gazzawazza

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Name gazzawazza
User since January 3, 2011
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Star-Button In Urlbar

really cute, useful add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

EDIT 29 June 2016

A super & quick response from the dev and a beta fix for the change in behaviour between v1.3 and v1.4 of SBIU (so much easier to type lol) bumps score back to 5 stars.

Thanks Aris.

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hi all

I've just this lovely little add-on ever since FF went to that weird double bookmark button design.

I've also used this add-on completely successfully with another long-term bookmark add-on called "Add Bookmark Here ²".

I've used this other add-on for so long it was a struggle to remember why but some research and investigation led me to conclude it had been because it allowed me to properly edit bookmarks AND control where they got saved, at a time when Firefox didn't let me do that (before the bookmark was saved).

Anyway, unfortunately, since star-button in urlbar went to v1.4, I've been experiencing (in my ignorance), what appeared to be my bookmark editing window seemingly randomly disappearing, while I was editing/typing the bookmark name. I thought I was randomly pressing some keyboard shortcut or something to cause this behaviour.

However, reverting to star button in urlbar v1.3 showed that it was the version change to 1.4 which appeared to be triggering the issue. Further testing appears to indicate that this auto-saving, auto-hiding or auto-closing behaviour of the bookmark editing window is default behaviour in FF47 (I tried disabling both the discussed add-ons to test the bookmarking process in FF).

Confusingly the changelog for star-button in urlbar 1.4 says:

"- marked as multi-process compatible
- Fx47+: hide bookmarks popup, if bookmark is not bookmarked yet (pre-47 way)
- Fx47+: switch position of "Done" and "Remove Bookmark" buttons"

This would imply that the hiding of the bookmarks pop-up happened before FF 47 but I'd not witnessed this before (perhaps due to Add Bookmark Here ²).

Anyway, the main thing is that reverting to v1.3 of star-button in urlbar returns the bookmarking behaviour I am familiar with.

My question is whether this closing or hiding of the bookmark editing pop-up can be prevented by this add-on in any way (in a future version)?

I suspect that perhaps the author is trying to avoid complicating the situation with add-on options (which is understandable) but perhaps this could be a way forward?

Finally, my apologies if I have misrepresented or concluded anything incorrectly here.



Regards,

Gary

PS I am very happy to discuss this with the developer and do any testing required.

PPS I've just noticed as well that if one duplicates a tab, the star-button doesn't appear in the URLbar of the additional tab (it's still present though in the original tab). The explanation is to do with another extension I use (tab mix plus). This extension allows me to configure the behaviour of the new tab button (amongst loads of other things to do with tabs). I've got it so that a duplicate tab with all the page history of the old tab gets created, when a new tab event occurs. I disabled tab mix plus and found that I can't duplicate a tab unless I use CTRL+left mouse click on the reload page icon (or middlebutton) or drag the tab to a new position and press CTRL at the same time. These actions result in a duplicate tab with page history and star-button in URLbar appears perfectly. I mention this only in case any other user sees this behaviour occurring and is puzzled.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Extension List Dumper 2

pretty good but have discovered a couple of issues Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've used this successfully a few times now, when I've had to dump out a list of extensions for a support call, etc.

Really nice. I particularly like the way you can control the level of detail provided and filter between, for example, active and disabled extensions.

However, I've just discovered a couple of problems (using public release FF 47.0):

1) it lists extensions that are not user installed and are actually firefox default installs:

- firefox hello
- multi-process staged rollout
- pocket

2) it omitted the following plugins:

- openH264 video codex (cisco)
- primetime content decryption module (adobe)
- widevine content decryption module (google)

It might be nice if it dumped dictionaries too but that's a suggestion rather than a problem.

I'm sorry to post problems here but couldn't see a way to reach the developer.



Regards,

Gary

URL Suffix

really nice, practical extension Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been using this extension for some time. Such a sensible idea, as, living in the UK, I had far more need for autocompletion with .co.uk than .com (which you get with CTRL+ENTER on IE and firefox).

Works fine with FF 45.0.2 (using URL suffix 0.8.0.1).

However, I've recently experienced new behaviour when using ALT+ENTER (which I've configured to add .co.uk to a URL). Now, for some reason, the suffix is added but the address is opened in a new tab.

I swear this has never happened before, even though ALT+ENTER is used by FF as a default to open an address in a new tab.

Can the author do anything to disable this default behaviour?

I'm sorry but I didn't post this in the support forum, as the last posts there were in 2014.


Regards,

Gary

IE View Lite

such a shame Rated 1 out of 5 stars

having used this add-on for something like 5 years (my go-to, simple, minimalist, right-click 'open page in IE' extension), I've just discovered it no longer works.

I've moved to "open with Internet Explorer" (Baris Derin). This does more than I personally need but at least it works (tested with general release FF 45).

Multiple Tab Handler

not performing as I would expect Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I don't want to give an inaccurate review, so am asking for some help or guidance.

I chose this extension as I wanted to be able to select multiple tabs and, for example, move them to a new firefox window.

This works fine if a new window is already open. Right-click move to new window works perfectly, even if new window is not open.

However, I thought that I would be able to drag a group of tabs to the desktop and that a new window would open for them. This doesn't work though. It only opens/moves the one with the focus.

Also, the automatic pop-up window only works with one tab. If you select, say, 3 tabs, after clicking the 3rd tab, no auto pop-up windows appears.

Any advice?

I am using this with tab mix plus but have turned off CTRL and SHIFT click actions in TMP, to avoid conflicts.

I'm using FF 38.0.5.

Thanks for any assistance.


Gary

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2015030601.1-signed). 

Star-Button In Urlbar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Neat little add-on. Works exactly as described.

Only issue so far is that I've not worked out how to set the default bookmarks folder to save bookmarks in.

CTRL + D puts a bookmark into the Bookmarks Menu but clicking on the star adds it to Unsorted Bookmarks - you can only change the folder by clicking on the star again and picking another folder.

EDIT:

Thanks for the prompt reply Aris.

Yeah, I've done some more digging and indeed firefox has default behaviours when bookmarking a page. They are as I've described.

There's a useful support.mozilla.org thread on the matter. Look for Cor-el's reply for superb clarity on the subject:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/986106

I've tried his recommended add-on (add bookmark here 2) - it achieves the save bookmark behaviour that I want (although I needed to change a couple of settings in the options page). I can now specify a folder to save my bookmarks in (and firefox remembers this location). Just note that you need to uncheck “insert bookmarks to the top of menu” under “miscellaneous”, in order to achieve the original CTRL + D behaviour when clicking on the star.

Thanks btw for the bookmark button tip. I've had to resort to "Classic theme restorer", in order to just have a bookmark button that opens the sidebar alone.

Once again, extensions devs come to the rescue. Thank you all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.9.1-signed.1-signed). 

Classic Toolbar Buttons

perfect fix for FF14 no button outline Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I needed after Mozilla decided to 'adjust' the default theme in FF14. I just don't understand why people have to tinker with clean interfaces and make them worse.

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

Download Statusbar

normally pretty good Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is one of my default extension to add to FF. Much better than native option. Also highly configurable.

However, I'm pretty sure I've found a bug (hence the 4 stars).

No means of contacting author (that I've found), even on new homepage.

Also, "donate" and hosting info is incorrect / needs updating in the About section of add-on.


Regards,

Gary

IE View

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I always install this add-on. Very convenient and simple to use. A must-have to handle pages created for IE / ActiveX.

Was just wondering how difficult it would be to create a similar one for Chrome?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.5.1.1-signed.1-signed).