Gary B

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Name Gary B
User since June 19, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons

Breaks Lastpass Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This has the potential to be a great extension in the future...
For me a dealbreaker is the fact that it causes me to have to login to the Lastpass extension every time I open firefox. It seems to cause cookies to delete "every time I close firefox" instead of my default "when they expire". If this behaviour could be corrected then this might turn out to be a very special extension indeed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

DoNotTrackMe: Online Privacy Protection

Well, I feel more private... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was a bit scared when I checked my Cookie Culler addon and discovered heaps of scary-looking cookies that I couldn't remove. After disablling DNT I could remove them, but they reappeared as soon as I enabled DNT again. Turns out this is 'normal' behaviour, since the addon places some kind of 'opt-out' (or 'good') cookies in Firefox for you. Don't worry that you can't delete them; you want to keep them there. Or at least that's how I understand it to be(?)
It's nice that it lists how many spies it's blocked, giving that sense that it's working.
I do wonder a bit about one of the settings - it seems to show me being 'licenced' to use it for one year from installation, so I hope/assume that will automatically be renewed for free when the time comes.
So far it seems worth the download, It's certainly not caused any problems I'm aware of.
Thanks to the developers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.5). 

Feed Sidebar

Great addon, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've loved this addon since I discovered it last summer, but now the 4.0 isn't as 'nice' for me. I'd like the option to control the number or popups that display. The older versions were a single popup notifying me that new feeds were in, but now there's a popup for every feed, so at times there are myriads of them escalating one on top of the other...
Also I just had a problem where a popup telling me I had 5 new feeds on BBCNews somehow appeared at the very top-left of my desktop - instead of the usual bottom-right. And it won't go away, even after closing FF; it stuck there. (At least it wasn't an embarrassing one LOL)
I've gone back to version 3.1.6 for now and that belligerent notification popup has now gone away.
I think this would be just about perfect if it gave a bit more control over those options.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0). 

CookieCuller

too easy to slip up Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I agree with a previous poster that it's way too easy to delete ALL your cookies by mistake.
The buttons all look alike and it would be so easy to clear all cookies and then with no further confirmation they're all gone except those you've protected!
It would be so simple to put in a confirmation box before deleting everything, or at least some kind of colouring in that box ( bright red; beware!), that this just seems to me almost *challenging* people to mess up. For that reason I don't like this add on at all and really hope that Edit Cookies very soon gets updated to become compatible with FF3.

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