Howard_Roark

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Name Howard_Roark
User since August 31, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Image Zoom

Is it possible to zoom in on the mouse cursor position? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on would be perfect if the center of the zoom while scrolling the mouse-wheel was the position of the mouse cursor. In other words, it would be perfect if the mouse-wheel-scroll zoom functioned like the mouse-wheel-scroll zoom in Windows Photo Viewer. Can such functionality be included in a future update?

FindBar Tweak

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm a longtime and constant user of HighlightAll! (I use its functionality over a dozen times a day). It was acting strangely of late (as of Firefox 25) so I just went over to their mozilla page. I saw mention of FindBar Tweak in the comments, came here, installed FindBar Tweak, and happily discovered that it exceeded my expectations. What an absolutely superb and well-made add-on for Firefox! This mod author clearly understands that Firefox users are obsessive about tweaking and customizing. It's why we choose Firefox in the first place. Sadly, many add-ons provide just a basic means of customization and always leave you wishing it had something more. Not so with this add-on. FindBar Tweak has extensive settings and tweaks to play around with. A truly modular add-on.

So many words for an add-on that does such a simple thing? Absolutely, because it does so brilliantly.

Oh those little pink lines in the scroll bar on the right to indicate where in the long page other instances of your highlighted word can be found ---- thank you, thank you, thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.13.1-signed). 

Speed Dial

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm using Firefox 14.0.1 and my Speed Dial just updated to 0.9.6.9 but it still doesn't work. My newly opened tabs are still a blank white page.

This addon worked great for previous versions of Firefox but I haven't been able to get it to work since Firefox updated to version 14.

I tried the "about:config" suggestions from a previous post by "polocanada" but it didn't change my results.

What can I try to get Speed Dial to work with my Firefox 14.0.1?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6.8.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

RequestPolicy

RequestPolicy 0.5.27 - needs a blacklist! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think this addon is a must-have (in addition to NoScript addon as well as a comprehensive list of 0.0.0.0 redirects added to your HOSTS file).

However, there are so many commonly blocked sites listed in RequestPolicy. I'd love to be able to add those to a blacklist to clear out the clutter from the main list of sites. There needs to be more than just the two lists. "Blocked destinations" and "Allowed destinations" is not enough. There should also be "Blacklisted destinations" that contain all the usual sites I want to separate out from the unusual sites.

Please consider adding such a feature to RequestPolicy in future updates!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.27.1-signed). 

Speed Dial

Dial Refresh "OK" button bug is fixed Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I downloaded Speed Dial 0.9.6.4 from the mozilla addons website. I was unable to change the time that dials would refresh because the "OK" button seemed to ignore my mouse clicks. However, I browsed to the developers website (http://speeddial.uworks.net/download.html) and found a more current version there (version 0.9.6.8). Now the "OK" button works just fine and I have successfully set my dials to refresh every 15 minutes.

This is one of those indispensable addons that should be a default part of Firefox. Great work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6.4.1-signed). 

DownThemAll!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I solved one problem but I am still plagued by another..

I am running DTA v2.0.13 with Firefox 11.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1. I had problems with renaming masks. The default mask would disappear after the first time I used DTA in a browsing session. I had to re-enter the mask for each subsequent download. I discovered that this bug is due to setting "Dropdown Menus" to "0" (zero) in the "Privacy" tab of the DTA Preferences menu. I now set "Dropdown Menus" to "15" and my mask issue is resolved.

However, I am still encountering a random issue with the file time set to some downloaded files. I want all file times set to the time I download the file. In the "Advanced" tab of the DTA Preferences menu is a setting "Set file time to last modified time (server) or time of queuing". Regardless of whether I check the box in that setting or not, sometimes my downloaded files are set to the time I download the file and sometimes the file time is set to some other time which, I assume, is the server time. I sort my files according to Date in Windows Explorer and I expect the newest downloaded files to be at the top of the list. DTA always worked as expected in this regard (I go way, way back with DTA) but I am struggling to resolve this issue that seems to happen randomly. If anyone can explain this I would appreciate it tremendously.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.13.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Tab Mix Plus

Please add a toggleable "make a sound when new tab is opened" Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Most of my browsing consists of opening new tabs by middle-clicking on links. So often a new tab fails to open when I am quickly middle-clicking through a bunch of links. I desperately hope for a tactile feedback upon middle-clicking to open new tabs. If only a simple sound like a "pop" or a "ding" would be played whenever a new tab was opened..

Please add such an option in a future release!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.8.7.1-signed). 

Tab Utilities

Please add a toggleable "make a sound when new tab is opened" Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Most of my browsing consists of opening new tabs by middle-clicking on links. So often a new tab fails to open when I am quickly middle-clicking through a bunch of links. I desperately hope for a tactile feedback upon middle-clicking to open new tabs. If only a simple sound like a "pop" or a "ding" would be played whenever a new tab was opened..

Please add such an option in a future release!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

DownThemAll!

Renaming Mask does not pass thru to AntiContainer Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like this addon very much. It is near perfect but it does have one major and frustrating flaw. In fact I believe it would be a complete product if only it would pass the renaming mask to its AntiContainer extension. This disconnect has existed between this pairing for years now. I have to scratch my head and wonder why this flaw hasn't been resolved long ago. It seems to me that DownThemAll! plus AntiContainer would be far and away the only image/media downloader worth having if they would finally bridge this gap.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.12.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

DownThemAll!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love DTA. I've used it since its inception, its my favorite automated downloader (and I've tried them all, literally). I use Links almost exclusively to download (very rarely do I use Pictures and Media to download). As such, I also use Anti-Container, and cannot live without it.

I love the renaming masks. Very handy. However, quite often I wish there was a way to make DTA add my own text to the filename.

Here's an over-simplified example -

A web gallery with hundreds of jpegs, all Monet paintings, all named in number order (paintings1.jpg, paintings2.jpg, and so on). I want to download them all, but do not want to lose the original file names, so I would like DTA to add my own text "Monet_" to the beginning of the original filenames so that DTA saves the files to my storage as "Monet_paintings1.jpg" and "Monet_paintings2.jpg" and so on. It would be great to be able to quickly and easily add any text I choose to proceed DTA's renaming mask.

I appreciate any help or information you can give me. I thank you for your time and courtesy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.7.1-signed).