As of March 2017, Firefox is the main web browser I use. I find it slower than Google Chrome (which I use for Facebook, Gmail, and /g/), but find its address bar and some plugins more useful.
- HTTPS Everywhere
- Privacy Badger
- uBlock Origin
- Web Developer (for viewing the generated HTML source)
- Zotero Connector
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.
Here are the bookmarklets I use:
“IA” (Internet Archive)
“DOM” (dump the DOM in a new tab)
“Cite md” (the Markdown version of Citewebgen)
“Cite mdfn”, the Markdown footnote version of Citewebgen
I have several custom keyword searches on Firefox. Following DuckDuckGo’s idea of “bang expressions”, I prefix each keyword with
!g: google search
!w: English Wikipedia
!yt: YouTube (actually sound doesn’t work on Firefox now ever since they dropped ALSA support, so I don’t use this much now)
!d: The Free Dictionary
!ia: Internet Archive
!ias: save with internet archive
!gooj: yahoo 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.
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