- by Firefox user 13961223, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5This extension recently began saving only the first 17KB if the selected text. This makes the extension unusable for my needs. I want to select long form articles and save them for offline reading. These articles are often longer than 17KB. Previously the extension worked great for me, and never truncated the selected text. (I am using Windows 10 and FF 59.0.2 (64 bit).
- by Firefox user 13862248, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5Compared to the pre-57 Firefox version, this one sucks.
I used this add-on before F. 57.0 and gave it 5-stars. I was waiting for a version for Firefox 57. I'm glad Save-Text-to-File 3.1 finally arrived. I do use it daily.
However, I'm disappointed in this release. Simple, but valuable features have been left out. Most importantly, you can't designate a your own default directory for the text files. Instead, they all go into the download directory by default. I could only change the directory for the current message, not for all. Why?
Moreover, you can't tell it to append text to an existing file. STtF 3.1 also isn't intelligent enough to put a number on successive text files made on the same day from the same site.
The app had all of these features before. They would seem simple enough, why have they disappeared?
I was disappointed enough to be tempted to give this two stars, but that implies I don't use this add-on. In fact, even with its missing features, I still do. It has 50% of what I need and I can work around the rest.
It's just functional enough to be useful.The reason for the limited features in latest versions is due to how Firefox itself has been re-architected. Firefox has removed a number of key API that this extension originally used as they do not plan on re-adding them unfortunately.
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- by Firefox user 12312529, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5IMHO there is a misconception in how the prefix options are coded.
If you add a "Filename prefix", let's say "AA - " and also check the "Prefix filename with page title" the result should be:
"AA - 'Page Title'" instead of "'Page Title' AA - " that is how it currently works.
Besides, it is not possible to left the "File name prefix" blank. I cheat the extension adding an space.
- by default-design, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5Good, but now you can't save from many sites, e.g. IMDb :\ And in the reader view, nothing ... | NEW(s)!!! : It works again! I only installed Waterfox because it hasn't worked so far. Ctrl + Shift + Y ! Thank you for your work.
OLDER: I used to write this:
There's only an older version (2.7.3) of it running with Waterfox :@
Unfortunately there is no change :
Now: "Error occured" (version: 3.2.4 / 2018.12.31.) :@
That was my favorite addition. <3
I was looking forward to updating but I did not know it was ready for the new Firefox. What I tried (today, January 18) is no longer working with 57.x: (((
I'm looking forward to the fix and the 5 stars!
Suggestion: not just a right mouse button but also a keyboard combination (shortcut) save (like the old times)
- by Dima, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5On Windows 10 64-bit 1709, Firefox 57.0.4 this add-on does not work. When I right-click on the selected text and chose "Save text to file" all I get is a pop-up that informs me that text has been saved. Where??? In the add-on preferences i have checked "Show directory selection dialog", but this option does not work. I do not get directory selection, just a fake pop-pup. The file is not getting saved in Downloads directory in Windows 10 as a picture shows. It is going to never-never, if at all.
Update: to make it work I had choose "Uniquify" in the "If file exists" dropdown dialog box. Now it does exactly as it says. Thanks.
- by Firefox user 13659058, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5For version v3.3.0:
Still a useful tool, however, it would be useful if the "append" to text was added as a feature. Also, when the url is added, the content should start in a new paragraph.
This rating is for the version 2.7.3. This version has features where I can customise a lot of stuff like shortcut keys,file format, date format, etc. The only reason why I haven't updated to version 57 of firefox is that many of the super productive add-ons I use on a regular basis haven't been updated. Of all the addons, I love this text clipping tool (i.e. v. 2.7.3), and I fail to understand why v 3.0 lacks all of the above features. Until then I will continue to use the previous version.
Developer responseposted 3 years agoThe reason v3.0 does not contain the same features as v2.7.3 is that Firefox changed its internal addon API and removed a lot of features, preventing developers to use them anymore.
So this was a change forced on addon developers by Firefox, hence why you mention many other addons have not updated, probably because their functionality is no longer possible with latest Firefox.