Read this: The Best Browser Extensions that Protect Your Privacy @lifehacker.
I installed the following extensions:
A long time ago I also made a Greasemonkey script called BH IMDB/Word Highlight. This script is written for some specific sites in Hungary. However, you can take ideas from this how to highlight a text on a web site.
You have downloaded a Greasemonkey script but… how to install it?
Here I suppose you have the Greasemonkey add-on installed (Hey, what is GM?). Well, I didn’t find anywhere the option “install from local file“. A GM script is called
*.user.js and if you open the URL (
http://...) of such a script, GM will recognize it and offer to install it (for this GM must be enabled). However! If you open your script locally (
file://...), nothing happens. WTF?
Calm down. You know Python, right? The Swiss army knife of programmers. Just navigate to the directory where the GM script is located and start a web server:
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Now open the URL http://localhost:8000 , click on the user script and GM will offer to install it. Python, what would I do without you?
User scripts are installed in this directory: “
~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/gm_scripts“. Here you will find a
config.xml file too that is created by GM.
I installed this way this script: Greasemonkey: focus first input field. This script puts the focus on the first input field. I use it with Amazon and IMDB and works like a charm.
You want to become a Reddit power user.
Install the Reddit Enhancement Suite Firefox add-on. The result will be a Reddit on steroids :)
Let’s see how to install Adobe Flash under Ubuntu for Firefox properly.
Visit the official site (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/) and download the
.tar.gz file. Create a temporary directory (e.g.
/tmp/flash) and save the file there. This archive is a tarbomb, that’s why we put it in a dedicated folder.
Unzip the archive. There is a “
usr” subfolder whose owner and group must be set before copying it to “
/usr“. Switch to root (with “
su“) and perform the following actions:
chown -R root:root usr(where “
usr” is the subfolder from the archive, not the system folder)
- copy this “
usr” folder to “
/usr“, i.e. copy it to the system folder
(Of course, you can also do these steps with “
Finally, copy the file “
libflashplayer.so” to the directory “
$HOME/.mozilla/plugins/“. It’s very likely that this folder doesn’t exist yet so create it first.
Restart Firefox and enjoy the ultimate Flash experience :)
There is a webpage with lots of useful information and you want to highlight/annotate some parts of it for future references.
In my current case, I want to watch the videos of PyCon US 2013 but I don’t have much time so it will take some weeks till I finish them. In the meantime, I don’t want to forget which ones I had already seen. It would be nice if I could add some custom notes to the webpage that lists the videos. In addition, I want to see/edit my annotations at home and at my workplace too, i.e. it should be web-based.
Marker.to is a browser extension that does exactly this.
“Have you ever used a marker pen for highlighting your paper documents?
Marker.to will do the same for webpages! After you install a browser extension or bookmarklet and run Marker simply by clicking on the icon, you can highlight text on a website with your mouse.
Annotating helps to point out important information in long articles. Our annotator creates a special link for the highlighted version of the page (like http://marker.to/XYZ123). You can share it through Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, IM etc. Or just bookmark it with your favorite bookmarking tool, i.e. Delicious.
You can view highlighted page with any browser! No bookmarklet or browser extension is necessary for viewing.” (source)
- Top Web Annotation and Markup Tools (I didn’t try all of them)