Qelix

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Name Qelix
User since July 13, 2010
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Tab Counter

Nifty little tool. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what is says and a bit more. It's a placeable element and its look is even a bit customizable. Fonts, font color (sweet if it's hard to read), font size (everything in css format) and even a bit text can be added.
Displayable are the number of all and active tabs and number of tabs before and after the current selected tab.


My only wish would be, that it would auto hide, if a certain number of tabs isn't reached, but you can't have everything.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.7). 

Link Target Display

Does what it does. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As the statusbar is eliminated with FF4.0b7+, this add-on' time to shines has come. Together with the Style or userchrome.css modification found at http://userstyles.org/styles/39217 it looks awesome.

Though it could be time for a little fresh up. Autoadjustment to the colorscheme of a skin/persona, optional displaying of statusinformations (now that the statusbar is as good as gone) and the option to disable the linkdisplay in the locationbar, would do this add-on good. (Don't shoot me. It's just a recommendation.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

TooManyTabs - Saves Your Memory

There is no alternative to it, as far as I know. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

^^^First things first: Since 2.Nov. the FF4.0beta compatible version 1.3.0 is out. Look at the developers homepage.^^^

I usually leave many of my tabs opened, while browsing, so I can look at them or check them back later. So I end up with 200+ opened tabs within a few days. When they got too many, I restarted FF (most times it just crashed), disconnected form the internet (Work offline works wonders) and waited till all tabs reloaded with the "Page not found" message. Not the optimal solution.
With TooManyTabs I finally found a way to reduce the count of my opened tabs to easily 20-50. Then I continue to browse till they are around 150 and shove them into the TooManyTabs-bar.
Then once every two or three weeks I work my way through the 200-600 "tabs" managed by this add, as I always did before I installed it. But if you are someone, who has far too many tabs opened all the time, chances are good you will know all of this yourself.

Things I didn't like:
While this add-on is really good and does a good job organizing everything, it's still not perfect.The new "tab"-bar (TMT-bar) it creates isn't a movable object. (Though its buttons are. That's nice. Hope the bar will become movable (as an element), too.)
TMT-tabs do jump back into the tab-bar after a single-click. Sometimes this happens by accident. There should be a option to let this only happen after a double-click. (A double-click anywhere on a tab to let it jump into the TMT-bar, instead only on the icon, would be sufficient enough, too.)
With the new location of the tab-bar on the top, the location of the TMT-bar somewhere beneath it feels somehow wrong. In the end the TMT-bar is a part of the running browserwindow and not only of the currently active tab. Yeah, I know. It's squeamish of me, but well. If it just would be somehow placeable above it.
The perfect solution (for me at least) would be, if "unloaded" tabs would somehow remain as place holder tabs in the tab-bar, so no need for another bar would arise. It's a recommendation as a future goal.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Status-4-Evar

Excellent. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A very well replacement for the statusbar. I'm currently using a FF4.0b7nightly from around 2.nov and losing the statusbar sucked. Though replacing it with a addonbar is a nice idea. Your addon gives us the statusbar back. It might be even better.

BTW: Since every FFuser right in his mind should use noScript and a Cookiemanager, which are using buttons in the statusbar (now addonbar), the thought of removing the bar to give more reading place was a nice idea, but total nonsense. Till they find a better way to place this icons, the bar is there to stay.

And yaaaa... I worship you. ^^

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2010.10.20.02). 

CookieSafe

Another tool you should have. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Compact and good. That's why I like it and why I'm using it for years. Here why you should use a cookiemanager, too:
Most cookies do you no good. Most won't harm you either, but if you think, that all those advertising companies and data collectors got just a little bit too eager, this addon is something you want. Allow sites you trust to save cookies, allow cookies temporarily for specific sites, when you need to, and block off any other. Everything with just a few clicks.

***A request aimed at the developer. FF4.0b1 is out. I tinkered a bit with the version numbers and it seems to work with it. At least FF4 didn't crash and the basic features adding to and removing from whitelist are a'ok so far. You should check, if it's compatible. If you would update their version-compatibility-number to 4.0b1, CookieSafe and CS-lite would be the first cookiemanagers with a go, right now.

***For those of you, who want to try if it works with FF4.0 beta 1:
1. Download the expansion. It's a xpi-file. (Right click on the '+ Add to FireFox'-button and 'Save Link As...'.)
2. The xpi-file is actually a zip-file. Change the ending to '.zip' and decompress it.
3. Find the file 'install.rdf' and open it with a texteditor.
3a. Under Windows2000/XP/Vista/7 use notepad. (Click on the START-button, when on 'Run...', type 'notepad.exe' and press enter. Drag and drop the file onto the Notepad window. But you managed to get a hold on the FF4beta, so you should be fine anyways.)
3b. Under MacOS/Linux/Solaris: If you really don't know, what to do now, you should be ashamed of yourself.
4. Find the line ''. A bit underneath it should be the line '3.2a1pre'. Change '3.2a1pre' to '4.0b1' (4.0b1 for FF4.0 beta 1, 4.0b2 for beta 2, and so on...) and save the change.
5. Recompress everything to a zip-file. (Be sure you get the directorytree correct here. Compressing from a directory, that holds everything, might add that directory into the zip-file, too. If you later get a "The download of blahblahblah failed: -3"-error, it's here, where you went wrong.)
6. Rename the ending into '.xpi'.
7. Drag and drop the new xpi-file onto a Firefox-window. You should know how to handle the rest.

***Hope this isn't to long. ^^;

Dictionary Switcher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

"[...] and then you click on prefers..prefenrec...prefre" WAaaahh! Wie schreibt man das nochmal? Yet again I have to google the correct spelling. I feel ashamed. I'm tired. I wish I would have an english dictionary installed beside my native german one. Hey, I do have! There has to be an easy way to switch between those.

There is!

Dictionary Switcher
It works well. It does what its name implies. It isn't rainbow colored. It doesn't blink. It is simple. It...it works...and...It is cute!
So avoid the tiredness. Avoid the shame! It will work for you, too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Session Manager

It is definitely a must have. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use it as extra backuptool just in case FF or my computer crashes and restoring the old session goes wrong. You want to reopen your current session weeks, months or even years later, for what reason ever? Here you go. And it's a wonderful help, when you're abusing open tabs as temporal bookmarks/"wannaread"-reminders and you have to save them somehow.
As far as I know the gest session manager around for FF. (I can't tell if there is a better one. Never felt like looking for an alternative.)

***Now here's a little request aimed at the developer: It says, that it works with FF3.7a2pre. Now that FF3.7 or what*'s left off it has become FF4.0 and FF4.0b1 is out, how about checking, if it's compatible?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.8).