Dman69

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Name Dman69
User since January 16, 2014
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Strict Pop-up Blocker

Good Blocker Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good blocker but can be overzealous. If you disable the push notification , "popup blocked" permanently you can re-enable it by open about:config then typing in...

privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage

set it to true.

uBlock Origin

THE BEST Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the best adblocker for Firefox, fast, lean and MEAN to ads. Since the new version when I manually update filters I don't see the progress meter and my "block element" context entry randomly disappears and I need to reinstall and it returns.

But I have faith the dev will fix them, but hey, no ads, tracking and beats Adblock Plus by a mile.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.11.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Hoxx VPN Proxy

PRIVACY???? Questionable!!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I tried this add on and it works well, BUT, their privacy policy, sounds pretty intrusive, it sounds like what people are actually trying to avoid by using this add on, TRACKING!!!!!

The following is from their privacy policy:

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

Additionally, we store information about users’ contacts when users manually enter contact e-mail addresses or transfer contact information from other online social networks.

2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU USE OUR SERVICES:

1 a) Log Information: We log information about your use of our website, including your browser type and language, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the website you visited before navigating to our website.

4 d) Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to you.

17. OPTING OUT OF INFORMATION SHARING:

17.1 We understand and respect that not all users may want to allow us to share their information with other select users or companies. If you do not want us to share your information, please contact us through the Contact Us page, and we will remove your name from lists we share with other users or companies as soon as reasonably practicable.
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Windscribe works well but has a usage cap but read the difference in their privacy policies.

WINDSCRIBE When You Use Our Service

We do not store historical usage. We do not store connection logs, IP timestamps, or sites you visit (we are firm believer that one's browsing history should be taken to one's grave).
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P.S.

Out of the first 20 reviews I read and the commenters previous reviews, most have only had accounts on AMO for a few months or less and only a review of this add on, out of the first 20 commenters, five had 2 reviews of this add on, one with 3, another with 4 reviews and one even had 7 reviews. All 5 stars. Hmmmm.....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.9). 

Ghostery

Version 6 interface NOT friendly, resembles Disconnect!!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The new interface is NOT friendly, putting trackers in categories is good but expanding them should expand all, too see and change a tracker setting, a slider like in previous versions works better, changing a trackers setting is nightmarish. To temporarily stop blocking on a site, the pause button is gone you need to click the whitelist button, but need to click it off after or it will be added to the whitelist in your options.

In Ghostery Options, the export/import settings to the local machine is gone. Under Blocking Options cookies and trackers have been integrated, but it it says all are allowed, even when all are blocked in a category, and it shows the total count of trackers per category but NOT the blocked ones per category such as............

Analytics 344 trackers: blocking 343 out of 344

The new interface NEEDS tweaking, reverted to version 5.4.11 and disabled auto update!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0). 

Simple TTS

VERY good, nice voice and speech flow!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great sounding TTS program, the voice is quite good and the the flow of the speech more natural than most TTS addons. If you use NoScript, you NEED to allow ispeech.org or the addon doesn't work.

If the developer would add a pause/play and stop button it would make it 5 stars. As it stands, once I start a selection to speak, I HAVE to wait until it finishes. Sure hope it is implemented in the near future.

Native text to speech ( tts )

Good TTS addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a good TTS addon that uses Windows SAPI 5 voices, so you don't need to be connected. As I only have Anna that is my only choice of voice to use. It's simple and works good, highlight text, select "Read Text..." from context menu, it starts and puts a pause/play and stop button on the screen.

The pause/play and stop button appear about 1/3 way down the screen on the left side. To get 5 stars, the buttons should appear at the top or bottom of the screen and their appearance could be enhanced as they are very plain.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1-signed). 

Memory Fox

Works great, wish it was updated to fix toolbar button Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The addon works GREAT at keeping memory usage from getting overly bloated and the side effects on performance seem minimal. Since my FF has the Addon Bar I have no use for the toolbar button which is annoying but can't be removed as it keeps reinstalling with previously mentioned errors. I followed the instructions from posts by 'umesando' and 'roy'. Afterward you can get rid of the button but when you look in about:addons, it says Memory Fox is signed, but has this warning after the change, "Memory Fox could not be verified for use in Firefox. Proceed with caution."

Will this continue to work when Mozilla forces the use of signed addons only in the near future?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.4.1-signed). 

Adblock Plus

Long time user, recent improvements REALLY aren't!!! Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I've been a long time user of AdBlock Plus and was happy with it's blocking abilities and performance, but over the last several months and improvements they have made it slower and a memory hog. I ran a battery of performance tests on Firefox, driving the memory up to 1.5 GB, after closing them all, clearing the cache and history my memory use remained around 900 MB. I removed it and installed uBlock Origin and reproduced the results of the tests, afterward my memory use was around 600 - 650 MB.

For some reason ABP's memory increases and it doesn't release it afterward. For people concerned about memory usage this addon is not your best choice, but it does have great blocking abilities.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.11). 

uBlock Origin

Great blocker and NOT a memory hog like AdBlock Plus Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been a long time user of AdBlock Plus and was happy with it's blocking abilities and performance, but over the last several months and improvements they have made it slower and a memory hog. I ran a battery of performance tests on Firefox, driving the memory up to 1.5 GB, after closing them all, clearing the cache and history my memory use remained around 900 MB. I removed it and installed uBlock Origin and reproduced the results of the tests, afterward my memory use was around 600 - 650 MB. I have 48 addons enabled. Using this with Disconnect gives great protection.

Another plus is having the element hider integrated into the addon and NOT separate like ABP. One thing that would be nice, is if they included the "I don't care about cookies" list like in AdBlock Plus, so I don't need the addon. FIVE *****'s, SIX if it had this!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Self-Destructing Cookies

Great Add On but Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this add on for a long time and it works great, all of a sudden with Firefox update 36.0.1 the Icon, menu entries disappeared. The add on list says it's active but where'd it go???

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.7.1-signed). 

Secure Login

Great addon, terrible new icon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hate ugly new toolbar icon, great otherwise

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5.1-signed). 

Download Status Bar

Great add-on, indispensable! Small problem. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, indispensable! One thing though, recently (a few weeks, maybe a month now) I assume from an update possibly, the status bar appears for no reason (I didn't do a download). It appears with the green arrow on the left side and broom on the right side but shows no downloads, it's set to close 10 secs. after all downloads are complete but it stays open, I have to close it with CTRL + ALT + D or by the mouse menu. Firefox 29.01 with Windows 7. Thanks for this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.8.8.1-signed). 

Location Bar Enhancer

Nice Addon that has a problem Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I really like the location bar breadcrumbs and context menu but it causes my Firefox 26 to use roughly 7 to 16 percent more of my core i5 cpu. Am I the only person to have this happen?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1.1-signed).