ferdie ferdsen

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Name ferdie ferdsen
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Evernote Web Clipper

Gives an Exception! Does not work on newest MAC OSX FF! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

[Exception... "File error: Not found" nsresult: "0x80520012 (NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND)" location: "JS frame :: resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://e0b8c461-f8fb-49b4-8373-fe32e9252800/web_clipper/lib/net.js :: sendXhrBinary :: line 132" data: no]

Seems to me, that Quality Assurance for Evernote Products is in vacation right now...(for about 4 Years... those lucky guys...) ;-)

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Evernote Web Clipper

Gives an Exception! Does not work on newest MAC OSX FF! Rated 2 out of 5 stars

[Exception... "File error: Not found" nsresult: "0x80520012 (NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND)" location: "JS frame :: resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://e0b8c461-f8fb-49b4-8373-fe32e9252800/web_clipper/lib/net.js :: sendXhrBinary :: line 132" data: no]

Seems to me, that Quality Assurance for Evernote Products is in vacation right now...(for about 4 Years... those lucky guys...) ;-)

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Evernote Web Clipper

does not store clips in default notebook anymore Rated 1 out of 5 stars

in fact, it does not store any clip anymore.
I can choose the stuff to clip like expected, but clipping will end in no new note in my evernote client or cloud.

there is no pulldown menu for chosing the default notebook GUID anymore.
where the heck should I know the GUID of a notebook?

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Keyword Search

maybe good, maybe useful. I guess, it is. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I installed it and after that, a new tab opened telling me to select a searchengine for the url bar. but my selection from the dropdown (duckduck I chosed) did not work.
So I opened the prefs for the addon and now I see 4 different settings with NO explanation what they do, how they work or how the user can activate them. Ok, I know about the urlbar, but the others I can't imagine what they are for and how I can start them. I'd love to had some (shortish) instructions on how to use the about:home search engine, or the new tab search engine, but I have no clue.
URL bar search works as expected and proposed.
Thank you.

EDIT: now, with a little more explanation from the dev, my understanding is better, how usefull this addon really is.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3.1-signed). 

Smart Find

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is maybe good&useful, but it does not work. after installing pressing CTRL+F does nothing anymore (nothing visual happens). disabling the addon and CTRL+F works again. So there is no need to not uninstall it :-) but i'll try to remember this addon as it could be handy....

Mozilla Labs: Prospector - Find Suggest

this is very useful! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like it. It gives lazy ppl like me an ease of typing.
unfortunately this addons stopped working, after I installed another addon "FindBar Tweak" for helping me finding text better on the screen.

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FindBar Tweak

what a big bunch of useful features! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great! I love all the things it does and it helps a lot!

unfortunately "Mozilla Labs: Prospector - Find Suggest" stopped working, when this addon is active/enabled.

Mozilla Labs: Prospector - Find Suggest

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

a great idea and it works fine!

Paste to Tab and Go

does, what it says! ... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

...but I wish, there were some icons (placeable in the toolbars) to click, instead fiddeling around with the context menu items.
so its kinda inconvenient to use this convenient addon :-)

Clip to OneNote

Needs a third Party download which is not compatible with OSX (MAC OS) Rated 2 out of 5 stars

anyway, it might be a useful addon, so 4 stars. (windows only -1, third party software needed -2)

SearchLoad Options

sometimes it stoppes reverting to the default search engine Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I use it since some years now, and I must say, its a great help and a good addon!


Sometimes (I don't know why, but mostly suddenly :) it does not work anymore,

I now quote the review by Ed from January 4, 2013, which covers my expericence exactly:

"I have the latest version installed, which was working fine for a while. For some reason, my search box has stopped reverting to the default search engine, even though I have that option selected. The search box does automatically clear its text, as I have selected. I have Searchbar Autosizer installed as well."

Some hours later or some FF restarts later, it works as it should.... nobody knows why and its definately not a showstopper :-)

Useful Addon, thank you.

Scroll Search Engines

It worked so many years! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

And I guess, it will work many years too :-)
But now, I deinstall it, because I barely never ever used it, because my high-speed-mouse-wheel scrolled the icons so fast, I almost never hit the correct one :-)

But such small/neat/useful Addons make FF a great tool!

Thanks the Developer!

Add Bookmark Here ²

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This one is extremly useful!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (29.0.20140506.1-signed). 

Addons Recent Updates

exactly what is needed, if u wanna keep informed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't like the ff behaviour to keep important information off the users eyes.

external IP

position cannot be moved in the extended-status-bar. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This Addon works fine and simple, but it's position cannot be moved in the extended-statusbar. Its stucked and messes with my no-theme-layout.
(here: ff31. maybe it's because the Addon is too old)

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My Public IP Address

position cannot be moved in the extended-status-bar. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This Addon works fine, but it's position cannot be moved in the extended-statusbar. Its stucked and messes with my no-theme-layout.
(here: ff31. Maybe it's because the Addon is too old)

Live IP Address

position cannot be moved in the extended-status-bar. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This Addon works fine and simple, but it's position cannot be moved in the extended-statusbar. Its stucked and messes with my no-theme-layout.
(here: ff31. maybe it's because the Addon is too old)

Classic Style for Favicons (discontinued)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's great and it's working (unless some other addons which promise the good ol' favicon back...)
Thank you!

EDIT:
I had to minus 1 star because after using this fine little addon, some of my bookmarks (on my bookmarks-bar) show an empty favicon, which now looks ugly to me.

Disable Anti-Adblock

I guess its working... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

because I haven't seen those "please don't use adblocker blah..." information since a long time! thank u!

(I just whished, it would be possible (via button) to disable/enable this addon quickly and not have to restart firefox...)

RAMBack

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Maybe useful, but HOW does it work?

Does the user need to do anything?
Click a button?
Does the Addon work automaticly w/o the users interaction?

Nobody knows, because the developer didn't tell....