BluesRenegade

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Name BluesRenegade
User since September 13, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Video DownloadHelper

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent addon!!!!
People are constantly posting historic footage on the internet, and Video DownloadHelper makes it possible to keep this heritage alive in one's own private collection. Thank you ever so much for this addon!!!
Music and art is meant to be shared, and the artists need our continuing support (as do the programmers that bring us this too), so, please... buy the artists work (DVDs, CDs, etc.), as you're able, and support VDL, too. Your reward will be higher quality than the MP3's and MP4's posted online. For stuff not available for sale, Video DownloadHelper is a great tool!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.6.5). 

Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate)

Fast and Flexible - Very Useful and Fast!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I got this add-on to clean up duplicate messages coming in from Webmail, and the default settings work great to clean up these dupes.

Other times, I'll put the original emails and their forwarded/sent copies in the same folder, then change the criteria so I can find the dupes and select the copies I want to keep.

The ability to select so many different combinations of search criteria is very useful. Add to that, the fact that you can see the list of messages found and easily select which ones to keep, is a safeguard I appreciate.

The fact you have the option to move the dupes rather than delete them is another one of this add-ons built-in safeguards. Automation is great--but it can be a curse when it comes to deleting information. This add-on is well designed, and well thought out.

Great job by the developer!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2). 

Mail Redirect

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

What it does, it does very well!!

However, there are 2 standard Tbird features which this add-on should support, and presently doesn't.

1) Be able to set the Priority of the redirected mail.

2) Be able to request a return receipt.

These are standard features when sending email.

Other than missing those 2 features, this is a great add-on!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5). 

zoomFox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is great! It's fast, seems to be light on resources, and has a lot of functionality, which performs very well.

I highly recommend this simple, yet effective add-on!!.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.73). 

Lightning

Needs work and testing!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Lightning has its own toolbar, which integrates very badly in the Windows version of Thunderbird. Rather than appear as a separate toolbar, it attached itself in the middle of Tbird's standard toolbar, causing some of TB's standard buttons to scroll off the right side (where they were unattainable!).
Opening the View menu, Toolbars... and selecting the Lightning toolbar will turn it off, thank goodness! This is where things really get screwy, when you start turning the Standard and Lightning toolbars off and back on. The behavior will have your screen redrawing and flip-flopping you madly back and forth between standard TB, TB with a badly integrated Lightning toolbar, and Lightning with no TB email in sight.
I do credit Lightning with pointing out a shortcoming in Tbird, which I had never encountered before--and that is, the Standard toolbar does not adapt to an overflow of icons. No drop down list at the right side or any way to scroll to reach icons out of sight.
Because the Lightning toolbar integration issue was so severe, I uninstalled Lightning before using any of the Calendar features.
Fix the toolbar so it appears as a separate toolbar, instead of being appended in the middle of the Standard toolbar, and I'll give Lightning another trial run-through.
And, yes, I did NOT have the toolbars locked when all this maddening behavior was occurring.
I really like Thunderbird, Firefox, and everything Mozilla has ever done. I'm sure you guys will get Lightning right, too--I just don't know how the problems I encountered did not show up in your own testing. I'll watch for Lighting 0.8 and give it another go.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7).