xenophite

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Developer Information
Name xenophite
Location Earth
Occupation undisclosed
User since May 25, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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In a little more detail...

If you wish to contact me, since exposing my email addresses to the public is not an acceptable, feel free to use the URL to my FB acct. and send a message there. At least this way if anyone spams me I can block them. ;)

My Reviews

ScrapBook Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very handy extension. I, too, do not see the red outline of selected DOM elements, but that doesn't really hinder what I use this for. The only problem I actually encountered was what research (yes, i actually looked into this for several hours) indicates is coding for a status bar icon, as opposed to the Firefox 4 standard of being specific to the "addon bar". This made no difference as the icon still appeared int he addon bar, up until i used an extension that tweaked that bar (Minimize Addon-Bar), and it only showed addon bar icons. So, I lost access to SB+'s editor (was unable to access it through any other icon or menu) as long as that extension was active. Eventually I found a way to use "keyconfig" to hot-key the editor (botht the extension and the specific code for SB's editor (SB and SB+ use the same code) was provided by the author) so all is well again.

I would consider this a fault as Mozilla allowing items set as status bar icons to appear in the addon bar was only done to not break so many older extensions, and is rumored to only be a temporary allowance. As for my rating, I view this fault as only being worth about 1/4 star when compared to the benefits of this extension, so that will still keep my rating at 5 stars. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.22.38). 

Minimize Addon-Bar

almost perfect for me Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I found this after using a Stylish style to do similar similar to the addon bar (making it take up only the space that has icons), but this is far better, with the minimization. :)

For my use, the only issue I had, which is not really the fault of this extension, was that 2 of my extensions use the older status bar placement, so were unavailable by default. Furthermore, one (ScrabBook Plus, as well as the original ScrapBook) has different commands for its status bar than toolbar icon. I spent hours trying to sort this out because I rely on its editor often (only accessible AFAIK by the status bar icon). I finally managed to be able to use it without this extension through an old extension named keyconfig, whose author had the actual code to hot-key a shortcut to the editor posted in one of about 140 pages of a discussion. Again, this is not the fault of this extension, but of an outdated method used by other extensions, so I won't drop a star in my rating.. However, it's still a concern for people who rely on functions of extensions that pose this conflict, as the item set to be a status bar icon isn't doesn't always serve the same function as a toolbar icon that can be added to the addon bar manually.

So, great work, but any possible future plans to make it play nicer with other extensions would be of great benefit to those who use otherwise conflicting extensions.

ClickCutter AutoCopy

good product ruined by nags Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I would give this 5 stars for function, but the excessive nag screens leads me to hope to persuade people not to use this extension. There are alternatives, just without the timer function.

Stylish

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I believe stylish is at its best when one learns to make their own styles, often using other styles to borrow ideas. :) For anyone wanting an updated version for compatibility, sheesh, the install.rdf's maxversion is easily modified in all xpi files with just something like winrar to open it and any plain text editor. Impatience is no reason to taint a product's star-score.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.11). 

QuickNote

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It does as it claims to do. :) Ctrl + F7 works fine for me (XP). Do note (referencing the review below mine) that any extension's shortcut can fail to function if another extension uses the same keys, which is always a possibility.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.0.5). 

edit first, then perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This plugin works perfectly, except the default https leads me to a failed page (no server at https://www.newzleecher.com if I try to access that home page). Since I learned of this after I installed the plugin, editing out the s from https wouldn't register in firefox even after closing the browser and restarting it. However, starting Firefox without the plugin its folder, then moving the edited xml file back in works perfectly. It would also possibly be helpful for to inform people they can easily change the values in the xml file. For example, changing the "min" value to 1 (megabyte) will filter out most of the falsely named malware (which are only a few kilobytes big).. The editing is simple enough in any text editor, but the fact I had to do that for this to get results with this plugin is responsible for one star of my five star rating. Overall, thank you for making this as it saved me a bit of time trying to make it myself (and your job is a bit neater than mine would have been), :)

Disclaimer: For all I know, the SSL server may be active but temporarily offline, as I have only tried to access it within the last half hour.

CookieCuller

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon does exactly what it claims to do, and I've been using it for years. I'm only posting this review in hopes that NijaPirateGrrl will read this. Unblocking previously permanently blocked cookies is tricky. Go to firefox's options, privacy, set that to customize to get the extended options that are otherwise hidden. Then you will see the exceptions list within the cookies section, and can remove blacklisted cookies from there. This addon integrates with firefox to have a quick and easy way to block or lock cookies, but to unblock them you have to go about it the old fashioned way. Blocking the wrong cookies can render some sites useless, as you found out, but it can also be undone. :)

Tabs Open Relative (Modified)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I think it would be nice if the two behaviours could be set independently. But ... I often had to open a new tab to prevent clicking form an external application, so that it didn't wipe out my posts in progress ... I'd give this extension 6 stars out of 5 if it would let me. I finally am able to click from programs without frustration from losing my old about:config behavior. Thank you so very much for this!


but I am so _very_ overjoyed not to have to open a new tab everytime I click something fron an external application to prevent it from

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Full Map

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

3.01 (only visible if one opts to see "all versions") is working like a charm on Firefox3. Kudos for this very handy extension. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

RefreshBlocker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This does exactly what I want it to do with the meta refresh tags, which is to stop sites from intentionally redirecting me against my will (often at 0 seconds and interrupting my incremental URL changes). The idea to allow a user-specified time would be a nice feature for some, but I, personally, am very satisfied with this as is. Oh, and it works on Fx3 RC1 once you manually change the install.rdf file to have the max version from 2.0* to 3.0*. Nice job!

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

LinkVisitor 2

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this an extension and always install it with a fresh firefox installation. I do hope this gets updated to work with Firefox3. I'll still rate it the highest I can because of its usefulness.