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Author Topic: 15+ useful Chrome Extensions you might not have heard of  (Read 7976 times)
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« on: June 06, 2011, 07:30:52 AM »

Practicing my link-bait marketing headlines Wink On a more serious note, over the months I have curated a nice list of very useful Google Chrome Extensions so I thought some of these might be useful for you, they can be very handy in specific situations.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 08:35:02 PM »

Anyone using FlashBlock? The most annoying thing to me is sudden loud audio.  Not that the animations are great, but the loud audio sure is a pita!!

Just wondering if users are generally satisfied.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 08:37:51 PM »

Practicing my link-bait marketing headlines Wink

For that, ya might want to spell 'might' correctly?  huh lol   Cool

   
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 08:53:30 PM »

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Guess it applies to people who are only deaf in the dark.  smiley

Damn spell check!! Almost all my typos are a word in the dictionary!! smiley




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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 10:01:39 PM »

I use FlashBlock and am generally happy with it. The one feature I wish it had (which it may and I haven't found it yet) is to load *all* Flash objects on a page *one time only*/on-demand. Often times I find myself going to a site that has 5 or 10 *separate* Flash elements on it and having to click each one to enable is annoying, yet I may not want to white list the whole site permanently either. Maybe even a "temporarily white list this site" would be nice, so I could continue browsing the site that session even. Otherwise it's great though, no sudden Flash surprises! hehe.

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 12:12:50 AM »

Are you aware that your Adblock extension is not from the same folks who made the wonderful Adblock Plus for Firefox?

For that one you need to go here: Adblock Plus for Google Chrome (Beta)
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 12:55:56 AM »

I use FlashBlock and am generally happy with it. The one feature I wish it had (which it may and I haven't found it yet) is to load *all* Flash objects on a page *one time only*/on-demand. Often times I find myself going to a site that has 5 or 10 *separate* Flash elements on it and having to click each one to enable is annoying, yet I may not want to white list the whole site permanently either. Maybe even a "temporarily white list this site" would be nice, so I could continue browsing the site that session even. Otherwise it's great though, no sudden Flash surprises! hehe.

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Thanks for the info.  Mostly I just want to screen out sudden noise as I mentioned. I don't watch online video very often.  Maybe Leo Laporte on Twit TV now and then. smiley

I'll give it a try.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 01:31:39 AM »

Will these extensions work with Chromium or Srware Iron ?
Or they are only for Google Chrome ?

Thanks
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 03:06:23 AM »

Are you aware that your Adblock extension is not from the same folks who made the wonderful Adblock Plus for Firefox?

For that one you need to go here: Adblock Plus for Google Chrome (Beta)
Thanks for this tip smiley

There was a nice tidbit on a page for Adblock Plus for Google Chrome extension regarding the initially mentioned Adblock extension, FWIW:

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Please note that there is another extension called "AdBlock", which is not related to the Adblock Plus movement but also works great.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 03:37:36 AM »

Will these extensions work with Chromium or Srware Iron ?
Or they are only for Google Chrome ?

Thanks
SKA

All the Chrome extensions I've tried have worked in Chromium.  Iron I've had some that wouldn't work because the folders are not what the extensions expect.  I think Chromium you have better compatibility than Iron.  But I haven't tried Iron in 6 months or so.

I've been using Chromium nightly builds. Currently I'm using 14.0.786.0.  The only problem I'm running into is bookmark sync dupes.
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 06:36:28 AM »

Are you aware that your Adblock extension is not from the same folks who made the wonderful Adblock Plus for Firefox?

For that one you need to go here: Adblock Plus for Google Chrome (Beta)
Thanks didn't know smiley

By the way technically you don't need flash block anymore, if you go to Options > Under the hood > Privacy Content Settings > Plugins Block All. Then you can enable instances by clicking on them or whitelist plugins/sites.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 02:19:01 PM »

Are you aware that your Adblock extension is not from the same folks who made the wonderful Adblock Plus for Firefox?

For that one you need to go here: Adblock Plus for Google Chrome (Beta)
Thanks didn't know smiley

By the way technically you don't need flash block anymore, if you go to Options > Under the hood > Privacy Content Settings > Plugins Block All. Then you can enable instances by clicking on them or whitelist plugins/sites.

Nice tip. smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 04:42:04 PM »

Great list, Justice, thanks! Also,

Autopatchwork
Automatically loads the next page and inserts into current page when you reach the end of the page. like AutoPagerize.
https://chrome.google.com...aammbkgaiagooljfdepnjmkfd

Bookmark Sentry
A bookmark scanner that checks for duplicate and bad links.
https://chrome.google.com...bmgnimogcmcdenggkpdmihlga

Personalized Web
Tweak your favorite web pages on the fly! Also a perfect customizable AdBlocker and for using customized fonts.
https://chrome.google.com...mhobdfbponjpedobekiogmbco

Show Just Image 2
Removes garbage from many image hosting sites and displays the image only.
https://chrome.google.com...bckjnonfaeppcjoacnnfncain

Quick Extensions
Quick access your Chrome's Extensions page.
https://chrome.google.com...haekinagfbfcnofbpcbaigjdj

Session Buddy
A Flexible Session Manager for Chrome.
https://chrome.google.com...maakjimmfgnblocblbcdcpbko
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2011, 04:47:10 PM »

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Bookmark Sentry
A bookmark scanner that checks for duplicate and bad links.
https://chrome.google.com...bmgnimogcmcdenggkpdmihlga

Last time I looked at it dupes weren't handled.  I'm getting dupes on bookmark sync so I'm gonna' give it another try.
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 05:03:13 PM »

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Bookmark Sentry
A bookmark scanner that checks for duplicate and bad links.
https://chrome.google.com...bmgnimogcmcdenggkpdmihlga

Last time I looked at it dupes weren't handled.  I'm getting dupes on bookmark sync so I'm gonna' give it another try.


Just ran it.  Seems to do a pretty good job on bookmark dupes, but not folder dupes.  Still, it saves a lot of time.  Now if it just fetched favicons!! smiley
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2011, 03:05:03 AM »

Nice ones Bookmark Sentry and Session Buddy seem useful. BTW you should definately try out smooth scroll, it makes all the difference in how much better the experience is getting.
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2011, 01:13:27 PM »

I can't believe noone has mention Hover Zoom. This extension allows you too view full images in links and thumbnails without actually having to click in them or going to another webpage just to view 1 image. It saves me a lot of time while browsing.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nonjdcjchghhkdoolnlbekcfllmednbl
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2011, 04:07:42 PM »

You should definately try out smooth scroll, it makes all the difference in how much better the experience is getting.
Used to run it all the time, but with later Chrome versions under Linux/KDE, it wasn't significantly better. Great extension, still.

I can't believe noone has mention Hover Zoom.
Just did. Definitely something I will keep. Thanks for the recommendation, Alex!
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2011, 08:30:15 AM »

TabRocket is a must for anyone who uses more than one computer.  It basically allows you to push a tab from one computer to another.  (Requires that you use chrome's Bookmark Sync)
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2011, 11:37:46 AM »

I can't believe noone has mention Hover Zoom.

I just tried it. It was too annoying because it kept "previewing" the images at full resolution even when they were already being displayed at full resolution. I uninstalled it very quickly.
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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2011, 01:02:33 AM »

Started using "Use HTTPS":

  https://chrome.google.com...ednemejclpggpnhlhlhkmfidi

Added a custom entry for donationcoder.com and so far it appears to be working.

Any one else tried this?
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2011, 08:07:02 PM »

Started using XPath Helper today:

  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hgimnogjllphhhkhlmebbmlgjoejdpjl

This one generates expressions as well as provide interactive testing on pages in one's browser window.

It seems there are a number of different XPath-related extensions.

Any one have any recommendations?
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2011, 06:15:26 PM »

GIF Stopper
Stops animated gif images with the ESC key. Also works in Google+.
https://chrome.google.com...nielfeoillcfnbmkgliokndkm
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2011, 01:16:43 AM »

Mmm, GIF Stopper sounds nice.

Thanks for sharing smiley
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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2011, 05:50:25 PM »

The latest extension I've added is Downloaders

I use Free Download Manager. I was dragging links onto the target to download with FDM.  Downloaders makes it more convenient.  You can enable download with  your download manager via left click for listed file extensions. If I have a very small file or it's something I want to show up in chromium download status bar I can still right click and use "save link as."

I've been using it for a couple of weeks. I haven't noticed any weird side effects. Much better than dragging links to the target. smiley

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