Chris Granger

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Name Chris Granger
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Cookies Manager+

To those experiencing high CPU usage with 1.7... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Version 1.7 added local storage "cookies" to the list, and if your local storage is chock full of a zillion items, this might be causing the problem. Hide local storage by clicking the down arrow button directly left of Refresh and unchecking Local storage, and see if that helps any.

Unrelated, and this is an extremely minor nitpick, my check boxes are missing their right-hand line to complete the square. It's like the field containing them is one pixel too narrow. It's also rather strange that the boxes are checked by default when not selected. Checking the check box heading selects all cookies but removes all checks. This is very unintuitive behavior.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.1). 


Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm using Redirector to modify Piriform software's update process to go directly to the download links. Very handy! Originally, I included my example links to show how it was done, but AMO doesn't allow links in reviews...

I noticed a couple of instances in the Help where URL is written url. This is a very minor nitpick though...

Modify HTTP Response

Possibly complicated for beginners, but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The lack of a real GUI will make this a little difficult to use for beginners, so I suggest people write their filters with JSON Editor Online or similar. Otherwise, making sure your filters' elements nest properly is a bit of a nightmare.

That said, it works as advertised!

Edit: the GUI is a great addition.

Even so, I'm having trouble with regular expressions. I've tried a variety of expressions that I think "should" work, but don't. Could you post a single example of how one would target all pages on all subdomains of a site? I'm trying to shorten "Hacker News" to just "HN" on that site's navigation bar and can't seem to make it work on all pages.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 


Broken Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I installed the version Mathias posted (to fix the version number issue for more recent Firefox releases) and I'm afraid it doesn't work properly.

It empties my entire cache on browser restart, instead of blocking or deleting only the pattern(s) specified. I assume the problem is related to the newer cache architecture that was added to Firefox in 2013 or so.


Useful, but needs GUI Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's surprising just how many popular websites use invisible CANVAS tags to track us online. I'm somewhat surprised this isn't getting more coverage, and I'm glad this add-on exists. It probably needs a dedicated GUI to go mainstream like Adblock Plus and so on, IMO.

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

deviously Annoying

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This functionality has been sorely missing from dA's shoutbox for a long time. This extension is easy to use, and very helpful if you spend a lot of time chatting in the Shoutbox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.9).