Techy_Ben

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Name Techy_Ben
User since Aug. 26, 2013
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Weather Underground (Forecast Plus)

Great Add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great little add-on, lightweight, and easy to use. I've been looking for an add-on that uses Wunderground's features and special graphs [because of Best Forecast, (Wunderground's forecast improving feature and the easy of use of these graphs], This add-on is very simple, but it is also easy to use and allows me to access Wunderground's data in just one click.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1.1-signed). 

Bookmarks Checker - check for bad links

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on! (When I have time to go though my bookmarks and check for bad links.) Since I don't use it often, I'd like to be able to access it easily when I do want to use it. I've put the button in my sidebar, but the button doesn't stay there persistently, which means that whenever I want to use the add-on I have to go into my customize menu and drag the button back to where I want it. This would be five stars if the button was persistent.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1.1-signed). 

Page Zoom Button

Old Style Still Available If... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love the functionality of this addon! The old version offered zoom in, zoom out, click to zoom in/out, scroll to zoom in/out, reset, and all-in-one buttons. Now it only offers the all-in-one button, but that's okay with me* because that handy button was the only one I ever used anyway.
I use it in conjunction with the Zoom Page addon in that addon's minimal mode (which only displays the percentage of the page, without any other buttons, which I use so I can pair it with this one) so that I can define my own zoom increments, see the percentage value, AND use this addon to easily scroll to zoom.
*There's just one problem with the update from the original version of this addon: I liked the magnifying glass icon for the old all-in-one button much better than the button displaying a plus sign for the new all-in-one button. I think some of the other users like the old skin better too, guessing from a couple of the comments; even though Firefox does offer a zoom in/out button, it isn't in my opinion as pretty, and doesn't offer the same functionality as the old combined scroll to zoom in/out or click to zoom in/out buttons. Even though I like to use the all-in-one button, I can see where others would prefer the old specialized buttons as well, and I know I don't want a blue all-in-one button with white plus sign on it when the old red one with a magnifying glass was prettier.

Fortunately, there's still a way to get back the old version. If the image is reverted back to the magnifying glass then I'll use the new version though.
If you already know how to install the old version you don't have to bother reading the rest of this review. First, remove the newer version through the Addons Manager. Then, turn off auto update in your Addons Manager** (which I've done already anyway, because I like to see what updates are coming through and control them myself). Come back to the main page for the addon, then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on Version Information, then click on See Complete Version History. That will take you to a page listing all of the versions, past and current. Look for Version 1.1.5 (which is easy since there are only three versions since the time this was written), then hover over it. A button to add Version 1.1.5 will pop up, click it, follow the steps as usual. Go back to Addon Manager-->Available Updates and uncheck the box to update to 1.3. Restart your browser and you're done! This is what I've done, since I like the old version better. (It's a lot easier than it sounds. You could probably do all that in less time it takes to read this review.)
**Since you would now have auto updates turned off, be sure you check the Addons Manager for updates (it should list available updates in a separate column along with options to view the release notes and check boxes to choose the updates you want). Whether you check for updates once an hour, day, week, or month doesn't matter too much; every few days or weeks should be fine. If you don't see any available updates, click on the gear icon and click on "Check for Updates" to be sure. If you haven't used the Addons Manager before, go to Tools-->Add-ons. The columns are Get Addons | Extensions (where you control your addons) | Appearance (Themes/Personnas control) | Pluggins | Services | Available Updates.

Looking forward to the update when it is released! :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

ImageTweak: zoom/rotate images and videos!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on certainly is clutter-free (because it allows you to zoom the image in its own page after you click "view image" in the context menu. It provides great functionality, but I recommend reading the user guide. Reach the guide by pressing F1 with the options panel open or by selecting (in the same panel) "Enable Context Menu [Items]" then selecting the user guide option from the context menu while viewing an image.

I had trouble at first getting the add-on to work properly, because the hotkey to zoom in/out conflicted with Firefox's page zoom in/out hotkey (CTRL+mousewheel up/down). It took me a while to figure out what to do to fix the problem, so to save you the trouble (if the same problem occurs for you) here's what I did:In URL bar type "about:config" (without quotes),Click "I'll be carefull, I promise!,"Go to "mousewheel.with_control.action,"Change "3" to "2."

I considered giving this add-on four stars because of the hotkey issue, but I am still giving it five because it is an image zoom add-on that is above the others I've tried.

DTMobile - Trade Forex & CFDs

Requires Account Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This add-on has a nice skin, but in order to access the information you have to set up an account with Deltastock, which you have to sign into every time you open the application. Once you do that, you cannot list more than twenty exchange rates.
Overall, a bit disappointing...at least for me.