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User since January 29, 2009
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ShowIP

Just the results of a name lookup Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This extension disappointingly does nothing more than list the records associated with the site's hostname, with the first record highlighted. It provides no indication of what IP your browser is talking to.

A hostname lookup might be enough information to guess if a site is IPv6-enabled ~80% of the time, but unfortunately sites with AAAA records aren't always actually listening on that IPv6 address. But this extension still shows the IPv6 address even if Firefox has had to fallback to a site's IPv4 address because the IPv6 address isn't up, or isn't running a webserver.

It also just highlights the first record in a round-robin RRSet, even if Firefox has done failover to another address in that RRSet.

The interface is nice and simple, a button with the current IP. A large assortment of functions are available on the address, though the difference between the left-click and right-click menus seems minor, they could just be combined into a single menu. It also allows you to move the button around via Firefox's toolbar "Customize", a very nice feature (though you seem to lose the ability to open the menus if you move it out of the status bar).

All in all, it would be a very nice addition if it actually showed information about your current connection. But as it is, it's basically just a shortcut to running 'dig' or 'nslookup' on every site you visit, and functionally just as external to the browser.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

DownThemAll!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Fast downloads, resume that works, and tight integration into Firefox is very nice. Tight integration does have downsides though, like locking up all Firefox windows and tabs for a minute or so when starting large (1GB+) downloads.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7). 

AutoAuth

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works well enough that I forget it's there, but I do remember how I used to be annoyed every day when presented with an HTTP auth request for a site I visited often. Should be a core feature. Works For Me on 3.5.5.

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

Open in Browser

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Particularly nice if your OS has various filetypes associated with a heavy IDE but you just wanted to look at one line. Stops you from having to choose save just to manually open in notepad/vim and then manually delete when done.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

FirePath

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works as advertised, and is very useful. CSS selector support would be a great addition, as would the ability to insert an auto-completed (tab) word when pressing a separator like '/', rather than having to first press enter to insert the auto-completed word. Another nice feature would be an optional "auto expand all", particularly when operating with "Show Entire DOM" disabled. Keeping focus in the xpath textbox after hitting enter to eval is a nice touch, but an optional eval-as-you-type would still be nice to also have.
But even as it currently is, a great tool for working with XPath.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

FirePath

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works as advertised, and is very useful. CSS selector support would be a great addition, as would the ability to insert an auto-completed (tab) word when pressing a separator like '/', rather than having to first press enter to insert the auto-completed word. Another nice feature would be an optional "auto expand all", particularly when operating with "Show Entire DOM" disabled. Keeping focus in the xpath textbox after hitting enter to eval is a nice touch, but an optional eval-as-you-type would still be nice to also have.
But even as it currently is, a great tool for working with XPath.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

Firefinder for Firebug

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

"View Selection Source" on steroids, but not much more. Primary feature is "auto select" which is a clone of firebug's Inspect Element. No XPath or CSS expression is generated, the element is simply displayed by itself in a new tab without the surrounding context of the HTML tab's display. A filtered list of a page's elements can be generated from an XPath or CSS selector expression instead, but once you have the results of filtering all you can do is highlight them, jump to a single element in Firebug's HTML inspector tab, or send a single element (and only a single element)'s HTML source to the developer's favourite pastebin. Those looking for a tool for use in XPath development will find this tool only minimally useful. It does have a simple, clean interface and the ability to operate on CSS selectors, but otherwise compares unfavourably with the other firebug xpath add-on, FireXPath.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.01).