koshiua

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Name koshiua
User since March 5, 2010
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BarTab

BarTab migrated into Firefox! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The most convincing proof of the greatness of this idea is that BarTab functionality migrated into Firefox.
Since Firefox version 4, you could set browser.sessionstore.max_concurrent_tabs to 0, and you would essentially have a built-in BarTab (or you can use BarTab Lite).
Starting with the Firefox 8 the new preference is called browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand (set it to true). Moreover this preference is exposed to user!

====> Go to Preferences/Options dialog => General and enable checkbox "Don't load tabs until selected". <====

Don't wait new versions of BarTab anymore!

Firelang

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Firelang has many features. And it is strange to see that some of them are not available where needed. It is such features:
1) Support of google translator. Firelang can use it in mousehover mode but cannot use it as a dictionary ("translate with...").
2) Firelang can use a XPath expression to extract a translation from an ajax request but cannot use this useful feature to parse a html page of a certain dictionary. So you need copy&paste every translation to save it. It is very annoying.

Also why by default Lingvo ru-en dictionary is configured to use export.yandex.ru? These are two different dictionaries.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5.0.1-signed). 

Blue Magpie

Interface disandvantages Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good idea and nice addon but it has some interface disadvantages.
- It shows only first option of translation (should be useful to join all alternative translations into single line).
- It interfere with other extensions such as QuickDrag when you drag a word to the small rectangle (missing event.stopPropagation()?)
- I think that tooltips with appropriate word (without translation) would be useful on the bottom navigation line (small dots).

ColorResults

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

First of all this is very useful addon. Dynamic highlight is nice. But there are some bugs. Sometimes layout of site are broken because of injected span elements (for example try to google something on digg.com). Perhaps css rule "span.ColorResultsClass {display:inline}" will help.
Also it will be good to have an option to highlight a fragment of text directly from the google result with another color and scroll to this fragment automatically.
Excellent idea, five stars. But not perfect implementation. So four stars for now.

BetterCache

Never check at start (option) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is wonderful extension. It fixes Firefox lags during browsing.
But it lacks small but important feature. I usually have 100-200 tabs opened. And main problem is to restore session. Some sites even treat so many requests as a DoS attack. “Check pages for actuality – once for browser session” is optimal for me. But unfortunately all pages forced to be reloaded at start time when this option enabled. Please add checkbox “Never check pages for actuality for first N seconds” (N is configurable number.) This option should temporarily override “Check pages for actuality” option and make Firefox start really fast.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24).