Alan Baxter

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Name Alan Baxter
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User since March 25, 2007
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My Reviews

Cookie Controller

Cookie Monster++ Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Cookie Controller is a good replacement for Cookie Monster, which hasn't been updated for over two years. With the exception of third-party cookie reporting (which I never used anyhow), Cookie Controller provides all the functions of Cookie Monster and more.

The Perm button provides the most useful information and control for me. Just a glance at the button shows me what the permissions are for the current web page. I can change the site's permissions with a right-click on the button as easily as I could with Cookie Monster. It also allows me to view any DOM storage being used by the site.

I use the Toggle button to quickly review and modify my global cookie settings without having to work my way through Firefox's Tools->Options->Privacy menu.

The Tidy button is too dangerous for my taste. An accidental click on the Tidy button may remove cookies and DOM storage that I want to keep. The developer doesn't recommend it ordinarily be used.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7). 

Restart Firefox

Beta does not work either Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The current beta of Restart Firefox, version 0.6b3, does not seem to work in Fx 20.0.1. But it will be a four or five star extension again after it's fixed.

Tahoe Data Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice overview of Firefox data and permissions. More finely-grained than what's built in.

Searchbar Autosizer

Empty searchbar doesn't shrink to 1 pixel Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The searchbar no longer shrinks to 1 pixel when it is empty. The empty searchbar now expands to the width of the search engine name, which I have no need to see. This is new behavior starting with version 2.0.0.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.5). 

Digger Reloaded

Right-click site icon doesn't work Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Updated review to be more specific: right-clicking the site icon in the url bar does not work in either Fx 10.0.2 or Fx 12.0. Selecting Dig from the context menu does work. I haven't tested it in any other Firefox versions.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3_fan). 

Cookie Monster

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just a glance at the add-on bar icon lets me know whether I have given the site permission to store persistent cookies. I can easily change that by clicking the icon. It also provides easy access to what cookies are currently stored and the list of sites allowed to store persistent cookies.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

BookmarkThisTab

Won't bookmark unfocused tab Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, this bookmarks the focused tab even if you right-click on one that is unfocused. As a result, this extension is useless. I thought the whole point was to provide the ability to bookmark an unfocused tab, so I don't understand what niche this extension can usefully fill. If all I want to do is bookmark the focused tab, a simple right-click > Bookmark this Page is sufficient. No extension is needed to do just that. The development version of the Tab Mix Plus extension now provides the ability to bookmark an unfocused tab with Bookmark This Tab like Fx 3.6.x did.

Digger

Works in Firefox 4.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Right-clicking on the favicon in the location bar brings up the Digger selection menu for me, just like it does in Fx 3.6.15. I used the Add-on Compatibility Reporter extension to install Digger 3.5.3 in Fx 4.0

Re-Pagination

It's Alive! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Stitches together "Next" pages very nicely. I've been using it for years. Thank you, Nils, for reviving this project and taking it into Fx 4.0!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2011.01.08).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Session Manager

Closed Tabs list problem in SM 0.3.9 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Session Manager 0.3.9 no longer lists the last ten closed tabs. It lists only the most recently closed tab. This bug first appears in SM 0.3.9 and the beta release SM 0.6.9pre20101010. The developer has been informed, but he will be unavailable to fix the problem for three weeks. I recommend you install SM 0.3.8.3 -- or SM 0.6.9pre20100828 if you want the most recently working beta -- from the Session Manager Version History page.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2324/versions/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.9). 

pwgen - Password Generator

Status bar icon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Seems to work great. I'd prefer not to have a dedicated, always present status bar icon just for creating an occasional password. Would the option to simply have a selection in the Tools menu instead be possible?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.5). 

SearchBox Sync

Needs a new developer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The developer of SearchBox Sync is looking for a volunteer to take over any work needed to fix bugs and make SearchBox Sync compatible with Fx 4, currently in development. See the SearchBox Sync website for more information.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1). 

SearchBox Sync

Needs a new developer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The developer of SearchBox Sync is looking for a volunteer to take over any work needed to fix bugs and make SearchBox Sync compatible with Fx 4, currently in development. See the SearchBox Sync website for more information.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1). 

AniDisableHacked

Works great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've verified that AniDisableHacked installs without any problem in Fx 3.6.4 and provides the same functionality as AniDisable. Let's get this properly reviewed by Mozilla so everyone tell that it's safe to use.

Find To Center

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension well works in Firefox. I've grown used to having the search result be at the bottom of the page and needing to scroll up manually so I can see its context. It felt weird at first to see the result scrolled up to the middle of the page automatically, but I like it already. I'd like to see this be part of Firefox, so I just voted for Bug 440198 – If Firefox must scroll the page to display a search result, centre them vertically to the page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2010051501). 

BarTab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Useful for temporarily unloading a tab instead of closing it. And I'm no longer hesitant to reload Firefox if I have lots of tabs open. A minor glitch in the context menu was fixed right away after sending email to the developer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1). 

BarTab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Useful for temporarily unloading a tab instead of closing it. And I'm no longer hesitant to reload Firefox if I have lots of tabs open. A minor glitch in the context menu was fixed right away after sending email to the developer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1). 

BlockSite

Options button freezes Add-ons Manager in Fx 3.6 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

BlockSite should not be marked as compatible with Fx 3.6 or Fx 3.7. If it is installed into either of these versions of Firefox, then clicking on its Options button in the Add-ons Manager causes the Add-ons Manager to freeze. Once that happens, Firefox can only be killed with the Task Manager.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=539486

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2). 

IDND

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Status bar icon turns red and an alert appears in the notification bar if the domain name contains characters from more than one character set. Works great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3). 

SearchWP

SearchWP 2.4.2 is compatible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

SearchWP 2.4.2 seems to fix the compatibility issues on Fx 3.5 and Fx 3.6. Glad to have it working on all cylinders again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2).