ferdie ferdsen

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Name ferdie ferdsen
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Keyword Search

maybe good, maybe useful. I guess, it is. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I installed it and after that, a new tab opened telling me to select a searchengine for the url bar. but my selection from the dropdown (duckduck I chosed) did not work.
So I opened the prefs for the addon and now I see 4 different settings with NO explanation what they do, how they work or how the user can activate them. Ok, I know about the urlbar, but the others I can't imagine what they are for and how I can start them. I'd love to had some (shortish) instructions on how to use the about:home search engine, or the new tab search engine, but I have no clue.
URL bar search works as expected and proposed.
Thank you.

EDIT: now, with a little more explanation from the dev, my understanding is better, how usefull this addon really is.

Smart Find

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is maybe good&useful, but it does not work. after installing pressing CTRL+F does nothing anymore (nothing visual happens). disabling the addon and CTRL+F works again. So there is no need to not uninstall it :-) but i'll try to remember this addon as it could be handy....

Mozilla Labs: Prospector - Find Suggest

this is very useful! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like it. It gives lazy ppl like me an ease of typing.
unfortunately this addons stopped working, after I installed another addon "FindBar Tweak" for helping me finding text better on the screen.

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

FindBar Tweak

what a big bunch of useful features! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great! I love all the things it does and it helps a lot!

unfortunately "Mozilla Labs: Prospector - Find Suggest" stopped working, when this addon is active/enabled.

Mozilla Labs: Prospector - Find Suggest

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

a great idea and it works fine!

Paste to Tab and Go

does, what it says! ... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

...but I wish, there were some icons (placeable in the toolbars) to click, instead fiddeling around with the context menu items.
so its kinda inconvenient to use this convenient addon :-)

Clip to OneNote

Needs a third Party download which is not compatible with OSX (MAC OS) Rated 2 out of 5 stars

anyway, it might be a useful addon, so 4 stars. (windows only -1, third party software needed -2)

SearchLoad Options

sometimes it stoppes reverting to the default search engine Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I use it since some years now, and I must say, its a great help and a good addon!


Sometimes (I don't know why, but mostly suddenly :) it does not work anymore,

I now quote the review by Ed from January 4, 2013, which covers my expericence exactly:

"I have the latest version installed, which was working fine for a while. For some reason, my search box has stopped reverting to the default search engine, even though I have that option selected. The search box does automatically clear its text, as I have selected. I have Searchbar Autosizer installed as well."

Some hours later or some FF restarts later, it works as it should.... nobody knows why and its definately not a showstopper :-)

Useful Addon, thank you.

Scroll Search Engines

It worked so many years! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

And I guess, it will work many years too :-)
But now, I deinstall it, because I barely never ever used it, because my high-speed-mouse-wheel scrolled the icons so fast, I almost never hit the correct one :-)

But such small/neat/useful Addons make FF a great tool!

Thanks the Developer!

Add Bookmark Here ²

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This one is extremly useful!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (29.0.20140506). 

Addons Recent Updates

exactly what is needed, if u wanna keep informed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't like the ff behaviour to keep important information off the users eyes.

external IP

position cannot be moved in the extended-status-bar. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This Addon works fine and simple, but it's position cannot be moved in the extended-statusbar. Its stucked and messes with my no-theme-layout.
(here: ff31. maybe it's because the Addon is too old)

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

My Public IP Address

position cannot be moved in the extended-status-bar. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This Addon works fine, but it's position cannot be moved in the extended-statusbar. Its stucked and messes with my no-theme-layout.
(here: ff31. Maybe it's because the Addon is too old)

Live IP Address

position cannot be moved in the extended-status-bar. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This Addon works fine and simple, but it's position cannot be moved in the extended-statusbar. Its stucked and messes with my no-theme-layout.
(here: ff31. maybe it's because the Addon is too old)

Classic Style for Favicons (discontinued)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's great and it's working (unless some other addons which promise the good ol' favicon back...)
Thank you!

EDIT:
I had to minus 1 star because after using this fine little addon, some of my bookmarks (on my bookmarks-bar) show an empty favicon, which now looks ugly to me.

Disable Anti-Adblock

I guess its working... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

because I haven't seen those "please don't use adblocker blah..." information since a long time! thank u!

(I just whished, it would be possible (via button) to disable/enable this addon quickly and not have to restart firefox...)

RAMBack

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Maybe useful, but HOW does it work?

Does the user need to do anything?
Click a button?
Does the Addon work automaticly w/o the users interaction?

Nobody knows, because the developer didn't tell....

Open link in...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

extremly simple and extremly useful!

New Plugin Disabler

I almost forgot about the Addon, when suddenly... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

...it disabled an adobe plugin, which barefacely nested itself into my firefox installation on the mac.
great! i knew, why I installed this little peace of code! thanks a lot.

YouTube ALL HTML5

no flash anymore! NO FLASH ANYMORE!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, as far as I can see over the last past months, it is just working! I like it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.2).