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

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)
24 users

My Reviews

Add to TreeDBNotes

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a good start. But the addon needs more work to be complete. I couldn't try the addon because I use TreeDB Portable.

A few ideas:
1. Support for TreeDB Portable. This can be done easily by requesting the user to select the TreeDB Notes folder on first run of the addon after installation.
2. Support for sending selected text to a new treedb note, or the last open treedb note, or the last to last open note, or let the addon get treedb to ask us what to do everytime.
3. One area where TreeDB notes(Free) is deficient compared to Keynote is that Keynote can automatically monitor the clipboard and paste copied items into a note. So, you have to only keep copying the stuff you want to keep; You do not need to open the Keynote window again and again to paste it.
4. Combine the above feature with the Autocopy extension!

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

TooManyTabs - Saves Your Memory

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A fabulous addon. There are two features which will make it especially useful to all of us:

1. Close Right/Left/Other/Similar tabs
2. Bookmark tabs
3. Integration with Tab Mix Plus and Multiple Tabs Handler.

If these ideas are incorporated into TMT, it will become a kickass addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.7.1-signed). 

Tab Utilities

Make compatible with TMP Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I recently tried Tab Utilities and agree that it is a great great addon. I am using Tab Mix Plus right now because I have been doing so for years now.

I only want to use the "Retain session history for new tabs from links" function of Tab Uilities while keeping my Tab Mix Plus as it is. But, apparently Tab Mix Plus pops up a dialog requesting me to disable either TMP or TU.

The problem could be easily remedied if , in every page of Tab Uilities options, you provide a check box using which the user can choose to use Tab Utilities for the functions altered by that page in options.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.5.1-signed). 

Tab Mix Plus

Feature suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have used both Tab Utilities and Tab Mix Plus. Here are a few suggestions for TMP:
1. Incorporate a function to migrate the tab History of the original tab into the tab history of any tabs that are opened from it.
2. Allow marking Tabs as Read/Unread using context menu
3. In customisation options for Tab appearence, provide options to set a colored box around certain types of tabs.
4. Allow customisation of appearence of pinned/protected/locked tabs too

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.3.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Tab Mix Plus

Feature suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have used both Tab Utilities and Tab Mix Plus. Here are a few suggestions for TMP:
1. Incorporate a function to migrate the tab History of the original tab into the tab history of any tabs that are opened from it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.3.1-signed). 

AddMoreTextToClipboard

Thanks a lot Rated 5 out of 5 stars

EDIT 2: Thanks a lot again. You are a very responsive developer. Your addon is the best in its class.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.0.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Ez Sidebar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have tried the latest version of the Ez Sidebar. It is a great addon. But, it would be complete if it has the following features too:-
1. Button to dock the sidebar to Left or Right side.
2. Button to Roll or Minimize the floating window up/down (like many sticky note softwares do)
3. A Hotkey
4. Button or Menu to toggle Bookmarks/History/Addons/Downloads etc.

With the above additions the addon will become much more usable and will be in the same league as All-in-One-sidebar and Omnibar.

Another idea which I think which will make the addon even more bombastic will be if it can show Tabs in the floating window. If it can show Tabs arranged in tree style that would be even better.

AddMoreTextToClipboard

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall a very good addon. But, there seems to be no way remove the icon on the status bar?

I do not need to use this icon and would like to remove it. This is what I have held back the one star for.

I request the developer to give us an option to get rid of the status bar icon. Then it will be perfect!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.0.1-signed). 

Tree Style Tab

Palemoon? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Could the problem be caused by the fact that I am using a portable version of the "Palemoon" browser version 15?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.14.2012081101.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Tree Style Tab

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I used this addon for a few days and liked it a lot. I thought I will make it one of the addons I keep always enabled. But then I discovered that while TST is enabled, it breaks firefox 15 and the sidebars will not open. This applies to all sidebars - Bookmarks, History etc., as well as the sidebars that other extensions like Read it Later, Scrapbook plus or Update Notifier open.

For many addons opening a sidebar is essential to their function. So, I simply cannot keep Tree Style Tabs until it keeps breaking the sidebars. Uninstalled it.

I have tested TST extensively and found that the sidebar dissappearence is not caused by any conflict with other addons, it is caused by TST alone. I hope the developer takes note and rectifies the error. This is too good an addon to waste itself like this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.14.2012081101.1-signed). 

Undo Tab Operations

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Though I cannot use the addon because it is not compatible with FF15, full marks for the idea.

If the addon developer makes it compatible, I will gratefully use it and add the addon to my various addon collections.

Tab History Redux

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This review is only for the current version of this addon which sucks bigtime. As other reviewers say, the addon mixes up the history of various tabs about 10-20% of the time(particularly when we restore a session). This has led me to lose data a number of times.

There was a time when I was on Firefox 8 or 9 when it used to work perfectly. I used to consider this addon indispensable and eve added to the addon collection of "Stable and Non Conflicting addons" I have made.

Alas, it couldn't stay that way. And the developer doesn't seem like he is paying attention. Gotta look for a replacement.

It's All Text!

Great Addon, Doesn't work well on GMail(Standard view)) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great addon that works well on most websites. But, in case of GMail, It works well only when you use basic HTML view.

If you use the Standard view, and try to compose an email, It's all text allows you to edit the address and the subject fields; However, you cannot edit the body of the email using It's all text.

I do most of my work on GMail. I need It's all text to work in GMail. Is there a workaround for this? If yes, there is a monetary contribution coming your way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.4.1-signed). 

Link Password

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have installed this addon and use it only occassionally, like if I have visitors. I am unable to keep this addon always enabled
because of a probem which i am going to outline below.

The problem....It creates an icon inside the address bar. But that is not the worst of it. The icon shows up only when you hover anywhere on the address bar and dissappears when you move away. This means that everytime you hover over the address bar, the position of all icons(added by addons) is changed everytime until you move your cursor away.

The problem this creates is that - you're going towards the flagfox icon where you see it. But when you reach it and click it, it turns out to be the icon of some other addon.

My suggestion to the developer is
- Make the icon in the addon bar optional
OR
- Give the option to put the icon elsewhere(if you insist that the icon is necessary)
OR
- Stop the bloody icon from blinking everytime you move over it. Make it permanent!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.3.3.1-signed). 

Tab Overflow Stacking

Important Suggestions Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have rated the addon 5 stars simply because you're the first person to come up with this great idea. But I am probably going to uninstall the addon because of point 4 and 3 below. Here are a few suggestions I have for your addon.

1. Please contact the developer of the Tab Mix Plus addon to integrate your addon with his. In case of Multiple Tabs Handler, the authors have collaborated to integrate the settings of both the addons when you install both of them. A message shows up asking the user to select the settings of any one of the two addons and make the other addon subordinate to it.

2. It would be great if you could do an Opera style Tab stacking.

3. Even after the excess tabs are closed, the addon does not unstack the remaining 4-5 tabs unless you click on them stacked tabs. Please make this automatic if you can.


4. Mouse wheel cannot be used to move between Tabs(by rotating the mouse wheel while on the tabs bar). This is the first thing that you should remedy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.2.1a). 

Redirector

Thanks a lot Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the quick and helpful reply. I ran into the same problem on Google Images i.e the test URL would work, but the actual website wouldn't. I will try doing things with NoScripts and let you know if I achieve any positive results.

Thanks again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Redirector

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi,
I am a much less computer literate guy than most people who have commented here. Kudos for the great addon. I have been looking for an addon which would remove the re-directs from Google Image search. While there are many addons that remove redirects from Google's all-the-web search, there is none (except this addon) that does it for Google Images.

However, I need someone to help me. Can you please help me with removing redirects from google image search?

I have tried hard to remove the redirects myself but I have failed to figure out how to do it. I'd appreciate if you could comment and tell us what to fill in the form to create a new redirect for Google images.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1.1-signed). 

Boss Key and Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great addon. Here is a suggestion that could make it even better.

Allow multiple F12 to cause actions sequentially. For example:

F12 once - Minimize tabbar
F12 twice - Opens new tab/homepage or some other page as per settings
F12 thrice - Minimize window

And reverse these actions by Shift+F12
Shift+F12 once - Maximize window
Shift+F12 twice - Close new tab and/or Go to previous tab
Shift+F12 thrice - Show tab bar again

You can give the users the option to eliminate any one of these sequential operations. This way somebody could use it for many purposes
1. To hide tabbar and get more screenspace
2. To open homepage or google search or whatever
3. Minimize Firefox

But this would work best only if you make all settings configurable and optional

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed). 

Vertical Toolbar

A few suggestions Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the great addon. I cannot do without it.

Here are a few suggestions that I think can make the addon even better:
1. Provide a button to show/hide the vertical toolbar. We can place this button on another toolbar and use it to toggle the vertical toolbar more conveniently. I am a heavy addon user with over 100 addons enabled. I use VT to stow away rarely used buttons from my overflowing addon bar. So I don't want to set VT to automatically hide or always show. I keep VT always hidden. But it would be nice if I have an easy way to toggle it. If not a button, you could probably consider providing a hotkey to toggle it.
2. Option to set the delay for showing VT when we hover the mouse on the window edge. I'd like to set the duration to be higher than it is by default, so that VT doesn't intrude into my screen when I don't want it to.
3. There are a few addons which show on the addons bar as a bunch. There is no way to alter their location without dragging the whole set of addons to the new location. When we drag this bunch to the VT, it spoils the appearence of VT by making it extra wide. If you could provide a way to show all these buttons vertically, it'd be great.

I know suggestion 3 might be too much. But please consider the first 2 suggestions seriously. They are absolute must haves.

Thanks again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9.1-signed). 

Selected Search

Endorsing yet another suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was reading the reviews that other people have writtenfor Selected Search and I found this one to be good - "One suggestion: add a "copy" icon, so when selecting text you're not intending to search, the pop-up doesn't become useless."

If you can give us the Option to set one of the buttons on the grid as a "Copy" button, then we'd be able to copy text faster than we already can by selecting the text and then doing a Ctrl+C.

You could even think of adding the same functions as the "Addmoretexttoclipboard" addon and probably also the "Copy as plain text" addon . This will mean that you'd give us three optional buttons. One for Copy, Second for Copy as plain text, Third for Append to clipboard with newline.

I understand that your addon is a Search addon. But these functions can make yours the king of all addons(apart from Tab Mix plus that is!). Just Sayin!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.110731.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.