Archive for the ‘Broswer Plugin’ Category

uBlock Origin

A few years ago I discussed Adblock Plus. At the time this was a great tool, but it has become somewhat bloated and will now allow advertisers to bypass its filters if they pay Adblock Plus. The replacement is uBlock Origin. It does the same ad blocking (right down to using the same curated lists […]

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 8:16 am by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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User Agent Switcher

The Firefox plugin User Agent Switcher is a quick and dirty way to often get past login requirements on several news sites. By setting the plugin to report that you’re the GoogleBot, you can often view content on sites that would otherwise require a login. This works because sites will allow Google to browse their […]

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 11:00 am by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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TwitterFox

I’m using TwitterFox within Firefox to keep track of everything on Twitter. The add-on sits in the status bar and pops up a window similar to the update available window with any new tweets. The timeline is nicely color coded so you can quickly tell apart you normal messages, @ replies and direct messages. It […]

Posted on January 25, 2009 at 11:00 am by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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ForecastFox

ForecastFox puts a highly customizable forecast inside Firefox. You can include up to a 5 day forecast with temperature, precipitation type, wind speed and other information as well as the current conditions including heat index or wind chill and the current radar image for your location. ForecastFox will also pop up severe weather alerts, such […]

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:00 am by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Adblock Plus

Firefox is fast, but you can squeeze a little more speed out of it by not having it draw all those ads that are on almost every web page. I use Adblock Plus to keep them from showing up. It works great, blocking nearly every ad and not messing up the page layout. If you […]

Posted on January 7, 2009 at 11:00 am by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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