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#1 2017-04-30 08:17:26

ohnonot
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What browser addons do You use?

Let's make this a thread to share your favorites.

my recent favorite is OpenWith - especially since i realised that i can send links not only to other browsers, but also to any application. for example youtube links to mpv!
so it curerently gives me this right click menu for any link:
openwith-addon.png

Here's a list of all my addons - no adblocker, that happens via /etc/hosts.
keyword search: searches from the URL bar always use duckduckgo (or any configurable search engine). this addon can do more, but that's what i need it for.
open in browser: a tiny addition to the "Save link as..." dialog - allows me to send the link back to the browser. I installed this sort of by accident, but now i find it very useful for some image sharing sites that don't allow me to see the original image in the browser.

request policy continued would need more explanation. rtm. i cannot stress enough the importance of this addon, and the difference to noscript.

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#2 2017-04-30 10:59:47

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

Hey cool thanks for the openwith mention Ohnonot. Only must have extension for me is noscript. Tis a must. smile

Just to make sure I'm getting it right, w openwith you can send/open youtube links directly in like a media player and bypass flashplayer ?

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#3 2017-04-30 11:55:24

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

BLizgreat! wrote:

Hey cool thanks for the openwith mention Ohnonot. Only must have extension for me is noscript. Tis a must. smile

Just to make sure I'm getting it right, w openwith you can send/open youtube links directly in like a media player and bypass flashplayer ?

Hell YES, OpenWith is exactly what I've been looking for. Was using a clipboard monitoring tool in order to open YT links in mpv automatically so far. Great find.


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#4 2017-04-30 12:56:09

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

NoScript, uBlock Origin and Textarea Cache.

I try to keep it minimal because addons degrade browser performance, as a rule.


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#5 2017-04-30 13:17:20

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

FXChrome theme for firefox, best addon ever. Couple it with thintabs and it looks sexy.

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#6 2017-04-30 17:16:29

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

Scrollbar anywhere (scroll with rmb). I would like to have that system wide.

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#7 2017-04-30 18:42:36

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

Some of the usual suspects and Zotero for collecting references.

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#8 2017-04-30 19:47:33

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

Thanks and +1 great find. smile

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#9 2017-04-30 19:53:38

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

i just realized that i can get rid of one addon by adding more entries to OpenWith.
it's got such a nice, simple, linux-centric gui, just add a .desktop file from /usr/share/applications, done.

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#10 2017-04-30 21:38:06

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

I use Pale Moon, with only uBlock Origin and Xmarks.

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#11 2017-04-30 21:43:46

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

In Firefox uBlock Origin and Text Contrast for Dark Themes

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#12 2017-05-01 14:38:25

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

I try not to use too many, but the list keeps growing. Currently, I'm using:

  • Add-on Compatibility Manager

  • Decentraleyes

  • HTTPS Everywhere

  • Lightbeam

  • Mega

  • NoScript

  • Privacy Badger

  • uBlock Origin

  • Unpaywall

  • Youtube ALL HTML5


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#13 2017-05-01 14:51:35

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

Has anybody tried uMatrix?

Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … serprofile

It seems to offer all the functionality of NoScript & uBlock and more besides and is very quick in my Arch system.

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#14 2017-05-01 14:55:36

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

ratcheer wrote:

Youtube ALL HTML5

That hasn't been needed in Firefox for quite a while now, YT will attempt to use HTML5 by default.

Try removing the addon then check here:

https://www.youtube.com/html5?gl=GB


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#15 2017-05-01 18:09:00

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#16 2017-05-02 07:58:41

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

lowrider wrote:

In Firefox uBlock Origin and Text Contrast for Dark Themes

i think it is brilliant.
unfortunately doesn't work on palemoon 27.3.0....  cry



Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Has anybody tried uMatrix?

Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … serprofile

It seems to offer all the functionality of NoScript & uBlock and more besides and is very quick in my Arch system.

thanks HoaS!
this looks really good.
it's done by the authoer of uBlock origin.
and it installs on palemoon, but i have it disabled for now.
it took me ages to get used to noscript & request policy, so i guess it'll take at least as long to get used to this.

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#17 2017-05-02 17:02:40

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

Modification of "/etc/hosts" is sufficient on my browser, so suffice it.
I don't have any installed addon on my browser besides a simple image on toolbar that i use for dark theme.

But i like
uBlock Origin,
NoScript,
youtube-video-and-audio-down,
Flickr Size Pickr.
I use them on my office-desktop.


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#18 2017-05-16 03:07:29

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

I use chrome so here's the ones I use:

Adblock Plus
Save to pocket
Ghostery
adblock for youtube
wikiwand
tampermonky
clip to onenote (mainly for when im in windows)
cisco webex extension
youtube dark theme

I use MVPS hosts file and add it to my /etc/hosts file for adblocking purposes


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#19 2017-05-16 03:19:58

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

ohnonot wrote:

...it took me ages to get used to noscript...

Now that you have, do you have any hints to share?


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#20 2017-05-16 03:56:29

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

So, I post on a decent amount of forums, and do a lot of using of text boxes...like the one I'm typing in now...  and also  for writing product reviews, restaurant reviews, book review, etc... And I've been burned WAY too many times, where sometimes I write out a huge amount of text, sometimes page length reviews, or rants, or what have you... The point is, there's times where the page times out, or if I hit submit an error occurs, or if I tap the wrong button or anything! The thing is, sometimes text gets lost in the process of posting it to the websites database. So there's an awesome add-on called Textarea that keeps a real time log of what you're typing in text boxes in HTML pages. So if your connection is lost or something bad happens to the text that your writing, you right click, open textarea cache, and wah-laa! Your text is there from the last letter that you typed!   A godsend for heavy writers like myself..


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#21 2017-05-16 06:40:20

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

johnraff wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

...it took me ages to get used to noscript...

Now that you have, do you have any hints to share?

much of it is just usage habit - i got used to needing this extra step to enable some web pages to display anything useful at all.

if the web site doesn't work, i enable the originating domain first. that usually gets dropdown menus working, and sometimes also image scaling.
if that isn't enough, there's often one domain that serves content to the first one (and requires javascript), like: gstatic => google, ytimg => youtube etc. sometimes that's also some cloudfront server: 2873647826378462.cloudfront... or wordpress.com or wp.com etc.

ad & tracking domains are usually named accordingly, e.g. betterweb.com or fastadtrack or whatever, besides the most obvious candidates like google-analytics or the dreaded doubleclick.
all these are to be avoided.

in both cases (the good ones and the bad ones) i find that i can deduce a lot from the domain names.

and noscript remembers these things, so after some usage things get much easier.
one word of warning: be patient in the beginning, don't just "Allow all this page" immediately.

go through noscript's options and adjust settings, also advanced.

for me there are some cases when i can't navigate to the page because of ABE (noscript blocks it completely).
in cases like that, i decide that i don't trust this page, and i don't need to see it.
if i really really do want to see it i open it in another browser (Tor, or sandboxed).

but really i think we have to get used to the idea that the www is so vast, there's bound to be some bad apples, and you don't need and don't want to have access to all of it.
(surely in every supermarket there's products you wouldn't want even if they were free)

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#22 2017-05-16 08:31:56

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

addblocker ultimate,awesome,truste.

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#23 2017-05-16 10:11:32

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

I started using noscript and im amazed at the many addon scripts some websites use. I dare not visit the MSM again, jeebuz!!! daily mirror etc...

Ive gotten a little bit of a handle on it, Deviantart works if you just allow Deviantart and nothing else.

Actually a very usefull tool to analyse the pages you visit, needs patience though.

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#24 2017-05-17 02:30:37

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

noscript: thanks ohnonot - that all makes sense.

Often I get lazy and, if the page isn't one I'm likely to visit often, just hit "temporarily allow all this page". I guess that's not too hazardous?

Banks, online reservations - anything where it's important that everything works properly - I do use "allow all this page" though. That can't be helped, surely, even if you're enabling some trash too. Some sites' web interfaces are cranky enough already without making things even more difficult. I suppose a detailed analysis followed by a careful selection of temporary and permanent permissions would really be better...

Annoyance: hit "temporarily allow..." and the page comes back with a whole new bunch of stuff you have to allow. Sometimes you have to hit that button 3 or 4 times to get a "clean" page.


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#25 2017-05-18 05:32:46

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Re: What browser addons do You use?

johnraff wrote:

Banks, online reservations - anything where it's important that everything works properly - I do use "allow all this page" though.

these are good examples of a few, but often recurring pages - i went through the trial-and-error method of allowing scripting little by little for online banking and a few others.
had a few aborted transactions, but only the first time, once it's set up it works.

Annoyance: hit "temporarily allow..." and the page comes back with a whole new bunch of stuff you have to allow. Sometimes you have to hit that button 3 or 4 times to get a "clean" page.

good example of the kind of dirty web content where i think hard whether i really, really need to see this...

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