mmmel4real

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Developer Information
Name mmmel4real
User since October 20, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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In a little more detail...

I am a volunteer IT support technician for non-profit organizations I'm great at getting a computer to last for 10 years, and putting together high-end systems for almost nothing.

Budget Tips:
*Use Windows Media Center for free Tivo-like service.
*Use an antennae instead of Cable TV.
*Use Internet TV for Cable TV channels.
*Check out the free lists on FreeCycle and Craigslist websites.
*Check out Good Will and Salvation Army for cables, AC adapters, antennae, books, and furniture.
*Do random acts of kindness. :0)

My Reviews

Minimize Addon-Bar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice idea and good customization options. Very nice that you can keep some icons unhidden by increasing the minimum size. Worked fine in Firefox 16 for me.

It isn't useful to me, though, unless I can maximize the addon bar to it's full width when clicking the arrow. I moved my url box down to the Addon bar so I can hide my address bar (since FFx won't let you move certain status icons.) With this extension my url is completely hidden and there's no way to show it. In addition, I have no way to Search from the url box (using Omnibar.) I will look for an autohide extension instead. But Thank you!

FindBar Tweak

Why isn't this a Firefox default? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

At last! Highlight-All is enabled, the Findbar and Quick Search bar are in synch, and F3 works in both.

Problems with the sidebar locking up when AIOS sidebar is on the right. It must be placed on the left. If this conflicts with Windows taskbar for anyone see bug report for a fix https://github.com/Quicksaver/FindBar-Tweak/issues/11#issuecomment-9797040

With a lot of tabs open the tabs run off the screen when AIOS is open, and placed on the LEFT side. But they fall back into place when the sidebar is closed so this a minor issue for me.

Author is very responsive and attentive. Nice guy!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.5.1-signed). 

url-addon-bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For those who don't speak Chinese, this addon puts all of your addon bar's (status bar) icons in the urlbar (not the toolbar!), effectively replacing your url if you have a lot. It then hides your addon bar giving a little more screen space. However, the urlbar will be a bit bigger (the same size as when large icons are turned on.) He also says to turn off the icon text through your customize-toolbar options.

It displays EVERYTHING that the status bar does including notifications and download status. Works well with Status-4-Evar addon (or statusbar options for Palemoon users.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.4.1-signed). 

Sort and Search Customization Dialogs

Just what I wished for Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been asking Santa Clause to send this addon for years! Apparently I was a very bad girl until now. :-) The "Toolbar Buttons" addon is a must-have for me but it's quite a PITA finding what you need without this addon.

This extension also makes your life a breeze when trying out new extensions. No more hunting and guessing whether it offers a toolbar icon. It's usually the last icon in the box. When in doubt, do a quick text search to be sure you're not overlooking it.

I love the sort options too... Heck, I just LOVE this addon! Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.8.1-signed.1-signed). 

Greasefire

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

All page loading, and even scrolling previously opened pages, hesitates for a second. Some clicked actions in Firefox do the same thing. It all returns to normal when Greasefire is Disabled. We need a checkbox to disable Greasefire scanning until we're ready to use it. Restarting to Enable, then again to Disable sucks.

I really love this addon and am excited that both GM and this still work so well with Firefox 12. However, I'll be running with it Disabled mostly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Side Tabs

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Forces "All-in-One Sidebar" to be next to it no matter which side I select. I want tabs on one side, All-in-One on the other. Tried changing options in both addons. I suspect this is true for any sidebar extension.

Also, options buttons just opens a new page instead of a settings popup. Not a big deal but it's pretty confusing when my addon configurations are in the sidebar (All-in-one Sibebar again.)

I like the simplicity and speed though! Hope I can use it soon.

Evernote Web Clipper

Fonts messed up; Won't paste to web anymore Rated 3 out of 5 stars

v5.0 is all messed up now. v4.0+ won't clip at all in FFx 9+. That version was perfect at last!

1. The clipper used to respect my font settings in the Evernote client. Now it only either clips in Serif or Sans-Serif depending on what I have my browser fonts set to. It won't respect my font size -- neither my Browser's nor Evernote's. I Can't read the tiny text it uses. The various Webclip options have no affect. Manually editing fonts for now. :-(

Update: Workaround - Ctrl+Alt+V pastes to Evernote from the clipboard -- and keeps Evernote's font settings! The disadvantage is that you don't keep the Webpage formatting when you copy an entire page, but you do get all the links, images, and the source url is correct. So...


Entire Webpage - Ctrl+A >> Ctrl+C >> Ctrl+Alt+V
Selection only - Select the content >> Ctrl+C >> Ctrl+Alt+V


2. I have found page formats used to come out much better when clipped to the web instead of the desktop. But now it won't clip to the Web at all. Just a blank box that hangs there after I log in. It also won't search my notes -- it just spins (waiting) forever. I have a fast 100Mb connection. I will submit support tickets too.

Update: Upon Tech Support's advice I set FFx to allow third party cookies. Sending notes to Evernote Web works then. However, third party cookies are an invasion of my privacy. Setting a cookie exception for Evernote works too, but when I have my browser set to delete cookies on restart it does not keep the exception. This was not necessary before, and IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION.

Thanks for the hard work, but I may regress to an older Firefox and Webclipper 4.0 now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.0.214840).  This user has 5 previous reviews of this add-on.

BarTab

There's a new kid in town! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

UnloadTab is the "Up & Coming" answer to Firefox 8! I am thrilled that Mozilla finally listened to our howls about memory overload when feeding our multi-tab addiction. But still no ability to unload old tabs. Voila! -- "UnloadTab."

Bartab was working for me with FFx 7. However, when I upgraded to FFx 9 I was out of luck. I enabled it with Add-on Compatibility Reporter. But, alas, no options button in Bartab. Hunh???

So thanks for the great years of service, Bartab! 5 stars for our time together. It's been great.

Update: UnloadTab does not seem to free up memory when the tabs are unloaded. Not sure what's going on there.

This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

NoSquint

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

To "Another1": No Squint is indeed excellent for reading a large LCD/LED screen across the room. Love it!

Tips: In your video options, lower the resolution to something like 1280x720. Change it to 1080i instead of 1080p (otherwise known as interlaced instead of progressive.) Make sure Clear Type Tuning is turned on in Windows.

I surf on my large screen LCD from 10 feet away all day long!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.2.1-signed.1-signed). 

gContactSync

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not clear whether the bogus nobody@nowhere.invalid emails addresses are added to our Google account. These are my phone contacts! I don't need a bunch of junk messing up 100's of contacts. Too much work to risk it. I loved this addon before. Too bad.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.3). 

Greasefire

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't get it with the updates. In some profiles (I have a bunch) Greasefire gives a "compatibility update" which seems to make it compatible with Firefox again (3.6.15,) but it's not through Mozilla updates. I'm certainly not complaining because it works again! Why no version changes here though? Strange, but I'm a happy camper. One of the many addons keeping me from FF 4.0!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

BarTab

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Finally found something that works -- Load Tabs Progressively. Wish this one would allow http automatic fill in the url bar when load tabs in background is disabled.

This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Restore Control

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Tabs still load when browser is opening. :( Nothing like 4 videos loading in the background at once to scare your cat!

Good idea but Load Tabs Progressively works better than this or BarTab. Finally found something to stop 86 tabs from loading at once. Will try again after update.

Firefox 3.6.13 with TabmixPlus and Mr. Tech toolkit.

Cleanzer - stopping spam

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love you guys. You're the best. Thanks.

BTW. If you're in a Firefox profile without Cleanzer just save one of your junk email addresses somewhere, like a clipboard manager such as Ditto, and paste it as the email address. This will associate multiple Websites to that email address but it's a quick way to use an anonymous address without installing Cleanzer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.984). 

Walnut2 for Firefox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really love this theme and have been using it for a long time. However, I just discovered how fast my browser can be. Unfortunately it was because I disabled this theme and went back to default. Wow! I have stuff popping and snapping all over Firefox again. I'm really sorry to lose this one. 4 stars because it's really amazing otherwise.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.69). 

De-Mail Pilot Notifier (WEB.DE und GMX)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

PLEASE someone be kind and translate this page into English for this developer. I have tried making sense of it with Google translator but it is useless.

I use GMX mail and would like to see what advantage this add-on offers over the built in Webmail checker that GMX offers. Looking forward to trying it!

Hide Menubar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pretty Cool! I like large fonts so I'm always looking for more screen space. The hidden floating options should be un-hidden for sure (see notes for Version 4.0.20101011 below.) If you need help documenting it, or anything else, I'll be happy to help.

I'd love to see "Hide Navigation Bar" options, or as a separate extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.20101120). 

LastPass Password Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have I told you, lately, that I love you guys? xoxoxox!

Lastpass is the best.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.70.0.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

BarTab

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is so annoying! All tabs are still loaded when opening Firefox if "When opening tabs in background" is set to load them. But when I disable it Firefox does not automatically fill in http:// from the address bar. (Ex: You get a blank tab if you type www.google.com.) However, awesome bar searches with extra extensions such as Cybersearch still work. Does anyone know of an alternative to this extension? Tried both 2.0 and 2.1b1 beta. I'm using FFx 3.6.10.

This user has other reviews of this add-on.

OptimizeGoogle

Thanks eggyolk Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks, eggyolk, for your excellent review and hard work. Will try your tweaks out. Last resort, I am just going to start creating new Google accounts at intervals to force Google to stay out of my beezwax. If enough people do this and post about it, maybe they'll get the message. :)

On second thought, what a PITA. Time for a new email service.

Update: My current privacy solution -- Multiple Firefox Profiles. One for logging in to Gmail and Android; One for regular surfing; One for complete privacy (deletes all my tracks -- great for Facebook, or sites that track you.) Each of these profiles has various levels of privacy settings and addons.

I can even have multiple profiles open at once with a second Firefox shortcut set to "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -ProfileManager -no-remote

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.78.1).