Jack Toering

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Name Jack Toering
User since March 5, 2007
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View as Text [DEPRECATED]

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

- It does not show up on any of the sub-menus other than Add-Ons.
- It does NOT work to view the page you are looking at, no matter where you right-click.
- You must first make up a web page with a link on it to the page you want to "View as Text". Then you need to right-click on that link before you will see "View as Text" as a menu selection.
- What it outputs is the same information you get when you right-click on the active page and select "View Source".

Google Translator for Firefox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's the only one that works. It's fast, and it works for selections or the page. However, it doesn't work nearly as well as Chrome when it comes to working with foreign languages. With Chrome, it does all aspects of the page, including the sidebars with links, and when you click a link it will translate that page. You can navigate normally as if you weren't translating at all, thus providing a seamless browsing experience in another language. Nothing in Firefox is available to do anything close to that. It's kinda like Google Maps on hand-held devices. Google Maps works on about anything, but they only work right on Android. Of course Firefox has a plethora of plugins that Chrome doesn't, which is the reason that I use it. In summary, if you just need some specific text translated, this works. If you need to research articles and related pages in a foreign language, fire up Chrome and paste the URL in there.

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


Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work. It needs to be pretty simple for this to work. It's nothing you could depend on working for it when you need it. I don't care if it does try to use Google to translate the page.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I've used FirefTP for years for FTP, and it works good. It lists SFTP as a feature. I told people it had SFTP, when they couldn't make it work I figured they just did something wrong. Today, while setting up a new Windows 7 machine, I had to use SFTP. It didn't work. Too many authentication failures it said. I doubted that very much. I downloaded Filezilla, a program I had never used before, and it connected instantly. Installed WinSCP set it up for SFTP, and tried it. Connected instantly. Turned off the firewall and tried FireFTP again. Same error.

I also don't like it that it keeps trying to connect every 10 seconds until the server blacklists you. There is not way to stop it. The old one doesn't do that. Disconnect doesn't work, abort doesn't work. You have to close the tab to get out of it. If that's the new default, it loses another vote.

Next I went back to my old XP machine where I had been using FireFTP for years.. Same 2.04 version. I set up SFTP there as well. Didn't work there either, but at least it didn't keep trying to make a connection after it failed.

Due to the work-from-anywhere culture we live in, it's not healthy to work with unencrypted connections at public hotspots. If you must manually distribute keys etc. to make it work, from any practical viewpoint, it has no SFTP.. This is for FTP only

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IE Tab V2 (Enhanced IE Tab)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm a web developer, so I really appreciate the ability to be able to switch rapidly between IE and FF. The plug in I was using to do this in the past didn't have a version for Firefox 4, so I tried this. It's stable, but it doesn't render pages properly like the real IE so I removed it and will go looking for another. I used a one star because this is one of those products that either works or it doesn't for it's intended purpose, and it didn't.

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User Agent Switcher

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It installs displaying browsers I don't have. Has an add dialog box, but no way to browse and add. Talks about import and exporting profiles for browsers so you can import them. Uninstalled. Web Developer by the same author is my favorite add-on. What a surprise this was.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.11).