As of February 2019, Firefox is the main web browser I use. I find it slower than Google Chrome (which I use for Facebook, Messenger, Gmail, and YouTube), but find its address bar more useful.
- Citewebgen (this is a rough draft addon I made for myself, to avoid the bookmarklet blocking on some sites)
- Make Medium Readable Again
- uBlock Origin
- Web Developer (for viewing the generated HTML source)
- Zotero Connector (I don’t actually use this nowadays…)
Due to the Firefox 57 upgrade, several of the plugins I used to use were marked as “Legacy” and are not usable. In particular, NoScript was at first unavailable, then available under the new extensions system in a new form. I didn’t like the new interface so I switched to uMatrix.
I have several custom keyword searches on Firefox. Following DuckDuckGo’s idea of “bang expressions”, I prefix each keyword with
! (even though I don’t use DuckDuckGo).
!g: google search,
!w: English Wikipedia,
!d: The Free Dictionary
!ia: Internet Archive,
!ias: save with internet archive,
!gooj: goo jisho (Japanese dictionary),
Note that for the Internet Archive keyword searches, use
%S rather than
%s for the search string placeholder. The latter URL-encodes the search string while the former doesn’t.
I used to use bookmarklets, but have since switched to using an addon (for citation generation) and keyword searches (for accessing websites).
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