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  • Is there an add-on that automatically changes words on a web page? I'd like to change the "XYZ likes" thingy on facebook back to "XYZ became a fan of" so that I don't accidentally "like" stupid things by mistakes. (See trolleme)

    May 31, 2010

  • I just added "Tab Mix Plus", that among other things makes it possible to have links to external websites open in a new tab (as I always wanted on Wordie!).

    February 18, 2010

  • The Character Palette add-on allows you to insert special characters with one click.

    For example, inserting square brackets via &‍#091; and &‍#093;, the way we did it on Wordie emeritus, doesn’t seem work anymore, but there are two Unicode characters that look similar (albeit a tad bit clumsier). Also there are all those neat typographic quotation marks and dashes that I like so much.

    You can create a new palette just by copying in these example repertoires (or parts of them):

    []–—“”‘’

    ÆæÐðȜȝÞþǷƿ

    fffiflffifflſtst

    ʈɖɟɡɢʡʔɸβθðʃʒɕʑʂʐçʝɣχʁħʕʜʢɦɱɳɲŋɴʋɹɻɰʙⱱʀɾɽɬɮɺɭʎʟʍɥɧʼɓɗʄɠʛʘǀǃ

    ǂǁɨʉɯɪʏʊøɘɵɤəɛœɜɞʌɔæɐɶɑɒʰʱʷʲˠˤˀᵊk̚ⁿˡˈˌːˑt̪d̪s̺s̻θ̼s̬n̥ŋ̊a̤a̰β̞˕r̝˔o˞ɚɝe̘

    e̙u̟i̠ɪ̈e̽ɔ̹ɔ̜n̩ə̆ə̯ə̃ȷ̃ɫz̴ə̋ə́ə̄ə̀ə̏ə̌ə̂ə᷄ə᷅ə᷇ə᷆ə᷈ə᷉t͡ʃd͡ʒt͜ɬ‿˥˦˧˨˩ꜛꜜ|‖↗↘k͈s͎

    (The last one is stolen from Wikipedia.)

    I hope this helps to promote prettier typography on Wordnik. :-)

    Good luck.

    P.S., the extension is currently somewhat buggy in my Firefox version. I hope it works better for you.

    January 5, 2010

  • My current add-ons:

    Adblock Plus

    Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper (to get rid of "shop" section of websites)

    Download statusbar

    Downthemall!

    FlashGot

    Google toolbar

    NoScript

    Zotero (citation manager)

    + my university library's toolbar (to download articles from home by just clicking on the DOI).

    November 24, 2009

  • During a lecture I just hacked together a very little stub of a style sheet, which makes the lists a little more compact and the fonts a tad smaller. When I have a new version, I’m just going to overwrite the old one, so the following link might be much newer than this post:

    Stylish sheet

    (Edit: Now featuring Gentium. Get it here.)

    November 21, 2009

  • Pro: Haha! You crazy shopper, you!

    December 24, 2008

  • Stylish:

    When I had my XGA screen I found the font to be much too big, for it's set in pixel an absolute value. Now I have a WXGA+ display, and the font would still be much to big if I didn't use Stylish. Simple zooming doesn't suffice as some parts would actually become too small. Furthermore I can reduce the space between the words on lists; looks much better that way.

    This is my css code.

    December 24, 2008

  • Adblock Plus

    Download statusbar (so clean!)

    Downthemall*! (very useful for downloading pdf files)

    Google toolbar

    MouseGestures

    (After having realized that it's Down Them all and not Down The Mall)

    December 24, 2008

  • Thanks, Pro. My, what big eyes you have!

    As for my add-ons... well, that's no one else's business.

    December 24, 2008

  • Backgroundimage Saver

    BlockSite

    ChatZilla

    DOM Inspector

    DownThemAll

    Exch

    Extension Manager Extended

    File Title

    Firebug

    Flashblock

    Formfox

    Greasemonkey

    JavaScript Options

    Longdesc

    Menu Editor

    Show Picture

    Stylish

    Tab History

    User Agent Switcher

    Web Developer

    Zotero

    December 24, 2008

  • Is old, chained_bear!

    December 24, 2008

  • What's the effect of Stylish on Wordie? It can't possibly be better than this.

    December 24, 2008

  • *rummaging*

    Adblock Plus

    Aging Tabs (for fun)

    Customize Google

    No Squint (what can I say? I'm old)

    Update Notifier

    Google Toolbar for Firefox

    GButts

    December 24, 2008

  • I'm currently using these:

    Adblock Plus

    NoScript

    oldbar

    Redirector (for appending "&fmt=18" to Youtube URLs)

    Stylish (to make Wordie and dictionary.com look better)

    Web Developer

    WikiLook

    Your turn.

    December 23, 2008