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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2009, 12:03:17 PM »
Now that's a find! Thanks, Jim!
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2009, 12:42:18 PM »
Every wonder why certain websites still know who you are even though you delete cookies and take other precautions? Well let me introduce you to something called "LSO". Which stands for "local shared objects". This is something Adobe's Flash uses and they are not deletable. :(  If you want a better explanation than I can give take a look at Wiki's entry for LSO

The good news is that if you use FireFox there is an add-on that can help deal with the situation. It's called "BetterPrivacy 1.29" You can find it here...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623

You can also somewhat control the content of LOS's by using Adobe's Website Storage Settings panel which can be found Here
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2009, 02:27:38 PM »
Thank you, Jim! I grabbed it!
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2009, 05:14:42 PM »
I have been using that extension for a while and it is good. It does cause some problems, especially on multimedia sites like Youtube, but I would rather deal with some minor problems than allow a flash program to track me. I just installed Flash CS4 Pro and there are some really amazing things that can be done with it - and some very scary things if used by a nefarious individual. 

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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2009, 06:44:07 AM »
Yes, it's true that some of the add-ons I've recommended will "break" websites when you visit them. This is true especially for the addon called "No Script".  But I'm with you... a little annoyance is worth the price.
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2009, 07:29:17 PM »
Ok my privacy conscious friends. Ever wanted to be able to watch those who are watching you as you surf from one website to another? Well now you can with these two addons. They will actually tell how many and which (who) websites are tracking your browsing habits. Take a look for yourself. Be warned it might make you a little paranoid.

Ghostery  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9609

Ad Hacker  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11493
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2009, 05:00:41 AM »
Great tools, Jim. Thank you!
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2010, 10:37:35 AM »
Back in reply #21 I talked about LSO's and a Firefox Addon to manage them. Well here is someone who does a much better job at explaining than I do LSO's and how they operate.

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=1424&tag=nl.e011
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2011, 09:44:39 PM »
Okay - this is THE BEST add-on I have seen in a very long time!

PHOTOBUCKET ADD-ON!

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10035/

I am constantly in and out of Photobucket and this is a huge time saving tool.  After you install the add-on, Right click on image you want and wahlah ... you get an instant log-in to Photobucket and instant upload. This completely bypasses saving the photo and then uploading.

What a fabulous new add on. Bravo Firefox!
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2011, 07:24:06 AM »
Ad Hacker and Ghostery are causing Firefox to crash lately. I have disabled them until I can discover why. Reports have been sent to Firefox but I wonder if there is something to be done? Am thinking of uninstalling and reinstalling them. WDYT? It seems the most obvious thing to do at the moment. Anyone else experiencing this? Of course, the fact that I downgraded back to Firefox/3.6.17 needs to be considered. 
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2011, 07:36:04 AM »
It did it again citing Photobocket Uploader, Keyscrambler and Print to PDF. Hummmm. I uninstalled them.
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2011, 10:24:54 AM »
Your problem may be that when you installed FF4 that the add-ons were also upgraded. When you uninstalled, it may not have uninstalled the latest versions of the add-ons which probably incompatible with FF3.*. Hence, crash, crash.
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2011, 04:26:51 PM »
Yeah, I believe that is it. I have made the necessary adjustments. So far, so good.
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2011, 01:54:57 PM »
Forecastfox 

I got a chance to play last week, and loaded this one. I have never had a weather forecast be accurate where we are but thought I'd give it a chance. Yesterday, it started to rain (Praise the Lord!) so I checked to see what the little icon showed - it at least showed gray clouds, so that was an improvement. A few minutes later it changed to the rain icon while we were experiencing a downpour to rival Sybil's recent experience, pea sized hail included, for more than an hour. Not that we are in an enclosed room and can't see what's happening outside, but now I know the weather service is reliable for what will happen tomorrow. Yesterday it said more rain late this afternoon and the clouds are rolling in. Nice add-on!  :)

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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2011, 07:24:32 AM »
 ;) I have come to rely on it. Thus far it is quite accurate on what is happening in my front yard.
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2012, 08:44:29 PM »
Tracking the Trackers add-on. The author explains this addon here.

You can get it here.
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2012, 09:09:55 PM »
Got it! Thanks! I have 2 trackers, so far and am still testing to watch it grow.
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2012, 09:17:17 PM »
In this same vein ... here is a Do Not Track for such things. Have you experience with it?

http://www.abine.com/dntdetail.php?
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2012, 05:29:08 AM »
Once I had that installed but because I already had ghostery installed it never caught anything.
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Re: Firefox extenstions and add-ons
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2012, 05:36:29 AM »
Ghostery does a very good job. I see Collusion did catch a couple Ghostery did not get. I want to keep Collusion a little while longer, though, just to test it out.
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