MrFireFox

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Name MrFireFox
User since July 30, 2016
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

uBlock Origin

Use Bluhell Firewall Instead Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I did a memory test to compare this ad blocker to Bluhell Firewall. Bluhell won. It has a significantly smaller memory footprint and it gets the job done. So uBlock may or may not work well, but I can't see any reason to use it with Bluhell available. Bluhell is the only ad blocker I know of that uses a different approach. Instead of using a "blacklist" (which consumes more memory as the list grows) it simply applies a small set of fixed rules that handle the vast majority of the necessary blocking. This creates a much more simple (and resource friendly) result. I don't want to be unfair to this developer as I am sure this is a nice product of this type. It's just that I can't see any reason to use a blocker of this type when the other type works very well and is more efficient. Not sure how many stars to give so please ignore my star count. I arbitrarily gave 3.

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

Show Parent Folder

Excellent! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for my needs. All I need is the parent folder column and so far it works perfectly. The only thing I don't understand is why FireFox doesn't already have this column built in. Seems basic. Wish they would add it. Thanks for the add-on!

Fastest Search - Browse/Search Faster!

Brilliant! One Of The Best Firefox Add-Ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a replacement for the once excellent but now defunct InstantFox (which no longer works... no fault of the developer). I thought I would have to sacrifice some power because InstantFox was an excellent search add-on. I was wrong. Not only is Fastest Search even more powerful than InstantFox was, but I agee with others who commented that it is easily in the top 5 Firefox add-ons of all times. The only word I can think of is brilliant because I don't know any word that is more superlative than that! OUTSTANDING piece of work! Keep it up!

Ant Video Downloader

Excellect! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just installed today. Downloaded from several sites and it worked like a charm! It downloads things that no other FF add-on I tried would do. Seems to handle at least several kinds of download systems. So far I have not seen any of the issues some other reviewers complained about... it just works. Will report back if I see any problems.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.7.47). 

InstantFox Quick Search

Developer Has Abandoned... Not His Fault Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you have been following the discussion you will read that the developer has abandoned InstantFox because several versions ago FireFox changed the way it does some things and InstantFox can no longer work properly. I noticed problems with the address bar several versions of FF back and now, with FF50, it is completely broken. InstantFox was one of my favorite add-ons. It's too bad, but don't blame the developer. This highlights the danger of relying on add-ons. They aren't part of FireFox and they could break at any time. Sad to say but you shouldn't use them for anything critical as you never know when they will just go poof. The add-on model has a lot of good things about it. But this is a fatal flaw. I give the developer 5 stars for this brilliant project, even though it no longer works. It's not his fault.

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

InstantFox Quick Search

Superb - But Annyoing Bug In Most Recent Version! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have used this add-on for a long time and never had any issues. But in the last update there is a very annoying bug. Someone else below mentioned this same bug, so apparently I am not the only one to see it. And it happens every time I use IF. After using IF -- for example doing a youtube search in the FF navigation bar -- you cannot navigate away from the found page. If you try to navigate to another url, the url in the navigation bar is changed, but you are still viewing the same youtube page found with IF no matter what you do. You have to close the tab and use a different tab to go to a new page. Please fix this! It's an outstanding add-on ... 5 stars for sure except for this annoying bug. I'm using FF 48, Win 7/64 Ultimate, Thanks for the great work!

Screengrab!

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Finally a screen capture utility with lots of features that works simply! And it grabs full pages without a hitch... most of the others have issues with that. What security issues? The ads are only activated on a voluntary opt-in basis. How is that an issue? If someone wants to support the developer they can opt in. Otherwise no ads. Fair enough no? It's free!

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Next day. I am temporarily revising my review from 5 stars to 3. So far in two days I have seen the popup asking to opt in for advertising 3 times. I thought I would only have to see that one time when I installed the software. That's disappointing. It's too intrusive forcing you to repeatedly answer the same questions. I will use it a few more days and then report back. If I don't see this popup anymore, I will restore the 5 star review, if it keeps popping up these questions I will uninstall it. If it only asked about advertising one time when you install it, it would be 5 stars.
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Follow up. Thank you for your reply Oleksandr. It was not necessary for me to do anything else because the ad page did not appear again so far. I don't think there is anything wrong with having a ONE TIME request to allow advertising when the add-on is installed as long as it is only ONE TIME. And you confirm that this is only supposed to happen one time. I am still a little concerned about the posts that claim there is a "tracker" in the add-on. I'm not sure if they are referring to this ad feature or something else. I wish they would be more specific about what they mean by tracker. What is in this add-on that is so different then what you find in other add-ons? But with that, I am restoring my review to 5 stars in appreciation of your great response and the excellent operation of the add-on.

Finally... if I could add one request to my feature wish list it would be a preview window that allows at least basic annotations and editing on the capture before it is saved, copied or uploaded. I know that is a big request, but for me it would make this a 10 star project!

Thank you for your great work Oleksandr!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.99.04c). 

Distill Web Monitor - Legacy

Outstanding! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have to agree with the other rave reviews. This is an outstanding piece of work and extremely useful, certainly among the best add-ons available. Ajit is not only a brilliant developer, but also extremely responsive and helpful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1).