pooky

About me

Developer Information
Name pooky
Location USA
Occupation IT/Web
User since September 1, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

LastPass Password Manager

Not liking the new version Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I am a big fan of Lastpass and have been using it for a long time. It is extremely useful for storing the literally hundreds of passwords that most of us have, and it makes it easy to get to a password when I am not on my regular computer.

I am hating the new version, and have downgraded back to 2.0.20. This new version is obtrusive and is constantly stealing focus on form fields. I have certain websites where I do not store my password with lastpass, but the browser will show a list of matching entries as I type my user ID. As a keyboard oriented person, I will simply arrow down to the option I want. Now, the arrow key causes Lastpass to take over and prompt me to login. In Firefox, I'll get the popup window. In Chrome, it's even more annoying because now it opens a whole new tab for me to login to Lastpass.

When signing into Lastpass, the email field behaves the same way, with a dropdown to display previous emails that have been used to sign into it within the chosen browser. Seems as though for security, this history should not be visible, but more annoying for me is that the same email will show multiple times, and using the arrow key to select it, followed by the tab key to get to the password...DOESN'T WORK! I actually have to use the mouse to make my selection.

I cannot remember enough details to document where else this behavior has happened, but I have experienced other issues with stealing focus or getting in the way. This version is much more intrusive, and overall I am very unhappy with it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.20). 

ColorfulTabs

Was great until last update Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I have been a long-time fan of this add-on. It makes it much easier to switch back and forth between them. However, this last update put the font color in white. Since the tab colors are mostly light colors, it makes the text on the active and background tabs impossible to read. Please go back to making them black. Otherwise, this extensions doesn't help.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (17.8). 

Firebug

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There is nothing negative I can see about this add-on. I absolutely love it! I began using it years ago as I learned web design. I simply visited established web pages and used Firebug to study the code. I then used it to modify the code to learn what effects CSS has on websites. No other tool or technique helped me learn HTML/CSS more efficiently.

Now, as a proficient designer, I build the basics of my pages in Dreamweaver, then use Firebug to tweak and perfect it, and finally copy the changes back to my code. The ability to modify cached HTML/CSS is the power behind Firebug, as the changes can be removed by refreshing the page. The ability to see the change instantly saves so much time. It is also the fastest way to become familiar with the code and layout of an existing web page, especially prior to modification.

Of all of the tools I learned about in my web design classes, this was the best. I pass it along to every designer our company hires, and even those who have never heard of it love it! Firebug is an indispensable tool for any web designer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.2). 

OpenDownload

Why is this not part of Firefox to begin with??? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Agree with the other reviewers - why is this not part of the Firefox browser to begin with??? I love the extension, but it absolutely will not work on Firefox 4. Fortunately, there appears to be a replacement in the works, if you are not afraid of experimental add-ons:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opendownload-10902/