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The new "fork" named "Trueblock" is ridiculous. At best, it can be considered useful to express some people's anger. It uses the unchanged original AdBlock Plus code, adjusting only ONE user setting (that everyone can change for himself EASILY). If "forking" like that should become the rule, Mozilla would have to think up ways of how to deal with it.
To counter the somewhat exaggerated hysteria regarding the "non-intrusive ads" feature in the original AdBlock (I posted a critical comment on the new "feature" here already):
not only is it extremely EASY to deactivate it in the original add-on, it can even be DELETED COMPLETELY ("Actions" > "Delete"), i.e. the whitelist AND the newly added options dialog will be removed. I didn't lose ANY of my old filters and settings after the update with the new "feature". Everything is working as before. Even after the very latest new update, the deleted whitelist and new option didn't reappear (actually, I wanted it to reappear to check the whitelist again). And, please, nobody tell me that someone who knows how to pick and maintain his preferred filter lists, doesn't know how to deactivate the new feature with a single click, or re-download his old filters after a messed up update, which seems to have happened to one or two people.
If there were "minus" stars available for rating an add-on, I'd give the "fork" several minus stars. ;-)
I do think though that W. Palant should at least make the whitelist as easily accessible as all other lists. Until then, only five stars.
As already pointed out by "Equaer", the default "Wipe Type" can no more be picked in the "Options" of later FF versions. Also, the little blue progress bar that appears during the wipe operation is so fast that it's safe to say that no wiping takes place, but just a simple deletion.
I tested also on an old FF 3.5 version, and there wiping seems to work, as the progress bar takes some time to progress (as it should), depending on the amount of data in the cache.
So, in effect, in later FF versions, the add-on does NOT wipe data, and it's useless as long as it doesn't get updated. Only 1 star this time.
I'm using StrokeIt's mousegestures to close tabs in FF. But StrokeIt can't close the Cache Viewer tab, as CV doesn't close when using the usual FF shortcut for closing tabs [Ctrl+W]. (My mousegesture is tied to this shortcut). That problem has been around already with the original CV versions. Maybe CV can be made to close on [Ctrl+W] like any other tab too?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9).
In FF9, the "Assistant" of version 1.5.7 still doesn't work (not even after updating the install.rdf manually) and only the first option (incremental size) sticks (I prefer the "on first strike" option).
Version 1.5.4 doesn't work with FF9 either as it does for "P Tee" with FF8 (see his comment below).
But older version 1.5.2 works for me in FF9 after manually updating the install.rdf. Weird.
Really nice and useful. Always wanted to have something like that. But it also has some strange behaviour: sometimes a folder or file does not open instantly, with the FireFiles drop-down menu freezing for some seconds. When you first open a folder, it is not maximized (maybe there could be an option to open it always maximized). As I have lots of partitions (with meaningful names), an option to display also the name (not just the letter) of the partition would be useful (I can't always remember the content of the drive just by the drive letter). Could be, some of the strange behaviour (like the short freezing) has to do with my many (9) partitions. An English translation of the above (Chinese?) text would also be useful. ;-)
At first I was willing to give the new "non-intrusive ads" feature a try (it was disabled by default here). But after activating the "view" of the whitelist (in about:config, by setting "extensions.adblockplus.subscriptions_exceptionscheckbox" to "false"), I saw that GOOGLE ads (from the biggest tracking firm in the universe right now) were whitelisted!!! No way that I'll ever enable that option again!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1).
It has lots of unexpected options that are nevertheless intuitive and easy to use. Important entries can be protected from automatic deletion. Even the number of times an entry was used can be edited.
It's amazing to see, with the help of this add-on, what data FF keeps storing, even those data that I thought I had deleted manually from the search fields (via "highlight + del button"). Also found some entries (account numbers, etc.) that I really didn't want to see stored.
IMO, this add-on is an absolute must for privacy conscious users. It should also get a prize for combining utmost efficiency with simplicity of use.
The "RIP Advanced" options in the context menu can remove especially nasty and sticky content that Adblock's "Element Hiding Helper" can NOT remove (like slideshows with constantly updated pictures). In one case I had to experiment and click to remove the same field several times (although it was already empty) until it completely disappeared.
In FF 7.0, if I "drag and drop" some highlighted text from a webpage into a note, the text will not stick and disappears when I navigate backwards or forwards. To make the "dragged and dropped" text stick, I always have to hit at least one extra key on the keyboard (e.g. [Enter], or any other key) after entering the text.
Happens also on a test install of FF7.0 without any other add-ons.
If the text was typed manually there is no problem and it will stay.
The add-on still works on FF7 if the .rdf file is updated in the known manner. It works either in conjunction with the "Ask for Sanitize" add-on or together with the "Clear Data" button from the "Toolbar Buttons" add-on (the "Clear Data" button, unlike "Ask for Sanitize" just doesn't ask you on shutdown).
What I don't quite like is that the picked deletion method always reverts to the 3 times (DOD) overwrite option. Not sure whether this is intentional or a compatibility issue. I prefer the 1 time overwrite as it puts less strain on the hard drive.
For the somewhat paranoid: a test in an older computer magazine showed that not a SINGLE company that specializes in restoring files from damaged HDDs is able to restore any files that were overwritten only ONCE. Whether the police or intelligence services can restore files that were overwritten several times is a matter of speculation (I've heard of no court case yet where securely erased data were successfully restored and decided the outcome of the case).
I only installed this add-on to be able to place a few separators, but found, to my surprise, that it also makes it EASY to change the name of the search engines (can normally only be done in FF by awkwardly editing some .xml files). That feature is not even mentioned on this page, though I bet a lot of folks were looking exactly for such a one.
There are two other ("experimental") "CacheViewer" add-ons, based on the old one, available on this site: "CacheViewer Continued" and "CacheViewer Fx6". Type CacheViewer in the search box on this page. Haven't checked those as the old one still works for me on my FF6.0 as I mentioned below. Good luck!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
If the PREVIEW doesn't work (even after you've edited the install.rdf), you have to go to the bottom of this page, click on "Version Information", then on "View all versions" and get the LATEST version of CacheViewer (0.7b right now). The version on the main page is only 0.6.3 right now. Even in the latest version 0.7b you will have to edit manually the install.rdf file in the known manner.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3).
The homepage of this add-on mentions that, as of June 27th, there already is an adapted version (2.0.3) for FF5. You'll find the updated working version 2.0.3, if you click on the link "View all versions" at the bottom of his page.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2).
For all those who (like me) find the new version AWFUL: the instructions on how to downgrade properly can be found here: http://www.ideashower.com/support/read-it-later/how-to-downgrade-from-20-to-09/
If you don't downgrade properly RIL will break. In my case, after a first improper downgrade and a later proper downgrade, the button was gone. Got it back by also resetting in about:config the entry "isreaditlater.added_to_toolbar" (rightclick > "Reset). Button appeared in navigation toolbar again.
Phew!!! I'm sooo glad and sooo thankful that some smart guy brought that feature back for the users (and himself), after Mozilla decided to remove it and ignore all requests to reintroduce it. Had a temporary problem using this add-on together with password manager "KeePass". Passwords didn't get entered correctly in the password field but next to the name in the name field. Changing AskForSanitize's default hotkey (ctrl+alt+x, which wasn't used by KeePass though) made KeePass enter the password correctly again.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3).
Silvermel has been my favourite theme for a while. But the latest update (after switching to FF3.5) keeps displaying a Silvermel screen for a fraction of a second, any time I open a new tab. I hope this is not intentional. Frankly, I find this sucks. I prefer my browser to stay "neutral". ;-) Downloaded the previous version from May 10th and that one works properly (without that short glimpse of a Silvermel screen each time a new tab loads).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1).
I like it a lot, but I wish it's automatic updates (especially the automatic updates after every restart of FF and any time I just click on it in the status bar) could be optionally disabled and a manual update option were available. (I don't want to let Yahoo know, just as with Google, about my whereabouts and interests on too many occasions.)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.3).