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Just wandering what extensions or other add-ons you guys/gals are attaching to your web browsers these days? My personal favorites would include the following: NoScript: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...ddon/noscript/ Adblock Plus: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir.../adblock-plus/ Element ...
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    Favorite Web Browser Extensions


    Just wandering what extensions or other add-ons you guys/gals are attaching to your web browsers these days?

    My personal favorites would include the following:

    NoScript: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...ddon/noscript/
    Adblock Plus: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir.../adblock-plus/
    Element Hiding Helper: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...lemhidehelper/


    I've installed NoScript probably no less than a dozen times in the past and never could get comfortable with it, but after installing it again a few days back (this time fully determined to give it a fair chance), I'm really liking it!

    What about the rest of you... are you using anything really good that you'd recommend to others?
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    Better Privacy is also a good one.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...betterprivacy/

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    You said it, oz. Those are the must have additions for me!
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    Good question, Oz.

    Adblock Plus is the shiz.

    I would add to that list Do Not Track Plus.

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    Thanks for the replies, guys... I'll check those other recommendations out!


    One thing that I've noticed about NoScript is that it can get in the way sometimes and cause certain parts of websites to not work properly. On the other hand, I surfed into one site the other day (don't remember which one) and saw that NoScript was blocking a total of 191 scripts, which seems like a lot to me!

    I didn't check to see what those scripts were supposed to be doing, but it made me happy to know that NoScript gave me more control over what was happening in the background on my computer, and of course, NoScript can always be temporarily disabled for those pages where you want to allow scripts to run.
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    As well as noscript and adblock I use Firebug and Stylish. Other than that I install few plug-ins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    I use Firebug
    which reminds me, if the speed of your surfing has ground to a halt, be sure to close that stupid Error Console in Firefox that you had up when you were trouble-shooting your own stuff and forgot to close it...

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    Thanks, elija... I need to try Firebug and Stylish because they really do look to be rather useful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz View Post
    Thanks, elija... I need to try Firebug and Stylish because they really do look to be rather useful!
    Firebug doth rock - esp. for web devs, but useful for anyone troubleshooting a web page - and I am ever grateful to Elija for pointing out Stylish to me, particularly as it pertains to certain online forum layouts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    Firebug doth rock - esp. for web devs, but useful for anyone troubleshooting a web page - and I am ever grateful to Elija for pointing out Stylish to me, particularly as it pertains to certain online forum layouts...
    Right... some of the forums that I visit look hideous in various ways, so I was thinking those tools might help to tidy things up a bit!
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