andyross

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Name andyross
User since February 6, 2008
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IE View Lite

Barely works on latest versions of Firefox Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is over 4.5 years old as of now, and it's only semi-functional with the latest versions of Firefox. You can still right-click and force IE to start, but you can no longer specify an IE location (if you want to override), nor can you save any entries you want to auto-open in IE. It appears this is an abandoned add-on.

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

Download Manager Tweak

Long time user Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been using this for a long time. So far, it's the only one that makes the new manager pop up like the old one. Yes, it has a few bugs (I've had 3-4 windows open up), but the author mentioned it was just a quick fix to get the basics working. I am looking forward to a more complete and better working version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Hide Tab Bar With One Tab

1.2beta broken Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Something happened with the 1.2 beta. The close 'x' on the tabs disappeared using FF25.0.1.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2beta). 

IE View Lite

Does the basics Rated 4 out of 5 stars

With the full IEView now being bundled with adware, I am now using this. Luckily, it's not needed very much as few sites are really IE-specific anymore, plus newer versions of FF work better, too.

Tweak Network

Simple Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hard to say if it makes much of a difference in the real world.

I should add that FF8 reduced the max connections to 48 (from 256 in FF7) due to a bug that was net yet repaired. Also, as of FF3, max-connections-per-server defaults to 15. The Mozillazine Wiki says that persistent connections above 10 are considered excessive.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Nautipolis for Firefox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been using this for a long time, mainly because it keeps the row spacing in the bookmarks list tight. I recently updated to FF4 (release), and noticed that the row spacing is a bit bigger now. I hope this can be fixed in the future, but otherwise, it's still a nice, compact theme.
Update: Found out that disabling hardware acceleration fixes the spacing issue. Under Windows, D2D seems to cause way too many font issues. So many sites looked very different, not to mention FF itself. You can do a workaround by enabling acceleration in the Tools/Options menu, but using about:config to changing gfx.direct2.disabled to TRUE. This may slow text rendering and composition down a bit, but still leave some forms of Direct 3D acceleration. Unless you have a very complicated site on a slow computer, I wonder if you'd even notice.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.71).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Tweak Network

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Basic, simple ways to make changes without going through about:config.

If you have issues with pages no loading, try disabling the pipelining options. Some sites don't work properly with it enabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Nautipolis for Firefox

1.8.57 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I tried to contact the author, but the links in the support screen go to a dead website.

Noticed 2 issues in 1.8.57:
When the progress bar on the bottom screen is displayed while loading a page, the bottom frame seems to expand a few pixels, then shrink back down when the page is finished and the bar is removed.
It seems as if the spacing or text size in the bookmark menus is bigger, displaying fewer bookmarks on-screen at a time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.57). 

CuteMenus - Crystal SVG

Use MR Tech to make it 3.5 compatible Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Install the "MR Tech Toolkit". That will let you make any add-on compatible. If you are upgrading from a previous FF, right-click the problem add-on in the add-on manager and choose 'make compatible', then restart FF. For installing new, just put a checkbox in the install box that says 'override version checking' (or something like that.)