Tek'eek

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Developer Information
Name Tek'eek
Location Nashville, TN
Occupation Technical Support Sr. Associate
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Ecology

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great theme but I am just not liking the large tree icon or buttons.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.7). 

Australis Redesigned

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Missing the Bookmark this button

Noia 4

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

CAUTION:
I have noticed if you change to any of the skins other than the Gray (default) it alters the menu of Ghostery. By this I mean the following:

Ghostery Pre-Theme install or Post-Theme install using Gray (Default) only
- each site listed in the tracker list is greyed out if you have not all ready allowed the site. So there is two state to the list either greyed out or highlighted.

Ghostery Post-Theme change + changing the Skin
- doing so will cause the entire list to appear highlighted (as if you had allowed all trackers). This has been submitted in the support section.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Noia 4

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of thee best themes I have come across. Well done!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.3). 

LavaFox V2

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I would love it more if the back/forward key where not broken up. After installing this theme it broke down the back/forward button into two separate ones.

I love the roundness of the tabs and the single Firefox button converted to a Firefox icon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.5). 

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you do not have this installed then get it. It will definitely save you allot of time regardless of usage.It can get very cumbersome having to redo an review an article etc. With this you can worry less when browser crashes or you accidentally deleted something or even closed out that tab.

Pearltrees

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an awesome add-on and site. I use it primarily for researching and brainstorming. Since the pearls reminded me of using mind map software that is exactly how I use it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.2). 

RequestPolicy

Well round who know how many times! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I access numerous sites well in the hundreds on a daily basis and while this may be useful if you only access a limited number regularly it's definitely not for the masses. I am constantly finding my self allowing access to external sites to allow the site to display images, css scripts, etc. to allow the page to display correctly, etc.

This definitely could use fine tuning.

Now this would be beneficial
1. Allowing IP ranges with wildcards, like 94.100.111.* - 94.100.300.*"
2. Blacklist instead. I find my self wanting to black list sites far less than whitelisting. Here is a good example of sites that require to much to figure out what is what: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2450216 and which policy to set. It would be easier to "Allow from site.com" and then go back and select specific sites to blacklist instead or the option to continue to whitelist individual if one prefers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.25).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

RequestPolicy

Troublesome issues Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I have been using this for sometime and I do love it. However, I am starting to find it cumbersome for some sites; i.e pinterest.

For this site to work and not having to accept a request policy for each redirect back to an image one has to just select "Allow requests from [the current site]" vs "Allow requests from [the current site] to [the other site]". What would be nice is to select "Allow requests from [the current site]" but on all the sites that have been allowed be able to go back and select specific ones like the google-anallytics and choose "Forbid requests to [the other site]"

any possibilities or am I missing something?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.25). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Hard Choice Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Honestly I am torn between AiOS and OmniBar. I love the glass effect. Aside from that I am not seeing a whole lot of difference. Well there is the twin-pane great feature.

What Would set this appart from AiOS if you could change out the options, enable, disable and the compatability (if installed) buttons with icons allowing one to shrink it down some. Also auto-sizing the sidebar so if one is viewing the Firefox add-on default page in the side bar you can get a better view or it opens up in a browser tab. Page Info would be an added touch as well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.14).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

All-in-One Sidebar

Optimized Layout Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Awesome add-on by the way!

To the point: When I think Optimized Layout I am thinking it will re-adjust itself to current view. I keep running into the issue in Firefox 10 when viewing Add-ons I have to keep adjusting the layout width to 28% to be able to see the buttons correctly once selecting and extension. I have a similar issue with the 'page info'. In order to get it to display with out cutting off anything it needs to be set to about 45-50%.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.14). 

IE Tab Plus (FF 5+, 4+, 3.6+)

Origional IE Tab - Who is the Origional! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

!!!CAUTION!!! ACTUAL PROOF
To clarify everything up about IE Tab. extensions read the following:

NOTE: THER IS NO IE Tab 2 or a reference to a add-on as reviewer "RJ" mentions. Although I am assuming he ment IE Tab V2. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab/reviews/328608/)

• IE Tab Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-plus-ff-36) lays claim to Coral IE Tab and the Origional IE Tab. Unfortunately for them I can not find proof dating back 6 years ago like you will see with IE Tab by PCMan & yuoo2k via the source code history and even Googling it. Now this IE Tab Plus author "quaful" does appear to be the correct account holder and author which is reflective in Googling and his coralietab..mozdev.org site by viewing the source code history but it only goes back to 2009 matching the account holders account activation date. According to the FAQ sheet this once if still not today contains the SPYWARE "Window Shopper".
Also not seeing the proof of 5 million downloads!

• IE Tab (THE ORIGIONAL IE TAB) by PCMan, yuoo2k (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7466/ & https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7775/) are the origional, one and only developers of IE Tab. Want proof Google it for one using date reference, but here is some proof:

>origional mozdev site: http://ietab.mozdev.org/ (note the authors on the Members tab)
>origional repository site: http://www.mozdev.org/source/browse/ietab/downloads/?hideattic=0#dirlist

• IE Tab V2 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-2-ff-36) lays not claim to the above add-on. It has its own site ietab.net and its own source code site (http://code.google.com/p/ietabv2)

• IE Tab + (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-plus) lays claim to Coral IE Tab by its linking reference in the description to http://coralietab.mozdev.org. Now the author of this one IE Tab pro is nowhere reflected in coralietab site. However the site does reference IE Tab+ as being a non SPYWARE where IE Tab Plus is SPYWARE. In the FAQ sheet it mentiones that both IE Tab Plus and IE Tab + are uploaded to the AMO by the same person. Obviously for IE Tab + does not reflect this. Now viewing the source code of https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/files/browse/127106/ does reflect quaful. So between the FAQ sheet and this siteS author is contradicting. So this leaves me sketchY in regards to this add-on.

REVIEW POSTED AT ALL ADD-ONS SITE.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0.15.2). 

IE Tab + (FF 8+, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3.6, 3.5, SeaMonkey)

Origional IE Tab - Who is the Origional! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

!!!CAUTION!!! ACTUAL PROOF
To clarify everything up about IE Tab. extensions read the following:

NOTE: THER IS NO IE Tab 2 or a reference to a add-on as reviewer "RJ" mentions. Although I am assuming he ment IE Tab V2. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab/reviews/328608/)

• IE Tab + (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-plus) lays claim to Coral IE Tab by its linking reference in the description to http://coralietab.mozdev.org. Now the author of this one IE Tab pro is nowhere reflected in coralietab site. However the site does reference IE Tab+ as being a non SPYWARE where IE Tab Plus is SPYWARE. In the FAQ sheet it mentiones that both IE Tab Plus and IE Tab + are uploaded to the AMO by the same person. Obviously for IE Tab + does not reflect this. Now viewing the source code of https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/files/browse/127106/ does reflect quaful. So between the FAQ sheet and this sites author is contradicting. So this leaves me sketchy in regards to this add-on.

• IE Tab (THE ORIGIONAL IE TAB) by PCMan, yuoo2k (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7466/ & https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7775/), the one and only developers of IE Tab. Want proof Google it for one using date reference, but here is some proof:

>origional mozdev site: http://ietab.mozdev.org/ (note the authors on the Members tab)
>origional repository site: http://www.mozdev.org/source/browse/ietab/downloads/?hideattic=0#dirlist

• IE Tab V2 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-2-ff-36) lays not claim to the above add-on. It has its own site ietab.net and its own source code site (http://code.google.com/p/ietabv2)

• IE Tab Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-plus-ff-36) lays claim to Coral IE Tab and the Origional IE Tab. Unfortunately for them I can not find proof dating back 6 years ago like you will see with IE Tab by PCMan & yuoo2k via the source code history and even Googling it. Now this IE Tab Plus author "quaful" does appear to be the correct account holder and author which is reflective in Googling and his coralietab..mozdev.org site by viewing the source code history but it only goes back to 2009 matching the account holders account activation date. According to the FAQ sheet this once if still not today contains the SPYWARE "Window Shopper"

REVIEW POSTED AT ALL ADD-ONS SITE.

IE Tab

Origional IE Tab with an Origional review Rated 5 out of 5 stars

!!!CAUTION!!! ACTUAL PROOF
To clarify everything up about IE Tab. extensions read the following:

NOTE: THER IS NO IE Tab 2 or a reference to a add-on as reviewer "RJ" mentions. Although I am assuming he ment IE Tab V2.

• IE Tab (THE ORIGIONAL IE TAB) by PCMan, yuoo2k (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7466/ & https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7775/) are the origional, one and only developers of IE Tab. Want proof Google it for one using date reference, but here is some proof:

>origional mozdev site: http://ietab.mozdev.org/ (note the authors on the Members tab)
>origional repository site: http://www.mozdev.org/source/browse/ietab/downloads/?hideattic=0#dirlist

• IE Tab V2 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-2-ff-36) lays not claim to the above add-on. It has its own site ietab.net and its own source code site (http://code.google.com/p/ietabv2)

• IE Tab Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-plus-ff-36) lays claim to Coral IE Tab and the Origional IE Tab. Unfortunately for them I can not find proof dating back 6 years ago like you will see with IE Tab by PCMan & yuoo2k via the source code history and even Googling it. Now this IE Tab Plus author "quaful" does appear to be the correct account holder and author which is reflective in Googling and his coralietab..mozdev.org site by viewing the source code history but it only goes back to 2009 matching the account holders account activation date. According to the FAQ sheet this once if still not today contains the SPYWARE "Window Shopper"

• IE Tab + (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-plus) lays claim to Coral IE Tab by its linking reference in the description to http://coralietab.mozdev.org. Now the author of this one IE Tab pro is nowhere reflected in coralietab site. However the site does reference IE Tab+ as being a non SPYWARE where IE Tab Plus is SPYWARE. In the FAQ sheet it mentiones that both IE Tab Plus and IE Tab + are uploaded to the AMO by the same person. Obviously for IE Tab + does not reflect this. Now viewing the source code of https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/files/browse/127106/ does reflect quaful. So between the FAQ sheet and this siteS author is contradicting. So this leaves me sketchY in regards to this add-on.

REVIEW POSTED AT ALL ADD-ONS SITE.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.20090525). 

Clip to OneNote

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

4 out of 5 Why?:
This is definitely more effective than the print function to OneNote. However, I use OneNote docked allot and noticed that this extension does not recognize that and will open a new OneNote regardless if I have the option "Insert into current page..". So if you can get this extension to recognized a docked OneNote you will get the 5 start and I will come back and modify original review.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.2). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on, a must have.

For someone unfamiliar, it would be nice if there was a add-on to distinguish what items are being blocked on the site. In my case with ABP, NoScript and RequestPolicy there is no way to tell what is being blocked except in some instances with the Flash/Object tab or with RequestPolicy the flog in place of blocked item. ABP does have a feature but only when nothing is blocking the item already will it show blockable items and if it was blocked by a filter. This would be great if it would display blocked items and by what add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

NoScript Security Suite

a must have for Firefox or any browser but mainly...OK...Firefox only. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Most excellent add-on...a must have for Firefox or any browser but mainly...OK...Firefox only.

Now to my point!

I noticed the pop-up bar shows how many scripts/objects are blocked but no way of viewing what they are...at leas not with just your extension. To get the function I am speaking of AdBlock+ needs to be installed (unless I am missing something). With AdBlock+ you can use "Open blockable items" and view any *.js files available for blocking/unblocking once you enable scripts with NoScript. This is fine because then one can use AdBlock+ to block a specific .js file if needed. The point I am making here is I feel if you are going to announce <#of> scripts/objects blocked then there should be a way to view what they are in-case a user does not use AdBlock+ or want to (beyond me why someone would not).

Additionally, I would love to see NoScript incorporate a similar feature like RequestPolicy does. If there is a script being run from another source other than main site I would like to see the following: Allow Scripts from 3rdPartyscript.com to maindomain.com or Allow request from maindomain.com to 3rdpartyscript.com

Personally I think ABP, NoScript, and RequestPolicy need to merge in some way along with possibly BetterPrivacy. See image for additional info: http://bayimg.com/gamipAaDn

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1). 

DoNotTrackMe: Online Privacy Protection

Albine Add-ons (DNT+, Privacy Suite, TACO) Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Albine Add-ons (DNT+, Privacy Suite, TACO): Which is the right one for you?

I did some comparison with the three and off hand I am not seeing any difference between Privacy Suite and TACO as far as features go. See images below:

Taco Menu: http://bayimg.com/PamcNaadn
Privacy Menu: http://bayimg.com/pAMCPAadn
DNT+ Menu: No menu (there is however a settings screen for unblocking http://bayimg.com/iaMFdaaDn)

Taco Options: http://bayimg.com/aamDbaADN
Privacy Options: http://bayimg.com/aaMdCAADN

Taco Pref: http://bayimg.com/AAMDEaADN
Privacy Pref: http://bayimg.com/AaMDGAaDN

Taco Pop-up: http://bayimg.com/aamDiAaDN
Privacy Pop-up: http://bayimg.com/AaMDJaadN
DNT+ Pop-up: http://bayimg.com/aamdmAADn (this images is compared to Priv Suites.

Comparing the above with DNT+, DNT+ is the version I would describe as "no assembly required". Privacy Suite (going on a limb aka TACO replacement) would be described as "Assembly Required, advanced users only model". What it appears Albine has done with DNT+/Privacy Suite is combine the functionality of AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, and BetterPrivacy.

Questionable:
In this screenshot you will notice a discrepency in number counts for cnn.com one reports 14 the other reports 16 (http://bayimg.com/FAMFjaADn). Also you will notice javascripts not being blocked some of which are ad's (I have found no claims that Albine blocks .js files). Additionally in this image (http://bayimg.com/famFoaadN) you will find other no .js ads still not being fully blocked. So I loaded Ghostery in this image to compare it to DNT+ (http://bayimg.com/haMfpaAdN). You will noticed in Browser1 (DNT+) doubleclick was not fully blocked even though its popup as seen in previous image says it has. In Browser2 (Ghostery) its completely blocked. Also if you noticed there is still a bunch of ads.cnn in Browser1 that was blocked in Browser2. One last thing, if look at the DNT+ icon in Browser2, Ghostery caught everything.

The following image shows a snapshot of Albine DNT+ with AdBlock+ installed/enabled. As you can see AdBlock+ blocked everything except the facebook icon: http://bayimg.com/IAmFfAadn. In this image you will see all items AdBlock+ removed http://bayimg.com/MaMfOAadn.

Based on just this single site test I would not recommend soley relying on DNT+ or Privacy Suite. If you are not so tech savy I would suggest using DNT+ in conjunction with AdBlock+ (at least on filter, personally I would go with all three Fanboy's filters). Ghostery should not be needed since DNT+ should block any remainder that AdBlock+ does not get (i.e. facebook icon in the case of cnn.com)

For the technically savy people I would stick with AdBlock+, NoScript, & RequestPolicy. RequestPolicy is a very powerful blocker. In this image it blocked nearly everything except the favicon and something dealing with weather; http://bayimg.com/KAmfpAaDn).

It would be nice to have an all-in-one but just not going to happen at this time. DNT+/Privacy Suite appears to be heading in the right direction.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.6). 

Readability

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simply the best reader so far..My only peeve now is the links when opening also ope into Readabilty mode or if mousing over present a Read it Later icon/button to click.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

Readable

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

After comparing this with Readability...this one sucks....Readability for instance handle several nytimes site flawlessly where with Readable present allot of nullnull etc..

Not to mention with Readability you have the ability to Read it Later and save it.

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