Making Your Internet Browsing Safe From Prying Eyes at Work

You ever get a hankering for reading a blog or checking out some site that doesn’t look “business-y” but there’s your boss or coworker hanging around just waiting for you to slip up so they can rat you out?

I got your solution.

Recently I discovered a nifty little plugin for Firefox called Decreased Productivity.

It basically scrubs the pictures from whatever page you happen to be on and makes it text only.

I’ve tested several similar plugins but none come close. So here is the quick and dirty.


Decreased Productivity will turn this.

WHy not Facebook this post by clicking on the image so that your friends can waste time on comany dime as well.

Into this.

One more chance to Facebook this post. Click on the image fool :-p

And it does this with a click of a button.


So lets set up Decreased Productivity plugin for Firefox so we can start goofing off at work and sticking it to the man.

First, you will need Firefox.

If you’re still using Internet Explorer, you cant be helped, go shoot yourself, you loser. IE is an ancient relic of the days of yore. No self respected net-citizen is using IE.

Don’t be a loser, go download Firefox.

While FireFox is downloading you should Tweet this post so that your friends can enjoy hours of Decreased Productivity.

Once downloaded and installed point your brand spanking, super-terrific new browser to Decreased Productivity

After you download and install Decreased Productivity, you must restart Firefox.


Once you’re up and running, go to any website that has images and check your lower right corner for two nifty little buttons.

The two buttons look like a graph with green-lined profit projections. Ha ha.

One button allows you to scrub the images for the current page (whatever page you happen to be on at the time) and the other allows you to scrub images for every tab that you might have active at the moment.

So think of one button as local (this page only) and the other as global (all pages).


What I LOVE about this plugin is that it works without reloading the page. Sweet.

Decreased Productivity is also available for Chrome.

What’s your favorite Firefox/Chrome add-on?


Dino Dogan

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  • Julie Nutter

    Pshh. Omgosh. I wish I could get on the computer at work; this would be fun. (More so clients wouldn’t see what I was doing, and would think “Oh, research” instead of “Oh….Facebook….yay….idiot.”) But sadly, I …
    Darn. I wanna try this. Just to trick someone.
    That’s it. It’s a mission.

    I’m still sad that you separated your blogs. I’ll get used to it, but I might point it out a few more times. LOL.

    <3 the article. As always.
    I'm going to make it a goal to find one of your articles that I DON'T like. I'll get back to you in ten years … if I ever find one. ;]

    • Dino Dogan

      I had to separate the blogs…Im contacted by so many biz groups to talk to them about social media and once Im done I need to send them somewhere …and sending them to my dog blog has become increasingly…awkward :-/ lol

      and yup…this little plugin does make you look like youre doing real work lol…love it 🙂

      • Julie Nutter

        Awkward…. hmmm. I would almost expect you to use that as another marketing tool! …But I do understand, now that that is pointed out. (I just hate change is all, really.)
        So cool that you’re contacted by so many business groups! I feel like my awesome older brother (yes, you are adopted as such and no, there is absolutely *nothing* you can do about it) is going to take over the SM/Marketing world. And, of course, we little ones get to read all the juicy details. =D

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  • Start Your Novel

    Thankfully I work from home. But this is a great extension, I might give it a spin.

    Chrome has some pretty good extensions — I use Web of Trust, Session Manager, Read Later Fast, QuickNote and the Evernote plugin. There’s also a pretty good web development extension, Pendule, which complements Chrome’s own developer extension nicely. Well, the interface is prettier, at least. I tried TweetDeck for Chrome but find it confusing. No longer have it enabled.

    On Firefox, I use Web of Trust, NoScript, Screengrab, Copy Links, and Firefox Sync.

    I so wish Firefox had “Paste and Go” & “Paste and Search” functions like Chrome. Maybe FF4 will. They could also use a nifty feature like Tab Vault on Opera.

    • Dino Dogan

       Ive been using Rockmelt lately (its built on Chrome platform) but it doesnt support all the Chrome extensions …so its kind of a pain…you just have to roll with it I guess 🙂

  • Anonymous

     Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.
    Thank You