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Name fireside
User since April 14, 2008
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Translate This!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This gets 5 stars when (or if) it is working. Please provide a link to the latest beta version. You are getting some bad reviews because you really need to write more detailed info in the intro blurb at the very top, and in the "About this addon" section farther down. This is something I wrote elsewhere (may be old): "By default, the translation is in a new tab. This is great. It can be changed to the same tab in options. Right-click page, or selected text, to translate. Right-click a link to translate the linked page. After installing the addon you will have to restart Firefox to get the translate icon to work. It only translates the whole page. Can place the icon in any toolbar. To do so right-click a toolbar and click "customize". Then drag the icon from current location to new location. It is not necessary to place the icon on a toolbar. Right-clicking a page, link, or selected text works fine. This addon uses Google translation." Use any of it.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Google Translator for Firefox

Translating selected text is not working for me Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Translating whole pages is working for me. Translating selected text is not working; whether I right click, or use the icon (after changing option so that the icon is always supposed to translate only selected text). I am using Firefox v27.0.1. For those who are having the same problem and need an alternative, the "Translate This!" addon is working fine for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.0.3.1-signed). 

Quick Translator

I use this in combination with the "Translate This!" addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Quick Translator is great for translating selected text quickly in a small popup window. Unfortunately, it translates whole pages in the same tab. So I use this in combination with the "Translate This!" addon since it will translate whole pages in a new tab. In the options for Quick Translator uncheck "show status bar icon". Restart Firefox. Now the only thing that shows up in the status bar is the "Translate This!" icon. Use it for whole-page translations in a new tab.

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

Translate This!

Great because there is option to open in new tab Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Unlike some other Google translation addons this one has a setting to "Open translations in new tab". I do not like covering up the page I am trying to translate.

The "About this Add-on" info needs to be updated to indicate that "no restart" is only for initiating translation via the context menu. To get the translation button to work one has to restart Firefox. Then the translation button works.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

ImTranslator - Google Translator, Dictionary, TTS

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

There is no way in options to only set a language to translate into. In nearly all cases I want all languages translated into English. But the settings will not allow this. One must choose a language to translate from too. I am frequently amazed at how often developers are clueless about the interface of their software.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1-signed). 

Delete Bookmark Icons

Great for deleting all bookmark icons (favicons). Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this addon. For people with many bookmarks, it makes for much smaller bookmark backup files. It comes in handy when I reinstall Firefox, and forget to block favicons. I just used this in Firefox 23.0.1 for deleting all bookmark icons. Here is how: After installing this addon click "Show all bookmarks" from the Bookmarks menu. Then "Delete all site icons" from the "Organize" menu. It works almost instantly. To prevent new favicons see info here:
http://www.ghacks.net/2009/05/11/how-to-remove-favicons-in-firefox-bookmarks - info from that page: To prevent new favicons go to about:config and change the three parameters below to the following values.
* browser.chrome.favicons - False.
* browser.chrome.image_icons.max_size - 0.
* browser.chrome.site_icon - False.
All the above info needs to be put in "About this Add-on". Developers need to explain how things work, or many people will not bother to try out their great work. I have not tried this addon out for deleting a single favicon, and so I can not verify if that works or not. Feel free to delete my previous review with the no-longer-working link.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.3.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Auto-Sort Bookmarks

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It takes almost 2 minutes to sort my bookmarks. Each time I use it. Including when I launch Firefox. To prevent this shock at first use the auto-sort option should be turned off by default. I have almost 15 megabytes of bookmarks in my .json backup file. I have all my bookmarks since around 1998 (don't remember year for sure). :) There is a modified version of the SortPlaces addon that works for me with Firefox version 22:
http://daniel-lange.com/software/sortplaces-1.9.2B-sm+fx.xpi - it continues to sort all my bookmarks in less than 8 seconds. There is more info on it farther down the page here:
http://daniel-lange.com/archives/71-SyncPlaces,-SortPlaces-...-preserving-these-and-other-excellent-Firefox-add-ons.html - SortPlaces is open source and can be freely modified and distributed. Maybe you can combine Auto-Sort and SortPlaces, or just take over SortPlaces under the Auto-Sort name. Give credit of course to the original developer too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1-signed). 

Facebook Select All

Scrolling down the list Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great. In reply to another reviewer's problem: Click the select all button again if you scroll further down the list. Worked for me as I kept scrolling down the list.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.rev18). 

Find Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have long wished for a one-click way to toggle find on and off. This is exactly what I wanted. Thanks! I think you need a little more info in the topmost description so that people see what this addon is about: "Can drag button to other locations." Many people may not make it to the details in the "About this Add-on" if they do not understand that it can be moved around.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.1-signed). 

Delete Bookmark Icons

Works almost instantly in Firefox 15.0.1 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works almost instantly in Firefox 15.0.1 to remove them all. This will delete all bookmark icons (favicons), or just one. Click "Show all bookmarks" from the Bookmarks menu. Then "Delete all site icons" from the "Organize" menu. It works almost instantly. Can uninstall addon after using it. To prevent new favicons see:
http://www.zimbio.com/Mozilla+Firefox/articles/369

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Translate This!

Working great overall, but a problem remains. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is working great in Firefox 15.0.1 for the most part. One problem that happens from time to time is that when translating a selection the text is copied over in ASCII or whatever it is called. Where blank spaces are replaced with %20, and accented characters with other % stuff. Here is an example of a line of Portuguese: Eu%20tinha%20esquecido%20desses%20problemas%20de%20conflito%20de%20edi%C3%A7%C3%A3o. It does not happen all the time with Portuguese or any language. Even with different text selected from the same page. When this happens Google does not translate the text. There is nothing in the right-side pane.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1-signed). 

TabSubmit

It works fine. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this addon! It works fine in Firefox 13.0.1. By the way, Mozilla.org, this is really dumb: "Please do not post bug reports in reviews. We do not make your email address available to add-on developers." People are not going to create dozens of registrations for all the addons they use in order to make bug reports. So allow us reviewers to choose to make our email address available privately to developers.

Site Search

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The site search works fine, but the toolbar does not remember its setting. When I click "hide" it does not stay hidden. When I open up new windows the toolbar is back. Even though I had it unchecked in the view menu too. I suggest creating an on-off button (as with FlashBlock) to open and close the toolbar.

Search Site

Great potential but needs work Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This could be a great popular addon because Google toolbar is no longer allowed on Firefox. I stopped using this though because it is too confusing to use. I can never remember which button to click. I can never remember what to click to get it to open in a new tab. So I end up never using it. I prefer simplicity. There needs to be an option to set it to always open the search results list in a new tab. From simple left clicks. The icon for site search needs to be more different. Maybe add "SS" to the button. For "Site Search".

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

Delete Bookmark Icons

Worked fine in Firefox 6 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am using Firefox 6 and this add-on worked fine in removing all the bookmark icons (also called favicons). Thanks! The about:config settings for preventing new bookmark icons can be found here: http://www.ghacks.net/2009/05/11/how-to-remove-favicons-in-firefox-bookmarks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1-signed). 

SortPlaces

SortPlaces and beta Firefox 3.5x have solved slow bookmark problems. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The latest 3.5 beta versions of Firefox sort the contents of a bookmark folder instantly. With the sort-by-name command in the right-click menu. One right-clicks the PARENT folder to do this.

But one needs this SortPlaces addon if one does not want to manually sort the contents of hundreds or thousands of folders. SortPlaces will do that with one click. And it only takes a few seconds even with huge numbers of bookmarks.

Beta Firefox 3.5x also launches instantly from the quick launch button even when loaded up with a huge number of bookmarks. My backup .html bookmarks file is almost 7 megabytes.

So the main bookmark slowness problems have been solved.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0). 

Abduction! - Webpage Screenshots Screen Capture

"Save Link As" Rated 3 out of 5 stars

There is a problem. I had to disable the add-on. When enabled it removes "Save Link As" from the popup menu when right-clicking some links. I sometimes like to save pages without having to view them in a browser window. For example; see http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/pjim06.htm - I like to right-click the links on pages like that, and save the linked pages for later study.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.019).