Dave G

About me

Developer Information
Name Dave G
Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
Homepage https://flagfox.wordpress.com/
User since October 1, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 2 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Developer of the Flagfox and Config Descriptions addons. (also the now retired Crash Report Helper addon)

Bug tester and triager on Mozilla's Bugzilla and BabelZilla global mod, as time allows.

Add-ons I've created

Flagfox No Restart Featured

Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website's server and provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (566)
908,017 users

Config Descriptions No Restart

Shows source comments for advanced application preferences in about:config

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (16)
2,787 users

My Reviews

RefControl

good tool, but not for everybody Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Does what it's supposed to and easy to configure. However, this falls under the category of paranoia extensions. I used to use this, but these days I'm shying away from extensions I don't really need.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.10). 

Quick Locale Switcher

very useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For all extension developers, installing this is an absolute requirement. This makes testing your localizations a breeze.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.5.1). 

Adblock

obsolete Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I used to use this way-back-when, but with built in automatic list updating Adblock Plus is the way to go these days. Really, this original fork should not be used anymore. It hasn't even been updated in a couple years and once Firefox 3.0 is fully released this extension will go the way of the dodo.
http://addons.mozilla.org/addon/1865

ChatZilla

a good IRC client to try Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've used ChatZilla for quite a while and find it simple and rather useful. However, these days I find myself just using Konversation so I don't have to open up Firefox when I don't need to. If you're looking for a decent IRC client and don't want to futz with anything, I suggest you give this a try.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.81). 

PDF Download

Why? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The most useless extension that everyone seems to be using. Yes, it does what it says, but why would you need it? Just right-click the link and save the file if you want to. If you're having trouble with the stupid Adobe PDF plugin, then I suggest you just don't use it at all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Nightly Tester Tools

essential FF3 beta tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you're testing the latest Minefield build or are just an early Firefox 3.0 adopter, this extension is a must-have. Though, please don't use it for evil and try and run completely incompatible extensions that haven't been updated in years... you will regret it. ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Tab Mix Plus

loads of features, but a little overloaded Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Does everything you need it to, and more. Often useful, but these days I find myself trying to minimize extension bloat and this is the first on the chopping block.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.6). 

Snap Links

very useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Surprisingly useful; an elegant solution to a common problem. Makes opening multiple links at once a breeze.

Personal Menu (Personal Firefox Button)

clean your GUI Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Why bother letting a menu you rarely use clutter up your valuable screen real estate? Personalize your menu and just put it all in a few little buttons. This is easily one of the top 5 must-have extensions.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.9). 

Redirect Remover

No more middle-men Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Too much content is loaded through intermediaries. It's slower and annoying to not end up where you were supposed to be. With this extensions, things are just loaded directly; no more websites trying to redirect you through their junk. If you use Adblock+ then you should use this too. Filter it ALL out.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.4). 

Stop Autoplay

Flash-pollution-be-gone Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Without this, the Internet would be (more) annoying. No, I don't need to see a video clip of a cat going to the bathroom. With this extension you can only load the flash you actually want to see. One of the top 5 must-have extensions out there.

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

Linkification

Really useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Such a simple idea that turns out to be massively useful. One of the top 5 must-have extensions out there.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3). 

CustomizeGoogle

All searches should stream Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The streaming search results feature is just awesome. No more next page clicking; just scroll one big virtual page of every result. This is easily one of the top 5 must-have extensions out there.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.71).