David Bolton

About me

Developer Information
Name David Bolton
Homepage http://davidbolton.info/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Accentor

Type international characters using simple keyboard shortcuts

Rated 1 out of 5 stars (2)
19 users

My Reviews

Show My Password

Works great except it moves cursor Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The feature that reveals the password when hovering over the password field is very convenient except for one thing: it ignores the current cursor position or selection and moves the cursor to the beginning, which is unfortunate if you are getting ready to type.

Saved Password Editor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Enables manual editing of the password manager (for the many times that Firefox fails to pick up a username/password).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.1). 

Local Filesystem Links

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Latest version works with local HTML pages and internal network HTML pages in addition regular web pages. Thanks for the new feature!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.99.22). 

DuckDuckGo (HTTP)

HTTPS and works well with reloads Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The so-called "HTTP" version of DuckDuckGo is actually HTTPS now. It looks like the description and screenshots are out of date. Could a developer clarify? Is this version now as private as the SSL versions of DuckDuckGo?

I prefer this version because it creates URLs for each search term (e.g. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=searchterm ). The SSL versions of DuckDuckGo just use the generic URL ( https://duckduckgo.com/ ) which means any time you reload the page, Firefox interrupts you with a dialog asking if you want to resend data. If you are on an unreliable connection where reloads are frequently necessary, this version of DuckDuckGo is much more convenient.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20120418). 

HTML 5 Validator

Works Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works as advertised, but only on live webpages (not local files), and the context menu appears even for pages that are not declared as HTML 5.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1). 

Readability

Look to other addons Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Attempts to monetize this extension have changed Readability from an enjoyable experience to an annoyance. Frequent updates seem only intended to force you to visit their web page asking for donations or sign up for stuff (their web page opens automatically for every update). There is also an invasion of privacy that never existed before. It sends information to the developer every time you use the extension. Look at the other reviews (below) for suggestions of other addons that do the same job without the annoyances.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

Extended Copy Menu (fix version)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great and a nice replacement for the incompatible "Copy Plain Text" add-on.

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

Support unresponsive Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Addon used to work well but stopped working a few weeks ago ("Error While Syncing"). It is not clear where we can ask for help. The Mozilla Support website says to not ask questions about Firefox Sync there. This web page suggests asking questions on "Get Satisfaction" instead. I didn't receive an any response when I asked for help on "Get Satisfaction".

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

bug489729 (Disable detach and tear off tab)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works wonderfully! Thank you

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

Calculator

Latest version compatible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just tested Calculator 1.1.15 on Firefox 3.5 and it works well. To get the very latest version go to the (mis-)labeled link at the bottom of the page called "Older versions". It looks like the latest version is sitting in a review queue.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.15). 

autoHideStatusbar

Wonderful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon implements behavior I've wanted for a long time (before I knew this addon existed).

The default settings could be better. I increased the "sensitivity" to better match the height of the status bar, shortened delay to 200 ms and shortened the hover delay to 200 ms.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.4). 

Graphing Calculator Toolbar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Graphing works great.

I have code on that with convert caret symbols to the javascript pow() function. (It looks like this is what the first two commentators were having trouble with).

Contact me if you are interesting in using it.

http://davidbolton.info/math/notation_converter/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.91).