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Cyberknight

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Name Cyberknight
User since March 29, 2013
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In a little more detail...

Cyberknight, the guardian of the Unicorns.

My Reviews

FoxyTab

Full of features! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The list of tab actions is amazing (I only use a couple of them regularly, but it's good to know they are there on the rise of the occasion to use the others, as I actually needed recently). It could have actions to move tabs to another window and merge all tabs of current window to another window (instead of merging all tabs of all windows into one window).

The newly added tab counting is very useful, made me discard another add-on I had just for that purpose. This feature has a glitch, some times it doesn't update or correctly count the tabs, what is instantly solved by clicking on FoxyTab's icon, which is, in a way, preferable than the 'settimeout' approach most counting add-ons use, as that tend to consume resources and slowdown Firefox when there are many open and running tabs. Maybe it could use an event trigger to fix that (a few tab counting add-ons use them), but that's not a really big issue (and a not very well thought trigger could also be a burden to the browser).

I miss an indicator that the auto-reload is active on a tab (and, maybe, a counter of how many tabs are set to auto-reload), but it works very well and flawlessly.

As a suggestion for features, FoxyTab could have actions for Containers (A.K.A. Firefox's "user context"), like setting a default context for new tabs, switching context, setting all tabs in a window to a chosen context, moving all tabs of a context to another window and whatnot...

Anyway, congratulations for the great work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.9). 

PlayFlash 64bit

Perfect! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had to reinstall Windows and, guess what, I forgot to install Adobe Flash Player. Of course, I didn't notice it at first, as it is mostly used for spamming ads nowadays, but when an on-line learning site required it, I thought it was a Firefox 56's problem. Searching for a solution, this add-on popped up and, amazingly, it works! Too bad Mozilla will probably not support it on Firefox 57, because it is absolutely essential to those that don't want the harassment of having most-of-the-time useless AFP installed on their systems and are still forced to access sites that only work with it on. Thank you very much for this wonderful and essential add-on!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (27.0.0.130). 

Show/hide passwords

Good, when it works Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It doesn't work in some sites, like GMail and some of my office's servers (https://ibamanet.ibama.gov.br/docibama/). Also, it adds the [Show] link on the username field on GMail (no, it couldn't hide it, that would be really weird...)

Show me the password! On Focus

Good, when it works Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As stated on the description, it doesn't work in some sites. I found two, GMail and some of my office's server (https://ibamanet.ibama.gov.br/docibama/).

Add-ons Manager Context Menu

Into the future... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the perfect add-on to manage add-ons. Of course, there is always space for a tweak here and there, but as it is, it works amazingly well and is a life saver, mainly for those that really care for their Firefox installations (auto-updating is for "lusers", there, I said it!)

Having read a lot about WebExtensions and coded some myself to check how far they can go, I realised that this add-on may be on its last days. I hope Firefox >57 will have a WE API, allowing a WE to access info of other installed WE, so this add-on could create a clone of the "about:addons" Page, without the functionality restrictions, otherwise, I will really miss it.

Thank you for one of the greatest add-ons and good luck!

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

Tab Reloader (Page Reloader)

Buggy behaviour Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It used to work fine, but something went wrong lately. I'm not sure if it's a compatibility problem with Firefox 55 64bits or if it's the new WebExtensions technology. When I open a tab that is correctly reloading, the icon becomes red, but the status (on the pop-up, when the icon is clicked) either says it's not enabled or there is no message at all (just a blank space where the message should be). Also got an unexpected bug when I uninstalled/reinstalled the add-on, a tab that was set to reload appeared as not set to reload (and the icon was greyed), but the icon badge counted 1 tab set to reload. When I tried to activate the tab to reload (expecting the miscount to fix itself), I was surprised to see the count raise to 2 tabs and the tab started reloading immediately... And didn't stop! Every time the tab finished reloading, it reloaded again (even when turning off the reload switch, was I'm not even sure worked, as WebExtension require the Page's DOM to be fully parsed to start working). Anyway, still the best tab auto-reloaded available.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.9). 

Tab Auto Refresh

Didn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I needed another auto-reloader, so I decided to give this a try, even though in the description it sounded a not so good idea (reloading based on URL, instead of tab id.) It has no [Apply] button or anything, so I was never sure the period was set or the add-on was active for the tab/URL (even though the period set reappeared when I reopened its pop-up). Anyway, nothing ever happened, no reloading, no nothing...

Tap To Tab

Good and compatible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works as expected. It could have an option to set double click speed, though. Could also replace the icons for a single SVG, as the PNG images make up for most of the 17KB of the add-on package. It uses WebExtension technology, what is good in the long run (let us hope there will be no more big changes in the browser pathway for the next decade or so), but it is also its weakness, not working on "about:" tabs, or on "addons.mozilla.org" (why, Mozilla, that's so annoying!) Anyway, good work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2). 

Foxy Gestures

Amazing effort Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's an absolutely amazing effort to convert one of the most essential add-ons to the WebExtensions technology. The interface is, actually, even more intuitive than FireGesture's one, capturing and showing the gestures assigned to each action. The only downside I noticed (beside the limitations of WE compared to legacy add-ons) is that contextual actions do not accumulate over common actions, as they do on Opera (e.g., I couldn't set up the down gesture to either open a link in a new tab or open a new tab, in case the gesture doesn't start on a link), but like in FireGestures, I could solve that programming a user script to check if the gesture started on a link (the author helped a lot, pointing me at the right direction, as Foxy script language is different of FireGestures' one), so the limitation is averted!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7). 

YouTube™ Downloader Lite

Lightweight, powerful and compatible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's the best YT downloader I've tested. It's the only that shows all available downloads (including the separated video/audio streams, which any decent player will load together without any problem, or I may join later using ffmpeg). It uses WebExtensions technology and is bootstrapped (no restart required). There are two downsides, (1) it needs YT to be configured to "old style" (but, then again, it seems all YT downloaders break on the annoying new style) and (2) it doesn't ask where to save the files (or choose a name), it saves directly to "Downloads" directory (regardless of "Always ask where to save files" Firefox's option).

Youtube Best Video Downloader 2 - MP3 MP4 1080P

Part local, part web, all forgettable Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It looks a lot, and I mean A LOT like Easy YouTube Downloader. And like the former, it is just as lame: it cannot download 1080p files. But, unlike that, it doesn't push a "PRO users" junk, instead, it opens a Page from an external server that gets the 1080p files and then downloads from it (or the user has to download from it, I don't know, because I cancelled the Page loading as soon as I realised what was going on, as I couldn't care less). There are other add-ons that allow downloading the 1080p videos separated from the audio tracks, which any good player will automatically load, or the user may join them into a single file using the "copy" options of ffmpeg freeware.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.73). 

Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express

Lame for non-PRO users Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It's lame, literally: it claims to be able to download 1080p, but that's not true, unless you are a "PRO user" (whatever that means, 'cause I'm a DON'T CARE user). They claim it's because YT now has separated audio and video tracks of their 1080p files. That's true, but, then, they should allow downloading those files individually (most decent players can play separate tracks on-the-fly, as long as they have the same name, with the proper extensions), instead of forcing people to become "PRO". If preferred, the users could easily join the separate files using ffmpeg (that's what the "copy" option is for, to join sources that does not require processing, it's fast, easy and lossless procedure).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.17). 

Tab Tally

Small and compatible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's about 6.5KB in size (packed), being the smallest contender (the biggest I've tested is 66KB, packed). It uses event triggers to update the badge, which seems to be the best method to do it (most others use timeout counters). It uses WebExtensions technology and is bootstrapped (no restart required).

Tab Counter

Configurable and compatible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's about 66KB in size (packed), being the biggest contender (the smallest I've tested is 6.5KB, packed). It uses a timeout to update the badge, what I'm not sure is the best way of doing it (I've seen others using event triggers). It may be configured to show total tabs in all windows, tabs in each window or both (although that last option is not very useful, as there is a limit of how many characters can be displayed on a badge). Nevertheless, it has good options and works fine, using WebExtensions technology and is bootstrapped (no restart required).

Tab Count Badge

Compatible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's about 11KB in size (packed), being a middle range contender (the smallest I've tested is 6.5KB, packed). It uses a timeout to update the badge, what I'm not sure is the best way of doing it (I've seen others using event triggers). Nevertheless, it's very light and works fine, using WebExtensions technology and is bootstrapped (no restart required).

Switch Container

Simple and compatible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It does what it should, reloads the current tab in a specified container when its toolbar button is pressed, no more, no less, making it very light on resources. It should be incorporated into Firefox. It uses WebExtension technology, so it's fully compatible with current and future (hopefully) Firefox.

Edit: regarding making Container switching easier on Firefox, I had read that article/Page before! Although I understand the concern on Mozilla's behalf, it just sounds silly to me (not invalid, just not a real world problem). A REALLY paranoid user would never simply switch "context" in Firefox to have different personas on Internet, it would go to extreme measures, like tunnelling TOR through a VPN service, in a different minimal Linux machine, encrypted with 64 random characters TrueCrypt password and a plethora of keyfiles stored in several encrypted containers themselves, connected to a different line, using a 5km range WiFi router (just in case someone, somehow, manages to locate the physical whereabouts of the modem). I think someone that simply switches Containers in Firefox to access "sensible" material kind of deserves to be exploited (not for being foolish, but for accessing said content without adequate safety to begin with...) Anyway, your WE solves the problem, so, well, no problem! And congratulations on the last update, fixed the problem of going back to "default container".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

FireGestures

Best Mouse Gesture Add-on Ever! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The best mouse gesture add-on on any browser (even better than Opera's built-in feature). It works almost everywhere (not only on "normal" Pages, but also on the add-ons screen, options screen and whatnot). It allows contextual gestures (e.g., a down gesture on a Page may invoke a new blank tab, while a down gesture on a link may open it in a new tab). Configuration may be exported and imported.

I read someone complaining that it doesn't allow diagonal gestures, but I don't see it as a flaw, because diagonal gestures are very hard to define (up to which angle a gesture must be considered a vertical/horizontal line and not a diagonal?) It would add a level of complexity to the add-on that most users wouldn't use or benefit from. So, FireGesture is perfect the way it is.

I hope it may be converted to WebExtension soon (and hope it doesn't lose functionality, becoming as lame as Chromium's gesture add-ons).

uBlock Origin

Works well, but needs easier access to personal filters Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's the best ad blocker available, one of the few that can block sites, instead of just references on Pages to ad providers (for exaple, like AdBlocker does, as do all its forks). The two down points are that the add-on package is way too big, coming with lots of embedded filters that I couldn't care less about (I only work with personal rules) and accessing the personal filters tab is a pain (best alternative was adding a bookmark to that tab on my toolbar).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.12.1). 

BlockSite Plus

Worked at first... Rated 1 out of 5 stars

... But, now, it's not working any more. Like all other site blocking add-ons, this stopped working (well, at least, it worked the first time I ran it, others usually fail from the start). Why is that no add-on seems able to block sites on Firefox?

BlockSite

Failed, After All Rated 1 out of 5 stars

At first, it worked, but now, total failure! It doesn't block anything, like every other site blocking add-on. Why is it so hard for an add-on to block sites?!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8.1-signed.1-signed).