Catwhowalksalone

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Name Catwhowalksalone
User since May 21, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Toolbar Buttons

Only add on that makes certain extra toolbar buttons for you Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is the only addon I know of that has toolbar buttons for all the Firefox menu bar functions and sub-functions and I loved it up to the last revision. Unfortunately, when this extension was updated to version 1, all the buttons were changed to a hideously counterintuitive design (small, tiny busy details, confusing, almost identical colors and shapes so that it became impossible to distinguish between buttons at a glance). Sadness; I had to stop using this extension. However, I recently discovered the StrataM 4 theme which is a simple theme which ONLY changes the color, size and design of the Firefox toolbar buttons, replacing replace them with slightly larger, more colorful, clear and intuitive buttons. StrataM 4 works great with Toolbar buttons 1.0 in Firefox 12; where there are buttons in both packs, the StrataM buttons are used - this means I don't have to put up with the awful default buttons in Toolbar Buttons 1.0, but can still use the unique buttons I like from the Toolbar Buttons 1.0 pack - additionally, StrataM enlarges those unique buttons to a normal size so that they match with the StrataM theme. Even with this improvement, most of the unique Toolbar Buttons 1.0 buttons are still too counterintuitive for easy use, but this makes a few key buttons available to me so win win for now.

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

StrataM 4

Clear, Simple, Practically Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for making this awesome theme. The default Firefox 12 icons are ridiculously small, so I've been looking for a decent replacement that didn't cause conflicts or other issues and having no luck until I found your theme. What a great idea to make a theme where you simply fix the toolbar button size and color issues of Firefox 12, but don't mess with anything else (and thus don't create conflicts and issues, hurrah!) Your icons are simple, clear, colorful and approx. 2x the size of the eensy-teensy eye-straining Firefox 12 default icons - i.e. normal size! Extra kudos for not overwhelming the button designs with too many confusing colors or "busy" artsy details and for instead making the designs intuitive and clear. Using StrataM 4 I can once again identify the toolbar button I want with just a glance. Also works fine with all my other addons and does not cause any conflicts or issues, which is worth 5 stars right there. I like to add toolbar buttons for "Save Page As", "Bookmark this Page" and a few other items, so I use this with Toolbar Buttons, Toolbar Extras and Active Stop Button - works beautifully with all. I would guess that it is not easy to write an extension that doesn't cause conflicts or issues and to keep up with the utterly insane and unending (and annoying beyond belief) revision cycles that Firefox has been going through. You all have done an outstanding job with this addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.12).