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Name Jack
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews


Punished for perfection? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This has worked perfectly for many years, and has required no maintenance. Writing a piece of software so elegant and successful that it requires no updates over many years is like a hole-in-one in golf - exceedingly rare, and as an aspiration it is practically hubris, but when you finally see it, it is something to be celebrated. So, if the maint takes a little vacation, it is well deserved. Why hasn't mozilla just signed it? Who can say. Thanks, for nothing moz.

FindBar Tweak

well, one day . . . Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Back when this worked, it really had me feeling like I wasn't sacrificing anything to stick with firefox over chrome. Call it a hunch but I feel good that it will eventually work again.

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

Duplicate Tab

many years of satisfaction, continuing Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been happily relying on this simple little workhorse since it was first brought to my attention that such a basic feature was missing from firefox. It does exactly what it says, with no excess baggage.
FF terminated it with prejudice, though, so https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/duplicate-in-tab-context-menu/?src=userprofile seems like a decent replacement.

Tree Style Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is probably the most innovative and important increase to web browser productivity since the invention of tabs, or possibly the DOM inspector.
Docking down to 5 stars, because currently middle clicking doesn't work right in FF developer edition, or I'd have given it a million stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.15.2014120101.1-signed). 

Search Marker

Dead Add-on; Try Findbar Tweak Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I really liked this one back when it worked, so it feels unfair to review it after it has reached its end of life, but I figured someone out there was looking for a replacement.
"Findbar Tweak" is the best, simplest replacement I could find.
Scrollbar Search Highlighter does it too, but changes the window size during highlighting.

Secure Login

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a must-have. Do, however, consider turning off the "Automatic Search for login data" if you notice frequent slowdowns in page rendering (stuttering). Clicking the toolbar button will still do what you want, as needed.

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

Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It had worked for 13, but got disabled in 14.0.1. The other preference, extensions.strictCompatibility can still override all this add-on's work, making it useless in that situation, and you still have to go in to about:config to re-enable your add-ons. So, this add-on is only a partial solution - at least this dev tried and I respect that. Still, a miss is as good as a mile. Why is mozilla so stupid about add-ons? I am not even sure how extensions.strictCompatibility keeps coming back. It's ridiculous.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Leechblock is exactly what I needed. It harbors no illusions about the nature of or need for self-control, it's just a great way of letting me remind myself how I've been spending my time.

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

Spell Checker

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really like the idea behind this as an add-on but I'm not sure whether I'll keep it. If I could have it permanently on for my one website, I think it would be a little better.

The second best thing out there is this bookmarklet:
but it makes the page editable, which is annoying.

DOM Inspector

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

DOMi has some bugs right now, but I'm giving it 5 stars on credit. If you write HTML, you owe DOM Inspector a debt of gratitude whether you've benefited directly from DOMi or not. Back when Firefox was just "Mozilla" or "Phoenix," DOMi was built-in and I believe it was the first of its kind. The HTML/CSS/javascript debugging it provided were revolutionary, and critical to bringing web development out of the 90s. This increased visibility made understanding all but automatic, and allowed everyone to raise their expectations. Web development used to include a lot of trial-and-error, and now you only have to resort to that when you want to, or when someone makes you try and support IE.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4).