Peter Staack

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Name Peter Staack
User since June 23, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

HackTheWeb

I Love HackTheWeb Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was disappointed that Aardvark was abandoned, and became less and less stable with each update of Firefox. HackTheWeb is the perfect replacement! Whenever I print something, it allows me to remove anything I don't want, isolate what I want to print, and even spread it out to maximize coverage on the paper. This is also great when debugging web designs. HackTheWeb is one of my most-used Firefox add-ons.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3.1-signed). 

Aardvark

Another Workaround for Aardvark in FF4 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you're careful, you can go into 'about:config' in Firefox 4, searching for 'extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0' and setting it to 'false' to allow you to enable certain "incompatible" extensions. Aardvark DOES work fine in Firefox 4.0. Despite being seemingly-abandoned by the author, Aardvark is still my favorite extension of its type, making it easy to format a page for printing or screen captures.

Adblock Plus

An Invaluable Add-On For Firefox! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is among the best-of-the-best add-ons for Firefox. After extensive use of Adblock Plus, the internet has become practically unbearable using any other browser or configuration. Best of all, I can selectively turn it on and off across various domains. This allows me to activate ads on certain webpages, who I wish to support with ad-revenue, while neutering obnoxious ads on all other sites. Filter updates are very good, and it's easy to add your own. I highly recommend Adblock Plus to any Firefox user, and always install it on every system I maintain.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

CheckFox

Slightly Counterintuitive, But Works Rated 4 out of 5 stars

CheckFox 0.9.1 works for me in FF 3.6.4, but isn't the most intuitive method. You have to select a text area, encompassing the check boxes you want, and then right-click the text area and click on "check" in the context menu. It'll then check any boxes within that selected area. It's a little tough, because the text isn't always uniform or in the same field (for instance tables), and the checkboxes don't highlight - making it hard to tell if you have the correct boxes selected. Still, despite this minor difficulty, CheckFox does help you check multiple checkboxes quickly once you figure it out.

CheckBoxMate 0.2 was far easier, but has yet to be updated for use with 3.6, even if you try to override compatibility.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1.1-signed). 

CheckFox

Slightly Counterintuitive, But Works Rated 4 out of 5 stars

CheckFox 0.9.1 works for me in FF 3.6.4, but isn't the most intuitive method. You have to select a text area, encompassing the check boxes you want, and then right-click the text area and click on "check" in the context menu. It'll then check any boxes within that selected area. It's a little tough, because the text isn't always uniform or in the same field (tables or frames for instance), and the checkboxes don't highlight - making it initially hard to tell if you have the correct boxes selected. Still, despite this minor difficulty, CheckFox does help you check multiple checkboxes quickly after you figure it out.

CheckBoxMate 0.2 was far more intuitive, but has yet to be updated for use with 3.6, even if you try to override compatibility.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1.1-signed).