mod_wastrel

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Developer Information
Name mod_wastrel
Location U.S.
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Fire Commander

I like the concept. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'd like to have a simple file commander that provides the simple and most-used functions and interface of Norton Commander; this is almost there (but not quite). Since this is a XUL package for Mozilla, I'd rather it use the browser as the viewer and editor (CodeMirror at the moment).

DOM Inspector

In Firefox 37... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Copy Selector is missing from the context menu (possibly the single most-used menu item). UPDATE: After still more research, I find that the Copy Selector tool is installed into DOM Inspector by Stylish (which, if I ever knew, then I must have forgotten). Yet another reason why Stylish is essential.

Fastest Notifier for Yahoo™ Mail

Thanks -- seems to work well and do what it's supposed to Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks mostly, though, for giving me the idea to use the mobile Y! mail UI in the Fx Responsive Design View instead of Yahoo's full-blown webmail page -- it's a lot more "quiet".

Statusbar Clock

This seems to still work in Fx35 *if* Rated 4 out of 5 stars

you edit the install.rdf and change the max version for the target application (aka Firefox) to something not less than '35.0.1' (or whatever you're running) *AND* you use an add-on that restores a statusbar (so it has a place to put the clock). Good display customization options.

Restart

Perfect. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

aka "what Mozilla should have done with restart in Australis" (well, they did want to make things more "user-friendly" didn't they? ...right?)

Evernote Web Clipper

Latest and greatest Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The latest v6 beta hosted at Evernote (go to the Web Clipper forum there) works much better than the old version that AMO has approved (sort of) for hosting here, at least on Fx35 (haven't tried it with older Fx releases). Of course, just because it fixed the problem(s) I was having with the previous beta doesn't mean it'll fix yours. I'd give it 5 stars if they'd implement annotation for Firefox (which they have in other browsers). I'm told that once v6 is out of beta that the feature set will be fairly uniform across all browsers (barring some function(s) not supported by a browser).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.9.1). 

Firesizer

Fx35 + Puzzle Toolbars = Firesizer working fine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Using Puzzle Toolbars, which restores a "shadow" statusbar (while Mozilla still supports it), I've got the Firesizer statusbar text display/button up on my nav-bar (which has plenty of space on it--widescreen). Still, you know Mozilla is going to kill the statusbar eventually...

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

OmniSidebar

More than a stick! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Stylish Sidebar Manager is dead (in Stylish 2.x). :( Long live the OmniSidebar Add-ons Sidebar User Styles tab! :) ...doesn't look too different--maybe even better. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.2). 

list-it: take notes quickly! (listit, list.it)

Still works & looks mostly OK in Fx29 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The toolbar button images need an extra pixel height/width to look "right". The status bar button is gone (w/o using some add-on to bring the bar back), but using the Sidebars List extension gives easier access to the sidebar (and any sidebar for that matter) [edit] , not that you couldn't simply use the View menu or the hot-keys. Also, still working fine in Fx35, too. List-it is about the closest thing I've seen to Evernote's old "endless ribbon" for simple note-taking.

Feed Sidebar

Lightweight goodness Rated 5 out of 5 stars

All you need; nothing you don't.
(Actual rating: 4 and a half stars -- minus one half for sidebar buttons (padding) being to wide to all fit on default-width sidebar; easy to fix with CSS though.)

Sidebars List

Works fine with Firefox 29 and Australis, too. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Given that Mozilla removed the Bookmarks and History Sidebar toolbar buttons in Fx29, it's good that this still works. Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.0). 

Classic Theme Restorer (Customize UI)

Less ("use small icons") is more [space for content]. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Australis might just be the dumbest thing yet to come from Mozilla.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7). 

Edit Bookmark Plus

Almost perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Essential add-on whether you want to fix the bugs in Firefox related to the Edit Bookmark panel or whether you just want the custom sizing for lots of folders/bookmarks. I had only one small annoyance with it--the default panel [size] would pop-up first before doing a "quick-step" into one's custom sizing. I fixed this by simply adding a little CSS to make the panel the custom size regardless.

Tabs Always In Titlebar

Nice and simple Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The only thing that would make it better is a similar function for scaling the height of the tabs. ;)

Firesizer

Most useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just want to thank the dev for an excellent *WINDOW* sizing extension that has nothing whatsoever to do with the viewport. :) I suppose having a viewport option (or separate extension entirely) might be useful for the extreme few that need/want that, but it would be irrelevant to me and the rest of the huge majority of users. The only additional feature I might want is being able to select the origin as well as the size, but it's easy enough to do with javascript, so... meh.

Space Next

Shortcut modifier question Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Being able to use the space bar for scrolling and next page is nice I guess, but I find using PageDown and PageUp (and Home and End) to be more ergonomic (plus there was this conflict with using the space bar on Google Groups [edit:] which seems to have been resolved by Google having updated the Groups layout since many months ago--so, no more conflict[:edit]). So, I change the shortcut to use PageDown. However, this requires a modifier key be used (shift). Is there a reason why PageDown cannot be used without a modifier? (It's basically the same function as the space bar.) Couldn't you enable PageDown without a modifier? Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.33).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Scriptlet

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

No 'Make Scriptlet' menu item for bookmarklets /already in your Bookmarks/. I await further updates.

Being able to create a new scriptlet from the Add-ons Mgr. would be a basic feature--perhaps using Scratchpad (and some already existing bits of code a user might have for execution because certain commands were restricted from bookmarklets [will this add-on remedy that?]).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.2). 

Contact Tabs

Finally... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mozilla never got around to putting the Address Book in a tab, but this add-on--effectively--does that. Throws in some other useful stuff, too. Very Nice.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1). 

Clippings

Very useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Actual rating 4.5 stars (for storing data "outside" of Firefox).

May I suggest, instead of having 2 versions--one "regular" and one for Firefox Portable, just have one version with where data is stored being an option (much like other extensions do); or just always store it in the Fx profile folder (or a sub-folder therein, as almost all other extensions do) instead of the user's account folder.

Also, it would be nicer if left-clicking on the toolbar button opened the menu for selecting which clipping to insert (same as context selection) instead of the manager (which you can get to with a right-click).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2). 

InterfaceLIFT NewTab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would it be possible to limit the randomly generated gallery to a specific category (tag type + tag)? such as landscape? Thanks.