███ URGENT: Addon Authors — Plan for what will happen to your Addons when you die! ███ (or if you simply lose interest/disappear/don't respond to E-mail)
I'm serious, if you die/disappear/whatever, AMO Admins will not allow takeovers. This is a serious problem! Several Addons I love/can't live without have authors that have stopped working on their Addons & some of them may be unresponsive to E-mail...or in the worst case, could have died (I have no way to check/confirm this).
So, please, Addon authors, take any steps you can now, while you are alive & responsive to set up someone to take over your Addons in case ANYTHING happens to you in the future. Also voice your opinion to Mozilla on what you think they should do to handle this situation.
...& if used along with toolbarmode you can set each toolbar's icon size/mode independently of each other, for example, to make the Navigation Toolbar have Large Icons with Text & all the other toolbars to have Small Icons without Text
Firefox really needs to be Unfucked. They keep changing & merging & removing crap FOR NO REASON, so, I plan to release an Addon (or a series of Addons) called "Firefox Unfucked"...to undo & unmerge all the crap they keep doing to Firefox.
But, in any case, Firefox DON'T need to keep removing crap, at least not without moving that code into an Addon, for example, the code for SEPARATE Back & Forward Buttons _& Menus_ was in Firefox & they just REMOVED it.
Current Addons — Last Updated: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 --- 7/14/12, 7:19:19am EDT (note: see the "Add-ons I've created" list below for a live/current list)
I have taken over NoUn Buttons, with the blessing of the previous author Gulp21. Thx Gulp21!
I want my Back & Forward Buttons & Menus Separate! So? NoUn Buttons to the rescue! Unmerge the Back & Forward Buttons...& their Menus! Put them back the way they were: Nice, Happy & Non-Unified! :-)
toolbarmode — Set each toolbar's icon size/mode independently of each other
I have taken over toolbarmode, with the blessing of the previous author Martin Rademacher. Thx Martin!
So far, I've only uploaded his version 0.7.5 (which has always been on his site) to AMO. Version 0.7.5 is fine for my Suggested Use Case. Some of the things that need fixed, should really be fixed in Firefox itself. However, if I get motivated, I may tinker with it again. Specifically, if it ever stops working completely, I should notice (since I use it) & then I'll have to update it.
Firefox Unfucked: Stop Hiding the Add-on Bar/Statusbar!
When you install/uninstall/enable/disable any Addon or Plugin, Firefox will, ever so helpfully (not!), show or *gulp* hide the "Add-on Bar", which I will still call, appropriately, the "Statusbar".
It is highly annoying for Firefox to hide my Statusbar.
I've temporarily fixed this problem on my Firefox by putting a "Bookmarks" item on the Statusbar. There are 2 "Bookmarks" items, one with a menu & one without. Strangely, the one with the menu disappears/doesn't work...but it does work for "holding open" the Statusbar.
Firefox will not hide the Statusbar, if there are "any items" on it, but it doesn't count the "default items" as "important enough".
Technically, I think this feature should be added to Status-4-Evar (if not added as an option directly in Firefox, of course). Status-4-Evar re-adds the Statusbar, but doesn't force Firefox to NOT hide it.
Firefox Unfucked: Unmerge Search & Location bar
As far as I know, they haven't merged these yet (tho I fear it's coming), but once they do, I plan to make an Addon to unmerge them!
Previously Planned Addons — Last Updated: Tue, Nov 8, 2011 --- 11/8/11, 1:19:19am EST
I had planned on writing an Addon to Re-add the Statusbar, but thankfully Status-4-Evar beat me to it!
However, if Development of Status-4-Evar ever stops, I plan to either acquire it (if the current author allows it) or just make/fork my own version.
Random Comments — Last Updated: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 --- 7/14/12, 7:19:19am EDT
I REALLY wish AMO didn't use numbers for users...I don't wanna be user 23123125 I wanna be ME. I had to register 500 times to get an acceptable "user number". Yes, the "user numbers" in the URLs (& elsewhere) bother me! So, do the "Addon numbers".