This addon does the job pretty well but I have one issue with it.
When I start Firefox I get a blank Bar above the Add-on Bar which drive me crazy so I have to hide then show the Add-on Bar again to get raid of this annoying blank Bar. This has been for months and I thought it was a Firefox bug that will get fixed eventually but it didn't so I decided to make sure it has nothing to do with any of my installed addons. I started disabling every addon I installed then restart Firefox until this annoying blank Bar stopped showing .. that was after I disabled Firesizer. I actually did several tests before I write this review to make sure it's the reason for that.
I'm happy to give Firesizer five-stars rating once this issue has been resolved because the addon itself really does its job.
Thanks and looking forward to your reply.
Very usefull addon, though I would like it to be a button which could be placed anywhere, rather than a text in a fixed position on the bottom-right corner.
Thank you for a good add-on. I wish I could move it out of the Add-on toolbar, which I never use. Also, I wish I could name the sizes to more easily identify them. Still worth keeping.
Being able to resize to some saved sizes is only part of the solution. Must be able to save the positions, also... or at least provide a way to say "move window to NE, or NW, or SE, or SW... Please provide me with the code so that I can write my own add-on. Of course I only need this because they BROKE the functionality of re-sizing and re-positioning inside bookmarks (by providing the MALFUNCTIONING FUNCTIONALITY of "allowing only OK'd sites to do so" (meaning, "allowing no sites to do so no matter which way you check the "option").
I like this add-on a lot. It's good for testing how web pages look at various resolutions.
However, I feel there's a small bug (version 1.7). With Firefox maximized, it reports the resolution in the corner at "1456x856"; this is odd, because the label on my monitor says that it has a 1440 x 900 resolution. In my Nvidia Control Panel applet, that, too, confirms that I have my resolution set at "1440 x 900 (native)." I am using a two-line permanent taskbar (Windows Vista), so I lose height pixels, but I'm puzzled how the reported width can be greater than 1440.
EDIT: After reading orev's response, below, I am now more educated, and sort of retract this bug comment... or more appropriately, perhaps I should assign it to Windows. (I'm using Vista Home Premium, SP2, by the way.)
The essence of this "bug" lies within Windows itself. When you have the browser window in "window" mode (not full screen), the height and width are calculated (by Windows) including the application area itself, and also the borders around the application. Windows 7 uses somewhat thick borders to create the appearance of glass windows. Other versions of Windows use different sizes, and it's also different on Mac and Linux.
When you maximize the window, Windows plays a trick by making the application big enough so you can't see the borders, but they are still there; off the edge of the screen. Firesizer has no way to know this, and the width of the border can be different on every system, so there is no way to simply fudge the numbers if you are in full screen mode.
Lacking only an option to put anywhere else besides obsolete addon bar. Toolbar or menu bar would be great.
This addon has helped me test the look and feel of my sites on various resolutions for years, and it would get 5 stars but... it is now my last addon to be left in the status/addon bar. Please create a toolbar button for swapping resolutions... please!
You have an extra closing tag in the firesizer.xul file.
Either get rid of the <"/>" or <"/menupopup>" after the opening <"menupopup>" tag.
5 stars until today when I updated to 1.6. Wish I hadn't. Same problem reported by previous two reviewers: it's disappeared from the status bar. Help!!
EDIT: Never mind the "help!!" part—I just went to the version history page and restored v. 1.5 for now.
Sorry about the bug. I have uploaded a fixed version that is awaiting review. Hopefully it will be approved quickly.
In the current version is a bug. It lacks the button in the status bar.
In the current version is a bug. It lacks the button in the status bar.
I really enjoy having this product on previous versions of Firefox. When is it going to be available for Firefox 7?
10-11-2011: When will it be available for Thunderbird 7.0.1?
The update for Firefox 7 has already been released.
Firstly, thanks for a fantastic addon - I use firesizer A LOT!!
I've just updated to FF 7.0, and unfortunately it appears that firesizer is not compatible... I was hoping you could provide details (if any) about possible future 7.0 comparability?
Love this, but could you please update to version 7.0 asap, please. I miss it already.
A simple and elegant solution to my problem. Does exactly what it promises. Thanks!
Very nice. Thanks to Orev for clearing up why I wasn't seeing the add-on. I completely glossed over the fact the add-on bar was disabled.
The default Firefox settings now hide the Addon Bar. You need to right-click in the empty space next to the tabs and select "Add-on Bar" to enable it. If you don't like the whole bar across the bottom, you can try the "Barlesque" extension.
Perfect add-on for both Firefox and Thunderbird. Just the thing for we "Type A" personalities that desire and require windows to be positioned and sized deterministically.
Works with Thunderbird 6 just fine. Simply massage the install.rdf appropriately.
I agree with other posters, if this included the option to position new windows to 0,0 then it would be a #1 indispensable tool.
It seems to work with FF 6.0, but its version info is not updated.
this would be a very good replacement for the apparently abandoned 'custom geometry' addon IF it allowed one to set the _location_ as well as the size.
Great tool. Simple and elegant in the interface. Might be nice to add an option to locate the top-left corner. Some users would like 0,0... but others might like to set a specific origin for each window size.
Love it! However highly needed to add one useful but easy thing!
Descriptive names for each resolutions!I have calculated resolutions for various smart-phones and mobile phones. and to remember all quite difficult!
If is is not complicated to add just another field in front of every resolution would be just perfect!
Looking forward to see this feature!
I find this addon really useful but I agree with Icyfer, one thing could improve it.
In the Customize Firesizer dialog there could be a selection box for which corner you want Firefox to stay fixed in and resize from. ie Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Right
now resize┌─firefox──────┐→┌─firefox────┬spc┐or ┌spc┬─firefox───┐→┌spc┬─firefox─┬spc┐
i want┌─firefox──────┐→┌spc┬──firefox───┐or ┌spc┬─firefox───┐→┌spc────┬firefox┐
like a "smartresizer"
Same problem here. Very nice Add-on but it's the only reason why I need this add-on bar. Because I don't need this bar most of the time I deactivate it with Ctrl+/. It would be nice to have an icon or something else to place this menu into the navi bar.