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Last post Author Topic: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 360350 times)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Open in Wayback Machine (new add-on)
« Reply #700 on: May 23, 2015, 09:35:16 PM »
Potentially very useful add-on, via the excellent firefoxfacts.com:
Open in Wayback Machine - Firefox Facts
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May/23 in Add-ons Reviews

Open in Wayback Machine is a very cool addition to the browser. A button and context menu item to open URL in the Wayback Machine, service to view previous versions of websites from archive.org.

How many times have you opened a dead link before? Do you know about the Wayback Machine, amazing web service from guys at archive.org which silently spiders the Web and periodically remembers how pages looked like before?

This extension is a shorthand for easy access of features of Wayback Machine.

    Button in toolbar, which opens currently opened page in Wayback Machine. If you already opened the dead link, just one click and you probably will get the content you wanted after all.
    Context menu item, which opens given URL link in the web page in Wayback Machine. If you already know or see that the link is dead (Wikipedia is pretty anal in this case), you can open this link straight in the archive.org UI for searching the past.

Pick up the Open in Wayback Machine in the Firefox Add-ons website.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #701 on: May 23, 2015, 10:07:27 PM »

I'm getting a message not compatible with my version of Pale Moon.


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #702 on: May 23, 2015, 10:38:19 PM »
I'm getting a message not compatible with my version of Pale Moon.

Try Resurrect Pages if the page you're visiting has died.

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« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 10:41:04 PM by 4wd, Reason: Changed Github URL »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #703 on: May 24, 2015, 12:03:27 PM »
Try github.com/...  

Please someone take the time to explain, how to do on github! I look at the page but cannot see it has anything to offer for my Firefox: I can't see any .xpi files! I mean, this particulat page is all about an add-on for Firefox... So where is it??? (I already have the file in mention, my question is about github.)
 :tellme:

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« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 03:49:42 PM by Curt, Reason: anyone »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #704 on: May 24, 2015, 04:56:55 PM »
I'm getting a message not compatible with my version of Pale Moon.

Try Resurrect Pages if the page you're visiting has died.
 (see attachment in previous post)

No, the server is there, but the addon is "not compatible" with my version of Firefox and won't install.


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #705 on: May 24, 2015, 10:48:57 PM »
No, the server is there, but the addon is "not compatible" with my version of Firefox and won't install.

You can also call Resurrect Pages from the context menu, all it's missing from the add-on Iain mentioned is a toolbar specific button but it also gives you the option of more than one potential cache source.

*Actually it does have a toolbar button, I just never noticed it before  :-[

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« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 12:49:56 AM by 4wd »

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Blocklists.
Could be potentially useful for FF (Firefox) and IE (Internet Explorer) users. Follow the links and sublinks below to find out more.

The webpage Official EasyList as used by AdBlock Plus shows the separate categories of lists that one can use.
You might want to add some of these to your FF AdBlock subscriptions. Some of the Lists are for IE users.
There is an interesting and similar list specifically for IE users, here: http://www.iegallery...ckingprotectionlists
 - but it also seems to have some relevance for FF users.
Note the Stop Google Tracking one...    :o

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Re: Firefox Extensions: AVG Privacy Fix
« Reply #707 on: May 26, 2015, 08:04:52 PM »
Find at AVG Privacy Fix
Looks interesting. I am trialling it now.
FAQ is here: http://www.privacyfix.com/start/faq

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Turn on tracking protection to speed up browsing.
« Reply #708 on: May 27, 2015, 11:48:23 PM »
In terms of line utilisation efficiency, I learned first-hand that ads and other junk were bandwidth hogs, back in the days when I used JunkBuster, and I lamented its going. This simple FF tweak is looks like it will achieve much the same thing. Worth a try-out at any rate. So, if you haven't already got this set (I do), it might be worth doing.
Turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox to Make Pages Load 44% Faster
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Even if you don’t care about the privacy implications of tracking cookies and other technologies sites use to identify us online, you might want to turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox anyway for a potential big speed boost.

Former Mozilla software engineer Monica Chew and Computer Science researcher Georgios Kontaxis took a look at the top 200 news sites (according to Alexa) and found a median 44% reduction in page load time, as well as a 39% reduction in data usage when the optional Tracking Protection is turned on.

Tracking Protection actively blocks domains known to track users. You might not see huge performance benefits for all sites, depending on how much each site relies on third-party content and similar extras from tracking domains. Still, with a range of between 20% and 90% decreased page load times according to the study—and better privacy control—it’s worth a shot.

To turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox:

    Type in about:config in the location bar and hit enter.
    You’ll see a warning about possibly voiding your warranty. Hit “I’ll be careful, I promise!” to continue.
    Search for privacy.trackingprotection.enabled.
    Double-click that to toggle the value to true.

You can read the researchers’ paper (PDF) here.

Tracking Protection for Firefox at Web 2.0 Security and Privacy 2015 | Monica at Mozilla via Venture Beat and Boing Boing

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #709 on: May 28, 2015, 12:11:55 AM »

Hmm. It doesn't seem to be in PaleMoon.

I set it on, in FF Dev Ed. I'll try to test it / get vague impressions.


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Turn on tracking protection to speed up browsing.
« Reply #710 on: May 28, 2015, 05:56:57 AM »
Turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox to Make Pages Load 44% Faster

Thanks for that.  Speed or no speed when I scan the only thing I usually find is tracking cookies. It would be nice if they never got on.  I set it on all my FF based browsers except CometBird.  If it works I'll try adding that value there also.

Edit: Not sure if it is related.  I notice pauses in Cyberfox for no reason.  I get the hourglass and cannot do anything until it decides to process messages.  I am going to try putting the setting back to false.

Edit2: It is hard to say.  But it seems like Cyberfox is the snappiest with the tracking protection set to false and the cache overridden and set to 0.  Better response and pages load more smoothly.


« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 10:39:12 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #711 on: May 28, 2015, 07:53:53 AM »
Hmm. It doesn't seem to be in PaleMoon.

I set it on, in FF Dev Ed. I'll try to test it / get vague impressions.

From the Pale Moon forum re. Tracking Protection:
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I see no reason to favor any particular privacy data blocking method over another in the core. People can choose what they want. If you want the same functionality baked into Firefox, then install the disconnect extension. If you prefer something else, then you can take your pick of others

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #712 on: May 28, 2015, 12:27:57 PM »
Quote from: Disconnect by Disconnect
Note about using Disconnect with other filtering add-ons like Adblock Plus:
Disconnect is compatible with other filtering add-ons, but if you want Disconnect to show blocking info, first uninstall then reinstall any other filtering add-ons you have (i.e., Disconnect must be added first).

https://addons.mozil...ox/addon/disconnect/

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #713 on: June 08, 2015, 02:40:25 AM »
I have not tried this new exe yet, but I think I should inform about it anyway:

http://www.snapfiles...com/get/ffacspy.html  


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Firefox Autocomplete Spy 1.0
View and delete autocomplete data

New
Free

Firefox Autocomplete Spy is a simple tool that can reveal, and optionally remove all the autocomplete data that is stored in your Firefox browser. This includes keywords used for web searches, personal information from filling out web forms and any other data that is stored in the formhistory.sqlite database. You can choose to export the data to a HTML file or delete all of it. A portable version is included in the ZIP package.
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http://www.snapfiles...com/get/ffacspy.html
I really dislike the homepage: http://securityxploded.com/ :-(  

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #714 on: June 08, 2015, 05:17:24 AM »
I'm a little confused.

Don't you turn auto-complete off and a bunch of other things, nuke everything once, then it should be okay from then on?

I don't get why this has to be an add-on.


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #715 on: June 08, 2015, 05:50:48 PM »
ffacspy isn't an addon, but a stand-alone
to be used once, or at least seldom
- and it doesn't change your settings

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #716 on: June 09, 2015, 05:42:06 AM »
ffacspy isn't an addon, but a stand-alone
to be used once, or at least seldom
- and it doesn't change your settings

Wise Disk Cleaner has similar features included.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #717 on: June 11, 2015, 06:24:58 AM »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #718 on: June 11, 2015, 09:03:25 AM »
http://adnauseam.io

Interesting... I expected their rationale to be something about supporting website authors (by clicking every ad encountered), but instead the website is all about overwhelming ad-based tracking systems.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #719 on: June 11, 2015, 09:14:19 AM »
http://adnauseam.io

--does this mean that a pay-per-click advert can ruin a small, poor company?  :tellme:
If so, it is not well thought out.

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Notice:

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*requires Adblock Plus or Adblock Edge

Info in general:

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As online advertising is becoming more automatic, universal and unsanctioned, AdNauseam works to complete the cycle by automating all ad-clicks universally and blindly on behalf of the target audience. Working in coordination with your ad blocker, AdNauseam quietly clicks every blocked ad, registering a visit on the ad networks databases. As the data gathered shows an omnivorous click-stream, user profiling, targeting and surveillance becomes futile.
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AdNauseam is a browser extension designed to obfuscate browsing data and protect users from surveillance and tracking by advertising networks. Simultaneously, AdNauseam serves as a means of amplifying users' discontent with advertising networks that disregard privacy and facilitate bulk surveillance agendas.
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AdNauseam joins a broader class of software systems that attempt to serve ethical, political, and expressive ends. In light of the industry's failure to achieve consensus on a Do Not Track standard, or to otherwise address the excesses of network tracking, AdNauseam allows individual users to take matters into their own hands, fighting back against unilateral surveillance. Taken in this light, the software follows an approach similar to that of TrackMeNot, employing obfuscation as a strategy to shift the balance of power between the trackers and the tracked. For further information on this approach, please see (...)
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #720 on: June 11, 2015, 11:04:55 AM »
http://adnauseam.io
Interesting, but maybe not as comprehensive as the collection of obfuscation methods involved in the JunkBuster approach:
Refer:
Wayback 2000: http://wayback.archi.../www.junkbuster.com/

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Config Descriptions
« Reply #721 on: June 16, 2015, 06:07:58 AM »
This is a handy utility if you like tinkering in the about:config to try and understand what the various config items do.
Config Descriptions essentially provides you with a view of whatever minimum documentation there may be in the code.
From the extension notes: https://addons.mozil...escriptions/?src=api

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Shows source comments for advanced application preferences in about:config

The about:config page in Firefox and other Mozilla software lists a litany of default and stored preferences, some better managed through options dialogs, the rest hidden for advanced users. Tinkering with the settings in here generally requires you to look up what they are online. Mozilla does, however, have its own documentation for many of its preferences in source comments in the default preferences files. This addon lets you see them in about:config.

This extension provides a quick way to view the information about preferences that is already shipped with your browser. For more detail and information about other preferences without source comments, you'll still need to look them up online:
http://kb.mozillazin...About:config_entries

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Re: Firefox Extensions: getlocalload - great idea.
« Reply #723 on: June 19, 2015, 05:44:10 AM »
@panzer: Thankyou - what a great idea. I had not known this technology (getlocalload.com) was available. Let's see how it works in practice now...

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Re: Firefox Extensions: getlocalload - great idea.
« Reply #724 on: June 19, 2015, 07:01:54 AM »
@panzer: Thankyou - what a great idea. I had not known this technology (getlocalload.com) was available. Let's see how it works in practice now...

I notice the extension says it works on FF 4 .. 26
I guess I will find out soon if it works on the latest FF?  :)