Charles Herold

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Name Charles Herold
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Google Search for Thunderbird

Works just fine Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I didn't even know Thunderbird had a web search until today when I accidentally clicked on something and discovered it could search Bing. Since I hate Bing I decided on principle to find a way to get rid of it. I installed this, and now I can search with Google if I want to.

I don't know what that other reviewer is going on about. How can you give one star to something that does exactly what it says it does?

Wikipedia Appeal Remover

Just what I was looking for Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Those big ads have been driving me crazy. I installed a Stylish script that was supposed to fix the problem, but it didn't. This add-on, however, did. Hurray!

Tab Utilities

Some good features, some not Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This has a lot of really useful features, but it also has some very bad ones. For example, I use the standard control key shortcuts to cut copy and paste text. But Tab Utilities for some reason uses those exact same shortcuts to do tab operations. Every time I pressed Ctrl+X to cut and copy text, my tab would disappear. It was driving me crazy. Finally I discovered it was this add-on. Furthermore, you cannot change this behavior, which is on by default, through the standard settings menu. You have to go to the advanced menu, which is very un-user friendly. I'm really annoyed about this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Purge Events Plus

doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This didn't delete a single event. I tried it several times.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.4). 

Disable DragAndDrop (Thunderbird)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm so happy to find this. I'm always accidentally moving folders without realizing it (I need a better mouse) and then my filters stop working properly. No more of that!

Tab Utilities

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is probably a good extension if you aren't used to anything it gets rid of. For example, it has it's own version of locking tabs so it gets rid of FIrefox 4's tab apps, but I'm used to those and have an extension that improves them so I don't want to deal with Tab Utilities' version. This also kills Tab Close Control, an extension that puts a close icon on every tab.

It feels like Tab Utilities pretty much just throws out the existing tab system and replaces it with one of its own, and that's too far reaching for me.

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

Google Contacts

Seemed to affect TB performance Rated 1 out of 5 stars

For a while now I've seen Thunderbird working at the pace of molasses. So recently I turned off a bunch of add-ons to see if that helped. It did, so I began to turn them on one by one. TB worked fine until I turned on this extension, at which point the program started moving like mud. I don't know why.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.34). 

Download Statusbar

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice little addon, but a little buggy. For example, if I have downloaded something and it's still in the status bar then when I download something else it uses the old download info, so it appears that I'm re-downloading the old file (if I open the options then click okay it updates the names properly). Also it does not always remove downloaded items from the status bar, apparently because it doesn't always know they've finished. But it's still handy.

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

TabGroups Manager

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent tabs organizer that works much better than the last one I tried. The hibernate and suspend modes are great, because I can keep tons of tabs but they won't actually load the pages unless I want them to.

One issue. For some reason, this add-on adds a bunch of search engines. I discovered that I now had things like google(TGM) and yahoo(TGM), even though I already had google and yahoo in my searches, and I didn't appreciate having to delete all of them. I hope that isn't going to happen again the next time I update this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2010.06.20.02). 

Xsticky-Addon (Sticky-Notes)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is good but a little quirky. For example, to move a stick note, you drag it. But you can't always drag it; sometimes you have to click on the page it's on first. I can only move it when it's translucent, not solid, and clicking on the page outside of the stick seems the easiest way to do that, since it usually works.

I also think it's a mistake to make the default for notes to appear on the top of a web page. I was very taken aback when I opened an xsticky and instead of appearing where I was, it sent me to the top of the page. I eventually checked the settings, but I didn't realize that "center" was what I want, because I thought it would just put the xsticky in the center of the entire web page, when what it actually does is put the sticky where you are. To me this seems the more expected behavior, and I think this should be the default setting.

Still, it does work and it is very handy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This was great while it worked, but there's no version for 3. :-( Unfortunately, Thunderbird will let you add addresses to the address book but won't let you specify which address book to use if, like me, you have multiples, so it's fairly useless. Please update this.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I used Sage for years and was very happy with it, but some time in June of 2010 something went wrong; when I choose a feed, it would load very slowly and even paging up and down once it loaded was very slow. So at the moment it's not useful, although I hope they update it eventually. In the meantime I'm trying out Brief.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.6). 


Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I really don't understand why Lightning has no way to automatically add an event from an email. ReminderFox does it. It seems like an obvious thing to have - Outlook has great integration in which you can both add with a right click or drag and drop an email into the calendar - but Lightning has never seemed to make any effort to really integrate itself into TB. Which is why while I've installed it and looked at it a few times, I always uninstall it again because what it offers that ReminderFox doesn't can't compensate for the things ReminderFox has that Lightning doesn't. I wish the two add-ons could be melded into one, but until Lightning improves its integration, it's simply not useful to me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Bing Images

what is this? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm not going to install an add-on without having any idea what it actually does. Why don't you put it a real description?


finally a replacement for the signature extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using the signature extension for years, even though it hasn't been updated since TB 1.5. I've used MR Tech to keep it running, but since upgrading to TB 3, having MR Tech disable version checking causes TB to lose its scrollbars. So, as I have done many times before, I searched the extensions for a replacement, and for the first time I found something, QuickText. This is much nicer Signature, with a slicker interface and the ability to categorize text. You can also insert certain variables, which I haven't had use of yet but which is a very clever feature. I'm thrilled to finally be able to let go of Signature.

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

PDF Download

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Just sticks a big ad at the top of your pdf page that also lets you go to the google HTML page if you want. I don't see the point.

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