sobeita

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Name sobeita
User since February 16, 2017
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Tile Tabs WE

Does not appear to tile anything Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Obviously I'll adjust my rating if there's something I'm missing, but this extension seems to just open windows and put them next to each other instead of partitioning the content frame.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.3). 

Tab Mix Plus

5/5 - Great core functionality and customization; minor (non-)issues and feature requests Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This plugin provides way more than what you might expect from the name. It manages tab styles and UI elements for several categories of tabs, tab bar arrangement/style/location, tab/location event handling (on new/open/close/etc.), keyboard and mouse binding with conflict warnings and information, session management, and more. There are tooltips for some configuration items and both documentation and It appears to expose a lot of the configuration items used by Firefox but not normally visible.

It's generally not a good idea to look for a silver bullet extension, but TMP is a strong contender for each of the tasks it handles, and a great way to centralize and version control your FF configuration.

Feature requests:
-- Bindings to compositions
* input event list --> handler list instead of unique action <-- unique input event (one or more events trigger a sequence of actions)
* actions from unbound extension handlers if possible (TMP may only be able to see currently registered handlers, at least depending on the extensions' design if not FF design>policy>config.)
I see from the forum that "Vimperator-style" bindings are on their way - these may not be necessary. I use Vim but not Vimperator, and I'm not sure what's possible or allowed in Firefox, but I'll try Vimperator in the mean time.

-- Contextual handling; mute tab unless it's Youtube, freeze tab if it's in the background and using more than <x>% / <y>MB resources

-- Offline documentation - quite an underrated feature, especially when it comes to browser extensions. (Even just text would be an improvement without a very large impact on download/update time.) The online documentation looks great, but it takes some foresight and probably an external script to download them all, and there's no mechanism to synchronize the manual with updates. Until then, you can clone the source (hg clone https://bitbucket.org/onemen/tabmixplus) which has Doxygen tags, so you can at least generate and navigate the API-level documentation. I didn't see a README or actual manual anywhere in the repo or website, but I may be missing something.

Great work to everyone involved. For anyone concerned about the transition to WebExtensions, TMP appears to be fully prepared.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.0.3). 

Brief

5/5 - after personal experimentation - night mode, batch import, etc. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

First, this quick addition to the stylesheet adds night mode:

#main-pane, #sidebar, img { filter: invert(100%); }

Second, you can add a batch of feeds despite this functionality not existing in Brief or FF (the alternative is navigating to each feed manually and clicking the subscribe button). Export your current bookmarks to see the format for a live bookmark, then insert all the feeds into a new bookmark file and import it either through FF or Brief's import HTML option.

I used this method to convert Youtube's OPML file (from the bottom of the Subscription Management page) into feeds and imported them all into Brief. Simple! You could get an extension to import OPML, but when I tried it, it hung for as long as I let it run. Whatever bogged down the direct OPML import just doesn't apply to importing HTML.

YouTube Anywhere Player

4/5 - does not handle protocols well Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This works in most contexts, but not when the protocol is something other than http/https. For example, clicking a link from an internal page (chrome://...) causes the embedded video to be prefixed with the source protocol, which is not the protocol used by the video.

For reference, I'm trying to use this on links in my RSS feed, Brief. Brief may redirect from the internal protocol to the correct one, but this if that's the case, this extension is intercepting the link before this redirection occurs.

Keybinder

Response and workaround for 'Win+Left/Right doesn't work' Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Windows key combinations are not universally supported because they fall outside of a number of common encodings, and the events are often on different 'channels' than regular keys and mouse events.

If you want to use the windows key, you should use an external key mapper to first translate your desired shortcut to an unused, but commonly-supported, key combination. Depending on your operating system, this can be made to activate circumstantially.

On Linux, I use Triggerhappy to listen for windows key events and call other scripts; one of these scripts uses XDoTool to synthesize standard key events. XDoTool is capable of detecting window sizes, positions, focus, associated process, etc. so this can be a very precise, context-sensitive approach. Of course you can hook windows key presses to volume control, brightness, launchers, etc.

I am not affiliated with these programs; your mileage may vary, use at your own risk. I am not as familiar with Windows event processing, especially after several years going without, let alone Mac. Other methods or suggestions are welcome.

Vertical Toolbar

Great, but appears to override some styles Rated 4 out of 5 stars

For some themes, this may not be an issue, but I've been unable to set the background color for the entire bar. I added some launchers/plugins and my bookmarks; the bookmarks component and the empty space accept the background color, but not the sections with launchers. The toolbar buttons themselves can be targeted, but there is space around them that belongs to the toolbar that still won't accept styling. Note that inspecting chrome://browser/content/browser.xul did not reveal anything overriding my styles or setting colors in ways that I missed. I also don't have a theme set, I'm doing it all through CSS in Stylish.

I don't think this is a "bug", it may be an oversight or something. An easy fix would be adding a night mode check box or basic style configuration.

My current solution:

#vertical-toolbox, #vertical-toolbar toolbarbutton { filter: invert(100%); }

More comprehensive:

toolbar, toolbar .toolbarbutton-icon, toolbar [src], #back-button, #forward-button
{ filter: invert(100%) hue-rotate(180deg); }
#navigator-toolbox { background-color: black !important; color: white !important; }

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.15). 

Hide Caption Titlebar Plus

Perfect (other than issue since FF update to 52.0 64-bit for Linux) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely no issues under normal conditions - reasonably configurable, down to replacing the 3-bar "Open Menu" button, FF icon and label, etc.

From about:performance: 1% cpu, 0 impact on framerate. :)

No stars deducted for this, but the standard title bar won't hide since the update to 52.0. The FF release notes don't mention anything relevant, so I don't know what changed, but I'll see if I can find out anything more. (I tried disable/restart/enable/restart, no luck.)

Xfce 4.12 (xfwm4.12.3) for Linux 4.8.0-36-generic / #36~16.04.1-Ubuntu / x86_64; as mentioned, FF 52.0, 64-bit.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.2). 

YouTube 2 Player

Works as advertised Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely no issues opening YT links in VLC. I would like to see the same context option when right-clicking bookmarks or links that resolve to YT videos (shortened/redirected). I've added live bookmarks for several channels in Firefox, so I can see the latest uploads, but the only ways to open these bookmarks in VLC are (a) open video page in FF first, and (b) open feed in FF and right-click links from there. As this is a feature request, not an issue, 5/5 stars.

As for the comment about quality selection - you can change this option in VLC. I switched to standard definition (I scale the video to 1/2 anyway) and increased the buffer from 1 to 2 seconds, eliminating most of the halts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Enhanced Middle Click

Exactly as advertised Rated 5 out of 5 stars

5/5 - offers a surprising level of control over menus. I would like it if you could hide disabled items from the right click context; empty menus can be hidden, but not disabled ones.

FT DeepDark

Flawless on its own and with lots of other extensions Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple, clean, comprehensive, and best of all, highly compatible. I use Tab Mix Plus, The Addon Bar, Tile Tabs, Tab Tweaks, etc. - these change the shape, size, behavior, and more of the UI. FT DeepDark handles it all without skipping a beat, unlike several of the most popular and best-rated dark themes out there.

When FF updates, this theme may appear to be 'incompatible', but immediately or shortly after, it can be reinstalled without issue. I'm not sure if this is a bug on FF's part, if the version-matching is too strict, or if there are actual incompatibilities that the developer (Steva) needs to fix, but like I said, the delay is never long. (Only) in the interim where this theme is unavailable, I recommend NASA Night Launch.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.2.7). 

Google Image Search

No RIS from local image Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm still looking for a plugin that leverages Google's image upload search. If this feature is added I will re-install and rate 5/5. However it sounds like this addon is broken in general due to a recent FF update.

Image Search Options

No options for RIS from local image Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I know Google's reverse image search supports uploading an image, but I have yet to find an addon/extension that leverages this feature, 'Image Search Options' included. Otherwise perfectly fine.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.3.1-signed).