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littleman

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Useful Browser Extensions 2019
« on: July 09, 2019, 10:46:58 PM »
What are you guys using these days to make your life easier?

A little one that is helping me out is a Firefox Extension that lets me change case.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 12:52:52 AM by littleman »

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Re: Useful Browser Extensions 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 11:41:52 PM »
I have to have tampermonkey and ublock.

Then Chrome's Mark Everything As Read
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Copy Title And Url

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Re: Useful Browser Extensions 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 12:10:13 AM »
LM - are you using that to convert to title case? Could be handy.


Firefox
 - Measure It - onscreen ruler
 - Replace - plain text or regex search and replace in text fields

Chrome
 - Check All (check all checkboxes o the page or uncheck)
 - Data Scraper - table data can be pasted into a spreadsheet
 - HTTP Live Headers - was gone, now it's back
 - Page Rule Redux - onscreen measurement tool
 - /re/ Regex search
 - Search and replace - works with text fields, so imagine you're looking at a bulk edit screen for a CMS or e-comm site
 
Both
 - ColorZilla color picker tool
 - Privacy Badger
 - uBlock origin

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Re: Useful Browser Extensions 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 01:00:46 AM »
>LM - are you using that to convert to title case? Could be handy.

ATM, I was just going to lower case from Title Case, but I am sure I will need the reverse some time soon. 
I swapped in a different extension above which does the same thing, but has more case options:
Title Case
Proper case
Start Case
CamelCase
UPPER CASE
lower case


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Re: Useful Browser Extensions 2019
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 01:15:09 AM »
>HTTP Live Headers

Nice to see that one back -- it is so useful!

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Re: Useful Browser Extensions 2019
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 09:07:41 AM »
The general SEO toolkit plugins...

Canonical <- tells you if the canonical of the page is different to the address bar URL
NoFollow <- meta robots alerts for noindex or nofollow
Redirect Path <- handy glance at redirections including status (HTTP, javascript, etc.) and URLs
Chrome UA spoofer <- you'll all know what this does
Web Developer <- classic tool bar in icon form
Structured Data Testing Tool <- check schema or send it to Google to test


Other stuff

Autofill <- handy for saving value for repeat entries into form fields that the browser wouldn't otherwise store

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Re: Useful Browser Extensions 2019
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 09:50:57 AM »
Firefox:
ColorZilla
HTTP Header Live
JavaScript Toggle On and Off
RESTClient
Fireshot
WCAG Contrast checker
Web Developer

Chrome:
Analytics Pros - dataLayer Inspector
ColorZilla
Google Optimize
Lighthouse
Linkclump
Quick JavaScript Switcher
Fireshot
Web Developer

The only ones that get used regularly are Web Developer and Fireshot. Using Postman means I no longer need RESTClient, so that's going right now...

Worth mentioning: I work in a business with a call centre that uses a closed source booking system with a web interface. Every agent uses Chrome. I've written a Chrome plugin to insert LiveEngage chat on every page and validate email addresses with Loqate. Marketing permissions via MailChimp will soon be added. It was surprisingly straightforward, and just used JavaScript and CSS. One approach is to use the extension to load in a Google Tag Manager container and do all the front-end stuff in that.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 09:59:14 AM by jetboy »