Richard

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Name Richard
User since July 6, 2007
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German Dictionary, classical spelling standards

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Funktioniert tadellos. Großer Dank an den Entwickler dieser wichtigen Erweiterung. Damit haben wir die altbewährte Rechtschreibung auch für Thunderbird.

Lightning

Good calendar, and a FTP problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the important Calendar add-on for the nice Thunderbird, or TB in short.

There's one little problem when Lightning uses ICS calendar files on a FTP server (like ftp://server.com/Kalender.ics) _and_ events with reminding alarms:

When Lightning first opens such an ICS file, it asks for the FTP user-name and password and stores these two words in TB's keyring (if you ticked the store option). So next time when Lightning synchronises its calendars or when you start TB, Lightning opens the ICS file from the FTP server with the stored user-name and password from TB's keyring.

So far, so good. But, when an event in such a FTP calendar uses a reminding alarm, the reminder window pops up asking when to repeat the reminder, and then asks for the FTP user-name and password _again_. In the next TB+Lightning session this asking will happen again, and so on.
Looks like Lightning ignores these two stored words in the case of reminding events. Is this a bug?

(Some people suggested to use the ftp://username:password@server...etc syntax, which works but is not nice for non-private environments when you've to double-click the calendar name which shows the entire URL including passwords in clear-text.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

British English Dictionary

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. Thank you very much for this fine add-on, dear developers.

One little question, though: When I open the add-on page/tab in Thunderbird, the other Thunderbird dictionaries (like for example the German one) are being listed under the icon/section "Dictionaries".
However this British dictionary is not being listed there, but under the icon/section "Add-ons".
Is there a simply way to move the British dictionary from the latter section to the first one named "Dicitionares"?

Greetings from Germany to my British friends!

Standard Toolbar Icons for Thunderbird

Simple and nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works like it should. Thank you, dear developer, for bringing back these easier to see and easier to distinguish classic icons.
Don't know why the TB devs "think" that monochrome icons would be of any help, because they aren't. All of us who started to work on monochrome monitors will know what I mean. :-)

Encrypt if possible

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Unverzichtbare Erweiterung für Benutzer von S/MIME. Diese Funktionalität sollte von Haus aus in Thunderbird vorhanden sein. Herzlichen Dank an den scharfsinnigen Autor, und schöne Grüße nach Österreich!

And now for my English friends:
This add-on is a must have for S/MIME users. Its functionality should be implemented in Thunderbird per default. A warm thank-you to the smart author, and many greetings to Austria!

Lightning

Doesn't seem to work on localised Windows XP ? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm a long time Thunderbird and Lightning (formerly: Sunbird) user, but when Thunderbird upgraded from version 8 to version 9, suddenly Lightning version 1.0 didn't work at all anymore...
Then I upgraded Lightning from version 1.0 to 1.1 and it showed up but doesn't work correctly because it justs shows an empty calendar where I can't create any new alarm, let alone a new calendar...

In Thunderbird's settings in the tab "Lightning" there's the selection box "Timezone" but I can't select anything there because it's just an empty field. This seems to be an error, related to what the Russian Ubuntu user reported here some time ago, but I don't know what it is.

How can I solve this serious problem, because for now I've to stick with an outdated Thunderbird 8 (dangerous) because of Lightning 1.1 not working on my German Windows XP SP 3... ?
Any help much appreciated! Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Flagfox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect!
Very helpful, very intuitive, very nice. Thanks for this great software!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.17). 

Flagfox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This nice add-on reports very helpful information(s) about the currently visited website.
It's simple to use and very well organized. It does exactly what it promised to do and is easy to configure.
Excellent work! Thanks a lot!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.13). 

Calculator

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful tool, very readable paper pane.

However, ALT+C doesn't work for (localized) Windows (XP), because that opens the "Chronicles" menu of Firefox...
This could be different in other localized Windows / Firefox'es.

Would it be possible to configure the ALT+key to start the calculator?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.12). 

Toolbar Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!
A must-have.

Should be integrated into Firefox Version 3.2+, really.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.0.5). 

BlockSite

Simple & good Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does do what it should do.
Thanks to the autor!

The "list of blocked sites" window could be made resizable, though.
Also, I wonder if there's some help pages, which explain the use of wildcards. "Somehow" they seem to work, but not always like I'd expect...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1). 

YesScript

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a must have add-on.
For cookies a whitlist is the way to go, but with Web2/Ajax more and more sites rely on JavaScript to work at all, so a whitelist will basically render the WWW hard to use. This is what NoScript would do. Aside that, NoScript is not lighter at alle (look at the size!) and much more difficult to use.
So, because of Web2/Ajax, a blacklist is the way to go for JavaScript. This is what YesScript does and it does it very well. Thanks a lot for it and please keep up the good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons

Small and efficient! (with P.S. 18th June 2008) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does exactly do what it's supposed to do.
Excellent!

* Finally easy access to the whitelist and the cookie list (there's an own ad-on just for the latter, but it's obsolete now due to this ad-on).

* And the red symbol/button: that's just wonderful. It allows to temporarly access cookie data collector sites (like Google), which are not on the whitelist, just with one click on the red button, and when you're done with that site, click again.

Alexander, thanks for this ad-on!



P.S. Oh, it doesn't work with Firefox 3. That's pity! Will this change soon? Please! Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1).