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ExE Boss

About me

Developer Information
Name ExE Boss
Homepage https://ExE-Boss.tech
User since Feb. 22, 2017
Number of add-ons developed 4 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

I am ExE Boss, and I make stuff. All my add-ons are WebExtensions, and I like the API. The best part about WebExtensions is that they are creating a power vacuum, which essentially reset the extensions status quo. I also have a GitHub profile where I publish the source code for my extensions.

Add-ons I've created

Application Menu Compatible with Firefox 57+

A WebExtension which adds the old application menu from Firefox 4–28 to the Firefox Quantum title bar.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (12)
253 users

View Image in New Tab Compatible with Firefox 57+

Adds the ‘View Image in New Tab’ context menu item to the Firefox Context Menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (5)
317 users

Reload button in Location bar Compatible with Firefox 57+

A WebExtension which adds the reload button to the Firefox Location bar.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (7)
198 users

My Reviews

Disable HTML5 Autoplay

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Completely breaks the new polymer YouTube layout with the following error message:

Cannot find root node for visibility monitor desktop_polymer.js:5855:535

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2017.8.20). 

Claire

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Strict Pop-up Blocker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Firefox Quantum Nightly

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fox Web Security

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Autoplay No More

Perfect, but the notifications are annoying Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension does what I expect, but the fact that the extension shows notifications on every update is annoying and I want to be able to disable that.

Chrome UA on Google for Firefox Android

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

While this does fix the issue of Google search not sending a Material Design page to Firefox for Android, it does so in a way that makes Google think that Firefox for Android is insignificant compared to Chrome for Android.

A better way to do this would be to serve the Firefox for iOS User Agent string, because Firefox for iOS also receives the Material Design page. This is most likely because Firefox for iOS and Chrome for iOS are just glorified Safari skins.

Of course, switching to a third party search engine with a no tracking at all policy that doesn’t have its own browser that it would push by inconveniencing other browsers is a much better long term solution (like DuckDuckGo for example).

Perapera Japanese Popup Dictionary

Does not work with mutliprocess mode and will break in Firefox 57 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been using this extension for as long as I have been trying to learn Japanese and it’s sad to see that it’s been broken in multiprocess mode since Firefox 48 and will break completely in Firefox 57 because it isn’t a WebExtension.

The easiest way to rectify this is to port the Chrome version over to Firefox, but this is not the possible for this extension, because it was never released for Chrome.

As a result, the Japanese dictionary will have to be ported directly from XUL/XPCOM to a WebExtension (see the MDN documentation on this for details).

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Great extension, but sadly incompatible with FF 53 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This has made it possible for me to recover forms data when the tabs crashed.

Anyway, I hope the Chrome version can be uploaded here from:
chrome google com/webstore/detail/lazarus-form-recovery/loljledaigphbcpfhfmgopdkppkifgno

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

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Update to WebExtension Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Seeing as the addon broke in FF53, is e10s incompatible and is available on the chrome store, the chrome version should just be back-ported to Firefox.

Don't track me Google

Does not completely block Google's tracking Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Blocking tracking on Google's search engine is a lot more complex than just changing the link (which on older browsers (FF49 and earlier) helps to prevent search leakage (further explained here: https://duck.co/help/results/rduckduckgocom))

After further analysis of the link, I've come to the conclusion that it has more information than a search leakage prevention link should have, and thus is one of the many ways that Google is using to track their users. (the link however does handle referer erasure, ex. pasting: 'https://encrypted.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=Google&source=web&cd=8&sqi=2&ved=0CFgQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whatismyreferer.com%2F&ei=Ej__TrCkJo2bOrSs2aIE&usg=AFQjCNG5-9Jej-ukVeakTgwonqt2narbYg&sig2=f9f1dWcZoj6ZUC2Zxy9y2g'
into the URL bar while having my referer cleaning extension disabled still shows no referer, while navigating to that website from DuckDuckGo shows https://DuckDuckGo.com/ as the referer (no search leakage happens on DuckDuckGo either, in case you are worrying about that))

There however are many other ways that Google uses to track their users, and the truly best way to prevent Google from tracking you is to just switch to another search engine that doesn't track you at all, ex. DuckDuckGo. (I have done a fair bit of research on my own, and came to the conclusion that DDG truly doesn't track you at all)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.15). 

Nicer Media Pages

Makes the Media Pages usable Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension makes the Media Pages nice to look at and makes SVG images have the correct background.

Sadly, it currently isn't a WebExtension and hasn't been updated in over a year, so I took the liberty of porting it to a WebExtension and make a pull request at: https://github.com/Ede123/nicermediapages/pull/1.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

New Tab to about:home (WebExtension)

Works as expected Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The only downside is that the first time you open a new tab, it takes a bit longer than in subsequent new tab openings.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0). 

Enigmail

No warning when uploading keys Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This addon does not provide sufficient warning when you click upload public keys. (Sufficient warning = a popup explaining that uploaded public keys can't be removed from the key servers once uploaded)
This can lead to leaking of private email addresses that you wish to keep hidden from the public.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.6.1). 

PlugIn-Checker

Helps you keep your Plugins updated Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works flawlessly.
Would be great if it was updated into a WebExtension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.3). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.2).