Brian Haug

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Name Brian Haug
User since May 16, 2012
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Forecastfox (fix version)

Now sucks. Went back to 2.4.8, like many others Rated 3 out of 5 stars

3 stars is mainly because this used to be a 5-star addon. Now it is just slightly better than the rest. But at least in the new version, the icon couldn't even be moved out of the navigation bar - it remained stuck in 'More Tools'.. So I couldn't even see the basic weather info at a glance.

I like having several days in the addon bar, and being able to hover over one and get more info - ESPECIALLY for the RADAR!
I reverted back to 2.4.8 and turned of automatic updates.. Like more and more addons these days, due to Mozilla's bulls**t. The regular Firefox is barely even usable to me anymore, so I use Cyberfox instead and turn off addon compatibility checking.

I did note that the search was broken like the author said, but fortunately I had all the cities already in. Maybe the author can tell how to manually add them in about:config??

Way to go Mozilla! Continually screwing over all the addon developers again and again and again and again. It's no wonder why so many addons have become abandoned.

Edit after developer reply:
I know it's not you, sorry if I made it sound that way. If it helps, yours [3.4] was the only one I tried that formatted the popup correctly - and looked the nicest and neatest. Hopefully in newer versions you could at least allow the icon/text to be moved elsewhere (including a statusbar, for Firefox forks like Cyberfox).
I can only hope Cyberfox sticks with the older code line, at least as an option. I currently still enjoy having the statusbar, and being able to see multiple days in it, with popup info & radar. I forgot to check if v3.4 allowed popup radar, because that is extraordinarily important to me in a weather addon - as opposed to having to open up a webpage that may take a good while to load.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4). 

Free Memory Button

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Worked when 1st Installed, but not after restart. Going into 'customize' doesn't show a button either.

This is on CyberFox ([AMD] optimized Firefox variant). (BTW - switched from PaleMoon recently.)

It would also be great if this addon (when working) could do a restart (say, if right-clicked, or various options like that). Then I'd be able to get rid of Memory Fox, and reduce the number of extensions I use.

It's likely related to the same thing the PaleMoon guy was talking about, but I don't know the Browser info).

Tab Scope

Nice add-on, but immediately opens other tabs Rated 3 out of 5 stars

.. Which is not good if you're using TreeStyleTabs. It would be nice if there materializes an option of 'extra tabs delay' - so you could have the initial delay, as well as the secondary delay. Otherwise what can easily happen if you jerk the mouse too much, is that you end up loading ALL your tabs at once! Not Good.

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

Pop-up Controller

May be working Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've been getting fed up with pop-ups slipping through both the Fx blocker and adblock blocker... Even just regular site popups were coming through, like those annoying 'subscribe to our newsletter', blah blah...

I installed this along with "Strict pop up Blocker", so I don't know which is working yet.

Testing with webmd, the pop ups no longer show.

However, unlike stated "easily whitelist..", I completely fail to see how to whitelist.. no double-clicking icon, right-clicking icon, no options in extension page, not even a search via About:config. Absolutely NOTHING for whitelisting a single fricken thing!! WTF?!?!?

A Better Firefox Add-on Bar

Was a great add-on for gaining real estate, but stopped working. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As the title says, it was great for reclaiming some screen real-estate. But due to an unrelated issue where I had to reinstall my profile, it no longer wants to work on the latest Pale Moon variant of Firefox.
Hope this gets resolved soon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1-signed.1-signed). 

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Absolutely VITAL add-on! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'll say it again: Vital! I also use the add-on called TextAreaCache as a backup. I never worry about losing any typing any more (usually due to hitting the 'back' button on either of my mice).

The only thing I don't understand is why they have THIS version here, and a newer one on their site.. ??

Blue Fox Theme

VERY cool Theme! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've only started playing around with themes for the first time today, but so far this is one of the best themes!

There are only a few problems, mainly in some extension configurations, that are hard or impossible to read due to black text on black background. One of them I've notice is 'Lastpass' - for instance, the group box doesn't show - although you are able to use the selector and see what group you are selecting, it wont show in the box unless you highlight the text. Another is 'Session Manager' - for instance when you go to manually save a session, the area where you select which tabs will be included doesn't show the checkmarks next to the tabs to be included - unless you select a tab and then the checkmark will flash white. Fortunately these aren't major problems as I don't really use the session save feature to de-select tabs when saving, and I am able to work around the group box of Lastpass. There may very well be other problems like this with other extension configuration pages, and I remember having a couple others but can't remember which ones. However, this theme is SOOOO nice that it doesn't dissuade me from using it. Hopefully these issue will be ironed out in the future.

There is also another bonus which doesn't directly involve this theme, but... I have a problem between 2 extensions that is in a delicate balance to have one of them work properly. The problem is between the 'CoolPreviews' and 'Tree Style Tab' extensions.. Under certain circumstances, the CP ext. will cause TST to display the url in the tab instead of the title if I don't want to load all tabs upon startup (which I don't) - it can be a delicate balance as I say. However, when that problem crops up, all I would have to do to correct it would be to disable CoolPreviews. I do notice however that TST is listed as being preliminary reviewed by Mozilla, and I believe TST IS in beta - but it's too nice now that I've finally started to get used to it. (Seriously, *scrolling* to look for a tab!! I don't know how I put up with that now! ;-)
Well -- I've been noticing that many other themes will upset this delicate balance and TST is too nice on my widescreen monitors(2 laptops) to not use. This Blue Fox theme is one of the few that doesn't upset this balance! It also doesn't force all tabs to load upon startup like I've noticed some themes will tend to do (The others may just change the setting, but if they do that then I likely wont want them anyways if they're that pushy about it.).

So, all in all, I give this 4 stars. I would have given 5 if it weren't for the issue of some dialog boxes being hard or impossible to read - as well as some toolbar/add-on bar buttons. Hopefully these issues will be ironed out though and I will eventually be able to give it 5 stars.


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

User Agent Switcher

Nice, but could use options to always use a set string on a certain site or tab. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As the title says - it would be nice to have an option to restrict the user-agent string to either certain tabs, or certain sites... Rather than having the string be used across all tabs and all sites until otherwise set to a different string.

It would also be nice if there were more preset strings. The option to 'download list of user agents' seems to do nothing at all.

UPDATE: I found a list of user-agent string to download from previous comments below. However, it would be nice if a settable number of recently used stings could stay on top.. Making it so it only sticks on certain tabs or sites is a MUST TO-DO thing, IMO. It's nice though, once one finds a list of strings to use.

To reiterate, here is the list:

Second Search

Maybe add some features of Searchbar Autosizer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The extension seems great so far, however it wont play well with the Searchbar Autosizer extension. After the entered text clears after the time specified in Second Search, the size won't colllapse as per the Autosizer until I click on the empty search field.
Plus by combining, it would take the need for SA away. The main functions in SA that I find usefull is 'revert to default search engine' - which I'm pretty sure SS already does.. And 'shrink searchbar to button if empty' - and of course, just the expansion of size when entering and shrinking of the size without returning to button. The autosizing also makes this extension incompatible with using the option to show the popup 'above the searchbar', because the text from this extension wont move along with the increasing size of the searchbar.
This would be an almost perfect add-on with that functionality.

There is also a 'SearchWP' extension that might be nice to add to this too. I haven't had time to play around with this one too much yet (I have it disabled right now) - but it allows highlighting of the search terms within the page by clicking on the search term.

All in all, this Second Search extension shows promise at becoming the grand-daddy of all search extensions! Or the mother of all search extensions, if you will.. =)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2012031101.1-signed). 

Tab Scope

Could be very useful to quickly check up on pages. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just installed it, but I'm really liking it so far.
I uninstalled 'tab preview' because this does so much more - and no need to select 'tab preview' option in TabMixPlus, which wasn't working for me anyways..

However, I think it would be more useful with a couple suggestions:
1) Have an option to disable previewing when using the scroll wheel on the tab bar.. Make it so, after you start scrolling, that you have to move the mouse off the tab bar and back onto a tab to get a preview again.
2) Have an option to allow mouse-button 'back' and 'forward' buttons events/clicks to pass though to the preview window.

Otherwise nice add-on! I may end up finding it very useful to quickly check up on something... Time will tell how useful it will be.

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