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Facebook script 2014-03-06 is just what the doctor ordered. Facebook notifications once again work perfectly. The developer's responsiveness was awesome!This user has 13 previous reviews of this add-on.
X-Notifier (v3.3.12) remains my single most essential Firefox add-on. Unfortunately, Facebook must have recently changed something to upset the apple cart. Facebook script 2013-10-28 no longer notifies users like it has for so long.
Hovering the mouse over the X-notifier button shows "Facebook (account-name): not checked" in red ink. Right-clicking the X-notifier button shows all Facebook accounts as grayed-out listings. Fortunately, clicking on those account names does successfully open each account, so X-notifier still has substantial value. However, the add-on no longer notifies users when unread Facebook postings are available.
Facebook has apparently done something that requires another tweak to the Facebook script. I can only shake my head in amazement and admiration at how the developer is able to keep abreast of so many different applications and the programming techniques required to access them. Hope this Facebook problem can be solved.
I am thrilled that version 3.3.8 did indeed fix the Gmail 2-step verification in Firefox. Ironically, however, v3.3.8 still does not open Gmail in Google's own Chrome web browser. Sure would like to see that fixed, too.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.6). This user has other reviews of this add-on.
Yippee kay yay! Version 3.3.3 fixes all of the Yahoo problems. X-notifier now successfully scans Yahoo both on initial startup and with a manual scan (menu option "Check Now"). And everything works even for those of us who chose to stick with basic Yahoo instead of the new "full-featured" Yahoo. Can't ask for much more. Well done!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.2). This user has other reviews of this add-on.
I read CPrebble's review of 16 June with great interest because I, too, am having problems with Yahoo, although of a slightly different nature. When I open Firefox, all the initial automatic scans in X-notifier work fine, except Yahoo's. Yahoo accounts remain grayed out, and no e-mail counts appear.
While a minor annoyance, it is not a fatal flaw. If I then run a manual check by clicking the "Check Now" menu entry, lo and behold: the Yahoo accounts are no longer grayed out, and the counts for unread mail suddenly appear.
So for new users who depend on Yahoo, don't give up on X-notifier if initial startup fails. Just run a manual scan; you should then be good to go.
For the benefit of RpD:
As I have stated before, this is a marvelous add-on. It must be a monumental chore to keep current with all the changes made by the numerous service providers, and I have nothing but admiration for the developer of X-notifier.
However, the first three or four times I had problems in the distant past, I did use the forum. Alas: I never had a single reply to any of my posts. In my experience, the forum simply has not produced results.
Since then, I have instead chosen to post reviews so that new users contemplating this add-on might become aware of the types of problems they might encounter so that they can make an informed decision. Sorry if that offends your delicate sensibilities.
This is one of my three or four most valuable add-ons, but I would like to see at least one modification. I monitor close to 100 software web sites; when I run a manual scan of all 100 sites, it is very annoying to then get a notification just minutes later announcing updates of those same sites based on the autoscan timer. Is there some way to reset the autoscan clock after *manual* scans and not just autoscans?
An example to clarify: if autoscan is set to run, say, at 7:00 but I run a manual scan 15 minutes earlier at 6:45, I don't really need to see another autoscan notification again at 7:00. If I have set autoscan to check every 6 hours, I don't need to see results again until 12:45 (6:45 manual scan + 6 hours). No big deal with just one site, but multiply that by 100 and the number of extraneous notifications becomes almost overwhelming. Resetting the timer based on the latest auto scan *or* the latest manual scan would be very helpful.
Another possibility: allow users to specify the precise time of the next autorun with the specified time interval to take effect after that.
This has become my single most valuable add-on, especially because it works in both Firefox and Google Chrome. Alas: out of the blue, beginning this afternoon, it no longer checks Twitter. Clicking on the Twitter link opens Twitter successfully, but the link is grayed out, and the count of unread Twitter messages no longer appears. Same problem in both Firefox and Chrome. Perhaps it's time for an update to the Twitter script?
Amended 12 June 2013: Bingo! The new Twitter script dated 12 June 2013 fixed the problem. Many thanks for your prompt response.
Editing the install.rdf file to increase the version number does help, but even then, this add-on works only minimally. Users must right-click on the icon, select the capture option they want (complete page/visible page/selected area/entire window), and then click "Copy to clipboard." After that, users must paste the image to an image processor. Only then can the image be saved to disk.
Way too cumbersome and much work. This add-on has not been updated in over a year and has clearly outlived its usefulness in light of recent changes to Firefox. Time to move on to other screen capture add-ons like Screengrab (fix version) and/or FireShot. Abduction! used to be viable candidate, but it, too, now behaves badly with FF18.
Many thanks to Michael for devising the fix but most of all thanks to anonymous reviewer .. whose post on 22 January provided details of the fix. I implemented the repair that he outlined and voilà! It worked like a charm in 3.0.17. Once again, thanks to both Michael and anonymous. We can only hope that the developer of Abduction will incorporate these relatively simple fixes and publish them in the next release ASAP.
And after all that time and effort, Abduction! is not radically better than other screen capture add-ons available like Screengrab (fix version) and/or FireShot. Screen Capture Elite used to be a viable candidate, but it, too, behaves badly with FF18.
Love the new version 0.96.10c: not only does it successfully save images to the hard drive in FF18, but it strikes a perfect balance by discontinuing the obnoxious pop-up window of the previous version while still providing a far less intrusive confirmation message that the file was indeed saved. Nicely done.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.10c).
All well and good to tweak the ads, but that does not address the primary shortcoming: even version 3.0.17 still does *not* capture images in FF18.0.1. I continue to see the same obnoxious error message "Sorry, the image is too large, Firefox can not save it." As a result, this add-on remains useless. I cannot begin to understand why Mozilla continues to label this as a featured add-on.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.17). This user has other reviews of this add-on.
Don't know why this is listed by Mozilla as a featured add-on. Using FF 18 on a Windows platform, I encounter the same problem reported by several other users: "Sorry, the image is too large, Firefox can not save it." even on the tiniest box. With no functioning save-to-disk capability and without any copy-to-clipboard option, this add-on becomes virtually useless.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.16).
Version 3.0.4 renders the Comcast script inoperable. Had to roll back to 3.0.3. Need further modification to X-notifier itself or else a new Comcast script that is compatible with version 3.0.4.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.4). This user has other reviews of this add-on.
Found new Twitter script 2012-10-19 on web site http://xnotifier.tobwithu.com/scripts.php;
Twitter icon no longer grayed out — but script still fails to open Twitter.
Getting closer, but still needs more work. Sigh...
I posted the above review about Webmail Notifier v 2.9.13 on 18 October, and in keeping with the developer's history of deleting unfavorable reviews, he deleted it sometime in the past few days, so I am compelled to post it yet again.
Having said that, I will offer the following update:
I found that with Mozilla's release of X-Notifier (formerly Webmail Notifier) v3.0 yesterday, the Twitter script dated 2012-10-19 does now work properly — BUT only if users re-install the script from scratch. I had to do that for Comcast and Facebook scripts as well.
Why? Apparently because the renamed X-Notifier add-on stores scripts in a different folder within your Firefox profile. The new folder is named "xnotifier" rather than the old "wmn" subfolder. Users must apparently refresh all scripts in order to place those scripts into the correct new folder.
Why are users compelled to go through such hoops? Just so the add-on can be renamed? Sheesh! Give me a break. The new add-on finally works as well as the old one used to, so I am very happy about that. However, I remain irritated with having my reviews deleted, and I am equally unhappy with the unnecessary and unpublicized complications resulting from the new add-on name change.
[Deleted yet again and re-posted on 28 Oct 2012]
WebMail Notifier v2.9.13 (on Firefox v16.0.1) is one of my two or three most valuable add-ons: it serves as my gateway to internet communications (Comcast mail, Yahoo mail, Google mail, Facebook, and Twitter).
Alas: WMN access to Twitter suddenly stopped tonight. Perhaps a new update to the Twitter script is necessary. It must be exasperating trying to keep up with all the changes made by all these different sites. Keep up the good work, though; hope to get Twitter back soon.
For several years now, Aeon Clouds has been my absolute favorite Firefox theme. However, I just updated Firefox to version 14.0.1 today, and much to my dismay, Aeon Clouds 5.0 no longer worked.
When I opened the jar file in an archive program to look at the "install.rdf" file inside, I was surprised to see that the maxVersion value was set to 5.*. Not sure why Aeon Clouds worked properly with all versions of Firefox through 13.0.1, but it has now inexplicably stopped working with FF 14.0.1. I did manage to edit the maxVersion value to 14.*, but only WinZip and 7-Zip retained the edit change; IZArc, FilZip, PeaZip, and TugZip all failed to preserve the edited file.
For the benefit of all users, it sure would be worthwhile if the jar file could be updated in such a way that Aeon Clouds will work for newer versions of Firefox without any manual intervention.
Made the mistake of updating to Thunderbird 11.0 today. T-Bird's new format (tabs above the main menu bar) seems to condemn T-Bird Titlebar Tweaker's titlebar to the bottom of the screen even if the option "Top" is selected. Has anyone else experienced this problem? More importantly, has anyone figured out how to restore T-BTT's titlebar to the top where it righfully belongs?
---------------- Updated 15 March 2012 ----------
In response to the developer's incredibly prompt reply to my original posting, I tried T-Bird Titlebar Tweaker v6.6 this morning. Lo and behold: it fixes the titlebar placement perfectly. Unfortunately, my Mail Toolbar is now a garish blue color which clashes violently with my walnut theme. I therefore took the path of least resistance and rolled back to Thunderbird 10.0.2 and T-Bird Titlebar Tweaker 6.0 where everything is perfect once again. No more Thunderbird updates for me.
If I may editorialize a bit, as an ordinary end user I am fed up with Mozilla's rapid release program that upsets the apple cart every six weeks for little or no appreciable gain. I resent having to expend gobs of time after each major release editing the "maxVersion" values in a bunch of "install.rdf" files within the xpi archives to see if I can get certain add-ons to work again -- and then searching for alternative addons when those tweaks fail. I can only imagine the agony you developers must go through trying to keep up with all of the necessary programming changes.
You've got a marvelous add-on here; I wish you the best of luck dealing with Mozilla in the future.
Am using FF 9.0.1 and with WebMail Notifier 2.8.3 but made the mistake of upgrading to WMN 2.9. Now I can no longer access my gmail accounts of the format firstname.lastname@example.org. Add-on not particular: fails on computers with Win XP Home (SP 3) and Windows 7 Professional (64-bit).
Rolled back to v2.8.3 and everything works again. Hope to see this problem fixed in next upgrade.
Starting yesterday, Update Scanner (v3.1.8 on FF 9.0.1) stopped displaying any pages. It still scans the sites and records the difference, but whenever I click a link, a blank page appears for every site. Happens both in Windows XP and Windows 7.
Anyone else experiencing this problem? Anyone know the fix? What has for years been one of my two or three most valuable add-ons has suddenly become useless.
I installed 3.1.8 in August and updated to FF 9.0.1 on 22 Dec; everything has worked fine since then until yesterday, so it was not any recent update action on my part. I'm adrift at sea!
Kudos to barvaz for the insightful tip on getting DownThemAll to work in SeaMonkey 2.5. I knew about changing the maxVersion value in the install.rdf file but did not know about the META-INF folder. Deleting that folder made all the difference: DTA now works in SeaMonkey on my pc, too.
Great tip; many thanks!