Firefox extensions: What do you use?

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  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    I've slowly been installing programs on my new PC and, unless I'm missing something, I am amazed I need extension to manage zoom levels in Firefox. The PC is connected to my HDTV using a HDMI cable and with all other browsers I have the zoom level set to 120% and they work fine. Not Firefox / Cyberfox. It only changes the page I'm seeing and only until I close FF / CF.

    The NoSquint extension is no loner supported and I've found Default full Zoom Level which does the job.

    Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
  2. topo

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    i put the zoom funtion in the firefox tool area above bookmarks bar using the customize function. i have some websites set to 110 and others at various %. i think if you set the % you want and then close out and then go back your setting will stay, at least mine did
     
  3. Krusty

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    I wonder if it is because I have my privacy setting as "Always use private browsing mode"?
     
  4. mood

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    This could explain it.
    Zoom settings which are changed within "private browsing mode" are not remembered.
    But if you switch to "normal browsing mode" and set it to 110%, then switch back to private browsing mode, you'll have 110%
     
  5. Krusty

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    Hi Mood,

    I just tried that and it sort of worked. I had the Options page open when I changed Zoom and when I changed the privacy setting and restarted FF again the zoom was only activated for the Options page, not globally. :doubt:

    I might be better off sticking to the extension.
     
  6. Adric

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    Have you tried NoSquint Plus as an alternative. That's what I switched to.
     
  7. Joxx

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    Zoom Page is what NoSquint's former developer recommends.
     
  8. The Red Moon

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    im back to firefox and i use ublock origin and decentraleyes.
     
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    Canvas defender, greasemonkey, self destructing cookies, ublock, no resource URI leak, privacy settings and I just added this...

    Easily manages Firefox Add-ons from Panel or Sidebar.
    Also work with Greasemonkey and Stylish (you need to refresh list after installing/uninstalling user scripts or user styles).

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/simple-add-on-manager/?src=api
     
  10. The Red Moon

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    added self destructing cookies.
     
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    Here's my list (Cyberfox) - On the list, CyberCTR is CTR built into Cyberfox and I doubt if you could install Secret Agent in Firefox as it is unsigned.

    Cyberfox Extensions.jpg
     

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  12. Krusty

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    Sigh, this extension works exactly as I like but it is no longer available. I've just tried NoSquint Plus and I haven't really used it much but I'm not happy about the four new toolbar icons.
     
  13. Krusty

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    You need to install Theme Font/Size Changer to set global fonts in FF.
     
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  15. NormanF

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    If you have problems with reading fonts on some websites, click Options, Content, Fonts and Colors and set the size.

    You can go into Advanced and override websites setting their own font size by choosing and setting a minimum and maximum font size.
     
  16. Krusty

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    The main problem I have is on the rare occasion I connect this laptop to one of my TV's the whole page in the browser is too small on all sites. I've just connected now and Zoom Page WE seems to be dong the trick.

    When I'm up close to the laptop I can disable the extension and leave it disabled until next time I connect to the TV again.

    Cheers.
     
  17. bjm_

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    FWIW ~ I use built-in-zoom with modify zoom increments to my liking.
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  18. NormanF

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    No need for that - with Theme Font/Size Changer - you set a comfortable level - I set up mine at 16.5 and made it bold - for the font size.

    Easy on my aging eyes. In Windows 10, I set the title bar at 14, in bold.

    I set the text size at 11 - for Windows text size and the size is just right for good reading. The Windows default text size is 9.

    Works well and now I can see everything clearly.
     
  19. Krusty

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    I have my privacy settings set to "Always use private browsing mode" and that setting only works per site and is reset every time I close FF / CF.
     
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    Okay.
     
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  21. Krusty

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    That would be all well and good if it was a permanent setup I was after, but as mentioned, I hardly ever connect this laptop to a TV so having an extension I can enable or disable as needed suites me better.

    Thanks.
     
  22. NormanF

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    OK. I just wanted to point out people don't have to live with the default font/text size in Windows. There are ways to make it more readable for the long term. But for things you hardly ever use, its probably better to use a Zoom tool.
     
  23. ZMsiXone

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    Here's my list:

    *) uBlock Origin
    *) LastPass
    *) XMARKS sync
    *) S3. Google Translator

    *) Tab Mix Plus
    *) Classic Theme Restorer
    *) Stylish
    *) Status-4-evar
    *) FT Deep Dark
    *) FindBar Tweak
    *) Tab scope
    *) Super Drag
    *) Page Zoom Button


    btw:
    im using this add-on to change the zoom level of pages: Page Zoom Button.
     
  24. clubhouse1

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    Clean Uninstall

    Clean Uninstall cleans fingerprints (such as preferences) left by an add-on from your Firefox profile upon its removal. Usually add-on developers do not clear preferences created by their extension just before extension gets uninstalled. This leads to have a massive pref.js file once you have tried a few extensions. So after trying out a few extensions, although you have removed them, but your Firefox is not as responsive as it used to be. This extension notifies you about these preferences after an extension got removed.


    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/clean-uninstall/
     
  25. Krusty

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    Cool! That looks interesting. I wonder if it cleanly uninstalls? :D
     
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