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What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: August 15, 2015 04:35PM
Here's my list (using Safari):

1Password (a miracle; I use this multiples a day)
Shortly
Instapaper
uBlock
F.B. Purity (making Facebook a nicer UI)



M1 2020 Mac mini (16G 2T) Sonoma 14.x Dual 27" Dell S2722QC monitors M2 2022 13" MBAir (512G 16G)



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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: August 15, 2015 04:49PM
Adblock
NoScript
PrivacyBadger
Permit Cookies
Nuke Anything
Better Privacy
Classic Theme Restorer
Stealther
ShowIP
UserAgentSwitcher
QuickJava
1Password
TabMixPlus
Scrapbook
Nightly Tester Tools



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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: August 15, 2015 06:11PM
Ghostery, to stop the browser from reporting to sites without my permission. Speeds things up quite a bit, too.
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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 15, 2015 07:13PM
Ghostery
Classic Theme Restorer
Xmarks
Evernote
Some Flash blocker whose name I forget
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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: August 15, 2015 09:36PM
None at all…and I and my computer like it that way.

I'm perplexed as to why people feel these are useful. Safari and the OS have much of the functionality of some of these extensions built-in:

1Password --> Keychain Utility
Shortly --> a bookmarks bar link to tinyurl.com, etc.
Instapaper --> Reading List
uBlock --> Reader

Adblock --> uninstalling Flash takes care of the most obnoxious ads
UserAgentSwitcher --> Develop menu: User Agent



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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: LyleH
Date: August 15, 2015 10:02PM
1-ClickWeather
MLB.com Toolbar
InvisibleHand
YouTube5
PriceBlink
Incognito
The Tracktor
Ghostery
ClicktoFlash
FlashToHTML5
Reload Button
1Password
ClicktoPlugin
Adblock Plus
ScamZapper
Currently have MLB.Com Toolbar and 1-ClickWeather disabled.
May have some redundancy in these. Never seem to get beachballs, so why not... LyleH
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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: August 16, 2015 01:13AM
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LyleH
Never seem to get beachballs, so why not... LyleH

Performance, reliability, compatibility, security.
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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: August 16, 2015 01:48AM
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LyleH
Never seem to get beachballs, so why not...

In fact, some good reasons to.

Malvertising is a silent killer because malicious ads do not require any type of user interaction in order to execute their payload. The mere fact of browsing to a website that has adverts (and most sites, if not all, do) is enough to start the infection chain.

[blog.malwarebytes.org]

[arstechnica.com]

These latest attacks didn't affect sites that deal in torrents, warez, porn, etc., and they certainly aren't obscure. They are well-known, reputable, highly-trafficked sites.

I don't think anyone except Adobe would object to a Flash-free web, but pragmatically-speaking there are still sites that require it, as there are that require IE to function properly. For those who still must have it installed, and use it, it would be foolish to run without some sort of prophylactic.

Browsing smartly alone can't protect against all evils.



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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 16, 2015 09:55AM
I set a master password for Firefox and allow it to handle web passwords. Keychain for some others. A pencil and a notebook for others.
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Re: What browser extensions are you using?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: August 16, 2015 01:36PM
In Firefox:

uBlock Origin
Self-Destructing Cookies - Recommended on a thread here recently. Whitelist sites allowed to have cookies
EFF Privacy Badger - Newer ad network blocker. Evaluating.
Disconnect - Older ad network blocker

Omnibar - Single search & URL bar like Chrome
Close Button - Adds a Close Tab button on the toolbar
Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar

Oh also set Flash plugin to "Ask to Activate" built into Firefox, no extension needed.



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