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|Location||Pasadena, CA USA|
|User since||April 29, 2008|
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Finally, a version of Qute that works with modern Firefox versions! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I'll never understand why Mozilla decided to take their nice looking browser and turn it into one of the ugliest pieces of software I can think of. To make matters worse, they've gone out of their way to make it difficult for users to replace their crappy, monochrome interface. Sure, there are color themes, but most of them don't work completely, and there's almost always some part of the default, monochrome theme that persists. Australis has made things even worse!
Finally, however, Qute has been updated to work with modern versions of Firefox, and, when combined with 'Classic Theme Restorer', it not only brings color back to the main Firefox interface, but also adds an extensive set of color menu icons to the browser!
I wanted to give this five stars, but there's a problem with some of the interface icons. When setting the navigation bar icons to large, (#nav-bar[iconsize='large']), in 'Classic Theme Restorer', the Back button is broken. Instead of showing a large Back button, it shows the small Back button, preceded by a portion of whichever toolbar icon comes before it in the toolbar iconset. (It's hard to explain without a screenshot.) Hopefully this will be fixed in the next version of this GREAT theme!!
I'm on Windows 8 x64, running FF 36.0.1.
EDIT (2015/03/13): magicp, before I create a new profile (because I won't have time to do so right now), is there some place I can send you a screenshot? I believe that would help you, although I get your reason for wanting me to try a new profile. I'll do so as soon as I can, but it may be a while.
Thank you for your responses to our reviews! They make clear your active interest in making this the best theme you possibly can. As far as themes go, that's a breath of fresh air! :-)
One of the "essentials"! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of those extensions that ought to be built into Firefox. It's absolutely essential, since copying link text is a nightmare without it.
Unfortunately, as of FF 34, Copy Link Text has a conflict with Menu Editor, another essential extension, as far as I'm concerned! As long as Menu Editor is enabled, Copy Link Text doesn't show up in any of the menus.
I hope this gets fixed soon. I rely on both of these extensions, and I'm not sure I can choose which one to live without!
There doesn't seem to be any way to contact the author other than through these reviews. The support site is GitHub, which seems to be more a developer resource than a support request resource, but I'm not sure. Is there a way to post there?
Regardless, download and install this extension! All the cool kids are using it! :-D
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Many of us rely on this add-on to use extensions and themes WHICH WORK PERFECTLY WELL in our Mozilla programs. Mozilla insists that any add-on which doesn't explicitly list support for a given version should be disabled without any way for the user to re-enable them! This add-on gets rid of that ridiculous "feature" of Mozilla software.
Naturally, the ability to test add-ons, and mark whether or not they still work with a given version of Firefox, Thunderbird, etc., OUGHT to be built in to the software. Since it's not, this extension is critical!
Given that, I'm very disappointed that support for Thunderbird (and Seamonkey) was dropped as of version 2.0.
Furthermore, seeing that many other reviewers would like to know why as well, I really wish the author would tell us why he felt the need to drop this support.
A great, useful add-on, with some annoying interface errors Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I really love this add-on, but simply can't give it five stars. This is due to just a few problems, mostly with the interface.
First the good news, this is a relatively easy to use translation tool that gives you a ton of different ways to get your translation, including FOUR different translation services: PROMPT, Babylon, Google Translate, and Microsoft. Having more than one service is great, because it allows you to compare the translations and pick the best one.
There are also numerous ways to access it, including simply using the context menu or installing a toolbar button.
The bad news is that the interface has some really annoying problems!
To begin with, there is the selection of source and target languages. You can set up the program to use the same source language and same target language for all translations. Or you can use the auto-detect source language setting, a much easier way to go.
The problem is with the target language and the target language setting!
My Target Language setting is English. I can choose a different target language for one particular translation, and my Target Language setting is still English. HOWEVER, all future translations will use the NEW target language, ignoring the Target Language setting!
So, choosing a different target even once causes the program to ignore your settings from then on and use the new target, until you manually change the target language back to what is set in the Options.
There are also problems with the main interface window itself.
I have a 24", 1080p monitor. When I first used the program, the translation window text was WAY too small to read comfortably. So I increased the font size. Now, however, every time the window opens, the interface doesn't fit. The entire right end is cut off. It's ridiculous that I have to resize it by hand every time, something that should be automatic.
Furthermore, if I don't resize it, then the window starts to disappear altogether, getting progressively SMALLER each time! Choosing a section of foreign text, I ran a translation on it. The window that opened was 646 x 646 pixels. I closed it and ran the translation again. The window was 454 x 461 pixels. Then 382 x 392 pixels, then 322 x 334, etc., etc.
The interface issues are more annoyances than anything else, but for a program this mature, they simply shouldn't exist!
As a result, I have to take away a star from this incredibly useful add-on!
One of the best! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I couldn't live without this extension! I've been using it for years in both Firefox and Thunderbird, and it's simply one of the best, most useful add-ons I've ever used.
I'm unsure why some are saying it doesn't work in Firefox 29. I'm having no problems with it since upgrading. I'm now using 29.0.1, and it's still working fine for me.
It does seem that there's no active development being done on this, so I'm worried that it will stop working one day soon, but so far so good.
BTW, even though Thunderbird claims it's incompatible with the latest versions (like, the last 24 versions!), it still works perfectly.
You have to disable automatic uninstall of add-ons considered incompatible to get it to install in Thunderbird. (Alternatively, you could edit the install.rdf file to change the maximum version of Thunderbird that it works with.)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
PLEASE update for FF 26+!
Not only does it show you whatever you want to know about your downloads' progress, but it does so in a small, unobtrusive manner that shows you your data without ever getting in the way!
Furthermore, I'm able to scan every file I download without having to manually call my virus scanner! Download Statusbar does it for me.
There is so much more to this little, out of the way extension that you'll find, like me, that you can't live without it!
"Working Fine" button?!? Rated 4 out of 5 stars
What happened to the "Working Fine" interface?!?
It used to be that each add-on had a pulldown menu, with which you could report that an add-on worked just fine with this version of Firefox or, if not, explain any problems!
NOW, however, that pulldown menu is GONE! Instead, each add-on has a "Report Issue" button, which allows you to explain the issues that are preventing it from working correctly.
I'm sorry, but to me the beauty of this extension was the ability report that extensions that were thought to no longer work were, in fact, working well! It's far more likely that the folks at Mozilla, and the add-on developers, KNOW which add-ons are broken in a particular Firefox release!
Being able to report that that their add-ons still worked was KEY! I can't imagine why that was removed!
NOTE: If the "Yes it still works!" reporter was moved somewhere that's not obvious, PLEASE enlighten me!
EDIT: Well, whata you know! There IS a separate interface for reporting that an add-on works! Changing my rating from 3 stars to 4 stars. The old version was definitely a 5 star add-on! This version still loses a star, because SEPARATING the Still Works and Report Issues sections is just silly! The pulldown menu that let you do either made much more sense!
It's back! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Living without this extension has sucked!
I have a TON of mail subfolders! I have created a hierarchy of mail categories, with filters that move every email I receive into the proper folder. If you're like me, you'll find that being able to assign colors to different subfolder categories will make finding the one you need, in a LONG list of folders, faster and easier!
I didn't realize how much I appreciated this extension until it stopped working! SO glad it's back!
Now that I've used it, I can't live without it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Subject line says it all. I really hope the fix can be integrated SOON! I understand WHY the moderators would have deleted the fix, since AMO evaluates add-ons, but they should have at least contacted the author of the add-on before doing so!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The compatibility value should be changed for this add-on, as it works PERFECTLY in TB 24.0!
This is a great extension! It makes reading messages with multiple replies SO much easier, as you can see exactly where one level ends and another level starts.
Stop counting ">"s! Use this instead!
A Goody Bag for your Browser Rated 4 out of 5 stars
As the title says, this is like getting a goody bad for your browser! It includes 'about:' pages that I'll bet most people don't even know exist. I'd give this 5 stars but for one issue...
The description of this addon on the AMO site makes no sense. I actually had to install it to see what it does, since I couldn't figure it out from the description!
This isn't meant as an insult!
Rather, I say this because I think a lot more people would wind up using this very cool addon if they knew what it did! Surely there's someone who can re-translate the German so that the English is more understandable.
Thanks for a great addition to FF!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Just what I've been looking for! A clean theme that uses actual color (other than black or grey) and that employs smooth color gradients for a simple, yet beautiful, 3D effect that isn't obtrusive!
Any chance of making variants using the other colors from the original Outlook 2003 themes? I believe that, in addition to blue, that one also had green and silver varieties.
Edit: I'm not using RSS feeds, but near as I can tell, this IS now working with TB 17.0 Everything else is working perfectly.
Indispensable Rated 5 out of 5 stars
If there's one thing that Firefox could do better, it's how it deals with adding entries to the search box. While it may be trivial for some, others, like myself, find it frustrating, fighting to get the syntax just right! (That's assuming, of course, that the user knows how to this at all.)
Enter this small, but indispensable extension, which lets me add whichever search entries I want, without the hassle of fighting with XML!
Where's the extended description? Rated 2 out of 5 stars
This add-on needs, at the very least, a better description, explaining the security risks of using it! It uses a 3rd party service to convert the HTML to PDF, and, as such, allows your potentially critical information (depending on what it is you're saving, of course) to be seen by persons unknown to you!
This should be explained in a far more detailed manner than just a one sentence description! This is far too critical issue to leave to such a short statement.
Aside from that, my other issue is that some of the pages I've saved, including the Mozilla Add-ons page for this very extension, wind up with words with letters run together due to improperly rendered fonts.
First Rate! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Just want to add my voice to what others have said... This is a first rate add-on! It works as advertised, and does it quickly and simply.
I would like to verify what one other reviewer mentioned, that is that the "Clipboard Contents" menu of the context menu isn't working properly. It will display a clipboard stack, but you are unable to copy items from it. This is a minor issue that doesn't at all detract from the usefulness of the add-on.
I have a SINGLE suggestion/complaint... As this is not from the same author, nor does it work exactly the same as, the original Auto Copy, I suggest that you change the icon for the add-on. It made me think that this was a direct follow-on from the original version. (Not to mention the fact that the original icon was weird and confusing! After many years, I'm still unable to figure out what it's suppose to be. :-) )
Finally, to add to what another reviewer mentioned, the add-on doesn't *always* work with bulleted text. I say "always" because, in fact, it DOES sometimes work! (I'll email this.) Again, something that will no doubt be fixed soon.
Thanks so much for this great addition!
Broken in FF 7 Rated 1 out of 5 stars
The Add-on Compatibility Report lists this as "Reported to work in FF7 by the developer." Unfortunately, that isn't the case. I tried to print some webpages and, although the outlines of boxes, lines, and other graphics showed up, the one thing that was missing was ALL of the text!
Needs a LOT of work to be useful!
Can't live without it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The title says it all. Hoping for a FF4 update soon!
A Cleaner Bookmarks Bar!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I happen to have a very cluttered bookmarks toolbar. Some of these bookmarks are for websites that don't provide their own favicons. With this I've been able to make my own favicons and apply them to my bookmarks so that I can remove their names, making for a MUCH cleaner, favicon only, toolbar. VERY NICE! Thanks for your work.
P.S. Giving 1 star because it doesn't work with a version of Firefox that it SAYS IT DOESN'T WORK WITH?!? REALLY?!? THAT, my friends, is hubris!!