Mitochondrial Steve

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Name Mitochondrial Steve
User since February 13, 2011
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AutoPagerize

Good substitute... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

...for the now useless Autopager. My experience is that it works well on most of the sites I visit. Simpler than Autopager - perhaps too simple: I would appreciate a button I could put on the Toolbar to turn it on and off.

Toolbar Buttons

Good news Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is still an absolutely indispensable extension. I'm very heartened to hear that the developer is working on it again, as some of the buttons don't function anymore.

If there's one criticism I'd make, it's that you end up with so many buttons in the Customise window that it takes forever to find anything (although the extension Sort and Search Customization Dialogs helps with that). If the developer's website comes back, then in future I might use the main extension as a taster to find out what buttons I need, then uninstall it and re-install them individually from there.

One button I'd like to see would be one to close all empty tab groups, like the one on the Pano extension. If you save Tab Mix Plus sessions with empty groups in, they restore badly.

Can't wait for the update!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).  This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

FoxTab

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In answer to ~{ Nay }~
Are you running Classic Theme Restorer in Fx29? If so, disable Foxtab and CTR and everything should reappear. Then re-enable CTR only.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.9).  This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.

Download Status Bar

Can't praise this too highly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have to commend the developer, not only for taking on the challenge of replacing the original extension, but for his exemplary communication with his users and the rapidity of his updates, sometimes several a day. If you miss the original Download Statusbar, having migrated to 26, this is the perfect replacement. If there's anything you find that you don't like about it, it will be probably be fixed soon!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.0). 

CS Lite Mod

In answer to ff@n Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My understanding of the difference between Session and Temporary cookies is that a Session cookie is allowed for every session, but a Temporary is only allowed for the current session.

Add Bookmark Here ²

Excellent, but suddenly developed a bug Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The 'add bookmark here' on the menu is is invaluable to my way of working. I've had to stop using the Toolbar Buttons Bookmark Menu as it didn't work in recent versions of Firefox - but now I've discovered that I can make the ordinary Bookmark Menu look like that one, as this extension allows me to turn off all the non-bookmark options appearing on it. Many thanks.

However, recently If find that if I right-click on 'Add Bookmark Here' in a menu, so as to add multiple bookmarks, and then, in the dialogue box that opens, press the 'New Folder' button to add them into a new folder, only one of the bookmarks ends up in this folder, all the others end up in the folder on the level above.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (17.0.20121128). 

FoxTab

Problem with settings Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I stayed back at Fx 16.0.2 because I found this extension wouldn't work with with later versions - that shows you how much I like it; specifically I like its Top Sites feature, better than that of other extensions or the built-in one.What wouldn't work was that when I clicked on a tab or page, I couldn't get to it, the screen went blank and I had to close the browser to go on. Now I've discovered what causes it: selecting Full Screen in the options. If you select one of the other options it works fine. Now I can upgrade to 19.0.2.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.9).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Toolbar Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

yosemiteg, am I right in thinking that you've contacted the developer and received a reply from him? We'd all be happy to know that this extension might still have a future and also to wish him well through whatever troubles he has.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Video DownloadHelper

Working with YouTube again Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yes! Well done! Hasn't worked with YouTube for some while now and I'd had to use a different add-on for that. Today's update fixed that. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.10). 

Pano

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the best way I've found to deal with the situation created when Tab Groups were introduced, since neither Tab Mix Plus nor FoxTab seem to be willing to admit their existence. It could do with some more features, which I hope will be forthcoming, but for now, I really like the way that it can hide the horizontal tab-bar while it's open, and the very useful button to close the empty tab groups which clutter up the Tab Candy display otherwise. And it's the most effective way I know to open a new blank tab group and simultaneously switch to it, although a one-shot Toolbar button would be preferable.

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

Toolbar Buttons

Seems Unsupported Now Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the very best add-ons, which I've had to keep alive by editing the version number time after time. Sadly now I find that the items on the menu accessible from the Bookmarks Menu button (a cleaner display, just the bookmarks and nothing else) don't respond to a left-mouse click any more. I post this fact here because the forum on the development site is down.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Vertical Toolbar

Brilliant Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I wouldn't want to use Firefox without this extension now. It means that I now have three places to put any buttons, on it or the ordinary toolbar or the add-on bar, depending how I intend to use them; and as an avid user of Toolbar Buttons, I need all the places I can get. And, whatever else you've read here, it does work with the current Firefox 6, without any tweaking.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.4). 

Toolbar Buttons

The problem is: Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent add-on, and it would be nice if the developer updated it properly. The reason it keeps declaring itself incompatible with Fx5 is that the maxVersion in install.rdf is actually set to 4. If you fix this yourself it works fine. The puzzling thing is why it will even install in the first place.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

FoxTab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well done! Great to have it working again. Install from under "View all versions" on the main page. Thanks again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2b).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

FoxTab

What's keeping you? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

FoxTab had its version number bumped up to Fx5, and was then withdrawn by it's developers after it crashed. But according to this:http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/825010#answer-198098- and it's true, I've tested it - you just need to change one name in three lines of code to make it work. You wouldn't think that would take very long, would you?


Edit: thanks for the reply but that link is dead I'm afraid.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2b).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

CS Lite

Idiot's guide to updating and installing for FF4 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This idiot managed it, so can you.

1. On the CS Lite page, click the Download button.

2. On the License Agreement page that this takes you to, right-click Accept and Install and use Save Link As... to save an XPI file.

3. Extract the files within - it's really just a zip file. I used 7-Zip.

4. Make all the edits, using a text editor, that mad.and.insane has kindly figured out. (hawthornso23 has pointed out that there needs to be a { at the end of edit (6), so watch out when cutting and pasting.)

5. Now create a new zip file containing the modified files and folders. If you unpacked into a new top-level folder, don't include that folder within the zip file, should just be 3 files and 3 folders. Call it anything you like and no need to rename the extension to XPI.

6. In the Add-ons Manager, select Install Add-on From File...

7. Navigate to the zip file you've created, but you'll need to change the filter (where it says Files of type) from Add-ons to All Files or you won't be able to see it in the list of files.

8. Select it and press Open, and CS Lite should just install.

FoxTab

Excellent, but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've found this add-on eminently usable with FF3.6. It provides a range of visually stunning displays for your tab pages and is highly configurable. From a visual point of view, I particularly like the way the thumbnails in the Grid view change size and arrangement depending on how many of them there are, and the reflections on the "floor" in the Carousel view made it seem like my netbook was a big iPod. The Close buttons on the thumbnails are particularly useful for pruning a large number of open tab pages. So I give it five stars for these features. My only gripe is that since moving to FF4 I find I'm using FoxTab less than before, since it makes no accommodation to the new tab groups. I can understand that turning it into a replacement for Panorama might conflict with its original design aims, but presumably it wouldn't be too hard to code an option to display only the tabs in the current group instead of all of them. Nonetheless, a great add-on that transforms your browsing experience.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2b).