scottb007

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Name scottb007
User since October 20, 2008
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My Reviews

OpenDownload²

Nice add but that name.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

OpenDownload² is a great tool but the name makes it non-searchable in Firefox's add-on manager, search box, etc. You have to stumble on it. Can't just search "download" or something popular. Thought the developer should know why his tool is not more popular.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.2.1-signed). 

Empty Cache Button

Would like an "Auto-Empty" feature Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Will brief summarize suggested feature and why. Based on testing in a porting lab:

Want:
Automatic empty of ENTIRE cache at a predefined cache threshold. You already have reload on success, so it can integrate nicely. Nobody has this feature AFAIK, so you would have something unique. User choice or developer preset. 75mb, 100mb. Better would be 50% of total, 90% of total, etc.

Why:
1) In the old days disks had slower I/O but the head had smaller platters to manage. Today faster I/O, but larger platters. Its a wash. Firefox considers the default size of the cache based on free space (they may change that, but see #2). Past 100mb, disk thrashing begins. By 200mb, thrashing is bad. On larger platters, not good.

2) FF spends more time pruning cache to make room when cache hits max capacity (a read, a write/delete, then another write with new cache entry). How does the pruning work? Look at google/youtube entries in about:cache. Why I capitalized ENTIRE cache. If its expiration some of the cache may never get removed.

Example(s) Auto clean at 90% of max, there would never be a hit for pruning. Auto clean at 50% of max, less disk thrashing, no pruning hit.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Empty Cache Button

Works perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what its supposed to do. Would like to get in touch with developer, have some additional options ideas/requests based on FF cache size vs. system/disk performance testing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed.1-signed). 

Tab Mix Plus

Will official release push update dev build installs? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm asking that here because you've blacklisted my IP/domain on your forum. Never visited the forum before, don't know why you'd do that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.3.1.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Tab Mix Plus

Stop complaining, its free Rated 5 out of 5 stars

To the people complaining it doesn't work, no updates till whenever. Unless you donated, be quiet or pay the man or wait till he gets around to updating it after his real job that pays his bills. He's doing this for free, he could just stop right now and walk away. Firefox is updating and changing so often now its becoming a hassle to keep up with. don't blame him. its not critical to update to FF 17 anyways.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.3.1-signed). 

FXChrome

Colored FXChrome icon? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like the latest version. I prefer to keep your default fxchrome button, like the avatar. Wish the little guy was in color, maybe there is a reason for that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (17.3). 

Fasterfox Lite

Suspicious google search links, Beware! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Suddenly there are suspicious looking links to websites via google search. Disabling this app resolved the problem. Also suspicious, original developer BigRedBrent has vanished, looks like he sold out to a toolbar creator. Why would a toolbar creator want this app? Suspicious

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.9.1Lite.1-signed.1-signed). 

Power Twitter

Update - Works intermittent Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Works intermittent under the following conditions.
1) After Clearing all private data (default settings)
2) Linking from another app (Digsby)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.03).