kengrace

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Name kengrace
Location UK
User since January 29, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Bamboo Feed Reader

Still the best but a flaw in 1.8 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Still the best feed reader I have found, but in v1.8 selecting the blue theme turns the details text to white on white.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Bamboo Feed Reader

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect replacement for Google Reader. If anything, better than Google Reader. I've got an odd problem, however. The Bamboo window is oversize widthways, and buries my bottom toolbar. Is there any way to adjust the window dimensions?

Solved - I had display mode set to pop up, and pop ups appear slightly larger than the basic window.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.4.1-signed). 

WIFI Finder

Misinderstanding in the instructions?? and javascript error Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The instructions say that "Signal strength is in dBm so the lower the better it is". My experience is that the best signal strength seems to be from networks with a higher value. Am I misinterpreting?

Causes JavaScript error: 2147500037 on start-up. Disabling this one add-on prevents the error.

Edit: I'm using an ethernet connection alternatively with wireless - because of local wireless inefficiencies. The JavaScript error seems, although I haven't tested it exhaustively, to occur when Firefox is started with wireless disconnected.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.411.33.1-signed). 

Ads no more

Causes out of memory problems Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Worked well initially, but either the introduction of version 1.7 or Firefox 18 started causing endless javascript loop errors - "Error: Component returned failure code: 0x8007000e (NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY) [nsIXPCComponents_Utils.evalInSandbox]"Version 1.8 seems not to have solved this.
Looked for help at the developer's website, but that seems just to be a general hosting site and I could find no mention of this add-on.

UPDATE January 13: A so far unpublicised version 1.9 seems to have squashed the script-loop out-of-memory problem. Ads no more slows Google searching a little, but as it's messing with Google code, this is perhaps not surprising. I'll keep it installed to see how life goes on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1-signed). 

Integrated Google Calendar

Icon ? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent extension, but I wonder, why does the icon have a dropmarker underneath it? This pushes the icon out of the top of the toolbar, but seems to serve no useful purpose.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0.1-signed). 

AutoPagerize

Puzzling Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There is nothing on the home page to say how this works. The extension is restartless but when installed it shows in Add-ons manager with an options button that does nothing. When FF is restarted the options button disappears. But try a Google search and the consecutive pages scroll up smoothly, so I guess it's doing what it says on the tin.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.5.1-signed). 

Yahtzee

And now? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have no idea how to play Yahtzee. I still don't. Some rules of the game would be a useful addition - and an English translation perhaps.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.11.1-signed). 

Unified Sidebar

All in One Sidebar Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Doesn't play well with All in One Sidebar. There is a clash in priorities over setting the sidebar width. Pity. This looked a useful add-on otherwise.

Solitaire/Pasjans

New version ticks all the boxes Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The updated version 1.3.5.2 at the developer's web site flattens the bugs and looks neater and cleaner - with a couple of extra game options as well. Waiting for Mozilla approval.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.1.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Solitaire/Pasjans

Not for netbooks Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Playing area is too tall for a 600 pixel deep netbook, so the cards disappear off the bottom of the screen and are both unviewable and unreachable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.1.1-signed). 

Google Redesigned

Problem with white-out type menus Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sorry about this being a bug report, but support at Globex Design is not available at present.Google Redesigned really improves the look of the Google utilities, except in my case for Reader. The white-out type in the subscriptions list (except for the one selected) and on the bars and menus at the top of the page is not showing. This is in Firefox 5 on Windows 7, XP, and on a Linpus netbook. The problem appears in both the default theme and my preferred Foxdie theme. Google Redesigned is v0.7, confirmed as the latest.
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<B>Ignore all that. </B>My fault entirely. I forgot I also had PureReaderForFirefox installed. This has a cleaner, nicer interface for news reading, but is obviously not restrained by catering for providing an interface to a suite of programs such as Google Redesigned. I believe at one time it co-existed nicely with Google Redesigned - with GR turned off for the Reader element - but I guess recent updates to GR have now prevented the full display by PureReader whether GR is set to influence Reader or not. Turning off PureReader has given me the full utility of Google Reader again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1-signed). 

NoComposeAccount

Falls at the first hurdle Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mostly works for me but unfortunately falls at the first hurdle. I have seven accounts. If I select any of six of them as my default account, composing a new message or replying selects the default. But if I set the seventh account, the one that I really want, as default, NoComposeAccount fails to nominate this as the sending account and uses the account related to the folder I happen to be in,.So I'm currently working with it set to nominate no account and make this a manual selection to see whether nominating a From account manually each time is overall less hassle than occasionally selecting the wrong account.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Shorten URL (Bit.ly)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Same problem from yesterday as Dom Wong and 3littlepigs. Luckily there are plenty of alternatives out there.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.55.1-signed). 

Liquid Words

Still exploring Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've had Hyperwords on three machines for some time now and I'm still finding new things to do with it. Some of the functions seem not to be working (for instance table of contents and copy to file) but I've got a lot of extensions on these machines and I am using the Foxdie theme (which is excellent but a tad idiosyncratic) so I wouldn't be surprised if there is the occasional clash. And the bits of Hyperwords that I can't get to work aren't particularly important for me anyway. All in all this is an extension that the more you use it, the more you find to use it for. Excellent.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.5). 

iLeopard Mail

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

HUTA2U: Do you have Lightning installed? That's your calendar.

On another topic, if you run TEBE this theme is likely to cause problems. The GUID is not a properly-formed email address and will trip up TEBE's validation. A work round is to edit the iLeopard install.rdf to change the to "iLeopardMail@reo-2007.deviantart.com". And for good measure add 4 to indicate it's a theme. Then install it. TEBE is quite happy after that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.4). 

iLeopard Mail

A couple of detail criticisms Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A very nice theme but two small problems.

Black on dark grey does not make for the best visibility on the tabs and tab bar.

And the divider between the message pane and message list is a real pig to grab and adjust. It's virtually impossible below the header, and needs a steady hand at header height.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.4). 

Slideshow

Excellent utility Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Opens up in the size and position it was last closed in, so can run in a second monitor and show attached images without obscuring the TB message.

One small problem. I have found a few JPGs that won't display. I haven't established how they differ from those that will display. Could there be limitations in file properties such as bit depth or resolution?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

MacOSX Theme

Remove review Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tried to delete this review but it won't go away. Comments no longer applicable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3). 

Foxdie (Graphite)

v 1.2.0 fonts broken? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tab and menu fonts are badly pixelated in 1.2.0. I had to go back to 1.1.9

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

ThunderBrowse

Context menu clash Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I use Image Zoom which has right click (context menu) functionality to zoom embedded images. ThunderBrowse hijacks the context menu making Image Zoom unusable. Is there any way of combining the context menus?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1.3.1).