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Favourite Browser Extensions

A short list of browser extensions I like to install so I don't have to go hunting when setting up a new machine:

(Very much under construction (redesign).


Extension Browsers Description/Notes
uBlock Origin uBlock sans Origin was acquired by AdBlock Plus and permits "acceptable ads" which they receive money for
uMatrix
NoScript Security Suite<
PrivacyBadger
HTTPS Everywhere
Temporary Containers
Privacy Settings
CanvasBlocker
FlagFox Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website's server and provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more...
This extension has a wide userbase and bears the Recommended by Mozilla badge; it is much more popular than Country Flags & IP WHOIS but less functionality. Use this if you judge risk by installed userbase.
FoxyTab Collection of Tab Related Actions e.g. Duplicate, Close Duplicates, Close to the Left, Copy Title, Merge Windows, Save as PDF, Copy Urls Tab/All/Left/Right, Host keep/close/close other, Sort by URL/Title, Asce/Desc, Move, Reload, Reload Timer
FoxyTab also displays a country flag for the geolocation of the remote host's IP however it provides a multitude of useful functions otherwise provided by several smaller extensions with smaller userbases. Do not use in conjunction with other flag-bearing extensions if your degree of autism conflicts.
Country Flags & IP WHOIS FireFox Adds a toolbar/address bar button with an icon of current location of the website's server. This information is extracted from the IP address of the responding server. The extension has a built-in table to convert the provided IP address to the country flag.
The most (useful) options on a geolocating, flag-displaying extension that I have yet encountered and the one I use personally.

Chrome/Chromium

  • uBlock Origin
  • ScriptSafe or NoScript (ScriptSafe has wider adoption on Chrome)
  • Privacy Badger
  • HTTPS Everywhere

Browser Logos created by Paul Irish used under the terms of the MIT License.

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