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|User since||June 17, 2008|
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This issue may or may not be a bug, but it's consistent and has appeared in all iterations of BlockSite and Firefox since the extension came out. Perhaps it's related to the "long list loading" limes, however a quantifiable number on that was never mentioned. How long is "long list"?
My list is 38 sites long as of today. After about 5, the program simply refuses to load any domains when adding to the list without multiple restarts. Once it hit 38, even restarts of Firefox (disabling block-site and re-enabling it) didn't work. I even tried deleting the list after exporting it and re-importing it. Nothing. All domains are blocked.
When it does work, it works great. But the limit is 37 sites for me and at 38 sites the extension just locks me out of all other domains unless i disable it.
The fact I have to fiddle with Firefox for so long after adding a single site makes this extension a non-starter for anyone who has any amount of site blocking over 5 or so sites. That's why it got 2 stars from me instead of 1, because it will work just fine on an extremely limited number of sites. Beyond that, it's too much of a hassle that increases with each added site.
I'm currently running FF 9.X, along with Flashblock, AdBlock Plus and NoScript, along with several others that add functionality to the program but don't involve limitations on content. I'm now in the market for a new add-on that does the same stuff, but without the hassles.
Linky is a decent enough extension except for its placement - WAY down on the context menu, which makes finding it a bit challenging. It also doesn't seem to put options directly on the context menu, so you have to go to the Linky> selection, then click on what you want. I'd put it up near the top of the context menu or put an option to place one or two (Like open selected links in new tabs) directly on the context menu up at the top where one is opening links.
It's better than nothing, but often times, it's faster to just right-click a link and click Open in new tab over and over.
This is an excellent extension, but getting it to work with FF 3.0 is a bit tricky. Go to IE, and download the .xpi file (Open page in IE Tab is a good extension choice to have anyhow). Open the .xpi file with Winzip (or other zip utility). Open the .rdf file in Notepad. Find the em:maxVersion= text and change the version to "3.0", then save the .rdf file and make sure it goes back into the .xpi file (The .rdf file should show the new date). Then use the file->open method of installing the extension. It will then install and work. I've tested it in XP Pro, XP Home and Win 2000 Pro and they all work well. No idea if it will work for Mac or Linux. Use these instructions at your own risk!!!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.200803).
Open the .xpi with Winzip (or another zip utility), open the .rdf file with Notepad. Find the Max Version number and change it to 3.0. Save the .rdf file back. Make sure it's updated in Winzip. Use the File->open to install. Works great in 3.0. (Note, use the above instructions at your own risk on other extensions - I know works great on this one.)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.200803).
Until this extension is updated, Linky at least gives you some of the options (Like opening multiple selected links). Once TMP comes back, I'll dump Linky for this one.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.6).