FeRDNYC

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Name FeRDNYC
User since March 5, 2007
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about:addons-memory

Currently broken by JavaScript changes in Firefox 44 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As others have noted, this extension is currently not functional due to a change to the JavaScript functionality in Firefox 44. This was a "breaking change" that was expected to impact many addons, but needed to be done at some point.

Github user @InternalError503 has produced a patch for the breakage in about:addons-memory under Firefox 44+, and submitted it on github. There's no word yet from Nils (the author) about when or if a new version of the addon might be released with this fix, but it's only been a few days:
https://github.com/nmaier/about-addons-memory/pull/23

ScrapBook Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Still one of the first addons I install on a new account/profile. Performs smoothly & quickly even when switching between multiple ScrapBook profile folders containing hundreds of pages and many dozens of megabytes of data.

@yxysm: The reason why your "Update" suggestion can't replace "Capture Again" (IMHO) is that the web isn't an incremental, update-only medium. Very often, even on forum sites or discussion threads, a page hasn't simply been _extended_ since our previous visit, it's often been changed extensively throughout. What if ScrapBook+ were to simply "Update" the capture for a post that had been blanked in the interim, or a page that was taken down entirely? We'd want to preserve the old version, not lose the previous capture during the "update"! "Capture Again" allows the user to download an updated copy, compare the two, and then delete the previous version ONLY IF they no longer need it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.20.34.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Open Image In New Tab (update)

Not technically necessary, but convenient Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The separate menu option this extension adds will definitely be helpful for many users. However, an extension isn't required in order to have the view-image-in-new-tab functionality — the same thing can be achieved without any extensions just by right-clicking an image, then MIDDLE-clicking "View Image".

Tab Badge

No more missed page updates! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So awesome! I've gotten spoiled since enabling the "Unread message icon" Lab in GMail, and been wishing Facebook and other sites offered the same handy functionality. Now, thanks to Tab Badge, I have it everywhere.

Personally, I haven't encountered any issues with it yet. And blacklisting gmail.com (because, like I said, I use their Lab) worked just fine. (However, I've only used it for a few days.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1-signed). 

Print Edit

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Provides the much-needed ability to tweak the print formatting of web content, so that printed pages contain only what's needed and are better formatted and more readable. Would benefit from a broader and more goal-oriented set of reformatting tools (the sadly orphaned and out-of-date Platypus extension could be a source of much inspiration, on this point) but Print Edit is an excellent step in the right direction.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5.1-signed). 

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have no idea why I was so late to the party in discovering this addon, but in the past 4-6 weeks that I've had it installed it's already saved me 2 or 3 times, come in handy another dozen or more, and caused zero problems along the way. Lazarus silently works away in the background, completely unobtrusively and under the radar, until you suddenly need it. At that point, it's right there to do everything possible to resurrect your otherwise-lost work. No muss, no fuss. No complaints!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4). 

Slideshow

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A handy, simple extension -- does one thing and does it well. Especially great for anyone using a lower-res display where the message pane doesn't get a lot of real estate!

I agree with others about the "Quit" button on the toolbar. I don't like it -- I never, ever would want to quit Thunderbird from the slideshow window, and the chance of accidentally clicking is too high considering its similarity to the close button immediately adjacent.

A preference to disable Quit would be nice, but as a workaround you can hide the button. Add the following to your profile's userChrome.css (mozilla.org's documentation has info on userChrome.css if you aren't familiar):

#button-exit.toolbarbutton-2 { display: none !important; }

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

ScrapBook Plus

Worthy Successor! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a loooong-time Scrapbook user, I admit I decided to try out Scrapbook+ reluctantly, only because the original Scrapbook was failing to keep up with Firefox releases. Now I wish I hadn't waited so long!

Everything that made Scrapbook great is here, in addition to a lot of streamlining and "completed" features that I found myself idly wishing for when using Scrapbook.

In response to oliver: As a workaround to the change in tab support under Firefox 3.5, you can actually still save by dragging -- if you drag the URLbar icon into Scrapbook+, it will perform a capture just like you're used to. Even better, I have it on good authority that the next version of Scrapbook+ (appearing soon) will restore tab dragging! :) (Yes, I was also frustrated by the change, enough that I mailed the author -- who's very responsive -- asking about it!)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.11.21).