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|User since||July 2, 2008|
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I have blocked websites from using their own fonts for as long as I can remember. No 8 pt Verdana for me, as that seems to be what most web designers' creativity boils down to ...
On some pages, however, not using the intended font settings will confuse the layout, sometimes making entire websites unusable -- a tell-tale sign of incompetent web design. Here this add-on comes in extremely handy: one click, and everything looks like it should (in the designer's view, not mine). Saves me opening those baddies in a different browser.
That said, there's some room for improvement: Document Font Toggle should handle mimimum font size settings too (i. e. save/restore any custom values for all languages when clicked). Also, it doesn't work too well with Firefox's embedded PDF viewer (where it would be even more of a godsend, due to the nature of PDFs vs. HTML).
Although this add-on works as advertised and comes in handy for users who frequently switch between different types of internet connections (slow/fast, metered/unmetered, cheap/expensive), I find its single unmovable toolbar button a very poor UI design choice.
The Quick Java add-on is, despite its name, a much better and more powerful alternative, allowing to toggle images as well as various other browser features from the add-on toolbar.
I then stumbled upon the browser.fullscreen.autohide option in about:config, enabled it and found the result much closer to my notion of "full fullscreen". YMMV, though.
Very well done, works exactly as advertised, has all the necessary options, nothing more, nothing less.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3).
For me this add-on doesn't really work: Rapidshare support is brittle at best, MegaUpload completely broken. For the few mouse clicks it actually saves it's rather obtrusive itself, e.g. by showing a nag screen after each update. Plus, it interferes with things that aren't any of its business (like Google searches).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.20091214_AMO).
This extension is just great and certainly much superior to the extremely crash-prone Gnome CHM Viewer or other stand-alone applications. Because what could be better at displaying bunches of html files (for that's what chm files basically are) than a powerful web browser like Firefox? Opening chm files with CHM Reader inside Firefox is a bit too complicated for my taste (but see my tip below), toggling the index display on/off could be easier too, but otherwise, this extension is a job very well done.
One major drawback, however, is the packaging. The XPI presented above is rather old and not compabtible with 64-bit systems. But you can easily build your own up-to-date version. In Ubuntu, do the following:
1) apt-get install svn xulrunner-dev scons (you may need more packages if you haven't done any compiling of your own before, so YMMV)
2) At a terminal, grab the current source code like this:
svn co https://chmreader.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/chmreader/trunk chmreader
3) cd to chmreader/trunk and set two variables by entering:
export export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/xulrunner-devel-18.104.22.168
You may have to modify the numbers in the path name to reflect the version of the Gecko SDK/xulrunner development package that's on your machine.
4) Generate an XPI file to install in Firefox:
That's it! If you want to use CHM Reader on both 32-bit and 64-bit machines, you'll have to build separate packages on each platform (though there's probably some way to cross-compile the whole thing into a univeral package).
If you would like to open any chm file in Firefox by double-clicking it in Nautilus, do the following:
1) Place a file named firefox-chm.desktop or similar in
~/.local/share/applications and paste the following text into it:
Name=Firefox as CHM Reader
Comment=View CHM file in Firefox with CHM Reader extension
2) Then create a file named firefox-chm somewhere in your path (e. g. ~/bin), make it executable (chmod u+x firefox-chm), and put this snippet of perl code into it:
my $url = shift;
$url =~ s[^(?:file://)?][chm:file://];
You don't like perl? Well, use your own favorite scripting language then ...
What used to be a handy and clever little add-on has sadly turned into bloated adware. The PDF creation features added in version 2.0 have nothing to do with the original purpose of this extension, and they don't even seem to work. Let's just hope somebody has the guts to fork or clone the last 1.x release.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124).