MAK

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Name MAK
Location Arizona
User since March 5, 2007
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Unable to install Rated 2 out of 5 stars

When I click the install button I get a popup window from the url bar saying, "The addon cannot be installed...it appears to be corrupt."

Bookmarks Toolbar Restyled

Pale Moon support Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am one of the users who has this installed in my Firefox v44 but recently I switched to Pale Moon because of the changes Mozilla is making in Firefox v46.

Your older versions of this addon work in Pale Moon (kind of) but it lacks a lot of the features.

Can you please make your addon (all the features) work for Pale Moon v26+ ?

Thank you.

Tabs Always In Titlebar

Works in Pale Moon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I just installed this right now and it works in the most current version of Pale Moon v26.0.2 x64(bit) on Windows 10 (not Insider Preview).

Redirect to DuckDuckGo

I see you got your changes made... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice job on the addon, you keep me away from Google, for that I thank you. =)

But I need to uninstall this now, for the time being. I use Bing.com as my default search (I need my Bing!) but this addon is redirecting from Bing.com now too.

I know you also said you were planning to add support for other search engines too so I guess Bing was one of those. Perhaps one day you will have an options area where we can choose which search engines this addon redirects us away from.

EDIT: I edited your extension to remove the redirect from Bing.com which turned this into an unsigned addon.

When FF v46 releases I will either have to stop using Firefox and use Palemoon instead or I will have to stop at FF v45 because when FF v46 comes out Mozilla is removing the ability to temporarily enable the install of unsigned addons. Hopefully you will add the option of letting us choose which search engines we want to use and not have them redirected.

EDIT 2: There you are, good morning. I know you are currently blocking Google, Bing and Yahoo. I just came back to say that your addon still allows Yahoo.com to load even though the search button there doesn't do anything. If I try to search for something on Yahoo from the search bar your addon redirects but it doesn't stop me from going to Yahoo.com like it does for Google and Bing.

You should set up a support email. =)

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Redirect to DuckDuckGo

Gave this a try Rated 4 out of 5 stars

You may want to mention in the addon description that this only works from the search bar and the address bar.

The first place I tried this addon of course was from Google's homepage and it didn't re-direct. I didn't expect it to work here, I just wanted to see if it would.

It did re-direct when setting Google as my Firefox's default search engine although it did list the full Google search results first, then it did the re-direct a couple of seconds later.

But it does work, it does re-direct your search away from Google if done from the search bar or the address bar.

I have DuckDuckGo as one of my search providers and in the back of my mind I always know I should be using it instead of Google (I use Bing all the time but once in a great while I look something up in Google) so even though I know I don't want to use Google, I was just too lazy to switch my search bar's default to DuckDuckGo.

Now I don't need to worry, this addon does it for me. Nicely done. Thanks for making this.

I wonder though, since the Google search results still displays even for a brief moment, I would think Google still keeps track of what we searched for since it spit out a list of search results. It'd be nice if this bypassed Google altogether. =)

Shhh, don't tell Google (what we searched for) hehe.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

OverlayScrollbars

Nice but not what I was expecting. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I do like the thinner look I just thought they would disappear and reappear on mouse-over (what I was hoping for). That didn't happen so I thought maybe that would have been a separate setting in the options but being a very small and minimalistic addon, there are no options. =)

Oh well, still nice and I still have it installed. Thanks for making this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.27). 

Popup Search Engines

Was so close to being perfect for me Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I ended up uninstalling this addon as it is unusable for me after all despite what I said in my very first review of this addon.

It's unusable for me because with it's default configuration of selecting text and the pop-up menu appears (it works perfectly) but it constantly gets in the way when I am writing comments or reviews and trying to make edits. Anytime I select text that menu pops up and sometimes right on top of the very thing I am trying to edit.

If I change the behavior so that the menu only pops up when I use a modifier-key well, that doesn't work at all for me. I tried using shift, and then ctrl, and then alt but anytime I select text while using those modifier keys the popup menu flashes on screen and appears for only a split-second. I cannot click any search engine because the pop-up menu disappears so fast.

The default instant search feature (see my previous reviews) simply doesn't work properly and the author has stopped responding when we got to that part in our discussion and the addon hasn't been updated yet to fix that.

Again, let me re-iterate - this addon would have been so perfect and was exactly what I wanted.

This addon does work as long as you don't mind the default instant searches using Firefox's default search engine, and the pop-up menu portion of this addon is great as long as you don't highlight text or links (for some other purpose) because that pop-up menu gets in the way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2).  This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.

Persona Switcher

Misbehaving in Firefox 44. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Since the update Persona Switcher has been a little bit wonky. I had it set so that when I hover over a persona in the list it would briefly change the browser so that I can see what it looks like. I cannot use that part of it anymore because Persona Switcher's button menu twitches and blinks and most of the time the changes in appearance doesn't work, the menu keeps closing too. Also, Firefox's Default appears in the list twice now.

If I turn off the previews of the different personas, Persona Switcher's menu is usable but Default still appears twice.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Bookmark Rater

FYI: This still works in FF 44.0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Just so you know this still works in the current version of Firefox 44.0.

-When saving a bookmark by double-clicking the star button in the url, you can rate it there.
-When right-clicking a bookmark that was already saved but never rated (before you got the addon for example) you can rate it there.
-Right-clicking bookmarks and sorting your bookmarks by rating works.
-The only places you see your bookmark ratings is in your bookmark folders on your bookmarks toolbar, on bookmarks that are in your bookmarks menu, and in the tooltip for a bookmark, when hovering over a bookmark that was already rated.

You will NOT see the bookmark ratings in the bookmarks sidebar or in the bookmarks manager or in the bookmarks properties window. I think these three places that you don't see them is because the author never made it work that way originally.

I also don't think these ratings can be saved at all, again because I don't think the author ever took it that far. So I doubt you can save your bookmarks to a html or json file and restore them later.

But if you want to rate your bookmarks that appear on your bookmarks toolbar (in folders) or rate bookmarks that you can see in your bookmarks menu - this works.

I gave this addon a 3-star rating because of the short-comings I mentioned and for the author not actively keeping this updated or responding to reviews.

Site Searcher

This is exactly what I am looking for, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is exactly the addon I need however I prefer to use Bing instead.

Can you make this so we can choose which search engine to use in the options or is it already in the options?

I haven't installed this yet since it appears to not be working as of right now according to what someone else says.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5). 

Facebook Sidebar

Thank you Baris! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for making the Twitter App extension and also this Facebook Sidebar extension.

I am using Windows 10 and have the Facebook and Twitter apps from the Windows Store installed. I would resize them (Twitter on the left side of my monitor and Facebook on the right side of my monitor) and then I would resize my Firefox browser window to fit in between them.

Now that I found your two addons I am thrilled not having to use those apps anymore but I really hope you can help me. Currently I cannot have both of your apps open at the same time (Twitter on left and Facebook on right) -- Can you make it so we can have both open at the same time? Can you make it the way Delicious.com does their Firefox extension? Delicious puts their sidebar on the right and we can use the normal sidebar on the left.

It would be nice to have both open at the same time.

Thanks

Owl - For comfortable reading

Owl at browser startup! Nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I apologize, come to think of it I did not check options for this addon and should have. Thanks for having already included the option for Owl starting up when the browser starts.

As far as Flickr goes, that classic setting works for the homepage. When I go to my photostream (the page where I see all my photos that I've uploaded), classic theme still doesn't work there.

EDIT: Lol, funny - on Flickr's homepage I have to use Owl's classic theme, but on the photostream page I have to turn classic theme off and it works.

You have checkboxes in the Owl toolbar button for "Use classic theme on this website" and "Disable Owl for this website" -- can you maybe add those same options at page level too? Such as "Use classic theme on this webpage", and "Disable Owl for this webpage"? I think those "page-level" options might help cover every scenario.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Popup Search Engines

Yeah, conflicting values Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Here is what you were asking for:

browser.search.defaultenginename; (DEFAULT) Google
browser.search.defaultenginename.US; (USER SET) Bing

I changed the first value from Google to Bing and it worked using your addon but it is still an issue. If I go up to my search bar and set Wikipedia as my default search engine now and use your addon to do an instant search it now goes to Bing, not Wikipedia. It's the same exact scenario as before.

I don't want to have to keep going to about:config and manually changing that all the time.

I'll just do without the "instant default search" and just use your regular pop-up window to choose instead.

Your addon doesn't seem to be picking up on the search engine we set as default within the Search Bar itself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Popup Search Engines

Here is a screenshot Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Here is a screenshot of what we are talking about. This is a Flickr link: https://flic.kr/p/Dn64wy

In my last reply I said "Bing is my default" -- I selected those words to use your context-search addon and you can see it went to Google even though Bing is set as my default.

I am using Firefox v43.0.4 which is the most current release (not Developer).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Popup Search Engines

Yeah that worked Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well kind of.

Bing is my default but when I do this it searches Google as if it was the default.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Popup Search Engines

Finally! A context-search I actually like! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have tried oh so many context-search addons and I was never pleased with any of them until I tried this one.

So many others have numerous context-menu entries, or limit the choices of places to search from, or worse... add so many I would never in a million years use.

Thanks for keeping this simple.

EDIT: I admit I am having trouble getting the default search to work. You said to highlight the words using the right mouse button but you (I) cannot select words with the right mouse button. If I select words like normal with the left mouse button your normal pop-up menu appears. If I ignore that and right-click the highlighted (selected) words I get the normal page context menu and not your instant immediate default search.

EDIT #2: Yeah that worked thanks.

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

Owl - For comfortable reading

I just love this addon so much! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for making Owl! This helps my failing and tired eyesight so much!

You're the best!

EDIT:

I haven't used this a lot, or at many websites yet since I just found this addon today, but I can tell you it does not work at all on Flickr.com, that site completely disappears. I have to turn Owl off to use Flickr.

I also noticed that if I have Owl set to on, and reload pages for a brief moment it flashes in the normal white background, I guess you have no control over that, it'd be nice if it flashed the same color background that Owl uses.

I also noticed that Owl doesn't keep it's ON/Off setting between browser sessions. Since finding Owl, I keep it ON all the time but when I restart the browser it switches back to the normal blinding white background and I have to turn Owl on again. Can you at least make it so Owl starts up in the ON position if that is what we last set it as?

Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Places Maintenance

A little help in understanding please Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I know I can't be the only person who is not quite sure what exactly these "places" category of addons do.

What's the difference between cleaning the databases and vacuuming the databases?

Does this addon do the navigation bar history too or no?

Thanks.

PlacesCleaner

A little help in understanding please Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I know I can't be the only person who is not quite sure what exactly these "vacuum places" category of addons do.

What's the difference between cleaning the databases and vacuuming the databases?

Another review mentioned that the navigation bar wasn't cleared out (my phrasing), so does this addon do the navigation bar history too or no?

Thanks.

Bookmark Duplicate Cleaner

A toolbar button would be nice! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have my title bar and menu bar hidden. I don't ever like having to use the menu bar at all, but for this addon I need to in order to run your addon to check for duplicates.

Can you please add a toolbar button for this? I am not a big fan of using keybinds/shortcuts either but a toolbar button would be perfect.

Having options/choices are great, no?

=)