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Stop pesky HTML5 videos from auto-playing with this helpful Firefox add-on

This nifty add-on helps you silence pesky auto-playing audio and video that you come across on the web--as long it's not Flash-based.

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox devs testing feature to find and nuke noisy tabs

Mozilla Firefox developers are working on a noise indicator that appears on tabs playing videos and audio. So far it only works with HTML5 videos, but developers appear to be working on implementing this with Flash media, as well.

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Mozilla Firefox temporarily blocks Flash by default

Mozilla's Firefox has had enough of Flash and its security problems, at least for now.


25 browser add-ons for an easier, hassle-free web experience

These 25 browser extensions help you get things done faster and flat-out make visiting the web a more hassle-free experience.

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Firefox for Windows 10 planned as Mozilla ramps up browser's release pace

The company hasn't yet released details about the new schedule, but said the old one isn't serving customers well.

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Turn multi-page web articles into a single, scrolling page with this extension

Autopagerize helps you get through multiple web pages by automatically loading them for you. No mouse required.

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Panic Button for Chrome hides your online shenanigans

Panic Button hides all those tabs you shouldn't have open and makes it look like you're doing what you should be.

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'OK Google' hotword detection yanked from Chromium after user revolt

OK Google is a handy feature, but it's a proprietary code and including it by default in an open source browser is a no-no.

This Firefox extension kills the pesky problem of noisy web pages hiding in your tabs

If you love to have multiple browser tabs open or despise auto-playing videos this Firefox add-on can help.


AVG's Crumble extension simplifies online privacy

AVG's Crumble is a relatively new extension for Chrome that makes it easy to guard your privacy online.


Google yanks Chrome's new visual bookmarks manager

Chrome is going back to its old tree-style bookmarks manager apparently in the face of user revolt.

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How to manage your Chrome saved passwords on Android

Your Android phone can remember your complex, hard-to-type passwords for you. Here's how to set it up.

Microsoft's good deed for the day: browser-hijacking Ask Toolbar gets the banhammer on Windows

Microsoft's security tools built into Windows will now remove the Ask Toolbar for you.

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Apple now charges Safari extension developers for distribution

$99 a year developer program membership is now needed for Extension Gallery presence

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Google teams with Adobe to reduce Flash use in Chrome

Beta functionality sidelines animations that aren't central to a page