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Name Berrex
User since May 31, 2008
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My Reviews

Column Reader

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really like that this add-on is lightweight and allows you to select the specific element to apply it to. Of course, as others have said, it could really use a better/more user-friendly user interface, and perhaps that is where my problem comes in.

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to disable that fade effect on the top and bottom margins. It's making certain lines of text unreadable, which defeats the purpose of an add-on like this. Example:

How do I get rid of that fade effect? It needs to be gone.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.1-signed). 


Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, this add-on breaks Firefox's compatibility with After installing Phony and switching the UA, the add-ons site will refuse to allow you to install add-ons, giving you the message, "You need Firefox to install add-ons", even after setting the UA back to default. The only solution I found was reinstalling Firefox and not using this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.6.1-signed.1-signed). 

Toolbar Autohide

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great addon, and I'm glad I found it. Just a couple of issues (using Linux, if that matters). First, if you have any pinned tabs and autohide the tab bar, the pinned tabs remain visible at all times. Second, I can't seem to opt to have the menu bar and URL bar autohide independently of each other. In other words, they're both going to autohide together, or they'll both be visible together. I'd love to have the tab bar and menu bar autohide and have the URL bar always visible, but this does not seem to be possible.

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

Tab Scope

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a nice addon, but it has a long-standing issue (at least on Linux) in which you cannot scroll through your tab bar when a popup is shown, which becomes a bit of an annoying interruption in workflow. It will be perfect if that ever gets fixed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1-signed.1-signed). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The removal of javascript settings simply baffles me. I have no idea what they're smoking over at Mozilla, but thank you for bringing them back. Honestly, there is NO justification for their absence, period.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.20130819.1-signed). 

Oxygen KDE

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not that I don't appreciate your efforts (this is a nice-looking theme), but this doesn't ACTUALLY look like a true KDE app, despite your claims of "Consistent and coherent integration with KDE". I've looked everywhere, but haven't yet found a theme which offers TRUE integration into KDE for Firefox. This theme simply does not cut it. For demonstration, look at Firefox with this theme, and then look at Konqueror/Rekonk/any actual KDE/Qt application in existence. This theme, at best, lessens the incongruous nature of using Firefox within KDE, but does not eliminate it, which is disappointing considering this theme's purported purpose.

Add-on Compatibility Reporter

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

"Add-ons are compatible by default in Firefox 10+. As a result, the ACR's functionality has changed, and it can no longer be used to force add-ons to be installed."
Translation: This add-on now has literally no purpose. Uninstalled. FF13 tried to tell me that Digger, Copy Plain Text, and Screengrab are no longer compatible with FF13. Usually I'd simply use Add-on Compatibility Reporter to force-enable these types of add-ons, and usually they'd work just fine. Why does Firefox think they're incompatible? Oh, because an add-on's install.rdf file claims that the max version is version x, which is less than the current version. The solution? Change the max version to anything higher than the current version (I just set it to 100.0), and guess what? Firefox goes, "Oh, duhhhh, green light!" And wouldn't you know it - all three of the add-ons I mentioned above work flawlessly in FF13 after this modification. This just goes to show how asinine FF's method of checking compatibility actually is, and further, how asinine it is that they can no longer be force-enabled. This browser is taking a turn for the idiotic.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

PriceBlink - Price Comp & Coupons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a fantastic addon, but I have one gripe with the recent versions because they force you to have a PriceBlink toolbar icon which doesn't even seem to do anything other than adding the current item to a wishlist. Each time I remove the icon, it returns when I restart Firefox. This is not okay. I understand that modern browsers are moving away from having status bars and toward having addon icons in your toolbar (which, frankly, is an atrocious design philosophy to begin with, as you simply end up with a cluttered mess of icons taking away toolbar real estate which often only serve a single function, such as this new PB icon). However, I beg of you, please make this icon *optional*. Some of us have Firefox configured so that we have can continue to have a status bar with the lower-right corner designated for these types of icons. And even then, it should only be there if it's actually useful, which this new PB icon is not, I'm sorry to say. And it should *never*, *ever* be forced upon us. Thanks. Otherwise, this is one of those addons I simply cannot live without. Keep up the great work.

Edit: I couldn't find a reply link, so I'll respond to the developer here. I was trying to remove the icon the same way I'd remove any other, which is by right-clicking the toolbar, selecting customize, and dragging it off. Each time I'd restart Firefox, though, it would reappear, which led me to believe that it was a forced option. I found the navigation bar option and unchecked it, and it's gone now. Thank you for your prompt reply. I checked there before writing this review, but didn't see it. I'll go ahead and bump my review up from 4 stars to 5 stars, as this was honestly the only issue I had with the addon, and I apologize for the misunderstanding. Everything else about it is fantastic.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4.1-signed). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is simply awesome on Windows and Linux. However, in OS X, settings simply do not apply. I've noticed that "instant apply" is unchecked in gui:config, but in about:config, it is set to "true". Not sure if this has anything to do with anything, but the fact remains that this add-on is not usable in OS X (at least, not for me). As far as Windows and Linux are concerned, this is my favorite configuration add-on. :-)

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

Shortly URL Shortener

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice, simple, and functional, but it would be nice if it automatically copied the shortened URL to the clipboard.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Tree Style Tab

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is a great extension and all, the latest version has actually removed features as augmentedfourth has pointed out. Why can't I remove the "new tab" button any more? Why are you removing features? I don't see any logic whatsoever behind making this extension even *less* functional when it's supposed to be an extension that *adds* functionality. I'm actually better off with the old version. Please don't deliberately cripple your extension any further. :-\

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2009122501).