Westek12

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Name Westek12
User since November 7, 2010
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Download Statusbar

Great, but has 1 annoyance (4 me anyway) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is an awesome add-on but I wish that the designer would allow the user to disable the click-pause feature. After several months of using this add-on I still click on the downloading tab intending to see it's progress and accidentally pause and thus abort most of my downloads unintentionally. This leads to having to restart the whole download over again. I know that hovering over the tab will give me the pop-up status that I am looking for but clicking is ingrained into my reflexes and I cannot seem to deprogram my finger.... Would give 5 stars were it not for this issue. Thanks.

NoScript Security Suite

An absolute must! Two Thumbs Way UP!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have used it for 2 weeks now and it is by far the most important and critical add-on for Firefox. An absolute must!

My favorite feature is that you can approve selected (friendly) scripts while blocking annoying and/or malicious scripts. For example; I use wunderground.com as my weather source but it has very annoying banner ads that enlarge if you mouse over them. By allowing only 2 of the 7 scripts on their site, I get the updated weather without any banners what so ever. Here is another; I can watch The Daily Show (.com) now without commercials!!

I've read some (IMO unfairly/misdirected) negative reviews about this add-on and I can't help but wonder if these reviewers really understand scripts, what this add-on actually does and how it relates to the problem that they are having. All I can say is that this extension works brilliantly for me and exceeds all my expectations.

While it requires your approval/decision on which scripts to allow every time you visit a "new" site, it does remember or "learn" your settings so that you don't have to re-input for your routine sites. Some may find this a hassle, but if you have ever been infected with a rootkit virus, lost all your files and spent untold hours/days/weeks debugging/reinstalling/rebuilding your PC's OS, software, Documents, files, etc., then a couple seconds of prevention before entering an unknown website is a small price to pay my friend.

However, if you are less concerned with preventive security and would prefer to not be bothered with script management tasks while surfing, I recommend that you look at the reactionary "YesScript" add-on instead.

If you don't understand what scripts are consider spending an hour googling up some info on the subject. If you do, I guarantee you that you will install this add-on immediately and use it from now on (plus a basic understanding of scripts will lend to a better understanding of how to operate this add-on).

After using this add-on I cannot conceive surfing without it. Nor can I comprehend how anyone (who understands it) could give it anything under 5 stars and a glowing review.

Two Thumbs Way UP!!!!

and a big thanks to the designer(s)!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.5.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

NoScript Security Suite

An absolute must! Two Thumbs Way UP!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An absolute must! Two Thumbs Way UP!!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.5.1). 

Craigslist Fusion

BIG Improvement for CL browsing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

No more drudging through every ad link one at a time just to see if it applies to your interest or to clarify non-descriptive titles. When you 1st open CL wait a few seconds to allow Fusion to upload all the thumbnails and then start scrolling down the page to see all of the photo-thumbnails right under the ad title. To see the details of an ad and/or larger photo just mouse over the link or thumbnail and the details are expanded on the right.----------------------------------Note to the designer: Thanks for making the web's worst classified ad site bearable. Please consider placing the detailed view on the left side instead of the right to reduce unintentional mousing/activating of nearby links and/or photos. I find myself mousing out to the left and around the bottom of the window to bring my pointer over to the detailed view on the right so that I don't accidentally mouse over a neighboring link/photo and thus change the detailed view away from the targeted item. (This is a very minor and perhaps an unavoidable wrinkle in a awesome and necessary add-on.) Thanks for the hard work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.6.2).