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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:41 
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So I'm going to make the switch to the Chrome browser I think, just to help deal with the ridiculously wide images on here that IE11 cannot cope with.

What are the extensions you use/need that will enhance my experience?

I've already downloaded the Go Back With Backspace extension to re-enable the back button, but wondered if there was anything else I should get?

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:53 
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My most used extensions -

Adblock Plus
Honey (finds vouchers for websites as you're using them)
LastPass (for remembering passwords)
Xmarks (bookmark syncing)

There are others I use like Web Scraper for doing bulk scraping of website data and Fireshot for taking a screengrab of an entire webpage, but that's a bit more specialised

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:00 
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That Fireshot one is brilliant, I'm having that. Good selection of the others as well, hadn't thought about an ad-blocker.

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:00 
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General stuff:
uBlock Origin - block adverts
1Password - connect with 1Password
Always Autocomplete - stops websites using autocomplete="false"
Honey - automatically enters discount codes for you (although I've only had it work once)
Plain Text Offenders Alert - tells you about websites that don't encrypt your password
Pushbullet - shows phone notifications on your PC, and lets you send SMS messages
Reddit Enhancement Suite - makes Reddit look better
Reddit Notifier - tells you when you have a Reddit reply
The Camelizer - shows historical price data for items you're viewing


Developer stuff:
Chrome Logger - lets you use a PHP (and probably other backend languages) library to make stuff you write in PHP appear in your Chrome console
CSS Reloader - reloads the CSS without reloading the page
EditThisCookie - Lets you edit cookies
Eye Dropper - Gets colours from the page
Image Size Info - D'uh
PageSpeed Insights - Tells you what you should to to make the page load faster

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:02 
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devilman wrote:
Adblock Plus

Companies can pay ADP to not have their ads blocked, which is why so many people jumped shit to uBO.

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:09 
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Well worth moving over, I was never really bothered about moving until IE on Windows 10 which ran like shit for me.

Never going back, good list of extensions not really looked into this but will now :)


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:09 
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Thanks for the list as well Grim...

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:26 
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Grim... wrote:
devilman wrote:
Adblock Plus

Companies can pay ADP to not have their ads blocked, which is why so many people jumped shit to uBO.

Hmmm. Which adblocker is baked into Brave, I wonder


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:34 
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Grim... wrote:
General stuff:
Honey - automatically enters discount codes for you (although I've only had it work once)


I find it works best with Papa Johns :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:49 
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DavPaz wrote:
Grim... wrote:
devilman wrote:
Adblock Plus

Companies can pay ADP to not have their ads blocked, which is why so many people jumped shit to uBO.

Hmmm. Which adblocker is baked into Brave, I wonder


Neither. The method for adblocking will be pretty much the same across the board but it comes down to whatever list of objects each blocks. ADP will have baked something into their extensions to ignore instructions to block ads for their customer companies (or just hard-coded the list it uses to their own); whereas uBO will respect all block instructions without prejudice.

Anyway, I dug around and apparently Brave uses the AdBlock Easylist and uBlock Origin filter lists so the combination of those two should cover everything.


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 14:42 
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Fireshot yoinked, thanks! And I'll try a little Honey.


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 14:57 
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Some of my other, lesser- used extensions -

- User Agent Switcher for Chrome - Spoofs other browsers' agent strings. I can't remember what I needed this for at the time, but I've just left it installed
- Page Analytics (by Google) - If you're logged into your Google Analytics account and you're on a site you're linked to, you'll get on-page analytics
- Viewport Dimensions - As you resize the browser, you'll see the current viewport dimensions in the corner
- Print Friendly & PDF - I've a feeling I tried this before I found Fireshot as I can't remember why it's installed
- Whatfont - when enabled, hover over a bit of text and it'll tell you the font. Click the text for extra info
- FBDown Video Downloader - just to download Facebook videos

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
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Grim... wrote:
devilman wrote:
Adblock Plus

Companies can pay ADP to not have their ads blocked, which is why so many people jumped shit to uBO.


Cheers. I've just made the switch.


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General stuff:
Eye Dropper - Gets colours from the page


I used to use Colorzilla for that kind of thing, but then I switched to Color Cop which is a Windows program so I can use it to grab colours from any application.

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 21:04 
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devilman wrote:
- Viewport Dimensions - As you resize the browser, you'll see the current viewport dimensions in the corner

It does that anyway if you've got the the console open, doesn't it?

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 21:09 
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Grim... wrote:
devilman wrote:
- Viewport Dimensions - As you resize the browser, you'll see the current viewport dimensions in the corner

It does that anyway if you've got the the console open, doesn't it?


True. I can't remember why I initially installed it, to be honest.

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