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Name robsku
Location Helsinki, Finland
Occupation Programmer
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User since February 7, 2009
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In a little more detail...

Linux zealot, programmer, likes to read manga and NEEDS new books, loves wide variety of music, specially punk- and heavy-rock, electro.

My Reviews

Toggle JavaScript Enabled

Someone should fork noscript Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Someone should fork noscript, code it to support Android - the interface could show similar message bar saying scripts are (partially) blocked - you could access the pop-up where domains can be allowed or blocked either from menu entry or by tapping the message before it timeouts and disappears.

Meanwhile, I will give this four stars if you make it disable/enable javascript by site, not globally - and it would remember, in saved blacklist what domains are javascript blocked, because, while much more limited, it's closer to noscript I've seen. Actually five stars, considering your add-on clearly isn't made to be noscript variant. Meanwhile, it's useful, but not that special, so that's because the low score.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 


Android disappointments, on desktop it's golden Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I would have given five stars when my only experience was with Linux desktop, but the Android version doesn't show the box although there are settings for how long it would show, and location it would be shown, which I changed from bottom right to top right, because your "button" is placed bottom right corner: it hides content, even links sometimes. And it's HUGE, not exactly the size of buttons on desktop version, and sometimes tapping it don't even work.
So you decided to invent a way of your own when everyone else is putting what on desktop used to be icon(s) under the context menu. At least add timeout option to make it disappear, and add a menu entry that opens the same window as the image. That is for Android - oh, and fix the "box" so it shows on Android, as there are even options for them.
You may get the five stars if you make it work - for now I'm considering disabling Ghostery for the time.

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

Adblock Plus

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's been my favorite ones for ages, but I just -1'd my review because when adding it to my new installation, the combination of Wiltteri (finnish blocklist) and easylist was not available from the addon, NOR from the site (although it seems the list file does exist there) and I had to look for Wiltteri+easylist from Wiltteri's own official page and add it manually.
Also, you should be able to change the preferences for malware, tracking and social blocking later if you ignore them first after install, or if you wan't to enable one later.

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

DuckDuckGo (HTML SSL)

JS Free... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

How nice. I moved from Google to Scroogle for simple anonymity. When Big G finally shut them down I considered ixquick, but I had tested it now and then when I used Scroogle and didn't like it.
But ixquick wasted no time to create - still my fav., but I have had duckduckgo addon (not plain search provider). I have hotkeys for them. s=startpage, d=duck*2go & ddg=this very one, Duck going on without power of scrpting :D

Session Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Not the first one I install, but once I have AdBlock Plus, NoScript, possibly KeySnail and Tab Mix Plus that's generally when I install this one. Those are my standard minimum setup and Session Manager means that the firefox profile I'm using has been meant for serious use now, not just testing stuff.
Also, a method, other than "save all tabs", to archive certain windows (or "type of" windows - *cough*) is next to awesome - and though there's a nasty joke in there I'm not talking about just "questionable" stuff - I have saved windows folders, for example, for different subjects related to programming.

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Tab Mix Plus

Just simply awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Been my favorite for as long as I can remember... Even with just the option to split the tab row into vertical rows when there are too many tabs to show horizontally at once would have gotten into my favorite addon's - if there already wasn't one full of all kinds of other tab-goodiness on top of it. Just plain awesome, and I thank you for many years (back way before FF 3.x I believe even) of tab awesomeness.

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

Web of Trust, WOT: Website Reputation Ratings

Script too slow... Rated 1 out of 5 stars

First I really thought I was going to like it. I've used WOT through NoScript to check which sites to allow and sometimes to check the site I'm on via FlagFox...
But under only couple hours I noticed that my whole browser had slowed down, I was getting "script busy" errors, and yes, they were from this plugin.
It's not a brand new machine, only a year old or so, I think it's 1,6Ghz duial-core mini laptop with Windows 7 (uh, I normally over install linux right away) and with FireFox 30.0
Disabling the plugin fixed the problem with one swift browser reboot.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20131118.1-signed). 

British English Dictionary (Forked by Marco Pinto)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thank you - I'm not British, not even my native language is English, but this is computer time - it began from internet some newbies say, but the fact is that there was were little software in any other language than in English in 80's and at least the fist half wasn't much better - and still many programs come English...

So sure, I need English dictionary - I just wanted this one because I like GB English way better :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.14). 

Startpage (SSL)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Indeed, I've been using startpage,com since scroogle,com (similar, but was uglier and lacked features when SP has features google lacks).
And if we ignore the anonymity/super-advanced user individualization techniques Google, FB, etc. use, what I really love (though as feature it's side-effect of anonymity) is that I'm guaranteed to get same results with every browser everywhere - as long as they don't rightfully change with some fitting better or worse to the terms,,, and with most my friends using this and duckduckgo, I can say which to use (I use duckduckgo also, it has it's benefits) and what search terms to use - and THEY WILL get the right results =) It's like back in the -95, man! :D

Save Images

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Awesome, but a feature I need to give 5 star rating (I did give 4) is to check linked images that don't link to image (so called thumbnails) and be able to load that link, parse it for the large version of the thumbnail and add it to set...

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


How I expected it from name... Rated 1 out of 5 stars

To make this useful you should really do feature like in "paste to tab & go", where a copied text can be searched by right clicking tab ("paste and search" on context menu) or new tab button/empty tab-bar area ("paste and search on new tab").

Also keyword search on address field, as well as regular search field should open new tab if search activated with ctrl-enter. And it should switch to new tab, depending on settings, shift modifier should reverse (e.g. shift-ctrl-enter opens search in tab and switches to it with default settings, but if in browser settings "switch to new tab" option is selected [mine and many others default) is set then shift will open in background tab),

But what is really needed is "paste to tab and search". And hotkey(s) for them (2nd: "paste to new tab's search and go") would be nice. Customizable, though I know my way with

Hide GUI bars

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It was excellent for 3.6 that I still used (mostly because I hated FF 4 UI [but then saw 26] and more importantly, last compilations of SwiftFox (CPU optimized (AMD/Intel, x86/x64) were of 3.6 series - and it worked.

But SOMEONE fork it or AUTHOR upgrade it. I'm now trying with simple edit of install.rdf with MaxVersion set to 27.*.*

Of course, if no official help, I *can* have same functionality with keysnail extension - the code is there (builtin) and even hides *title bar*.

But I guess 4 stars for it working on version it was made for. Only 3 if there had been any other serious lack (well, you should be able to set the hotkey with ANY modifier-combo and ANY key - so three stars. Fix these and you have 5 from me. With 800x600 (Asus EeePc netbook) it was superior.

All-in-One Gestures

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well, I'm a fanatic when it comes to optimizing software for keyboard (from desktops to database managing even) and I really have to say that when my hand is on a controller I'd rather not switch it to another controller.
*That's* where the point is. I might love my keyboard, but if my had is on mouse I will curse if I have to switch to KB just to zoom, go back/forward in history, etc.

That means a big flaming 5 stars for the absolutely best gesture extension. THANKS!

Image Zoom

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With using "Zoom Text Only" and ocassionally having to zoom just individual images on page or just images loaded as is this extension in a life-saver.

Content Preferences

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Because I've only used dubian I only have experience on FF 17 and 3.6 (and still prefer 3.6 fork Swiftfox), but Content Preferences is one of my favorites - much because I need to zoom text on pages a lot. Thanks.

Session Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately there is no perfect solution to guarantee saving current session 100% certainly on crash for technical reasons. Not on any browser, it's simply impossible.
That being said, this plugin is the most awesome and reliable on achieving just that. Failure to load previeous session after crash is virtully no-situation - and when it happens you most of time get close enough with latest auto-save.

Thank you - the authors have done their best, and deserve humongous thanks - and top rating!

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

MicroFox for Firefox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used LittleFox before - but I have been using MicroFox for long time because I didn't find LittleFox when setting up plugins after new Linux install - don't know if LittleFox exists no more or why I didn't find it.

Anyway, I've been happy with both... No problems whatsoever, except possibly with CoolPreviews, which I disabled for other reasons, but it didn't manage to show anything but mess when trying to show the stack menu - it might be the theme or it might as well be the plugin (tabmix?) that I use to get tab bar split in separate vertical lines...

No problems with the theme, unless the CoolPreviews malfunction is because of the theme, but I'd bet against it. Very good one for maximizing view area...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.11). 

Adblock Lite

Why not keep 3.6 supported? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I won't be installing this to my home computer as I'm still using FF 3.6 and probably will as long as I see no reason (that's important to *me*) to upgrade it. The later versions are memory hogs if you have 100-200 tabs open always.

Why will the support be dropped for 3.6? What features current FF's API offers that Adblock Lite will be needing so badly they can't be written conditionally so that the plugin would degrade gracefully on 3.6 to keep compatibility with it?
If it has remained compatible 3.6 so long, why dropping it now? I can't come up with even a guess what reason there is, feature and/or programming wise, to not keep 3.6 support :/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3). 


Linux&Win, it's JavaScript code, add-on runs fine on any OS under FF or TB. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Linux version? Thunderbird is available on Linux, the add-ons are coded in JavaScript and thus the only reason to create plugin limited to group of systems, or just one, is if the add-on needs to access something OS specific.
Which would make me very careful, after asking why on earth it needs to do something OS dependant, then I'd forget the plugin *unless* I had *really* strong urge to have what it claims to offer, after which I would check the source code and/or (in any order) test it on FireFox W32 version on wine tracing it's file and other accesses, but I'm an amateur on that last way.

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Customizable keys would make this quite good, combos of keys could, and since it already has them, would make it better than most mouseless plugins IF the 1st step is done, customizable keys.

Now what would make this almost as superb as KeySnail (or Vimperator, though ignorant know not KeySnail can be set up with 100%, or at least 97% of Vimperator functionality - with full programmabality, kinda like in eMacs, providing means to program anything you could do with full plugin because the code is javascript, not eLisp ;)) would be creating key-sequences - for those not knowing emacs I give an example: In my firefox (C=Ctrl, M=Alt/Meta) C-x o will jump to another frame (if on framed page), C-x 1 then again opens currently active frame alone as page shown. Most basic are just combos, not sequences though, but ie. C-x is nothing alone, add C-c to end and it quits FF (or emacs, I tried to make them as similar as possible, and especially in editing text fields or vieving mails the basic movement keys, be they Vim's or eMacses heritage and also selection keys, copy/cut/yank, all keys needed on writing area, no need to move hand to mouse or even arrow keys, etc...
KeySnail has loads of other stuff, but I would give a plugin with customizable key combe sequences, if you then implemented a way to attach piece of code, similar you can use with KeyConfig, then it would be gold grade development, and it's NOT that hard.

The rest is not suggestions for mouseless, just mind food of what the most powerful keyboard optimized plugin can support, for example, the features, expandability, etc. - give it a thought, there is no KeySnail for ThunderBird, but you could do a lot to make situation better, even if you just add customizable keys, just regular key/key-combo (1 normal key, rest 1 to 8 modifiers - most I've seen is 3 modifiers, C-M-S-(somekey) - S means Shift naturally, M is for Meta but on PC's often same as Alt. KeyConfig could add this functionality, but I would need to know what function to call to execute to do what mousless does on Ctrl-d and Ctrl-u to bind them to C-v and M-v - of course I should get quite a lot extra functionality to already grand functionality of KeyConfig with Functions for KeyConfig, but those are halfway solutions - if you wan to be the first to implement superior kb-only plugin for TB take some of my ideas, maybe look into FireMacs plugin, lamer version of KeySnail, but if you could port that or create similar taking code/ideas from source design at least you would have seriously possibly the best of the kind plugin, probably also enough for all users, I'm not sure if TB users have necessarily any need for KeySnail for TB, the browsers are different...

Not platinum though, KeySnail has some specialities, but it was made to be extensible, it even has plugin system - but those plugins have advantage of having also KeySnail API and functionality available in addition to being easier to do but still can do anything a FF add-on since for FF it's seen just as part of KeySnail.

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