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Name methuzla
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Adblock Edge

Thank you Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for your efforts over recent years.
Please feel validated :)


poor choice of hot-key; panel does not identify itself clearly Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The hot-key chosen by the author interrupts the existing standard hot-key for entering Unicode characters in hex: control+shift+U +four-character-hex-from-number-pad.
(websearch control+shift+U )

When I try to enter a Unicode character this way, instead I get the user-agent pop-up box, which, because it is anonymous, took me some time to track down (I had installed this a while ago & not used it).

First suggestion: please do not hijack existing standard key combinations

Second suggestion: please clearly identify the pop-up, so we know where it's coming from & can remove it if need be, without wasting half an hour tracking it down.

Third suggestion: an icon to invoke it would be better, perhaps with a drop-down choice, rather than a pop-up.

4th: then an /optional/ & /configurable/ hot-key for those that want such a thing.


I suppose one might /guess/ that clicking on a particular browser icon in the panel should change the user-agent.

It would have to be a guess because there's no instruction or help or clarity on the panel.

I understand that one can "enter one of those pre-defined values" for an agent, but in the panel there is no clue what might be acceptable, no drop-down, no Help, no reference to the instructions page.

(And there is no syntax check, if one enters one's own string. Although one could use 'whatismyuseragent com' for that.)

But, it does work.

A useful enhancement would be to have an icon which indicates the current user-agent status.

Vertical Toolbar

Praise & requests/suggestions Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Splendid concept. Well done. Thank you.

I would find Australis (FF29.0+) unusable without it, since I like to see status indicators e.g. Quick Java add-on, as well as unhidden access points.

It also frees up space on the Nav Bar, which otherwise would be intensively cluttered.

Regret I could not access (maybe just temporarily today 20 May 014); could you put a valid support site in the description, please?

What concerns me is that I now have a highly customised FF-Chrome-panel + VerticalToolbar configuration, and I see no obvious way of saving, restoring or reverting that, should disaster strike.

I like it that most buttons fit in a narrow VerticalBar without making it wider. Regrettably, the [QJ]v Quick-Java drop-down is an exception - but I can put errant wide icons in the Nav bar, because of space freed up there.

I found out which buttons caused widening VerticalBar problems by trial and error analysis. It would be useful if wide buttons were somehow highlighted.

It woud also be useful if there was easy access to the FF 'Help' menu (now FF29.0+ hidden away by Mozdevs, when it 'should' be prominent & obvious), and to the Menu bar (also hidden away behind severlal clicks) - in particular the Tools button.

Currently to find MenuBar-Tools, one must right-click on, say, the 'newtab' + symbol or Chromium button, select MenuBar, which then appears top left of screen, and go from there.

A direct access MenuBar drop-down in the VerticalBar would be ideal; even better would be direct access to the Tools drop-down.

Final question: Is this extension Tor-safe?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7). 


Praise, thanks, works fine in FF29.0 (and usability gripe 29.0) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Still works nicely with Awstralis, I'm relieved to say.
One of the essentials.
Much praise and Thank you.

I have put the [JS] button on the nav bar (for emergencies!), and the [QJ] button in the new C̶r̶o̶m̶e̶ FF tweak panel.

That nav bar is going to fill up very quickly with status indicators!! I hope all indicator icons I use there will soon have a 'microscopic' option. (It seems to be a mozilly decision to insist on biggish icons.)

One small usability gripe is that one can only change one option at a time in the [QJ]v drop-down; I change any one setting and FF bounces me out again, so I have to dig my way back down to change the next.
I suspect this too is more a FF usability imposition than anything else (?).

Even more confusing is that if I click the [QJ] itself, it toggles all settings but one never sees the change (because again, FF immediately bounces me out) - I would have to dig down again into FF tweaks if I wanted to check the status, but I guess I trust it by now (probably a bad decision...).

Also, it isn't explicit that right-click on the [QJ] will bring one to the hidden QJ option panel, something one finds by guesswork. For new users it might be advantageous to have an explicit "options" choice in the drop-down. It's moot.

btw, what does "reload on change" mean?
Am I being dense or have I missed some documentation somewhere? (Reload what to what on change of what?)

One further question - when I toggle JS (or J) to 'off', does it actually stop/kill the relevant background processes, or does the setting apply only to new instances?
My preference would be for killing off rogues in the backbround.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4).  This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

Classic Theme Restorer (Customize UI)

aaaaaustralis :( Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks. I dread change when it is for the worse; this goes some way to keeping FF usable.

Feature request: could you add the ability to delete Australis devs?

Half a league, half a league, half a league onward ....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.9). 


what about the future? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

QuickJava is one of the add-ons I consider essential.

I love to see an immediate indication of plug-in status, rather than having to remember, or guess, or trust to luck.

I love the ease of switching, instead of having to delve into the innards many clicks and delays away.

Unfortunately the #!FLAME*#ing arrogant moz devs have in their infinite false wisdom decided to go the route of dumbing down & removing useful features from Firefox in an effort to really annoy me.

We've already seen that kind of sabotage when they removed the easy JavaScript switch feature, ostensibly to protect users from deeply technical solutions by pointing them at about:config instead - choosing the wrong solution to the wrongly perceived problem. Exasperating.

In the coming Australis perversion of Firefox (which is not all bad, just mostly bad), one of the devs' "helpful" dumb moves is to completely remove the add-on bar. Another has been to ensure that FlashBlock does not work sensibly. (Not to mention what they are doing to tabs.)

Another is only to listen to selected users, it seems, as in "talk to the hand".

For those who've been kept in the dark about Australis, see an enthusatic but less-than-open blurb here:

Read the comments. Someone has to. Find out about it. Try the "nightly" (QJ won't work). Complain loudly!How will QJ cope with this dash for idiocy?

Will QJ be able to cope with it?

Will you be dependent on fall-back addons reconstructing some kind of non-native addon-bar, an extra potential point of failure (given recent history of great addons being rendered unusable from time to time by FF auto upgrades, not good).

I wouldn't see it as being useful to clog up the navigation bar (soon to be the one_&_only everything-to-everyone Swiss Army navigation, search & status bar) , which seems to be the dev favoured solution.

I would be devastated to lose QJ.


One other thought - the indicator/switch icons don't really need to be so large, unless one is looking for an accessibility option.

(Oh, and smaller icons customisation is to be killed off by Australis, too, in an apparent desire to economise on screen space ???? Go figure.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.3).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

YouTube Flash to HTML5

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Problem - no longer works in FF 25.0.1 (under Linux mint 15)

Nothing plays.

I think it has something to do with insane 'improvements' by current FF devs in the path to Australis & onwards down the drain.


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.9). 

Flash Block

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Problem - no longer works in FF 25.0.1 (under Linux mint 15) (JS is on)

Thanks - this used to a 5-★ ★ ★ ★ ★ essential, but sadly now suddenly it does not do anything, for example youtube plays straight away.
Also recently I've seen the (f) appear briefly, then leave a black unresponsive box.
Fail both ways.

I think it has something to do with insane 'improvements' by current FF devs in the path to Australis project & onwards down the drain.


I hope you can mend it.

And since Flashblock must be one of the more popular add-ons, perhaps could you influence the FF dev crowd not to be so damned arrogant?

Love & peace...

Add to Search Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tags? The perennially annoying 'new' AMO doesn't find this if I search for 'add to search bar' (or permutations). It should surely come first on the list.

Excellent addon, essential.

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mainstay add-on! Simple explicit unobstrusive effective.Thanks for the prompt update to cope with the FF 23 lunacy which disabled the Java toggle. At least Mozilla managed to adopt your fix fairly quickly.

Feature request:Do you think you could add a L toggle to undo the effects of Lunatic development decisions at MozHQ?

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

Flash Video Downloader - YouTube HD Download [4K]

Repair needed ! ... and promptly supplied! Bravo! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Was wonderful,

I have been relying on it.

Just recently (Feb 2013), 3.8.2 just does not work any more.It detects the video, shows a blue arrow, but the full-mode panel says "nothing to download or video not playing" (it is playing).

Five stars in the hope & trust that it will be fixed soon!

I'm disappointed each time I check and still see 3.8.2.

I am currently using Linux mint 14 64-bit, with firefox 19.0 for linux mint 1.0


Thanks, Pavel for the emailed update (for linux), which appears to work well.

Ah, I see, you are waiting in the queue for Mozilla approval
and the working version is at

(download the .xpi and drag/drop it to FF awesome location bar to install)
Thanks again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.8.2). 


Invaluable Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Still 5★ but sadly overtaken by events - to whit, the HTML5 media player, so the utility of switching off Flash is sadly reduced.

Very useful on restart; it can stop cpu/gpu-intensive processes loading in the background, speeding up a restart when FF gets clunged up, & preventing background annoyances.

One of the best features was to allow me to switch off all the Adobe Crash player processor hogs, playing annoyingly in some un-findable background location (especially at restart).
Sadly, this no longer works so well as some sites intrude again with HTML5 video/audio, or even switch to HTML5 if Flash is unavailable.

These might be helpful for user, but I'm not sure how straightforward it would be to implement them
1) Add switches for whatever media player is appropriately installed. For Linux + Gnome this is often Totem {see e.g. WP /Totem_(software) }. Ditto mplayer etc. etc
2) Add a switch to halt HTML5 media plays (somehow)
3) Add a switch to kILL plugin-containe(r). I find in Linux that a >pkill plugin-container often frees up FF when it is slow or stuck, even if the container is quite small, not full of leaked memory. If this could be added to the 'off' Flash process, it might be advantageous for the average user.
4) It is wonderful, & necessary, to switch 'services' globally. In an ideal world, it would be really nice, additionally, to be able to switch things on/off for the current page only. That's probably a rather different extension - there are addons that do this piecemeal, but conversely they don't work globally.

There is some discussion here about the row of status/switch icons & their size.
Yes, a sensible reduction in the use of screen real-estate is often welcome. The spacing & size might benefit from being customisable.

However, I like to see - want to see - the status of each 'service' at a glance, not hidden away behind another button to click.
That would be an abomination, IMNSHO.

It's plain daft to hide status indicators. They needn't be too big, though, so long as they are clear.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.0). 

ImageHost Grabber

whoops Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Didn't work for me.
using FF18.0.1 in 64bit mint 14

The hostfile editor is very amusing; it presents a rapidly growing list of blanks :-D

Major issue (apart from it not working just now):
the standard FF context menu for "view image" has "i" as hotkey.
So does imagehost-grabber.

Open Image In New Tab

Pointless Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not at all sure sure why I tried this. Default behaviour in FF is to open image in next tab with middle mouse-click, somewhat more efficient.
Not only that, but it opens the image in new tab to the far right of the window (in my case, yards away), so you have to grub around to relocate yourself.
I suppose one could use the addon/always-right. But I can't be bothered.

I think I'd hoped it might be actually useful by acting to:
1) open the new adjacent to parent tab
IMNSHO default FF behaviour to open far right is unclever.
maybe an option for those who prefer default silliness.
2) over-sized images resized to fit.
(Optionally?) (With some notification?).
Retaining default behavior to toggle full-size on left click.
3) maybe resize small images to limit of clear visibility, also.

But it doesn't.


Select Tabs to Restore

Useful. Some enhancements possible? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like this, far better than the strangely bijoux default.

It has just been useful after about:sessionrestore broke in FF19.0 for Mint (bug/835109); it still works where the default failed.

But not initially, because I had version 1.1 installed, and was not offered as update by the re-grade compatibility process. Another problem for FF?

If I might suggest an enhancement, though it may be too much to code:
Often FF crashes
Often FF crashes because of a recent web-page (more precisely, because of the web-page it is most recently processing)
It would therefore be useful - optionally - to be able to see a list of pages in (reverse) load order rather than window/tab sequence, the better to identify & remove the putative culprit (which is otherwise buried in the midst of all else).

Another thing that might be useful would be the ability to call up this recovery page for a second bite at restring more pages.
One can do this with about:sessiorestore, but it's not so clear how to do it with the enhanced page.
Even more useful if that were added to the History or Tools menu.


Quick Locale Switcher

Resolved - Problem of continuous re-rendering Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent once again!

This rather strange problem was resolved by the simple expedient of setting QLS preference
"Reload the current ..... after switching" to No.
My thanks to author Martijn (Captain Caveman) for a prompt response.
I leave a partial record of the problem for archive:

Has been excellent.
However, a warning for those moving to FF 15.0 : I have experienced some truly bizarre behaviour, where pages (like & & even the AMO) keep cyclically re-rendering & re-rendering, sometimes blank, sometimes without CSS, and won't be stopped.
== SOLUTION: if the AMO (Add-ons Mozilla) page quiets down enough,
== change the QLS preference "Reload the current ..... after switching" to No.

All of which seemed to be related to QLS, so I removed it, which left all the main FF interfaces speaking Russian at me.
== The change to Русский язык remains mystery, but may well not be related to QLS.
== The solution is to go FFox Edit> Prefs > Content > Languages > Choose >
== highlight your preferred lingo & [Move up] to top language.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.8). 

ADIC - Addon Debug Info Collector

Needs attention Rated 3 out of 5 stars

two stars just for the idea, but sorry it didn't actually do anything at all (FF 15.0 beta).

It seems to be asking me for an addon-id, which puts me to a lot of work when it could just offer a selection list.
Asking me to do a lot of research myself isn't so helpful.

A list of the complete nvironment, current extensions etc., and preferences could in any case be relevant to discovering unwanted interactions between addons.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Most excellent!
I have in the past spent hours searching for a working method to get Flash in a new linux installation, and still failed! Unclear and incorrect advice abounds everywhere (else).

One small problem: if I use the new and hugely inconvenient Add-Ons Manager to search for flash-aid (flash aid, flashaid, flash install, flash installer, linux flash, or any permutation with 'adobe' or 'crashplayer', whatever), it isn't found. Tagging needs attention!

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


Praise Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Most excellent add-on.

(FYI, my earlier point about not bein able to find this was down to a wider add-ons search problem.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.16). 

British English Dictionary

PLease make this instant-install Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mostly, it's a real pain to have to reboot to get the thing to work.

Also, it's very annoying that the langage defaults to Americsn in my Linux editions.

That is compunded by the fact that other versions of English are not included in the American locale box (at the top) as options. One has to go to all the trouble of searching for them in the full "others" list, when one is initially unsure whether they would be listed under country name (locale).

Would it be possible to have a "use Linux(o/s) disctionaries instead" option?