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Name john
User since Aug. 18, 2013
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Tab Tree

Was really good until Window 10 upgrade Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I would have given 5 stars but after the Window 10 upgrade (from Windows 8.1) my browser tabs, menus, etc where are invisible but functional if you pointed in the right place.

The Tab Tree help provided the clue after some diagnostics:
I first I looked at Windows display configs, nothing obvious, then Firefox configs, nada. However, I did note FF uses hardware acceleration when possible. Disabled all the Add-ons and problem goes away. Turns out FF hardware acceleration must be turned off for Tab Tree to function and not cripple the FF menus, etc.
I want hardware acceleration and Tab Tree. If you could look into this that would be great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.6). 

Fast Search by Surf Canyon

Was working ok - but now an error Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've been pleased with Surf Canyon for at least a year.

In the past few days Firefox began displaying this message:

Error: 'navigator' getter called on an object that does not implement interface Window.

Disabled all Add-ons, incrementally re-enabled all with restarts as needed until finally traced it Surf Canyon. Doesn't seem to have anything to do with a FF update current version is: 35.0

Please help.

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


Manager Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Cannot get updating of address book entries to sync properly, seems to cause the IMAP folder index to corrupt, automatic compaction of folder on address book update, very much a waste of time. Too touchy I'm giving up. I have a business to run.

Down grading review as auto sync doesn't really seem to work. Updates in adderss book cause new IMAP entry, delete seems ok when only one computer is invovled but these are not noticed by address books on other machines.

The initial sync put all the contacts in the designated IMAP folder. The auto sync is quick as well.
Currently have SyncKolb on three machines and the initial syncing is ok but you get duplicates

As you sync each separate address book, you will get duplicates and the initial sync does not make any effort to flag duplicates based on any criteria including an email address and no criteria can be defined. The de-duping must be done manually. I suppose these entries could be exported, sorted to squeeze out the duplicates. In any case, the auto sync makes removing duplicates more complicated as additional computers with their own address books with their own unqiue entries are added.

A mechanism to define how to match entries so as to avoid duplicates ought to be provided, maybe I'm missing something.

You should create a new IMAP folder to hold the sync'd contacts. Otherwise, the contact entries, which act like emails, will intermix with other emails in the folder, clogging the folder with things you otherwise won't want to view.

I've only done Address book entries and not tasks or calendars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.3). 


Storm Cows Updated review comments 12-17-14, 6-12-15 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Finally, a very good calendar and task sync!! Works great with Lightning once it was configured properly! Installed the RTM Android apps quick and no problem. Task/Calendar sync is quick and works great. I paid Remember the Milk the $25.00//yr for the Pro account, worth every dime. Would like certain improvements, thus no fifth star but an outstanding start!

The only annoying thing is that sometimes you get an icon next to the calendar name indicating that: Calendar XXXX is temporarily not available. When this happens the read-only flag is set to true and you cannot save to the calendar until you clear the flag via the calendar properties. Then however, calendar changes saved locally are overwritten by the server on the next sync as if that save local didn't really happen. When the previous happens the calendar in Lightning is slow to non responsive as is an event window if you have it open. Otherwise is works fine

Note: The above paragraph is no longer an issue:
Been using the latest version for a couple of months and creating events (not tasks) in Lightning and then having that sync'ed to RTM works fine within the constraints of the common shared fields.

Updated 6-12-15
Still very pleased with the functionality as implemented. Can create calendar (event) items in TB and have them sync (upload) to RTM. The new calendar items do go to RTM and then sync down. No data loss if you add items in TB first.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3).