J-Mac

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Name J-Mac
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Toolbar Buttons

Has Always Been a Great Extension; (Still Developed?) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been using this extension for many years. Always has great icons/buttons. Lately I notice that they are very different from the screenshots. I wanted to ask about that but we're not allowed to ask here and the forum where we're directed to is down - has been for a while. Not sure what is happening with the extension. Really busy author? Is it indeed still being developed?
Thanks!
Jim

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Dolphin Connect

Not Working in Firefox 26 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The Dolphin icon showed up right away, but when clicked it shows a blank window. Passing mouse over it indicates there are links there but you can't see them. Definitely not ready for use.

Jim McGowan

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

Auto-Refresh Twitter

Works Well; Minor Issue... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This does just about exactly what it says: keeps adding new tweets as they are received, rather than have a number appear on top and having to manually refresh them.

One issue I am seeing - when the tweets are refreshed the page jumps back to an earlier location instead of leaving you where you are. E.g., if you are reading a tweet halfway down the page and suddenly you find yourself looking at tweets several pages up from where you were reading. Roughly once a minute. Can that be fixed?
Thank you.
Jim

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1.1-signed). 

Toolbar Buttons

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I love this extension, but not when it stops working right after I configure my toolbars. I added a lot of shortcuts, separators, etc., and the next time I open Firefox 9 they're all gone and the extension is disabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1-signed). 

Download Statusbar

Long Time User, But This Must Go Now Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Quiet little popup announcing an update and, oh yeah - new "sponsorship supported" option. But it's not really an option; If you don’t enable it, it enables itself after a few days. Adds referrer to URLs plus something to do with Yahoo. No explanation, home page wiped. Bad news all around. Ditch this crap before you get bit!
Jim

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.9).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Download Statusbar

Long Time User, But This Must Go Now Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Quiet little popup announcing an update and, oh yeah - new "sponsorship supported" option. But it's not really an option; If you don’t enable it, it enables itself after a few days. Adds referrer to URLs plus something to do with Yahoo. No explanation, home page wiped. Bad news all around. Ditch this crap before you get bit!
Jim

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.9). 

FacebookBlocker

Well, It DID Work For Awhile... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This extension worked OK in FF4; missed a lot of sites but it also worked on a fair amount also - and any reduction in FB crap is a good thing! Unfortunately it isn't working at all now on FF5. The extension Manager says it is compatible but it isn't blocking any FB stuff. Anyone know any tweaks to get it working?
Thank you. Jim

Better Gmail 2

Needs an Update!! Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This extension doesn’t really do much anymore - or at least do anything that can't be done with G-Labs or Greasemonkey. Biggest fails are removing the Chat and Invites boxes on the Gmail sidebar - those haven't worked in a long time. Not sure why I still keep this installed as those two non-working features were the only reason I used Better Gmail 2.
Jim

Evernote Web Clipper

NOT Working Correctly in Firefox 4 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

In Firefox 4 it can only clip to the Web, not directly to Evernote on my computer. This is a big change from how it has always worked on previous versions of Firefox. You need to fix this!

Jim

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.0.131046.1-signed). 

Video DownloadHelper

Works Great Sometimes, But Watermarks Ruin It Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Before Firefox 3.6 this was my favorite extension. Downloaded and converted nicely. However I started having lots of problems once 3.6 was released. Twice the icon disappeared and I had to reinstall FF with a new profile to resolve it. Then I got the converter (for a fee no less) and all was fantastic - until FF started crashing again. I uninstalled the extension while trying to diagnose FF and lo and behold an ugly watermark suddenly appeared on all my videos. So this wasn’t worth it after all; now I have a bunch of downloaded and converted videos with watermarks in them. I had to find another way to get my videos, one that doesn’t have a built-in "death penalty".
Thank you.

Jim

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.8.3.1-signed). 

Google SSL Search

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The only thing good about Google SSL Search is the ability to disable Google Suggest and Autocomplete. Yet this add-on by default includes them.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100625). 

CuteMenus - Crystal SVG

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Thunderbird 3.17 will not allow it to be installed - says it's not compatible. What's up? Has development stopped?

About This Site

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Anyone know if this is working on 3.6? Either way, I've enjoyed this extension immensely, Gina!
Thanks!
Jim

About This Site

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hey Gina - I have missed this extension so much - when did you update it? Very nice! Thank you!
Jim

PermaTabs Mod

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Don't put your perma-tabbed pages at the left of the tab bar. Perma-Tab apparently just counts to get the tab location rather than know what the content is. E.g., if an add-on is updated when you start Firefox it often opens its home page or info page at the extreme left. This will replace the content of the Perma-Tab that was there and push all else to the right, requiring you to un-Perma-Tab that tab and start over. Frustrating.

Jim

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.2). 

Fast Dial

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This was a nice add-on until today's (1/5/2009) update. What a mess! My tab bar was over-sized, seach engine changed, and when I open the Add-Ons window and try to click on Fast Dial options it keeps disappearing. Almost like it let something bad loose on my machine. Developer should not have let this junk out without testing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.15).