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Name Astron
User since Nov. 11, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 theme
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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Self-Destructing Cookies

Does what it's supposed to Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This add-on does what it is supposed to do: delete cookies after you've closed a tab. This vital for dealing with wide-ranging web empires, such as Google's: As soon as you close the e.g. Gmail tab, you can continue browsing without being logged in any more. (Of course, in the case of Google, take that with a grain of salt: it is not quite clear what Google's servers will actually know or deduce about you.) But the add-on certainly makes sense on sites that are even just a bit less sophisticated than Google's.

Why am I rating this with just three stars then? Well, that is a transparent attempt to nudge the add-on author toward making this add-on multi-process compatible. Because right now, this is the last add-on that is holding me back. And I don't want to miss this one.

Modify Headers

Nice, but icon always returns to toolbar Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall a nice add-on but there appears to be no way to move the extension icon out of the toolbar permanently -- I tried completely removing the icon, I tried moving it to the menu. On the next Firefox start, the icon is always back, cluttering the toolbar.

If every add-on I am using did the same ... there would be little space to type an address into my browser.

The UI is so-so: editing a header is confusing (should not be in the main window but in a separate dialog), there are too many ways to disable just one or all filters, etc.

Additionally, it would be great to be able to send particular headers only to some pages. (For example, there is a page where I send a user name via a header field. Totally inappropriate on any other page, glad I don't need to send a password too.)


@parus-major: Ich glaube, sie haben den Sinn der Erweiterung nicht ganz verstanden -- sie ermöglicht es jedenfalls nicht, ihre IP-Adresse vor jemandem zu "verstecken". Stattdessen erlaubt sie, die Anfragen zu bearbeiten, die Ihr Browser an Webserver stellt, zum Beispiel: Erwarten Sie Seiten auf Deutsch oder Englisch? Haben Sie bereits ein Cookie von der Seite?


Version 15.2 is incredible! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

15.1 of this theme was the first to work for me (as long as I had Custom Tab Width installed, so it worked with many tabs).
Yet ... version 15.2 works very well with many tabs, the Add-ons panel looks good for the very first time (Mozilla, consider this for the default theme on Windows/Linux!).
Oh, and Firefox now looks like a GNOME window when deactivated.
Full marks. Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (15.2). 


Great add-on, with room for improvement Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi, I really like your add-on, but there are two details which could be better:
1 -- Please shorten the text, "Firefox Download Complete" could be "Download Completed" or even "[Filename] Downloaded", the body text needs to be shorter too, so that it is easier to read the path.
2 -- Would it be possible to toggle automatically when installing?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5r4). 

Netscape Windows 3.1

Like your theme Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's cool to see how tabbed browsing would've worked a little over ten years ago. It's not so cool that there are so few icons, although you probably couldn't easily have created an icon for extensions for an old version of Netscape.