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Name glocal
User since July 18, 2007
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My Reviews

Grab and Drag

Great for un-maximized windows but it's switched off spontaneously Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add on if you don't like maximized windows. I have been using this for years and I've had the same problem as Sharyl below. Spontaneously, the 'Enable' box check disappears and the add-on is disabled even in the middle of a session. Very annoying. It has been updated many times over the years, but the problem remains here and has survived across many of my setups.

Multi Dictionary Lookup

Great idea but unstable here Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great idea and useful when it works but there are issues here. The pop-up text appears and quickly disappears leaving an almost blank pop-up saying 'Definition not found'. Once this happens on a page, no more pop-ups appear at all on that same page unless I reload it. It must be a clash with another extension but who knows. I would give this 5* if it was more stable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.1-signed). 

Clean Links

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This feels much more efficient than the various redirection removers. I can't verify for sure but Delegation Mode makes a lot of sense. I am wondering what exactly certain options do though. They sound very useful but they are off by default. In particular, Catch Text Links could replace Linkification but I am not sure if it works efficiently. Ideally, it would only locate and convert text links when necessary, in a way similar to how it cleans links in Delegation Mode. Doing it the way Linkification and others do it can be very processing intensive with long pages.

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

At last, sanity restored. v1.7.1 works fine and pages now load as normal again. FF loading pages freezes for a long time with the previous version.

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

CacheViewer Continued

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works just fine.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 


Very good but room for improvement Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works well but stretches the status bar vertically unnecessarily. There should be the alternative of sending links through the context/Tool menus and hiding the status bar icon. A history of sent links would be nice. Obviously, working in both directions would be a major improvement. For now the phone>FF direction can be achieved through a combination of ReadItLater (FF extension) and Later Gator (Android app)


Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It seems to also break the way QuickFolders displays its tabs (colour and format). To see the problem you have to restart TB twice after updating, installing, removing an update. Then the problem remains. Unfortunately, I had to remove Mnenhy because of this. Too bad, because TB's default headers display is useless.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.


Very useful but probably breaks Forward Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful, particularly if you are using a netbook with a small screen. Every pixel counts vertically, so the blank area above the first displayed header could be removed. It does indeed seem to break the Forward function by making TB quote the full headers in the message to be forwarded. The user can fix this by selecting Headers | Normal in the CompactHeaders addon's menu (if installed). This must be done once every time TB start if forwarding is required. The selection switches back to All every time TB starts. It could be CompactHeaders' fault of course.

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


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful but it doesn't work well with withattach. If at all possible, these addons should add to the existing Forward menu, instead of displacing each other.

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


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good idea. The killer feature would be 'Delete messages from Trash that are older than x days' -- ie the timer feature would always keep x days worth of messages just in case. Ideally, that would be work with Compact mailboxes too but this may not be that easy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Priority Switcher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great! Why TB designers thought using words instead of icons was a good idea is beyond me. I don't see the icons selection in Compose though, although it shown in one of the screenshots here.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I can't believe there are hardly any proper compact themes for TB. A compact version of the default theme would be great. Having looked around this is the only really compact one that looks fine but it's not compatible with the current TB version. I am not very keen on some of the icons (eg the flame for Delete), but it's the only option really. If you install MR Tech Toolkit you can force TB to 'Make this compatible' (ie ignore the version restriction) and in this case it almost works OK. Two or three buttons in Options and Extensions are messed up, but it works otherwise, so I am keeping it for now.

Xmarks Sync

Freezes FF after recent update Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I've been happy with this despite the privacy concerns, however since a recent update FF freezes within seconds after it starts. This happens with all my FF installations (2 WinXP and 1 Ubuntu 9.10), Chrome remains unaffected on all these PCs. This has been reported in the forum but it is not acknowledged. Now I keep it disabled until a fix is released, but I'm looking for alternatives. The problem the alternatives do not support Chrome and IE.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4.10). 


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The problem with all these soft-printer-style PDF creators is they don’t maintain the clickable links — my guess is they can’t because of how printing works. Eg if a word is clickable in HTML, the PDF will show it as blue/underlined but it will not be clickable any more — it’s flattened. This is crucial for research and archiving. Unfortunately, the only way to get this to work is the special plugin for IE that comes with Acrobat Pro (the one that creates a PDF toolbar in IE, not the PDF printer), although even that often messes up the layout. I have been looking for years (literally) for a way to do this in Firefox. I can’t believe that Adobe or someone else hasn’t done this for Firefox yet. Other archiving methods tend to have other important problems (eg add-ons like Scrapbook, Zotero, MAF, unMHT etc). It would also be great if an archiving method saved the original URL, title and access date as metadata (Savewithurl and Saveuri almost do that but not quite). We live in hope!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.75). 


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good job! It would be better if hiding http:// etc didn't create a gap after the domain. Also, the search engines on the right could be reduced to the favicon without the name. By the way, removing the name of the search engine still leaves a blank placeholder, so no space saving there. Both of these would save valuable space. Can't someone reduce that 'Mozilla Corporation (US)' identification info to something sorted, possibly the favicon with some indication there is more info?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Tree Style Tab

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Almost perfect. I wish I could drag'n'drop a link to the autohidden tabbar to create or replace a tab. One way perhaps would be to add drag'n'drop as an optional trigger for showing the tabbar (in addition to ctrl etc). I am using it as a way autohide the standard FF tabbar (with Tab Mix Plus). A simplified autohide for Tab Mix Plus would be another idea.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2009032801). 


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It works great but everything is stored unencrypted in plain text. Not a good idea for log-on details. It would be a 5 star otherwise.

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


No clickable links in PDF Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It works with FF v3+ only. Unfortunately, it won't maintain clickable links in the created PDF file -- ie they appear in blue underline but they are not clickable. I have been looking for something that does more than the many PDF software printers around, but this add-on is not it. Sadly, the only ways to covert to PDF and maintain the clickable links are to use Internet Explorer and Acrobat's special plugin for IE (not the Acrobat printer), or Acrobat itself as a browser. I am wondering why Adobe won't create a plugin for FF or why someone doesn't create an add-on that feeds the URL of the viewed page to Acrobat Distiller.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.75). 


Good start Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Adding also the date and possibly title would be nice. For more options see also Savewithurl here: I do a lot of arching and I have been waiting a long time for something like this that actually works reliably. Integrating something like PrintURI functionality in this would be great too (FF truncates urls if they are too long). Sadly, the search is still on. The layout of the page can make the url invisible, frames tend to confuse things and compatibility with NoScript is a major issue. When some of these issues are resolved I will be very happy.

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

Print Hint

Great idea but some issues and room for improvement Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great idea and it works mostly fine -- on certain websites it misinterprets references to \'printer\' eg,420060126090414 but I can see why this can\'t be avoided in the absence of a standard. Some issues: with v0.3 I still see the old style icons on the toolbar -- not the ones with the arrows. With the minifoxflat 0.4.3 theme the plain printer icon appears blank (I see the green/yellow background icons OK) and customisation doesn\'t help. Also, how about an option to operate this through the File menu instead of icons? Some of us prefer to have very few icons on the toolbar. Another idea would be a ctrl+yellow icon for \'print without looking for the optimised page\'. \r\n

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3).