mecki78

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Name mecki78
User since July 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Enforce Encryption

Finally an Add-On that works Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Contrary to Force-TLS which doesn't work at all since Fx 36 (you can add domains to the list, but that's all you can do, they will still open at HTTP), this add-on really works and does what it is supposed to do.

I'd give it 5 stars, yet the naming of the checkbox is horrible. When unchecked the label next to it says "No", so to me checking this checkox means "saying No to HTTPS", quite the opposite of what I want. That this label turns to Yes when being checked is totally unexpected! Checkboxes don't work like that! They don't change their label! Yes/No is indicated by whether the box is checked (Yes) or not (No) and the label is telling me to what I'm saying Yes/No here and never changes (e.g. the label would just always say "Force Encryption")

Force-TLS

Still broken in 38.0.1 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Adding a site to the list has no effect, site still opens with HTTP. Checking the checkbox on the Permissions tab of the Page Info will also add the side to the list, but already when closing and reopening then Page Info (without reloading the page) the checkbox isn't set anymore (yet the site is still on the list).

And it's not Firefox that is broken here. When installing Enforce Encryption, opening the page with HTTPS and checking the force checkbox, the page is also added to the list in Force-TLS, but now it will open with HTTPS (as desired) and now the checkbox on the Permissions tab of the Page Info is checked when I open it, so this add-on does it right.

Enforce Encryption:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/enforce-encryption

Foundstone HTML5 Local Storage Explorer

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

UI is very limited, cannot be sorted or filtered, window cannot even be resized, refresh button does nothing (have to close and re-open window to see updates) and it fails to show "session data" (if you force all cookies to be session cookies, HTML5 DOM Storage data is also only kept for the current session and that session data never appears in the window). All in all I cannot recommend this addon.

Keychain Services Integration

A must have for Mac all users! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This plugin works as expected. There is nothing to configure, just install it and your passwords are stored to keychain and read from keychain instead of the internal storage or Firefox or Thunderbird.

For Mac users it just "feels natural" that applications store their passwords via the Keychain Service API. I was always disappointed that Firefox had no keychain support built-in; but for Thunderbird this was actually a showstopper! This addon is the *ONLY* reason why I started using Thunderbird again on the Mac! Finally I don't have to enter a Master Password each time Thunderbird is started, because w/o a Master Password your passwords are not really protected at all (every app with access to your profile folder can easily access and decrypt your e-mail passwords). Now all my mail passwords are securely stored in a keychain.

And I want to thank the author of this addon for implementing the Keychain Service API correctly! Some Mac developers, sometimes even Apple themselves, fail to use this API correctly. They always think the user will never have more than one keychain and this one keychain is always named "login". This is of course a major fail. The user may have hundreds of keychains, some may be shared with other users, some may not, and he is free to move items between them as he pleases. Sometimes, when I move a password from one keychain to another one, some apps fail to find it. Of course apps should always search all keychains in the Keychain List for their items, picking the first match found (as keychains are searched in a specific order that can also be controlled by the user) and they should always add new items to whatever keychain is the default keychain (which may not be named "login"). Actually both happens automatically if one doesn't tell Keychain Service otherwise. Also items should always be updated in place; some apps delete the old item first and then create a new one, but that can cause items to move from their current keychain back to the default keychain, it also causes a loss of access control rules, both is of course undesired. As far as I can see, this addon works exactly as it should :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Download Panel Tweaks

Almost Perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A very handy add-on which I can only recommend. I really like the way how it helps to compact the lists, change the number of items displayed, the time remaining format and the mouse over behavior.

What I miss is the functionality of "Download Cleaner":

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-cleaner

It would integrate perfectly into this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2). 

Download Statusbar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really love this addon. It's the most important addon of all my addons, since downloading files without that addon is simply no fun. Unfortunately it isn't working with Firefox 26, but I'm pretty sure that can be fixed :-)

Brief

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really love the new interface! ^_^ Having items sorted by day is really a neat feature and being able to see from what feed they are is very useful. Also the annoying bug that "Unread" comes up empty (until you switch to something else and back again) has finally been fixed.

I have no idea what lilacle is talking about, though, hitting F (or the icon on top) still toggles between preview and head line view.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

LightningButton

Almost Perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful extension to get rid of those stupid icons on the tab bar (something Lightning should offer by in its preferences IMHO); however, there is one tiny bug. When you add these buttons now to the mail toolbar, they work without any issues, however, on my Mac, they don't get "highlighted" when you click them (usually, when you click a toolbar button and keep the mouse pressed, it is darkened until you release the button again; this works with all items except those provided by this extension).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.2). 

Keychain Services Integration

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Now that I switched to LastPass, I won't need this extension any longer, but it is great that such an extension exists! Where I would still need such an extension is for Thunderbird, since there is no LastPass plugin for Thunderbird unfortunately :-( This extension works great, as far as I tested it :-)

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

switchasitype

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It works perfectly for me (tested with English and German dictionary installed) and it switches really fast, even though the code looks rather expensive. I see some room for improvements (still not worth 5 stars), but it's pretty good.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.2). 

Tree Style Tab

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Brilliant idea, works great also, I'd give you 5 stars, but it has some display issues on Mac. Neither does the (semi) transparent mode work correctly, nor does any of the themes really fit perfectly to the native Mac theme.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2009031701). 

Proto for Mac OS X

Direction okay, but still a long way Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Okay, as has been said here before, there are some really nasty issues. One issue is that the close button (X) is wrong side (on Mac we use to have it in the upper left, also for windows, not upper right, as Windows OS has).

Another issue is that the preferences tool bar is... well, I'm not sure what it is or what it is supposed to immitate, but it's ugly (sorry I have to say that).

Regarding what Nibbling Hell Goat wrote, I disagree with the tabs being attached to the wrong side. They are exactly like Safari does it and nobody ever complained about it there.

But I agree with Billau, Fission was one of my most favorite plugins ever; being unable to use it with that theme is very, very bad.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

Fission

Won\'t work with Proto Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Don\'t get me wrong, I really don\'t expect you to fix this add on for every of the hundreds themes available on the net, but Proto will most likely become the new default theme for MacOS X users in the final Firefox 3 release (at least that\'s what Mozilla says is planed) and that this add-on, most interesting for Mac users fail to work with the new default theme for that platform is a bit... well, awkward :-/ Same BTW for unified back/forward button, they don\'t even appear if Proto theme is active.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9).