|User since||April 13, 2012|
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It doesn't automatically activate the add-on bar by default Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is a pretty good tab counter! I am using it with Firefox 20. Remember, in these newer Firefox versions with these crazy high version number like 18, 19 or 20, the status bar is removed. This add-on relies on that. So you have to show what is known as "add-on bar". Just press Ctrl and / (slash) key to show it.
Much better than the native Firefox Inspect Element feature Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Unlike the native Inspect Element feature in Firefox 9, 10 and 11, the Firebug allows you to not only edit HTML element attributes, it also allows you to remove a HTML element completely. It behaves the same way as I am used to in Google Chrome 18.
This is very handy when viewing the printer friendly version of a e-mail message on Gmail and you want to remove the Gmail logo for example, to get an even more clean and print friendly page.
The native Inspect Element feature in Firefox can also remove the Gmail logo when printing, but you need double-click the value for SRC attribut and then hit Delete button. But it cannot remove the whole element completely like Firebug.
Doesn't work on FF 11.0 and Vista SP2 Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Let me just ask this, there is supposed to be a new option (printer) available from the drop-down menu in the Firefox print dialog after installing this add-on?
Well, if this is true then it simply doesn't work on Firefox 11.0. I am also using Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP2.
By the way, it is possible to save web pages to PDF file natively in Google Chrome. I think it's also available in the Mac Safari browser. I might switch to one of these two just because of this feature. Because I like printing important e-mails to PDF files, and I can't afford the full featured Adobe Acrobat suite with PDF Distiller.
It's a shame that Mozilla is pushing the versioning numbers of Firefox to the two-digit numbers like version 11 and 12 so fast. And yet the Firefox browser lacks this feature that is present in most other browsers (that matter something).
Mozilla needs to implement a native PDF printing or PDF saving facility.
There are some discussions going on about this.
We can just hope that it will be implemented for Firefox 12.
Transmits information without user consent Rated 1 out of 5 stars
What the description of this add-on doesn't tell is that in order to convert a web page to a PDF file it needs to send a copy of that web page, or perhaps just the URL of the web page to some remote location - a remote server associated with the company (Nitro PDF Pty. Ltd).
I wanted to use this add-on to save an e-mail from my Gmail account to a PDF file for my personal record. This e-mail was an order confirmation from an expensive software package I had ordered. It contained my address, my billing information and the details of the order including the serial numbers needed for activation. Now I fear that this information has been transmitted to the above mentioned San Francisco company without my approval.
Now a web page has appeared asking me for my e-mail address so that they can send the PDF version of the page to me. I will not provide this to them, and just hope that they didn't receive a copy of my e-mail. I will also log out of Gmail and stay logged out for a few days, just to be on the safe side.
Next time I will just use Safari or Google Chrome which has native support for saving or printing web pages to PDF files.