Keith Tyler

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Name Keith Tyler
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Mail Merge

Very nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This made so simple what I was trying to do with a complex awk-and-shell script! Just organize the data into a CSV, insert headers, and create your email. The only thing I wish I could figure out is how to embed line breaks in CSV or have TB or MM convert something else to line breaks. But I just split the values into separate fields and added them one by one and it did the job. Now I can quickly gen some data and then fire off emails to appointments. Thanks for this great well done add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.0). 

Tools > Options… for Linux

The Curse of jwz Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many moons ago, a man named jwz wrote the Unix version of Netscape Navigator. For unknown reasons, he, in his infinite wisdom, decided that Preferences should go under Edit.

Despite almost two decades, a corporate buyout, an open sourcing, 15 major versions, the triumph of Linux over Unix, and most importantly, thousands of add-ons, all of which place their configuration settings under the Tools menu...

the Preferences menu item has stayed in the place jwz prepared for it.

Today, that curse is lifted!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed). 

HTTPS Finder

Only works if standard URL does Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Hmm. This plugin takes action only AFTER the http:// page is loaded. If the http:// version of the URL does not work, this plugin never does anything.

Say you have a HTTPS-only service and you try to access it via HTTP (due to a bad link or an honest mistake). One might expect (I did) that this will also try HTTPS, find it, and take you there. But, it doesn't. The operation of HTTPS finder is conditional on the HTTP url working. :(

googlebar

A very poor substitute Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Has barely a third what GTB had. Half the existing Google search types aren't even there. But also, no sharing buttons, no Translate button.

If you just want an easy way to get to different Google search types you would be better off with the Add To Search Bar addon. Or right-click and do Add A Keyword For This Search and then you can e.g. "google stuff" or "gmaps address" etc from the location bar.

Add to Search Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Over 9000 internets to you sir. A "duh" feature that FF should have had from day one. Search engine installation normally is an outrageously arcane and tedious process. This add-on makes it as painfully easy as it should be.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed). 

XSL Results

Crashing Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I always get "Failed to load net.sf.saxon.event.MessageEmitter" error. FF3.6.17, Ubuntu Natty, JDK 1.6.0_22

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.2). 

BookmarksToolbars

thanks Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this addon. Been looking for this functionality all day. Adding bookmarks works very well. A little confusing at first because it starts with the same bookmarks folder as the main one -- be sure to change it unless that's what you want! My only complaint is that I wish the buttons were not fixed width. They should be variable width just like the regular bookmark toolbar. Otherwise it's great, thank you for this!

Show Address

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is really quite pointless since Thunderbird already has these columns available to add to the display.

QuickJava

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great for dealing with websites run by fascists who want to control how you use your computer or the Internet.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.2.1). 

Display mailing list header

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It's not useful to display these links in the expanded headers, when the urls are already viewable in the expanded headers, and in most cases, in the message footer. Why can't they be in the condensed header view?