Mendojoe

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Name Mendojoe
User since April 22, 2008
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My Reviews

GMail Checker

Gmail Checker 2.6.3 FAILING Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It was working fine, have it on 6 computers, but about a week ago it no longer works.

You can downgrade to 2.6.2 and it will work for a day, but on the next day it automatically upgrades back to 2.6.3 and fails. Does this regardless of setting the FF option to NOT Automatically upgrade.

The only way to defeat it is to make some changes in the about:config, but it depends on the version of FF you're using. Those of us using Windows XP are limited to upgrades, so you have to be tricky on making any changes.

I'm seeing many users upset over 2.6.3 failing. Gmail is important, and there don't seem to be any good (alternative) FF addons as good as the old Gmail Checker 2.6.2 and earlier. If 2.6.3 isn't fixed, I may start using Chrome. I'd rather stay with FF though. If 2.6.3 can't be fixed, seems the author could at least modify it to not update automatically.

Paste to Tab and Go

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic addon. Does exactly as it says, just right click the 'new tab' "+" icon, select Paste and Go, and you're there. I agree, this should be a Firefox default option. Thank you to the author for such a fine addon. :-)

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

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

Starting to see Bad Tactics Rated 2 out of 5 stars

WHAT A SHAME.

I’ve been using this for many years for all my accounts. Though it’s one of the best addons available in Firefox, I’m afraid the author has fallen victim to either sponsors or ‘advisors’ to generate profit out of this fine addon

With each new update to WebMail Notifier, Firefox opens up (gives focus) to a new tab. It only happens once with each update, and usually it’s a simple choice, read about the update, and consider a donation. I’m a programmer myself, I know the work involved in building and maintaining a program. I’ve given donations on several occasions to the author. I did so just a month or so back. No response.

The updates to a newer version have been increasing now, as if the main reason is to just open a new tab asking for a donation. Usually you just close the tab, but today I got the very amateurish popup window when trying to close the tab. To other programmers out there, it’s like the old ‘mousetrap’, which almost locks you in a loop. I was given the option of only clicking the popup to escape, being notified immediately at a new Starbuck’s window with the annoying and very amateurish flashing “You’re the California Winner” and ‘Click Here’ to claim your prize. No escape to that window either, trapped unless you click to claim your $1,000 Walmart gift certificate, clicking ‘no’ just opens a new window with a new advertisement, with a new winner announcement. The focus of the popup prevents closing the tab or even Firefox. The browser hung, no escape. Had to reboot.

I have many computers and accounts, this happened on the others as well. It’s amazing how I was chosen each time as the California winner. What are the odds of that……..duh.

You’ve got a good product Byungwook, don’t blow it. Don’t let sponsors talk you into sending people to their site, then locking them in with such amateurish tactics. If this continues to happen, the increasing updates just to bring up a new tab for this purpose, you will lose the good name you’ve created.

Think about it.

Good luck.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a FANTASTIC addon. I have it on all my computers.

As for the problem with Yahoo mail, be aware that Yahoo is changing (upgrading) the default free accounts. I have 2 Yahoo accounts and it works with one but not the other. The one that fails has been recently upgraded by Yahoo. If you still show the Yahoo avatar on login, you have the old account and WebMail Notifier will work fine. When your avatar disappears, Yahoo has upgraded your account and WebMail Notifier probably will not work.

Again, this is a fantastic program. Thank you Byungwook Kang :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.10). 

MeasureIt

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing tool. I have it installed on all of my computers. If you're a webmaster, you can bring up multiple tabs and use it to align or measure any window or image. It's fantastic. Thank you Kevin :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.6).