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#1 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:49 PM

What cool addons do you use in your Firefox? Here are mine...

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:51 PM

With Firefox dropping support for add-ons what WebExtensions will you replace your's with?

"From Firefox 57 onwards, WebExtensions will be the only supported extension type, and Firefox will not load other types."
https://developer.mo...-US/Add-ons/SDK

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:27 AM

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Well I have not set up my temporary os (only been using it for almost a year)  so have not added all the add-ons/extessions I normally use.

X-Marks is the most useful one I have which I only use for bookmarks.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:05 AM

View PostEd_P, on 12 April 2017 - 11:51 PM, said:

With Firefox dropping support for add-ons what WebExtensions will you replace your's with?

"From Firefox 57 onwards, WebExtensions will be the only supported extension type, and Firefox will not load other types."
https://developer.mo...-US/Add-ons/SDK

Most of the ones you see there are already the newer type extensions, I believe. Regardless, since I'm running Firefox ESR 52.0.2 (64 bit) in Slackware, it'll be some time before I ever see v57.x on my system.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:11 AM

These are mine:

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

That "Disable Anti-Adblock" looks interesting.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:08 PM

Actually if you don't like the anti-adblock stuff, the best way is to use Greasemonkey and Host Anti-Adblock Killer.

https://reek.github....adblock-killer/

This works a fair bit of the time to convince a website that you are NOT using Adblock Plus when you are.

As much as I like Google Chrome, I have to admit that Firefox and its Extensions work better at anti-adblock. The whole thing is sort of like a war - tanks vs machine guns vs antitank missiles.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:56 AM

I'm running Firefox 51.0.1 in Slackware since 52 ESR dropped support for my Java plugin.   And I don't see my moving past that for a long time.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:30 AM

View Postraymac46, on 13 April 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:

These are mine:

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:50 AM

View PostEd_P, on 14 April 2017 - 01:56 AM, said:

I'm running Firefox 51.0.1 in Slackware since 52 ESR dropped support for my Java plugin.   And I don't see my moving past that for a long time.

I swore off all things Java many moons ago, so I didn't have that issue that you had above when I went to 52.x. :)

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:05 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 14 April 2017 - 11:50 AM, said:

View PostEd_P, on 14 April 2017 - 01:56 AM, said:

I'm running Firefox 51.0.1 in Slackware since 52 ESR dropped support for my Java plugin.   And I don't see my moving past that for a long time.

I swore off all things Java many moons ago, so I didn't have that issue that you had above when I went to 52.x. :)


I see my list on those above -- but would recommend Down Them All for anybody who downloads big iso files, etc.  It (transparently) starts up a scheme that breaks the file into 4 segments and gets them all at the same time.  Won't hurt anything if you only connect to a service that gives you full bandwidth on a single connection.  Some sites won't allow multiple connections, again not a problem.

I also add Title Save and the great Hide Tab Bar With Only One Tab -- recovers the wasted space that layout feature uses.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

Here it's AdblockPlus, Better Privacy, NoScript, Self-Destructing Cookies.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:10 PM

Self-destructing Cookies is a hand little tool. I use it mostly because it's an easy way to protect some cookies (logins) that I don't want to ever get dumped. I set FF to dump all cookie and history when I close it, so it's handy to have SDC protect the cookies I want to save with just one clicky. :)

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:03 PM

No Script still tops my list .
Down-Them-All
ublock origin
ghostery
video download helper
screengrab
grammerly

actually realized it was pretty easy to tell which ones i liked most as i made donations for these (except grammerly).
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

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I just installed the AntiAdblock killer script for Greasemonkey. Interestingly it needs to be activated to work with uBlock Origin, and while in the UBO settings I noticed that it can block Disconnect tracking lists as well! I used Disconnect for a while and don't recall problems with it but if you can use the one extension to do the job of two, I call that a win!
selectivecookiedelete does basically the same thing as Self-Destructing Cookies afaik.
uBlock Origin is a better ad blocker than AdBlock Plus using vastly less resources. Comparison - https://github.com/g...ciency-compared

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:10 PM

Well, you can scratch Lastpass and Xmarks off my list above. I was having issues with a recent Lastpass update, so I aced both of their extensions and started using FF's built-in sync. :)




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