Could EASILY Be Improved Rated 2 out of 5 stars

A word about add-ons:

BEST
 Make the add-on intuitive, aka user-friendly, such that documentation serves only as an occasional reference.

ACCEPTABLE
 If the add-on isn't necessarily intuitive, either from lack of effort to produce same or because its nature makes it difficult to do so, documentation is readily available to get the user going.

UNACCEPTABLE
 Neither is the add-on intuitive nor is documentation available.

WORST
 Add-on unintuitive, documentation unavailable, and developer (a) doesn't learn anything from user reviews complaining about it, and (b) is too lazy or too insecure to spend a few minutes writing a text help file to be incorporated with an updated release of the add-on.

A 4-star or potentially 5-star add-on reduced to 2 stars out of sheer stubborn bullheaded stupidity : unwillingness to adapt and learn.

Not what it was, but still quite useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@ineuw,

I don't know if you're still reading, but in case you are -- To put new items in the right-hand panel, single-click on anything in that panel just before you add the item. Newly-added items will always appear right above the previously selected item, so you just need to make sure that the thing so selected is something in the right-hand panel. It took me a while to figure out how to do it too. :) Some more intuitive way of doing this would be nice -- maybe something to think about for a later release.

This add-on is still quite useful, although it's not nearly the powerhouse it was before Australis. (A moment of silence for those lovely customizable history and bookmark buttons, sniff...) I've found that combining it with the "Menu Editor" add-on can really extend its functionality.

Interesting but lacks instruction Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like the add-on solely because it increases the screen's vertical space. But, I have no idea how to place items in the right panel of the split. Is there any instruction for the add-on? Also, there is no support section mentioned in the review instructions

losing its appeal Rated 3 out of 5 stars

since ff v29, it is apparently no longer possible to display bookmarks (such as bookmark toolbar items) in the menu, thus you cannot achieve the results as pictured in the description.

it would be great if the ability to add bookmarks to the menu was added, though this has been mentioned in the support forum

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension. Been using it since forever. What on Earth happened to the "Configuration" menu entry? It was so useful!

Loved it back then, irrelevant now Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This was a great app in the good old days of Firefox. Now that the Firefox button is removed altogether, I really don't need it any more. 4 stars for nostalgia!

Awesome Addon. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great, and I love it that I can edit the menu myself. I have only one issue though.
When used with defualt theme, the icon of the menu shows. But if I use complete theme like FTDeepDark or FXChrome, the icon no longer appears. Only a tiny dropdown appears and I can click on it open then menu. See the screeshot http://tinyurl.com/mmysn37 . Is there a way to fix it?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works as expected. Used this add-on since a while ago, trimmed the menu to my liking, never had any complaints. I know it was essentially just additional "gravy", but with its loss I just cannot make myself put up 5 stars for this add-on:

Could you please give a hint as to why you dropped the bookmarks and historty buttons? If the code is compatible with FF29, I would really like them back, maybe as a stand-alone addon. The built-in buttons are worse for the desktop than this add-on's were, as your buttons TRIGGERED respective sidebars AND opened drop-down menus with one click and without delay. I, personally, used both of these functions a lot and FF29 buttons are substantially less usable on a desktop. The CSS code you proposed to another user does not solve this.

I would be grateful for any advice or heads-up on how to bring about combo-buttons for sidebar triggering and dropdown menu opening in FF29.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice; essential on FX29.0 when you don't want repetition of options between the congruence icon and the firefox icon.

I would give you 5 stars if you let us move options between the left-side menu and the right-side one.

Request: Translucent button for Firefox 29 default theme Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great Addon, especially since you can use it to toggle the Bookmarks sidebar. Could we get an option for a translucent button? (to blend in better with the dark FF29 theme)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Please re-enable the older version options to hide items in bookmark & history menus...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1.0). 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/personal-menu/reviews/585074/

Keep up the good work Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love it, works great. With FF29 ti looks a bit weird but it's five stars without question.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1.0). 

Was great until FF29. Now it's fixed but with new looks. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The new update fixes all of the problems, but I would much rather use the nicer button from Classic Theme Restorer (that weird solid block just doesn't look right). A true option to completely disable it would be nice. This is its only flaw for me.

I am giving this five stars because the problems started with FF29, which was Mozilla's fault.

Keep up the good work! :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1.0). 

Worked yesterday fine works today somewhat... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Alright so yesterday I installed this addon along with classic theme restorer because I just got the new firefox update and I did not like it at all... After installing this addon I was able to turn off my menu bar saving space! Ony issue I am having now is with bookmarks. I have bookmarks added into the custom menu and it won;t let you copy them when you right-click them any more... A bug that is really annoying me right now... So it is a good add-on with some bugs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1.0). 

Please don't report bug here. You may post the detail and screenshots in the fourm for further disscussion and help:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=613565

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great with Classic Theme Restorer

I don't know what these other people are complaining about. I had the new version 6.0.1 of this and now have 6.1.0, the current version, and both of them are perfectly compatible with Classic Theme Restorer. Just set Classic Theme Restorer to NOT show the Firefox button, and then have Personal Menu show ITS Firefox button instead. Not that complicated. All you people who say it's incompatible, you're doing it wrong. Disable the Firefox button in Classic Theme Restorer, and use the Firefox button from Personal Menu instead. Then it'll work perfectly, flawlessly, no incompatibility between the extensions at all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

works great with FF 29 under Ubuntu 14.04 - replace the stupid Australis Firefox button Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've had this installed less than an hour, but it works great for me. Like many I am annoyed as heck by Australis which sucks as much as Gnome 3. But with this to replace the dumb Firefox button and Classic Theme Restorer for other reasons, I think I can live with it. Contrary to the previous poster I'm experiencing no compatibility problem with Classic Theme Restorer.

For those to whom it means anything, you can edit this menu with a gui a lot like the old a la carte editor for the the gnome 2 menu. I haven't tried to see if I can add a de novo custom item yet, but if it that isn't an out of the box feature, I bet you can make it work by using this with Custom Buttons (I might have that name wrong). Total thumbs up.
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Added later by edit:
"Yea, I know it is not a great, or even good name for its functionality."
I'm confused. I didn't criticise the name of your addon. I think it is a fine name. On another page for another addon, I mentioned that THAT addon (Close Button) could use a better name. What I called "dumb" here wasn't this but the standard "Firefox" button that Awful Australis comes with. The point being that this addon, which I presume has been around a while, is wholly superiour to Mozilla's worthless "innovation" of the Firefox button and a great replacement for it. For that matter "Tiny Menu", while not as good as this, is better than the standard Australis button and it's been around since the neolithic. Mozilla reinvents the wheel, improves it by making it pentagonal instead of round, and expects applause for innovation.

They need to wake up to the fact that it isn't their hired staff that made Firefox so popular - it's all the addon devs, each pursuing their own individual visions of how to make something better, that made Firefox a success. Mozilla needs to quit screwing around with makework BS like Australis, and simply maintain a stable platform for you guys to work with. There is a beautiful metaphor there if you think about it. Mozilla is like the State, valuable as long as it keeps to it's core responsibilities, but when it becomes "activist", look out, it's just going to start stepping on people and getting in the way.

Anyway, this was working great but some update broke something. Now I can't find it in the customise-toolbar dialogue.
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added later: I'll leave the above evidence of my attack of acute stupidity. All I had to do was shutdown Firefox completely and restart it. Duh. About the name, now I see what you mean. Yes, I suggest you change the text label of the button to "Personal Menu" so it won't be confused with the other one. Everything is working fine here now, and it looks fine on THIS non-Windows system, which is Ubunto 14.04, 32 bit, using Openbox as the DE, not just the window manager. And I'm not seeing any conflict with Classic Theme Restorer. Thanks for a great addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.1). 

Thanks for your explanation.
Yea, I know it is not a great, or even good name for its functionality. I just don't want to torment myself so much with the "right" name, ha.

Weird behavior. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

New version is not compatible with classic theme restorer :(
It does'nt shows all options and wont work when using the button that CTR provides (it looks better with the theme). For me PM 5.1.0 is working well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.1). 

Please don't report bug here. You may post the detail and screenshots in the fourm for further disscussion and help:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=613565

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works good again :) it would be perfect if it would be possible to change an icon of the Firefox Button for something diffrent. For example for a new look (3 horizontal line).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.1). 

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Only thing I miss so much on the new version for FF29 are the History and Bookmarks Menu Button Options, like middle- and right-click options, and a way to hide all items before bookmarks/history.... hope they'll be back in the future.
Thanks anyway for the good job!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.1). 

userChrome.css can help you.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.php?title=UserChrome.css

#BMB_subscribeToPageMenuitem,
#BMB_subscribeToPageMenupopup,
#BMB_subscribeToPageMenupopup + menuseparator,
#BMB_viewBookmarksSidebar,
#BMB_viewBookmarksSidebar + menuseparator,
#BMB_subscribeToPageMenuitem[disabled],
#BMB_subscribeToPageMenuitem[disabled] + * + menuseparator,
#BMB_bookmarksToolbar {
display: none;
}

#appMenuViewHistorySidebar,
#appMenuClearRecentHistory,
#sync-tabs-menuitem2,
#PanelUI-recentlyClosedTabs-separator,
#PanelUI-historyItems-separator,
#PanelUI-recentlyClosedTabs,
#appMenuRestoreLastSession,
#PanelUI-recentlyClosedWindows-separator,
#PanelUI-recentlyClosedWindows {
display: none;
}

Fantastic! I hope it will continue to work in future Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This was an absolute god-send (especially seeing as 'Menu Editor' has long since been abandoned).

Personal Menu worked flawlessly and intuitively, and it was one of my most important add-ons; Firefox was a complete annoyance to use without it.

Regrettably, it no longer works in the latest version of Firefox (v29 Australis) and it will be desperately missed.

Mozilla has removed the original Firefox menu altogether (replacing it with something totally different), so there's not much that this add-on can do if the menu does not even exist. However, Classic Theme Restorer (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer) does a pretty good job of replicating the original Firefox application menu, so it would be amazing if Personal Menu could be made to work with that.

https://addons.cdn.mozilla.net/img/uploads/previews/full/118/118352.png?modified=1396443041

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1.0).