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Yo FF guys!
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
I was pretty excited about this when someone mentioned it might be a replacement for the sorely missed DownThemAll extension. But it's very rudimentary: It simply shows a list of available files, which you can filter by type, then select to download. But sadly, doesn't have the ability to split large downloads into multiple segments—the feature I found most useful about DTA. I actually tried it on a couple of files but couldn't get it to work. I selected the files, pasted a folder's path into the path box, and clicked Download. Nothing happened—no download dialog box, no error message. But I'm giving it 2 stars anyway because the author's obviously trying to make something of value to share with everyone.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It works—although the first couple of times I tried it, I wasn't sure... You click the icon it puts below each YT video. The icon changes to an animated "progress" graphic, which then stops in its tracks, making it look like the extension has crashed. But after half a minute or so, the download box appears and you can save an MP3 version of the video, as promised. So you just have to wait, even though it looks like nothing's happening. It seems to save only high-quality MP3s (~192 kb/s); it'd be nice if it gave you a choice of bitrates.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I understand this is the revival (by another developer) of the original extension, which no longer works on the new FF add-on platform.
I was quite happy to find it, as this was one of my most useful extensions. And when I ran it, the interface looked the same. But it didn't work. Then I found out I had to install another program _and_ a codecs package. Well, thanks anyway, but I'll just copy YT links to one of the online converters... It's simpler, and seems safer.
Nice! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Working great with FF 55.0.3! Because it doesn't require a restart, I installed it DURING a download and it worked when the DL was finished. ;?)
This message appears at the end of your install: "Manage your add-ons by clicking in the menu". Many FF users wouldn't understand what that means. You actually mean, "To change your settings: On Firefox's Tools menu, click Options, then click Extensions." You could also include a button there that would open the options so users could easily make their initial settings.
BTW, in DS's options, you have a "Save" button that's so wide, many users may not realize it's a button. (It looks more like a text box of some kind.) I would just remove it, and automatically save any changes the user makes... That's how other add-ons do it.
Finally, I'd give DS 5 stars if it had these—any chance of adding them?:
• The option to use any sound file
• A button to test the current sound. (I'm using DS because I can't stay at the PC during long downloads. The only way to see if it's loud enough to hear is to do an actual download—and then, if it's too loud or soft, do another download, etc.)
Great—and a minor refinement would make it perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is great! It'll be even more useful now that the unthinkable has happened, SRA has been handed the keys to the White House, and his name will continue to be plastered all over the media (which delights him, I'm sure—it's probably the only real reason he bothered with all this).
I'd give this add-on all 5 stars if it paid more attention to capitalization. The Dreaded Name often appears in the midst of sentences, not just at their beginnings—but the add-on always starts the replacement text with a capital S. That doesn't really work.
Also, when the word "Trump" appears alone, it substitutes just the "r. a." part of the text. That's fine, but the capitalization isn't reliable there either, because the replacement text is all lower-case—which looks odd at the beginning of a sentence.
I propose a simple solution: Always capitalize all three words of the replacement text ("Some Rich A."). We all know what's going on, so it'd be funny to see SRA appearing with an actual alternative "name". And it'd be much easier than trying to code in all the extra context-detection.
I'd also like to see the bug fixed that Anonymous mentioned below. The add-on should ignore places where extra characters have been added (e.g. "Donald Trump's") and deal with the name strings only.
Review follow-up Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It doesn't seem I can edit the review I just posted, so I'll post this follow-up.
Apparently, when the word "Trump" appears alone, this add-on substitutes just the "r. a." part of the text. That's fine—but the capitalization doesn't work there either, because the replacement text is all lower-case.
I propose an easy solution to all of this: Always capitalize all three words of the replacement text ("Some Rich A."). We all know what's going on, so it'd be funny to see him appearing with an actual "name" like that. And it'd be much easier than coding in all the extra context-detection.
I'd also like to see the bug fixed that Anonymous mentioned below. The add-on should ignore cases where extra characters have been added (e.g. "Donald Trump's"), and deal with the name strings only.
Fantastic! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is great! It's even more useful now that the unthinkable has happened, the SRA has been handed the keys to the White House, and his name will continue to be plastered all over the media (no doubt to his delight—I'm convinced it's the only reason he's bothered doing any of this).
Only one thing keeps this add-on from 5 stars, IMHO. It works fine when the Dreaded Name is at the beginning of a sentence. But when it's in the midst of a sentence, which is often the case, it still starts the replacement text with a capital S. I'd like to see it made a bit "smarter" so it used a capital only when the previous character was a linebreak, or it was preceded by an end-of-sentence character— . ! ? ) ] — plus one or more spaces.
Great, with one annoyance Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This does just what it says—very helpful! I like its simplicity—no options to fuss over, no presumptuous keyboard shortcuts, no auto-reloading of pages. (There are times when you don't want to reload immediately, and pressing F5 is easy enough.)
The only annoyance is that, unlike every other FF extension I've ever used over 20-odd years, this one won't let you move its toolbar button. From what I know about coding, the developer must've deliberately implemented this.
Why? People like to organize their toolbars—e.g. to put their most-used buttons closer to center, to group related buttons. Perhaps our esteemed developer has a control issue or two?
Wow, great idea! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Wow, this is a great idea! (Oh, I already said that, didn't I?) It works fine for me.
If you're worried about losing your tabs, just install the Tab Mix Plus extension too. All you have to do is click its toolbar button and you can save your tabs (in the current window, or all windows) with any name you wish. It takes just a few seconds; then you can send your tabs to OneTab without fear!
Works great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Such a logical idea—why doesn't FF already do it? Thanks for sharing this!
The greatest theme ever—but no longer usable! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
IMHO, This is the greatest FF theme ever. I always loved using it. Sadly, it stopped working many FF versions ago. Won't you please update it so we can enjoy it again? :?(This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Very good, though it doesn't work in Yahoo Mail Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A great idea, and it works in _most_ text-editing areas. But not, for some reason, in Yahoo Mail, which is primarily why I tried it. Can that be fixed, or is there something about YM's editor that prevents it?
BTW, I don't know why the previous reviewer ranted like that. When you open IAT's Options, it clearly says the cache folder—which is intended to be temporary anyway (that's why it's called "cache", not "backup")—is auto-cleaned every 7 days. If I were a developer, I'd never assume anyone wanted a cache folder to keep accumulating content for even more than one or two days.
If you want local copies of anything you're writing, you need to specifically save them that way, not assume that temporary copies will be retained for any length of time. Local editors (e.g. Microsoft Word) keep temporary copies too, so the user doesn't lose the work they're immediately doing if there's a problem with the app or the system. These copies are eventually deleted automatically, too.
Here's what I _really_ don't get: If this ranting user was actually using IJT's cache folder as a working file folder, they would've had to open ITJ's Options to see its location (hidden away in a sub-subfolder of the user's Firefox profile). Which means they also saw the auto-clean warning. So I guess I'll apologize for them for their baffling and unnecessarily abusive behavior.
It works, and it's quite impressive, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This add-on does what it claims, and its many (and I mean many!) features are quite impressive.
However, it has the most mind-bogglingly disorganized, most poorly labeled options window I've ever seen—not just on any FF add-on, but on anything, ever. I'm a technical writer—I make my living helping engineers communicate complex things to their users—and I can barely decipher HCTP's interface.
DarthMadara is into detail, big-time. Once you've installed HCTP, open your Extensions list (Ctrl+Shift+A), find HCTP, and click "More". You'll be greeted with a single paragraph of details so massive that it requires scrolling. This too is way unnecessary. A brief description, mentioning a few prominent features, would not only be more appropriate, but make it a lot more likely anyone would actually, you know, read it.
DM obviously means well, and it's very generous to go to all the trouble to create this add-on for us. But dude—when it comes to options interfaces, you don't have to reinvent the wheel. People have been perfecting the art of the GUI for decades now. Please get together with someone who has experience organizing, designing and describing these things, so HCTP be more practical and humane. Take my word for it: When it comes to interfaces and documentation, Less Is More. (Of course you'd never know that from the length of this review, LOL.)
I'm deducting one star not just for the otherworldly GUI, but because I'm sure there are more features I'd use if I could understand them.
Does what it claims Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add-on does just what it claims. It makes it considerably easier to block ads that aren't on ABP's list yet. (It also works fine with the more aggressive AdBlock Edge.)
I am a bit concerned about the claims that it sends data to its website without users being aware of that. I don't know if that's true or not, but I think the developer should at least respond to one of the reviews wondering about that. (Maybe the dev doesn't speak English...?)
Great, with a couple of minor annoyances... Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This theme is very well-done, and is great for people who want a dark, non-glaring theme. There are only two things I don't really like about it:
• When you hover over a tab, the whole tab bar gets bigger. I see no useful reason for this; I guess it's just a kind of artsy-craftsy effect. Very distracting... I wish it were optional.
• In Firefox's Options page, it changes the named categories (Extensions, Appearance, etc.) to icons only. I wouldn't mind the icons if they had text labels too, but it's presumptuous to expect users to remember what all the categories are.
BTW, I'm using this theme with FF 40.0 right now, and those window icons are appearing normally for me. How odd.
A good, elegant dark theme, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I like everything about this theme except the artsy-craftsy "glow orb" background that appears on the Options tab, Add-on tab, etc. I find it rather juvenile and distracting, and wish it was possible to omit it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.8).
Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works great! Just one minor quirk: I've found that when I inadvertently use it to copy some text that's already plain (e.g. Google Maps URLs), it fails to copy at all. Don't know why—but I'll just try to remember to use regular Copy in those cases.
FLOOD212: Try Keyconfig, here on the FF Add-ons site. It lets you easily redefine any of FF's shortcuts.
Could be simpler... Rated 4 out of 5 stars
"Boom, done. Simple as that." Actually, it could be simpler: Add the ability to set a keyboard shortcut rather than having to fuss with the context menu. Otherwise, great!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent! My only wish is that it'd work with Google image searches, too.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.52-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is fabulous. It does exactly what it's supposed to do. What's especially impressive is that the developer looks like he's about 15 years old. He must be a genius.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.05.1-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.