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Name speichenpower
User since Feb. 27, 2009
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My Reviews

Image Block

"Immobile" toolbar button is an annoyance Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Yes it's true what reviewer ander already said below. I wanted to adjust urlbar/search bar widths, and THIS buttion was always in the way. So I had to uninstall (!) the add-on to be able to get rid of the icon in my Navigation Bar again. Why, if there is one thing I hate, it's whenever buttons/icons seem to be put in concrete.
Oh, especially for @James , reviewer from last year's December: you CAN do somethig about it. If the tool ever messes up your setting of images displayed/hidden once uninstalled, look at option permissions.default.image in about:config. A "2" will mean it's disabled. Changing it to a "1" will allow images to get displayed again. Voila!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed). 

Classic Theme Restorer (Fx29-56)

A true must-have! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding work, really. Wouldn't want to miss CTR any more. Thank you so much.

However, one for the wishlist:
please make us able to select LANGUAGE of the tool.

Though translation in my language is accurate, it's soooo clumsy to read every time. Would prefer to have it in English. Plus, global setting would not be good as some tiny add-ons are not a problem to read in my native language. But this comprehensive one is.

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

Tab Groups Helper

Very good, considering that FF's own implementation is the horror Rated 4 out of 5 stars

To begin with, I've never seen such a bad UI oif Tab Groups EVER than in stock FF. What were they thinking? I mean, they just lead you onto a near-empty UI where you are only supposed to wildly guess what to do and how to organize your tabs.

This is where the Tab Groups Helper comes in...
It causes things to start making sense, not letting you alone in the jumble of FF developers' (geeky) minds. ("Hey this is self-explanatory, what do you want?) Yeah right guys, just as self-explanatory as an Ancient Chinese riddle.

4.5 stars ; leaving 0.5 for the WISHLIST:

- MULTI-WINDOW support!
If you work with 3 FF windows, you cannot move a whole group from window #2 to window #3.
This is especially essential when you have too many windows and you want to reduce them by 1, merging tab groups from 2 windows into one single target window.

Thsi woul be great. Other than that - a brilliant piece of wiork!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.8). 

User Agent Overrider

No joy, unfortunately Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Didn't work for me. I wanted to try it on the Unity3D demo page, http://unity3d.com/showcase/live-demos#tropical-paradise , but it still keeps complaining about "unsupported platform". I'm on Ubuntu Linux, Firefox 34.

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

ProxTube - Unblock YouTube

SUPER! Läuft sogar auf FF 3.6.13 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lieber Entwickler, du kannst getrost auch noch 3.6 in die install.rdf reinschreiben, denn es läuft PERFEKT damit. Benötigt nicht zwingend FF 4.0, und ist damit eines der ganz wenigen Add-Ons zu dem Thema, das noch mit FF < 4.0 gut läuft. Fantastisch!!

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

Auto Save Document

Reading the XUL Documentation would have helped! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Well, I read something below that sometimes only INCOMPLETE sites will be saved.

The reason is simple: (autosave.js, line 12)

gBrowser.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(aEvent){autosave.always(aEvent);}, false);

DOMContentLoaded means: ** DOM body **.
And that means: everything *BUT* graphics!!
No gifs, no jpgs, no pngs - NADA.
No wonder that sometimes half of the page is missing, because the routine already fired when the page was not yet finished loading.

However, being an "advanced-in-the-making" developer myself, I can confirm this is anything but trivial!


works on ff10 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I agree it works perfectly for FF10 nightlies after doing the version number tweak.
And I was always on the people's side that say that compatibility checking nonsense is nothing but WINDOW-DRESSING.
Because it benefits no one; it just creates obstacles you need to bypass by artificial means (i. e. version hacking and friends)

Mr. Avila would just "update" his extension by raising max version to 10 or 11, and couldn't you do that yourself?
So you see - I've never seen this compatibility checking stuff being of any practical use. But because of a handful of stubborn conservative developer nerds, it will probably never happen that these checks ever get removed for good.


Love this! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Can't complain about anything in this nice add-on ... however ... there is something I badly miss. If the developer is able to intercept traffic, why not intercept these annoying inserts "f Connect" on public forums? This would be a great addendum, not only because I have accidentally clicked on those buttons multiple times (i.e. just one inch too much to the right/left)


YIPPIEH! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Finally 4.0 beta is fully usable again. Believe it or not: maybe your add-on is the "culprit" why I don't have eventually enough of the silly "ameliorations" ( = stupid changes) by morons that think they absolutely have to blow to pieces the quality of a browser that once USED to be the best ever made!Just wait a little longer, and they've managed to QA this browser to death.

Just like in real life, when houses collapse, because individuals in made-to-measure suits and ties had IGNORED "common" people who were fully educated as structural designers with a technical background!
"No no, I have a Stanford degree. This house will never collapse. Trust me."

Thank you for this great add-on! You're a life saver!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2010.09.29.00). 


Oops, I did it again! ;) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Well, I just did not want to see this great idea harrowingly dying away, so I just sacrificed some of MY time so that you guys have something to play with again! :) This modded OFFLINE version works perfectly on ALL Firefox versions up to latest 4.X builds. Enjoy!



Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Well, it seems this application is no longer operational, because the server is down for good! Yes, the SERVER, since what you're downloading is an ONLINE version which will no longer work if the server is down! (Yes, there are lots of external URLs hardcoded in the code)


Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Well, it seems this application is no longer operational, because the server is down for good! Yes, the SERVER, since what you're downloading is an ONLINE version which will no longer work if the server is down! (Yes, there are lots of external URLs hardcoded in the code)

Tamper Data

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hacker's Delight :-)

'Nuff said. Only thing which is a bit awkward is that we nightly build users have to tamper (no pun intended) with the chrome manifest to get this acceptedly working under FF 3.7a. Should not be, since there are no problems.

Http Response Replace

Fantastic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you SOOO much! I have been looking so long for someone who does a simple (!!) application that uses the great code from the blog. The blog is really pretty confusing and requests to do an extension have been ignored. Plus, the blog comments are closed so that you cannot even write something to it! (though there might be some more well-hidden bugs lurking in). I need this to INHIBIT certain Javascript lines.

You can always dream, can't you? :) It would be great way of blocking javascript trojan attacks or something. In rare cases, the webmaster has passed away, can't access his own site due to ISP quarrel or e-mail contact has become impossible, or whatever other reason. But his site is still great. That would stop my AntiVir from alerting me every time, YET never executing the trojan inject line. Thank you!

Auto Context

Great from user's side, but not from a developer Rated 3 out of 5 stars

OK, you get 3 stars, which is an average of:
5 stars from a user's point of view
1 star from a developer's point of view

(+) Very customizable application, and very useful for browsing the net.

On my wishlist there is a "Translate with Google" option, where you can select the text the way one does it with your tool and you can translate foreign text using Google Translate. Of course, GT should operate in source language autodetect mode then.

One word: horrible.
Totally cluttered code, hard to maintain and hard to expand for future versions. Uses 10000 times document.getElementById() in a short sequence, instead of just using a variable and ONCE retrieve the object.

document.getElementById("yourid").setAttribute(a, b);
document.getElementById("yourid").setAttribute(c, d);
document.getElementById("yourid").setAttribute(e, f);


var x = document.getElementById("yourid");
if (x == null) return;

I tried to remove an option I would never need FOR GOOD, by simply editing the .xul file.
I perfectly broke the code that way because:

- there was no checking for object == null in any function
- there were HARDCODED attribute modifications, assuming in 100% of cases that the object were there

After adding null reference checks in the essential functions, I was finally able to customize the app from dev's side.