bethel95

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Name bethel95
Location Raleigh, NC
User since February 17, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Side Tabs

Does the minumum well Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Side Tabs does what its name suggests, but it also takes away one very useful default tab behavior. I have no complaints about the ST display of tabs on my wide-screen monitor--that's exactly what I need (and I've used it since about FF 15 or so, right on up to the latest FF version).

Unfortunately, the tabs in ST are not moveable, unlike the default FF behavior, so I'm unable to arrange the tabs in the sequence that I'd like. I've compensated for this somewhat by either moving tabs that I want grouped together to a separate window or by manually closing tabs and reopening them where I want them to be in the tab sequence. These approaches both work, but neither is as easy as the default FF behavior of being able to drag a tab to a new location. This has been a problem ever since FF 17 was released (prior to that, you could move tabs in ST).

Whether this is a bug that the dev can fix or not, I just wish that he'd publicly address the issue in the description section of this add-on page.

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

Cookie Controller

Works the way I want Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using Cookie Controller for about six months, and have been very satisfied with the way it works and how it can be configured. In particular, being able to auto-delete session cookies and specify an expiration age for other cookies gives me the granular control I want and need.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5). 

Vertical Tabs

Breaks tab moving in FF17 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I can confirm that VT v0.9.3 breaks the ability to manually rearrange tabs in FF17.

Disabling VT and restarting FF restores the normal tab move behavior.

This is also an issue with the SideTabs addon, so apparently it's a problem with some standard method for relocating FF tabs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

Side Tabs

Breaks tab moving in FF17 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I can confirm that ST v1.0 breaks the ability to manually rearrange tabs in FF17.

Disabling ST and restarting FF restores the normal tab move behavior.

This is also an issue with the Vertical Tabs addon, so apparently it's a problem with some standard method for relocating FF tabs.

Tranquility

A better solution Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been using Tranquility for over a month, and have found that it has several advantages over other reading-enhancement add-ons that I've tried over the past two years. First, it displays graphics that are part of the article, rather than removing them. Second, it displays hyperlinks that are outside of the article text (though whether you'll like that is a matter of individual taste). Finally, I've been impressed with the dev's responsiveness to addressing problems with specific web pages. Of course, that means that I've encountered occasional bugs, but at least they are addressed rapidly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

Organize Status Bar

Welcome Back! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After nearly a year of its being on the incompatible list, imagine my surprise when I recently opened up the Add-ons Manager and once again saw Organize Status Bar on the active list (presumably after an automatic update)! Once again my status bar looks like I want it too, rather than the mess that it had become.

Tab Sidebar

New alternative? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There's a new extension for FF 4.x that seems to headed in the direction of TSB's former ability to display tab previews in the sidebar. It's called Vertical Tabs. Right now, tab previews are only "planned", but if enough requests for this feature also pointed to TSB's open-source code, perhaps VT's developer could accelerate the inclusion of this feature. You can reach VT's developer at philipp@weitershausen.de. In the meantime, I'd encourage you to check out Vertical Tabs and follow its development.

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

Tab Sidebar

Will it rise from the dead? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding addon!In case you've missed it, the developer stated his intention to not do any further development on TSB nearly two years ago. I wrote him to find out if he's sticking to that decision (which would mean no FF4 version)--unfortunately, he is.

As TSB is open-source, however, the developer stated that anyone who wants to work with the source code on a FF4 update is welcome to do so. The source code is available through the developer's web site (see above). I'd recommend that any and all TSB fans ask your favorite FF addon developer(s) to consider taking on this project! I've contacted the author of Tab Mix Plus encourage him to do this very thing; if you'd like to add your voice to that request, you can email the TMP author at dev@tmp.garyr.net.

Web2PDF Converter

Inconsistent success; toolbar conflict Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Worked sometimes, but not often enough on the sites where I wanted to use it to be worthwhile. After having Web2PDF installed for a while (but having disabled it and forgotten that it was installed), I tried to customize my FF navigation bar, only to have it revert after a restart to the default items. A Google search led me to a thread on the MozillaZine forum where multiple users reported that the same problem was solved by uninstalling Web2PDF. I've since uninstalled Web2PDF, and have ceased to have the navigation bar customization problem. YMMV.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

Better Gmail 2

Where Folders4Gmail Went Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Everyone who's wondering what happened to Folders4Gmail:

Gmail Labs has implemented their own nested folders hack (called "Nested Labels"), so the Folders4Gmail developer has removed his add-on from circulation. Just use the Gmail Labs hack, instead--it works the same way, so as soon as you enable it, you'll have your nested folders back.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

CS Lite

CS Lite Working Again Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had the same "not compatible" problem, only it happened after I'd been using FF 3.5.6 for about three weeks. It turns out to have been due to one of two things (and maybe a combination of both):

* The "extensions.*" files (.cache, .ini, and .rdf) in my FF profile were corrupted. To fix this, quit FF, navigate to the profile folder (see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox to find out where this is in your operating system), and delete those three files (they will automatically regenerate when you restart FF; don't worry, this won't cause you to lose your extensions).

* One or more new extensions were causing conflicts. I disabled (uninstall not necessary) a few new extensions that I'd installed over the past week.

After uninstalling CS Lite (don't know if that's necessary, but that's what I did) and taking those two steps (per the above), FF worked like a champ on restart (I'd been having other FF problems, as well). I then had no problem at all reinstalling CS Lite, which is running just fine now.

FYI, CS Lite isn't the only extension that was having this problem--RetailMeNot was also affected (and fixed by the above procedure).