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« on: January 10, 2023 @522.86 »

We've talked about browsers, we've talked about search engines, now I wanted to bring up: What browser extensions do you use, and which do you think you could recommend to others?
Here are some I consider indispensable:

uBlock Origin: A well know ad blocker that also blocks a lot of other stuff too.
LibRedirect: An extension that automatically redirects sites to alternative front ends, like youtube to individuous and wikia to BreezeWiki.
I don't care about cookies: Gets rid of cookie warnings.
Tab session manager: Allows you to save an entire session (i.e your tabs) with one click and then restore it later.
Simple translate: Allows you to translate bits of text or an entire web page.

I'm currently looking for a spell checker extension too, but haven't found any so far. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2023 @664.62 »

Multi-Account Containers is a must have for systems, especially combined with Container Home Pages.
Postlight Reader is great for browsing articles.
Save webP as PNG or JPEG is very convenient as a lot of sites switch to webP.
Stylus and Tampermonkey are also givens.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023 @776.85 »

https://unhook.app/ - Unhook YouTube is one that I find really helpful as someone that can get distracted for hours clicking from video to video. I use it to get rid of all recommended videos, and also redirect the youtube homepage to my subscriptions page, among other little changes. It lets you toggle the setting on and off as needed, but I keep those two on 24/7 cuz I know I will get stuck in a video watching loop if I don't.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2023 @506.30 »

Uh hm I have. UBlock Origin as mentioned. Textarea Cache because of unfortunate experiences of writing something right in the browser... ":grin:omg:n't Accept WebP" but I'm not sure if it's working anymore... I used Stylus on one website (can redesign a website for yourself). XKit but I don't know if it's working anymore either
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2023 @683.33 »

ublock origin (ofc), privacy badger, return youtube dislike, bypass paywalls, wayback machine, breakthrough twitter login wall, and clear fandom wiki pages myself
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2023 @952.93 »

Adblock, Wayback Machine, Honey (compares prices, finds coupon codes), CleanStreetView (removes most of the overlays from Google Maps).

I'm going to look at the paywall removers. I didn't think of one before until I saw debleb's post.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2023 @809.44 »

I also use uBlock and LibRedirect :smile:

others:

  • SponsorBlock - for autoskipping YT sponsor elements in videos
  • PrivacyBadger
  • Consent-O-Matic - Cookie notification automatically gets denied; switched to that after IDCAC got bought up
  • Don't accept image/webp
  • Cold Turkey Blocker
  • Cookie AutoDelete
  • Decentraleyes
  • HTTPS Everywhere (borderline useless at this point but sometimes handy with malicious pages
  • ClearURLs - nice so you don't copy the tracker stuff which shortens urls to send
  • Shinigami Eyes - people and publications get shown in a red color for specific dehumanizing views on a group of people
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2023 @940.83 »

I only use two extensions:

uBlock Origin, which doesn't really need an explanation for what is it but how I use it does. I have it on the most draconian settings I can set it to so I can block everything except for what I want to load. This includes blocking all images over 50 KB in size, disabling JavaScript by default, and dozens of blocklists to the point my dashboard (currently) lists: 1,628,489 network filters + 176,362 cosmetic filters.

LocalCDN, which for those who don't know, is a more up to date version of Decentraleyes. Setting it up is different than Decentraleyes, but overall it's much better with more features and the aforementioned more up to date part.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2023 @75.82 »

ublock origin is a must-have, in my opinion; can't browse the internet without it.

other extensions i use:
-auto tab discard
-bypass paywalls (another must-have imo)
-лагідна українізація (removes russian language options when looking for ukrainian results on google)
-to google translate
-docs after dark (a little broken, but dark mode for google docs)
-deadname remover
-reddit enhancement suite (probably going to uninstall this one as i don't really use reddit anymore)
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2023 @88.40 »

For me I use:
  • Fraidycat: A souped-up RSS reader that also handles most social media pages and some odder stuff like Steam game pages. Indispensable for staying informed.
  • uBlock Origins: Self-explanatory.
  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials: I honestly don't know what this does but when I changed my default browser it asked me to install it and I said sure, why not. I think it's the same as Firefox's built-in privacy blockers more-or-less. Might uninstall it sometime, idk.
  • Privacy Possum: I think this is a fork of Privacy Badger? I dunno why I switched but it must have been a good reason if I got rid of a badger-related thing on my home page. :b
  • Firefox Color: Custom themes for Firefox. I like matching my colourscheme to my wallpaper and desktop theme so this is nifty.
And now Unhook Youtube, thanks to this thread! Keep 'em coming, I love tricking out my computer with fun things.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2023 @109.98 »

my list:
  • BlockTube: block YouTube content, channels, videos and useless features such as shorts, the "Explore" tab and auto-generated lists (Firefox/Chromium)
  • SponsorBlock: skip sponsors, go to interesting parts of a video, etc (Firefox/Chromium)
  • Dark Reader (Firefox/Chromium)
  • Simple Translate: minimalistic Google Translate/DeepL extension (Firefox/Chromium)
  • h264ify: reconverts VP9/WebM YouTube videos to H264/MPEG-4 (it actually disables VP9 support) (Firefox/Chromium)
  • Hover Zoom+: enlarges an image by hovering the mouse cursor over it on some websites (Firefox/Chromium)
  • Zoom Page WE: recommended if you're on LibreWolf and you can't save zoom settings of a page (Firefox)
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2023 @159.36 »

i use ublock origin and sponsorblock. sponsorblock skips over sponsors, self promotion, etc segments from youtube videos based on user submitted data. its really handy and skips other segments as well, like non-music parts in music videos.
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2023 @375.22 »

MrBeastify :grin:

Also a fan of SponsorBlock, Return YouTube Dislikes, uBlock Origin, and Tampermonkey.
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2023 @424.13 »

For the uBlock users, this curated list of filters might be helpful to you. I'm sure it will grow in the future. Right now there are lots of options in regards to YouTube, but also some other filters for sites like GitHub or LinkedIn.
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2023 @438.82 »

 -- uMatrix --

I didn't see uMatrix being mentioned here, thought i should post something
to at least give some credit. It's from the same author as uBlock Origin,
although the github pages are a bit of a mess, it's like using uBlock's
advanced mode but being able to block elements bits by bits. It's a huge
waste of time but it made me realize what websites use what library or
what third-party resource, it's very powerful. It has a lot of settings,
you can relatively easily edit your rules, yada yada. It's great for
people who can waste a bit of time but can also appreciate watching
articles without being blocked by huge cookie-forcing banners.


-- Already mentioned --

I still couple it with uBlock Origin for the element specific blocking
(like removing some cookie banners).


It's already been mentioned here but Dark Reader is also fantastic,
enabling and blocking site by site and changing easily themes but
being able to go deeper and change the css is great.

Have a good day,
Urgelle.
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