t z

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Name t z
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Enable-Disable weak SSL ciphers

Good Idea, needs work. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Doesn't seem to disable RC4 128-bit on Gmail, but I'm also running Cypherfox, so they may be stepping on each other. It is working on this page.The star appears on the Icon when it is NOT blocking the weak ciphers. I couldn't tell whether it was on or off. Maybe a big and small padlock?If these are addressed (and maybe a few other tweaks) this would be a great add-on. For now, it is ok.Interestingly, in order to post this review, I had to disable the weak cypher block (bad HMAC)?

I also don't know why, but I had to quit and restart firefox to unstick GMail's use of RC4. I suspect there is some caching going on, so maybe an option to disable the weak ciphers at startup and have it there as an override if needed. (and perhaps per-site).

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Enable-Disable weak SSL ciphers

Good Idea, needs work. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Doesn't seem to disable RC4 128-bit on Gmail, but I'm also running Cypherfox, so they may be stepping on each other. It is working on this page.

The star appears on the Icon when it is NOT blocking the weak ciphers. I couldn't tell whether it was on or off. Maybe a big and small padlock?

If these are addressed (and maybe a few other tweaks) this would be a great add-on. For now, it is ok.

Certificate Patrol

Constant notifications I have to manually dismiss Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have all CAs disabled since I don't trust them and use Perspectives so that might be affecting it - most places are already overridden by perspectives.

Almost every site pops up the notification, including this one. Actually it popped up several while I was getting to this page. The version is 2.0.6. In the configuration panel there are 4 boxes, and all of them are NOT checked. There is no apparent way to tell it NOT to pop up anything.

There is no option to have it either shut up when storing the cert the first time ("Certificate accepted and stored"), or even to have the notification bar disappear after a few seconds if it is a low-threat. On my big screen is is annoying. On my netbook that doesn't have a lot of vertical space it makes it almost useless.

I get the perspectives notification the first time and that is enough. I only want notification if there is a different certificate than stored - one that changed something significant, and maybe one that automatically disappears in 5-10 seconds if it is something like a cert expiration switch (from the same CA even though I don't trust the CAs). Alternately, you might be able to integrate with Perspectives to validate the cert and NOT pop up anything if perspectives says the cert is valid.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.6). 

CookieSafe

Useless for 3rd party cookies Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The biggest problem with websites is Third party cookies. CS can only enable or disable them all - and they don't appear on the menu or block dialog. So if a site REQUIRES 3rd party cookies, they are blocked even if I have an allow exception, or I have to accept all 3rd party cookies. There is a block notification that briefly appears but there is no explanation of what or why, nor any chance to enable it (this is blogspot with cocomment)

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

Not ready for release Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The biggest thing is if I'm trying to replace the sync data - and DID NOT SYNC HISTORY EVER ANYWHERE, it says it is going to delete all my history. Then it may or may not start. Meanwhile, I have a duplicate bookmark detector extension that fired off when I tried - It said it was going to delete the bookmarks, but apparently didn't.
This all worked until the most recent upgrade to the extension. The reason I'm doing a global resync is because it was putting duplicates everywhere and shuffling my folders and adding or moving separators. I don't know why or how, but it was great for the last two months and all of a sudden it trashes the databases. And as I watch now, the bookmarks are in some random order. If my toolbar on one computer is A, B, C... I don't want the synced version to be N, J, B...

FIRST DO NO HARM

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

Google SSL

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you're worried, just download and open with a text editor first - it is only a few lines. Very simple, it just uses https://

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Database bloats, no options to prevent Rated 3 out of 5 stars

lazarus.sqlite is now larger than places.sqlite. I've filled in (paste) some huge "forms" for bug reports, blog posts, and such - often edited revisions and it seems to remember EVERY ONE.

It has saved me several times, but there should be some way of purging huge text areas or large objects and compact the database. I would like to recover large forms from a crash or mistake. But I never need them a few days later.

Right now the only thing I can do is delete the entire database or watch as it grows without limit. And I don't want to limit them by date - some sites I visit infrequently but want to keep the info, and some I visit often but don't need to keep the data.

Some kind of purge, clean, and compact is all that would be needed for me to consider this near perfect. But the keep all or delete all or single expire setting isn't adequate.

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

FormFox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When I'm not sure, this tells me where I'm going - once the form was encrypted but the target wasn't.

It would help if the submit or hover box was colorized (http yellow, javascript red, https green), or if the submit button itself had a color or icon or whatever.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.3). 

QuickImage

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Almost - the images and anything associated are gone (no marker, thumbnail, etc.). This is better than large blank boxes, but what I'm looking for is a way to remove huge placeholders from blog reading (for my netbook).

Perhaps I'm looking for a thumbnail/iconify images, but this is closest so far.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Image Switcher

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It shuts the image off, but leaves a full sized box (if the image specifies the size) which has to be scrolled past or otherwise eats up screen space. If I want the images off, I normally don't want them taking space.

ImgLikeOpera

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It would be great if the placeholder was a small box with the alt text, or a clilckable icon.

The problem I need something like this to solve is when you are trying to read a blog or something in a reader, and you get huge (at least for a netbook, or anything less than a sideways HD screen) image which pushes any interesting text two pages down.

This removes the image content, replacing it with a huge box, still leaving the text buried somewhere I have to scroll to get to.

This only seems to happen if there are dimensions specified for the image, but they should be removed or otherwise disabled too.

(An enhancement might be to reduce the image to a thumbnail. say 16x16 or 32x32). It wouldn't save bandwidth but would save screen real-estate.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.18). 

NoRedirect

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This fills in an important gap in taking control of my browsing.

There are other things including the builtin all-or-none "warn when redirect" which can intercept some redirection and blocking, but this seems to do it all, at least everything outside of javascript (I have various javascript blockers for that). And it is flexible enough that I can choose based on sites.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.4).