ChiefBromden

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Name ChiefBromden
User since October 7, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Extension Auto-Installer

awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a huge time saver -- beautiful concept, very easy to use, and it "simply works". Thanks a ton!

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

RefControl

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@8-bit: Nope. Doesn't work for me. I can't drag anything onto the status bar. If I try, all I see is a stop sign. (FF 3.6.24)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.16).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Password Hasher

BRILLIANT! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon is an absolute must-have.

BTW, I'm using it in a way to include the login name in the ID (something like "mozilla:ChiefBromden"). This way, I don't need to remember anything except for a single password.

User Agent Switcher

Good, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

please make the setting persist over browser restarts.

I would also suggest to slightly rename the Menu entry, something like "User Agent: $agent" (or "UA: $agent"). I think this is a bit less confusing.

Two simple minor changes which will make this addon perfect for me! :-)

RequestPolicy

Great! Still, new features... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

... will make it even better. I'm anxiously waiting for the new version. While you're at it, here's another possible feature: allow to click on a "removed" image in order to display it (just like NoScript does for flash etc.).

I'm not sure if that would mean to allow the entire domain or just that one image. The latter might be tricky to implement, and probably the former is even more useful. Something like "This image comes from http://example.org/. Clicking ok will allow all requests to that domain. OK/Cancel" or something along these lines.

This would eliminate the guesswork which domain has to be allowed in order to see images. (Which can be pretty tricky on sites which include a lot of content from, like, 37 external sources)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.24). 

RefControl

Great, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

... with the newest version, it is not possible anymore to use it in the status bar. I don't want to clutter my toolbar.

I realize that the statusbar has become mostly useless in newer Firefox versions. However, I'm on Lucid and staying with FF 3.6. I don't see a need to upgrade. So for me, recent changes of the addon have been for the worse. Could you add back the functionality to control it from the statusbar, as it was before? Users could then choose whether they want the toolbar or statusbar ...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.16). 

Xmarks Sync

There are alternatives which actually work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Addendum to my last post(*): If you're using your own server, SyncPlaces ( https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/syncplaces/ ) is clearly a better, because working, alternative.

(*) I wanted to add this to my last comment, but AMO wouldn't let me edit it anymore.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

SyncPlaces

Recommended! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have just found this as a replacement for Xmarks, and it does everything it says. There are just two issues I'm having which keeps me from rating it 5 stars:

- The settings layout is somewhat confusing, at least initially. Too many tabs and sub-tabs for my taste. I'd personally suggest to ged rid of the sub-tabs, maybe simply aggregating the functionality on a single page, with horizontal rulers to separate them, or so. That said, I did find my way around after all, so this is just a minor comment.

- Initial import of passwords takes rather long (seemingly it's the decryption part that takes quite some time). I actually had to click away some 3 messages stating "a script on this page is taking too long"). I'm not completely getting the reason though, because encryption and upload seems to work almost instantly...

Overall, a great extension though -- so thanks for it and keep up the good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.0). 

Xmarks Sync

Total fuckup Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This addon used to be totally terrific -- a year ago I would have given it 5 stars. Seems like with every version it gets crappier and features get removed or break.

First, they started promoting Lastpass and removing the password sync feature from the UI. It would still work if it had been enabled before (i.e., when upgrading), or if you manually enabled password sync via about:config.

With the latest updates, this feature is now entirely broken. Even reverting back to previous versions won't help. In fact, NOTHING syncs anymore. (not even the bookmarks).

Congratulations, Xmarks. It's not often that one sees a once great product going completely downhill for no reason at all.

Users: stay away from this!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.2). 

SSLPasswdWarning

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is actually a 5-star extension, except for the already stated facts that (1) the big red warning is overreacting and (2, more importantly) it also breaks with NoScript.

To everyone who has the same opinion: fortunately there is a trivial fix to it. go to your Firefox profile, folder "extensions". Then edit the file SSLPasswdWarning@c4i.gmu.edu/chrome/content/SSLPasswdWarning.js

comment out the line that reads

sslpasswdwarning.displayStaticMessage(doc, messageObj, message,'modalDialog_contentDiv_error');

i.e, change it to

//sslpasswdwarning.displayStaticMessage(...)

I've tested this (Ubuntu 10.04, FF 3.6.10) and it seems to work correctly. It still displays the alert box once you (try to) submit, so you can still cancel. I verified that when pressing cancel, no data whatsoever is being sent.