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Old 04-07-2013, 05:54 AM   #1
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Default Your Favourite Browser Extensions/Add-ons

So I thought I might post this thread to see what everyone's favourite browser extensions/add-ons are. Some of mine would have to be Ad-block-plus, I don't have all that many and I am looking for some new ones to try out.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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Firefox with Ad Block, NoScript (invaluable), Downloadstatusbar and DoNotTrackMe. Oh and the one that brings up your homepage when you open up a new tab (very handy).
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These are all for chrome. There's probably equivalents for firefox and other browsers.

Google dictionary - allows you to simply highlight a word to get a definition. I don't use it very much, but when I do, it's pretty nice.

Webpage screenshot - Pretty self-explanatory. It lets you take a screenshot of entire webpages, even if they're bigger than your monitor.

Session buddy - allows you to save and manage browsing sessions

Hover zoom - This is probably the most useful one. All you have to do is mouse over a thumbnail or image link and it shows it to you. Makes websites like reddit so much more usable.

Adblock plus - self-explanatory.

YTshowrating - It shows video ratings for the related videos on youtube. Pretty useful if you like to watch random videos sometimes.
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I don't use any tools, they make it slow, so I just stick with adblock.
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thanks foothead. i'll check out Google dictionary and hover zoom.

I use Adblock and something called "Select and Speak"
Select and Speak is a plugin that gives you the option to make the computer read up text that you highlight.
i use it sometimes if one of you guys post a large post. if i don't feel like reading it all, i'll just highlight it and make chrome read it out loud.
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i'll gladly recommend Google dictionary and hover zoom
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I like the sound of the speaking one.
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Firefox, I have used it like since it first came out.

I wont be converted to dumb Chrome. LOL
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Firefox, I have used it like since it first came out.

I wont be converted to dumb Chrome. LOL
Chrome isn't dumb, All browsers have features that others cannot do.
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Yeah Chrome has it's good and bad sides.

I dont use Chrome coz I am paranoid that Google is watching every move I make.
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