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Name RandyP
User since May 14, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Simple RSS Reader (SRR)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It's not quite what I expected; for one thing, it's not a reader, but a scrolling display instead.

Second, there's no way to import feeds. You have to do it manually. For someone with a lot of RSS feeds, that's a hassle I don't want to go through.

Looks nice, tho'. Just not what I need.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2). 


Not recommended. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I thought at first it looked like a good extension; it isn't. Why?

The top group titled "feeds" will not permit me to organize my feeds into groups without creating an entirely different group below it just to put them into categories. Having two sets of identical feeds, one in a general listing, and the other in my own organizational structure isn't the way to do things.

I have a large number, and wading through a nearly-endless list does not rank very high on my list of favorite things to do. So this turned me off entirely on the extension.

Then, when I uninstalled it, disaster struck.

It took all of my extensions and themes with it. I can't began to state how ticked off I was.

In hindsight, I see what happened. When you install it, it creates (by default) a folder within your profile to save settings and RSS feed locations. Well, logical, right?

Not when it takes the entire profile folder with it when you uninstall NewsFox. Brilliant piece of engineering, guys. *sarcastic*

If it were possible to give this a negative rating, I would have done so.

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

MinimizeToTray For FF 3.5

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So glad to see this back. I've really missed having this handy little extension. Thanks for making it available again. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It triples the start-up time of thunderbird (at least), and while it's useful in it's own way, I definitely can't get enough use out of this extension.

The recent update, 0.9 adds a link called "invitations" that seems extremely useless.

If you're looking for something sleek and fast, this extension isn't it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9). 


Useful, but... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

With the newest version, when there is no internet connectivity, the browser hangs or even crashes. I had to uninstall this in order to have full browser functionality for reading pages saved on my system during times of connectivity outage. Perhaps the author of this extension could program a delay of getting data until 15 seconds after startup. Otherwise it's an okay program. The alerts are too generic and the mouseover on the alerts doesn't work until you click on it. It gets annoying when an alert appears, and you have to click on it to discover WHAT the alert is about.

It was a good extension until someone screwed with it regarding the alerts and data-getting hangup.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6).