BigThunder1

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Developer Information
Name BigThunder1
Location USA_Mozilla member since 2003.
Occupation Ff user since v0.73
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Open Multiple URLs

???? Missing something... like how to use? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Suppose this is a good idea, but it's missing instructions/info about how to use it. Not intuitive. I don't understand how to import text links into it. How do you extract text links from what and where? Batch loading URLs is a good idea, but this lacks any instruction or info about how to use. There's no option or help sections. Needs these areas mentioned improved. Until then I doubt this will catch on because it's just ... here. Don't know how to use it or what to do with it. Sorry - uninstalled.

Re-Pagination

Still a Great Add-on!!! Works in Ff v46.0.1 . Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've used this add-on for years and it's still a great add-on. Using it in Ff v46.01 as of this writing with no issues what so ever. Works just as described. Follow directions; right click on the "Next" link (or equivalent) then implement re-pagination via your menu. DO NOT right click on the page numbers listed.

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

Status-4-Evar

Great in Ff 46.0.1 - A must have add-on. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Some things shouldn't be tampered with or removed such as the status bar in all browsers. Previous option to show or hide it was sufficient, but seems the infinite Mozilla wisdom isn't so infinite! There are so many little things/actions etc tied to and displayed in the status bar that tend to blend into some web pages with the current no-Statusbar option to highlight and isolate those actions as they occur, it's unthinkable they would remove access to it all together from the drop down >View >Toolbars menu. Some things in life are common sense and yet I continue to be baffled by these types of decisions. Be nice to get a response from a Mozilla PTB with insight to their thinking regarding removal of the status bar viewing access and all remnants of such. For the average user they'd be clueless to understand it could be configured in Ff config. This is the one and only add-on to restore our precious Statusbar to it's former glory that I'm aware of. Kudos to the developer for his/her efforts here. Thank You Kindly Sparky Bluefang!!! A must have option / add-on. ;-)

Date Picker/Calendar

Doesn't work on FF v46.0.1 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work on FF v46.0.1. Didn't even show up on the browser interface. Settings dialog allowed "Before or After" positioning choice, but no position numbers. Too bad. All I want is a clock / time-date feature on my browser as the "simple_timer-1.12-tb+fx" add-on is no longer available (least I couldn't find it). Seems this "Date Picker" is broken abandon-ware.

Tree Style Tab

Works in Ff v46.0.1 on Win7 home premium 64bit Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works in Ff v46.0.1. Supports theme-translucency/dev-colors. Allows tab-bar placement top, bottom, left or right=my preferrence. Other(s) I've used and preferred are not compatible with this Ff version, however I may come to like/keep Tree Style Tab. When tried in the past it always broke something or conflicted with another add-on, didn't play well with themes etc. Admittedly it has been some time since I last tried this add-on, so to be fair I decided to try it again. Seems to be much improved and worthy of continued use at this time. [comment regarding close button edited/updated below] Further experimentation with other add-ons to come. Setting up a fresh new Ff install as of this writing. If I can update this review later I will. Otherwise, give Tree Style Tab another try if like me you had problems with previous versions. It's outlasted most of the other vertical tab add-ons with exception of few and seems fairly popular, so give it a whirl. Seems to do what it says on the box!

Update 5/18/16:
Regarding my comment; "I do agree with other posters who complain about the close button on every tab. It looks hideous and should have an option to only show on current highlighted tab IMO."

That said, I still think an option for the users choice (single tab or all tabs) should be included, however, I'm using a dark theme for Ff and interestingly enough tabs are not outlined/defined visually with exception of the active/highlighted tab in use. Only the site icon, tab title, and close button-(X) are seen on each tab including child tabs. The close button is the only indication that there are child tabs as they are progressively shorter and therefore the close button-(X) on the right end of each tab forms an outline to indicate child tabs. SO, in conclusion, it appears the close button on all tabs is a plus in this instance. Without it on each tab I wouldn't know which are parent and which are child tabs unless I were to run the mouse cursor over each tab for a suttle highlight to clue me in. As it is, I can instantly see which are which at a glance. Interesting!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.2016031101). 

gTranslator

SUCKS!!! NEEDS UPDATED... DON'T INSTALL! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Yha, I took a chance. WHAT A MISTAKE!!! Wiped ALL my icons for other add-ons as well as the search bar and left nothing but the URL/Address bar across the entire screen . Only thing left showing other than the address bar is the menu button. Horrible!!! And it didn't even work! SHOULD'VE KNOWN BETTER. :-((((( At least I was able to recover after I removed this add-on.

OBVIOUSLY THIS ADD-ON HAS BEEN ABANDONED (2011!) THIS NEEDS FIXED / UPDATED OR REMOVED. SHOULDN'T EVEN STILL BE LISTED HERE AFTER 4 YEARS AND NO ACTIVITY BY DEVELOPER (OR NO Ff DEVELOPER TESTING). Seriously Mozilla... 4 YEARS OLD AND STILL HERE WITHOUT FURTHER TESTING?!?

Tab Utilities Fixed

THANK YOU !!! IT WORKS AGAIN !!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My tab bar is on the right again where I want it, close button only on active tab, tab color features/selections, mouse hover to select tab with a delay, mouse buttons function as set (duplicate tab, right click on tab menu correct with chosen selections, middle click close-tab, etc), ...ALL working as designed again! My pages are loading lightening fast again too! ;-)

Ff v_33.03

THANK YOU YFdyh000 ! Much appreciated ! Well done !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.2015.04.05). 

Tab Utilities Phoenix

Please Update for FF35+ !!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is an essential add-on to my collection and needs updated asap please. A great add-on, but NO support since v1.06Pre9! Be nice to find add-ons that were either maintained regularly or Mozilla finds a way to automatically update add-ons for compatibility. I suppose that's easier said than done, but I hate chasing around replacement add-ons when a developer has one that's popular and doesn't support it. Please UPDATE ASAP!

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

Forecastfox Weather

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Add-on is broken. Link posted by nfreed below "can not be verified" as secure and a warning page flags it. Looks like another great add-on abandoned. Sad. Why do the good add-ons get abandoned? This was originally created by a great Swedish college student whom graduated and passed the torch on to a developer group. Whomever's behind this one now has seemingly simply abandoned it. If not I apologize, but it would be nice to know the status of things either way. Thanks...

AniWeather

Broken... again Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Sadly this add-on is broken again and there's no way to contact the developer(s) as the aniweather website is down/broken as well, and there's been no response to reviews/comments stating the same requests/complaints This add-on has been broken for some time now and no interaction on the developers part since May 2014 to my knowledge. Would be nice to know something! Have you, the developers, abandoned this great add-on, are you working on a fix, or just out to lunch? This is one of, if not, "the best" weather add-on's IMHO and I would like to see it maintained. Aniweather developers please respond with something. Please! Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.40.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.

Tab Utilities Phoenix

OUTSTANDING !!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you STUX for reviving this add-on. By far the best vertical tab add-on in existence! PLEASE maintain this add-on until Ff developers figure out vertical tabs should be a built-in Ff standard option. Outstanding !!!

Extension List Dumper

Works with 31 other add-ons In Ff v18.0.2... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Replaced Infolister because it's not supported anymore. Just installed ELD on Ff v18.0.2 and it seems to work okay. No problems seen with short term tests so far. ELD and Infolister are the only two add-ons I've found that perform this feature and hope one or both are maintained indefinitely... or until Ff dev's wise up and make this a default feature within Ff, although I'm not holding my breath as these common sense things seem to take Mozilla development forever to realize, let alone incorporate. Thanks to the developer "Sogame" for providing this feature add-on so we can keep track of what we have installed regarding add-ons. ELD DOES NOT list plug-ins as did Infolister. That would be a big plus to add the option to include the installed plug-ins to the list along with the add-ons. Thanks Sogame!

AniWeather

Even Broken on Ff v16 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Installed this on a working Ff v16 and it's broken as well, so it's not just the code in Ff v24 (unless the same code is relative across all these Ff versions). Been using this forever and need it fixed yesterday please! ;-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.38.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

AniWeather

Vapor Graph broken... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on! However, the Vapor graphic is broken again it seems. USA satellite vapor map has east coast frozen from the tip of Texas through the N/W corner of Ohio and beyond. Info bar at bottom of vapor graph window shows "2GOES NORTH AMERICA WATER VAPOR 22 MAY 13 02:45 UTC". Mid way through the graph animation of the western half of the USA it changes to "2GOES NORTH AMERICA WATER VAPOR 23 MAY 13 08:15 UTC" and ' then ' the clock starts and runs up to 02:45 UTC. Makes no sense.

Animated satellite vapor graphic is working throughout the cycle to show the western half of USA, but the clock and "map date" is stuck at 22 until mid-way through when it jumps to 23 and the clock starts at 08:15 UTC. At that point/time the entire USA graph is animated from coast to coast. It's as though todays animation sequence is running consistently "under yesterdays locked east coast satellite frame" until mid-way through the animation, the in-frame locked east coast graph picture disappears and is removed from the sequence, allowing one to see the complete/entire animation window/sequence for today from that point forward. Prior frames running under yesterdays locked east coast frame aren't viewable at any time until that frame is removed. Take a piece of paper and cover the east coast animation and remove it half way through the frame sequence. That will exemplify what I'm trying to explain here.

I've uninstalled AniWeather, reset the 'current and forecast' data, re-installed it and have the same result!

AniWeather version 0.8.37... Firefox version 16.0.2 .

Please fix this or supply a work-around until such time it's fixed asap. I rely on AniWeather satellites and graphs daily... and I LIVE on the east coast! So this is a major problem for myself and other USA east coast dwellers / travelers. I hope to get a reply / response asap. No other way to contact the developer outside the reviews section here.

Thanks,
BigThunder1

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.37.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Copy As Plain Text

Excellent! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what it's designed to do! Had to replace the deprecating add-on 'Liquid Words' which has been "sadly" and openly abandoned by it's developer. Thank you mehtuus for creating and maintaining this simple but priceless add-on. Outstanding! (Ff 17.0.1)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.1-signed). 

Restart

Works as advertised with one exception... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good add-on! Shortcut key combo Ctrl + Alt + R doesn't work nor does any other offered key combo except Alt + R in my browser (Ff v17.0.1). Other than that it works. I personally don't like the green icon. It stands out like a sore thumb on blue colored browser scheme. Developer should offer a simple black colored icon or a user option to change/replace it. Overall the add-on serves it's purpose.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.0.8m.1-signed). 

Restartless Restart

Fail... Uninstalled. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

File Menu restart works. Bar button works but upon restart it places itself to the far right regardless of initial position. Keyboard shortcut does not work. Cannot alter shortcut command. No matter what key shortcut is used it renders a blank area on the 'File' menu for the altered key. i.e... Default shortcut keys are "accel,alt" which renders as "ctl + alt + R" on the 'File' menu. In settings, replace the "accel" with any other key designation and it's rendered on the 'File' menu as "{blank area - as in nothing at all showing on menu} + alt + R". Bottom line; this add-on needs some serious refinement/work. It's a great idea, but until it actually works as advertize the search continues. Uninstalled.

Question for developer: Why use 'accel' for the alt key when 'alt' is the defacto default?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.1-signed.1-signed). 

FoxyTunes

ANOTHER SELLOUT!!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Another fantastic add-on ruined and abandoned by corporate America. I've been a user since the beta days and remember/miss the original developer and her active involvement with the community. Now it's just another non-supported, ignored, joke of an add-on being killed off by the big corporate yahoo machine. Sad, soooo sad... and so long Foxytunes. Uninstalling and moving on. *BIG SIGH*.

Re-Pagination

Outstanding!... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for reviving this add-on! Works perfectly! A needed add-on that's priceless when used. Saves much time and frustration on pages with multiple sub-pages. Scroll through them without having to stop, click, and wait for a new page to load. No more need for multiple tabs while researching whatever it is your looking at/for. Even works on Google search as well as my favorite search engine = Yippy! Great job Nils! Keep it up. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2012.04.08.1-signed). 

Flashblock

Download Error today for v1.5.15... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

While attempting to download today (7/16/11) I received "Error -228". Had to go to developers site to download. Installed without a hitch.

Excellent add-on! Been using it as long as I can remember since it became available. Disables and hides all the annoying distracting flash from the page so you can focus on content rather than bothered with all the "flash" animation advertising BS etc.. Want to see it?... left click the silver button over the advertisement / page. Not what you wanted or thought it was/would be?... simply reload the page and it will once again be stopped / hidden.

Note to developers; What a sanity saver from all the useless animated advertisements etc.. Keep at it and please continue to maintain it ...forever (or at least as long as humanly possible ;-) ). A must have... / Can't live sanely without... add-on. Excellent creation! Thank you!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.15).