graciliano

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Developer Information
Name graciliano
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Phoenity Thunderbird

A simple and colourful theme for...

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (10)
1,136 users

My Reviews

Stylish

A Gateway to a Set of Customizations of Everything On Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As described, it provides tools for customizing not only web pages, but the browser (Firefox) itself. The site userstyles.org has many styles already made that can make the way you experience Firefox to the way you like. For instance, I found a great style to change the default homepage to have a custom background and show no logo (my background is the picture of a beautiful Fox). I also customized my new tab page to show the page tiles with a 16x9 aspect instead of 4x3. I found styles that will hide ads on some of my frequently visited web pages and make them more tidy. I also made one of my own for such purpose.
I disagree criley's argument for stating the Firefox version is inferior to the Chrome version. A single style document (css) can have many sections to affect different URLs in different ways. In the Chrome version the sections for different URLs are separated into different sub-documents. Indeed, if you write a style with the Chrome version, you will need to convert the style into the Firefox single document format before publishing it. That other implementation ads a level of abstraction, but little is gained from it. Yet there is one point were the Chrome implementation is better: Error checking in the Chrome version is better. But that version lacks the automatic word completion you get in the Firefox version. I think the best version is whichever matches the browser you like, and Firefox definitively renders my web pages more beautiful than the alternatives.

uBlock Origin

uBlock Origin turns 1.0.0.0! Congratulations! (this is for the release candidate) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I tried Adblock Plus for about one (1) minute. I realized immediately it did half of what I expected and could mess up some web pages. Adblock Edge was excellent for a while, but it followed the development of Adblock Plus too closely. For good reason its developer decided to tell its users to migrate to uBlock.* But when I tried uBlock it lacked of the control I wanted. I found that and more in uBlock Origin. For instance, I can easily disable cosmetic filtering for individual web sites.** Yet there is more, uBlockₒ has improved going beyond rules for filtering web pages to incorporate privacy controls such as "Disable hyperlink auditing/beacon." By combining it with some 3rd-party filter lists, I think of it as my first line of defence against malware.
I was expecting the next release to be 0.9.9.4. But it has been a year since gorhill first released uBlock 0.1.0.0. So uBlockₒ has grown to become 1.0.0.0 (release candidate zero the twelfth day of July of the year two thousand fifteen, a.c.)!
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*This happened about the time when the development of uBlock was split in two branches. Now it is clear adstomper tells to migrate to uBlockₒ.
**I know it can be done with Adblock Plus filter rules, but it is so much simpler with uBlockₒ.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.9.3). 

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Kudos! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Version 1.72.1-signed fixed the problem introduced in version 1.71. I think everyone can update now to the latest version. There is no need to prevent automatic updates unless you are more paranoid than I ;) I keep a top score for this very useful extension. I hope people who gave it a low score for the snafu with v 1.71 will now upgrade their rating, I always though this add-on deserves a good score.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.72.1-signed).