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Ask HN: Excluding privacy ones, which Firefox plugins do you use regularly?
16 points by prower 5 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 24 comments
Excluding Ublock Origin, Facebook Container, Privacy badger and the other privacy-focused addons, what other addons you use most often? Personally I couldn't work without Panorama View (to create tab groups on the fly, which will get deleted as soon as I close the window), and for home I live on the shoulders of Speed Dial and Keepa Price Tracker for Amazon items.

What other nice ones do you use?

Coil is a Web monetization provider that streams micropayments to sites with a monetization HTML tag. For $5/month, I support the sites I actually spend time with and then don't feel bad about blocking ads.

https://coil.com/ https://webmonetization.org/

I have a few websites. I figured I'd go set this up. Can't be more than just sticking a meta tag in your html with a bitcoin address in it or whatever right?

No, you need to sign up with coil.com first, and then you need to sign up with some wallet provider as well and hook them up together or something.


How else could it work? Maybe build that.

"Can't be more than just sticking a meta tag in your html with a bitcoin address in it or whatever right?"

My https://histre.com/ (Effortless Knowledge Base)

- Save your open tabs and then restore them later, or in a different browser, or send the collection to someone else https://histre.com/blog/save-restore-tabs/

- Highlights in any website that persists even when the website changes https://histre.com/features/highlights/

- Shareable notes, tags, and bookmarks

- Share your Hacker News upvotes with your friends https://histre.com/blog/share-hackernews-upvotes/

- Optional tree-style web history

Tab Tosser automatically closes tabs I have ignored for too long to free myself of digital clutter (with some safety features).


Admittedly, I made it, but other people seem to enjoy it and Apple thought it was such a great idea that it later built the functionality into Safari.

I keep changing my addon list bar the privacy focused ones depending on the support an addon gets. These days I'm mostly using these:

1. Simplify Gmail: Brings the look of the good 'ol Inbox on desktop - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/simplifygmail...

2. Behave: Addon that recognizes DNS Rebinding attacks to Private IPs - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/behave/

3. Firefox's Multi Account containers: Lifeline of someone with multiple accounts that need switching. Also the superset of the facebook container - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/multi-account...

4. YouTube's search fixer: a HN user shared this sometime ago and it's been really handy so far. Removes suggested results and overhauls some UI elements to look cleaner on desktop - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-suite...

5. Web Archives: presents cached versions of web pages on more than 10 search engines- https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/view-page-arc...

Mostly I use two that I build for myself to solve my own problems.

calm closes all inactive tabs: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/calmdown/

notetab opens a tab to take notes: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/notetab/

Maybe someone else will find them useful.

I use: user JS, user CSS, request/response rewriter, request blocker, URL rewriter, toolbar fixer, status bar fixer, gopher, cookie editor, relative location bar, script disabling, HSTS disabling, and adding a "view source" option into the download menu.

(But I think, an entirely new web browser should be made up instead, in order to be improved in many ways. For example, one thing I want is a ARIA view, but there is also a lot more, that requires changing things that isn't easily or efficiently or even possibly done by the use of extensions. Other thing would be to allow all pictures (mostly animated pictures) to be treated as videos, so that it can be paused, rewound, fast-forward, etc.)

Stylish. I'm restyling sites with poor typography like Hacker News to make them more readable on my HiDPI laptop. I also use Vimium and ad blockers.

Luckily for me I was mistaken. :) It's Stylus I'm using not Stylish.

Whew :)

I've installed extensions to un-shorten Twitter links and make Google search results link to pages directly, but they break on a regular basis.

For tabs I use Tree Style Tabs, and a little UI tweak I like is Reload in Address Bar. I also removed all of the space around the address bar because it gives me more space to work with when editing URLs.

I use Pinboard, and the Pinboard+ extension is very unobtrusive. In fact I usually forget to use it :(

YouTube Video Downloader to… download videos from YouTube. I mostly used this for conference talks I wanted to queue up and watch while flying, but not traveling so much these days.


Tampermonkey: modify your favorite sites with JS and CSS

Remove YouTube Recommended Videos, Comments: prevents me from falling down the rabbit hole.

Disable Facebook News Feed: I haven't seen my FB feed since Feb 2019. Love it! I can still lookup friends to see what they are up to, but I don't let an algorithm tell me what is important.

(These are all Firefox extension names, I'm sure their equivalent exists for Chrome).

BetterLoopy to autorepeat music videos - https://github.com/piyushsoni/BetterLoopyForYouTube

Dark Reader and Vimium-FF.

Surprisingly Dark Reader is a lot more advanced than most other dark mode extensions, but its privacy policy looks much better privacy-wise.

Tree style tabs lets me manage hundreds of open tabs. Auto Tab Discard stops them from crashing my system.

Dark Reader, I don't care about cookies, cookie autodestroyer, noJS.

Imagus for zooming into pictures

Buster to bypass Google captchas

They both work fine on Chrome also

1password is my big one.

Down Them All. Even used in LAN for batch transfers ;)

invidio.us redirect from YouTube

Zotero connector

Bulk downloader

Emacs capture


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