Bob

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Name Bob
User since January 12, 2009
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My Reviews

Tabs On Bottom

Works. Persists Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Worked fine for me and persists after restart.

The Addon Bar (Restored)

Thank you Thank you thank you Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't mind that they removed the Addon bar, but why not give users the option? This does it, and it does it neatly. The only problem is minor. I looked for it in my addon list under Addon Bar. But it't THE Addon Bar. I can live with that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Muter

Inconsistent Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It worked sometimes. But when I open FF anew with the mute icon showing MUTE, it did not work. I had to reclick it to get it to work. That's wasn't good enough to meet my needs. I'd rather just keep the speaker off entirely.

CookieKeeper

Extremely Valuable Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been a huge fan of Cookie Culler because it allows you to selectively make individual cookies permanent and delete all the others when you close your browser. This is VERY powerful. CookieKeeper seems to be a successor, and it does the same thing but better. It even imports permanent cookies from Cookie Culler. And you can delete non-permanent cookies anytime, another powerful feature that allows you to stop some monitoring by websites without closing your browser. Try that at NYT.com, for example.

It gets five stars, but it could be better. I"d like to see sites with permanent cookies listed separately from sites without any permanent cookies. And at least one permanent cookie imported from Cookie Culler didn't work right for some reason, but it was easily fixed. I'd also like an option for a menu item on the tool bar like Cookie Culler.

Oddly, it is hard to find this add-on at the Mozilla site. Searching by name doesn't bring it up on the first screen. Just keep scrolling until you find it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.2). 

Awesome Screenshot Plus - Capture, Annotate & More

Didn't work for me Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Just plain doesn't work, probably incompatible with another add on. All I get is a gray bar at the top, and nothing seems to work. Pity.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.0.1). 

StopFingerprinting

Seems worthy but... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I love this idea behind this project, but there's no way to find or contact the author, and I can't find anything about this project on the INRIA website. So I'm tentaively suspicious. If there were some information that confirmed the INRIA connection, I would use and recommend this add-on. We need protection from fingerprinting.

Instant Payday Loans Online

You have to be kidding Rated 1 out of 5 stars

There's really an add-on for payday loans? Sleazy, deceptive, usurious payday loans.

Session History Tree

No clear instructions but promising Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It took me 25 minutes to figure out what this does. There are no clear instructions at the download site. You need to hold down the forward or back buttons at the upper left corner. Your history for the tab appears and, if there's a subtree, there will be an icon to the right of one or more of the entries. If you cursor over it, you can see the subtree and maybe another subtree. If there are no subtrees, you see the normal history list.

It's a neat enough idea. The app has some promise, and I will have to tell over time whether it's useful to me. It works.

This isn't the first time I've found an app and couldn't tell how to use it. App developers need to give users better guidance. If I wasn't patient, I would have tossed this 20 minutes ago and given it a 1 star rating.

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

Toolbar Buttons

Not Incompatible any more with 8.0 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was bummed that this stopped working with recent versions, but I followed Robin's advice (thank you!) to add the Add-On Compatibility Reporter. Now it works. This makes little sense to me, but I am happy to be able to restore my familiar buttons.

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

Sidebar Bookmarks Search Plus

Wonderful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's been maddening when I search for a bookmark, find it, and can't tell what folder it is in. Now I can. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

Screengrab

Okay up to a point Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It worked for me if I copied a whole page. But it is unclear how to make a selection or if it works. I get a pink page and any action seems to end the action totally. Another add on where the author thinks it is totally intuitive, when it is not. This is quite annoying. Please give instructions!! And I would have been happy to discuss in the user forum, but you don't give me a link to it. Thanks for the work, but meet your users halfway, please.

Show Parent Folder

You need this add on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I agree with the others that this essential feature should be part of FF already. It's just a lovely, simple add on that does what it says. Thanks!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

CookieCuller

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I agree with Hung Lo. This was, as afar as I know, the only add on that allowed you to protect individual cookies. It used to work. Now it ranges from not working at worse to totally unreliable at best. Sigh.

Incredible Bookmarks

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I tried this as it sounded useful. When installed, it put a toolbar up. I didn't want to waste real estate on yet-another toolbar so I killed the toolbar. Now I can't find any way to get this add-on to show itself or do anything. I, for one, am sick to death of people who write add-ons but who don't bother to explain how they work. A screen shot is nice, but I want instructions.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

Web2PDF Converter

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Worked fine. Faster than others. And a better looking PDF file. But I hate having the icon soak up space in my already crowded toolbar. I would MUCH rather have a menu "Save as PDF" item. Or an option for one or the other. But good enough for now.

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

Find In Tabs

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice, but needs to be compatible with "Find Toolbar Tweaks" to earn a fifth star (and a contribution). I hate having to pick one or the other....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.5). 

Find In Tabs

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice, but needs to be compatible with "Find Toolbar Tweaks" to earn a fifth star (and a contribution). I hate having to pick one or the other....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.5). 

BetterPrivacy

Great, could be better. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice add on. Time to educate users about the evils of flash cookies.

But this add on would be better if it gave the type of control that the Objection add on had. I would like to remove each Flash Cookie without having removing the SYS.SOL file that has my settings.

Thanks for the add on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

CookieCuller

Great Cookie Control Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This program gives fine control over cookies. I can protect some and delete the rest. The only drawback is that the add on seems to uninstall itself. I read that I am not the only one with this problem.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1). 

Equity Pilot - The Stock Market Navigator

RSS Feed Terrible Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I found this add on mildly interesting until it added an RSS feed that you couldn't stop. I removed the add on immediately. I could stop the feeds by setting the timer to zero, but the add on still went to the net all the time looking for them. Terrible idea.

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