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Show HN: URLColors – Chrome Extension to Visually Distinguish Envs Based on URL (chrome.google.com)
23 points by zoba 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments

Ugh I need this in Firefox! For "Reasons" I don't use chrome for my different environments but this is super useful!


I don't use Firefox, but looks like it may be a relatively easy process to port it over?

This extension is also essentially the same as the example Firefox WebExtension [1], so this should be relatively easy to implement yourself.

[1] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Yo...

You could try to use a Firefox addon that enables installation of Chrome extensions in Firefox.


Awesome. I wonder if we can do the same thing in terminals(iterm/terminal) when we connected to prod hosts via SSH.

That's one of the reasons I made the switch to iterm: https://www.iterm2.com/documentation-automatic-profile-switc...

The actual automatic profile switching can be a bit of a pain because you need to install the integration on each machine you ssh into. But iterm also gives you access to a bunch of proprietary escape codes, so I was able to just wrap ssh in an alias that would automatically change my terminal colors and display the ssh command as a badge in the corner to keep my dumb ass from accidentally screwing up a server.

That would be great. Good idea.

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