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WIN HOST - Dev version of popular blocker extension µBlock for Firefox released - gHacks Tech News

Maybe I'm overlooking something but I don't understand why people are using ad-blockers that run in their browsers ... In most operating systems there already exists an effective and resource-efficient way to filter network traffic by diverting specific IPs or URLs to the localhost. Using the hosts file, which exists in the BSDs, in Linux, in Windows etc., to filter out undesirable or dangerous stuff is in my opinion a much more universal and elegant method than browser based ad-blockers. I've been using this method since ages, first in Windows and now since almost 15 years in Linux, and I have never experienced any slow-downs or hang-ups. The hosts file I'm using is the 'classic' from ... http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm ... which currently contains over 15000 entries, is well maintained and updated each 4-6 weeks. I've written a short script which on boot-up looks if a new hosts file is available, and if it is, downloads and copies the file into the /etc directory. Cool! :-)

FIREFOX - 3 Step Problem Fix/Solution for Continuous Mozilla Firefox Freezing | Blogiac - A Journal of Personal Views on Things

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Continuously, after a fixed time interval, the browser freezes/becomes unresponsive momentarily, and then becomes responsive again. === TRY : Type "about:config" === Find or locate the preference "dom.min_background_timeout_value" === open up the dialogue box "Enter Integer Value" === change the previous value (which will be y default less than 1000) to a very large value, lets say 1000000

2014

FIR XPI - DEV - Force CORS Firefox Extension

a very simple extension for Firefox that adds the Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) Access-Control- HTTP headers to all responses before they're processed by the browser. This essentially disables the browser's same origin policy and allows cross domain calls even if the web server does not support CORS. The default setting adds the following headers to every response:

STY - USERSTYLES Rounded first and last tab - Themes and Skins for Browser - userstyles.org

A style I made for fun, to round the first tab top left corner, and new tab top right corner. A good demonstration of using child tokens

2013

CSS - USERSTYLES - Code for various Firefox elements? - forum.userstyles.org

You can inspect the Firefox user interface directly with DOM Inspector. (Which is not the same Inspector as in the Web Developer menu.) [addons.mozilla.org] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dom-inspector-6622/Click the icon in the upper-left corner of DOMi, the one with a pointer on it, then click anywhere in the browser to select an element; that element will be highlighted in the left column. Right-click the highlighted entry to display a context menu: "Copy Selector" suggests selectors for the element, "Set Pseudo-classes..." lets you switch on :hover. Notice that the browser itself is a document with its own URI, chrome://browser/content/browser.xul, Most of the browser chrome is XUL, but some, such as the Stylish editor, is HTML embedded in XUL. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/XUL

2010

Sécurité des navigateurs (Panopticlick ou comment une technique simple peut bousiller tout votre anonymat) - Wiki de l'internet libre - Korben

Des chercheurs en sécurité sont en train de travailler sur une technique pour dé-anonymiser les internautes. Il partent du principe que chaque personne possède un navigateur différent, des plugins différents, avec des versions différentes, des polices différentes, un fuseau horaire différent…etc. Et toutes ces petites différences, misent bout à bout, permettent au final de créer une empreinte unique du navigateur (donc de la machine utilisée pour aller sur le net). Ça, c’est ce que l’EFF a appelé Panopticlick et que vous pouvez tester en allant ici. Mais une nouvelle technique exploite les réseaux sociaux. En effet, en exploitant l’historique de votre navigateur, un attaquant (ou un espion ou une société privée) peut savoir sur quels sites vous avez été. il devient possible de clairement vous identifier en tant que personne lors de votre surf quotidien et ce même si vous passez par un VPN…

2009

HP Smart Web Printing - Choisir et organiser ce que l'on veut imprimer....

When I do need to print, HP's addon gives me the option to combine multiple web pages on one sheet of paper, eliminate elements I don't need to print, and it even allows saving to PDF. Always nice to see the big boys release something great for free.

Page Scroll __Marks Your Place on Lengthy Documents

Firefox with Greasemonkey: Page Scroll is an old-fashioned but practical user script that keeps your place when reading through long pages

2008

Screenshot Tour: A Closer Look at Fennec, the Mobile Firefox Browser

Mozilla's Firefox-like browser for mobile phones, code-named Fennec, has been released as a free alpha preview for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems (and Nokia N810 Internet Tablets). As you would expect with an alpha preview, it's a bit buggy, and not all the features are in place, but it's intriguing to see how Mozilla plans to smoosh Firefox 3's features onto the tiniest screens. If you want to know what Firefox on your phone might look like, read on for detailed screenshots and a rundown of Fennec's features.

2007

Web Surfing: Browse restricted websites with Virtual-Browser - Virtual-Browser is a free and anonymous web-based proxy service. ___Lifehacker

No software to install or complicated instructions to follow. Just enter a URL (website address) in the form above. Through Virtual-Browser, you can use websites but they cannot uniquely identify or track you. Virtual-Browser hides your real IP address an

Firefly ::A file browser extension __Modules pour Firefox

Browse your files as you would on Windows Explorer or Konqueror. Copy your files from one directory to another. Split the view to 2,3,4... as many panes as you like. Easily preview Audio/Video, Documents,PDF and image files.

CamZ Bar______Browse the Largest Live and Archived Live Chat Site on the planet!!.

Browse the Largest Live and Archived Live Chat Site on the planet!!... Version 1.1 — 30.11.1999

Hacking Web 2.0 Applications with Firefox

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This article looks at some of the methods, tools and tricks to dissect web 2.0 applications (including Ajax) and discover security holes using Firefox and its plugins. The key learning objectives of this article are to understand the:

Minimo, the Mozilla mobile browser_Mozilla Updates Mobile Browser [PC World]

"The newest version of Minimo, the Mozilla mobile browser, became available this week in the midst of changes within the Minimo project that make its future uncertain."

Top Firefox 2 config tweaks___Geek to Live: - Lifehacker

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How to modify Firefox's configuration (about:config) All this "advanced config" talk got you worried? Fear not, my friend. Here's the deal: Firefox's configuration is a long list of keys and values. To view this list, type about:config into the Firefox ad

2006

Tiny Menu_Exrention Firefox

Compress all of your menu items to one small entry.

Viamatic foXpose :: Mozilla Add-ons :: Add Features to Mozilla Software

Click on the icon in the status bar to view all the browser windows with a single click.

Nuke Anything Enhanced

Allows you to remove anything from any website.

IE View LiteIt _Extention Firefox_has a right click menu item to open a page in IE and a list of sites to always open in IE.

This is a cut down version of IE View by Paul Roub, which is 47.4 KB. All the same UI and features are there. It has a right click menu item to open a page in IE and a list of sites to always open in IE. Everything's just been rebuilt from the ground up t

FEBE __Extention Firefox to create a backup of all your installed extensions and themes

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This is a brand new Firefox extension that allows you to create a backup of all your installed extensions and themes. The backups are created in an installable xpi format so you can easily port them to another computer.

Colorful Tabs_ extentionFirefox

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A simple, but elegant idea: color the tabs in Firefox. Beautiful, and I love it.