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Very nice Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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).
LOL Rated 5 out of 5 stars
It doesn't wipe data Rated 2 out of 5 stars
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). ;-)
Love it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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! ;-) Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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).
Sorry, the new "Fork" is Ridiculous! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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.
Doesn't work in later FF versions! Rated 1 out of 5 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.
[CTRL+W] to close CacheViewer? Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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 (0.9.1-signed.1-signed).
Back to v1.5.2 in FF9 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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 Useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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. ;-)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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 (18.104.22.168-signed).
Incredible Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Great tool! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Some Bug Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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).
Wonderful Surprise Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Two new "CacheViewer" add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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... Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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).
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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.