My Firefox Setup

This post is more for my future reference than anything, but hopefully it is useful to others as well. :)

Browser Information:

Firefox with OpenSUSE's patches which allows it to integrate better into KDE.

If you use Archlinux, it can be obtained through the AUR. The package name is firefox-kde-opensuse



  • Adblock Plus

    It blocks advertisements just like the name implies.

  • Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon

    Makes it easy to block pop-ups with Adblock Plus.

  • AutoPager

    Autoload the next page of a website in the background.

  • BetterPrivacy

    Removes Flash "Super-Cookies".

  • Cookie Monster

    Comprehensive Cookie Management

  • Cryptocat

    Lets you instantly set up encrypted conversations.

  • DuckDuckComplete!

    Shows answers, search results, or search suggestions from DuckDuckGo! in the URL bar.

  • DuckDuckGo for Firefox

    DuckDuckGo enhancements for Firefox. (Adds DDG's Zero-Click information to Google, Bing, etc)

  • Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus

    Helps you create element hiding rules for Adblock Plus to fight the text ads.

  • FireGloves

    Attempts to impede fingerprinting-based tracking.

  • Flashblock

    Replaces Flash objects with a button you can click to view them.

  • Ghostery

    Identifies and allows you to block the 3rd parties (web bugs) that are hidden on the current page you're visiting. Web bugs include ad networks, behavioral data collectors and web analytics providers.

  • HTTPS Finder

    Automatically detect and alert when SSL is available on a web page. Automated rule creation for HTTPS Everywhere

  • HTTPS-Everywhere

    Automatically use HTTPS security on many sites.

  • KDE Wallet password integration

    Enable passwords and form logins to be stored in KDE Wallet.

  • NoScript

    Blocks JavaScript, Java, and other plugins on all sites except for domains of your choice.

  • Oxygen KDE Options (Comes with the theme)

    Allows you to tweak the appearance of the "Oxygen KDE" firefox theme

  • PDF Viewer

    PDF.js adds PDF reading capabilities to the browser using HTML5.

  • Priv3

    Helps protects you from being tracked by social networks.

  • Reddit Enhancement Suite

    Enhances your experience on Reddit.

  • Redirect Cleaner

    Redirect Cleaner cleans Redirects from Links

  • RefControl

    Control what gets sent as the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis.

  • RequestPolicy

    Control which cross-site requests are allowed.

  • Scriptish

    A user script manager for Firefox (A fork of Greasemonkey).

  • Suspend background tabs

    Suspends actions in background tabs until they become active again..

  • United States English Spell-checker


  • WebPG for Firefox

    Provides GnuPG/GPG/PGP related functions to Firefox.


Firefox Configuration Tweaks:

  • about:home modified to use DuckDuckGo (Instructions)
  • browser.cache.disk.parent_directory = /dev/shm/firefox
  • browser.cache.memory.enable = false
  • browser.cache.offline.enable = false
  • = DuckDuckGo
  • keyword.URL =
  • mousewheel.withnokey.numlines = 7
  • mousewheel.withnokey.sysnumlines = false


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