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|User since||December 23, 2013|
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I use this add-on for a few years not and I really like it. It provides such a basic functionality that I really can't understand why it's not build into Firefox itself! What I use most is the option to show UI controls for tags, descriptions etc. in the dialog to add a bookmark - only when you see these UI controls, it's "hassle-free" to add tags, descriptions etc. Give it a try!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (23.0.20131128).
I use this add-on for years and - in contrast to other similar ones - it usually works fine even directly after Firefox updates.
It makes browsing much more efficient, e.g. I just click left and then click right to move to the next tab (at the right of the current one), or I click & hold the button & move left to navigate back. So there's no need to move the mouse pointer at a specific place and click a button/tab/whatever. I don't have to think any more about what I need to do - it's mostly "automatic" like driving a car. Gestures are so intuitive and quick you can hardly imagine when you never used them so far.
When I'm on a foreign computer and Firefox does not react after the gestures, I'm first thinking of a bug, then realizing what's the reason, then searching for "another way" to accomplish my task, and very happy when I'm back at my Firefox installation with gestures support.
Tipp for starting with gestures: Don't be frightened to adapt the settings just because they look "too mighty". Just activate a small number of gestures for things you use often, e.g. next/precious tab, navigate back/forward, go to page top/bottom. That makes it easy to learn the gestures and make them "go automatically". Later, you might add a few other gestures. And try to stick to the default gesture for a command - that makes it easy to use them on other Firefox installations, too.
I use this add-on for years and it works fine. It adds such a basic functionality to Firefox that I cannot understand that this function is not build into Firefox - imagine you search on your desktop for files and in the result list, you've no possibility to go to / find out the folder of a found file e.g. to see related files. Sounds ridiculous? Yes, it is, yet it's reality in Firefox unless you install this tiny add-on.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).
I use this add-on for years and really like it because of it's intelligent way to transform "plain text" to clickable links: It ships with a long list of patterns (e.g. also recognizing URLs with missing letter like ttp://example.com) for several common Internet protocols. If required, I can adapt that list to my needs. It also supports the usual shortcuts like CTRL+Click for URLs in texts.
I'm using the add-on for years and find it very useful. It informs me when something changes on a watched web page, that does neither offer e-mail notification nor RSS feeds. I use it for bug reports in blog comments, meeting agendas, news pages of tools or products or corporates, for change logs, ...
Overall it works really great, just on a few pages, I notice the limitations, e.g. pages like Google Play etc. containing "latest headlines", "reviews" or the like (you can't tell which parts of the page shall be ignored, and the amount of changed text varies massively).
Pinger 1.0.4 is really helpful for quick checks of some links of smaller pages, e.g. a collection of code snippets and URLs to further reading, or your personal notes for a project with links to further / official information.
But it is not that useful for "bigger" tasks as the user interface is not supportive enough, e.g.
* you can't jump to the next link that isn't OK (e.g. broken, skipped, no header returned)
* in my short tests, the report did open several times _behind_ the page content and I had to make it visible via changes of the style in the DOM - that's OK to do for a few pages but not for dozens
* the statistics just show the amount of timed out links or those without response header, but does not list them like the broken links, so you need to visually search the bad links
* the list of broken links just enumerates the link title as text (they're not links and the target URL is not shown), so if you have certain known limitations (e.g. due to user rights) you can't quickly tell apart which broken links require action and which don't.
Example statistics for the pinger add-on page:
1 Ok links: 184
2 Broken links: 3
3 Timed out links: 20
4 No header returned: 1
5 Skipped links: 30
Test duration: 45 seconds
This add on works fine with addresses, even "unusual ones" like "N5 6-7, 68161 Mannheim" and GPS coordinates like "49.483572,8.476893". As nomade0 desired and I would have also desired, too, the context entry is already named "Search Google Maps for" instead of "Map with Google" - good.
Just one thing missing: Optional search in Open Street Maps as 1) it offers much more detailed maps and 2) has coverage in some areas that are mostly "white" on Google Maps, e.g. mountain parts of the Alps, Iceland, or Peru. I'd also be happy to be able to provide a context menu name and the search string URL myself, just like for usual Firefox keyword searches.