IgotaBONGO

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Name IgotaBONGO
User since December 7, 2011
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My Reviews

uBlock Origin

Using FF without this addon? Are you crazy? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent addon. Don't even think about opening up your FF without having uBlock Origin running. As you all know there is a list of addons that you should have if you install your FF, and this one is on this shortlist. Whether you have it to block ads, or are more knowledgable and know about third party snooping, uBlock Origin helps you to connect to what you WANT to connect to. Without somebody else deciding what is an "acceptable ad". And it is FLOSS and open, so no mumbo jumbo. You can check it yourself! Oh, and did I mention your FF will get a shot of nitro..?

Thanks Raymond for the ethics, the fork, and the hard work!
Did you ever consider: adding sorted listing option for the "My Rules" entries on status (e.g. allowed, blocked) and an alternative save location for my_ublock_dynamic_rules*.txt without affecting FF DL location? Just thinking out loud ;-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0.1). 

FT DeepDark

No theme after update? See authors remarks for v12! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is and stays the best, top, all inclusive, total dark skin for FireFox! THANKS!

People, if your FT DeepDark doesn't work anymore after the FF update - please see the remarks of the author! The now available FT DeepDark v. 12.0 works perfectly on FF 36.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (11.4). 

Download Manager (S3)

Looks similar to CJs Download Statusbar, but does it perform the same? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is good to see a dev picking up the old Download Statusbar by C.J., which sadly died. Having said that, I must admit that this version looks the same, but in use doesn't seem to be similar to old CJs DSB. A few suggestions:

Many have tried to follow up on CJs DSB, and one of the biggest request was the "continue DL when FF is closed". This version does suggest this in the Preferences - Features - Automatically continue downloads in the download manager...), but if FF is closed, the DL is cancelled and lost. At least on my system it is. Taking a peek in the .xpi it proves that there is indeed a launch_on_close.js. Looking at the code, it could be that the continue DL option is disabled when the user uses Private Browsing. This is similar to the original CJs DSB. Be warned however, that this is not a bug in this DM (S3).

As mentioned already by others, this DLM does NOT give the user the possibility to select DL location. It just DLs and a user will find him/ herself searching where the DLed file is. The dev did mention that DL location can be specified, but this is the general FF DL location. So in summary, all DLs are dumped in the same default location. It'd be nice if the dev ever came round to introducing this option.

A small thing, but it would be nice to be able to select whether to make a sound when a DL is completed. Now it just chimes and you can't turn it off. This could potentially drive some users mad. (My fault - See addition below!)

If a DL is paused and then restarted, the DL starts again from scratch. So no resume, just a restart. Is this too perhaps related to potential Private Browsing or just a feature claimed but not solidified (yet)?

My very personal conclusion: indeed, it does look similar to CJs legendary Download Statusbar everybody loved. But in use it looks like many of the features that made CJs DSB top of the FF addons list are not in this one. Maybe it is the previously mentioned private browsing, maybe the dev will add them later, but for now it does look like CJs legend (including the mini mode), but seems to perform pretty similar to other DLM addons.

Addition - after another quick look at the code and an additional test, I've to give a correction here: the "Continue DL in DLM if FF is closed" does, contrary to my earlier findings, indeed work... if the user DOES NOT use Private Browsing (see your FF settings: Preferences > Security). If Private Browsing is disabled, the still running DLs are transferred correctly to a "stand alone" window to be finished. It'd be good if the dev warns the users for this...

Addition 2 - On reply of Oleksandr:
--- You're right, I apologise. It turns out that the screen of the netbook I used initially was too small to show your Preferences window completely (1024 x 600). Hence, the "Play sound when download completes" checkmark was "off screen", and since there was no scroll bar to reach it...
--- You're also right about the addons limitations in Private Browsing mode. As you saw I already picked something like that up from your coding. And to be fair, CJs DSB also had this limitation. But it would be good if you warned users about this limitation up front...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.09.1-signed). 

RedShift V4

Disabled with upgrade to FF 14 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love RedShift and have been using it for something like 6 years now (is that possible?). Anyway... The draw back with RedShift is that it often is disabled when FireFox installs an updated, higher version... and a RedShift update is not available (yet).

Although on FF14, you can still use RedShift. THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED BY MOZILLA THOUGH, so the following you can do, but at your own risk. I can tell you that it works fine...

[1] Manually download the install (.jar) file of RedShift. You can do so via the Mozilla pub directories...
[2] Download (right click, Save As) the highest RedShift version from for example http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/addons/296654/
When I wrote this, this was redshift_v4-13.0-fx.jar, June 19, 2012.
[3] If downloaded, open the .JAR file with for example 7Zip.
[4] Locate the install.rdf file. Open it to edit with for example notepad.
[5] You will find script defining the lowest and highest version that will work. Look for script below -- Target Application this extension can install into... In my case the em:maxVersion statement defines version 13.*
[6] Change the 13.* in for example 14.*
[7] Save the file install.rdf and put it back into the .JAR file
[8] Now install the .JAR file manually by opening FireFox, go to TOOLS - ADD-ONS - APPEARANCE, click the Gear Wheel Icon (top right) and select "Install Addon From File"
[9] Select and open the altered .JAR file and confirm.

You will see that FF will not warn you concerning compatibility and install/ execute your RedShift theme.

AGAIN, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS A WORK-AROUND NOT RECOMMENDED BY MOZILLA. INSTALLING NON-APPROVED/ RELEASED ADD-ONS CAN POTENTIALLY DAMAGE YOUR COMPUTER.
But if you really can't wait until the updated version is available...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (13.0). 

AniWeather

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

If you're outside the US: don't even bother.

Although your location probably will be found, all the things that make it fun (e.g. radar, satellite pics) will NOT be there. So if you look for a standard TEMP now, TEMP tomorrow, then go ahead. If you fall for the features the developers advertise here... Well...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.25.1-signed).