dotancohen

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Name dotancohen
User since December 20, 2007
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My Reviews

Tree Style Tab

The only reason that I still use Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the addon that keeps me on Firefox. As with most Firefox updates, Firefox's latest version (34) breaks a few things, one of which is the appearance of non-selected tabs. Add the following to your userChrome.css file to fix it:

tab:not([selected="true"]) {
background-color: #B9B9BD !important;
color: #000000 !important;
}

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.15.2014120101.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Terrific addon, should be built into web browsers. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lazarus has saved me a form many, many times. Having long text forms in such a volatile state is simply irresponsible and functionality to save them should be build into every web browser. Everything from poorly-designed websites, to poorly-coded websites, to network errors, to plain stupidity on my part has led to loosing some form or another. Lazuras has been there each time for me.

Qute 4++

The one single theme which improves on the default Firefox theme Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the only theme on AMO which actually improves on the default Firefox theme from a usability perspective. Instead of being flashy, this version of Qute uses well-designed icons that are easy to identify yet don't draw attention away from the active web site. For instance, the 'bookmarked' icon in the address bar is red when selected, grey when not. This makes it much easier to identify when the icon is selected, in every other theme, including the default Firefox theme, I must squint to deternine the state. Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.22). 

Tree Style Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I will be honest, this extension is the only reason that I still use Firefox. I cannot do any real productive work with non-hierarchical tab organisation mechanisms. Thank you!

Note that the latest update breaks the tab hierarchy indentation for Firefox 8. I will file a bug on github. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.14.2012012901.1-signed). 

Bookmark Duplicate Detector

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Support for Firefox 5 here:
http://downloads.mozdev.org/bookmarkdd/Bookmarkdd-v1.0.5.xpi

I installed that version in Firefox 6 and it installed without complaining. I have yet to test how it runs, though.

mouseless

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I would love to see a Linux version. I use Ubuntu. Thanks.

Thunderbird Conversations

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just noticed that this extension replaces a few other addons that I now no longer need, such as Slideshow and Compact Header. Great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8).  This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

Slideshow

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As good as this extension is, it is rarely updated when new Thunderbird versions are released. Now that Thunderbird 5 is out we can start using Thunderbird Conversations (adds Gmail-like threading) which actually incorporates a Slideshow-like feature. So for those sick of waiting for Slideshow to be updated, go check out Conversations:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/gmail-conversation-view/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Thunderbird Conversations

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon really should be native to Thunderbird. It finally makes threading useful by adopting the Gmail style of showing all the messages in the Message pane, collapsed until the user requests to open them. It even goes so far as to include inline replying and a photo gallery view for image attachments. This extension really replaces some three or four other extensions and completely makes Thunderbird a pleasure to work in. It has been years since I've actually enjoyed communicating with people in Email, I would never have thought that a Tbird addon would bring that back. To the developer: Thank you!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Copy Attachment To Clipboard

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Please update for Linux compatibility. Thanks!

Slideshow

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a terrific addon, it certainly makes sharing photos in email more useful. This is the addon that is preventing me from upgrading to Thunderbird 5, it would be nice if the "Website" link were updated to the new maintainers' website with a link to the "Tbird-5 compatible version" mentioned in another review reply.

Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Drag Tab as Shortcut

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension works for me even though "bug489729 (Disable detach and tear off tab)" didn't. Thanks!

bug489729 (Disable detach and tear off tab)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Version 1.7 of this extension does not work for me in Firefox 4 on Ubuntu Linux. The problem _may_ be a conflict with Tree Style Tabs, which has my tabs on the left of the browser window instead of the top. In any case, the extension "Drag Tab as Shortcut" does work for me:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/drag-tab-as-shortcut/

Therefore, I give the extension 4 stars for the idea, but not 5 as it doesn't work in my setup. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.1-signed). 

Muttator

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The rolling-release version on the Muttator site supports the latest Thunderbird 5:
http://vimperator.org/muttator

Of course some things are broken in that version, too, but on the whole it works well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

DragToCompose

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is great, it really speeds up my workflow. One thing must be emphasised: the file is not dropped onto the Compose button. Rather, hovering over the Compose button for one second opens the Compose window, to where the file is dropped.

Thunderbird Conversations

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is great. I had filed about twenty issues on this addon when it was new, and the dev was very quick to fix them. Even some esoteric bugs, such as Hebrew and Right-To-Left issues, were handled with utmost priority. The dev even went so far as to resolve a conflict with another extension by helping to improve that second extension, and then packaged everything up nice for me to test instead of waiting for the other extension's authors to get around to it.

This extension is a real pride not only of open source software, but also of an open developer who really cares about his software and his users.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0alpha1).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Slideshow

Great addon, abandoned Rated 5 out of 5 stars

To those asking about an update to Tb 3.1, I have contacted the developer and he has no intentions of updating the extension as he himself no longer uses Thunderbird. Too bad, this was a great addon and should probbly be part of Tb itself.

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

Thunderbird Conversations

Perfect addition to Thunderbird Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon adds Gmail's "killer feature" to Thunderbird: flat threading in a single view. The developer is very active fixing bug reports and even feature requests, ensuring compatibility with other extensions, and ensuring that the extension works in all usage scenarios. Issues mentioned in other reviews, such as the attachments issue (Pierre) are being tracked in the GCV bugtracker already:
http://github.com/protz/GMail-Conversation-View/issues#issue/39

For those unfamiliar with Gmail's threading, this extension presents conversations as a list of all messages, both the contact's messages and your own. For those familiar with Gmail, like the microwave, we cannot function without it anymore!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3beta2). 

Clear Fields

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great extension, in fact, I really do not see why Firefox cannot give the user a way to click into an empty text field. Here is the bug requesting such a feature:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=490123

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

Expression Search / GMailUI

Almost perfect. Almost! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a terrific extension, but it _still_ does not enable Gmail's conversation threading. If that's what you want, then vote for this bug:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=488044

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6).