Category Archives: firefox addon

YouTube Top Comments extension

YouTube Top Comments is a Google Chrome extension that shows (site embedded) video’s Description, Rating and Top Comments on any website. Gives more relevant information about the video clip.

Try different DISPLAY MODES from extension settings to suit your liking.

Install or Download

Features:

  • Allows selectively disabling YouTube Comments on particular websites.
  • Shows video’s Top Comments, Rating and Description in compact form under video clip. You don’t have to go to YouTube site to read more about clip as the information is made available right where the clip is embedded.
  • Try different display modes from Settings (click Youtube icon in address bar).

I originally created this feature first for my Forum Preview extension. After some use realized that it is useful and is better as separate extension.

top comments for youtube extension on facebook page showing video description and rating

top comments for youtube extension on facebook page showing video description and rating

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Fix URL Link Redirect – extension

Fix Url Links Redirect Google Chrome extension (1) removes the URL link redirect and takes you direct to destination. Remove the middle man and tracking. Second feature is (2) remove link Referrer.

Two Modes

  1. Work on All redirect links (except ones in ‘disable’ list).
  2. OR work Only on specific links/sites that you added to its ‘enable’ list. This is default setting.

Try both methods and see which suites you. You train it by adding links to it as you use it.

Install or Download

Features:

  • Fixes URL links redirect. Allows selectively disabling/enabling fix URL redirect on particular websites.
  • Removes link ‘Referrer‘. Its a totally separate feature than fix redirect. It can be disabled in extension Options.

Positive side-effects:

  • Removes middle-man / tracking as side effect.
  • Quicker page load.

How to use it:
If webpage didn’t behaved or loaded as expected and there is a fix-url icon in Address Bar then click that icon and add the suggested URL to the disable list. As you use the extension more the need to add sites to disable list will get less. Manage list of URLs for which this extension is disabled in extension Options.

  • Dark/black icon in Address Bar => extension is disabled.
  • Dull Brownish icon in Address Bar => extension detects redirect but it didn’t fix as site is not in its list. Click on icon to add/remove site.
  • Red-black icon in Address Bar => extension fixed redirect link.

Why remove HTTP Referrer
When visiting a webpage, the referrer or referring page is the URL of the previous webpage from which a link was followed. Most web servers maintain logs of all traffic, and record the HTTP referer sent by the web browser for each request. Technically the effect of this extension’s ‘remove Referrer’ feature is similar to attribute rel=’noreferrer‘.
For example, if you are looking at BBC.com website and in there you click a link to another website say cocacola.com. Now cocacola site will know that you were viewing BBC website. With this extensions ‘remove referrer’ feature the cocacola company won’t know what website you were viewing.

Note (Sept, 2013), Yahoo changed its website design. So the scenario shown below in screenshot no longer works on Yahoo. Later on, I will update screenshot to a site where you can test the extension.

Fix URL Links Redirect - Google Chrome Extension

Fix URL Links Redirect – Google Chrome Extension

Craigslist Peek extension – image preview

Craigslist Peek is a Google Chrome and Firefox Extension for Craigslist, kijiji (US), eBay Classifieds, 58 同城 and Facebook Marketplace listings page. Craigslist Peek shows Post and Image Preview.

Download:

  1. Google Chrome Extension / Web Store https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/craigslist-peek/knpehhedikdgkbmhgagpcpcbclaidlmf (new features and issue-fixes first come here in Chrome and then in Firefox after month or so)
  2. Firefox Addon : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/craigslist-peek
  3. Safari Extension version coming soon. Both Firefox and Google Chrome versions works in Mac, use them for the time being.

I created this from my other Craigslist extension for cars section. And hence Suggestions feature in the cars and motorcycle section.

Features:

  • Short description under listing
  • Images under listing
  • Multiple Cities listing. Widens your search area to include neighboring cities.
  • Photo gallery
  • Suggestions in cars & motorcycle section
  • Minimum model Year filter cars & motorcycle section
  • Auto refresh. Shows new posts on top. New post counter.
  • Expands messages in craigslist Discussion forums (beta)
  • Filter craigslist search results (beta)
  • Split listing to Multiple Columns (chrome)
  • Fold / expand listing. Quick toggle fold posts. (chrome only)
  • User can customize looks of it to their taste

I removed some features to keep it simple and practical. Later on I might add some features for particular categories of Craigslist.

Seems new changes in Facebook Marketplace are identical to how I was changing Facebook Marketplace with this extension, so now disabled other stuff and only doing image preview in this.

It looks like some sites (Google News : http://news.google.com and others) have now adopted similar concept to what I been doing in Craigslist Peek and Forum Preview. In these when a person clicks on a Post, it opens in a new-browser-tab. This saves you from clicking Back and re-loading the listing after viewing Post.

Usage Tips:

  • Enable / disable multiple cities or auto-refresh in Settings according to your need.

Requirement:
Fast computer with fast internet connection.

Screenshots:

craigslist peek google chrome extension - showing preview in gallery and list mode

showing preview in gallery and list mode

craigslist peek extension - showing list mode with ad excerpts, thumbnails and suggestions

showing list mode with ad excerpts, thumbnails and suggestions

craigslist peek extension - multiple cities listing selection

craigslist peek extension - multiple cities listing selection

Updates:
[date 2010-04-09] Version 0.329
* New posts counter on top.
* Improved adding multiple cities for listing
* Support for eBay’s Kijiji to eBayClassifieds change.

[date 2010-04-04] Version 0.305
* Restructured code a bit.
* Now it allows to show multiple cities listing.
* Added auto refresh of listing every few minutes.
* few new options in Settings screen.

[date 2010-03-01] Version 0.165
* Restructured code a bit.
* Fixed one odd case where it wasn’t working.

[date 2010-02-14] Version 0.150
* Added Suggestions (for Cars/motorcycle section only) feature to Gallery mode also. It adds red border around images of ad that the buyer might want to be extra careful about.
* Fixed couple of bugs regarding default settings and image spacing in gallery mode.
* Just checked some similar ff extensions and found that there Settings screen is almost similar to mine.

[date 2010-02-09] Version 0.140
* Fixed couple of bugs regarding click in gallery mode.

[date 2010-02-06] Version 0.135
* Now image preview works on Kijiji listings also.

[date 2010-01-04] Version 0.105

© 2010 tech4computer

CNET : Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome

CNET news of http://www.download.com reviewed and published about my browser extension for Craigslist.

Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome

CNET : Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome screenshot

CNET : Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome screenshot

Lifehacker: Craigslist Car Research extension makes used-car shopping easier

Lifehacker: Craigslist Car Research extension makes used-car shopping easier

Browser extension : Craigslist easy phone and email search

Created Google Chrome extension and a Greasemonkey userscript that makes it easy to do search on phone number or email listed in craigslist posting. Its useful for finding out if the listing poster has posted anything else on internet. Easy reverse phone lookup.

craigslist-phone-search

If email is listed then it also creates easy search to find out about the website/company of the poster. Also quick way to do reverse phone lookup on US phone numbers.

    craigslist phone email search addon

    craigslist phone email search links

    craigslist phone email search addon

    real estate secition of craigslist

    Cost of buying US car on Craigslist and import it to Canada

    Created a Greasemonkey Userscript ( Craigslist Car and motorcycle import cost to Canada ) for any Canadian shopping for car on US Craigslist site.
    This is for any Canadian who is looking to buy car or motorcycle from US Craigslist site and import it. It gives approximate overall cost of vehicle in Canadian amount.

    If you find this helpful at all then please write a Review.

    Import car from US to Canada

    Import car from US to Canada


    © 2009 – 2010 tech 4computer

    browser extension : Motorcycle reviews and shopping on Craigslist

    Created firefox addon and Google Chrome Extension targeted at people who frequent motorcycle section of Craigslist. It now also works on following sites:

    • Craigslist motorcycle
    • eBay motors
    • Kijiji (US)
    • Advrider flea market
    • bcsportbikes bike marketplace
    • motorcycleforum

    Features of the utility:-

    • Shows consumer reviews of motorcycle. This is very useful in finding pros/cons of the bike and also if the vehicle suits buyer.
    • Shows similar ads on top found elsewhere on craigslist and Oodle. This gives idea of market price and general availability.
    • Quick indication of if the motorcycle was dropped or was involved in accident.
    • Quick indication if its a moving sale.
    • Recently viewed Ads.
    • Add your Notes to the ads using Recently Viewed list.
    • Shows Factory Recalls. Gives idea of manufacturing defects etc. Also when buying make sure to ask original owner if the factory recalls were done.
    • Shows TSB (Technical Service Bulletin). The service information/updates issued by the manufacturer.
    • If a phone number (US/Canada) is mentioned in the ad then it creates a link on page which lets one easily search craigslist for other ads posted by the poster.
    craigslist ad without the use of firefox addon

    craigslist ad without the use of firefox addon

    top portion of craigslist ad

    top portion of craigslist ad

    motorcycle reviews

    motorcycle reviews

    shows videos of motorcycle make/model

    shows videos of motorcycle make/model

    Motorcycle review at Epinion by owner of motorcycle.

    Epinion motorcycle reviews.

    Motorcycle review from Review Centre.

    Motorcycle review at Review Centre by owner of motorcycle.

    Motorcycle similar make/model ad listing from everywhere on Craigslist right below Craigslist motorcycle ad.

    Same make / model motorcycle ad listing from Craigslist.

    Motorcycle listing from Oodle below Craigslist motorcycle ad.

    Motorcycle listing from Oodle below Craigslist motorcycle ad.

    Updated :
    Version 1.224
    date: 2010-03-04
    * Support for motorcycle sale sections of sites Advrider, BCSportBike and motorcycleforum.

    Version 1.223
    date: 2010-03-04
    * Support for eBay and Kijiji (US).
    * Fixed a bug that sometimes caused unresponsive script popup.

    Version 1.221
    date: 2009-12-17
    * Added Oodle listing.
    * Enhanced feature-block collapsible functionality.
    * Added ability for user to specify ‘year’ and ‘make’ of motorcyle if its not automatically recognized by the extension.

    Version 1.110
    date: 2009-12-07
    * Major change in the layout.
    * Added Epinion reviews.
    * Added ReviewCentre.

    Version 1.10
    * Did some code refactoring and renaming.

    ©  2009 tech 4computer