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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 05:50    Post subject:  Browser extensions  

Has anyone found any extensions for the browsers they use which significantly enhance their online experience, or make better use of limited system resources?

I'll kick off with this one; I've found an extension called OneTab, which is available for both Chromium and Firefox and which converts all the tabs you have open into a list. Then you can just open them as and when you want.

Here's what its authors say about it;

"OneTab lets you easily export and import your tabs as a list of URLs. You can also create a web page from your list of tabs, so that you can easily share your tabs with other people, other computers, or with your smartphone or tablet.

You can drag and drop tabs in your OneTab list to reorder them. You can also hold down the Ctrl or Cmd key while restoring tabs and they will remain in your OneTab list (meaning you can use OneTab as a way of quickly launching a set of commonly used tabs). OneTab supports retina displays. Note that OneTab is designed to leave in place any 'pinned' tabs you have."

https://www.one-tab.com/

It's also free of charge and its creators don't ask for a donation. Well worth looking at IMO.

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 07:24    Post subject:  

'clear fields' adds a clear search and address bar button. useful when pasting with the middle mouse button.

'wheelclear' is similar but rolling the mouse wheel clears the search/address field.

'open with' this is really useful on low spec computers for streaming youtube, when you right click on a link you can set it up to open it in your default media player. you can also set right clicks to open in any other application.

i use palemoon and unfortunately firefox have now removed all legacy addons from their site, and so i've just been keeping my old addon .xpi files to use across installs. but today whilst looking for links to old versions of the addons that i posted above i found this .... https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive
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This catalog contains 75,929 versions of 16,706 Firefox add-ons created by 12,538 developers over the past 15 years using XUL/XPCOM technology before Mozilla decided to ruin the classic extensions ecosystem and go exclusively to WebExtensions.

it's an addon you install to give access to all the legacy firefox addons that have been removed. https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/releases

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 08:05    Post subject:  

I use with palemoon28 Tab Mix Plus to load one tab at a time when opening a folder of bookmarks. I have not found an extension of this kind for seamonkey 2.49.4: I use a workaround in latest seamonkey moving temporarily resolv.conf so all tabs in a folder open in error and then restoring resolv.conf I can reload tab by tab.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 09:57    Post subject:  

Hi, Colonel Panic.

I guess my best ones would have to be, in order:-

-uBlock Origin. Still the best lightweight ad-blocker out there.

-LastPass. Simply the easiest-to-use password manager there is!

-Save to Google Drive. Fred's GoogleDrive GUI app lets you upload/download from the desktop, but, for me (as a long-term Chrome user) this is a must in the browser itself. I believe there's even a version of this available for the Mozilla-based browsers, which does work with the new-style Firefox.....but it's unofficial, i.e., not sanctioned by Mozilla themselves.

-VideoDownloaderProfessional. 'Does what it says on the tin'; totally fuss-free, too.

And last (but not least).....Xodo PDF Reader/Editor. Indispensable. There is a way you can set-up Adobe's Reader 9 to automatically open PDF documents selected in the browser, but it is SO much hassle to do so, I just can't be arsed wi' it..!

My "two-penn'orth", FWIW.


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 17:17    Post subject:  

Thanks to everyone who's posted here for their suggestions! I shall have a look at all of these, but having an older computer I'm particularly interested in any that help me save system resources such as that one of Phil's which enables me to stream a Youtube video with a media player, watchdog's one for loading a folder of bookmarks one at at a time, or Mike's one for downloading videos.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 18:41    Post subject:  

666philb wrote:
<snip>.......i use palemoon and unfortunately firefox have now removed all legacy addons from their site, and so i've just been keeping my old addon .xpi files to use across installs. but today whilst looking for links to old versions of the addons that i posted above i found this .... https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive
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Classic Add-ons Archive
About

This catalog contains 75,929 versions of 16,706 Firefox add-ons created by 12,538 developers over the past 15 years using XUL/XPCOM technology before Mozilla decided to ruin the classic extensions ecosystem and go exclusively to WebExtensions.

it's an addon you install to give access to all the legacy firefox addons that have been removed. https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/releases


Brilliant find, Phil. I'll archive a copy of this for anybody who might want it.

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 19:47    Post subject:  

Cool DITTO! Way to go, Phil!
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 20:42    Post subject:  

666philb wrote:
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it's an addon you install to give access to all the legacy firefox addons that have been removed. https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/releases


THANK YOU 666philb Exclamation

Excellent for us Pale Moon users



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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 21:26    Post subject:  

Now, then. I've hit a snag at the first hurdle.

You can't install the .xpi file (I've just tried this in Watchdog's 45.9.0.ESR release - which is covered, apparently), because (wait for it, wait for it) the .xpi file itself is 'unsigned'. So it refuses to install.....

Bear in mind I'm not an habitual FF user, so I am not at all familiar with the multitude of 'tweaking' you can perform in about:config. Any ideas, anyone?


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 21:41    Post subject:  

Mike, "about:config" >> then search xpinstall. You'll know which...
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2019, 15:08    Post subject:  

Mr. Green Dont'cha just love Google try'n to listen in on one of your CC transactions? Just great!



Interesting to note this "Classics" thingy offers to list versions of a given add-on.

The latest and those compatible with the FF PaleMoon's been built upon.

A quick test tells me one not targeted for the correct FF version may NOT be fully compliant.
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Apr 2019, 07:28    Post subject:  

A good article in PCMag magazine, which describes eighteen useful extensions for Firefox Quantum (including One Tab, which I've mentioned);

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/359099/the-18-best-firefox-quantum-extensions/18

I'd also mention Tabliss, which displays an often pretty picture whenever you open a new tab.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Apr 2019, 16:31    Post subject:  

Thanks to all for this most useful thread.

I’m looking forward to exploring Phil’s GitHub link in detail as soon as I can, but right now I’m fulminating over serious omissions from the latest Palemoon versions. (I’m on 28.4.1 presently).

The old Seamonkey gave me the power to block animations, and I’ve had ‘em blocked for nigh on ten years (Mike’s running dog avatar is really beautiful, but I come here to read, not to gawp, and I find all animations intensely distracting and irritating).

It also allowed me to block images from specific sites. This was very useful, because the irrelevant stock images with which newsmedia editors now compulsively plaster news items add hugely to the data usage for which I have to pay.

The latest Palemoon offers neither. A noble dev has provided a ‘stop’ button addon which I have downloaded, but it is no substitute for the fuller control which Seamonkey offered.

Any suggestions as to how any better control may be regained via addons or otherwise would be much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Apr 2019, 11:26    Post subject: Legacy firefox, palemoon, seamonkey Addons  

Just thought that the above title might help when searching for this thread.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Apr 2019, 15:14    Post subject: Re: Legacy firefox, palemoon, seamonkey Addons  

mikeslr wrote:
Just thought that the above title might help when searching for this thread.

Good idea! You put it there, so you'll probably remember it when you're looking for this thread, and it's not off-topic or confusing. Smile
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