Whether you want it or not, your Web activities are tracked and analyzed in many different ways. But you don't have to put up with this, especially if you are using Firefox as your primary browser. There are a few handy Firefox extensions that can beef up your favorite browser's privacy features. Here are my three personal favorites.
fast_rizwaan wrote:@op wrote:I'm using Arch x64 with Gnome 3.2.1 and Firefox 8.0.1 on my laptop, the Firefox Gnome Shell Plugin is installed and activated.I can browse through the extensions on https://extensions.gnome.org/ and I can see the activate/deactivate switches and trigger them.
where do firefox extensions go when downloaded/installed (.xpi) ?
i want to know the location (path) of extracted extension files
i am using firefox 33.1.1 binary (non-installer) version, and want to load my extensions by simply moving the extracted .xpi files to the appropriate location to have them without installing separately every time (if that's possible)
On a fresh ubuntu install (12.04, x86_64). After gnome-shell installation, I've tried to install some extensions from extensions.gnome.org but got no result. I've tried with Firefox and Chromium and got the same issue.
1- open any extension page on extensions.gnome.org
During downloads, the top command shows the Firefox process at 100% CPU. Yesterday I tried to download an .iso image. After a few hours the Firefox window would not refresh nor would it respond to input. I tried the wget command. It used negligible CPU time and completed in 28 minutes.
This problem is easy to reproduce because it happens every time I download a file in Firefox.
how harm would it make to the system and personal information if we use harmful extensions on Firefox or on chrome.Firefox is harmless software. but if i use harmful add-on does it have permissions to change the things in root directory. if it has,why doesn't Ubuntu ask for the root password before installing it?
(sorry for my bad English)
I upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04, install gnome 3 and remove unity.
My gnome version is 3.4.1. The GNOME Shell extensions is installed and enabled.
When I use firefox to visit each extension page in https://extensions.gnome.org/, for example, https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/5/alternative-status-menu/, there is no where to install the extensions.