arrange them in chrome and firefox.
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How do I install an add-on from a file in Firefox?

I am running Mozilla Firefox 76.0.1. I would like to install an add-on from a .xpi file. This question was asked 10 years ago here, but the answer has changed. Now, whether I open the add-on from ...
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DarkReader addon in Chrome: white flashes when tab-switching

I am using the DarkReader addon to make Chrome display pages in a dark theme. This addon has for a long time been suffering from a persistent bug, whereby white flashes are displayed when switching ...
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Enable/disable Chrome extensions per site (via white or blacklist)

Is it possible to create a black or whitelist for Chrome extensions that works per site? I find there's a few extensions that I find extremely useful on some sites, but clash with others.
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Print all open tabs in a Chrome window

I have to print frequently a couple of dozens of PDF pages open in one Chrome window. The manual process involves Cntrl+P for print; hit ENTER to proceed with the pinting; press Cntrl+DwnPg to go to ...
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How to make google search in browser adjust to window size?

I generally use my browser side by side with some application(s) so that I could make a google search while doing some work. But the problem is that the google search page doesn't adjust according to ...
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user scripts like Greasemonkey are no longer editable in firefox 71 (they were working fine in the 6x version)

Just updated to Firefox 71 after not updating for more than an year. Now violentmonkey scripts can't be edited. Then also can't be switched on or off. They were working well in the 6x version of ...
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Set Ecosia as default Search (Engine) Provider in Chrome / Firefox

Our organisation is in the process of setting Ecosia as the default Search provider for all browsers and we will like achieve this by using the GPO template via your link here https://ecosia.zendesk....
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is there a way, in firefox, to take a screenshot of the current window, using only one keyboard shortcut

I am aware of the built-in firefox screenshots, but they require the use of the mouse and at least 3 clicks. Is there any way on vanilla firefox or using extensions to take a screenshot, that gets ...
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How to check for full browser configuration

I am helping a customer who is trying to use our company's website and failing in mysterious ways. Other users, even with the same browser type, are using our site without problems, while she can't. I ...
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Running JavaScript in Microsoft Edge browser without installing a userscript manager like Tampermonkey

I have a JavaScript script I desire to run each time I use Microsoft Edge; it should effect all webpages of a particular website. It seems to me that naturally to do so I should install a userscript ...
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What does the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on do?

I recently tried to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking on a website using my secondary browser (no other tracking blocking active) and, expecting to be given a cookie setting, was surprised to be ...
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How to give chrome extension permission to change protection pages

I am using dark reader extention and sometimes I stumble on pages protected by browser or settinfs pages which gives my eyes white theme shock which hurts
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Firefox, how to get Add-on back in Toolbar after removing it?

I right clicked an Add-on (uBlock) that was in the toolbar and selected "Remove from Toolbar" now how do I put it back? Add-on is still installed just not in toolbar. --Customize screen, no Add-ons.
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