reddlemansfu

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Name reddlemansfu
User since February 4, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Readability

Solution for Margins Problem Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had the same problem as bookkish below. It's easy enough to fix, and I'll put my solution here for anyone else who needs it. In a nutshell, I have a 1366px-wide screen, and Readability is written for 800px-wide screens. Good for backward-compatibility, bad for people with modern screen sizes. Even setting margins to Extra Narrow, they took up 45% of the screen width.

Here's the solution: You'll need to find the file readability.css in Readability's extension folder under chrome > content > style. Open readability.css in your favorite text editor. The problematic setting is in line 6 and is max-width:800px;. You want to change that number to something more appropriate for your screen resolution. My resolution is 1366×768 and setting max-width:1240px; or so looks good and doesn’t overlap with the Readability tools in the upper left corner with margins set to Extra Narrow.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

Hide Tabbar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I just installed it, and I love it. It gives me the extra space I need and doesn't seem to conflict with any of my other addons. I also love that it's a very simple addon that does one task quite nicely.

I found the 10-second time limit on the autohide delay a bit restrictive, and that's the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. However, it's easy enough to change this. In your Profile folder, find the subfolder for Hide Tabbar. Then it's Chrome, then Content, and the file you want is options.xul. On line 21, both "size" and "maxlength" are set to a default of 4 (limiting the autohide delay to 9999 milliseconds). You can change these to whatever you want. Maxlength of 5 gives you up to 1 minute, 40 seconds. Maxlength of 6 gives you more than 16 minutes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.3). 

FillForm

Spam, possibly Malware Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Received five emails linking to this download page in less than two days. Lesson learned: Email address for this account is now hidden.

One star because no legitimate Firefox add-on needs to resort to spam. I thought AMO's review process was supposed to catch things like this?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.9). 

TagSifter

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@coaxcurrent: I was also checking this page every few days for over a month before I finally gave up. But there's an easy solution that I wish I'd found months ago.

Install the Add-on "Nightly Tester Tools." It will add a button to the bottom right of the Add-ons window to "Override Compatibility." Just click on that. I'm running FF 3.6 with TagSifter now.

I've been using this set-up for a couple weeks now and I've only noticed one issue. In the sidebar after selecting several tags, there is no option to deselect them individually. There is only a single big white unlabelled button that deselects them all. But that's a small price to pay to have my TagSifter back.

WeatherBug

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not bad, but I find that the desktop downloads from theweathernetwork.com are less cluttery and provide more information.

InFormEnter

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice extension. I keep finding new ways to use it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.5.5). 

MeeTimer

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Great idea, but a bug prevents you from assigning websites to categories unless you are actually on the site, effectively rendering the addon useless for me.

This bug has been noted on the addon's support site since August 2008, without acknowledgment from the developer, so don't hold your breath for it to be fixed.

TagSifter

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice tool. Makes using tags a bit easier. It's nice to see them all laid out in front of me. Great in combination with UrlbarExt.

ImgLikeOpera

Nice, just not for me Rated 3 out of 5 stars

On some instinctual level, I love the idea of being able to control on a site-by-site basis whether or not the images load. This is why I'm a diehard fan of addons like NoScript and Cookie Whitelist.

But after having had ImgLikeOpera for awhile now, I find that I just don't use it. Bandwidth isn't really an issue for me. Plus, so many sites don't format right even with placeholders that I end up keeping the default on load all images.

It's a great addon, and it works exactly as advertised. No problems with it whatsoever. It's just not for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.17). 

Fission

Reduces status bar clutter Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works as advertised. A handy solution to addon-induced status bar clutter.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

IE View Lite

Unnecessary Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I agree with umbilicalbungee's review. You don't need an addon to open a new window with IE in it. The addon IE Tab allows you to open IE within a Firefox tab and easily switch between the two.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3). 

IE Tab

Better than alternatives Rated 4 out of 5 stars

According to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions this addon suffers from Memory Leak. The recommendation is to switch to IE View Lite, but that addon just opens IE in a new window, something I could do on my own. Having used IE Tab for more than a month, I can say the average user will not notice the memory leak caused by IE Tab, and I'd say the added functionality of being able to open IE within Firefox and easily switch between the two is worth it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.20090207). 

Simple Timer

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'll admit at first I couldn't understand putting a clock in Firefox when the Windows System Clock is right underneath, but the notification and count up features sold me.

This addon is a handy way to easily see how much time you've spent on a particular task (or how much time you've wasted) and give you reminders when it's time to change tasks.

In response to ultraj1004's review, you can accomplish this functionality by using a custom audio file that simply lasts more than a few seconds.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

ChromaTabs Plus

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice extension. I've switched to ChromaTabs Plus from ColorfulTabs. This addon contains an option to automatically use the predominant colour from the favicon, which is great.

OTOH, ChromaTabs Plus does not allow you to set a specific color for a specific website, which was a nice feature in ColorfulTabs. Personally, the automatic favicon feature means that I don't usually want to set a new colour, but it might be an issue for some people.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

ColorfulTabs

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice extension, but I ultimately switched to ChromaTabs Plus, since that addon contains an option to automatically use the predominant colour from the favicon.

OTOH, ColorfulTabs allows you to set a specific color for a specific website, a nice feature that ChromaTabs Plus lacks. Personally, I found myself using that feature to switch to a colour that matched the favicon, so its loss isn't a big deal to me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.9). 

IdentFavIcon

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great addon. As mentioned by others, it's a great companion for Faviconize. More variety than HashTags, but it'd be nicer if there was at least some degree of customizability.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

FaviconizeTab

Great, use it all the time Not yet rated

This is an awesome addon. Just double-click on a tab to shrink it to the size of the favicon.

All that is lacking is a good complementary addon for setting your own favicon on a page. Faviconizing a tab when the favicon is Firefox's default isn't very useful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.8.2). 

Favicon Picker 3

Two suggestions that would make a world of difference Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like the extension so far, and it's a great idea, but there are two features that I'd need in order to keep it installed. As it is, the extension is more of a novelty than something truly useful.

1) It'd be nice if we could set the favicon directly from the tab context menu. Often there are sites without their own favicons where I'd like to set them, but I don't (or can't) have that exact URL bookmarked. An example is that I've bookmarked the login page for my webmail, but once I sign in, I can no longer change the favicon.

2) Related to the first, we should be able to set favicons for an entire domain, not just a single URL. This would be nice for sites where a login is required (as in #1) and also for blogs or news sites where I have the main page bookmarked, but the favicon doesn't carry over to individual entries or news stories.

HashColouredTabs+

Uninstalled for lack of customizability Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Great idea, I had it installed for about a week but ultimately uninstalled it, for two reasons.

First, the addon's Options menu contains no text at all. All the options are presented with pictures which are obviously less-intuitive than the developer thinks they are. I had to read through the reviews here just to figure out what they were.

Second, and much more importantly, there is no way to customize the colour used. Although I love how it uses the domain name to decide the colour, sometimes the colour chosen contrasts badly with the dominant colour theme of the website itself, and there is no way within the addon to change this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.21). 

Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lots of addons offer similar functionality, but in my opinion this one tops the lot. It's the simplest and most efficient of the half-dozen that I tried. It's also the slimmest, at less than a tenth the size of monsters like CookieSafe, without any loss of important features.

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