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After I found this add-on, I quickly switched over to using the "Wide Thread View". This view allows me to add more columns (e.g. tags) to the thread pane and make the subject column wide enough to be able to read most of the subject.
But, in "Wide Thread View", one can't maximize the message pane and the thread pane anymore (I had used add-ons and hotkeys to do this). If I want to maximize the message pane, the thread pane turns grey. And if I want to maximize the thread pane, it's the folder pane that will actually be maximized and takes up the space of the message pane.
I wonder, whether it would be possible to make the view quickly switch to "Classic View" when one of those panes should get maximized, so the folder pane on the left will be as in "Classic View", but with either the thread pane or the message pane maximized ...and then quickly revert back to "Wide Thread View" if the maximizing is undone.
I admit, I hadn't used the maximizing features too often, and would rather do without them than having to give up the new "Wide Thread View". ;-)
Love the simplicity and effectiveness of this one. Using this add-on, the FF version will be 10.0 and the OS will be Windows 7. A test at panopticlick.eff.org showed this to be the best result I managed to get so far at that site (the column "one in x browers have this value" has the lowest values). So this add-on really does its job, and for me its a keeper. But how about giving more info about what it does, also about the "other stuff", it fakes? ;-)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.4).
This has been an indispensible tool for me for quite some time now. Just the other day, I noticed that I can't duplicate (or "copy") the search engines within the list. If I press CTRL + left mouse button and move the mouse, that little plus sign [+] (indicating duplicating instead of just moving) below the mouse pointer indeed appears, but it doesn't duplicate or copy the link and only "moves" it within the search engines list.
Copying (instead of just moving) the link would be useful if you have different folders that you like to open via the "Open All in Tabs" command and some folders should have the same SE as some other folder.
This is a really nice idea, but I had issues with the chronological order of emails after customizing the "year" format. I wanted to use the add-on to shorten the standard date format to save horizontal space. So I reduced the "year" format from the usual 4 digits to the last two digits (like 2012 to just 12). It works, but then the chronological order of emails gets mixed up (especially if new mail arrives). One can correct the mixed up order, shortly, by clicking on SDF's own new "Date" column again, but it keeps reverting to the mixed up order. Had to deactivate the add-on. It would be nice, if the add-on could keep the logical chronological order of the standard date format while displaying the new customized date format.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).
It works even with the portable version I'm using (like this: "...\FirefoxPortable.exe -preloader"). Improved start up speed is quite noticeable, perhaps twice as fast (or perhaps even only a third of the previous start-up time) with the about 50 add-ons I'm using. For me this add-on is definitely a keeper. Thanks!
In case someone can't see his second, etc. profile: in my TB the second profile only shows up, if the "Custom button"-option for the first profile gets unclicked. (But you can still create a custom button for the first profile, as long as the "Custom button"-option is clicked, you just have to unclick it afterwards for the second profile to show.)
Edit June 4th:
The problem I described above has to do with my using the "Menu Bar" for all my buttons. "Get Selected Mails" seems to work properly in the "Toolbar", but not quite so properly in the "Menu Bar".
Edit June 10th:
After I mentioned the issue with the Menu Bar (the first GSM was designed to work only with the "Mail Toolbar"), the developer actually rewrote the GSM engine, and now GSM works perfectly even in the Menu Bar.
...someone came up with a solution to Mozilla's irresponsible mess in the customize window. I never understood according to what "logic" the icons were arranged. A few seem to have been placed, temporarily, in chronological order, but then those also switched their order unexpectedly. If you had LOTS of icons (e.g. if you are using the "Toolbar Buttons" extension) it could take you minutes until you found your icon, and, admittedly, sometimes I just gave up, unnerved.
This add-on finds the icons already while typing in the search field. It also finds icons, if you type any letters of any part of the icon's name. I wonder whether an optional chronological arrangement of the icons would be possible, though I doubt it. Thousand thanks for this solution!
Always wanted to have an add-on like this! But it doesn't work too well together with the WheelClear add-on that I'm already using to EMPTY any search field with a mouse scroll. Would be great if this here could be made (perhaps optionally) to work only if the pointer hovers over the search engine SYMBOL, so if the pointer is over the white field only the WheelClear will work.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.5).
I suggest using this together with the "Advanced Unread Folders" add-on. That one adds a very useful sorting function that can be used with this one.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7).
Helps avoiding missing unnoticed unread emails. As long as there is no toggle shortcut and a toggle button to toggle quickly the add-on's "Unread (Advanced)"-command, this add-on is best used together with the "Folder Pane View Switcher" add-on. You get to the "Unread (Advanced)" view with just one click on the back arrow. ;-)
BTW, in my FF11 none of the options (either clicked or unclicked) stick after they are okayed.
I still miss an add-on that keeps indicating DIRECTLY on the TB interface if there is still some unread email in any folder (I use eight different accounts, and those that are collapsed don't betray at all if there is still an unread message in them).
Maybe some blinking sign or a blinking number (displaying the number of unread mails) in the status bar would help to draw attention to it that there are still unread emails somewhere. The number would stop blinking when there is no unread mail left.
Cool tool! But, like some other reviewers, I'd prefer the picked setting either to stick and not revert to word wrap with every new composition window ...or have the no wrap as default. Or maybe there could be an option that allows to pick which setting (wrap or no wrap) should be the default setting.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8).
Very very useful add-on. Thanks to it one doesn't lose "screen estate" by adding yet more standard toolbars in FF.
It would even be more useful in Thunderbird, as in TB (unlike in FF) one can't use the status bar for placing buttons. Please do consider making this also work with TB! ;-)))
This is really nice. What's missing is some indicator whether an email uses HTML. That indicator could be a small symbol that appears in the header bar or in the status bar (e.g. together with the "Allow HTML" symbol), every time an email has an HTML part. Often it is not possible to tell whether an email uses HTML or not. I believe that's what also "Apedemak" meant in his comment below (from Jan 2010). (BTW, an old email client, "Foxmail", used such an indicator)
Edit May 14th:
Maybe, simply by not displaying this add-on's changing icon in the status bar, whenever a message is in plain text, would be enough to indicate that a message has no html part. I keep finding myself clicking on the html option in the status bar while some messages just don't have html.
Great tool! But I find ANY toolbar should ALWAYS have a toggle hotkey and a toggle button that can make the toolbar quickly appear and disappear. Shouldn't be too difficult to implement. Clicking one's way through "View > Toolbars" is just too awkward. At least, under "View", a toolbar should always have one of those underlined letters (in that case one could create a hotkey with some macro program). ;-)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.2).
"For operating purposes, this module enables the gathering of a number of non-personal data, including your public IP address and your browsing data, stored for a maximum of three years, to compile statistics and optimize ads distribution, directly or through research programs"
"Your browsing data" can only mean: any website you visit.
Two stars for being honest about what's happening in the background.
Very nice. But the notification pop-up should have an option to stay open until clicked away ...for the time when you are away from the computer and won't hear the sound either.
If someone needs a browser-independent software that does about the same (it can't highlight selected text though and is a bit akward to set up) and that works even if the browser is not running, have a look at "WebMon" (http://tinyurl.com/ycyyf6).
I tested on several portable FF versions (old and new, and without ANY add-ons except for SS and Ask For Sanitize), with several SS versions (old and new), and I ALWAYS could restore, with a simple file recovery program ("Restoration"), after the alleged "wiping" took place, the fully intact images I had downloaded for testing purposes.
I seem to remember that formerly SOME (not all) files were no more usable after a wiping operation. The file recovery program formerly still displayed the file names (in the FF cache format), their size and date, but the content of the files had been replaced with question marks when I opened them in a text editor, so most likely some real wiping had taken place. Not sure why I can't reproduce that anymore. I've removed SS for now. But I'll try any future versions.
BTW, the bug I mentioned with regard to SS's wiping choice no more appearing in the "Clear History" dialog is related to the "Biscuit" add-on (manages permanent cookies). After disabling that add-on, the options reappeared.
Two stars (one is for your effort to keep dealing with the problem). ;-)
I like this add-on so much that I'm using it even though it conflicts with the "Hide BookmarksBar" add-on: If you move the mouse to the top across the different bars, the hidden caption titlebar starts flickering (appearing and disappearing rapidly). Also the context menus of the different bars start "wandering" across the screen if the mouse is moved. Doesn't happen if "Hide BookmarksBar" is disabled.
I'm posting this here as your support site requires a Google account, and I don't do Google.
Add March 17th:
The mentioned incompatibility with the "Hide BookmarksBar" add-on disappeared after the latest update (v.2.6.0). Great job, thanks! :-)
Nope, even in the latest update (v0.3.4) the blue progress bar is still too fast to be "wiping" anything (in my FF9.0). SS's own options dialog does appear now in FF's privacy settings, but, on the other hand, it has disappeared from the "Clear History" dialog, so I can't quickly change the wiping method (which would be a useless action anyway, as there is no wiping). Again only 1 star!
Edit March 5th:
Thanks for the response, Fabio.
Am using SS on a FF Portable version (9.0) from portableapps.com, (WinXP, SP1)
Memory cache device: Max storage size 21504 KiB
Disk cache device: 1048576 KiB
Offline cache device: 512000 KiB
The cache gets emptied after every session, so hardly ever huge amount of data in cache. The disk cache is that big to allow single big files to get cached (as Mozilla only allows caching single files of 1/8 of total cache, see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=647391). Cache directory is on a different partition than FF. As mentioned before, SS works on an old FF version (also portable).