what are some essential firefox addons?
bonus points if someone can tell me the name of an addon that had a background, clock, and a nice greeting message but can't remember the name of it
Tab Groups (if you're using a version that already has native tab groups gone)
Those are the ONLY thing keeping me on Firefox. DTA and Tab Groups are awesome
yes yes we get it you're too intelligent for such juvenile things as the appearance of a web browser you spend the majority of your day gazing at
fuck off you arrogant cunt go talk about how the government is stealing all your animu data
You've already lost any credibility
>muh dark as muh soul themes with some hacker green in it
>1 4m 7331 h4xx0r
Policeman (Cross-site request whitelist)
Ublock Origin (Ads blacklist)
Random User Agent (spoofing user-agent and a **lot** of other things)
Use uMatrix instead.
>Policeman (Cross-site request whitelist)
Use uMatrix instead (or uBlock Origin's Dynamic Filtering) instead.
>Ublock Origin (Ads blacklist)
>Random User Agent (spoofing user-agent and a **lot** of other things)
Use uMatrix instead
Yes. Or, alternatively, just block cookies entirely with the browser (or uMatrix) and allow by whitelisting.
No reason to use a bunch of old/inferior (NoScript), abandonware (Policeman) or redundant (Random UA) extensions.
DTA is a download tool not a privacy tool. Anti-Container is an extension of it to pick up more links
the single-link download has a nice text input which is waaay faster and less error-prone than navigate on the shitty default Save To window (you'll never accidentally click an existing file and almost overwrite it) . Renaming masks are sometimes handy. But really I like the text-input save location because I can pick a folder, example "4chan", and then quickly type the sub folder like "g" or "reaction faces". Same with porn, quick saving to specific folder.
I guess the bigger feature is the link scraper. You can filter URLs, extensions, etc. I have a custom regex filter for 4chan links which keeps out any of the reverse image search links that would normally get caught by the default image filter.
And typical download settings like rate limits, how many connections total, how many connections per server.
I take advantage of the keyboard shortcuts in the context menu also. Right-click on something, then hit "N" for downloading the link or "S" for the image. Right-Click then "N" on the page (not an image or link) to get the page scraper.
I also forgot that I have the addon Menu Editor to clean up the context menu, so there aren't any other shortcuts that use "S" or "N"
It's just waaay faster to navigate than the default save/download menus.
uMatrix is a more modern, lightweight and restartless extension which does more than just block scripts.
For example you don't need ReqPolicy or User Agent Spoofer if you have uMatrix = less extensions = less bloat.
It also doesn't have a history of redirecting you to its author's homepage after every update and displaying ads which are whitelisted by default in NoScript.
NoScript developer is shady as fuck.
Image Search Options
adds reverse image searching to any image
adds the much-needed Highlight All by default, and other assorted search tweaks
puts new tabs next to the current one instead of all the way on the right
kinda like Tamper Data but specifically for snagging video links. Useful for those super-pain-in-the-ass video sites that break their videos into multiple segments. Find all links with the addon, download with a DL manager, recombine
>Why should I care?
Are you seriously asking why you should care that an extension that promises to protect you against scripts, and includes whitelists for the developer's own scripts/ads (that could potentially serve you malware)? Why do you even use security/privacy extensions if you are this careless and naive?
It's beyond shady, it's potentially straight up dangerous. I'll never trust that fucker again.
This is the same arguments Adblock Plus shills use to justify the inclusion of "acceptable ads".
Yes, you can opt out of it. But why the fuck should you have to when there are better alternatives?
And more importantly how can you trust a company/developer with security/privacy when they have a history of shady shit like that? Who knows when the next update will "accidentally" re-enable acceptable ads or some other bullshit.
I know rite?
That means exactly what is written. The whole purpose of the GPL is that all users have the right to do it. If someone finds something specific, someone will normally issue a patch to fix it.
pretty sure it does it in the opposite order that I wanted. I installed this addon such a long time ago I don't even remember life without it
What are you not getting? That means nothing.
ABP is also (at least partly) open source but that doesn't mean people aren't using the vanilla build from Mozilla Addons complete with the acceptable ads bullshit.
Why download the source of ABP and remove the bullshit when you can just have uBlock Origin? Stop being autistic and make things inconvenient for yourself.
It only matters if someone actually does something about it.
For example, Adblock Edge was created because Adblock Plus was (is) shit.
But I'm not seeing any NoScript Edge ITT, do you?
Session Manager is an absolute must have, Firefox can forget your session if it crashes or you forget to press "Restore previous session".
Here's my list.
I use umatrix and ublock origin, https by default, no script with "allow scripts globally" ticked, just as an extra and laslty that disable hello / pocket / reader addon to remove teh useless things.
Someone tell me im doing it wrong, i dont think a better setup exists.
Of course. People are fine with Noscript. If people are not fine, then they will fork it. The fact that people don't fork free software doesn't mean anything. The only important matter is that the software is free.
>autocopy2 (copy on text select)
>grab and drag
uppercase'd are essential, others are just very nice
>US English Spellchecker
Flashblock isn't just for Flash. It keeps all video from automatically loading. If that doesn't annoy you, then it's not necessary.
To all you mpt-youtube-dl-binding people, you can just as well use SVPTube to autoplay every Youtube link that shows up in your clipboard with a player of your choice.
these are pretty much all essential:
- Auto Private
- Bookmark Shortcut Keys
- Bug 566510 - Allow multiselect operations on tabs
- Classic Theme Restorer
- Click to Play per-element
- Click-to-Play Manager
- Context Search
- Cut, copy and paste Tabs
- Expire history by days
- Mozilla Archive Format
- Private Tab
- Resurrect Pages
- Search Site
- Toggle animated GIFs
- uBlock Origin
- User Agent Overrider
>NoScript does so much more
No it doesn't.
All it does is some buzzwords like "clearclick" which blocking 3rd-party frames and scripts already protects you against.
Stop falling for all the memes.
>Government man in the middle's (rip, read, resign) all the relevant datacenters
ehh is still helps somewhat. The NSA was spying on google on the connection between their datacenters. Google found out and encrypted that traffic. Even spying in the DC, if the traffic is encrypted they can't do much with it.
security and privacy shit
umatrix definitely plus noscript maybe
self destructing cookies
stylish with a browser theme to mask ff in the systems native look
open with (mainly to pipe youtube to mpv)
shumway cause muh /f/
nightly tester tools
extension preference menu to more easily manage extensions
classic theme restorer if you prefer
tile tabs if you like
Image Search Options
exhentai easy because the cookie method has been really hit or miss for some time
here is a yui so you stop and look at my post
just set up palemoon for the first time on this craptop I got for $60. tried to customize the UI to save space while keeping it like how it looks on my desktop. also trying out windows classic theme and I like it so far.
as for essential addons, look at the guide on logicalincrements, though a good amount of those extensions overlap in functionality. ublock and/or umatrix is a must though.
>I'm too shit to use youtube-dl
just get baka-mplayer. it's MPV for idiots, no setup needed at all. then get the open with addon. add baka-mplayer as an item.
and you're done. enjoy just right-clicking youtube and twitch links and having them open perfectly in baka-mplayer. it has youtube-dl already included so no need to set that up either.
now if you can get off those porn streaming sites you won't need flash at all anymore.
thanks. what will you name the thread so I can search for it?
I tried writing a custom filter myself to get rid of all the associated image links but I never could get it right.
cool ideal but not really practical if you were to use it like noscript. not only would it be even more of a hassle for the user but most scripts you would block on a website don't have any valuable functionality (to you), so why wouldn't you block the entire thing? though I'm thinking of cross-site stuff. it would be nice to have like an "analyze script" button on an entry in noscript or umatrix or whatever that would open an editor and highlight the functions in the script. having to deal with those special scripts though, even if you saved alternative versions for each site would bog down the extension I think.
I thought of this because why whitelist google.com to execute any script it wants if i only want to enable captchas to work on 4chan.
I guess you are right , google obfuscates their scripts enough to make it a hassle.
yeah, and in cases like that where the script is part of authorization systems that link to even more shit it probably would break if you tried to slice it apart if you could even figure it out. after all something like that would be considered an attack vector for that software.