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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Browser extensions - which do you use?
« Last Post by ssfc72 on October 24, 2019, 10:37:56 am »
I am using the Opera browser.

I have as extensions -  Tampermonkey,  This stops the Hotmail (Outlook) email web page from redirecting my webpage to MSN, when I log out of Hotmail.  I set  Tampermonkey to redirect to the PLUG web page, instead.

Privacy Protection - an extension to block ads.

MailTo - an extension that will bring up my email Client, to email the address of the web page I am viewing and find interesting and want to email that web page address to one of my contacts.

Simplefil Forms- an extension that you can store text/phrases/passwords to input into forms/logins etc.


Not extensions, but built into Opera

VPN client

Snapshot -  lets you take a screen capture ( full screen or partial) and save it as a .png file.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Browser extensions - which do you use?
« Last Post by fox on October 24, 2019, 12:05:52 am »
Yes; based on KDE connect.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Browser extensions - which do you use?
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on October 23, 2019, 11:37:16 pm »
Cool to know another NoScript user. I think that Bill either uses it now or used to use it. Bill? It took me a while to get used to NoScript and is still sometimes annoying on websites trying to figure out what scripts you have to allow to make if functional but I'm adapting.

I used to use an adblocker, too, and then I decided as long as the ads on site weren't super annoying, I'd allow them. If the website has a lot of advertising, I just won't go back to it. I want informational websites, especially news sites, to survive, so that's why I personally don't block ads. If only there was a micro-payment system for websites like charging a flat rate of $0.01 per 100 web pages viewed and sharing it with the websites that were viewed. Newspapers are basically dying because tradition ads are going the way of the do-do bird. So I feel bad denying them the small scraps that online advertising delivers.

Is GSConnect similar to the program that lets you sync with your phone?
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Browser extensions - which do you use?
« Last Post by fox on October 23, 2019, 07:47:27 pm »
With Firefox:
- Gnome shell integration
- GSConnect
- NoScript
- Privacy Badger
- uBlock Origin
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Support / Change default white background in Firefox
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on October 23, 2019, 10:49:03 am »
I'm trying to figure out how to make the default white background on most websites to something off-white, basically, a little less glaringly white so it's easier on the eyes. I'm using Firefox Quantum. I've been searching, and although I see various possibilities, it occurred to me that this is probably a problem one of our users here has fixed already. If so, can you let me know what you specifically did?
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Browser extensions - which do you use?
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on October 23, 2019, 08:36:34 am »
I'm curious what browser extensions that our PLUG members and visitors use. They can be for any browser but please mention your browser before the list. Here's what I use for Firefox Quantum:

  • Default Zoom
  • Ecosia (search engine)
  • Grammarly
  • Khantent Blocker (recent addition, limits time on social media including YouTube)
  • LastPass
  • NoScript (privacy)
  • Plasma Intergration
  • Privacy Badger
Feel free to ask me about any of these. And if you don't use extensions, why not? Have you tried any or just prefer that vanilla browser feel?

Update: Extension items were meshing together on my post so I fixed that.
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Entertainment / British boys school - Mr Perrin and Mr Traill. Good movie
« Last Post by ssfc72 on October 23, 2019, 05:05:49 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olc_LYdAMF4

I am just starting to watch this movie on YouTube , made in 1948, about the interactions between the teaching Masters, at a British boys school.
If Buster hasn't seen this movie, I think he might like it.
It is interesting to read the comments from the people who posted, below the movie page.
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Politics & Society / Re: Election prediction for 2019
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on October 22, 2019, 07:03:56 pm »
What's interesting about this election and it hasn't happened since 1979, is that a party had a higher popular vote but yet failed to win in seat total, the Conservatives in this case. In 1979 it was the opposite with the Liberals getting the short end of the stick and Joe Clark being elected for a short little reign.

Liberals will think the result this time is fine but will they think so if the reverse happens in the next election? I said this on Twitter last night:

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If we had a proportional system of representation, the number of votes would reflect the proportion of seats won. So instead of this: Con 115, Lib 156, BQ 32, NDP 25, Grn 3, we'd have this: Con 122, Lib 112, BQ 27, NDP 53, Grn 21. We went from false majority to false minority.

It also means that Peterborough-Kawartha, the majority of voters, 60% did not get an MP they wanted. Across the country that amounts to about 65% of voters.

According to the popular votes by region, there should have been Liberals elected in Alberta (none were), more in Saskatchewan and Manitoba (same with NDP here), more Conservatives and NDP in Ontario, more Conservatives and NDP in the Maritimes and more of all federal parties represented in Quebec. Instead, we will have regions against one another even though it's not the fault of clashing ideas but of the voting system. My frustration is less with the voting system and more with the people who think this is okay and democratic. If the government doesn't represent the plurality of voters it's not democratic - it doesn't matter how it was arrived at (i.e. FPTP). No wonder so many people don't bother to vote.

The only saving grace here is that the Liberals, representing about 33% of the vote, will have to work with the NDP, representing 16% of the vote, an actual plurality of voters (or at least close to it) to get anything done. I hope the Greens, representing 6% of the votes will also be invited in. Then 55% of Canadians' votes will have actually counted for something. That's way better than the 40% we usually get.

I also hope that the NDP, Greens and Bloc will push the NDP on proportional representation, a system that would get rid of false majorities (and false minorities).

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Politics & Society / Re: Election prediction for 2019
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on October 22, 2019, 06:58:57 pm »
Do I get  prize? And why would anyone think I'm joking?

Just a pat on the back and a roll of the eyes. :)
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Politics & Society / Re: Election prediction for 2019
« Last Post by buster on October 22, 2019, 05:31:13 pm »
Do I get  prize? And why would anyone think I'm joking?
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