RedRyderz

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Developer Information
Name RedRyderz
User since July 18, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Adblock Plus

Great add-on for white-listing valuable sites and blocking tracking beacons. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on has been invaluable over the years for me, as I white-list sites that have some genuine value, and leave it enabled the rest of the time, mainly for blocking tracking beacons.

That being said, the latest ABP update has some issues, at least on my install. When Adblock Plus is installed in Thunderbird, the "Today Pane" button for Lightning randomly disappears and the red ADP icon appears all the way to the left side of the status bar. If ABP is disabled, the Today Pane button returns. Also, noticed that the StartupMaster password window does not display correctly until ADP is disabled. Moved back to v2.4 for now and Thunderbird is working fine again. So anyone running into those problems may want to try going back a version to see if that helps.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1). 

Enigmail

Top notch integration into Thunderbird Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Enigmail is a definitely a top-notch OpenPGP integration for Thunderbird. I installed the first iterations of this add-on when it first came out years ago but didn't have much need for it back then. It has gotten much more refined from what I can remember of the first versions. The smooth integration into Thunderbird makes it simple to encrypt and decrypt emails, once you understand the basics of OpenPGP.

I probably won't have too much need for Enigmail and OpenPGP, until the U.S. Congress decides it has the authority to snoop in my boring emails to family and friends without a lawful warrant. That is when Enigmail and OpenPGP will come into their own for me.

Recently, CNET ran a story about the Senate Judiciary committee tacking on riders to a bill which would have given the government access to peoples' emails without warrants. Luckily, that draft was publicly exposed and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D)-VT was forced to publicly proclaim that these riders wouldn't make it to the floor for a vote.

Google: "Leahy scuttles his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill" to read more about this most recent attempt by Congress to abrogate your privacy rights.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.6). 

Nuvola TB

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I started using this theme after Noia's developer suspended work on that theme.

The TB upgrade to version 11.0, seems to have moved the tabs at the very top of the TB main window, instead of below the menu toolbars, which makes it look odd to me now. Hoping tabs will be moved back to beneath the toolbar menus in future theme updates.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.13.1). 

Cooliris 3D Wall

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In agreement with CogentSpirit. This last version installed folders and icon in the start menu, as well as on the desktop, which had to be manually deleted upon removal of their software. Latest Version bogged system down as well. Uninstalled until they get their stuff together.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.5.14751).