Beck And Call

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Developer Information
Name Beck And Call
Location Washington, D.C.
Occupation Systems Administrator
User since April 1, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

In a little more detail...

I do believe I'll add something more amusing later.

My Reviews

CipherFox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a great idea, but doesn't actually seem to do anything - I assume because it's still written to display in the very, very ancient "status bar" widget that Mozilla eliminated a long time ago.

Incompatible with any halfway-recent build of Firefox.

EDIT: CipherFox does indeed appear in the Site ID dialog. However, it is still not visible anywhere else in the Firefox UI.

DownThemAll!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The tiny "fix" for Firefox 36 is incomplete. DTA has to be registered as download handler every time Firefox is started and DTA frequently fails to complete downloads it had no trouble with prior to Firefox 36. DTA still requires major fixes to modernize it and restore its functionality.

Use something else. Anything else.

Provider for Google Calendar

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Seems to be working now, after massive issues with the 1.0.x releases... except now every time I start Thunderbird, the provider claims it's "expired". Seriously!?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

FoxReplace

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Maybe it's time to solicit help from other developers to get the outstanding issues and feature requests fixed / implemented.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Searchbar Autosizer

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a great add-on, but it's veeery broken with 34b11.

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

Referrer Control

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really useful addon. Thanks for all the work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.5). 

Location Bar Enhancer

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'd love to use this, but the background breadcrumb image isn't cropped properly--using any of the 4 styles--in Firefox 30b2 on Linux. Instead, all the text is pushed to the very top of the location bar, and the location bar expands to show the entire background image.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1). 

PlacesCleaner

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but doesn't have an icon or button that's visible in Firefox 29 beta. Please update.

It's All Text!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Abandoned? There are still outstanding bugs with respect to Stylish, but the author is no longer replying to the Stylish developer or updating the extension in any other visible way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1). 

FoxReplace

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Originally a great idea, but there are many outstanding bugs and missing features, and development has stopped entirely.

Too bad.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.15.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Preferences Monitor

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but changes to print.tmp.* need to be whitelisted. Even after including .*:print\.tmp\..* in the whitelist, Preferences Monitor continues to create multiple alerts when printing.

The developer says that '.*' can't be used, even though it's a valid regex. Since 'print.tmp.*' is changed "by" the site you're attempting to print content from, it will have to be whitelisted in the extension itself. This happens regardless of whether the user invokes the print dialog manually or presses a "print" button on a page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

StartupMaster

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent extension!

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

Toggle animated GIFs

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much! I was hoping someone had written an extension that would restore some control over animated GIFs.

Would love to see this developed further to place a smallish play/pause button overlay over animated GIFs, perhaps on mouse-over.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

Preferences Monitor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazingly useful! I've used this to diagnose misbehavior by "good" add-ons that try to change proxy settings invisibly, and other well-intentioned uses.

Would be nice to see regex matches made case-sensitive, but I'm keeping it either way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4.3). 

Quick Search Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful and very attractive. Would be even better if you could control the maximum width (in icons) when the search bar isn't in use. ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.16). 

StartupMaster

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Indispensable, and I've used it for years, but it no longer starts early enough to prevent multiple password prompts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Tab Badge

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Needs to be generalized for more sites, doesn't work with FaviconizeTab, developer does not respond to support email address.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.13). 

Stylish Sync

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly useful. Can't believe this isn't part of Stylish already.

Is there a way to limit the number of backups kept, besides turning them off entirely?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.6). 

Classic Style for Favicons (discontinued)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does anyone happen to know if this handles the new "mixed content" and "run plugins" icons correctly? I'm only seeing the one screenshot for HTTPS sites.

Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Menu Icons Plus

Great work! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would love to see icons for "View Source Chart", since that extension never got an icon at all...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6).