ChessWriter

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Developer Information
Name ChessWriter
User since December 28, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Wikipedia V2 Requires Restart

Cleaner and larger font. Auto-hides banners. Pleasant light-grey background. Similar to Opera's "Grey Lady 3" addon.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (2)
18 users

My Reviews

Fastest Search - Browse/Search Faster!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have reviewed this addon favourably in the past too, and have added it to my addon collections as well. I have come back to encourage the developer to continue developing this great addon and taking it to new heights. This really is a work of art.

I must praise the developer for being very responsive to users' ideas. If the developer continues to develop this addon at this pace, in 1 or 2 years, it will become an addon in the same class as Adblock Plus and TabMix Plus.

A few suggestions I'd like to give to the developer to give him new ideas about how to enhance this all-in-one addon:
1. The smart searchbox could contain additional commands like the addon "Clip reference". For example, an option to copy the selected text, open selected text as url, find selected text in this tab, find selected text in all tabs, copy text, etc...+ few more functions not found in Clip reference i.e Search selected test within this site using Google, Search selected text within this site using the site's own search engine, and so on + Functions like the addon "QuoteURLText", copy selected text alongwith page title, url and date
2. Use the keyword 'f' to search for text in a page and 'ff' to search in all tabs. This is a feature we find in the Opera browser. If you type 'f firefox' in the address bar, it finds and highlights all instances of the word on the page. If this function is added to Fastest Search, then find text with one step less as there would be no need to do Ctrl+F or Ctrl+Shift+F before you can tye your text.
3. Enable/Disable Autocopy or Instant Search or Drag and drop by middle clicking or right clicking on the Fastest Search's button. You(the developer) might choose to allow toggling any function of your addon by pressing the button. This will make the button more usable. And by disabling/enabling functions on the go, we get a faster firefox.
4. Double click image to save it. Double clicking opens a dialog to allow you to choose the location where you want to save image.
5. Copy page's title, url and date by pressing Ctrl+C when you are on the page and have selected no text.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.31.1-signed).  This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

UrlbarToSearchbar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a valuable addon. Please update it for newer versions of firefox

Big Clock Background

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Kudos for the great idea. However I'd like one of the following improvements made to the addon.

1. The clock gets shown in one of the tiles on the newtab page(like Opera)

2. (Alternatively) The clock should be resizable and coexist with the Tiles on the about:newtab page. Or, maybe a thin digital clock can be placed above the tiles.

3. (If 1 and 2 are undoable) Make the addon restartless. So, that I can start/stop it when I need to focus, and when I need my tiles on the newtab page.

With your talent, you could also consider making a new addon with feature 1 or 2 above.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.4.1-signed.1-signed). 

Password dialog begone

A suggestion Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great addon. However, adding one more feature will complete the addon(if it is not too hard to implement):

On websites whose password is already stored, the key icon is seen in a different colour(say silver colour for example). On clicking it, it logs you in. If a person has stored multiple passwords, then clicking the silver colored key shows you a popup menu to select the account you wanna login into.

MinimizeToTray revived

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A good addon, does what it says it does. Also the most reliable addon for minimize to tray functionality.

But please also consider adding the following functions:
(1) Transparent windows
(2) Clickthrough windows
These two features will allow us to play a youtube video or read text on the bottom window while we continue our work or take notes on the top window
(3) Dock firefox window to the monitor edge. To be autorevealed or autohidden on moving the mouse cursor to the screen's edge.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed.1-signed). 

Menu Editor

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am unable to edit the File, Edit and View menu using this addon. Although it works fine with the Tools, Help, Tab and Main context menu.

Am I the only one who has this problem?
A great addon nevertheless.

Newtab Ninja

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A good addon. This is the only addon that does what it does. But, I think it can be improved further if some of the following ideas are incorporated:
(1) Close new tabs after a certain amount of time, say 15s, 30s, 1 min, 2min etc..
(2) Close newtabs only when the number of tabs exceeds x i.e 10 tabs, 20 tabs and so on.
(3) Close newtab only if you have switched to it twice and done nothing.

If the developer somehow manages to use all of these ideas, this will become an irresistible addon.

Chess AddIn for FireFox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great addon. But I will request that you consider adding the following functions.

(1). Make the chessboard bigger
(2). Add a button to save a pgn file, once you've previewed it and like the game
(3). Add a button to open the pgn game in a text editor
(4) Attempt and convert any text that contains only moves(but doesn't contain it within brackets, and does not contain player names, event names etc) into PGN format and let us preview it as a pgn game.

All the above features, if implemented. Would not only make this addon indispensable; they would make it historic! They would enhance the march of chess across the internet even further.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0.10.1-signed.1-signed). 

Undo Tab Operations

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Still waiting for an update

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

AllBlock

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a good addon that does what it says it will do. However, dear developer, why don't you consider either creating a new addon or adding the following function to this addon -
(1). Allow us to copy elements when we see them on Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen. That will make this addon indispensable.
(2). Allow us to save a jpg image of the selected element to clipboard or as a file.

Are the above ideas too hard to do?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1-signed.1-signed). 

Save My Tabs

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Goodish addon. Two features I'd like
1. A mechanism to auto-clean the accummulated TSV files more than one week old.
2. The file should ideally be html and not plain text
3. An option to overwrite the existing TSV file rather than creating a new one every 15 minutes.

WikiMatrix

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The concept behind this addon is great. But the addon is still incomplete. You need to add support for removing BOTH rows(which you already have) and columns(which you're missing). Once this is done, This will become a 5 star addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (v0.1.4.1-signed.1-signed). 

NewTab Background Shuffler

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the supercool addon. Please give us an additional option to shuffle a new background every 'x' number of hours. The addon will then become priceless. Also, consider giving an option in the tools menu or a status bar button to change the background in one click in case we don't like the background that has been loaded.

URL Focus

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I face the same problem that Moonchild is facing. I'd suggest a way for you to fix it though - Give us an option to "not select text when clicking(not hovering) over the location bar". That way we'll hover when we want to copy and click when we want to input a new url. Thanks again for the nice concept.

HeadlinesTicker

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Used to work fine earlier. Now it no longer opens an article on clicking upon the ticker. I wonder if the problem is being caused by NoScripts. Or is it because of Firefox version upgrade. I am using FF 18 on Windows XP.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Persona Switcher

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Please add an option to disable or change the hotkeys. I use those hotkeys for other important work related functions, which makes it hard for me to use this great addon that you've created. You'll have the 5th star and tons of appreciation from me the day you do that. Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.12.1-signed.1-signed). 

Personal Titlebar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a great addon. For a 140 addon user like me, it is absolutely inespensable as I have run out of space to put all my buttons.

To the developer: Thanks a lot. I have only one suggestion. Why don't you allow us an option to change the colour of the titlebar. I have placed many buttons on the titlebar, but not all of them are properly visible because they don't contrast well with the dark blue colour of the titlebar. If I could change it to, say white or light blue or light green, my buttons will be far more visible. Adding 2 or 3 colours to the options will be sufficient for me and I'll be glad to send you a monetary token of appreciation if you did this. Thanks again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.20121130.1-signed.1-signed). 

Abduction! - Webpage Screenshots Screen Capture

!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Kudos for the great idea.
But for me your addon will become usable only when you add a copy to clipboard feature. The day you do this, this will be the handsdown number 1 screenshot taking addon out there. And it will also be the day when I'll give you my 5 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.18.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Bookmark Current Tab Set

Good addon, but here are a few requests Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a great addon. But it can be made into an indispensable addon if you implement some or all of the these little suggestions below. Really! The sky is the limit for this addon.

Ideas:
1. I, and I am sure many people, would like it a lot if you provide us two buttons to bookmark all tabs with and without a dialog.
2. If you include a function to bookmark all tabs to the right or left, it'd be great to use your addon with Tab Mix plus or Tab Utilities. [No other addon does this at the moment]
3. Alternatively, as another commentator ha suggested, you could allow us to bookmark all tabs just within a single group. I am glad that you are actively considering doing this.
4. Can you allow us to bookmark all tabs by the domain. Like if you are on the economist.com when you press a button, it bookmarks all open tabs from the economist.com domain in a folder titled "Economist.com 30th January 2012" or somesuch
[Again, no other addon does this at the moment]

Link Gopher

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great addon. I am quite satisfied with it. But, here are a few suggestions to make it even better:

1. Replace the text button with an icon that takes much less space.
2. On rightclick over the status bar button, the context menu should appear over an opaque(maybe white) background.
3. Provide an option to place the button on any toolbar and not just the status bar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2.1-signed.1-signed).