LWChris

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Name LWChris
User since January 14, 2009
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My Reviews

Tile Tabs WE

Not what it announces to be Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Dear developers of Tile Tabs and Tile Tabs WE, I totally get it's not your fault that this extension cannot provide the SAME functionality like the old one, just the closest resemblance you could get to, and that it is not you but WE that is just not capable of providing it.

It IS however your fault, to make a decision that a window should be opened for me, which basically tells me "Tile Tabs won't work but Tile Tabs WE will", without proper notice that Tile Tabs WE will NOT provide the same functionality. Let's be clear here - that thing you call "Tile Tabs WE" is just a totally different add-on, and to me it's basically "Tile Tabs" with the core feature - tiling tabs - removed and replaced by something everyone could already do - tiling windows.

Which for me (and apparently many others) defeats the whole purpose of having an add-on anyway. I can already comfortably tile real windows without an add-on, and that was the only reason I've been using "Tile Tabs" anyway. I don't want your overcomplicated grid management with grids in grids in grids, or synchronized scroll, and whatnot. All I cared about was the feature that I could double click on a tab to have two pages next to each other in one window.

If that's impossible anyway, I can also just drag the tab down a bit and have the same result without another add-on, you know...

To be honest, I think it would be only fair if you changed the whole marketing behind this:
1) On the Tile Tabs add-on page, announce that Tile Tabs will retire due to Mozilla moving on to WE, which will render it incompatible as of November 2017.
2) Rename this add-on into "Tile Windows", since that's what it does; it does NOT tile tabs, it tiles windows.
3) Add a reference to this "Tile Windows" add-on on the "Tile Tabs" page, along with a clear message stating that this add-on is just a compromise trying to offer all the other functionality BUT the tiled tabs and instead tiles windows.
4) And finally, in the very first sentence of this add-on description (and I mean literally the first sentence, before the first heading, preferable in uppercase), be VERY CLEAR about how this add-on unfortunately CANNOT emulate the old "Tile Tabs" behaviour because of WE restrictions, but tries to find a compromise.

This add-on gets a 1* rating, not because it's bad per se, but because it is just not what you are telling us users it was. This is NOT, and I repeat, NOT a "Tile Tabs" alike add-on. It's something completely different. Rename the add-on and make the difference very clear in the beginning of this add-ons description, then we can talk again. Until then, bad marketing decisions that lead to vague add-on descriptions and false hopes, leave unsatisfied users like me hardly any other choice than giving it bad reviews.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.4). 

FT DeepDark

Best dark theme for Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is genuinely the most elaborate stab someone took at creating a dark Firefox theme. I've tried a lot of different themes, but this one is the only convincing solution. It is a perfectly harmonized grayscale theme with clear icons and you can read all the labels. It is a global style, which means it includes (but is not limited to) the main window, the extension manager, the context menus, the scrollbars, the dialog windows, the specialized menus and the library windows (bookmarks, downloads, history, etc.) Simply perfect.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (11.3.1). 

LastPass Password Manager

Simple and awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this add-on for a year now, and I love its features. At first, I was a bit worried about giving away all my passwords to a server, but meanwhile I've realized saving my passwords on my computer is a much worse choice. Also, I love the "Create a password" function. Since LastPass does all of the work, I've been easily changing all my passwords from weak ones I needed to remember to strong ones. The challenge helped me with getting rid of using the same password over and over again. The addon is capable of suggesting only the correct set of accounts even for different subdomains. For example, I was able to set up one single entry per Wikimedia account which now works for all Wikimedia projects, yet I could assign a different account set to the bugzilla subdomain. LastPass is quite fast and comfortable to use. It's definitely worth to give it an extended try.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1.1-signed). 

ReminderFox

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Zu grobschlächtig und zerfleddert erscheint mir die Oberfläche von ReminderFox, um von einem intuitiv zu bedienenden Design aus einer Hand zu sprechen.
Schon beim Hinzufügen eines Termins werde ich von einem selbst in der reduzierten Ansicht noch 25 Steuerelemente enthaltendem Formular förmlich erschlagen. Die unterschiedlichen Größen der Steuerelemente, die unterm Strich aber allesamt zu groß geraten wirken, das eher nicht tabellarische Layout und das Fehlen von Struktur-schaffenden Freiräumen verhindern, dass ich mich mit der Oberfläche wohlfühle. Dazu trägt auch die Hauptoberfläche bei, die mit einem wilden Mix aus eigenen und Standard-Steuerelementen aufwartet. Allzu oft erscheinen die Fenster von ReminderFox irgendwo in einer Ecke des Browserfensters, die Übersetzung ist unfertig und wirkt uneinheitlich, was jedoch vermutlich nicht dem Entwickler anzukreiden ist. Die Terminerinnerung funktioniert einwandfrei, das zweistündlich erscheinende Hinweispanel mit den nächsten Terminen raubte mir jedoch zunächst die Nerven, bis ich die Option zum Deaktivieren fand. Das Erinnerungspanel empfinde ich als ebenso unübersichtlich wie den Rest, nützliche Funktionen wie z. B. "statt Erinnerung anzeigen eine Webseite in neuem Tab öffnen" fehlen oder sind so versteckt, dass ich sie in den Einstellungen noch nicht gefunden habe.
Fazit: RemindexFox erscheint durch die massive Steuerelement-Schlacht auf den ersten Blick extrem funktionell, ist aber im Grunde genommen auch nur ein kleines Kalender-Tool, das zu eingestellten Zeitpunkten Erinnerungs-Fenster einblendet. Das kann mein Windows Kalender auch. Von daher ist das Add-on für mich nur bedingt zu gebrauchen. Es tut allerdings das, was beworben wird, und daher gibt es keinen Grund, weniger als 3 Sterne zu geben.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2.1-signed). 

Tab Scope

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Working nice and flawless, and it is featuring all the options I can think of that are desired first hand. It could be made that last star better by supporting smooth scrolling, though, and maybe Flash objects in the previews (although I think that is a Firefox thumbnail generator issue).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.1-signed.1-signed). 

Awesome Screenshot Plus - Capture, Annotate & More

Really awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love it, saves a lot of time, I needn't make several screens and merge them by hand anymore!

@MFWills: Right click on the page you want to make a screenshot of, it's in the contextmenu. Or customize your Toolbar and track the icon on the surface.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.1-signed). 

Greasemonkey

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful, if you're able to write scripts on your own, you can do a lot.
Unfortunately the 0.8.20100408.6 update broke a lot, I am still waiting for the next update. But the 0.8.20100211.5 version is doing fine/great.

@Jeff Relf: Use AdBlock Plus.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.20100408.6). 

Yet Another Smooth Scrolling

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

hsa2 is right, I think you need a "Reset" button for every setting.
Do you think it's be possible to switch between the presets by any shortcut or even clicking the mousewheel =)

However it's a great Add-on. Formerly I used "SmoothWheel (AMO)" but it wasn't as good as YASS when it came to elements fixed to a certain position by CSS. All the page next to these elements looked messy as long as the page was moving. I'm glad I risked a change, because SW (AMO) wasn't bad but YASS is definitely better.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.25). 

Tab Wheel Scroll

Works and used a lot Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what it says, however it should update locales very soon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090618). 

Adblock Plus

Nicht zu schlagen Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dieses Add-on muss man probiert haben. Adblock Plus ist um Längen effizienter als sich den Schutz aus verschiedenen Script- und Flashblockern zusammen zu basteln.
Wer es einmal probiert hat, wird es nicht mehr missen wollen.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

CookieCuller

Nützlich Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ein wirklich nützliches Tool - unwichtige Cookies automatisch löschen lassen, wichtige Cookies für Login-Sessions behalten.
Eine deutliche Komfortsteigerung gegenüber der normalen Möglichkeiten im Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1).