cec

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Name cec
User since March 5, 2007
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Problem with FF40 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Since updating to FF40 yesterday, I am unable to bookmark anything. There is no dialog for bookmark properties, and nothing happens. Had to disable and am looking for a replacement.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (31.0.20150313.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Undo Tab Menus

Stopped Working Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Used to work well but stopped some time ago. Hasn't been updated since january 2013 so it's probably dead now and a replacement is needed.

Search Organizer With Baskets

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

useless.
Apart from the fact I can see it in my list of addons, there is absolutely no indication that it is installed, let alone working. It is totally invisible and non-functioning.

Tabulous

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Pretty good, shows promise, works well, simple to use. Features are a bit limiting though, specifically, being not being able to group or sort the saved tabs, and not being able to see the assigned tags for all the tabs - you can only see the tags for the focussed/selected tab.

TagSpaces

Oh dear, gone downhill Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I've had mixed results with this addon. In the early days, I struggled to get it working. Then it worked great for a decent time, then it was broken when FF30 came out. The author recently (now that FF31 is out!) released a workround to that problem on his website. Sadly, although it worked, more or less, the updates and 'fix' have introduced more bugs, and it's easier to say it doesn't work - explaining the details would take too long. I even tried the standalone version, which has several differences from the addon. The standalone worked, but overall, its quite poor. The addon wouldn't use the tags from the standalone! Neither would it open the saved files, the standalone version opened some files, some of the time.... get the idea. oh, and everytime the addon updated, I had to delete all the built in tags that I would never use, and recreate my own.

I emailed the author bemoaning the fact that the app is so much trouble but didn't get a reply. Perhaps he doesn't like honest criticism because he's always replied in the past.

Overall, great potential, and much respect to the author for what the concept and what he managed to do, but it should be fulfilling that potential now, its not new. Its too buggy with too many features that don't work so I've abandoned it. Perhaps if the author spent more time bug fixing and testing adequately rather than writing for other platforms, the addon might not have so many problems.

I'm looking at other things now, including Pocket which is also available on other platforms, and Tabulous a FF addon. Both work differently than this addon, but may suit your needs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.0.1-signed).  This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

Color toggle

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works well on desktop. An android version would be very useful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.15.1-signed). 

Dark Backgrounds Switcher

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Abandoned by Developer
I emailed the developer with a problem, and he promptly replied to say that he doesn't actively maintain the addon, or even use it.

Perhaps someone can pickup this addon and continue to develop it?

TagSieve

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Used to use this in its previous form. Sad to see the versions from the authors page (including the one labelled temporary fix) gives xml errors.

Not going to mess around editing it. Consider it dead now.

Flat Folder Tree

TB 24.6 Doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

No sign of any extra view, and folder options are greyed out. NB, this is same with the 'compatibility solved' version DL and installed manually

shame, looked useful

RSE Tools

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Worthless. Not worth a fraction of a star
Even worse, dishonest and misleading. Does nothing unless you are registered user, in contravention of the add-ons description. Even then, what it does is not what it claims to. All it can do, is search the storage site.

disallow Script Button

Like Magic Rated 5 out of 5 stars

very good. had a tab hijacked using 'onunload' script which presented a persistent dialog box asking if I wanted to leave the page. Clicking yes only closed the box, not the tab so I couldn't close the tab (I'd never buy or install anything from a company that behaved like that.I was faced with having to Cnt Alt Del FF and losing the work I had in the other tabs. I installed this add-on because it was 'no restart'. After adding the add-on's button to the toolbar, I simply changed to the affected tabs, clicked the button to stop the script, and then simply closed the tabs.... like magic.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1.1-signed). 

TagSpaces

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The developer gave me advice on how to ensure all traces of Tagspaces were removed, after which I was able to reinstall Tagspaces and get it working again. What happened to cause such problems that a normal uninstall/reinstall wouldn't work I don't know but the addon continues to work n normally. There are still some strange things about it working but nothing major. As I can't edit the last rating I gave, I'm happy to write another review.

The developer has been a great help in getting the addon working, and has told me of the new features in the next update.

For those of you who don't know what use this addon can be, here are some suggestions. (Remember the addon works with any file and will open them with their native app.)

Do you exercise? Have a list of routes you run/cycle? Well, with this addon you can add tags to help categorise and ID your routes, eg easy/intermediate/hard..... hilly/level..... 0-3 miles/3-5 miles..... level of enjoyment

Do you go to the gym? You can categorise your routines... eg chest/back/upper body/lower body...... easy/medium/hard.... short/medium/long.... body weight/freeweight/machine

Cooking? Starters/desserts/main course... or by main ingredient.... fish/beef/pork/squash, or by style... French/Thai/Italian/Jamaican, or by time to cook.... 0-30 min/30-60/60+

so by applying tags to all your recipes you can identify dishes for, say, a 3 course French dinner, or a dish using fish that can be made in less than 30 min

are you job hunting and read internet job ads? save a copy of the ad in either pdf or Mozilla archive format (MHT) and apply tags: for attractiveness of the job - Priority 1/Priority 2/Priority 3, or locality - 0-15 min travel/15-30/30+... or by salary bands.....
by using pdf or MHT files, you have an exact replica of the advert that you can refer to after the ad is discontinued and no longer available.

looking for a car? use the same approach as for job hunting... make.... cost.....mileage

handle lots of documents at work for different projects/orders but can't justify dedicated project management or document management software? use tags so that the documents for each project/order can be grouped together - eg tender, specification, order amendment, instruction/authority, schedule. Using the contract name with other tags will keep everything together. Add another tag - on-time/late/behind schedule so you can see where you need to concentrate

In this way, FF starts to work like a simple database so you can easily ID documents and files, and you open the file using the native app. If you don't need fully fledged document management software, this addon can help organise your docs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.1384.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Bookmark By Tag

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Don't have a clue how this works.

TagSpaces

Rubbish Rated 1 out of 5 stars

After using this addon for a few weeks it has suddenly stopped working and doesn't recognise the defined location. Even after uninstalling, cleaning out the prefs and reinstalling, it doesn't work. It behaves as though it isn't compatible with FF even though FF hasn't been updated or changed. Few if any options can be changed - new locations cannot be set up, existing ones are not recognised or selectable, existing TabGroups cannot be edited or moved or new ones created. T%he save button doesn't work so no changes can be saved, including a reset to default, although a reinstall should reset everything anyway

As I said in my previous review, this is Apha at best. There is a facility to make comments on the developers website but you have to register and that is something I don't want to do. The developer hasn't responded to previous comments so have much time he spends on this addon is unknown.

I am not usually so critical of addons even when they fail, but this one shouldn't have been put on this site as it is just not developed enough.

Implemented properly this addon would be very useful for a lot of people who probably don't realise its potential usefulness but as it is, stay clear. As I said previously, 10/10 for the idea, but now, 0/10 for the software.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.1384.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

TagSpaces

Good potential Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This add-on has lots of potential but it is still in a very rough and ready state. There are several areas where things are clumsy inoperation or are irritating. eg, hitting return during any input or editing closes the dialogue without saving, everytime the addon opens, you have to select the folder/location even when you only have one folder defined, tags cannot be colour coded even if you put them in their own groups, so on-schedule/early/late tags are all the same colour as are high/low/middle priority tags, so if you have a high priority project that is late, the tags wilkl be the same colour as low priority that is early.... hardly helpful.Sadly, there is no easy way to contact the author to suggest improvements.This has great potential and would find lots of uses in project management for example but it clearly is still very much a beta (if not alpha). The idea is 10/10 but for useability, only 4/10. I wish him luck with it and will check back to see if improvements are made, which I hope there will be.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.1384.1-signed). 

Auto Shutdown NG

Works but buggy Rated 3 out of 5 stars

when I use this addon, on restarting FF, I find it has 'removed' itself from the addon bar and the preferences box is unavailable. I have to reinstall it for it to be accessible again. *Sometimes* but not always, restarting FF will make the addon available again, but you cannot do that if you have started downloading. Its a good job you can reinstall without restarting FF.

It seems to work on my FF15.0.1 ok apart from this bug.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.9.1-signed). 

FiltaQuilla

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Update to my last post, after nearly 3 weeks, my posts at the author's site are still not approved, and obviously haven't been answered by the author.

I think therefore there is little possibility of ANY support from the author.

If it works for you, fine, if not, you're probably best of uninstalling it rather than expecting to resolve your problem with the help of the author or his site.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Add Bookmark Here ²

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

why no changelog?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.20111125.1-signed). 

FiltaQuilla

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I installed this hoping to apply more complicated filters than TB natively allows, and to apply filters to folders other than the Inbox.

I prefer to filter at server level and fine tune at PC level. The code by another reviewer (Can delete a message automatically without sending it to the trash) works brilliantly. I wanted to apply that filter to mail already sorted by the server into the Spam folder, but the 'folder name' filter doesn't work, as mentione din another review, so although the code works, I cannot apply it to the Spam folder, only the Inbox, and to do that I would need many, many key word filters to identify all the spam (by filtering spam on the server, it happens in the background with no load on my PC, unlike running multiple key word filters on my PC).

Another thing I wanted to do was to add and remove text to the subject. It allows text to be added, but not removed which is a shame.

Overall, good idea but not quite there for me. Maybe the next update?

Edit
I made a couple of posts on the author's site, asking how I could achieve my aims using this add-on. After a week, the posts haven't been approved which I assume means he hasn't read them. Support wouldn't seem to be a strong feature of this add-on, based on my experience. But I wish him and users of this add-on the best of luck anyway because TB could benefit greatly from better filtering.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

samfind Bookmarks Bar

infuriating Rated 1 out of 5 stars

the continual stealing of focus was infuriating and causes loss of production - exactly the sort of thing customisation of FF is supposed to prevent.

This addon lasted 15 minutes before going in the bin.

I can only think it is an ego thing that the developer wants to attract attention all the time

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.3.1-signed).