|User since||April 28, 2008|
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Anycolor surpasses Personas in all aspects. You have the skinning ability from Personas built into Anycolor, but with this addon it skins your browser correctly not to mention the tweaks with color and appearance that makes Firefox look even better. You can also save any of you customized layouts and switch between them when desired. I really hope that Anycolor will continue to be updated and stay with the Firefox community for a very long time. I am a developer, but haven't done any development for Firefox addons. I wouldn't mind taking this project on myself to continue updating it for future versions of Firefox if the author decides to completely stop updating this addon. Please do not let this addon disappear or provide the source code to be available for download. I have several addons that I consider first rate and this is one of them. Personas was and is a complete disappointment and I cannot stand it, so I regardless of what happens with Anycolor I will not use Personas, they have a huge amount of work to do to get it even close to Anycolor.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2).
Issues Addressed Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Below is the list of issues that I found in 2.15 and have been addressed 2.16 and 2.17c which can be found on the homepage. This is the list I originally posted, but I added in parenthesis what was done to address the issue. I will give this five stars when I see everything ironed out.
1 - Acts like spyware for the fact it adds and changes your default search engine without consent. (Removed)
2 - Adds additional bookmarks without consent. (Removed)
3 - Disabling IE Tab is not a viable solution to fix the address bar problem, it is a cheap cop-out. Some sites do not work in Firefox and require this extension. (Fixed)
4 - The tab bar doubles in height and I am not disabling Tab Mix Plus to find out if that is the cause, needs fixed. (Fixed)
5 - The previous settings do not port over correctly or at all in some cases. (Not as bad, background pictures cannot have spaces.)
6 - Opening a new tab does not bring up Fast Dial. (Need to set this in TMP to open, use the directions on the main page.)
7 - Speed issue was addressed, see his home page for the release notes on what changed.
The author fixed this within 24hrs, it is not perfect yet and you do have to tweek your settings a little after upgrading, but it is free and he could have just gave up with all of the insulting reviews. Post the problems, but be constructive, you didn't have to pay any money for this. Be patient and thing will improve.
Bring back the right-click add to Fast Dial Option, I liked that method better than the new. Also, I would like to see the feature of hiding the toolbars to be re-implemented.