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The Best Chrome Extensions For An Ex Firefox User (9 month later)

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Extensions:

Adblock Plus  1.5.4

Blocks all annoying ads on the web: video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more. Visit website

Close tab on context menu 0.2

A simple extension that add a ‘close tab’ context menu entry. Visit website

Create Link  0.2.9

Copy current page URL to clipboard in various formats. Visit website

Double Click Closes Tab 1.0.9

Double left/right or triple left clicks on WEBPAGE (not tab) to close tab. Reopen tab by shiftKey + DC/TC. Visit website

Force Background Tab 2.0.4

Force New Tab Running In Background Visit website

Netflix Rate 1.3.18

Add IMDB and Rotten Tomato ratings to the Netflix webpage. Visit website

PageZipper 1.3
A free bookmarklet which automatically merges all the ‘Next’ pages into one page Visit website

Pocket (formerly Read It Later) 1.5.6
Pocket Extension for Google Chrome – The best way to save articles, videos and more Visit website

Readability Redux 1.3.4

Readability for Chrome. Now fully customizable! Visit website

Scroll To Top Button 6.2.4

Adds a scroll to top or bottom button. Visit website

Stylebot 2.1

Change the appearance of websites instantly. Visit website

I use this to generate CSS code then create a style at http://userstyles.org/users/98352 for use in Stylish 1.2

I find Stylebots use of a form and click’n’pick selection easy to use, but prefer saving to Stylish.

Main thing you have to change in the CSS is adding “!important” to things.

Stylish 1.0

Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager. Stylish lets you easily install themes and skins for Google, Facebook, YouTube, Orkut, and many, many other sites. Visit website

The best :-) see http://userstyles.org/users/98352.

Having the styles on the web makes it easy to add then on any Chrome browser, at home or work.

URL Pinner 0.6.15
Auto pin your websites via URL and keep them sorted! Visit website

Set “RegExmode” to “.*” then all tabs are pinned.

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Notes:

RSS: I now use Feedly via the web, no need for an extension.

Font Size: Chrome’s Built In Page Zoom and Minimum Font Size mean that there is no need for an extension.

Not perfect but with the occasional Stylish hack, workable.

HP Chromebook: Xfce Setup and Apps

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To add Xfce to your HP Chromebook you need to go here first.

Now on with the configuring of your new Xfce Desktop… :-)

Xfce Setup and Apps

sudo apt-get install arandr

sudo apt-get install synaptic

file-roller

gnome-system-monitor

pina

keepassx

Appearance

Icons > Harmony.

Rendering > enable anti-aliasing: slight, rbg

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August 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

HP Chromebook: Crouton-Xfce: Double-click action maximize

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The double-click action can be set by opening the Settings dialog called “Window Manager”. Under the Advanced tab, if you scroll down to the last item which is Double-click action you can select shade, hide, maximize, fill or nothing.

You may have to unset then set, or…

Try changing the mouse double-click Time and Distance settings to see if that helps (Settings Manager -> Mouse and Touchpad -> Behavior). Perhaps the settings are too low and the double-click event doesn’t happen fast enough (or the mouse moves too much).

Changed from 250 > 350.

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August 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

HP Chromebook: Crouton-Xfce: Adding Chrome

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1. In Chromebook Pop open a shell (Ctrl+Alt+T, type shell and hit enter).

2 Run:

sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t chrome -r raring

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August 24, 2013 at 6:06 am

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HP Chromebook: Crouton-Xfce: Dual Monitor: aRandR

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1. Run:

sudo apt-get install arandr

2. Open Arandr (menu > settings > arandr) and move the monitors to the desired position using drag and drop

Screen Layout Editor_020

3. Apply select Layout > Save As, enter a name for this layout and save it.

This creates a script under ~/.screenlayout 

4. Add a new Launcher to the panel > properties > add new empty item:

Name: Dual Screen

Command: /home/yourname/.screenlayout/doublescreen.sh

Icon: Insert Image


Arandr is a simple GUI for XRandR:

In multi monitors setups, Xubuntu / Xfce clones (mirrors) instead of expanding the display to the external monitor so use Arandr to extend the display instead of cloning (mirror) it.

 Details Here.

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August 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Just 5 steps to add Xfce to your HP Chromebook (via Crouton)

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1. Enable Developer Mode:

Note: wipes your Chromebook.

Start with the Chromebook off
Press hold esc and F3, then press the power button
Control + D
Turn off OS verification by pressing enter
This will then reformat the drive for you (takes about 15 minutes).

Note: Whenever you boot your Chromebook, you’ll see a warning screen.
You’ll need to press Ctrl+D or wait 30 seconds to continue booting.

2. Grab the latest release from goo.gl/fd3zc.

Download it, pop open a shell (Ctrl+Alt+T, type shell and hit enter).

3. sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -r raring

4. Enter a user name and password when promoted.

5. sudo startxfce4

Done!

To switch from ChromeOS to Xfce and back use:

Ctrl+Alt+Back and Ctrl+Alt+Forward plus Ctrl+Alt+Refresh


Very detailed walk through and screen shots here:

How to Install Ubuntu Linux on Your Chromebook with Crouton

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August 23, 2013 at 6:13 pm

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Adding Xfce to your HP Chromebook with crouton

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Really easy and it works great!

Geek Note: Long term I’m going to use Crouton to install Xfce which uses the chroot command to run Xfce on top of the Chrome OS, which is already based on Linux. Unlike dual-booting, that means you can switch between Chrome OS and Xubuntu with a quick keyboard shortcut, no reboots necessary.[ Edit 20.08.13: This works great:) ]

How to Install Ubuntu Linux on Your Chromebook with Crouton

https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton

crouton: Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment

crouton is a set of scripts that bundle up into an easy-to-use, Chromium OS-centric chroot generator. Currently Ubuntu and Debian are supported (using debootstrap behind the scenes), but “Chromium OS Debian, Ubuntu, and Probably Other Distros Eventually Chroot Environment” doesn’t acronymize as well (crodupodece is admittedly pretty fun to say, though).

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August 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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