ander

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User since April 19, 2007
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My Reviews

BlackFox V2-Blue

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome theme! Very stylish. And unlike most dark themes, it doesn't use dark-on-dark tab labels (maddening!), but light text on dark, which you can actually read... Great work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.2). 

Awesome Screenshot Plus - Capture, Annotate & More

Great, but missing a couple of important things... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is very well done, but it's missing a couple of standard screenshot options:

• The ability to copy the screenshot to the system clipboard rather than having to save it as a file.

• The ability to specify the saved image's filename format. (It currently uses the page's entire title, so you can get crazy long filenames like "Awesome Screenshot Plus - Capture, Annotate & More -- Add-ons for Firefox 2014-04-11 14-37-09.png")

If these were added, I could recommend this add-on without reservations.

Nav Bar on Title Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've already posted a one-line review of this great plug-in, but I wanted to add an important note:

If Nav Bar On Top (NBOT) doesn't perform the way you expected, it may just be an issue with the theme/persona you're using. (For example, when I used a certain theme, activated NBOT, then switched to Full Screen view, my FF window disappeared. When I restarted and used another theme, everything was fine.)

Theme authors do the best they can, and we really appreciate their efforts—but sometimes they don't anticipate all the changes that can occur to FF's graphics. It's not this plug-in's fault; it does what it's supposed to do. Cheers, A.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Nav Bar on Title Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great! What a space-saver on smaller displays.

WikiSearch

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's simple and does what it's supposed to do: It adds a "Search Wikipedia" command to FF's context menu that opens a new tab with the Wikipedia article (if it exists) for the highlighted text.

I just wish it showed the results in a foreground tab, or at least had that as an option. Presumably, if you want to look something up, you also want to see it. :?|

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1). 

QuickWikiEditor

A great idea, and a very useful add-on! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A real time-saver for people who make minor Wikipedia edits. Once you've selected some text in a Wikipedia article, just press Ctrl+E (Windows, Linux) or Command+E (Mac) and a small editor window appears with that text. Make your edit, click OK, and your change immediately appears in the article. Great!

Note: In the extension's Options, the (changeable) key combination appears as "accel-e". The developer explains why, below.

S3 Download Statusbar

Works great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

(Wow, I've never posted a review on a Czech webpage...)

Thanks very much for this update. It was quite annoying having to use FF's awkward Downloads window again, when the original Download Statusbar (and D.S. "Fixed") failed to work with FF 26.

Vážíme si vaší dobré práci!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Hand Drawn Icons

It's working fine (FF 24.0)... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

HDI 2.0.1 works fine with Firefox 24, which I've just installed. If you add the Nightly Tester Tools extension, it lets you enable themes that haven't been officially tested for each new FF version. Despite all the incompatibility warnings that have appeared, I haven't had ANY problems HDI. I think the FF team just prefers to stay on the cautious side. ;?)

Thanks again for this beautiful theme!

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Add-on Compatibility Reporter

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this extension with the Nightly Tester Tools extension, which prevents FF from automatically disabling add-ons that haven't yet been officially "approved" for each new FF version. With rare exceptions, most add-ons work just fine from one FF version to another. Consequently, I use this extension not to report problems, but to report that add-ons that'd otherwise be disabled are OK.Of course, you can't test add-ons if you can't enable them---and I don't think everyone knows about the NTT extension. So how about adding a similar feature to ACR, to let people to override FF's automatic disabling? Then you could change the button it adds from "Report Issue" to "Report OK/Not OK", or something like that. Then it wouldn't be so odd, clicking "Report Issue" to report there are no issues. :?)

P.S., to the last reviewer: ACR does check themes's compatibility, at least on my system (FF v24.0). I just submitted "OK" reports for two of them.

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

CacheViewer Continued

Where is it?? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I don't understand. I installed this in FF 22, but it doesn't appear anywhere---not on the tools menu, in the context menus, or anywhere else I can find. And neither its page here nor its website gives any clues on how to access it once it's installed... Is it some kind of joke?

Image Resizer/Scaler

Great, with exceptions Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great idea and a well-written plugin. I was disappointed, though, to find that it didn't seem to work with pop-up images within pages (for example, the table photos at pinsimdb.org).

To developer (below): Thanks for your reply. I've changed my rating from 4 to 5 stars, as obviously you can't anticipate every coding instance. Keep up the great work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

resumeLater

BRILLIANT! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow! My son and I always have a bunch of YouTube videos open in various tabs, and seldom have time to watch any of them completely. Whenever we had to close FF, we'd have to record our viewing positions in a textfile so we could return to them later.

ResumeLater makes all that unnecessary. Thanks very much for this nice add-on!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

Find Toolbar Tweaks

Great--with one suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This would be even more useful if it also let you set the color of the Find box's text and background.

For some inexplicable reason, some themes change these colors so that when the typed text isn't found, the box either turns an annoyingly bright "warning" color (e.g. red), or the text disappears entirely (becomes nearly the same as the background color). Wouldn't it be great if this take-charge add-on coud fix that?

FT DeepDark

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent... Very elegant and professional-looking. Way to go!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.4). 

Preloader (for Firefox)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent add-on! FF loads noticeably faster here on my Win 7 netbook.

I don't know what problem the one-star reviewer had... Did he remember to do the 2nd part of the installation, as described above? It's worth the effort.

Google/Yandex search link fix

Awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's been SO annoying since Google started scrambling their result links. I mean, they're giving you a link to a page—what's the difference if you copy it there, or on the page itself? Really.

Anyway, thanks very much for fixing this nuisance!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4). 

QuickWiki

Well done, but a bit disappointing... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This actually shows the Wiktionary/Wikipedia results, reformatted, in a pop-up window. I wish it had the option to open the actual Wiktionary/Wikipedia webpage in a new tab.

(Also, why not call it "QuikiWiki"? Wouldn't that be cuter?)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

Splash! (Compatibility Update)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

And it doesn't work with FF 14, either, which isn't surprising.

Click to Play Plugins Helper

How do you use it? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This looked good, but when I installed it I couldn't find anything new---no button on the Add-On Bar, no extra context-menu commands... And this page has no link to a website for the add-on, or contact info for the author. So I must be baffled and uninstall it. Oh well.

Hand Drawn Icons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent and practical dark theme, with very cute artistic touches.I especially like how it sets the content area of new tabs to black. I've always found it rather jarring when you're using a dark theme, open a new tab, and are suddenly blasted with a white screen.

My only possible complaint is the large, bright icon it adds in the center of FF's Downloads window, which makes it hard to see some of the (also light color) figures on the current downloads. Maybe this can be improved...?

UPDATE: HDI works just fine with FF 22.0. I've installed the Nightly Tester Tools add-on (available here) which adds a "Force Addon Compatibility" command that lets you re-enable HDI—and I've no problems with it at all. So if you can't live without HDI till Aatif has a chance to update it, there's the solution!In many cases, declaring an existing theme or extension "compatible" with a new FF version is just a formality. The FF team has high standards, though, and they like to be sure there are no significant problems. If you use NTT to enable anything else that hasn't been certified for a new FF version, just keep your eyes open and be careful—you're being a "tester"!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0).