Fred Thompson

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Name Fred Thompson
User since December 31, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Tab Mix Plus

It's a LEGACY build, got it?!?! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous user 3d2551 and all others who don't pay attention: notice there is no green label which says this is compatible with FF57+

Code Injector

why? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

What's the point of this? It's 5 times larger than Greasemonkey and 70% larger than TamperMonkey.

InfoWeather

Almost perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've used Forecastfox for years. Am now using InfoWeather because the pop-up window is much better. Here are a few requests:
1) Please add option for wider icon so it can show temperature and condition (sun, rain, storm, etc.).
1.1) If possible, please make even wider to show forecast, similar to older Forecastfox.
2) Please include support for default location and multiple stored locations.

Canvas Defender

Almost perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I agree with suggestion to automatically create a new profile on each startup (each tab opening?)

Would REALLY like a way to disable the popup messages!!!

copyLinks

Fails on GitHub pages Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Copies only the link under the cursor when attempting to copy a selected set of links on GitHub pages.

CleanKinja

love it but would also like... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great.
How about a way to block specific posters by name?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

Live editor for CSS and LESS

installed without problem, works just fine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

EN-US Win8.1 x64 FF 54.0 x32, installed just fine. Works great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5.4). 

QR Coder

Must have ability to save QR as file Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Locally creating the QR is fantastic.
However, there is no way to save the QR image...

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

whitelist javascript websites

almost perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars

"Whitelist javascript websites" is a near-perfect site-specific javascript blocker.

The largest problem is the icon does NOT indicate the current status. The icon indicates what the status would be IF you clicked on the icon.

What would be very helpful:

1) Switch incons; green checkmark should indicate javascript is allowed, Red radiation symbol should indicate javascipt is denied.

1.1) I'd change the icon to the JS shield in green, yellow, or grey.

2) Add a temporarily-enabled option (yellow) which reverts to the blocked if the url is no longer in the browsing history.

3) Add import/export list of whitelisted URLs from/to a text file.

4) Include wildcard support for URLs. If there is a description of the level to which whitelisting is allowed, I didn't see it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.3). 

Tampermonkey

Why so large compared to GreaseMonkey and Violent Monkey? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works? Yes.
Nice interface? Yes, especially sorting.
Why is Tampermonkey so large? It's almost 3 times larger than GreaseMonkey in Firefox and almost 4 times larger than Violent Monkey in Chrome.
I really like the userscript list but if that's the only real difference, it's not work 600k of code.
Please enlighten me.

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ok, I see now. The size comes from the JavaScript editor and the UI. Would you consider splitting TamperMonkey into 2 versions; developer and run-only?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.5384). 

FfChrome

Great BUT picky!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love having the short menu. HOWEVER, there one bug which is very annoying.
The pop-up menu frequently does NOT show those items which are checked in the user settings. Why? I don't know. This seems to be related to when add-ons were installed. Then again, maybe the method used to reference the add-ons by ffChrome is outdated and doesn't properly work with recent builds...

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

restartFox

Works great, plz add file menu icon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great in FF48. Please add icon to File Menu and make it and regular icon user-potional.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.5). 

Site Searcher

Almost perfect... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great
suggested tweak: position cursor in search field when new window is opened.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.6). 

Youtube Checker

Great but needs some more functions Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this for seeing what is updated in channels I like. However, it would be much more useful with a few tweaks:
1) The list of subscriptions should be sortable, alphabetical sort would be helpful.
2) There should be a dismiss button so new videos can be removed from the list without opening them.
3) option for smaller thumbnail size would be nice.

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How about an overlay icon to remove the item? That would be very obvious.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.0). 

Youtube Subscriptions Grid

needs proper name in install.rdf Rated 5 out of 5 stars

install.rdf has this line:

<em:name>better-youtube-subs</em:name>

Should be: <em:name>Youtube Subscriptions Grid</em:name>

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.16.1). 

Column Reader

Needs small nav menubar icon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works very well.
Needs a small icon for the navigation menubar.
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update: I don't know how to reply. The icon is visible now but I've also rebuilt the prefs from scratch. Thanks for your response.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2). 

Blacken

Great idea - flawed implementation Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Blacken works wonderfully EXCEPT the script tends to hang on complex pages and/or multiple pages opened at the same time.
It needs to be optimized for speed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.18.1-signed). 

ThunderStats! Your Thunderbird Statistics!

(Renamed) Good, almost great. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

"You found the very first listing, when the addon was just released..." Wrong. This is the fifth time this extension has been in the "recently updated" report. Limited rating to 3 stars because you deleted the review after replying with sarcasm. You didn't need to put it here for testing. You could have sent the xpi to people.
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My initial post was out of frustration with insufficient descriptions. Maybe somebody from Mozilla deleted it. They should stick to making software. I apologize for snapping at you.

I prefer ThunderStats!'s information and Mail Summaries' color scheme.

Ideas to increase legibility:

Use account overview page, not a separate tab.

Reduce overall vertical size; overviews should not have scrollbars on laptops - investiagate dynamic spacing. Reduce visual clutter; use color or position whereever possible, not both. Choose scheme with more complimentary colors. Reduce color count. Always use dark font on light background. Add total, yearly, and monthly time span tabs. Remove dark blue and reduce height of tabs. Center quadrant titles.

Top quadrants: Increase left/right borders inside quadrants; contents too close to borders. Current axis labels are too dominant; reduce them. Swap contents of upper quadrants. Label today's mail bar chart with clock time or day/evening/night and reduce color count to sent/received. Words "Sent" and "Received" should be in appropriate color, not swatches with black labels. I do not see any usefulness for vertical inbox date bar chart; enlighten me.

Bottom quadrants: Remove colors from charts. Add thin horizontal line between lines 5 and 6 of columns 2 and 3.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

QuickJava

Great function but GREEN means go, NOT blue... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on. It plays well with NoScript. Only complaint is the color scheme which uses red for disabled and blue for enabled.Green should be the color of enabled. Maybe this is a default color coming from Firefox. If that's the case, override it. At least make this an option...

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Thank you for your quick, informative reply. Looking at it now, my initial response was too influenced by frustration. I did not know about red/green colorblindness confusion. I suppose that's one reason traffic lights are stacked. There must be many signal situations such as multi-color LEDs which cause problems. I'll research this some more to be more accomodating in my own designs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.6.1-signed). 

Wappalyzer

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon. My earlier comment was based on misunderstanding the optional setting to choose between a toolbar icon or inserting all the icons for detected components in the URL bar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.15.1-signed).