Thomas Bertels

About me

Developer Information
Name Thomas Bertels
Location Belgium
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 6 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Fast Close Tabs Requires Restart

Closing the window closes the active tab instead of the window.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (24)
588 users

Minimeter Requires Restart

Monitor your provider's upload/download usage meter.
Not maintained anymore, looking for a developer, contact me if you're interested.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (46)
190 users

History Search Sorted Requires Restart

The history keeps its Last Visited or Date sort order when searched.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (4)
0 users

Larger Livemarks Requires Restart

Increases livemarks max width

Not yet rated
7 users

No Tooltip Timeout Requires Restart

"title" tooltips won't disappear anymore

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (33)
23 users

My Reviews

Tree Style Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension!
The only thing that could be improved is a default smaller tab height like before the WebExtensions version. But it can be changed with a code snippet found on the extension wiki.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.17). 

HTTP Header Live

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great replacement for Live HTTP Headers! I didn't expect to find one.
And very active developer.
Thank you for this extension!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1). 

Twitter Media Downloader

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Working great!

Note to the developer: you may want to set English as the default addon page language (in French we get the Japanese version).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1.1601). 

Twitter Video Downloader

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work

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

Undo Close Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension, as good as it could be!

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

Web of Trust, MyWOT/WOT: Website Reputation Rating

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like it, but the new WebExtension version doesn't show the site rating in the toolbar anymore, it's gray until we rate it. The score card shows a green rating though.
If you want to let us know that we didn't rate the site, just add an icon on it. But don't make it grey, it just reduces the usefulness and user friendliness of the extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20171020.0wot).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Close Tab History Button

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice extension, it just lacks the combined left click to reopen last tab with right click to open a menu of 10 last closed tabs (see Undo Close Tab for an example).
I would love for it to have a "Close Window History" function too, like the one from Session Manager.
It would just be separated from the tabs with a label saying "Recently closed windows".

Open in Google™ Translate

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just great, the best one!
Adding text area support would make it perfect, but I'm not sure it's currently possible.
And specifying the tab opener id would open the tab next to its parent and would switch to it when we close the Translate tab.

Tab Session Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Update: Wow, it's getting better and better!
Features needed:
- more compact list of sessions (see Session Manager)
- save the scroll position of tabs (needs an API change)
- restore the back/forward history of tabs (needs an API change)

Done:
- ability to import sessions from Session Manager (first feature to add, as users won't migrate if they lose their sessions)
- only reload the selected tab of each window (nice workaround to bug 1378647!)
- ability to save only a window instead of all of them (see MySessions for a great GUI for it, but all windows should be saved by default)

Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3). 

Web of Trust, MyWOT/WOT: Website Reputation Rating

WebExtensions versions very slow and buggy on Firefox ESR Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but the WebExtensions versions are slow and buggy on Firefox ESR. Please fix them! I add to go back to an older version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20171001.0wot). 

Select and translate

Very well made. Now if only it worked on Aliexpress feedback... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's just the extension I was looking for to translate feedback comments on Aliexpress.
Unfortunately, it works perfectly everywhere but there. :-(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.7). 

Signal Spam

Bonne idée, mais devrait être automatique et manque de feedback Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Je viens de réaliser que je m'étais inscrit il y a pas mal de temps, mais que je me suis lassé de signaler les spams.
L'extension devrait nous demander dans quel répertoire se trouvent les spams et les signaler automatiquement, sans aucune intervention de notre part. Je suis persuadé que le nombre de rapports augmentera fortement le jour où ce sera le cas.
Accessoirement, si demandé par l'utilisateur, un email pourrait être envoyé tous les 3 mois avec le lien vers le baromètre du spam et les actions qui résultent de Signal Spam.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Disable clipboard manipulations

Whitelist needed Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Like the other 4 users, I think this extension need a whitelist feature, for Google Docs and Office.com sites.
Since the functionality of this extension is now supported by default by Firefox, its usefulness is much limited without that whitelist feature.
And if/when you implement that feature, please whitelist by default those sites.

SmoothWheel

Must have but needs to be fixed since Firefox 31 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was never using the mouse wheel before I found SmoothWheel. Now I can't browse without it. :-)
Perhaps users with high latency LCD screens won't enjoy it, but for all the others it's a must have.
I miss it when I use other softwares.

Update: Thunderbird now includes a proper smooth scrolling of its own, so SmoothWheel should disable it as it creates problems when both are enabled at the same time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.45.8.20130519.3.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Permanent List-all-tabs Button

It's great to get it back! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With a 1920 pixels horizontal resolution, it becomes difficult to find the tab we're looking for. And since the button now only shows up with half more tabs opened (15 for this resolution), this add-on is really useful! Thanks!

New tab toolbar button

Not like the original one Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It could use the icon still included in Firefox. Furthermore, when used with New Tab Homepage View, the Google search textbox doesn't get focus.

There's still a new tab button functionality in Firefox, until you remove it from your toolbar. That is it's not visible in the Customize Toolbar dialog, but it's still there.
To add it manually, open "Help>Troubleshooting Information", then click "Open Containing Folder" and open the localstore.rdf file in your profile.
Then look for the second occurence of "chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#nav-bar" and paste "new-tab-button," (with the ",") after 'currentset="' (after the ").

Smart Dictionary Switcher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's working great!
Tested with English and multi French dictionaries (from dicollecte).
Dictionary switcher wasn't working anymore for me. Smart Dictionary Switcher works perfectly.

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

IE View

Injects ads in webpages that use jquery Rated 1 out of 5 stars

As the others reviews indicate it, since its version 1.5.3 or earlier, this addon injects ads in webpages that use jquery. This is done without the user consent, which shouldn't be tolerated by Mozilla.This addon seems to infrige at least two addons policies:- Do the add-on and add-on author both treat the user respectfully? (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/policies/submission)- Add-ons that make changes to web content in ways that are non-obvious or difficult to trace by their users (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/policies/reviews)IE-View Lite isn't translated, hence its smaller size. However, a new version duplicating the version 1.5.1 could be added to revert the users to the ads free version. In the mean time, the users can install that version 1.5.1 manually, the updates have already been disabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

Search Terms in Awesomebar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great extension! It increases the usefulness of the awesomebar. It's nice to be able to find back a page we didn't bookmark and whose title doesn't contain what we were looking for.

However, there's a bug: it constantly throws a "error: internal error: tab not found" message in the JS console. One less star for that.

Google.be

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fonctionne parfaitement, rien à dire.
Merci !