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Tek'eek

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Developer Information
Name Tek'eek
Location Nashville, TN
Occupation Technical Support Sr. Associate
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

NoScript Security Suite

a must have for Firefox or any browser but mainly...OK...Firefox only. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Most excellent add-on...a must have for Firefox or any browser but mainly...OK...Firefox only.

Now to my point!

I noticed the pop-up bar shows how many scripts/objects are blocked but no way of viewing what they are...at leas not with just your extension. To get the function I am speaking of AdBlock+ needs to be installed (unless I am missing something). With AdBlock+ you can use "Open blockable items" and view any *.js files available for blocking/unblocking once you enable scripts with NoScript. This is fine because then one can use AdBlock+ to block a specific .js file if needed. The point I am making here is I feel if you are going to announce <#of> scripts/objects blocked then there should be a way to view what they are in-case a user does not use AdBlock+ or want to (beyond me why someone would not).

Additionally, I would love to see NoScript incorporate a similar feature like RequestPolicy does. If there is a script being run from another source other than main site I would like to see the following: Allow Scripts from 3rdPartyscript.com to maindomain.com or Allow request from maindomain.com to 3rdpartyscript.com

Personally I think ABP, NoScript, and RequestPolicy need to merge in some way along with possibly BetterPrivacy. See image for additional info: http://bayimg.com/gamipAaDn

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1.1-signed). 

Blur

Albine Add-ons (DNT+, Privacy Suite, TACO) Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Albine Add-ons (DNT+, Privacy Suite, TACO): Which is the right one for you?

I did some comparison with the three and off hand I am not seeing any difference between Privacy Suite and TACO as far as features go. See images below:

Taco Menu: http://bayimg.com/PamcNaadn
Privacy Menu: http://bayimg.com/pAMCPAadn
DNT+ Menu: No menu (there is however a settings screen for unblocking http://bayimg.com/iaMFdaaDn)

Taco Options: http://bayimg.com/aamDbaADN
Privacy Options: http://bayimg.com/aaMdCAADN

Taco Pref: http://bayimg.com/AAMDEaADN
Privacy Pref: http://bayimg.com/AaMDGAaDN

Taco Pop-up: http://bayimg.com/aamDiAaDN
Privacy Pop-up: http://bayimg.com/AaMDJaadN
DNT+ Pop-up: http://bayimg.com/aamdmAADn (this images is compared to Priv Suites.

Comparing the above with DNT+, DNT+ is the version I would describe as "no assembly required". Privacy Suite (going on a limb aka TACO replacement) would be described as "Assembly Required, advanced users only model". What it appears Albine has done with DNT+/Privacy Suite is combine the functionality of AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, and BetterPrivacy.

Questionable:
In this screenshot you will notice a discrepency in number counts for cnn.com one reports 14 the other reports 16 (http://bayimg.com/FAMFjaADn). Also you will notice javascripts not being blocked some of which are ad's (I have found no claims that Albine blocks .js files). Additionally in this image (http://bayimg.com/famFoaadN) you will find other no .js ads still not being fully blocked. So I loaded Ghostery in this image to compare it to DNT+ (http://bayimg.com/haMfpaAdN). You will noticed in Browser1 (DNT+) doubleclick was not fully blocked even though its popup as seen in previous image says it has. In Browser2 (Ghostery) its completely blocked. Also if you noticed there is still a bunch of ads.cnn in Browser1 that was blocked in Browser2. One last thing, if look at the DNT+ icon in Browser2, Ghostery caught everything.

The following image shows a snapshot of Albine DNT+ with AdBlock+ installed/enabled. As you can see AdBlock+ blocked everything except the facebook icon: http://bayimg.com/IAmFfAadn. In this image you will see all items AdBlock+ removed http://bayimg.com/MaMfOAadn.

Based on just this single site test I would not recommend soley relying on DNT+ or Privacy Suite. If you are not so tech savy I would suggest using DNT+ in conjunction with AdBlock+ (at least on filter, personally I would go with all three Fanboy's filters). Ghostery should not be needed since DNT+ should block any remainder that AdBlock+ does not get (i.e. facebook icon in the case of cnn.com)

For the technically savy people I would stick with AdBlock+, NoScript, & RequestPolicy. RequestPolicy is a very powerful blocker. In this image it blocked nearly everything except the favicon and something dealing with weather; http://bayimg.com/KAmfpAaDn).

It would be nice to have an all-in-one but just not going to happen at this time. DNT+/Privacy Suite appears to be heading in the right direction.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.6.1-signed). 

Readability

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simply the best reader so far..My only peeve now is the links when opening also ope into Readabilty mode or if mousing over present a Read it Later icon/button to click.

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

TrashMail.com for Mozilla Firefox®

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@macnomads' comment he would be wrong in his review. I use two disposable mail programs for the past several years and they all still work. I can not say much about trashmail because I do not use it. The ones I use allow me to track specifically who is the culprit behind realsing my contact info. Once I discover this leak it allows me to report it to the proper authorities.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.7.1-signed). 

Springpad Extension

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I knocked off a star because I can not create notebooks directly from the extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1106.29.3). 

Apture

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I am somewhat feeling that Apture is being prejudice in that you are only using Bing. I hate Bing! Please allow for one to choose who they would like as there search function. I would prefer Google.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Apture

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

NOTE: There is a conflict with Fanboy's List and the use of Apture Highlights 1.6. When this list is enabled it prevents Apture from working on sites.

This is the blockable item preventing Apture from working:
||apture.com^$third-party,script

Disable that item and it will work no need to turn off the entire Fanboy list

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

NOTE: There is a conflict with Fanboy's List and the use of Apture Highlights 1.6. When this list is enabled it prevents Apture from working on sites.

This is the blockable item preventing Apture from working:
||apture.com^$third-party,script

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.6.1-signed). 

Maximum AdBlock

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I am not seeing what is so great about it!
I actually find using AdBlock Plus just as easy and I have more control. What is the point of removing an add when there is still the ad box creating an eye sore? Why would I want to pay to have that completely removed when AdBlock Plus will do it for me?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.617). 

Provider for Google Calendar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An additional feature that would be great is if this ext would handle webcal, ical, etc and send it to Thunderbird/Lightning or Sunbird or even via gCal

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Define Word

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

For those who use AutoContext, why do you need this add-on? You could just simply use Add to SearchBar to add any site you want in conjunction with AutoContext. This way it allows you to use your own dictionary sites and not pre-configured.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

Research Word

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

You all might just wan to try the already built in functions of Firefox. I use AutoContext (so menu just popus up), Add to search bar (allows me to add any search functionality from a site), and Organize Searchbar (good for grouping, also make sure its enabled in autocontext). It does the same thing. Everything is pretty much automatic. AutoContext also supports other add-ons

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.6). 

Lexiology.com Dictionary

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

You might just be better off using there actual add-on.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/54959

Dictionary Tooltip

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I noticed that the only way the button tool appears is when you dbl click a word. It does not work if you left-click and select a word (in this instance you have to left-click, then right-click to select tooltip). If you use autocontext, there is no support. I really do like the idea of this tool.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

Dictionary Tooltip

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Well, let me rephrase my last response, It sounds like a great add-on. However the idea of the agreement terms of the mention of data loss is a bit alarming. It almost sound to me that this add-on is capable of such.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

Dictionary Tooltip

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is probably the most handy tool ever. Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

Web Search Pro

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It was a great add-on in its days. I stopped using it because I saw no purpose in using Web Search Pro, since Firefox can do practically the same thing on its own minus a couple of options. Add to Search Bar and Organize Search Engines are a great addition to Firefox's already built in features. If you really want Drag & Drop Zone then you can install the add-on. I use Auto Context along with it as well. The other reason I stopped using it was I was tired of having to submit if I wanted a site added (I like instant gratification, Add to Search Bar).
I see no reason to add an add-on who contains features that Firefox already has. Why bloat a system! Yes you can disable features of Web Search Pro, but the usage space is still there, allowing for more reasons your system to become fragmented. Not to mention the possible conflicting that could be caused with other add-ons or new ones the dev might not yet have had the chance to analyze yet. In my opinion that is one of the top reason add-ons do not always work how they should is overlapping code.

Now if you can honestly tell me that Web Search Pro uses the already built in code Firefox's search functionality uses (i.e. suggestions, quick keywords) then I would be apt to re-consider. Truthfully I would prefer an all in one Add-on (or at least the option of AIO or Individual in case I don't want all the features (not bloat my system with them only to just disable them).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.3). 

SQLite Optimizer

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Anyone have any ideas on if this would affect Xmarks entries?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5). 

PlacesCleaner

Xmarks Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Anyone have any ideas on if this would affect Xmarks entries?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5.1). 

Extra Fasterfoxx

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Video needs work. 1st off you showed no way of telling which faster fox that was used and the text that popped up so fast I had to replay the video in increments.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.7).