NM 156

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Name NM 156
User since March 28, 2008
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Add-on Exporter

Just curious... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

What purpose does this serve and how is it used?

I don't see any buttons or entries in the tools/options menu to activate this.

Is this, as the name might suggest, for extracting and exporting add-on preferences?

Once I know how to test this I'll revise my rating accordingly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1a1.1-signed). 

Multiple Addon Deactivator

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi there,

I haven't had a chance to test this, as I'm not running FF 4 or higher as yet but I was wondering if this will work under 3.6*?

I'd LOVE to find something like this that works well for that series of the browser but am still searching at the moment.

Do you have any potential plans to make it, or your addon update checker, backward compatible? I know that the code difference might make this a formidable task, but it can't hurt to inquire. :-)

At any rate, this looks great and it'll be an essential install when I am ablke to get enough of my 3.6* addons working under FF 6* and up.

Cheers,

NM156

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Multiple Addon Deactivator

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi there,

I haven't had a chance to test this, as I'm not running FF 4 or higher as yet but I was wondering if this will work under 3.6*?

I'd LOVE to find something like this that works well for that series of the browser but am still searching at the moment.

Do you have any potential plans to make it, or your addon update checker, backward compatible? I know that the code difference might make this a formidable task, but it can't hurt to inquire. :-)

At any rate, this looks great and it'll be an essential install when I am ablke to get enough of my 3.6* addons working under FF 6* and up.

Cheers,

NM156

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

MAFIAAFire: Slash Unblocker!

Edited Review Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi there,

Regarding the problem I had earlier with the Toolbar and Tab Context Menu corruption...

It appears that when I installed Slash Unblocker, there was some sort of conflict between it and Modest Tab which allows a second line of descriptive text to be displayed on each tab.

As I continued investigating the reasons why the tab conext menu had disappeared, I discovered that they were, in fact, still there, but could no linger be triggered by right clicking anywhere on the tab other than the area after the close button including the new tab marker ("+" on NASA Night Launch), the space between it and the All Tabs button and that button itself.

Essentially, the right click could not come on the "meat" of the tab but only in the small area following it which encompasses those two buttons.

As I often have the tab bar fully populated, there was no area between tabs where I could right click to activate the context menu.

Instead, I had to make a particular tab active, then move to the very end of the tab bar and right click on the area that I alluded to above.

Functional but neither convenient nor how Modest Tab normally functions.

I restarted in Safe Mode and found that default "new install" tab context was present. Therefore, I uninstalled Modest Tab and restarted FF.

The default tab context menu was now functional and I re-installed Modest Tab and restarted FF.

This time all went back to normal and my tab context menu can now be accessed by right clicking anywhere on the body of any tab, whether active or inactive.

I'm still not sure how this impacted the nav toolbar and after the copious banging of my head against the wall, I don't think I want to explore it any further. LOL :-)

Thanks for responding so promptly and no, I didn't get your e-mail until after I had posted the review on AMO. I'll post this response here as a followup to my earlier one.

Thanks for your offer to bug hunt the whole matter for me.

However, as I have over 100 add-ons, I decided to save you the migraine and give it a shot. :-)

Thanks again and I may give Slash Unblocker another shot after you post your video and additional details at AMO.


Cheers,

NM156

NOTE: I have rated the extension with full marks so as not to offset its global rating here at AMO. It was rated 5 stars when I attempted my install and am requesting that AMO editors pull my previous review as it was not based on the extension's performance itself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.3). 

Browser Backgrounds

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi there,

For those of you who want this to function as your home page, therefore placing the images from your selected album on screen each time your Home button is clicked on the NAV bar, try the following:

Open your Firefox options and, under the General tab, insert the following line as your Home Page:

chrome://browserbackgrounds/content/bb.html

This works great for me and each time I click Home, the browser displays one of the pictures from my album.

In addition, you still get the functionality of clicking New Tab and having one of the pics from the same album appear.

I came across this when I unloaded the New Tab which contained one of the images and its name changed from Untitled to its location which was exactly what I pasted above. :-)

Hopefully, this will give some of you what you're after.

As far as changeing web page backgrounds, you're going to be looking more at Stylish or Greasemonkey for that.

The developer gets full marks from me on this as I used it in conjunction with the Disney - Cars persona (for the header/footer and found at getpersonas.com) and a Lightning McQueen wall (for the Browser Backgrounds large center image and found at the official Disney Cars 2 site) to create an awesome browser interface that has my 3 year old son smiling from ear to ear every time we use the computer to browse his favourites.

That's worth 100 stars. :-)

Many thanks Baris!


Cheers,

Rick

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Memory Fox

2 thumbs up! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Greetings,

I've been using Memory Fox since its initial release and have never had any problems with my system becoming sluggish as a result of it having been installed.

Furthermore, allowing it to run with All Processes enabled has helped a great deal when the non "tech savvy" members of my family have had more windows open simultaneously than anyone has a legal, or at least moral, right to have open. :)

There seems, without being anal enough to go chasing down commit statistics in Task Manager, to be an improvement in other applications ability to play nice with each other when over half of my system's 2 gigs of RAM is in use.

So, in spite of all the nay saying, I've got to take my hat off to the developer for his dedication to the project. I might also add that if you send him e-mail requesting support you will definitely receive a reply as he is good to his word and very courteous as well. :)

Well done and I look forward to seeing what the new 7.52 has up its sleeve. I'll send you an e-mail as soon as my 3 year old stops demanding so much of my time. ;) Version 8.0 may be out by then. )

All the best.

Cheers,

NM156

Bookmark Favicon Changer

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi there,

I've been looking for something like this for a while, essentially since Reget Favicon stopped working on FF 3.6.x

I see that you've stopped supporting the FF 3.x versions in this update and was wondering if there is a source where I could download an older version which still supports 3.x ?

I'd be willing to use it at my own peril just to see if it still works OK in 3.6.18. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.46). 

Stylish-Custom

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

HI there,

Still a tremendous fan of what this adds to the functionality of Stylish.

I'm running FF 3.6.18 and the new Stylish update, 1.2, breaks your addon.

The add-ons manager shows the message that Stylish-Custom requires additional items.

Naturally, this leaves it disabled. :-(

Is there a quick fix for this, .i.e. RDF edit, or do you have a compatability update pending?

If it won't be soon, I'll downgrade Stylish to get your extension working once again.

Yup, it's that good. :-)

Thanks again for all your hard work here and on Userstyles.org.


Cheers,

NM156

CuteButtons - Crystal SVG

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi there!

First, I'd like to say that I've been using this for a long while now and love the extra visual flair that it gives to Firefox I look forward to seeing what's "coming down the pipe" with respect to the future development of this extension. :)

However, I'm having a tiny problem with the most recent version of this extension ( 0.2.8 ).

I'm using the NASA Night Launch theme and the bookmark toolbar icons are yellow rather than the default gray. This change has only come about since the 0.2.8 and is not present in the previous version. It's not a big deal, but the yellow takes away from the greyscale appearance of the theme.

Is there a way of fixing this?

So far, the only cure I can find is to toggle the icons off. That, of course, nullifies the benefit of having your extension in the first place.

If this can't be done easily, I'll live with it since what the extension brings to the table is worth the hassle of the visual dissonance. :)

BTW, I'm running FF 3.6.13 using XP SP3. I doubt this is OS specific but I figured you might want that info.

I look forward to the next release of this great extension. :)

Cheers,

NM156
A fellow Torontonian :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.8). 

EAVE

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi again,

Still finding this to be "the" convenience add-on for Firefox. :)

Would it be possible for you to incorporate checking for updates for the addons which Mozilla is now marking "This addon has not yet been reviewed by Mozilla"?

These addons, which are experimental in status but are not marked as such, are not currently trackable using EAVE and I'd love it if that were possible.

Of course, I'd love it if we could track non-experimental (public) add-ons as well but we've already covered the server load issue in my previous message. ;) That said, should you decide to add that, we'd all have your back. :)

Also wondered about a couple other possibilities...

Is it possible to add the option of sorting the list of tracked add-ons by title, version or update?

In addition, and more importantly, is it possible to offer a way of backing up/restoring the list in case items are deleted inadvertently due to Mozilla server errors?

I've had it happen that an add-on's page is "not found" for one reason or another and EAVE interprets this as though the add-on no longer exists and drops it from the list of tracked add-ons. If this occurs with multiple add-ons you can lose a huge chunk of your list and have to reconstruct it. The only way I've found to prevent that from occurring, short of restoring all changes to the list, is to enter task manager and kill the Firefox process so the changes to the database are not permanent. I've had to do this on a couple of occasions when the kids closed the information dialog after the tracking update had completed without realizing what they were doing (you know how teens wil click anything to get back to what they were doing faster) and then exited Firefox before I could reset the deletions. Bingo, instant need to recreate the list of about 100 add-ons... ARGH!

Anyway, these would be wonderful to have available to the end user so I thought I'd mention them.

Thanks again for this fantastic add-on and keep up the great work!

Cheers!

EAVE

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a GREAT addon!

I particularly like the fact that you can have it check for the newest update on the "View all versions" page, something that neither Update Notifier, for non experimental updates, nor Firefox's built in update check, do NOT do.

This leads me to ask the following question... wish list style...

Would you consider modifying EAVE so that it would check for updates ALL addons, both experimental and non-experimental, on the version page?

This would be a tremendous time saver as the non experimental addons must be checked individually on their respective versions pages. To be honest, I don't understand why this isn't done to begin with as you've done with EAVE.

I would ask to have some of the new Beta updates included as well but it appears that you have to be logged in to download them or they will fail.

Also, I've found that attempts to install some versions of addons which fail with the message :"Add-on not found!" can be remedied by redirecting the search to the "versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org" site. Logging in here with the same username and password that is used on the normal "addons.mozilla.org" site and attempting the install will often circumvent this problem and get rid of potential download error messages in the add-ons manager during installation.

Naturally, if this error were to occur with an addon update that EAVE checked for, the install would fail.

(For example, on the versioncheck site, EAVE can be found under "https://versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59266".)

Would it be possible to include an option to allow update checks that point to this site rather than the main Mozilla addons site to avoid this problem? I had this problem for a while with Memory Fox and also with some of the Virtus themes such as Aero Fox and Revelation and using the versioncheck site proved to be the solution.

All this said, this is a fantastic addition to Firefox and I can't imagine what would be "better and simpler" than this. In that regard, I too, am all ears. ;-)

Well done!

10 out of 5 stars from me! :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

AFOM - Memory Recovery & Retention For Firefox Only

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well done!

I had a problem with the previous version, 1.8, causing FF 3.52 to experience a long delay before the UI appeared on screen after launching. This has been rectified in the new version and the extension appears to be working wonderfully. :)

Keep up the good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9). 

Configuration Mania

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Under the "Browser" tab, when I click "UserAgent", select "Use browser default (Recommend)" and click "OK" the selection is not saved but returns to "linux(x64)".
However, aside from that, everything continues to work perfectly. :-)
Mozilla should include all of the options this extension allows you to configure in the default Options menu. This is an absolutely indispensable extension and I wouldn't even consider using Firefox without the unmatched tweaking ability it provides. If I could, I'd rate this 10 stars out of 5! :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.09.2008081001). 

Sidebar Bookmark Selector

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works extremely well as has been the case with all other extensions by this author. :-)
It should be noted that an extension's failing work with your operating system does NOT warrant giving it a 1/5 rating. If it doesn't work with your OS you can hardly have evaluated it fairly. Use a little common sense before you post.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

QuietUrl

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent extension and the AutoURL feature is unbeatable. However, I was wondering if an option could be included to open the newly created URL in a new tab or new window? If that option were present I'd give this 10 out of 5 stars. ;-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0.1).