ViperGeek

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Developer Information
Name ViperGeek
Location Merrimack, NH, USA
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

StumbleUpon

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an *excellent* add-on for StumbleUpon users. It keeps all common tasks very conveniently located in a StumbleUpon toolbar that can be displayed or hidden with a hotkey.

I miss this add-on terribly after upgrading to Firefox 4.0b6. While the add-on seems to function, it causes other extensions' toolbar buttons to disappear. I can't wait for official support for Firefox 4.0.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.73). 

HootBar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Important Note: This extension does not play well with HTTPS-Everywhere (https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere). I sorely missed TwitterBar until I finally decided to permutate every option of FF add-on.

Now I have to decide which I like better: TwitterBar or automated SSL connections.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.9.7). 

Add to Search Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mozilla, stop what you're doing and build this add-on into Firefox! This was precisely what I was looking for. Thank you very much for developing it, and keep up the great work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed). 

Image Zoom

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on, both for Firefox and Thunderbird.

Please consider updating install.rdf to support TB 3.1.*. It works perfectly with TB 3.1.1.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.4). 

What's my IP Address

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It's a good start, but doesn't show your "real", effective IP address if going through any type of proxy server. Instead, it simply reverts back to the local (NAT'ed) IP address of 192.168.0.16.

NotTo

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@ForestRacer

When I hacked the .XPI and restarted Thunderbird 3.1, I found that the recipient list for new messages was restricted to a single To: entry. Disabling the hacked extension restored functionality.

For full support, we may have to wait/hope/pray for official support from the developer.

Buttons!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I agree with Dick. This is ... or was ... an invaluable extension and the first one I missed after upgrading to TB 3.0. I would love to see this ported over to work with the latest version(s) of Thunderbird.

Page Info Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Restores the View Page Info shortcut: Ctrl-I. Also adds a button to view Page Info, but I really missed the Ctrl-I shortcut.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.3.4). 

Web of Trust, WOT: Website Reputation Ratings

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The first and most important add-on I install on a new installation of Firefox. My entire family relies heavily and exclusively on WOT rating for websites. I wouldn't be as comfortable surfing the Web without WOT installed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20091028). 

Facebook Dislike

Interferes with toolbar and other add-ons Rated 1 out of 5 stars

While a good idea in theory, this Firefox add-on seems to interfere with several other important Firefox add-ons, including LastPass and StumbleUpon's toolbar. Quite a few toolbar icons also disappeared with no way to restore them.

Other complaints have been that it slows down Firefox significantly, but I was not able to get that far before uninstalling the extension with extreme prejudice.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.4). 

Wiktionary (en)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This add-on is listed as being for Thunderbird, when in fact it's simply an additional search engine for Firefox. It should be re-categorized.

Wiktionary

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This add-on is listed as being for Thunderbird, when in fact it's simply an additional search engine for Firefox. It should be re-categorized.

YouTube

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just what I was searching for (no pun intended).

HootBar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

My new favorite way to post quick notes or Web sites to Twitter.

Versions prior to 2.4 used is.gd for URL shortening. Not sure why the latest version uses the obscure .tk (TweaK) shortener. I prefer is.gd.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4). 

SecureBrowse

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

After installing the extension and rebooting, FF 3.0.3 immediately crashed. Restarting the browser again, I could see the toolbar icon stating "No Profile", but could not click or right-click it. There was also no Options settings available by right-clicking the extension in the Add-ons manager.

The final straw was the fact that the hotlinked "help page" on the SecureBrowse home page responds with "Access Denied."

Guess I'll go back to Distrust.

Cookie Monster

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works as documented and is extremely handy for reviewing and managing cookie access per site or domain.

My only minor gripe is that I wish they hadn't used a status bar icon virtually IDENTICAL to Greasemonkey. The icons are two positions apart and I'm constantly left-clicking the wrong one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.94). 

User Agent Switcher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent tool for controlling what certain Web sites see and know about your browser.

For testing User Agent Switcher, try pointing your mouse clicker to:

http://mybrowserinfo.com

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.11). 

Shareaholic | share with Google, Facebook and more

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent service-agnostic add-on that gives quick access to all the major Web 2.0 services, both for reviewing and submitting comments.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3). 

Smart Digg Button

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Very nice add-on for Digg, although I prefer the Digg Firefox Extension a bit more. The only downside of Smart Digg is that it re-uses the current window/tab when submitting a new site to Digg.