bcaulf

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Name bcaulf
User since September 17, 2012
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My Reviews

InstantFox Quick Search

should be a builtin feature Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Takes a great interface detail from Opera and makes it even better with the instant load a la Google. The builtin plugin list is very useful and adding another one is as easy as it could be. I hope Firefox adds an identical feature to the standard browser since only a small number of users will bother with finding and adding a minor tweak that doesn't fix a security flaw. For those who love the keyboard it is fantastic.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.2). 

Adblock Plus

The best plugin ever Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I cannot stand banner ads, interstitials, video ads or really any form of advertising that interrupts my reading or watching. I have used some form of adblocking since banner ads caught on in about 1996: Junkbuster, Privoxy, Opera adblocking. This plugin does a better job with no configuration than any other choice that requires configuration and tuning. And, if you do want to extend it a little further with some configuration (to block text ads for example) it has a great interface in the menu under "Select an element to hide". On the rare occasion that it blocks something I want, again there is a great interface to turn it off for just one page or for a whole site. I will often install this plugin on a computer even though I am just using it for a little while because I know the owner of the computer will benefit from having ads removed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.2). 

Tree Style Tab

buggy, doesn't uninstall properly Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had problems with this plugin on Firefox 15.0.1 on Windows. Bits of the interface would go into an inconsistent state. There is an arrow that points right when the tree is closed and down when it is open. This would get stuck pointing right even though the tree was open and would not close when clicked on. Also tabs would sometimes get hidden and I had to restart Firefox. Finally, the plugin slowed down the rollover tab description, both slow to appear and slow to disappear, in an annoying way. Overall, good idea, terrible execution.
After I removed the plugin I found that my old tab behavior was not back. Now, every new tab was opened at the extreme right of the tabs, very annoying. I had to research and learn that an internal variable had been left in the wrong state. To fix it I went to "about:config" and changed "browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent" from "false" to "true". At this point my normal tab behavior was restored.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.14.2012081101).