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Name remmmie
User since June 25, 2008
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Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't download HQ MP3 unless you pay for "Pro" version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.02). 

Forecastfox (fix version)

Donation Nag Coming Up Every Day / Edit: Now At Updates Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This would get 5 stars except for the donation nag that now comes up every morning when I first open FF [see edit later in post for update]. Developers must understand that people typically have over a dozen add-ons... imagine if every add-on had a nag for a donation. I understand people wanting to make money, but either an add-on is free with a donation button located on the config panel, or it's nagware with the browser opening what is basically an adware window -- a behavior many people like myself find highly annoying and not worth using the add-on when there are always competing add-ons that will basically do the same thing.

I saw the author address another person who complained of the donation nag, telling that user the nag only pops open after an update. I have add-ons set to NOT update unless I manually do it. And I am getting a nag screen every day. (Am also using Sandboxie which could be part of why the nag keeps coming up, as SBIE does not save some states but they are deleted with the sandbox at the close of each day... however I opened FF unboxed and looked at Forecastfix and could not find a tool to turn off the nag, or updates, though again the global control in FF to NOT update FF OR addons is set correctly).

I know Mozilla gave authors the go-ahead to solicit donations, but this isn't something that's going to fly in this add-on or any other, unless it is a passive request in the way of a donation button on the config screen... NOT a window/tab opening when you didn't ask for that window/tab to open... and especially not if you have the add-on set to NOT update.


EDIT: Thank you Oleksandr for the info on how to stop the nag from popping up every time I open FF. I changed the rating from 1 star to 3 stars, but still object to the behavior (on this add-on or any other) that pops open a window after an update... whether to nag for a donation or to announce program changes. If I want to read about changes I will click links in the add-on's option menu to purposely go there. Authors don't seem to understand that when you have many add-ons, windows popping open without your consent is very annoying as 'someone is always updating' therefore popping open a window. Or, like me, if you update all at once manually, 20 windows/tabs open to tell you about that add-on's updates and/or ask for a donation.

Some authors include an option in the config menu to NOT show the update window after an update (e.g. NoScript). A window popping open without consent is greeted as malware-type behavior. I would encourage ALL add-on authors to include a config menu option for users to TURN OFF this behavior. (An about:config fix is great but can't be used if the user doesn't know about it. If I hadn't posted this review and read your reply, I would have just uninstalled the add-on and reverted to the original Forecastfox and Nightly Tester Tools with that add-on set to compatibility mode.)

Imo, Mozilla allowing add-on authors to solicit donations is going to ruin the add-on community if authors insist on popping open unsolicited windows.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1). 

Cookie Monster

3rd Party Cookies by Specific Site, TOTAL CONTROL! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

CM is the best Cookie manager BY FAR. It has features no other mgr has, like allowing 3rd party cookies to be set for specific sites only. A godsave for the annoying but necessary odd-site that requires 3rd party cookies to login. Cookie Monster is THE BEST!

Folderpane Tools

Great, But Seems to Have A Little Bug Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Using TB 15.01 [b/c the newer versions gave me problems]. I really appreciated this extension to rearrange my many email accts in TBird. However for the last <?> so-many versions of TBird (including 17x which I tried before reverting back to 15x) the column headings were not being saved, and I traced the problem to Folderpane Tools.

Ex: In the SENT folder I set to hide the "From" column and instead show the "Recipient" column. But every time I re-started TBird, the columns reverted to the default ...unless I disabled extensions, then the settings stuck.

Folderpane Tools 0.61 turned out to be the culprit. After I enabled it, I lost my saved column settings again. When I disabled the extension, my column settings stuck again.

I like the extension but will keep it disabled except for when I need to use it. Wish I knew enough to fix the code myself! If not for the bug I'd give it 5 stars. :)

Flexible Identity

Nice Add On Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Got it working by restarting TB after making a rule. It's a very nice Add On ... I only wish it filled the right identity into the Sender field as soon as I enter the recipient's address, instead of asking me upon Sending, requiring a click. But very nice!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.8). 


Completely Lost Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like the idea of this add-on and when I installed it in TBird it added nice styling to Noia Fox, but I must be doing something wrong because I cannot see how it works or how to use it to change a style or do anything for that matter. I do not get the sample screen shown above.

So I tried installing it in FF and same problem. If I go to extensions and click on Stylish, I get the intro screen asking for a donation, then if I click the Manage Styles button, I get an empty window that resembes the about:config window where I assume I am to build a style from scratch somehow.

So I went to the website to click on example FF styles (still really wanting it for TBird) and the link would not work.... (maybe have to try it from K-Meleon).

I'm stumped. :( But because it added the elements I happened to want to the Noia Fox theme in TBird, I gave it 3 stars. And if there was any indication how to use it, I'd give it 5, but I think the GUI is perhaps not displaying correctly or something ...?

UPDATE: Thanks to Jason for the quick response. That video helped.

Before I re-rate the program I am curious if a previous review ( ) is correct that Stylish elements are not saved locally thereby allowing user's surfing to be tracked whenever a Stylish theme is used?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1-signed). 

Noia 2.0 eXtreme (v3.x)

Works With TB 11.1 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this theme, myself. I have it working with TB 11.1. However I have Mr Tech Toolkit and Add On Compatibility Reporter, so I don't know if either of those is helping but from what I understand starting with FF 10x (and TB 10?) they are making add-ons auto-compatible b/c of the rapid version changes. So you shouldn't need Mr Tech or ARC.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.36). 

YouTube mp3

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I just wrote another review that there was no button. I discovered that's because NoScript was blocking it b/c the button links to a third party site. I personally don't like using 3rd party sites and wish the button just saved the audio to disk, even as direct stream. Quality can't be improved upon anyway, so copying direct stream would preserve what quality there is, while not requiring a converter. Just open the FLV container, extract the audio stream, and save. That's actually what I thought this button was going to do.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

YouTube mp3

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

No button. Also using Win7 Ultimate and FF 3.6.8 like jwong60 who reports the same problem. :(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

PONG! Multiplayer

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great job!! Love this classic and you did a really nice job with the sound fx. Totally cool to be able to play by yourself or with a specific friend online. Pong is a relaxing way to spend a few minutes between tasks. Thanks!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.5).