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Name emarell
User since March 27, 2008
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My Reviews

LinkExtend - Safety, KidSafe, Site Tools

The The best of the bunch. Period. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent - at last I've found you!

WOT's a mess; AVG LinkScanner takes over your computer and puts Yahoo all over the place; SiteAdvisor has turned into the very popup-ridden malware it is supposed to keep away.

This utilizes all the databases around and summarizes them through an in-browser (only) bit of expertise we can all adapt to do and display as much or as little as we want.

People [like me] need to know that NO TOOLBAR MUST APPEAR up top... whatever buttons you want from the standard LinkExtend toolbar (as configured by you) can be moved, individually, to some other toolbar you are keeping. Then you can hide the LinkExtend toolbar (via View>Toolbars); the "stolen" buttons will still function. I know other users made similar comments, but if it were made much clearer in the description...

Anyway, bravo to the developers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Vista Snipper Toolbar Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helpful detail. I use the Snipping Tool quite a bit. Button works great.

Clear Private Data... +

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Works, but does half the job (in Firefox 3.5). After the toolbar button is clicked, I *STILL* have to click another button in a dialog box. I want the button to simply *DO* the clearing job based on the last-used settings for the Clear Recent History... tool. That tool, accessible through the Tools menu, need not be displayed by this add-on's button.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sorry - it completely failed to have any effect.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.3). 


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful looking but: the loaded pages jumped erratically up & down, vibrated - this would not stop. I noted also that the icons in the Bookmarks Toolbar now had text alongside (which I'd removed some way or other, via Stylish script I think). Maybe this is the conflict source, but so sorry I'd rather not take the time to track down the problem(s). So I ditched the theme... unfortunately. Did I mention it's beautiful?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.2). 


does 1/3 of the job Rated 2 out of 5 stars

My systemwide default browser is Firefox.

(1: pass) This add-on did open Chrome from a link in the body of a standard message.

(2: fail) Would not open Chrome in "incognito" mode (which I want); when incognito was specified in the path that the add-on uses, nothing opened when a link was clicked.

(2: fail) Opened Firefox from RSS feed headings - the most frequent place I'd need it to open Chrome and why I got the add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

Chrome View

I like it, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is simple and works well. But Google Chrome has an option - one of its 'selling points' - to surf using a so-called incognito window or tab. This keeps no cookies, passwords, history entries. Windows shortcuts to launching Chrome can easily be made to open the incognito mode by appending
(it must have a space preceding the word) to contents of the Target field in the shortcut's Properties. I imagine that many like me would want a Firefox button that switches over to a stripped-down (more private) browser. So what about an option on this add-on, or just a second similar add-on, that defaults to that incognito mode of Chrome?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.5). 

World Weather+

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Either this does not work right (TB or I just don't like the way it uses screen 'real estate.' At first it placed a large square panel at the bottom of the folders list. This - which I had no idea to expect despite reading the documentation - I disliked. The panel functioned but was not controlled by the add-on's options for choosing size of icons & fonts. Then an accidental single click shut this panel & it was never seen again. On the status bar: displayed current weather icons are very squashed horizontally; and was the status bar icon supposed to have a tooltip and/or click to reveal something more? (It didn't.) Add-on needs work, lots of it; not keeping it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.4). 


really, really unusable Rated 1 out of 5 stars

In addition to an error message - see first review, by grdk - when Ffx (3.0.8) restarts after install, clicking its Options button gives me a popup attempting to give instructions - these are very garbled though - about creating a link-handlers.js file in the Profile folder. I did this; it did not make a difference. Several citations of web addresses for more info are all indecipherable or just not there. Zero stars if I could - sorry.

Google Shortcuts - All Google Services at a glance

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If I had to pick a favorite Ffx add-on, it'd be this. [Also, it's gotta have the best name...] I have been using it for a long time, have just been newly delighted to discover the Dropdown Menu option.

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

Close Tab Context Menu

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sorry - this had no effect at all. Nothing was added to the context menu.

Organize Status Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent - like ibuprofen for a headache. Can't-miss-it bright yellow highlighting shows you which mysteriously named object is the one your choices are about to affect. And hallelujah, hiding is an option - some of those icons were just useless, annoying clutter.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 


big help, one prob Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great idea, with nice settings UI. Will save me many minutes of weekly backup shenanigans. Worked very well except for one thing - the progress window remained open (with progress bar doing its animation) until I closed it manually, long after the backup was done and the confirmation page appeared in the browser. So I unchecked the 'Display progress window' option - now I'm happy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.3). 

Nuvola TB

Second the motion - nice theme Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well balanced look, comprehensible icons. Just have it a short while but so far no snags at all. Glitches I had with other themes - such as added XNotes text being white against white, invisible - are not there in this one. One request... more! A couple of color variations to choose from would be outstanding. I'm thinking the blue sliders and blue message highlights could be all purple or green or red. - otherwise no change. Maybe merely an option to pick that color in the TB's 'Add-ons' dialog box.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Outlook 2003 Green

Please update to be current Rated 3 out of 5 stars

My all-time favorite, and now ALL the Firefox 3 themes are a bore - too dark, too gray, too white, too whatever. No version of this green one, experimental or not, has yet installed in Firefox 3.0.1. Please please please fix.

Mailbox Alert

A few bugs but still good Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a giant leap forward because it allows so much more user input into how it operates (e.g., repositioning the alerts). Maybe it\'s just with my elderly Win98SE, but the main minus I\'ve encountered, but got around by sheer persistence: add-on does not seem to retain changes to its settings. Most often, it goes right back to original choices next time Tbird opens; sometimes the problem is an uglier bug - settings come up totally blank when the settings window is accessed, even though the alert itself still operates. Uninstalling and reopening Tbird to verify that the folder list\'s context menu item for Mailbox Alert is indeed gone produces a big surprise when you subsequently reinstall Mailbox Alert: those settings you were trying to get rid of? Still there! Annoying. Eventually, just by repetition, my \'edits\' have been enacted. \r\n\r\nHere\'s a tip, something I basically forced into existence: among the settings you can choose the icon that will appear in all alert boxes. On a hunch I edited an abstract-looking icon to be double the typical icon\'s size (so it\'s 64x64 pixels) and used this new mega-icon. Now the alert box is *much* bigger, with a generous in-your-face square of color I can spot from across the room. Hurray, my wish come true.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.13.1).