Moonchild (M.C. Straver)

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Developer Information
Name Moonchild (M.C. Straver)
Occupation Pale Moon developer
User since October 18, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My Reviews

Torrent Tornado

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It's a nice idea, but unfortunately only serves to underline why writing something like this in JS is an incredibly bad idea. Running even a single torrent in this extension makes the entire browser (38-release) unusable for anything else because it responds extremely sluggish and makes it look like you're on dialup when it does respond. This isn't a low-end PC either - i can't even imagine what it would be like on a mid-range laptop or something. Of course that is to be expected: using JS for real-time encryption/decryption of connections (you do support encrypted connections, right?...) and connection multiplexing is simply not something you should do in JS.

Also, if I understood correctly, this extension is a freeloader extension, only downloading of data is supported -- that means you are actively hurting what bittorrent is for: creating a network of nodes that download AND upload to help the swarm grow.

2 stars for effort, and providing an interesting proof-of-concept. I honestly don't understand why Mozilla made this a highlighted extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.07.1-signed). 

Disable DHE

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Good for the super-lazy, but why would this have to be an extension to forever sit in your add-on manager for a one-time configuration?

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

FavIcon Reloader

Good add-on! just one thing missing... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Does everything as advertised :) Easy help if you, for whatever reason, have lost your favicons in your bookmarks.

Giving this 4 instead of 5 stars because one rather important thing is missing: the AppMenu (Firefox button) has a bookmarks menu entry, but the add-on's "reload favorite icons" is painfully missing from there.

Dev: you probably need to add an extra entry to the overlay to fix this, and remove it from the context menu (which is an odd place to put it). Most people are not using the classic menu bar these days but are using the Firefox button and its double-paned AppMenu. insert it somewhere in appmenu_bookmarksPopup :)

Hide Tab Bar With One Tab

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Sad that this kind of add-on is needed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1-signed). 

Ignore Aero

A breath of relief Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm very happy to have found this theme that makes later versions of Thunderbird look and act much more intuitive. I'm not sure in what way the new text-buttons are supposed to be better, and it's been a struggle to not get annoyed with the new "default" theme because of mis-clicks, drab grey-on-grey, and overall simply not having a clear and orderly interface.

THANK YOU for keeping Thunderbird a pleasure to use!

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

Awesome Screenshot Plus - Capture, Annotate & More

Won't install Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, this add-on doesn't even install.
It complains about needing to change a necessary file, and not being able to do so.
There is no alternative way to install the add-on (I guess the problem is the "no restart" install which is obviously broken?) so I'll be looking for an alternative.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed). 


Almost there Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There's only one more widget that would make this complete: a padlock for encrypted pages. The identity panel color simply isn't as clear of a visual indicator as a padlock being present or absent. The ID panel is always there, the padlock is not; it would make it clear for everyone if a site is encrypted without having to rely on colors (not everyone can see those, anyway). Only show it for fully encrypted pages (low/high grade with different colors maybe) and leave it out for broken/partially encrypted pages since that would be a pitfall.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2011.  This user has a previous review of this add-on.


User profiling at its worst Rated 1 out of 5 stars

While you use this add-on, or even when you have it installed and visit supported pages, browsing behaviour, including page flow, visits, clicks, IP address, your ISP, time-on-site and a whole lot more is collected. Profiling at its worst. It constitutes a major invasion of your privacy if you use this add-on.

(a propos, apparently Mozilla is planning to integrate this as "Simple Sharing" in future versions of Firefox... Meaning this kind of invasion of privacy will become "core browser functionality". Where are we going again?)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4.2). 


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It works initially, for a little while. But after that (either closing and reopening the browser or simply having it open for a while) it stops updating the status text (link hover and network text) leaving one with a blank add-on bar again and no text. It's really buggy and can't be relied upon as a replacement for the status bar.
EDIT: this seems to have been a bug that is now fixed. THANK YOU!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2011.