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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 [WayBack] Chrome Store Foxified

by Nicolas Aragone, Noitidart
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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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 »

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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Schlechte Nachrichten f√ľr Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.b…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/18

[WayBack] Schlechte Nachrichten f√ľr Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.box ist nicht mehr das, was es sein sollte. EDIT: Muahahaha … – Kristian K√∂hntopp – Google+

Now there is http://nic.box/ for the new [WayBack] box top level domain and AVM does not yet have the pre-registered fritz.box there effectuated (because .box is not in final registration state yet).

Kristian:

Schlechte Nachrichten f√ľr Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.box ist nicht mehr das, was es sein sollte.

EDIT: Muahahaha

kris@h1755802:~> host fritz.box
fritz.box has address 127.0.53.53
fritz.box mail is handled by 10 your-dns-needs-immediate-attention.box.

The joke is in the cryptic¬†“your-dns-needs-immediate-attention”¬†and usage of 127.0.53.53. to indicate a gTLD name collision.

Chrome knows about ICANN though and explains it in a slightly more readable form when browsing to http://fritz.box (:

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Letsencrypt and support for Google Chrome “Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017”

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/29

This week there was the very important Google Chrome Announcement: Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017 РGoogle Groups [Archive.is].

I’m glad that letsencrypt already submits all certificates to Certificate Transparency logs¬†[WayBack]¬†for X1 and X3¬†but there is more to it as you can read in¬†How Certificate Transparency Works – Certificate Transparency¬†[WayBack].

So there’s a¬†[Google Chrome] Announcement: Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017 – Feature Requests – Let’s Encrypt Community Support¬†[WayBack¬†and Archive.is].

Hopefully one or both of these issues see some progress soon:

–jeroen

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