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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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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Mimic tagged bookmarks in Brave browser

After online research, it appears Brave will not have tagged bookmarking ability in the near future. Is there a method to mimic tagged bookmarking in Brave?
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Save groups of tabs in edge or chrome [duplicate]

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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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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uBlock Firefox addon - How to block specific searches for a word

I want to block searches for specific words and/or websites that contain specific words. How can I do this?
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Firefox Browser Hijacker “zapmeta.de” and “izito.de” on every google result, can't find a way to remove [duplicate]

First i noticed its coming from a nameless extension, i had to reset the browser cause i didn't find a way to uninstall it. Now it came back after at least one PC restart, so there must be malware ...
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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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I'm constantly getting signed out from certain web accounts i.e. google reddit etc

For 2 or 3 weeks now I'm constantly getting signed out sites like google and reddit. Others like stack exchange network I have no issues. the browser i Use is the newest firefox with a couple of ...
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Postfix search keywords in Firefox' URL bar

In Firefox, you can set keywords for search providers. Example Scenario: Under about:preferences#search I have Search Provider | Keyword -----------------+-------- google.com | g en.wikipedia....
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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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How to share settings of a given firefox extension between different profiles?

I have multiple profiles for Firefox. I use some extensions in all the profiles - in my case an extension called "Blocktube". I don't want to go to all profiles and manually change the ...
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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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Error while trying to run Whatsapp on Chrome with the Archon Runtime : import extension is not installed. can't load manifest file

I would like to run Whatsapp on Chrome using this extension Archon Runtime. To achieve the goal,this is what I did : 1) I've got the apk file of Whatsapp 2) I've installed Chrome OS and the ...
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how to override website's stylesheets?

I'm looking for a way to customize some websites appearance using local css stylesheets. Preferably on firefox but a solution for any browser would be fine I am aware there are some extensions like ...
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“This add-on could not be installed because it appears to be corrupt” on Waterfox with xpinstall.signatures.required=false

I'm trying to install an add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/887261/referer_control-1.31-an+fx.xpi It works fine if I manually download it and then install it as a "temporary ...
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Firefox add-on bug 04-May-2019 - cannot enable “studies”

So Firefox has disabled the half a dozen plugins I'm using, essentially this problem. Instead of blindly trusting, using the xpinstall.signatures.required = false, hack, I would like to have FF update ...
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In Firefox, how can I filter and extract multiple links located within multiple open tabs?

Here is my situation. I have 100 tabs open in Firefox. Within each tab is 20 unique URLs. I only need 10 of these links. This adds up to 1000 unique URLs I need extracted into a text list, so I can ...
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How to automatically adapt a websites zoomlevel to a fixed text-size?

I'm using Chrome and know that I can manually change the zoom level of any webpage. But since the font and its size changes between sites, I have to do it far too often, so I am sick of it. Is ...
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Sharing tabs between separate instances of Firefox

Is there a way for Firefox to beam links/tabs from computer to computer? Say I have Firefox open on a laptop, and I want to beam a link or tab to another computer. Is there a way to do this already in ...
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AdBlock Edge extention is turn off on each restart

Question : At every restart, AdBlock addon is desactivated. Requiring me to manually enable the addon. Is there a way to automaticaly reactivate it with a script or to solve the issue? Version : ...
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How can I run vector field plotting applet math.la.asu.edu using Java(TM) Platform?

The website in question can be found here, and allows plotting vector fields - it is a great resource with all sorts of bells and whistles. I can access it as I write these lines on a different ...
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How to take screenshots of a list of URLs

I need to save thumbnail-sized screenshots of about 20 intranet pages and repeat every week. I ruled out using an online service because the screenshots are business information. I ruled out ...

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