Hal

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Name Hal
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis)

Makes FF29+ Nice Again Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If it wasn't for this addon, I probably would have stopped using Firefox due to Mozilla's decisions to remove user choice and configurability in FF29+. Particularly obnoxious was imposing tabsOnTop, silly space-wasting rounded tabs and immovable icons on everyone.

Anyway, CTR makes everything good again. Many thanks to the developer!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

TeaTimer

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great addon before, although unfortunately doesn't work for FF29+

TabCounter

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Firefox 30, Ubuntu 12.04

The problem with this extension is that it does not include an individual toolbar button and so cannot be placed individually. The only way to enable the counter is to place the statusbar "widget" from the customise toolbar buttons list, but this means also adding lots of other icons that you don't need.

Further to this, it counts ALL open tabs. It would be very helpful if it also displayed the number of open tabs in the current tab group.

Other than these issues, it's a good addon. It would be nice to see it reach its potential though.

Tab Counter

Nice Addon, but could be improved. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Firefox 30, Ubuntu 12.04

This addon is good, but it would be very helpful if it also displayed the number of open tabs in the current tab group.

However, I do appreciate the work that has gone into it. Keep up the great work! :)

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Tab Counter

Nice Addon, but new feature is needed. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Note: Please ignore my last review, which actually related to a different addon.

I love this addon. It would be really good if it also showed the total tabs open in all groups too, though.

Thank you for your hard work!

Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis)

Makes Firefox Usable Again! (includes feature request) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the work that went into this extension, which fixes many of the hideous changes in Firefox 29. You are a life-saver! ;)

Thank you again!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

All-in-One Gestures

Brilliant Extension. Just one problem... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this extension. It makes browsing so much easier. I often recommend it to people.

However, with the highly-customised gesture scheme I'm using, "Duplicate Tab" is not working. In the Gesture Table (see below), the gesture shows a prefix of forward-slash. I didn't add this, and have tried numerous times to redefine the gesture to remove this, with no success.

I also cannot see a way to enable/disable each gesture without clearing them - is there a way to do this?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14392713/temp/All-in-One-Mouse-Gestures-Table.html

I'd appreciate any advice. In the meantime, many thanks for all the hard work that went into this!

Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis)

Thank you for this!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After an unwelcome automatic upgrade to 29 a week ago, I thought the only solution to avoid such an obnoxious change my minimalist UI (particularly, the horrible rounded bottom tab edges and the inability to have "tabs on bottom") was to download a portable copy of FF and disable the auto-upgrade setting.

FF 29 really does not seem ready for release!

Anyway, this extension has saved the day! Thank you to all involved!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8). 

Tab Mix Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Almost certainly, TMP is THE most important extension for firefox. Keep up the amazing work!

It's not really working at the moment for FF29, which means that I have disabled firefox's auto-update option (prefs > Advanced > Update) and will stay on FF28 until the next TMP release (hoping that it's soon).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1.3.1). 

FoxToPhone

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great extension that I've used for a number of years. The only way it could be improved would be with clearer documentation from a genuine/trustworthy person on how it works and how to set it up.


PS. Thank you for your response, Alfonso. Excuse my obvious ignorance about this extension. It would be really helpful if there was single page to explain how it works in more detail. It's very confusing why the sitetophone.com website was necessary in the first place, why it is no longer necessary, and how the extension works without it. What server is providing the backend to this extension, and why aren't it's details readily available?

Also, when installing the Chrome browser extension and accepting the permissions, chrometophone states, "Chrome to Phone (chrometophone.appspot.com) - not affiliated with Google". Thus, the extension's authenticity is not entirely clear.

I think it would be helpful to begin your instructions with, "Based on the ChromeToPhone project, started by a group of Google engineers, this extension enables you to...". Also, it's my feeling that the About page at www.foxtophone.com would be much better as the front page rather than a subpage. Furthermore, it would be good to include links to the official video (http://youtu.be/pQb243niMlg) and to the Chrome extension page (https://code.google.com/p/chrometophone/) on the website and in this extension's description.

I hope you will take my suggestions in the constructive manner in which they are intended. You are right - I didn't sound very appreciative before. Thank you for your hard work, and for a wonderful extension.

Tab Kit - Mouse Gestures

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Environment: Ubuntu 12.09, Firefox: 27.0.1

Thank you to the developer for producing this extension. The main reason I installed it was because I love the Back/Forward mouse gestures that I used to have with FireGestures. Unfortunately, I had to remove FireGestures because it is very buggy these days.

When I compare the Back gesture with FireGestures' equivalent, it is not so user-friendly. When I click the RMB followed by the LMB, the context menu usually appears and blocks the gesture (I never had this issue with FireGestures). More-often-than-not, this causes one of the context menu options to be activated instead. Thus, sadly, for me this function is unusable. I still have the extension installed, and use the other ways it provides to change tabs, but I would really love to use the RMB+LMB gesture again, so hoping for improvements in future! :) Many thanks!!

Update (16/03/14): Sorry, I forgot to include my environment. Now added. Thanks to the developer for your response! Yes, this function works perfectly in FireGestures for my environment.

FireGestures

Functionality great, but it causes various other issues Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Environment: Ubuntu 12.09, Firefox: 27.0.1, FireGestures 1.8.3

Firstly, I really loved this extension, and appreciate the hard work. However, over recent months, I believe it has become very buggy.

For several months, firefox would intermittently lose the custom toolbar I'd created. Thankfully I could usually resolve this by restarting firefox. However, every 2 weeks or so, it would totally lose the toolbar, and there was no way to recover it other than to manually recreate it. After having to do this over 10 times, it became extremely annoying.

Yesterday, even recreating the toolbar didn't work - on restart it would be lost, so I was left with no option other than to work out the root cause (firefox without toolbars is useless, imo). After hours of troubleshooting, I eventually isolated the issue to firegestures.

Update (11 Mar 2014): After a few weeks without this extension, the toolbar issue is still resolved.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.2). 

Download Status Bar

Great and Useful Extension! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like this extension, and am really grateful to the developer for all the hard work! I have a few suggestions, if you don't mind? ;)

* an easy way, with a single click of the mouse, to show/hide the bar (sometimes I am not near the keyboard, so can't use the shortcut)
* in addition to the information when downloading, it would be good to have "remaining to download" and "total" filesize, possibly in the format remaining/total ie. "175 / 320 MB"

Other than these minor points, it's perfect! Thank you again! :)

PS. For users on Ubuntu/Linux 12.04, the steps to configure Download Status Bar with the Clam antivirus scanner are here:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=13332809#p13332809

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.4.0). 

Seerobots

Functionality great, but it causes problems with my FF installation Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Hi there
I really liked the look of this extension when I installed it today, but when I restarted, FF lost my custom toolbar. I recreated it and restarted FF, but it disappeared again. I removed this extension and repeated this process, and the toolbar persisted. I installed the extension, and the toolbar disappeared.

Hence, I'm afraid to conclude I think it is causing these issues. I will update this review in the next couple of weeks if I discover that the toolbar disappears again without the extension installed.

Good effort tho! I will increase my rating to 5 if it transpires that the bug exists elsewhere.

Cheers

Find All

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am using Firefox 25 on Ubuntu 12.04.

I discovered today that CTRL+F no longer activates the Find bar, and even Edit > Find does not work.

I loved this extension. I am certainly aware how much work it takes to write and maintain a project like this, and so I understand why the author has decided to discontinue it after all this time.

I would just like to say that it was a quality piece of software that was a joy to use. Thank you to the author for all the hard work that has been put into it. I am sincerely grateful!

MinimizeToTray revived

Does not work for Ubuntu 12.04 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This has absolutely no effect on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, except that it adds a "Minimize to Tray" menu item under the "File" menu and hides all indications that the program is running.

This ought to be stated in the description.

Go to Selection

Tab Mix Plus has this Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've not used this but, just to let you know, this functionality comes with Tab Mix Plus (TMP), which a lot of people have already. It's enabled from TMP Options > Menu > Main Context Menu > Show in Main Context Menu | Open Links in New Tabs.

Web Developer

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

While this is a great extension, it has some annoyances. Firstly, even though I opted for the toolbar to display "Text and Icons", it always reverts to showing Icons.
Secondly, I love the "Display window size in title" feature, but I have no idea how to disable it. Selecting the option again is not successful, and there is actually no indicator to show whether it's currently meant to be on or off.
If anyone is able to resolve these issues for me, I will raise my rating to 5 stars. Thanks in advance.

Add Bookmark Here ²

No dialog after clicking star Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I LOVE ABMH2. Thank you for all the good work that went into making such a cool extension! Lately, using the old and new versions, when I click the star in the address bar, the address is automatically bookmarked to my Unsorted Bookmarks folder rather than presenting a dialog to allow me to choose. I have tried changing the ABMH2 preferences and also tried replacing version 17 with version 23, but the situation is not resolved. As it as only just started happening, I imagine that it was caused by a conflict with either another extension, or when I updated to the latest version of firefox (for Ubuntu. I'm sorry but I don't know which versions it change between).Could anyone suggest any common extensions that could be conflicting, or how to determine whether the problem is with ABMH2, please?Many thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (17.0.20121128). 

Restartless Restart

Need option to disable shortcut Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I agree with other reviewers that there needs to be an option to disable the shortcut. I would only ever want to explicitly restart my session - the shortcut can lead to a mistake.

Other than this, it's a great extension. I will upgrade my rating to 5 stars if this function is ever added.

Many thanks to the developer.