DirkHoffmann

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Name DirkHoffmann
User since February 5, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Forecastfox Weather

Unfortunately not best choice any more :-( Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The latest versions (> 2.2.2, for FF>27) are not available from mozilla any more. Instead a new version can be downloaded from the AccuWeather website. But it is much more instrusive than before. This looks like the typical "I give it for free and let you pay later, once you got used to it" attempt to a user's freedom of choice. The new version is not a widget, but a complete bar, from which search function and other unwanted features cannot be disabled separately. Take one - take all. Too many modal windows for configuration overlay even my other browser tabs.
I understand that everybody needs to earn his life and make money after all. But this attempt to break into the users' favourite browser is unacceptable in my mind, similar to the long criticised all-IE and all-MS attempt of MS, which was finally judged to be illegal. Difficult to say that a free app abuses its monopoly status, but it is something like that.
A clear no-go for me, if it will not be improved to be more customisable (i.e. I can decide which parts of the widgets I see).

Edit: Crashed FF when trying to customise other toolbars. It does not fit the add-on customising schema of Mozilla any more, which explains, why it is not validated. Does not allow to switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Uninstalled. What a pity. It used to be the first add-on I installed on every new environment. Were the 2.x versions open source and can we adapt them to FF29?

StretchClock Break Reminder - Desk Yoga

Unfortunately still not in Linux Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I keep complaining, because I really love to use it when I am running on Windows.
It still does not seem to work on Linux (Fedora14-16 tested) at all.
Unfortunately the fixed location in the add-on bar is becoming obsolete with FF>10, as that it is not really used for much stuff nowadays. Hence it becomes difficult to find the config menu, which is not linked from the add-on page as for other plug-ins.

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

PDF Download

Not working Rated 1 out of 5 stars

May be a nice tool according to description. But it failed to display a simple PDF from a plain HTTP URL.
Also I do not like that it wants me to send my web page to an obscure and untrusted channel, who promises to send it back after conversion "in order to improve speed and reliability". Either someone wants to spy me here or (more likely) needs a bunch of beta-testers to debug his conversion software.
Sorry. Deactivated and removed.

StretchClock Break Reminder - Desk Yoga

Does not work on FF10.0/Linux? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Excellent tool indeed. The different exercise videos avoid a repetitive effect. Each hour is different.
Experience on Win7 (also FF10.0) was very good. But I installed it on FF10.0 / Fedora 14, and it did not work.

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