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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Alessandro, are you still maintaining this add-on? It doesn't seem to work with FF 27 or FF 29. Just an empty box appears.
I don't know any other way to contact you. It'd be great if you'd update the add-on so that it starts working again. Thanks!
pdfViewerSwitcher recommended add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add-on works as advertised. It works very well to switch between Firefox' built-in PDF viewer and a third-party PDF viewer. Has anyone succeeded in simultaneously installing multiple third-party PDF viewers in addition to Firefox' own HTML5 PDF viewer? I tried running the Foxit and Acrobat PDF viewer browser plugins together for example, but then the Acrobat one always takes precedence, and the Foxit one never gets the chance to open.I'd write to the developer directly if I could, but it seems there's no way to contact him directly. Please ping me on Twitter @CleverClogs if you have suggestions on how to facilitate switching between multiple PDF viewer plugins. Thanks!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1-signed).
Perfect for online research Rated 4 out of 5 stars
UniqTabs is an excellent solution against information overload. I've found UniqTabs especially to be invaluable while doing online research in preparation for exams and writing essays.
UniqTabs not only orders tabs based on their title or URL, but also lets you limit the number of currently open tabs.
As for suggestions for improvement, how about these ideas:
- allow to sort tabs in the order they were opened
- allow to rename tabs to make the titles more meaningful. This could even be a persistent feature: everytime I open webpage titled XYZ, rename it to ABC (which is typically a more applicable name)
- offer to adjust the page title and add a prefix to it. The prefix could be an automatically incremented number or a relevant topic, eg. "01 - Wikipedia ...." or "Ming Dynasty Banking - Wikipedia" - this is still a somewhat undeveloped idea, but I think it could be useful.
- impose tab limit on individual browser windows, not on the entire session
- automatically open a new browser window when tab limit is reached
- FYI I couldn't get the sort tabs hotkey to work - will keep trying.
Google Geo-location Gear Box Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is a top-notch add-on and I'm so glad I found it. Here's how I use it:
Especially the fully customizable Advanced Options field is worth checking out, because this lets you append any Google search parameter to the query. Use this feature to filter results on the fly, by one or more languages (&lr=lang_xx), by country (&cr=countryXX) and even boost results from a particular country (&gl=xx). You could also filter by publication date range.
This immensely improves the precision of your queries. Any Google search parameter can be used in this way, so it's useful to keep a list of current Google web search parameters at hand.
Couple of suggestions for improvement to consider:
1. for quick access, assign hotkeys to Google Global search queries
2. add customizable date range searches, e.g. "past three months", where Google Global automtically substitutes the mdy values for startdate and today's date:
&tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:[startdate m]/[startdate d]/[startdate yyyy],cd_max:[today m]/[today d]/[today yyyy]
3. Add auto-lookup lists for Google search parameters and values, such as country codes, interface languages, search result languages etc.
The Google Global add-on works like a charm on Firefox beta v. 19.0.
Even works with large word collections. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Vocabulary Highlighter turns out to work very well with my collection of 5000 Chinese words that I would like to master for the official HSK exams. The add-on works with any language, displaying as tooltips whatever annotations you attach to the words you want highlighted . You can add words one by one, of course, but the real power behind this add-on gets revealed if you use the import feature. First export the existing database, then modify the resulting file in a spreadsheet program and save it so that you can import it back into Vocabulary Highlighter. What I find most remarkable about this extension is that it highlights text successfully even after the page is dynamically updated.
I found the developer to be extremely polite and responsive to my request for assistance. I've just marked this add-on among my favorites and highly recommend you give it a try.
Excellent tag cloud for your searches Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I'm quite content with Search Cloudlet. I've mostly used it with Google Web Search, but it also works very well on Google Blog Search. It's very useful to get a quick overview of what your search results are about, so you can decide whether you need to rephrase your search. Search Cloudlet displays each keyword in a font size relative to the importance of that keyword in the query. I've used Search Cloudlet successfully on Firefox 3.1 beta 2 as well as on earlier versions of FF. I'd love to see a Search Cloudlet version for Twitter Search.
Definitely a recommended add-on.