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Chrome Store Foxified: Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/27

Most of my browser life is in Chrome, but the memory consumption and CPU usage has increased so much over time so it, err, become less than optimal.

Given the new FireFox is supposed to use far less memory and CPU than previous FireFox versions, I want to try it, but since so much of my Chrome life is about Chrome Extensions, I was glad to discover [WayBackChrome Store Foxified

by Nicolas AragoneNoitidart
Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox. Point and click to install Opera/Chrome extensions straight into Firefox.

via:

–jeroen

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To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

I totally agree with [WayBack] To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No.

Why I am running an Adblocker. Also, it does not matter any more what you do. Running an Adblocker is a necessity because of the things below.

“No exceptions”.

Because it’s over – it may be your site that is better, but I don’t care any more.

Just running an Adblocker, revoking JS and Plugin privileges, and blocking third party bullshit everywhere, because that’s a secure default and a significant cognitive simplification.

The group you are part of, if you want it or not, made that necessary. It’s the world your people created. You will have to live in it, no matter how much of an exception your site is.

–jeroen

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How to enable JavaScript in your browser and why

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/02

Just in case it’s not enabled yet: How to enable JavaScript in your browser and why

It even has some html to redirect to it, which I’ve replaced with the wayback machine (and put into a gist as WordPress kills noscript tag blocks and everything they contain.

I needed it as at a client site, one of the embedded devices would show the message “Javascript is required to use this web portal” in various web browsers so I had to check the JavaScript status in each browser.

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Development, Firefox, Google, Internet Explorer, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Opera, Power User, Safari, Scripting, Software Development, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Cleaning up C drive space temporary internet files after upgrading to IE10 or IE11 – via AsiaTech Microsoft APGC Internet Developer Support Team

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/09

You’d think Temporary Internet Files from Internet Explorer will be in that directory, right?

After upgrading to Internet Explorer 10 or 11 that is not true any more.

I got the below batch file to cleanup the WebCache directory via C drive space is using up on terminal server after upgrading to IE10 or IE11 – AsiaTech: Microsoft APGC Internet Developer Support Team

–jeroen

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When your browser extensions go rouge…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/21

A while ago I suspected at least one of my Chrome extensions to do funny things.

In the end it appeared that “Live HTTP Headers 1.0.8” went rogue a while ago and has by now been removed from the store as this link is gone: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iaiioopjkcekapmldfgbebdclcnpgnlo ()

It was part of a much larger set of extensions that went away and isn’t limited to Chrome: other browsers with extension mechanisms suffer from this too. More links about this at the bottom of this post.

Which means that by now you should be really careful which extensions you have installed and enabled.

So, browse through these and ensure you’ve disabled everything you don’t need permanently:

On my system, I removed these:

When you go from Chrome to these URLs through the extensions page, it usually appends an UTM tracker like utm_source to the URL.

So I dug into that as well and found these links explaining them:

References:

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