boxfreind

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Name boxfreind
User since Aug. 31, 2015
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My Reviews

LastPass Password Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I see people ragging on LastPass here. LastPass is fine. The problem is the lumbering piece of garbage that is Firefox itself. All the talented people at Mozilla must have left for greener pastures, because the current management has driven a once thriving browser into the fucking dirt. Over the last 10 years, their market share has gone from over 50% (higher by far than Chrome and IE at the time) to under 15%. Some polls show FF currently under 10%. All polls show Chrome at least 5 times higher than FF and all show that FF is currently on par, or even LOWER, than IE. IE, a browser that is essentially dead and unsupported. And yet no one has even considered that maybe the current leadership needs to go. That is a recipe for complete failure. I predict that Mozilla will shut their doors in the next 3 years, at the very least they will retire Firefox and focus on other things.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.1.1). 

Px Downloader

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Where the heck does this download too? I never see any popups when it finishes "fetching/processing" and I can find no option in the settings for it.

Ank Pixiv Tool

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Where on earth does this download to?
Also, is this able to download the weird slideshow PNGs as WEBM?
As soon as I can find my downloads, I will adjust my rating.

uMatrix

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This used to be great, after the last couple of updates, it is not so great. It blocks some page elements and does not load them into the dashboard to allow them individually. But even allowing the entire website does not allow those elements to load, essentially breaking the website! They are still blocked until you disable the entire add-on or uninstall it. This behavior seems to happen mostly with embedded content (not exclusive to those though) that are not necessarily hosted on the current site. For instance, if I follow the link of a blocked embedded video to the actual video off-site (if possible, this is not always the case) then the elements of the video (CDNs mostly) will load in the uMatrix dashboard and I can allow them. After doing that, the embedded video on the previous page starts working...but not always.
This issue is relatively new, I only stated seeing it late December, early February, so hopefully it will get fixed.
Until then, the extra time I have to take fucking with it makes it not worth the effort. When it is fixed, I will adjust the rating back to five stars.
Edit in response to dev response: no it's definently something with uMatrix. i tested it in a portable install of FF with only uMatrix and no other extensions. A lot of the embedded videos that are blocked consistently are through Name That P***. Their webmaster has not responded to my emails. I will submit a detailed report at https://github.com/gorhill/uMatrix/issues, I am not comfortable posting links with any adult content here.
Thought: disabling uMatrix does not fix the issue, I actually have to uninstall it....maybe this is resulting from some sort of anti-adblock technology being employed by NTP? I have encountered a lot of popups and redirects there in the past.
Response to dev repsonse: Unactionable??? It straight up does not work on that site in FF. Please note that this DOES work in Chrome however. Perhaps the problem lies in a compatibility issue with FF itself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

EverSync - Sync bookmarks, backup your favorites.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Idea is great, execution is terrible. When attempting to sync across FF and Chrome (the ONLY reason I installed this), it locks up both in Firefox and Chrome. It also screws up the bookmarks when uploading/downloading and puts them into the different browsers in different locations/orders, it gets confused by bookmarks in folders, and to sync more than a thousand bookmarks, they want $30! Dishonest and terrible, I could not get them to give me a refund when it did not work.
Additional: "back up your favorites" ummm Firefox DOES THIS. By itself. Without any extensions. You just have to log into a FF account.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (15.1.8).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Toolbar Buttons

Great addon, PLEASE UPDATE IT TO WORK W/ FF 55+ Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I love this addon but it no longer works with the new version of FF.

Enable Right Click and Copy

This extension is terrible. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Why on earth would you design this thing to run by default on every site? The old extension RightToClick (whatever happened to that?) was the first of it's kind that I ever saw, and it and others like it would run only when you clicked on the icon. That is the ONLY way to do this correctly, otherwise it will break a lot of websites.

Chrome Store Foxified

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD FIX IT ALREADY Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sign and Install just gives a "Requesting check on review status" error. I'm not going to temporarily install the addons I want every time I open FF.
P.S. Mozilla, you guys have totally trashed what was once the leading web browser. What on earth are you guys DOING over there? Partnerships with YAHOO and JAVA, a DYING technology??? What did you do, hire Tim Spain as your director of design??? For fucks sake, Get it together!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4). 

Whois Lookup & Hosting & DNS & Site Flags Firefox

Works poorly, gets hung up on old DNS/IP's Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This extension has become extremely deprecated. It often will get an IP/DNS entry stuck in it somehow, and keeps reporting the same location from an earlier site for all subsequent sites until/if it gets unstuck. I am going to uninstall and just use FlagFox, FlagFox just works.

uBlock Origin

Good, but it is blocking too much non-advetisment stuff Rated 3 out of 5 stars

recently i have had to turn uBlock off for numerous legit sites, even some mainstream ones (Facebook, Wikipedia, etc) just to get the normal functions of those sites to work correctly (logins, data entry fields, etc). The detection/blocking algorithm is just too aggressive. I might start looking at alternative blockers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.12.1). 

NoScript Security Suite

NoScript kind of sucks now Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The Whitelist is useless. Even if I add a site to it, it still will arbitrarily block whole elements of that site until I individually allow all those elements. THAT IS NOT A WHITELIST!!!! A whitelist is a list of sites to COMPLETELY IGNORE as "exceptions." I am close to just being done with NoScript, but it still serves a purpose. But with Java on the way out, in a few years this will be literally pointless, as all browsers are dumping Java and JS and Flash are the next to go.
From a dev response to another review: "The point of NoScript is *allowing* scripts on sites you trust. You don't need to switch it off or restart the browser to let a site run its scripts." Uhhh, that'd be great if it ACTUALLY WORKED. It is a very bad model to just block everything and then let you choose what to load. It should be be more refined and block things that are probable to be harmful, like a combination of NoScript and Web of Trust.
EDIT: I dropped NoScript and started using uMatrix, which is made by the guy who makes uBlock Origin. It works much more smoothly than NoScript.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.3). 

EverSync - Sync bookmarks, backup your favorites.

Terrible, locks up Firefox, waste of money Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension is beyond terrible.
First, the free version is only enough for 1,000 or so bookmarks, which is pretty small for a power user. Paid version is unlimited, but its $45!
Second, it is poorly written and locks up both Chrome and Firefox. At first, it just was locking up whenever I tried to sync new bookmarks to or from either browser. I FINALLY got it to start working....and now every time I open Chrome or Firefox, both lock up on black screen for 30 seconds to a couple minutes before I can start using them! Both browsers also randomly lock up for 10-30 seconds. If I disable EverSync, all those issues go away. I have asked for a refund twice now and each responding email was questions about my problem and excuses but no refund.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (13.1.1). 

Tab Mix Plus

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I liked it at first, namely because it allowed me to remove the close tab buttons that now show up on every tab in FF w/out any way to turn them off (infuriating!). But then FF got very slow whenever loading a new tab. The minute I turned TabMix off it started behaving normally again. So I guess i won't be using this anymore and will have to just get used to constantly closing tabs by accident. So furious right now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1.8).