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    This thread is about what add-ons you use, and the pro and cons of some add-ons.

    Mine currently are:
    Adblock Edge
    British English Dictionary [my native tongue dictionary is to be found at Dictionaries, not Addons, as it should. Dunno why in Firefox and in Pale Moon the en-UK dict. is listed as add-on...]
    Flash Video Downloader
    Ghostery
    Google Privacy
    Lastpass
    NoScript
    Suspend Tab

    Adblock Edge, Lastpass and NoScript are the minimal ones I need to install on every Palemoon (or Firefox, if I am not able to change the browser on that system)
    Adblock not only blocks the annoying, moving, flickering ads, it not even loads the ads, which makes loading of webpages even faster!
    NoScript blocks most JS and other scripts, also detects cross site scripting, a very nasty way of attacking your system via known websites...

    Also, ghostery, for blocking cookies and tracking sites.

    Suspend Tab is now what it is, I used to have "Suspend Background Tab" in FFx, but it's no longer maintained by the author, and no longer to be found at FFx addon page.

    When you search for "Suspend Tab" for some reason Pale Moon won't list it in results.
    When you search it on the Mozilla addons page for FFx, it is listed as the first result.


    maja_ldm wrote in http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/new...tml#post953237
    @Rava, I can enable "Suspend background tabs", but the memory footprint doesn't change a lot..
    It's not about memory usage, but CPU usage. Some background tabs are heavy on CPU (like a JS that runs a chat, or some online or streaming video portal or such)

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    Update / about Suspend Tab

    I sent some tabs manually into suspend, and checked via top the CPU and memory use.
    Pale Moon went down from 22.2 % Mem to 18.2%, and now 17.9%.
    Might sound not much, but the current running system has 3014 RAM and 1325 MB of swap, so 4% to 5% is still something!

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    For me the addons I use are:

    Adblock Edge
    British English Dictionary
    NoScript
    HTTPS Everywhere ( well if it's honest HTTPS on a lot of sites even though it does break some of them; like this one )
    HTTPFox
    Web Developer Toolbar
    Firebug
    FireFTP
    Stylish
    YSlow
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    For me the addons I use are:

    Adblock Edge
    British English Dictionary
    NoScript
    *brofists*

    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    HTTPS Everywhere ( well if it's honest HTTPS on a lot of sites even though it does break some of them; like this one )
    But it can set exceptions, hopefully?

    HTTPFox
    Sounds neat, especially for web developers.

    Web Developer Toolbar - Stylish - YSlow
    You are a Web Developer - Thought so. xD

    Firebug
    II think I had that one, like, years ago...

    FireFTP
    I used the ftp ability of mc so far, but that one looks neat...

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    What I have installed right now is:

    AdBlock Plus 2.63
    AdBlock Plus Pop-up Addon 0.9.2
    Element Hiding Heper for Adblock Plus 1.3

    NoScript 2.6.8.29
    Firebug 2.0.1

    PrintEdit 12.8 (for HTML-to-PDF)
    Search By Image 1.1.2 (this is the Google one)
    YouTube Flash to HTML5 3.2 (still untested)

    Nimbus Screen Capture 4.0.2
    Perapera Chinese 9.0.0 (a very good add-on if you ever browse that part of internet)

    Restartless Restart 9 (maybe I should check the similar plug-ins designed with memory monitoring functions.. )

    Also, I keep Shockwave and Silverlight set on "Always ask"

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    Quote Originally Posted by maja_ldm View Post
    Search By Image 1.1.2 (this is the Google one)
    Is this the same like using this URL:
    Google Images
    You need to click the "search by image" button, on the right of the search text area, then you get the new page, in there you can either give an URL to an image, or upload one.

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    It's a context menu integration for that service. You just right click on an image, select the right command and the add-on opens a new tab with a query for that image in Google Images.

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    The only add-on I use in all browsers is Ad Block Plus...

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