algotechie

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Name algotechie
User since October 2, 2009
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In a little more detail...

I'm a very ordinary person with nothing to lose. I'm a simple friendly and cheerful Ghost. I'm interested in designing algorithms for new or unsolved computer problems, solving Mathematical puzzles, programming, web designing and development, electronic equipments, neural networking, artificial intelligence, robotics, and related technologies.

My Reviews

Classic Theme Restorer (Customize UI)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon, almost ubiquitous on version 29 of Firefox.

I have a minor request. I have some buttons in the left side of the title bar (the app button is disabled). In versions 28 and earlier (and in 29 without CTR installed), moving the mouse pointer to the upper left corner and clicking was working (i.e., the first button on the title bar did its work, viz, closed the current tab). With CTR installed, there's a 1 or 2 pixel wide blank space just before the first button on the title bar. So casually moving the mouse pointer all the way to the top left corner and then clicking it no longer work; it has to be moved toward right a bit, thereby requiring a bit of precision. Is there a way to remove this newly introduced margin of 1 or 2 pixel? It's okay if I have to edit userstyle.css or another file.

Thank you for this excellent all-in-one addon for UI restoration :) The hard work that must have gone behind it clearly shows.

Regards.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8). 

Tab Mix Plus

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm using the Tab Mix Plus add-on along with the add-on Chromin Frame. In the Tab Mix Plus settings, I've chosen to load the URL (present in the clipboard) on double clicking a tab. Works as expected with the version 0.3.8.4 (and I'm currently back to this version). The version 0.3.8.5, however, opens a new tab on double clicking a tab, although its settings tell it to load the URL.

And another thing. Prior to installing the version 0.3.8.5, the preferences for the colors of the tabs were being ignored. After I installed the version 0.3.8.5 and then replaced it with the version 0.3.8.4 again, the colors on the tabs show up now!

Overall, except the improvement in the color handling, I do not find anything different from the version 0.3.8.4. The latest version actually is a bit worse. If you install the version 0.3.8.5 and then reinstall the version 0.3.8.4, you get the best of both the worlds, IMHO. When not comparing the different versions of the add-on among themselves, the add-on is an excellent one and does its job brilliantly. Best.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.8.5). 

Download status

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The add-on works fine with the downloads going on with the browser's in-built download manager but seems to have problem getting the info properly from DownThemAll. When both the in-built download manager and DownloadThemAll are in operation, it sometimes shows the info about the former only while at the other times it shows info about both but wrongly about the latter (DTA). Except for that, the add-on works great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

TryAgain

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There seems to be a problem with the latest update. If a page doesn't load (times out), the add-on does try to reload it but the page keeps trying to load while never actually loading. The status bar keeps fluctuating between "Looking up..." and "Connecting...". This didn't happen with the previous version of the add-on. So, right now, I'm back to the older version. Please fix this if it's a bug in the add-on. Other than that, the add-on is very nice and does its job perfectly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.0). 

DownThemAll!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on! Does its job very nicely. This is one of the greatest add-ons for Firefox; almost ubiquitous. In the latest version, though, I encountered a small problem. Upon the completion of all the downloads, the %age of downloads completed is displayed as 98% or 99%, and not 100% as before. This is a bit confusing when a user is tracking the downloads through the task bar title.

And one more thing that I noticed in the latest version is that the add-on doesn't seem to break the download into so many pieces as it used to earlier. But that may actually not be the case; I just observed and felt such a thing.

Other than that, it's a must have tool for Firefox. The feature to add multiple URL's to the download list could also be elaborated; it does accept the batch descriptors but what if there's no matching pattern in the URL's? It should accept multiple URL's that are separated by spaces or a specified character.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8). 

Chromin Frame

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was working perfectly before the latest update. But now double clicking the frame no longer opens a new tab; instead, it restores the browser window. Who wants that behavior? There's not even an option for this. (In fact, there's no option page for anything.)

Another problem is that it has to hide all the latter tabs when they are more than five; it cannot display them in multiple rows. It'll be a great addition if this functionality is implemented.

Finally, when the user hovers the mouse pointer over a tab, the full title should be displayed as a tool tip. Since the widths of the tabs that the add-on displays is quite small, the titles often get truncated, and sometimes it's impossible to distinguish between two tabs that happen to have same few initial characters in the page title.

Download status

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on! The statistics it displays are generally more accurate than those displayed by the built-in download tool. Does its job quite nicely and was working perfectly before the latest update. With the latest version, there seems to be a bug (may be conflict with some other add-on, or may be some inherent problem I don't know). It no longer updates any info in the ststus bar; the numbers appear on starting a download but they remain fixed at 0. Further, icons on the toolbars and the status bar get messed up completely.

When the add-on is disabled, everything works fine.

And one more thing that I'd like to point out. Earlier, the add-on used to stay out of the way when no download was going on. Now, the default option is set to always display the download status no matter if something is being downloaded. Although the display can still be changed to the earlier behavior, what's the point of making the status bar more cluttered when no download is going on?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.5). 

Save Images

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The add-on says "Save Images saves the images from the current tab page, from the cache, to a specified location, with either the images original file name or a file name that you specify". Both these statements are false. No matter how much you customize its settings, neither it makes use of the already cached images (it downloads them again when saving) nor can it save the images with original file name (yes, I changed that setting but it still doesn't keep the original name). The renaming problem is not a big one for me, but owing to a slow connection, I'd have preferred it to just copy the image (loaded already on the web page) from cache/RAM to the desired location when asked to save. That's what it promises to do anyway. But whenever I save an image, it starts downloading it again, and doesn't make use of the cached image. I kind of hate applications that tell me lies.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3).