Useful browser addons

Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
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46,865
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Post your "must have" browser addons!

Mine current top 3 are

Ad Block Plus (on a 2.5meg connection ads slow page loading considerably - 5 seconds to load a single page whilst all the ad scripts load is not acceptable).

FB Purity (aka facebook purity) highly configurable & allows facebook users to get rid of the junk on the site - Im not the slightest bit interested in what z grade so called celeb is trending so boom its gone)

Firefox classic theme restorer - older iss better :D
 
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Ad Block Plus (on a 2.5meg connection ads slow page loading considerably - 5 seconds to load a single page whilst all the ad scripts load is not acceptable).
Definitely my favourite. I liken it to noise-cancelling headphones - they just take away all the stuff I neither need nor care about. Funnily enough, they don't take away the ads on this site?? B-)
 
PaulR

PaulR

Dazed and Confused Admin
Staff member
Messages
16,261
My Satellite Setup
-----------See sig-----------
My Location
Wirral, NW UK and Vaucluse, France.
I had Adblock installed for a while but it slowed down the loading of pages so much I uninstalled it.
 
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
Messages
1,506
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
Firefox: uBlock Origin, NoScript, Default FullZoom, Master Password+
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
25,498
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
I heartily recommend four further Subscriptions for ABP (Over and above the usual Easylist):

Prebake (gets rid of many of the stupid EU induced Cookie advisory nags)

AdBlock Warning Removal List

Fanboy's Annoyance List

Peter Lowe's List



Get them here
 
rolfw

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,843
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
FBP is probably my favourite, dumped the ad blocker, didn't like it.
 
2cvbloke

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
Messages
9,586
My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
As I'm on Pale Moon, ABP has issues, so they recommend AdBlock Latitude which is made just for Pale Moon, the only other addon I use is myibidder which allows me to add auto-bids for ebay items right from the ebay listing... :)

I'll have to have a look at those additional lists for adblock though...
 
dankargo

dankargo

Regular Member
Messages
597
Location
Romford, UK
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised Dish (62e - 45w), Sky 28.2
My Location
Romford
Foxclocks (Firefox & Chrome) - Adds a bar at the bottom of your browser and let's you add times from around the world. Can be very very useful, especially when I need to buzz a friend a message that lives on the other side of the world (or not depending on their timezone!) and most recently came in good use for Chasing Midnight.

FoxClocks

HeaderTool (Firefox) - Simply modifies the headers in a webpage. Why is this any good you might ask? You can use it to fool a website into thinking you are in another country without the need for a VPN or a DNS unlocker. It works on most of the Scandinavian broadcaster sites (I use it to watch live streams of Denmark, Sweden & Finland's national channels)

Header Tool

(Here's my config - if you want to try it simply copy and paste this text into the Notepad style box that's displayed once the extension is installed. Flick the ON button and you should find the official sites for SVT, DR, NRK & YLE to name a few are available to watch live Header Tool - Pastebin.com)
 
battenfan

battenfan

Regular Member
Messages
493
My Satellite Setup
1.2m pf
My Location
60N 18E
Download Helper. To download youtube videos to watch offline.
 
pontiend

pontiend

senile member
Messages
2,736
Location
South Yorkshire
My Satellite Setup
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My Location
south yorkshire
This is an interesting one.Lightbeam for firefox.Developed by mozilla I think.
It shows all the trackers on the sites that you visit.Triangles are trackers.This is todays tally up to now.:)Satellites.co is on the right.
Another one that I use is Privacy Badger it blocks trackers.Thus you get few adds or banners.
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jeallen01

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Messages
3,705
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
I set up IE 11 (Yes, I KNOW a lot of people hate it anyway and move to something else, but it's OK for me!) to flag for me to accept or reject both 1st & 3rd party cookies - only accept a few 1st party and no 3rd party ones. Must change that to automatically the latter!
 
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
Messages
1,506
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
FF, "Simple YouTube MP3 Button" for fast audio download. Great.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
25,498
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
After seeing it mentioned by a couple of Members on other Topics, I've installed Ghostery on both Firefox and Edge.

Really good at speeding up page loading by minimising the intrusion of Trackers etc. I started by simply disabling everything possible, then selectively re-enabling stuff I actually wanted eg Facebook Social Plug-Ins. That's made dead easy by clicking on a Ghostery notification.
 
Topper

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Messages
22,447
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Still using Epic and as a Chrome user finding it really easy
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
25,498
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
ABP for Firefox now has issues with it dumping the Filter List whenever it feels like it.

The in-thing now is the uBlock Origin add-on, which was mentioned in passing earlier in the Thread.
 
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Archive-8

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I still use ad blocking dns set in the router.

All devices have adverts blocked, they really become a pain when using 4g.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
25,498
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
As many Firefox Extensions are soon to be rendered inoperative, once FF 57 is launched. I've been casting around for an alternative to the LiveClick RSS Feed add-on, which the author has stated he's not proposing to morph into the required new Web Extension format.

I've come up with "Brief".

Although currently using legacy architecture, it is going to be converted to WX.

I've been running it for a couple of days now, and I actually find it better than LiveClick.
 
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