BryanFRitt

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Name BryanFRitt
User since March 27, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Weather Extension

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Pros:
It's nice how it's laid out with the current temperature chart at top, hour by hour at the middle, and extended forecast at the bottom. It's toolbar icon shows the current temperature in it.
Cons:
Weather icons are might take more than ideal level of eye adjustments mental thought to make out.
There's a nag to upgrade at the bottom, and nags in the settings page.
Note:
Somehow it got my location even with geo-location turned off. (It didn't even say how it got it)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.3). 

LeechBlock

Works great! Simple / Easy to use. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like it. Been using it for years now. Tell it what to block and when. If you try to go to one of the blocked pages a LeechBlock page will show up instead and remind you that the page has been blocked, and when it will be unblocked.

Might be nice if I could edit the block pages. Maybe to give myself a note what else I could do or something. (with an option to revert to default if I mess up on this)

"I am hoping John will have enough spare time to port for firefox 57+. If not, I still will give it 5 stars, and I may stay on an early firefox version."

I'm staying with the ESR version of FireFox which gives me a few more months before new current FireFox versions will fail to work with some older extensions that have worked with earlier versions of FireFox for years.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.8). 

Grab and Drag

Unselects text after 2 seconds Rated 3 out of 5 stars

[firefox-esr]
It works for the most part like expected, but if enabled, whatever text gets selected will get deselected in two seconds. Makes it harder to cut/paste with only the mouse.
It currently is "Not compatible with multiprocess.".

Offline QR generator

Works great! Simple / Easy to use. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great with the current ESR version of Firefox.
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[Update: Looks like it kind of already has this feature, even if possibly by accident?, set block size to it's max, 25, ... test with one letter verses a paragraph or so. What's the maximum number of characters it can do, or be displayed?]

It would be nice if there was an auto choose block size and error correct level so that the generated QR code perfectly fits within the screen on a display. (or manually selected within resolution and/or within physical size, and/or within fraction of display, etc...?)

Like if it's just a little bit of text, choose a larger block size than if it's a lot of text.

This would be helpful in cases where someone has a really high resolution display and and a crummy phone camera., etc... Maximizing the odds that the camera picks it up.

NoScript Security Suite

Works, but some websites can be annoying with it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works, but some websites can be annoying with it.
In the settings you can view/edit the 'whitelist/trusted' sites but there's no way to view/edit the 'blacklist/untrusted' sites.
Some websites are loaded with scripts, and you might have to whitelist some. (click on icon -> ...)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.9.0.14). 

How Many Times Can I Back?

Conflicts with Tax Mix Plus Rated 3 out of 5 stars

(Using firefox 45 on Debian 8) Conflicts with Tax Mix Plus. Seems to work but causes the close button not to appear on tabs if used with Tab Mix Plus. Same issue as this one one below, reported roughly a year and a half earlier.
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"On Firefox 34.0 - conflict with Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.6 (on Xubuntu 14.10) - do not show close-icons on tabs when opened more than one tab (some sites - show icons, some - do not show)."

Anti-Porn Pro - The web porn filter addon!

Can't remove icons, identical to another addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Can't remove icons! They come back every restart of Firefox, no matter what the options checkbox says...

IS there a difference between AntiPorn and WebFilter? If there are two of them they should be different(and explain the difference) or at least say they are the same! Both of them have have the same options, etc...., just a different name, and icon.

Porn Website Blocker

Nags to get 'pro' version. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This nags the user to get the 'pro' version that you have to have to get from their website.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4). 

WebFilter Pro - The web content filtering addon!

Can't remove icons, identical to another addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Can't remove icons! They come back every restart of Firefox, no matter what the options checkbox says... or if I manually remove them.

IS there a difference between AntiPorn and WebFilter? If there are two of them they should be different(and explain the difference) or at least say they are the same! Both of them have have the same options, etc...., just a different name, and icon.

Custom Scaling Toggle

Toggles 'layout.css.devPixelsPerPx' between '1.5' and '-1.0' with the press of a button. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This app defaults to alternating about:config's 'layout.css.devPixelsPerPx' between '-1.0' and '1.5'. This can be changed by about:config's 'extensions.@devpixelsperpx-toggle-custom.value' so that it'll alternate between this number an '-1.0'.
'-1.0' means use the OS scaling default.

What this does is add an icon that switches between the setting 1.5 (often 144 pixels per inch)(or a custom one if done like above) and the OS default(often 96 pixels per inch)

It might be neat if this was more user configurable and you could configure it to cycle between multiple values like '-1.0' -> '1' -> '1.5' -> '2' -> '3' then back to '-1.0' again.

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[review of software is done, remainder is just a side note for those who might not know what this is about. Sorry if there happen to be technical errors in this, or something could be better explained; I'm not a web or GUI developer]

Side notes:

I've read that this issue started happening back in the days when color monitors first starting coming into existence. Rather than teach people about pixels as a new unit and deal with the issues, they set things up with the assumption that everything is a certain number of pixels per length.(e.g. like everything is 72 or 96 pixels per inch) So when someone(or website) says something is one inch, you have to ask if they really mean 96 pixels instead.

All this because well they didn't want to deal with the issues of learning and teaching people it; Because not everything has the same pixel density and resolution, so dealing with font and image sizes on different screens, printers, etc... can be confusing. say you want something XX pixels high on one monitor then look at it on a different pixel density monitor or printout, it's going to be different height. If you want it a certain size then looking at the same image on different pixel density devises could be different quality image(assuming quality of the image will increase with more pixels). There's also screen size issue too.1"x1" on a huge monitor is going to take up less fraction of the space than on a small phone display.

To further complicate things try mixing these, like combining certain physical height text with certain pixel height images, on different pixel density devices of different sizes. Stuff isn't going to be aligned the same way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.3). 

AutoPager Fixed

No longer working properly? Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This doesn't seam to be working anymore...

Custom Geometry

Was working on old computer, but not with new System with Windows 10, Firefox 40.0.2. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Was working on old computer*, but not with new System with Windows 10, Firefox 40.0.2. Only whatever is set as the 'default' size setting works.

*except for having to restart Firefox for changes to what the size options are.

Print Edit

Nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great, but could use a way to set up page breaks.
(update: Thanks DW-dev, I found it!; bottom right of 'Format' menu after selecting an item, and for 'delete except', choosing 'Unrestricted' over 'Restricted' prints less extra blank pages.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (15.6.1-signed). 

Sun Cult

Works Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works fine, just have to configure your locaton, and where to put it's icon. This add-on works for both 'Firefox' and 'Thunderbird'. Just hover the mouse over it's icon, and you'll get sun rise/set data, or whatever you have it configured to show.

It's 'Display Placement'(?etc...?) doesn't take effect until the close button is clicked, and it doesn't have 'Apply', 'Cancel', nor 'Ok' buttons, it just has a 'Close' button.

Don't know what 'azimuth' means, so I can't say anything about that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.20120620.1-signed). 

Automatic window resizer

Good, like it so far... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Did the add-on work as you expected it to?
Yep, for the most part
What features did you like or dislike?
I like that it works under Linux/KDE, like that I don't have to press a button everytime for this to work, or have to figure out the width/height of the webpage, and I like that it can be activated by a keyboard shortcut.
Dislike that the height was messed up in Windows 7 VirtualBox, and that it doesn't resize on switching tabs.
Was it useful?
Yep
Was it easy to use?
OK, could add the option to auto resize on tab switching(maybe add a delay by ___ resize option?), and some toolbar buttons, ...
A toolbar button to auto resize the window(like after a manual resize), and
A toolbar button to turn autoresize on/off.
Options to left/center/right(LCR) top/middle/bottom(TMB) align window with viewport/desktop/current spot on resize.(and button that can switch between these options too)
A way to change keyboard shortcuts
Will you continue to use this add-on?
Yep
Bugs:
[When I tried it] window height didn't work so well with Windows 7 in VirtualBox (it went into the taskbar area, and ignored height restraint, ...), but works great in Linux Debian KDE Compiz
Speed:
If I'm being somewhat picky on this, the transition in size change could go smother/faster
Other Misc Random Features that could be added, but aren't really essential:
shrink only/grow only (which corner(s))
Auto-detect screen size, and set as maximum size
Option to permit/deny going off the viewport/desktop during a resize

UPDATE: This 'Automatic window resizer' extension seams to cause Firefox to stutter during scrolling.
(about every 2 seconds for 1/3 of a second)
Disabling.

Firesizer

Usefull addon, would be even better if it could have names for the resolutions Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on is useful for when I use firefox and have another application on the side,and I'd like it sized to fit just right, or fit the minimum width that doesn't have a horizontal scrollbar for a favorite website.

It'd be nice if I could name my resolutions. So I could know which resolutions went good with which sites, before having to try them out.

It would also be neat if it had a feature to resize the window to the minimum size less than or equal to screen size that doesn't need a scrollbar (horizontal and vertical). Maybe even make it do this automatically.

It would also be nice if it had the option to move the position as well. The standard 9 positions or a custom positions
(Top-Middle-Bottom, Left-Center-Right)
TL TC TR
ML MC MR
BL BC BR
with the taskbar in consideration. (optional)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.90).