Steph

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Name Steph
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

IE Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This used to be great when it was up to date but it's not. Time to move on. I highly recommend the alternative plugin Open With, which doesn't give you a tab view of IE, but does gives you the ability to launch any installed browser (eg Chrome, Opera, IE) in its own window, from the Firefox tab menu.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.20090525). 

SearchWith

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This plugin drives me nuts. When it's working it's indispensable. The intended functionality really should be part of the core Firefox build. On the other hand, it's buggy as hell, and has been for years, and wastes vast amounts of my time. I have just tried to delete one single search engine and SearchWith deleted the lot. It never asks for confirmation. And its interface is utterly crap. A++ for concept, D- for implementation. Infuriating.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.3). 

Open With

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Version 3.8.3 works perfectly for me on Firefox 3.6.3 with Chrome and IE8. It's ideal to have a single add-on that can launch any other installed browser. Nice, clean and simple. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.8.3). 

Google Calendar Quick Add

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on appears to be exactly what I am looking for. It's most frustrating that it's out of date. If there are any developers looking for an abandoned add-on to adopt, this is the one to pick!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.5). 

GoogCal

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I do not see the point of this add-on. If you want a small icon to get you to GCal quickly, just do this: Bookmark Google Calendar on your bookmarks toolbar. You will notice that Google Calendar provides its own favicon. Edit the bookmark, remove all text from the Name field, et voila, you've got exactly the same functionality without an extra add-on weighing down your browser.

Better GCal

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There are a couple of things I really like about Better GCal. The text wrap is brilliant, it's invaluable,and is the main reason I'm keeping this add-on. What a difference to be to read your whole month at a glance! I also like the option to collapse the header and sidebar, which tidies up the screen. It's a subtle difference but it matters.

What I don't like so much is that choosing the option to collapse the header and sidebar will switch your calendar view away from your Custom View, if you have one, to a built-in view. There's no way to select your Custom View after the header is collapsed. Also, I miss the Today button when I'm viewing another month. If those issues could be fixed, I'd give this addon 5 stars. Thanks for your work, it's appreciated.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Titlebar Tweaks

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly for me on Firefox 3.6. I use multiple Firefox profiles and it's extremely useful to be able to identify them at a glance. This is exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks.

All-in-One Sidebar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The All-In-One Sidebar is superb. It is elegant, beautifully designed and really useful. I love it. Thanks a million to the developer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.11). 

Copy Plain Text

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use Copy Plain Text many times per day. If it doesn't work with a forthcoming Firefox upgrade, then I won't upgrade Firefox until it does. It is a very simple piece of functionality which I believe should be part of Firefox's core functionality.

ScrapBook Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exceptionally useful and operates seamlessly. I use this daily and wouldn't like to contemplate going back to life without it. It meets my needs perfectly.

I started using Scrapbook Plus rather than the original Scrapbook (also exceptionally useful, though ever so slightly buggy) several months ago. It's been a very happy, bug-free experience. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.17.29). 

IE Tab

Indispensable - please update Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many thanks to the developer who created this exceptionally useful add-on. I think he deserves a lot more thanks, and a lot less sniping and whingeing.

I agree that this is an indispensable add-on, which needs to be either supported directly by Mozilla, or picked up by a new team who are fully able to support it. Perhaps the Coral IE Tab developer needs to seek out some help.

Meanwhile, for those who are struggling, rather than screaming at Mozilla, why not use the IE View add-on for a while. Life isn't going to end if you launch the IE browser occasionally.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.20090525). 

ColorfulTabs

Please add a custom palette option Rated 4 out of 5 stars

ColorfulTabs is a very useful add-on. It definitely solves the problem of quickly identifying your current tab amongst all the others which are open. The reason I'm giving it 4 stars, and not 5, is that what I really want is the option to create my own palette. I don't like the default palette, I definitely don't want random colours, and setting up specific colours per domain might be nice if I only visited a few sites - but who does that? The only way I've been able to use ColorfulTabs to approximate the effect I want is by selecting Color on Demand, so that the selected tab remains uncoloured, and fading level 0, then enabling a background image of a solid colour which I can live with happily. If I could create a custom palette, I'd give this add-on full marks. Thanks to Shivanand for a nice job.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1). 

ScrapBook

Brilliant! Clean, simple, indispensable Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Since installing ScrapBook I've become completely dependent on it. It's become my favourite Firefox extension, because it's extremely simple to use. Clipping is a piece of cake, and retrieving and refiling them is just as quick and easy. This extension is just so beautifully designed! The only development I could wish for would be synchronisation with an online repository. But my ideal for ScrapBook, rather than having its own online repository, would be to have an import/export facility to more complex online tools like EverNote 3.0 and Diigo. Anyway, a million thanks to the developer. :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3.1). 

Yahoo Toolbar

Made my context menu vanish Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Installing this extension caused my context menu to disappear, which is much too high a price to pay for any toolbar. As I have a large number of other extensions installed I expect it is due to an incompatibility with one of them, but I don\'t have time to trace the source of the problem.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0.20070112). 

Wizz RSS News Reader

Use of Bookmarks needs to be highlighted Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The options menu for this extension really needs to state that it stores its data in Bookmarks. Until I discovered that fact quite by accident, I found Wizz almost impossible to use. Once you realise you can add categories and channels and sort them very easily through the Bookmarks menu, it's a breeze to use. Excellent and highly useful extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.9.1). 

Locate in Bookmark Folders

Exceptionally useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this extension almost every day, and I think that it should be integrated into the standard build.

Gmail Skins

Potentially very useful but needs debugging Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Same problems here. I’m stuck with my initial modifications, unless I uninstall. The workaround which Pacman describes does not work for me. If I disable, restart, re-enable and restart Firefox, then I just get back to a modified skin. If I uninstall Gmail Skins, and delete all Google cookies, and also delete the gmskins@mdparker folder, and then reinstall, I still find that the defaults have not been restored. I would very much like to know where this extension saves its data.

I get the "TypeError: u.g() has no properties" alert, after every single button press, if and only if I have elected to view Gmail without chat. However the alert is less of an annoyance than what happens if I view Gmail with chat, and also with horizontal navigation. The Chat menu then stays open and extends downwards into the mail display, obscuring part of it. Having also used the extension to disable the footer, I can now only turn Chat on and off by disabling and re-enabling the extension.

I really hope that there'll be a fix, because I think it's potentially a very useful extension. I like the new layout and will probably continue using it despite the bugs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.8). 

BlueQute

Very Qute, but not quite Qute enough Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This theme is excellent, but unfortunately it's not close enough to the original Qute for me. I was basically hoping for Qute without the earth tones, but BlueQute has redesigned some icons as well as changing the colours. I prefer the design and rendering of original Qute's folder and bookmark icons. However, I do prefer the classic RSS icon in BlueQute to the one which Qute uses. I must also say that BlueQute integrates very well with the Windows Classic theme in XP. I certainly won't be uninstalling it.

Blue Ice

Looks good in still shots but navigation dynamics are clumsy Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There's a lot to like about this theme. The icons and layout are pleasing, and the theme integrates well with several XP themes including Windows Classic. However, the dynamic handling stops me using Blue Ice. The clumsy animation while navigating bookmarks is distracting. When you point to an item, it blanks out temporarily, and the folder icons swivel around disconcertingly as you scroll past them. All that flashing and blinking is overkill - less would have been more in this case. Also, with a huge set of bookmarks, the navigation is very slow and the cursor movement looks asynchronous, so it's visually quite confusing. It's a shame, because on pure graphic design, this theme is a winner. Please simplify it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.4).