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Sean Ryan

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Name Sean Ryan
User since May 28, 2011
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My Reviews

BookmarksHome

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been hunting a long time for an extension which will tell me the containing folder when I search bookmarks - this does it! With the option "Use the breadcrumb folder title" set, I do a standard Firefox "find" on the BookmarksHome page, and immediately see the containing folder and full folder trail in the container's title bar. I think if you made mention of that feature in the overview, more users would find their way to this brilliant extension.

I'm impressed at how neat and clear the BookmarksHome page is and how fast it is rendered.

Feature Request1: For the BookmarksHome context sub-menu, add an entry "Options..." which will bring up the Firefox "BookmarksHome - Preferences" page i.e. moz-extension://..../options.html

Feature Request2: Provide a Preference option to display the Keyword (if present) for each Bookmark Name. Suggest that it can simply follow the Name text (doesn't need a column) e.g.
Amazon [am]
Google Search [gs]
I would prefer the Keyword to be surrounded by the [] characters so that it is easily recognised as a Keyword, rather than using brackets () which are more likely to appear in Bookmark Name text and which you also currently use for bookmarks stored without a Name i.e. "(no title)". I expect I would track/search my Keywords by doing a standard Firefox "find" for the character "[". Showing the Keyword will be very helpful because even the in-built Firefox Bookmarks Library does not have a column for Keyword and you can't search for Keywords: you only can see it when you click on "More" after selecting an individual bookmark.

Many thanks to the developer for your hard work.

InFormEnter+

Very Useful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Recently started using - happy so far.
Please explain the new version's additional permission required "Download files and read and modify the browser's download history". I'd like to see permission explanation in the extension help text under "about:addons" but would appreciate a quick reply here.
Updated 1Dec17: Thanks for the quick response below. The new functionality is good.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.849). 

Context Search

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful extension - thanks! A few questions:
1) Is there any chance you could automatically trim leading/trailing spaces from the selected text before passing the search terms in the associated URL? When you double-click text, Firefox always includes the trailing space and when that is passed on to the website, the required page is not loaded e.g https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/%s I've noticed that most websites themselves do the trimming, but the one above doesn't hence I'm asking for a helping hand from your extension!
2) I've noticed that whenever the Context Search sub-menu appears there's a short (tiny) delay after the menu text shows before the icons for each entry shows. Is there an opportunity here for a performance improvement in the extension, or is this actually Firefox behaviour?
3) The help text says "Right-clicking on a text area inside a web page without previously selecting some text will highlight the word under the mouse pointer". However, this doesn't happen: I've tried a number of websites and if you haven't selected text, then "Context Search" is not listed on the context menu when you right-click. I'm not hassled by this because I always double-click words, so just thought I'd let you know.
Thanks again for your hard-work - the extension out-of-the-box is great.

uMatrix

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm another Quantum NoScript refugee. Very glad to have found this alternative which feels superior to even the pre-Quantum NoScript.
It's a bit of a learning curve but worth the effort of reading all available documentation. Once I grasped the basics after a few days, I find I like the ability for easy fine-tune control where required, while having global rules that make me feel safe browsing, with minimal interruption from this extension. A huge thanks to the developer, whose uBlock Origin ad-blocker I've used for some time now on Firefox and Chrome.
Question: I'm currently using "Cookie AutoDelete" extension, but wonder if I could now easily setup uMatrix instead for the same functionality?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.12). 

NoScript Security Suite

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I acknowledge the amazing effort put in by developers to provide us with this free protection utility. It's with regret that I provide this negative review:

Horrible new interface. Complicated and confusing compared to the pre-Quantum version.
- When shown a list of sites on the pop-up, I can't recognise which ones have been given TEMPORARY access vs those with PERMANENT access. The pop-up list appears identical to me even when all the sites are operating under temporary access.
- After granting permissions on the pop-up, I don't want to have to manually refresh the page and also manually close the pop-up. Surely only one action is needed e.g. clicking the pop-up close button or clicking anywhere outside the pop-up indicates "I'm done" and should trigger a page-refresh if I've changed permissions.
- No option to give temporary permission to individual sites - only option is ALL or nothing.
- It's good that NoScript comes with a pre-defined set of Trusted sites, but they are not clearly identified as NOSCRIPT PRE-DEFINED on the pop-up. I have the tendency to drop permissions from any site I don't recognise (assuming I may have inadvertently given permission) - but am happy to keep NoScript recommendations - if they are marked as such.
- I get annoyed whenever I grant a site permission, but a script still gets blocked and then I figure out that it's that darn green padlock that 's the hassle - by default marking a site as trusted only applies to HTTPS (green padlock) and only after a page refresh with no improvement, then do you find that you need to click the padlock to red to apply the setting to HTTP too. At minimum the pop-up should always show sites as http/https right up front so that when I mark one as trusted, it will apply immediately (correctly!) to the current page i.e. if the current page is http, then set the darn padlock red when I mark it trusted.
- Like other users have reported, my browsing is being interrupted with regular "suspicious cross-scripting attempts". I'm a layman and need guidance here. The thing is, it happens often on innocuous, trusted sites. Even the Firefox developer forum was throwing this up when it switched sites in the background in order to process the login.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (10.1.3c1). 

FoxyTab

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful extension - thanks! A few enhancement requests:
1. Provide an Option to show or suppress the multiple-tab close warning. I would choose not to have warnings.
PS: I have the Firefox Option "Warn you when closing multiple tabs" un-checked - but that setting only suppresses the warning when closing down Firefox. The context menu tab closure warning always shows!
2. Include a) Close tabs to the right b) Close other tabs. Despite these being available on the default Firefox menu, my habit is to look always at FoxyTab sub-menu for close choices. Your brilliant context menu customization options would allow these to be shown/suppressed as per individual preference. Another reason for having these 'default' close options available on the FoxyTab sub-menu is that the FoxyTab close warning suppression feature (requested above) would apply to these.
3. It would be great if we could configure the FoxyTab icon itself to have an action. I would choose to set it to 'Close all tabs and open a new tab'.
PS: I confess to some of these ideas stemming from my use of the "Multi-Tab Close" extension - would like to see all those features wrapped into FoxyTab, too.

Most Recent Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect!

Multi-Tab Close

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful - thanks! Exactly what I was looking for - a simple extension to Close ALL Tabs and provide Close LEFT Tabs which is missing in Firefox. My most frequent action is clicking the toolbar icon, with the Option action set to "Close All Tabs and Open New". I like that you've included all choices in the tab context sub-menu - even though a few exist on the Firefox main context menu - because my habit will be to always look there for all tab closure choices.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1). 

QuickTabs

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like F1/F2 which are intuitive. But F3 - No, no, no! F3 is the Firefox 'Repeat Find' shortcut key which I use all the time, so accidentally close the tab. I accept that this extension is still in development because you acknowledge customization isn't possible - even though Options does show customize input boxes.

Toolbar Buttons

Thanks for all the hard work Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's only now with the advent of Firefox 55 - and the consequential loss of most of the buttons due to WebExtenions - that I truly appreciate the amazing work this developer put into the app that I've been using for years.
The button I miss the most is RESTART.

Status-4-Evar

Not working since Firefox 55 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

A fabulous add-on that no longer works.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2016.10.11.01). 

XML Search Engines Exporter/Importer

Very Useful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to refine my Google Image search to always exclude certain strings. This extension made it easy to do the job. Works great in combination with the "Add to Search Bar" extension.
It also enabled me to export my search engines on one computer and import them on another.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2). 

I don't care about cookies

Brilliant! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very effective at keeping the annoying cookie messages away.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

I don't care about cookies

Good, but misses some sites Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've clicked on the 'report a cookie warning' for http://news.sky.com many times but still the cookies warnings come....
Update: Thanks to the Developer for response. Sorry, I didn't realise how big the workload is!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.8). 

Pinned Google Keep

Just what I was looking for! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A very easy way to access my Google Keep - and as a bonus, it also gives quick access to other Google services.
One inconvenience - as mentioned by a previous reviewer - is the very large icon which forces the toolbar to grow tall to accommodate it. (PS: I've now moved the icon up to the tab bar row where it makes less impact). For interest, I have one other extension which also suffers from a huge icon: "Babylon Dictionary Word Search".
Update: As of 28Jan16, I notice the oversized icons are now back to normal size... but there has been no update to this extension, so the issue is/was somewhere else. Current version: FF44.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Babylon Dictionary Word Search

Very Useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this extension all the time to get word definitions - it's a great help.
One recent hassle is that the icon size appears enormous compared to others. For interest, I have one other extension which also suffers from a huge icon: "GKeep Panel".

Revert Keyword Column

Very Useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect. In Bookmark Library (organizer) I wanted to sort by KEYWORD so I can review and update them. Wasn't possible without this add-on. Thanks!
Anyone know of a solution to my other keyword problem: I have multiple bookmarks for the same URL, with different Name / Description / Keyword. But whenever I amend the Keyword for one, then that new Keyword also overwrites all the various other Keywords in all the other Bookmarks for the same URL.

Remove It Permanently

Wow! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been hunting for months for an add-on to hide distracting areas of my favourite websites. Most irritations are covered by NoScript and AdblockPlus, but some annoying images and text slip through.
Just half an hour's use of RIP has me hooked! It was easy enough to choose the settings to permanently cleaned up my two main news websites. Unlike some earlier reviews, my exeperience is that after closing and re-opening Firefox, the cleanup is still in effect.

Sidebar Bookmarks Search Plus

Fantastic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been looking on and off for years for this functionality. Thanks so much!
It needs a bit of guidance on how to use e.g. need to highlight a bookmark using cursor or right-click and the tree appears in the lower half of the sidebar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

Fire IE (FireIE, Enhanced IE)

Brilliant! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The other IE plugin I've been using for years wouldn't auto-switch anymore, so I came searching for an alternative. I'm glad I did - it's much better: does correct auto-switch, has Ad-block (fantastic!) and responds to regular Firefox keys.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5.1-signed).