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Activate YouTube's New Transparent Player With This Cookie

Google is currently experimenting with a slick new transparent player. If you want to activate it for yourself, you can do so with a simple cookie edit.


Mozilla Firefox: How To Diagnose Excessive RAM Usage

Who knows when the tipping point was for browsers going from lightweight affairs to the memory-destroying pieces of software they are now. Besides throwing more hardware at the issue, you do have some options for figuring out where all your precious RAM is going, at least when it comes to Firefox.


HTTPS Everywhere Updates To Keep You Secure On Thousands More Sites

Chrome/Firefox/Opera: Using HTTPS is essential for keeping your personal information safe, especially when browsing on public Wi-Fi. Free extension HTTPS Everywhere recently updated with thousands more rules, ensuring HTTPS is enabled on as many sites as possible.


Configuration Mania Highlights Loads Of Hidden Options In Firefox

Firefox may not be the most popular browser these days, but it’s still the most configurable — right down to the smallest little pixel. If hunting through about:config is too tiring, though, free add-on Configuration Mania lets you tweak lots of options through an easy-to-browse panel.


Click And Clean Manages And Cleans Your Browser Data With Advanced Tools

Chrome/Firefox: Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla Firefox both offer lot of built-in tools to manage or erase your browsing data. If you need more control, Click&Clean can help you out.


Here Are The Web's Best Error Screen Games

A common pitfall of internet use is clicking on broken links that lead nowhere. Sometimes dodgy coding is to blame, other times the linked-to webpage or subsite has since been removed. Whatever the cause, it can be bloody annoying. Occasionally though, the website in question will take some of the sting out by turning its 404 error page into an interactive experience. Here are 15 of the best; from digital art canvases to full-blown text adventures. (We’ve also included broken links so you can play them yourself.)


Hide Promoted Tweets, Trends And Accounts With These Extensions

Chrome/Firefox: Twitter’s promoted tweets, trends and accounts are rather annoying and can be confusing when you see them in your timeline. If you’re not a fan, Ghacks points to a couple extensions that hide that promoted content.


How To See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (And How To Stop It)

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a new security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying eyes, even if you’re using a VPN, and it’s easy to exploit. Here’s how it works and what you can do about it.


Memory-Friendly Ad Blocker uBlock Now Available For Firefox

Firefox: The last time we highlighted uBlock, a fast and lightweight alternative to AdBlock Plus, it was Chrome only. Now the add-on is available for Firefox as well, and it works well, even though it’s still in beta.


Get Rid Of Annoying Parts Of Firefox's UI With This Add-On

Not everyone can jump into the guts of their browser and tweak it using custom-made extensions or add-ons. While it gives you the most power, you have to get familiar with your browser’s way of doing things, not to mention figuring out the API. At least for Firefox, you can try UI Eraser, which lets you surgically hide user interface elements.