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Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

#46 Post by Marc » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:54 pm

Today I browsed the addons repo and found some interesting ones I didn't know about.
webfork wrote: * Hello/WebRTC is amazing but as it enables direct IP connections, it may carry a privacy issue.
Disable WebRTC
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... dl-hotness
WebRTC is a communication protocol that relies on JavaScript that can leak your actual IP address from behind your VPN, by default. This addon fixes that, making VPNs more effective [1].

[1] https://www.privacytools.io/webrtc.html

Source code is available here: https://github.com/ChrisAntaki/disable-webrtc-firefox

If there's an issue with the plugin, please let me know: https://github.com/ChrisAntaki/disable- ... fox/issues
Edit: There's a pref suggested in the addon comments...
In about:config, you can set media.peerconnection.ice.default_address_only=true. No need to completely disable WebRTC.
Source: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Media/WebRTC/Privacy "
Disable Visited Links
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefo ... l-othersby
Did you know that visited link styles allow websites to elicit web history? [1]

This plugin cleanly disables visited link styles.

[1] http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/css_calc/

Source code is available here: https://github.com/ChrisAntaki/visited-links-firefox
SoundCloud Downloader - SoundGrab
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... b-dl-users
Adds download link/button to all SoundCloud tracks and sets.
EPUBReader
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... b-dl-users
With EPUBReader you can read ePub files just in Firefox. No additional software needed!
And two addons more I don't know really how to tell if they are of trust...
ZenMate Security & Privacy VPN
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... b-dl-users
Unblock the web and change your IP with 4 locations across the globe. ZenMate secures your browsing with encryption - protecting you from hackers, snoopers and data thieves who prey on unsecure connections.
anonymoX
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... 91efa10e2c
Easy anonymous web browsing.
– Change your IP-Address and country
– Visit blocked or censored websites.
– Delete cookies, show your public ip, and more

We provide the proxy servers, no external proxies or other programs required

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Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

#47 Post by webfork » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:25 am

Marc wrote:Today I browsed the addons repo
Some good ones in there, specifically the soundcloud and epub reader.
Marc wrote:Edit: There's a pref suggested in the addon comments...
It's more about having a super simple way to disable several newer services some purists have had misgivings about. I mainly just really dislike Pocket (apart from the privacy/open source issue, their iOS client is total junk) and don't really have a use for WebRTC.
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Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

#48 Post by joby_toss » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:51 am

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/10/30/firefo ... -released/
Gorhill, creator of the popular uBlock Origin content blocker has released the first WebExtension version of uBlock Origin for Firefox.
...Firefox will stop supporting classic add-ons at one time in the not so distant future, and focus on WebExtension instead.

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Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

#49 Post by JaraM » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:48 pm

Grammarly - that's app to check grammar.

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Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

#50 Post by webfork » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:09 pm

webfork wrote:Pocket is a 3rd party service that Mozilla went with after an open source version of this same tool didn't take off. As I understand it, the program works a bit like Evernote in archving articles you care about.
I was pretty hard on this service in a previous entry so I thought I'd note that the program has been purchased by Mozilla and will be going open source, which is great news.
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Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

#51 Post by webfork » Mon May 29, 2017 6:30 pm

Initially mentioned by Freakazoid (and Ghacks), one of my favorite plugins Multifox has gone away for reasons unknown but the Firefox Test Pilot system Containers has appeared to take its place. Most people will use the program to allow logging into multiple instances of the same website (e.g. multiple Gmail accounts) but it also distinguishes Firefox from Chrome by making separate, distinct online identities that don't know about each other. So for example if you visit a medical website and your insurance company, an ad services cookie can't build a connection between the two.
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Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

#52 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:27 pm

One of the connections I spend a lot of time on lately has some connection issues so I went looking for a better Youtube downloader. I tested ~10 different tools both in and out of the browser, and found I most recommend the Youtube Video and Audio Downloader by InBasic.

EDIT: This was pointing to another downloader creator who makes Bulk Media Downloader: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... serprofile
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Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

#53 Post by webfork » Sat May 05, 2018 2:29 pm

So two new Firefox plugins of interest:
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