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Misses custom characters Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Valuable add-on as much as a strong password is valuable.
Would be better if it handled custom (special characters) in its options as well : !@#$%^&*()_-+/\.,?
uBlock, authentic, the Original Rated 5 out of 5 stars
No demagogy, I've never been against forks. But uBlock Origin is not the fork, it is the original uBlock.
If you wish to use the full potential of this add-on, maintained and updated by the developer of uBlock and now leading its life by the name of uBlock Origin, use this version and signature, it is not only the original but the one running the best.
I'm happy, to put it extra-mildly, to know that all Firefox users will have access to the add-on developed by its author and by no one else. This extension is gold.
EDIT- I just noticed that performing here on AMO a search for uBlock displays only 'µBlock' (with the "µ" handled as a "u" moreover) and not this 'uBlock Origin' (with a true "u"). Misleading for those searching for this add-on.
Works nicely here with Firefox 37.0.2 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Though difficulties to use the add-on's settings' assistance (the "virtual" Searchbox resizer is blocked). Also I had slight problems a week ago which I have no more once I refuse assistance after install ("Cancel" button) and restart Firefox immediately, even if the add-on is built to run without restart. I think many so called "No Restart" add-ons integrate better to the browser after a restart, but that's only my opinion.
So, I do hope the developer continues focusing on this add-on because it's really helpful, well thought.
You want Adblock users back, do you? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I'll start reconsidering my anti-Web advertizement policy when :
1- Malvertizement will be a fact of the past ;
2- Tracking advertizement will have been repudiated ;
3- Advertizement (all supports included) will respect the product (true, reliable information), respect the consumer (true, reliable information and no brain-washing), respect the understanding of life which is that true quality is not always more but always better.
Till then a cheap coin won't make me get excited, believe me or not.
Smart, well done & one suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Runs flawlessly, even more pertinent when urlbar and searchbar are combined (i.e. with the Foobar add-on).
The !bang concept is absolutely terrific (mentioned even if it's not reserved to the add-on but a DuckDuckGo specificity).
One suggestion, that to add a 'Search Site' in the drop-down menu together with 'I'm feeling lucky" and other pre-installed shortcuts. I've had to find a 'Search Site with Google' bookmarklet, modify it to use DuckDuckGo (not a big job) and make a toolbar button that I place right after the 'DuckDuckGo Plus' toolbar icon... waste of space... and the 'Search Site' feature is so handy!
I've rounded my 4.9 rating to 5 :)
OK but is HTML5 worth it? Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The add-on fulfills it's mission but,
1- No wide-screen mode on Youtube, only basic and full-screen;
2- Scripts I use for default video quality with Flash don't accompany video rendered with default Firefox player so 1080p available videos (or higher) start poorly layed-out at 360p ...
Frankly, I'll move to HTML5 (even if it's possible right now without any dedicated add-on by choosing it on https://www.youtube.com/html5 and keeping the cookie!) when it will render as well as Flash. For the time being I see no reason else than demagogy to abandon a player which runs and renders excellently well for the sake of a built-in player which is still in its teen-age stage : lack of maturity.
Brilliant, versatile, but ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
But nothing in fact as long as Firefox's Search Bar (new or old) is made available. And indeed Firefox (37.0.1 here) has the Search Bar on the browser by default. So no point to incriminate 'Search Site' which runs and performs flawlessly.
Nevertheless a little dream -- not even a suggestion because not legitimate -- a simple wish that 'Search Site' could handle a Firefox GUI scheme where the Search Bar has been integrated to the URL Bar.
Here I've opted for that urlbar/searchbar combination with an add-on called Foobar. Everything runs smoothly and if I've decided to keep this option and dedicated add-on it is for a personal taste rather than for an obvious universally recognized reason : users may and most likely may have another approach. But.. for those as myself who have abandoned the Search Bar and who wish nevertheless to have access to a site search utility such as 'Search Site', the issue is a pain, rather : I truly miss the ability to have a dedicated search site running without the Search Bar!
Therefor... (drums!) if 'Search Site' could provide an option to add its search icon to the URL bar (for those who have abandoned the Search Bar of course) then I'd say "Why not Santa surfin' USA?!"
You see, just a sweet dream. I understand this is no more.
Another use of this add-on ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I've been using 'Scroll Up Folder' for quite some time now. It's brilliant because it performs the task without having to depend upon (another) toolbar button... just great!
Now, I've just found another use for this add-on : if the page's address in the urlbar has been erased, just move the mouse over the urlbar and scroll downwards -> address re-appears! I know this is normal but I had never used up to now the add-on for this purpose! Avoids having to reload the page to have its url displayed.
A great tool for another approach to address/search bars Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I've read on gHacks that "a team of Mozilla engineers is working on a prototype currently that combines the browser's address bar and search bar natively", so I decided to get in the mood with Foobar. I believe I'll be sticking on it, the one bar scheme and the dedicated Foobar. It runs flawlessly here even if I have 2 suggestions.
1- If I'm on a Web site and I perform a search the site's url in the urlbar is removed since the same bar performs all. At this time I have no way of knowing where I am (the site's url) other than reloading the page. If I clear the urlbar's content I recover the 'Go to address or search using [Default search engine]' : it would be nice if Foobar could fit in there and replace the 'Go to...' with the site's address.
2- Foobar's 'Max number of URL suggestions' is limited to 10. The setting in about:config is extensions.foobar.urlsuggestnum and I've tried pushing it up from there to 99. The result is that Foobar's option window still states 10 but in practice the limit has been raised to 15. My wish : set the max to more than 10, more than 15 : with many bookmarks there may be quite often many more than 10/15 results available.
Besides this Foobar is well thought, well built. I appreciate the search engines' keywords added to the engine's list, very useful.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Just updated Firefox to 37.0.1 and 'YouTube Flash Video Player' 36.1 running fine here (no error message mentioned by another user).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (36.1.1-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Sorry HTML5 but Flash does it better, for now Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Latest Firefox 37 technically allows Google/Youtube to (try to) impose HTML5 for their videos rendering. I'm not against -- I'm even deeply for -- the idea of abandoning Flash. Flash has always been and remains vulnerable (to put it mildly) to attacks, and HTML5 is also a browser's independence from plugins. But at this time it just doesn't do the video job as well as Flash and I don't know one fellow who would disagree on that (forums everywhere express irritation when not a revolt regarding Youtube's dictatorship with their anti-Flash policy).
'YouTube Flash Video Player' is a salvation when it comes to the user's liberty of choosing between HTML5 and Flash to render Youtube's videos, embedded ones included (of course). It runs perfectly well and I haven't found one other add-on nor a whatever script to perform, to allow this choice so perfectly and easily well. Because this add-on handles the problem the way Youtube should : it's a switch, not a sword. One click and you're with HTML5, another and Flash takes the job. Obvious like liberty should always be.
So thanks to the developer for such a nice little gem.
Excellent! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Like driving on a highway and forgetting the panels! One click and they're back!
Just two points :
1- The Google logo ("Google" center-bottom of the page) is not hidden. No big deal but it makes it 99% instead of a 100% :)
2- Would be nice to have a keyboard shortcut.
Valuable approach but questions arise ... Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Passwords is one thing, the vault is another, indeed. Hence, this add-on focuses on the latter and calls attention.
But how does this work in practice? How are passwords managed once kept in the pass-manager vault? Are they called in the same way as with Firefox Password Manager (double-click on the input field)? Do add-ons relying on Firefox Password Manager keep on working with pass-manager ('Secure Login' for instance)?
And what about the configuration options in about:config?
"There are some configuration options exposed via the about:config interface. The scope is extensions.passmanager.*."
Could those options be detailed? Moreover being accessible only within about:config?
Now, maybe is this add-on reserved for pros but then please mention it.
Neutral 3 rating since I haven't tested it for above mentioned reasons.
How does this deal with Firefox built-in password management? Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I'm sorry for the neutral rating but before trying this add-on perhaps some extra information could be provided.
The first thing a user who already has passwords managed by Firefox asks himself is :
How does 'masterpassword for Firefox' (MPF) deal with Firefox's password manager and consequently with managed passwords?
1- Does MPF have its own management or does it only create passwords that remain managed by Firefox?
2- Existing passwords prior to MPF install : are they managed by MPF or must new passwords be built by MPF in order to be handled by MPF?
3- MPF and Firefox Password Management : do both coexist? When I have to login, what appears if a password already exists but had been built with Firefox prior to MPF?
Of course one can simply try but for those who don't backup their profile prior to testing a new add-on and then decide to remove the add-on the profile can become with time filled with left-overs... so better to have an incentive based on a minimum of description in order to maximize the trial.
By the way: more and more add-ons -- but not only: scripts, styles, you name it, even applications! -- are nowadays presented as if the user was able to read in the developer's mind! Gosh, for those concerned, please provide a minimum of description! Thanks.
Everlasting alpha stage ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
EDIT : Final Release ScrapBook X 1.12 available! In the sand-box ( -> 'Version Information' at the bottom of this page, then -> 'See complete version history' -- This is THE Scrapbook maker/reader!
EDIT - end
I already mentioned in a previous review here that I like and use 'ScrapBook X' so my point now relates not to the quality of the add-on but to its everlasting alpha status.
August 15, 2014 : Version 1.12.0a25
March 6, 2015 : Version 1.12.0a51
With this status and its incrementation Version 1.12.0 beta1 is likely to arise next year, PR in two years and Final with Firefox 54?!
ScrapBook X Version 1.12.0a51 runs well enough to be labeled at least Beta, IMO. I think many users may be reluctant to use an add-on they believe to have the development of what is usually characteristic of an alpha stage, when IMO again present version of Scrapbook X is fit for a final release status : it runs fine! Improvements are always possible but frankly, the rhythm of the updates give me the feeling of a slow-motion movie. It's good for production, let it roll!
Menu item unmovable Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Because this add-on has been built as a No Restart it is unmovable in the context menu, and this is rather annoying.
We all know the right-click context menu (all browsers, all applications) can become overloaded, especially here in Firefox when a user has several add-ons running. This is why the idea of choosing which item(s) to remove and also grouping them is performed by styles as well as by add-ons, mainly Menu Wizard. But Web Paste and Go, because it follows the fashion of No Restart, is not movable.
I would have appreciated grouping it with (right under) the built-in Paste item, seems logical. Impossible : Web Paste and Go is stuck at the bottom of the menu... all this for the sake of a No Restart. Frankly : is the tremendous annoyance of restarting the browser to have a new add-on run worth the tiny annoyance of having it be set in the wrong place of the menu, day after day ... ?
No Restart is one of those gadgets required by many users but empty of good sense, not to mention the old builds (some still active) that would require 200kB just to have 5kB running with ... No Restart.
So, I'll avoid this add-on, unfortunately.
EDIT- Echo to developer ulf3000's reply
Thanks for that information. I was a bit straightforward as I often am when the concept of an add-on seems to me pertinent, useful as 'Web Paste and Go' is and at the same time diminished by a little annoyance. But but but I'm not a developer myself so I see only one part of the scheme. It's true that fixed menu items are bothering, this add-on is not the only one to be as such, but it's not, to be frank, a big deal as a non efficient add-on could be.
So : thanks for your work, putting up an add-on that answers to a true mean of easing input.
I'm a MAN! Rated 3 out of 5 stars
But may lead to inconsistencies such as when reporting Bo Diddley's "I'm a man" lyrics :
"I'm a man,
I spell M-A-N, man."
"I'm a woman,
I spell M-A-N, woman."
We do remain human :)
Neutral 3 rating ...
Has Ant.com changed since 2011 Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Accessing ant.com was blocked here with my HOSTS file so I tried to find out why...
Back in 2011 ant.com had a bad reputation of curiosity and the Firefox add-on (this one) had been at one time removed (-> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/20/firefox_addon_privacy_invasion/ ), but that was four years ago.
People change in four years, companies as well. So before removing ant.com and www.ant.com from my HOSTS file, before installing this add-on, I'd really like to know if the company has changed ever since. After all everyone can make mistakes. I'm always ready to forgive but I need a valid reason.
Neutral 3 rating.
Clean Links 22.214.171.124 KO with Firefox 36 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I'm missing this most valuable add-on now that I've just installed Firefox 36.
We had been warned that some add-ons could be broken with new FF 36; unfortunately Clean Links 126.96.36.199 is of the lot : toolbar icon disappeared, add-on is ineffective.
Please, please & please (3 please, please) do update beloved#2 Clean Links to be compatible with beloved#1 (Firefox, who else?!)
EDIT - Clean Links 2.7 is OK with Firefox 36!
Thanks (only one thanks but extra big) to the developer for his excellent add-on and for his outstanding reaction speed to update 'Clean Link'. All is for the best.
I did say thanks did I?
The ultimate 3 in 1 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
uBlock does it all :
- Adblock Plus/Edge's feature : add/remove any filter list you wish (with some already pre-installed) ;
- RequestPolicy's feature : block/select external calls from the visited page ;
- HOSTS file feature : add any HOSTS file url you wish (provided the url of course).
Do visit uBlock's Wiki page (https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki).
Because uBlock is a complete multi-function add-on, even if it easily maneuverable once you know the basis, this basis is required to handle the add-on correctly and take advantage of its full potential.
uBlock consumes very little RAM, very little CPU cycles, has no incidence on Firefox start-up delay (anyway none compared to AdblockPlus/Edge). Its add-block feature has no pre-installed white list (in this its rather to be compared to AdBlock Edge than Plus).
This is the ultimate IMO as far as handling what a user wants or not called and displayed on his Firefox pages.