GaryOB

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Name GaryOB
User since January 9, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

SiteLauncher

Was Five Stars, Then Four, Now Zero Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I've been using SiteLauncher for years and it was great. When I first started using it I could use an upper case letter for one shortcut and lower case for another, 52 shortcuts without touching the mouse! Then there was an update, only 26 shortcuts without the mouse, upper and lower case were the same. Never could change the hotkeys, they just didn't work if changed to something else. I could live with that. It was still a great speed dial (I couldn't find another one that worked at all). Then I decided to try the latest Kubuntu LTS upgrade, which I hate almost as much as Windows 10. I loaded it up as a separate OS so I could still use the older version but when I installed a new version of Sitelauncher it would not work! Since then I messed up my older OS due to too much experimentation so Sitelauncher doesn't work at all now. It seems to work, even imports my saved shortcuts, but when it closes it's permanent. All I get when I try to open it is a small square of my chosen Sitelauncher color. I didn't like most of the changes that I hadn't seen because I wasn't a new user (until recently, again) anyway. Sitelauncher is broke, doesn't work on Kubuntu anymore. I'm back to the old bookmarks method, again. R.I.P. Sitelauncher, you had a good run.

This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

Tap Translate

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works like it's supposed to. Unlike some others.

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Dictionary (Google™ Translate) Anywhere

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This does not work on my Android tablet. If it is written specifically for other platforms it should say so in the description and save us the wasted time and effort to discover it ourselves.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2). 

Restart

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works on Android as described.

To Google Translate

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is a good example of why the description of add-ons should include which devices it was written for. This does not work on Android devices without an external keyboard as there is no way to right click.

Drag & DropZones (Revived)

Forgot in last review Rated 3 out of 5 stars

There is no toolbar button.

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Drag & DropZones (Revived)

Limited Use Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It works if the only searches you want are using the search engines already there. I can find no way to rename the Custom Searches and no way to add more than those three. There is no longer any options for colors or amount of transparency. It's a bare-bones version of the old D&DZs.

Provider for Google Calendar

Purpose? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I fail to understand the need for this. Lightning already syncs with Google calendars. I've bee using Lightning for years and never needed this addon for Lightning to sync with Google calendars.

Google Translation

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Fit Text To Width

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Duplicate Tab for Firefox

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Forecastfox (fix version)

It seemed to disappear with the update to FF53.0.2 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It didn't disappear, it just turned into a tiny icon on the URL bar (everything bar?) with the temperature in a bright, unreadable yellow, or was it green?, that hid the icon. I discovered that was it, have to click the icon, no more display on the add-on bar (using CTR for years), had to revert to version 2.4.8 to get it back. I hope version 4.1 provides the functionality and options I am used to, if I'm still using FireFox in November. Mozilla just keeps on taking away more options with a lot of the updates, I'm thinking of going back to Seamonkey. Maybe try PaleMoon, if it will download correctly this time. Firefox is turning into Chrome and I don't like Chrome.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4). 

AniWeather

Crapware Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I've been using forecastfox for years but they just "improved" it by making it less configurable and doing away with showing the simple forecast in the status bar, now it's an icon like all the rest of them. So I searched for another addon that's similar to forecastfox (before the "improvements"). All I could find was this one. I tried it years ago and it didn't work right then, but it's the only one I can find that's still like what I'm used to. Except it still doesn't work right. So I guess we're all stuck with having to click an icon just to see the temperature. Oh well, it's just another "improvement" that reduces our options.

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Undo|Duplicate Tab

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

QuitNow

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Qwant for Firefox

Excellent For Awhile Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent search engine. This addon is not multiprocess compatible so will not work in a few more months when Mozilla forces the change to multiprocess and disables all extensions that are not compatible. Needs update for multiprocess.

Private Anonymous Search (Google + Bing + HTTPS)

Not Good Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Cannot disable WOT in the settings. Get "No more search results try Google or Bing". Going through this and still having to use another search engine is a waste of time and effort. All other search engines give results, and I don't have to have WOT.

AddThis

Just added this Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Used to use Shareaholic but that one eliminated the url toolbar that I added with Classic Theme Restorer. Url toolbar still works with this. I will find out how well this works soon -- I just added it, haven't used it yet.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.6.5.1-signed.1-signed). 

Restart Button

No Longer Needed Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have the Toolbar-Buttons extension that has a lot of buttons. Some work, some don't. The restart button is one that does. One extension that provides a lot of buttons that used to have to be installed as separate extensions before. It can be found here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/toolbar-buttons/?src=collection&collection_id=317180b0-1890-4734-8dfd-5314897241be

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Webrtc-Button

It Works Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I checked it every way I know and it does what it says. Thank you for this and the info about it leaking IP Address even through VPN. Classic Theme Restorer has a setting to disable it but that only seems to take away the Hello icon.