gumby32

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Name gumby32
User since October 29, 2009
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X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Found new Twitter script 2012-10-19 on web site http://xnotifier.tobwithu.com/scripts.php;
Twitter icon no longer grayed out — but script still fails to open Twitter.
Getting closer, but still needs more work. Sigh...
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I posted the above review about Webmail Notifier v 2.9.13 on 18 October, and in keeping with the developer's history of deleting unfavorable reviews, he deleted it sometime in the past few days, so I am compelled to post it yet again.

Having said that, I will offer the following update:

I found that with Mozilla's release of X-Notifier (formerly Webmail Notifier) v3.0 yesterday, the Twitter script dated 2012-10-19 does now work properly — BUT only if users re-install the script from scratch. I had to do that for Comcast and Facebook scripts as well.

Why? Apparently because the renamed X-Notifier add-on stores scripts in a different folder within your Firefox profile. The new folder is named "xnotifier" rather than the old "wmn" subfolder. Users must apparently refresh all scripts in order to place those scripts into the correct new folder.

Why are users compelled to go through such hoops? Just so the add-on can be renamed? Sheesh! Give me a break. The new add-on finally works as well as the old one used to, so I am very happy about that. However, I remain irritated with having my reviews deleted, and I am equally unhappy with the unnecessary and unpublicized complications resulting from the new add-on name change.
[Deleted yet again and re-posted on 28 Oct 2012]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

WebMail Notifier v2.9.13 (on Firefox v16.0.1) is one of my two or three most valuable add-ons: it serves as my gateway to internet communications (Comcast mail, Yahoo mail, Google mail, Facebook, and Twitter).

Alas: WMN access to Twitter suddenly stopped tonight. Perhaps a new update to the Twitter script is necessary. It must be exasperating trying to keep up with all the changes made by all these different sites. Keep up the good work, though; hope to get Twitter back soon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.9.13.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Aeon Clouds

Might work with FF14.0 but not 14.0.1 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

For several years now, Aeon Clouds has been my absolute favorite Firefox theme. However, I just updated Firefox to version 14.0.1 today, and much to my dismay, Aeon Clouds 5.0 no longer worked.

When I opened the jar file in an archive program to look at the "install.rdf" file inside, I was surprised to see that the maxVersion value was set to 5.*. Not sure why Aeon Clouds worked properly with all versions of Firefox through 13.0.1, but it has now inexplicably stopped working with FF 14.0.1. I did manage to edit the maxVersion value to 14.*, but only WinZip and 7-Zip retained the edit change; IZArc, FilZip, PeaZip, and TugZip all failed to preserve the edited file.

For the benefit of all users, it sure would be worthwhile if the jar file could be updated in such a way that Aeon Clouds will work for newer versions of Firefox without any manual intervention.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

T-Bird Titlebar Tweaker

Location, location, location Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Made the mistake of updating to Thunderbird 11.0 today. T-Bird's new format (tabs above the main menu bar) seems to condemn T-Bird Titlebar Tweaker's titlebar to the bottom of the screen even if the option "Top" is selected. Has anyone else experienced this problem? More importantly, has anyone figured out how to restore T-BTT's titlebar to the top where it righfully belongs?
---------------- Updated 15 March 2012 ----------
In response to the developer's incredibly prompt reply to my original posting, I tried T-Bird Titlebar Tweaker v6.6 this morning. Lo and behold: it fixes the titlebar placement perfectly. Unfortunately, my Mail Toolbar is now a garish blue color which clashes violently with my walnut theme. I therefore took the path of least resistance and rolled back to Thunderbird 10.0.2 and T-Bird Titlebar Tweaker 6.0 where everything is perfect once again. No more Thunderbird updates for me.

If I may editorialize a bit, as an ordinary end user I am fed up with Mozilla's rapid release program that upsets the apple cart every six weeks for little or no appreciable gain. I resent having to expend gobs of time after each major release editing the "maxVersion" values in a bunch of "install.rdf" files within the xpi archives to see if I can get certain add-ons to work again -- and then searching for alternative addons when those tweaks fail. I can only imagine the agony you developers must go through trying to keep up with all of the necessary programming changes.

You've got a marvelous add-on here; I wish you the best of luck dealing with Mozilla in the future.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0). 

X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

What's in a name? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Am using FF 9.0.1 and with WebMail Notifier 2.8.3 but made the mistake of upgrading to WMN 2.9. Now I can no longer access my gmail accounts of the format firstname.lastname@gmail.com. Add-on not particular: fails on computers with Win XP Home (SP 3) and Windows 7 Professional (64-bit).
Rolled back to v2.8.3 and everything works again. Hope to see this problem fixed in next upgrade.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.9.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Update Scanner

Sudden Work Stoppage Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Starting yesterday, Update Scanner (v3.1.8 on FF 9.0.1) stopped displaying any pages. It still scans the sites and records the difference, but whenever I click a link, a blank page appears for every site. Happens both in Windows XP and Windows 7.

Anyone else experiencing this problem? Anyone know the fix? What has for years been one of my two or three most valuable add-ons has suddenly become useless.

I installed 3.1.8 in August and updated to FF 9.0.1 on 22 Dec; everything has worked fine since then until yesterday, so it was not any recent update action on my part. I'm adrift at sea!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.8.1-signed). 

DownThemAll!

Kudos to barvaz Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Kudos to barvaz for the insightful tip on getting DownThemAll to work in SeaMonkey 2.5. I knew about changing the maxVersion value in the install.rdf file but did not know about the META-INF folder. Deleting that folder made all the difference: DTA now works in SeaMonkey on my pc, too.
Great tip; many thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

DownThemAll!

Does not work in SeaMonkey 2.5 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

One of my half-dozen or so most indispensable add-ons. Unfortunately, while version 2.0.8 works in SeaMonkey 2.4, it fails in SeaMonkey 2.5.

Changing the maxVersion value in the install.rdf file to 2.5 produces an error message "The add-on downloaded from unknown host could not be installed because it appears to be corrupt."

Please update soon to enable this otherwise marvelous add-on to work properly in SeaMonkey 2.5.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8.1-signed). 

Aeon Clouds

Oops! My mistake Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In my previous review, I meant to say the problem is in the add-on manager, not icon manager. Sorry.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Aeon Clouds

Slight tweak needed Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just installed Firefox 6.0.1. In the icon manager, version 5.0 of Aeon Cloud fails to display at least three icons to the left: the ones indicating extensions/add-ons, appearance/themes, and plugins. This has long been my theme of choice: clear icons perfectly sized, soothing color, etc. As of now, this mild quirk is the only reason I did not award 5 stars. Hope to see a fix soon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0). 

X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

Advance to the Rear Rated 1 out of 5 stars

WMN version 2.7.10 (with FF 5) does not access gmail even though I have enabled auto login. Had to revert back to version 2.7.9. Exasperating; if I cannot access my three gmail accounts, this add-on becomes useless.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.10.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Add-on Update Checker

Kudos Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I, too, was perturbed with Mozilla for the same reason as the developer: updates performed behind the user's back without any prior notification. This annoying practice occurred not only with Firefox but with Thunderbird and SeaMonkey as well. Add-on Update Checker 1.3 perfectly resolves the problem for all three programs.

I heartily agree with the previous reviewers: this add-on splendidly fills the void left by the demise of Update Notifier. While it is puzzling how the add-on is hosted on a Mozilla.org web site with a disclaimer that "This add-on has not been reviewed by Mozilla," many thanks are in order to the developer for a job well done!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1-signed). 

X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

Web Mail Icons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

With the latest update (2.7.5), the Yahoo icon no longer displays properly. (Google's Gmail icon seems to be OK almost all of the time.) Instead, I see only the dreaded yellow triangle with an exclamation point inside. I would like to see Yahoo's purple Y favicon restored. I find this highly ironic because the release note claims to have "fixed icon cache." Not so, apparently.

I reported this bug via the forum as the developer requests, but that appears to be an exercise in futility: no response was forthcoming.

Overall, an extremely useful add-on. However, users must be prepared for some frustration in getting meaningful responses when attempting to report bugs. And if past history is any indication, this review will be removed within hours, forcing me to post it again a few hours after that. Something to look forward to...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.5.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

IE Tab Plus (FF 5+, 4+, 3.6+)

Adware becomes Nagware Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Whenever I select any option without adware activated (i.e., Basic Mode or else Full Mode with Support Price Comparison unchecked), the option window keeps popping up from time to time even after restarting Firefox. The clear intent is to "encourage" users to change their selection because the only apparent way to suppress this window is to allow the adware.

I have been a long-time user of IE Tab from back in the days when it was Coral IE Tab. I am no fan of adware, but I will sometimes tolerate it if the program's functionality is worthwhile. However, this program has now crossed over into the realm of nagware, and that I will not tolerate. As I am unwilling to keep track of which version is adware-free and which isn't, I have taken the path of least resistance by uninstalling this product altogether and will never use it again. Too bad; it was nice while it lasted.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.95.20100932). 

X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

Discounts Yahoo Folders Rated 3 out of 5 stars

In general, I like and appreciate this add-on. However, there is one shortcoming I would like to see corrected. I have created several folders in yahoo mail with rules that direct incoming mail to the applicable folder. WebMail notifier apparently does not recognize new mail in yahoo sub-folders: it seems to count new mail only if it is in the parent yahoo folder. As a result, WebMail Notifier erroneously reports no new mail when in fact I have several new emails awaiting in folders. Sigh...
[Originally posted 5 October but then *removed for some unknown reason.* Apparently only glowing tributes dripping with platitudes are allowed to remain: "I love this add-on!" "Best add-on ever!" Gag me with the proverbial spoon...]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

ProCon Latte Content Filter

Refine Whitelist Feature Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Heartily agree with Wilfred (17 September 2008): need to add whitelist feature for words/phrases, not just URLs. Presently, there appears to be no way to permit harmless phrases like "pussy willow" or "pussy cat" if the word "pussy" is among the blocked words. (Or how to allow "Super Bowl XXXI" if "xxx" is blocked?!?).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.9.8x). 

NewsFox

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The Group feature performs awkwardly. I could only drop-and-drag one feed at a time; I had to continually close and then re-open the Group Options window to move an additional feed. Users should be able to move multiple feeds at on time.

On top of that, the grouped feeds appear not only in the new Group, but they also remain in the parent menu as well. That seems like an exercise in redundancy.

For people with a small handful of feeds, this add-on can be very useful. However, for users with large numbers of feeds that need to be grouped, there are better choices for off-line readers (e.g., RSS Owl among others).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6). 

X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

No Default Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Assigning default accounts does not appear to work. I have multiple Gmail and Yahoo accounts, but when I click on the status bar icon, Webmail Notifier opens the first alphabetical account in Gmail and the first alphabetical account in Yahoo. It ignores the Gmail and Yahoo accounts that are marked as the defaults. (This is the second time I have submitted this review; why was the first review posted on Dec 26 removed???)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1). 

Folderpane Tools

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I loved this extension when it worked in Thunderbird 2.0.0.23. However, I also experienced the "XML parsing error" after installing Thunderbird 3. Now I use the extension "Manually sort folders" instead.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.5.1). 

MR Tech Toolkit

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This has been the most invaluable of all the 40+ extensions I use in Firefox and Thunderbird. However, I recently updated Thunderbird to version 3.0 only to find that the custom window title feature of the MR Tech Toolkit extension (version 6.0.4) appears not to work any more. The custom variables I use (DefaultTitle, Version, and Profile) all show the correct values in the option window listing. However, whether I use those values or hard-wire a custom window title with no variables at all, custom titles no longer appear in Thunderbird's title bar. Only Thunderbird's default title appears. And yes, I have checked the "Use custom custom window below" option; my same exact settings work perfectly in Firefox version 3.5.6, and they also used to work fine with Thunderbird 2.0.0.23. (If it makes any difference, I am still lumbering along with Windows XP.)

Has anyone else reported a similar problem, or am I doing something wrong unique to me?