The pic you want will be one of the Image entries in type, while the video you want will be the Video entry. An example is shown below:
Select which one you want.
Click Save As…
And that’ll do it. You’ll get the original .jpg upload or an .mp4 video. This method of downloading videos also works for Clippit.tv, with the exception that you might have to play the video first to allow Firefox to sniff it before clicking Page Info.
Windows trounces OS X in client application RAM consumption.
Some caveats on what follows:
Testing was done on Firefox only. Howeve since Firefox is open source, very actively developed, and has prioritized low RAM usage, it’s a good representative of well-engineered multiplatform apps.
The developer’s conclusion is based on the factor by which RAM consumption changes. My conclusion is based on the total RAM consumption, period.
The Windows results are for Windows 7. Since subsequent versions of Windows are known to use progressively less RAM, it’s safe to assume RAM consumption is better on Windows 10.
That said, below are the results for Firefox on all 3 OSes:
Clearly, if client application RAM consumption is your major concern, Linux is the OS for you. Windows comes second, while OS X brings up the rear. Feel free to use this as ammo in the nearest OS flamewar.
After using AdBlock Plus (ABP) for years, I decided to try a custom hosts file for ad blocking instead for a bit. Searching for “Adblock Plus vs. hosts file” produces nothing but forum posts and very few actual comparisons; this should help fix that. The central issue addressed is here is whether in-browser ad block is better that hosts file ad blocking. For this, I’ve selected the most commonly used/best of breed solution for each and compared them based on my experiences with both.
Blocks ads across the entire OS, not just the browser.
Don’t break browser functionality.
Very low granularity: can block entire domains only.
Can’t be enabled or disabled per site.
Less accessible UI than ABP.
Less intuitive UI than ABP.
Cannot interactively block elements onscreen.
Less actively developed than ABP.
Hosts files updated significantly less frequently than ABP lists.
Lots of false positives that break website functionality, e.g. sharing buttons and social logins can disappear.
Still lets quite a few ads through.
Is closed source.
Changing the hosts file can (temporarily) disrupt your internet connection.
Delete Entry in the hosts file editor often fails after the first use per session.
HostsMan’s main advantage is its lower resource overhead. Sadly, said lower resource usage doesn’t translate into particularly faster page loads or browser performance from a superficial user perspective, and so isn’t nearly enough to overcome its numerous other shortcomings. Ironically, some pages do seem to load slower with HostsMan than they do with ABP. The latter’s better UI and UX make it the winner.
Every now and then a beloved piece of software acquires a new feature that sounds good on paper, but really breaks your workflow. This is the case with Firefox’s relatively new found ability to play directly linked MP4 files in the browser without a plugin. Nothing wrong with that, I just prefer to download such files – usually HD movie trailers – using DownThemAll and watch them later using VLC.
So here’s how you revert to the old handling of MP4 files:
Enter about:config in the address bar
Click I’ll be careful, promise!
In the Search field, enter media.windows-media-foundation.enabled
Double-click the True in the media.windows-media-foundation.enabled result to change it to False