mister f

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Name mister f
User since March 5, 2007
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Open With

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on...but the mere suggestion of nagware leaves a stench I can't bear.

Like many Americans, I was taught that superior work deserves a tangible reward...not just 'attaboy' and a pat on the back. That's why I always over-tip for great service. And why I've sent money to devs whose work substantially improved my on-line experience. Heck, I've PayPal-ed devs who didn't even ask for it.

But I won't fork over even a nickel for the pathetic, sad-clown extortion of nagware. OK, so most folks aren't like me - they won't contribute? Then take your work and go home. You have time & talent for cute add-ons and even more cutesy nag screens, so why whinge about money? Set up a website and sell your work.

Sure, you'll likely have to add some clever feature(s) to make illegal copies less desirable. But you're a clever sort. Besides, illegal copies are the bane of _all_ products. That's life, man. And the bottom line is this: if people judge your work to be of significant value, they will gladly pay w/o being nagged.

They always do. Ask me how I know. :) If not, then your product needs work. But, jeez, don't beg - go make something better.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.0). 

Chromifox Extreme

Excellent, thorough design ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This theme mimics Chrome's 'look' so well that I almost don't mind Chrome-ified Firefox (3.5.8) rendering javascript about three times slower - and far less reliably - than the real thing. Almost. 'Course, it also helps a bunch that I get to use all of my beloved FF & User Scripts extensions without having to wait for the Google versions. Let's hear it for theme designers!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.6.3). 

iAqua fox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very clean, fresh design. Not a perfect theme, by any means - the author's use of an extra t-i-n-y font (size 7 ?) for the 'Options' menu (FF 3.5.8) is both puzzling and jarring, as is the rendering of some 'Options' buttons as semicircles - but still one of my top five faves, overall.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.6.14.02.10). 

Fast Dial

Don't trust this clown. You KNOW he'll do it again. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

In, what I guess is four years of using Firefox and Opera, this is the first time somebody used their extension to spam me.

It is a truly unbelievable situation, for which this miserable excuse for a coder has been blaming everyone and everything but himself. Then, faced with a tidal wave of disgusted users, he finally 'fesses up how, 'I decided that I should have something in return.' Oh, really? Gee, what a surprise.

That's how it always works with spammers. They're all about bald-faced denial and lots of 'I'm shocked!' finger-pointing. 'Why the complaints? I was only trying to make it better' and 'Oh, well, that's how I like it', ignoring the fact that he did it all secretly and sneakily. Guess he's never heard of opt-outs or dialog boxes?

And, now, we see a bunch of weasels posting 5-star reviews, either as 'Mr. Helpful' (let's all sing Kum-Bay-Yah') or to cover it all up, so no complaints appear on the extension's main mozilla.org page. Well, that's just a hoot and a half. And it shows why he will, eventually, do something similar.

Buzz off, clown - go find another crowd of unsuspecting users to screw over. And, if you want unconditional affection, then go cry to your parents or your priest. Would you take it calmly if I hacked your site...'to make it better'? Or because 'that's how I like it'?

Anyway, I'm done with this POS. Hey, telega, you figure you deserved something, huh? Well, you've got it - my anger and enmity. But you've lost my trust.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.22b). 

rein

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After checking Google, I'm guessing 'Kusumi' is likely a feminine name. Good grief! If so, my apologies to MS Naoto...a pox upon me, for a scurvy knave. :-(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0). 

rein

WOW - my new, favorite FF3 theme ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Maybe its just me, but I thought I'd never find the right skin for Firefox 3. Since the appearance of RC1, I've been desperately trolling AOM on a daily basis...looking for Ms Goodtheme, if you will. Hey - I have to stare at this thing for up to 10 hours, every day. Now, thanks to Rein (a curiously German name, given the author's own, decidedly un-German handle) it looks like my searching days are over.

Author Naoto translates the word as 'pure', but I'd extend that to the more precise, 'unadulterated; pristine'. Rein is a fresh-faced charmer, with styling that is sheer and delicate. You'll find scrupulously executed details around every corner, ranging from a totally fresh icon-set to a delicately pinstriped 'Quick Find' bar. And I'm very fond of the 'floating chiclet' tabs. The effect is very Mac-like, but - surprisingly - that association seems faint praise, here.

I found only a couple features which struck me as inconsistent with the 'look', but they were easily fixed via Stylish (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108). If you're already using that extension, I highly recommend installing the 'Rounded Menus' script (http://userstyles.org/styles/8414). To my eye, its the perfect complement for Rein, adding nice touches like circular menubar buttons in addition to rounding off the drop-down menus. (nb: Many - perhaps most - themes do not support Rounded Menus.)

If I had to scrape up a quibble, it would be to ask for brighter shading on the active tab; that seems a bit dim, on some monitors. Perhaps incorporate a configuration menu, with that and the 'Rounded Menus' script as options? Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing. But I do have a related request. Can I toss in an extra star, to show how thoroughly delighted I am? No kidding, Rein is _that_ good.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0). 

Feed Sidebar

Fills a big hole in Firefox's usefulness Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've tried a few rss solutions for FF, but nothing has worked so well as Feed Sidebar. The preview pane is especially nice, allowing me to watch video from one page while browsing the text on another. Operation is very smooth, with no obvious huffing or puffing - it just works. Haven't noticed the excessive disc activity reported by others, but then (a) I have a fast machine and (b) rarely more than 40 feed-items, per update. The few, minor gripes I could muster relate to context menu-operation, as noted on Chris' blog. Nothing critical and I'm sure they are easily overcome. Good job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

Right Links

Simple, effective - a real timesaver Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Not much to say - Right Links does what's claimed, with no obvious glitches. I usually prefer to see shortcuts and commands implemented via userscript. But for this one, its nice to have one-click 'disable' access in the status bar. And as someone who uses context menu-editing rather than keystrokes, I also like having 'copy' available despite the mod - simply highlight your selection, then pull the cursor back a bit for access to that option. Well done!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.0.1). 

TeaTimer

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple. Effective. Its genius. :-)

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

iFox Graphite

Clean, attractive layout Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks good! Noticed only one, obvious glitch: minor incompatibility with Fission (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1951). The dev's homepage has info on how to get around that.: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=2087637#p2087637

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

Azerty III

Clean, attractive layout Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks good! Noticed only one, obvious glitch: minor incompatibility with Fission (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1951). The dev's homepage has info on how to get around that.: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=2087637#p2087637

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.1). 

Azerty III

Definitely one of my favorite FF themes Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Looks good! I especially like the icon-set. Clean, attractive layout. Noticed only one, obvious glitch: minor incompatibility with Fission (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1951). The dev's homepage has info on how to get around that.: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=2087637#p2087637

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.1). 

Saferfox Xpanded

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Looks good so far. Just one glitch caught my eye: a problem of incompatibility with Fission (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1951). The dev's homepage has info on how to get around that.: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=2087637#p2087637

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.0). 

CrossOver

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice work...a pristinely clean layout that's easy on the eyes. A pleasure to look at and definitely a boon for productivity.

Crossover X

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice work...a pristinely clean layout that's easy on the eyes. A pleasure to look at and definitely a boon for productivity.

ACE CuteBird (Graphite)

Excellent port of Apple's Mail theme Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Speaking for all of us stubborn holdouts, desperately clinging to XP machines with OSX themes, thanks! This is a beautiful skinset - I especially like the range of subtle options offered through your secondary menu. And I can't say enough about your big, full-size sample illustrations...man, do I wish all the moz devs would go that route. A well-deserved donation is on its way. I look forward to seeing your update Mac-clone themes for Firefox 3!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

ACE CuteBird

Excellent port of Apple's Mail theme Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Speaking for all of us stubborn holdouts, desperately clinging to XP machines with OSX themes, thanks! This is a beautiful skinset - I especially like the range of subtle options offered through your secondary menu. And I can't say enough about your big, full-size sample illustrations...man, do I wish all the moz devs would go that route. A well-deserved donation is on its way. I look forward to seeing your update Mac-clone themes for Firefox 3!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

iFox Smooth

At last, a Safari lookalike for FF3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Speaking for all of us (relatively few, I know) folks who run FlyaKiteOSX or some other MAC emulation theme, hallelujah! Tho' I do like some of the others (cf: Azerty III, Qute), I've been hanging around here for weeks, hoping to find a reasonably accurate Safari skin...and now its here. Grazie! :-)

On thing you might want to investigate: looks like your address bar is not fully compatible with Fission (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1951). Lots of folks use that to give a more Safari-like appearance. For specific info on the required XBL binding approach, please see the author's dev notes at the bottom of this page.:

http://mozilla.zeniko.ch/fission.html

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

iFox

At last, a Safari lookalike for FF3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Speaking for all of us (relatively few, I know) folks who run FlyaKiteOSX or some other MAC emulation theme, hallelujah! Tho' I do like some of the others (cf: Azerty III, Qute), I've been hanging around here for weeks, hoping to find a reasonably accurate Safari skin...and now its here. Grazie! :-)

On thing you might want to investigate: looks like your address bar is not fully compatible with Fission (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1951). Lots of folks use that to give a more Safari-like appearance. For specific info on the required XBL binding approach, please see the author's dev notes at the bottom of this page.:

http://mozilla.zeniko.ch/fission.html

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

Adblock Plus

A great utility, with diligent developers... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sometimes a great product sneaks up on you and improves your life in ways you never anticipated...like glove-soft Italian shoes, heated car seats or Tivo.

ABP is one of those. In many ways, its the ideal online minion...performing its assigned tasks efficiently, autonomously & unobtrusively, yet responsive to correction with just a couple mouse-clicks. ABP handles a suite of chores that most of us couldn't do for ourselves - and which, in fact, once seemed impossible - but which we would now find difficult to give up. And it does all this for free.

I'd say its perfect, but in the ever-changing world of online advertising, there's no such thing. Finding a new, annoying ad is as easy as clicking on the next tab. Luckily, the guys behind ABP (and its supported filtersets) are aggressive in their pursuit of perfection. Multiple, automated updates are provided, every month; they even host a discussion board, soliciting user comments and field-reports.

AdBlock Plus is one of the best FF extensions and I give it my unreserved recommendation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5.5).