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Image Blocking Notification

With add-ons like Setting Sanity and Image Block, you can easily block images in Firefox by pressing a toolbar button, but what if you want to use a hotkey instead? Picture Blocker is a new extension that makes it possible. [click to continue…]

Come back “Block image from ad.sites”

Disabling images can help you to load web pages faster. It is definitely helpful for those who have slow connections. If you’re interested, there are a number of ways that you can choose from to block all images completely or images that come from certain websites only: via Page Info, About:config or using add-ons to block images in just a press of a button. [click to continue…]

Auto Unload Tab's Right-Click Menu

Opening too many Firefox tabs and keep them visible all the time can lead to a ridiculously huge memory consumption, which is why you may need an extension that hands you the ability to unload tabs either manually or automatically. And this one, Auto Unload Tab, is probably the extension that you’ve been probably looking for. [click to continue…]

Windows 10 icons

One of DeviantArt users, Hamedsp, has created a nice pack of Windows 10 icons that you can use to replace the default icons in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. [click to continue…]

Tab Data is a Firefox extension that lets you know how much memory used for each active tab in the browser. A few seconds after installed, it displays the memory on the left side of the tab’s title, and add its own icon on the navigation toolbar.

While it is nice to find out which tab/site that use a lot of memory, the way it displays the information isn’t as it makes the tab’s identity becomes less recognizable.

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And it is worse if you open many tabs or if you have set a smaller width for each tab than the default’s. See the image above? All you can see are just numbers and icons on each tab.

Furthermore, if you decide to disable the memory usage tracking, the numbers aren’t removed from tabs that left you no choice but to reload the pages.

Its icon on the toolbar itself reveals some additional information and options to adjust the way it works:

  • How many tabs that are currently opened, including the unloaded ones.
  • How many tabs that has been opened in current session.
  • How many tabs that has been opened since the add-on was installed.
  • Show memory consumption of each tab—unfortunately, it stops working when the option “show memory usage in tab” disabled.
  • Enable/disable memory usage tracking.
  • Change the memory collection interval.
  • Show/hide memory usage in tab.

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Tip: The add-on updates the memory information for each tab according to the collection interval, and when it happens, your browser may stop responding for a few seconds. Therefore, you should consider changing the interval to a longer period, which can be done from its icon on the navigation toolbar.

Despite all of its drawbacks, which hopefully will be fixed in the next version, Tab Data is still a relatively nice tool to investigate which web pages that have the highest contribution to the high memory consumption in Firefox.

Displaying unique favicon to each link listed in Google Search result isn’t just a matter of appearance. It can help you find the answers you actually want to read more quickly.

Just a quick glance of the favicon and you will know instantly where the result comes from, provided that you’re already familiar with the favicon. It’s a little bit faster than reading the small, long URL line below each result’s title. [click to continue…]

Is it possible to automatically send full articles from Pocket to Evernote? Yes, it’s possible. While Pocket is a great app for quick-saving and reading web contents, Evernote is a better option for archiving articles. It may look overkill to use these two to manage your article collection, but I use them to prevent Evernote from being cluttered. [click to continue…]