Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Working on FF 9.0a1 (nightly at the moment) 32bit on W7x64, after editing maxversion into install.rdf but with these issues:
- Drag and drop of .xpi files doesn't trigger install.
- Restrained visual style is even heavier than normal style. I don't think this addon should focus on visual styles having in mind Stylish addon and its userstyles can provide visual styles in a wider spectrum, and potentially conflicts could appear with other addons, styles...
- Locales should be added if options are going to remain present in the Addons Manager options menu.
I also don't understand why there's an option to only update addons from this addons.mozilla.org page, I didn't expected it and I don't like it there, also it should better say "Avoid updating extensions not hosted on AMO" which better defines this option. Really, a extension like this is much helpful, doesn't need bloatware.
And finally, I agree with other posters, It would be great if there would be an extension to bring back good old Addons Manager to FF4 and above. I really don't understand why TF mozilla perpetrated this nonsense and maintains it version over version, and I think I can speak in the name of many users if I say I'm eager to get rid of that s**t.
UPDATE: In response to avatards the option "Use AMO Homepage To Get Add-Ons" shows in the Addons Manager options menu when I install this extension, not before.
And about styles if you're going to keep them, I suggest removing buttons for all addons except for the one selected (there's some userstyles doing it yet), and adding addon ID information (useful to find its folder in profile folder, and also some userstyles do it yet).
Last thing I missed, about the reload function only for the Add-ons manager window... why would I need that? I already use QuickRestart addon, and there's also Restartless Restart available, both providing restart function to FF, not only in the Addons Manager. The only thing I can imagine is that those addons restart function doesn't work in this Addon Manager window, therefore you'd had to add it. Otherwise, again, this extension does not need bloatware, specially if it could conflict with other (needed) addons.
Thanks for your review. I didn't test the addon with FF 9 yet, but it's good that they seem to work mostly alright together.
The update mechanism you are referring to is a standard Firefox Add-ons Manager feature though. This add-on only adds keyboard shortcuts to it.
The option to restart Firefox was added because other addons' keyboard shortcuts don't work outside the main browser window.
The "Use AMO Homepage To Get Add-Ons" option does not change anything about add-on updates, it only changes the homepage in the "Get Add-Ons" tab where you can manually browse add-ons in Mozilla repository, from the specialized web page to AMO proper. Though I have to admit that this option needs an update because installing add-ons from AMO in Add-ons Manager dialog has become quite glitchy lately.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not working for me while Slim Add-on Manager is enabled on FF 6.0a1 x64 on W7x64. Otherwise working right.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1pre.1-signed.1-signed).
The beta you were using was not compatible with Firefox 6. It would not run correctly under any circumstances. Try the new version available now for Firefox 5/6/7. It has been tested to work specifically with Slim Addons Manager.