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Does the multi-browser use model successfully negate the need for browser add-ons?



 
 
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Old May 8th 19, 07:19 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Arlen G. Holder
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Default Does the multi-browser use model successfully negate the need for browser add-ons?

What does a common browser add-on that you actually feel you need, do that
you can't find a browser to do if you limited that browser to one type of
web site?

(Treating add-ons, extensions, and plugins the same...)

With browser extensions in the news, I point out that I don't use them
(except where they are incorporated, natively, into the browser use model,
such as is the case with the Tor Browser Bundle).

Instead, I simply set up any one browser (of which there are more than a
dozen to choose from), to work perfectly with one site or type of sites or
set of sites (my choice, depending on the type of sites).

In addition, of course, I have a common MVP Hosts file (or equivalent) ad
blocker on all my machines.

I posit that this use model goes a long way, (perhaps not fully?), toward
eliminating the need for browser extensions, where this post is an attempt
to clarify if that multi-browser use model is viable as a general-use
model.

Hence, I ask the thought-provoking question of...

What does a common browser add-on that you actually feel you need, do that
you can't find a browser to do if you limited that browser to one type of
web site?
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Old May 8th 19, 08:59 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Keith Nuttle
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Default Does the multi-browser use model successfully negate the need forbrowser add-ons?

On 5/8/2019 2:19 PM, Arlen G. Holder wrote:
What does a common browser add-on that you actually feel you need, do that
you can't find a browser to do if you limited that browser to one type of
web site?

I use Firefox and Thunderbird. One of the most valuable addons is
Clippings. You can set it up with many different commonly used strings,
like home address, business address, email addresses, telephone numbers,
etc. I have even used it to add the content for the body of an email
where I am sending the same email to several people and want to
personalize each one. The addon works in both FF and TB, and uses the
same database, so all of the strings in are the same in both applications.

I have several note programs that I use in Firefox.

and finally Google Translate, which will translate the highlighted text.

Having multiple browser for each website would hinder my use on addons
which is to have a easily access, common source of information on all sites.


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