HawkFest

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Name HawkFest
User since June 15, 2009
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View Cookies

Very good add-on to current FF functionality Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice upgrade to the current FF functionality. Not only is it more ergonomic than FF's own access to cookies, it also adds a new function to the later. Indeed, those who say that "page info" already gives access to the SAME cookie functionality are plain wrong: it shows up all cookies, whereas the current plugin shows only those pertaining to the current web page. Nice!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.10.1). 

View Cookies

Nice ergonomic upgrade to FF's functionality Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks a lot for this nice ergonomic upgrade of the browser's cookie functionality! now instead of going throught the securiy tab then click on another button, it's integrated as a new tab. IMHO, it's better thus it's an excellent plugin. For those who find this useless, well then just don't download it and go rate something else...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.10.1). 

Image Zoom

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have Firefox 3.5.5. After installing the plugin, just before restarting Firefox, I can see the plugin in the list with the mention that I need to restart Firefox. After doing so, the plugin does not appear in the plugin list, and no image zoom functionality is present, as if nothing had been installed. That's why I gave it the lowest evaluation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Very good but not perfect... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a MUST HAVE plugin, very well designed... Except for its coding: it becomes evident in regards to the sidebar activation/deactivation. For instance, if it is configured so that the activation is done via a mouse hover solely when the window is maximized or in full-screen mode, AND the menu item View/activate-deactivate sidebar is disabled, then while in full-screen/maximized mode we can see the sidebar as well as we can't hover the mouse to close/open it, which is ok (it seems to be relevant only for sidepanels, not the toolbar itself, thus the view menu option is effective). HOWEVER, this is true as long as no side-panel is opened, else the mouse hovering closes/opens the sidebar even though the configuration expresses the opposite - the configuration gets lost in Oblivion whenever the side panel gets opened. Another example: whenever we have the later setup with the fifference of enabling the View-activate/deactivate sidebar menu option, not only we get the same behavior, but also it happens while NOT in full screen mode or maximized window even though the configuration option states the opposite behaviour (to hover solely while in maximized/full screen mode).

In conclusion, the behavior of the side pannel is really hard to fully control in some consistent and clear manner: its code design should be revisited.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.10). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Excellent but not perfect.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a MUST HAVE plugin, very well designed... Except for its coding: it becomes evident in regards to the sidebar activation/deactivation. For instance, if it is configured so that the activation is done via a mouse hover solely when the window is maximized or in full-screen mode, AND the menu item View/activate-deactivate sidebar is disabled, then while in full-screen/maximized mode we can see the sidebar as well as we can't hover the mouse to close/open it, which is ok (it seems to be relevant only for sidepanels, not the toolbar itself, thus the view menu option is effective). HOWEVER, this is true as long as no side-panel is opened, else the mouse hovering closes/opens the sidebar even though the configuration expresses the opposite - the configuration gets lost in Oblivion whenever the side panel gets opened. Another example: whenever we have the later setup with the fifference of enabling the View-activate/deactivate sidebar menu option, not only we get the same behavior, but also it happens while NOT in full screen mode or maximized window even though the configuration option states the opposite behaviour (to hover solely while in maximized/full screen mode).

In conclusion, the behavior of the side pannel is really hard to fully control in some consistent and clear manner: its code design should be revisited.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.10). 

ScrapBook

Leit Motiv! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can't live without this tool. Not only for my personal use in organising notes and web content for offline browsing (you can even add text to content and reorganise-suppress block structure), or for organizing bookmarks out of the default FF bookmark management facility.... Having multiple scrapbooks is soooo convenient for any collaborative environment, just target some mapped networked drive/folder, and there you go, every one having user access to that folder can share notes, bookmarks, even procedural documents if you don't have other intranet means deployed at your small-to-medium office... I've never tried this in a concurrent environment though, and I wonder if some collision mechanism has been integrated... I'll try it at my office, however it would still be very handy in read only mode, many contexts are applicable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3.9). 

Online Bookmark Manager - StartAid

Localized hosting? Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Two stars because of the following major and legit concern: are we obliged to open an account on your web site to share bookmarks? I mean, the source bookmark file could reside on a local or private FTP/Web hosting (SFTP or SHTTP for instance, and the pluging would thus only need the correct URL to fetch the data and synchronize the local bookmark... So, why is this obliging people to a targeyed 3rd party? What's in it to be gained, for a company gathering all that very high valued confidential profiling data, a marketer's (or dictator's) whet dream?... I do not say that it's your hidden agenda, which is why I'm asking to please, create a new version allowing people to host their bookmark file on any medium accessible in read/write via the web, or via any TCP/IP local network for that matter... The plugin would just need to get configured with the correct parameters, replacing the "fixed" one currently targeting your 3rd party server... Then I'll gladly download your plugin and make a donation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.4).