PatheticCockroach

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Developer Information
Name PatheticCockroach
Homepage http://www.patheticcockroach.com
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

My Reviews

Stylish

Nice extension, hoping it will survive Fx57 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ironically, I installed this extension because I needed a style to fix AMO's collection system because I decided to create a collection of my add-ons before Fx 57, and this extension itself, too, might get killed by Fx 57.

WebExtinception...

RefControl

I hope Fx 57 won't kill it Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful extension, I basically forge all my referers unless it ends up breaking a stupid site that requires a proper referer for some bad reason.

I hope it gets ported to Fx 57... if that's even possible with that horrible WebExtension horror.

Tamper Data

Unique extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using it for ages. It's one of those extensions that make me really hate the "upgrade" to that horrible WebExtension poop. Thanks Google f***ers :x

Cookies Manager+

Blocker for Fx 57? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Apparently this add-on won't work with Fx 57 and later. It's a shame how Mozilla keeps showing a total disrespect to add-on developers by making so much of their work go to waste...

Tab Groups

Sad to see it go Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tab groups were really an awesome feature in Fx. But Mozilla likes to break things, and after killing the feature in core, now they kill it a second time by making this extension too much of a pain to maintain.

Thank you for trying. I used to develop extensions and I gave up too, for the same reason as you...

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

User Agent Switcher

Turns itself off at every restart Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The user agent is a trivial to change setting (via general.useragent.override). The whole point of having an extension, for me, would be to conveniently "bookmark" a bunch of user agents, while keeping a similar behavior as with general.useragent.override, ie once you set it, you keep it until you change it back.
Unfortunately, every time you restart the browser, the extension switches back to the default user agent. Spoofing failed....

Small Tabs

Essential indeed Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just dropped Cyberfox because it's being discontinued, but I really hate those fat uncompact tabs that quickly turn into a scrolling maze that we have in Firefox.

Gladly, this add-on seems to reproduce Cyberfox's behavior of small icons and tabs (even more compact tabs, actually, I think).

5 stars

Tab Groups

Does replace Panorama properly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Saved my life after the idiots in charge decided it would be a good idea to remove Panorama. Works just as good as Panorama + adds a few neat options. So good stuff, even though that's yet one more add-on to my setup.

Last but not least, unlike what happened with many previous core features that got moved into extensions, this time the add-on developer doesn't seem to be someone responsible for the feature removal.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Custom Tab Width

Never encourage this developer, here's why Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Dão Gottwald, the creator of this add-on, is the same person responsible for the removal of "about:config" settings that let you customize tab widths. See for yourself: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=574654

Now that's one more extension just to fix his mess...

Adblock Edge

Sad it's been discontinued Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have to add to the list of comments who miss this great add-on. The suggested replacement uBlock might offer superior speed, but it's not nearly as customizable. ABE is (was) a lot better, it's sad it's gone :(

Classic Compact

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Still one of my favorite extensions. Sadly I switched to Aurora, and Aurora forcefully disabled it, even though I disabled compatibility checking and it worked decently in Nightly :/ (apart from some minor glitch). However this made me realize Fx has noticeably better performances without this add-on. Anyone else noticing the same behavior?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.10.3.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

To begin with, it's a demo version. I guess that's fair enough so far.
But: 1) it keeps begging you to upgrade (the menu doesn't filter out nor even tag options from the full version) and 2) even the full version doesn't seem to offer WebM.
I'll just be waiting till jDownloader update their Youtube support again...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0). 

Backward Forward History Dropdown

Should NEVER have been removed in the first place Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Too bad add-on developers need to do the job of core developers because the latest make moronic design choices. Still, thanks a lot for this fix.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

Thunderbird Conversations

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

1) Incompatible with Enigmail
2) DID NOT revert the configuration changes it made when uninstalling
How can it be version 2.0.4? That's not even alpha quality...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4). 

Display Mail User Agent

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Seems to work fine with Thunderbird 5.0.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Thundersomething

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Seems to work nicely in Thunderbird 5.0.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Tab Mix Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Seriously, some of the functionality of this add-on should be added into the core of Fx. Or at least Mozilla could try not to break that extension with every release, Fx is rubbish without it (particularly the custom tab width).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.8.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Add-on Compatibility Reporter

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have the same kind of complain as johnjbarton. My extension isn't supposed to work on Fx 4.0 and I've got 20 useless reports about that (all made way after I realized the compatibility issue).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1-signed.1-signed). 

Nightly Tester Tools

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

looks like my previous review got lost, and since I don't have a backup I'll just leave my rating this time...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

DuckDuckGo (HTTPS / SSL)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just found out about this search engine by checking my stats and seeing a visitor coming from there. Looks quite promising and I like the focus on privacy. A bit like Scroogle, but without Google :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20101112).