Miguel Garza

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Name Miguel Garza
User since November 21, 2007
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My Reviews

Multiple Tab Handler

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This should be native functionality. Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2013100801). 

Google Redirects Fixer

Recent trouble with YouTube Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really, really slows down YouTube videos lately. I have switched to Redirect Cleaner for now; it seems to be playing nicer with YouTube at the moment.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Remove Google Tracking

Works in one of two senses Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Gets rid of the redirect links in your Browsing History, which is great, but doesn't copy the real URL. For example, if I right-click on a Google search result link and choose "Copy", and then paste somewhere, what gets pasted is the redirect URL, not the real URL.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

Mind the Time

I like. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like that you can see the information at a glance. Any possibility of being able to see further back then just one week in the report?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.4). 

Simplify Awesome Bar

Neat! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very cool! But it steals the cursor from Quick Find and puts a "/" in the address bar instead...

MyBookmarks

Something is a tiny bit broken Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A previous reviewer mentioned that they were just getting a little white box in a blue background, and another reviewer brushed it off as "probably the user".

It's not user error.

I was getting the same thing. At first I thought it was an issue with the "Exclude" feature being broken by Firefox's latest update.Then I realized it only happened if one particular folder in my bookmarks was not excluded from display. I thought perhaps a title of a bookmark in the folder was too long. But no, I've got other bookmarks with much longer titles. I thought perhaps MyBookmarks had an upper limit of how many bookmarks it could display. But no, if I try to show *only* that folder, I get the tiny square on the blue background.

This is a good addon, but something inexplicable (to me) is buggy in it. Something about how it's dealing with...a particular text character? I don't know.

Also, it'd be nice if there was an option to show folders as unexpanded, and then click to open the folder and show contents.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.7). 

Bookmark Tab

Simple, not Simplistic Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As in my previous review, I like this extension because its fast, simple and not overwhelming.

What do I mean by not overwhelming? Take a look at MyBookmarks, which shows you the contents of each of your bookmarks folders inside individual "boxes". It gives you no choice as to whether you want to see all of the contents of all of your folders or not. I for one don't want to see this every time I start a new tab. With Bookmark Tab, the default is to leave the folders closed until you click on them, but you also have the option to "Preserve state of opened folders.", which is wonderful.

In behavior, Bookmark Tab is much akin to Firefox's Bookmarks sidebar, but opened for you automatically in your new tab or window (you must set Bookmark Tab as your homepage for it to show up in new windows) and otherwise staying out of sight and out of the way.

Thanks to the developer's speedy response to my bug report, now the addressbar is always focused when using this extension, whether opening a new tab or a new window.

Lastly, here's a simple way to move the Reload Bookmarks item to the top of the page. Add the following lines immediately after the ".cssReload {" line in the Stylesheet and tweak to your preference:

position:absolute;
top:22px;
right:150px;

(also remove the line in the .cssReload section that says "position: relative;")

Thank you to the developer again for a nice, pleasantly simple extension to Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Bookmark Tab

Great! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really like it. It's simple and straightforward and not overwhelming.

One thing: loading it in a new tab, keyboard focus is on the address bar. Loading it in a new window, focus is on the window contents (Bookmark Tab contents). Can it please always start with focus on the address bar?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7). 

ext-youtube

Splendid! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for something like YTplaylist.com but native to the YouTube.com website. Thought this might be worth a try even though it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Aaaand...it's excellent! I hadn't heard of SMPlayer before but it plays YouTube links flawlessly and you can choose in SMPlayer preferences what quality level you want to play the videos at. Consequently SMPlayer caches and plays YouTube videos with negligible hiccups and less system strain than playing them in your browser. Very useful if you're on an older computer or slower DSL speed like me.

I thought at first I'd be able to use this with Media Player Classic or VLC Player, but no, it doesn't parse FLV files to the external media player. The media player itself has to be able to parse the video file from the URL.

Windows users: make sure the path to the player has no quotes.

Stay-Open Menu

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Interestingly enough, the only other browser that has similar functionality to this add-on is Internet Explorer 7/8 with its Favorites menu behavior. It's very similar. But this add-on has the best behavior for a bookmarks menu that I've seen yet. It combines ease-of-access with permanence to just the right degree.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.6). 

Tab Control

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm so glad there's an extension that gives users the option of opening new tabs (as in, File>New Tab) relative to the current tab. Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.3). 

Flat Bookmarks

Context menu for current folder please Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice. Simplifies navigation mightily. Please add the ability to right-click on the currently focused bookmark folder to access its context menu (to delete or rename, for instance). Otherwise one must navigate out before making changes to the currently viewed bookmark folder.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.2). 

Personal Menu (Personal Firefox Button)

Menubar does not gain keyboard focus when shown with Alt key Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension gives you the option to hide the menubar until you press the Alt key. Normally, in any program including Firefox, when you press the Alt key, you can then press the underlined letter of each menu item to open that menu. So, you can press Alt and then 'f' in almost any program to open the 'File' menu of that program, including Firefox. However, with Personal Menu installed and the 'hide Menubar until Alt is pressed' option enabled, this no longer works. You have to either use the mouse to click on the menu you want to open after pressing Alt, or you have to press Alt+f (for example) together. So, two of three long-time, well-known methods of accessing menus still work (mouse, and one method of keyboard shortcut) but one does not (the other method of keyboard shortcut, pressing the focus key first [Alt] and then the accelerator ['f', 'e', 't', etc.]). For this reason, although I like Personal Menu a lot, I have uninstalled it and installed Hide Menubar and Custom Buttons instead. Hide Menubar does not have this menubar focus bug.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.2). 

Tab Kit

Changes the way Firefox handles new window links without warning, "feature" cannot be toggled, and does not change the settings back when uninstalled Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This seems like a very well-designed extension; its features just weren't for me. I would give it 5 stars. HOWEVER I do have to knock off a couple stars because, as soon as this extension is installed, it changes the way Firefox handles tabs in a way that cannot be controlled by the user. Even choosing the Tab Kit option "Disable all features", or disabling or uninstalling the add-on, will not restore the functionality that Tab Kit changes.

Tab Kit causes all links to open in new tabs without exception. Firefox default settings are more subtle and are described pretty well here: http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=fr&forumId=1&comments_parentId=308827

Essentially, Firefox's default behavior is to open all "new window" links in new tabs UNLESS the link specifies the size, position, etc of the new window. Tab Kit gets rid of the "unless" caveat by changing tab behavior settings in about:config, does not give the user the option to change these settings back, and does not restore these settings when disabled or uninstalled. See the link above to figure out how to do it on your own by editing about:config.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.12). 

Add Bookmark Here ²

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far, so good. Realized from reading the support forum that what I thought was broken was due to FF3 behavior. Right-clicking on folder and choosing "Add Bookmark Here" adds the bookmark to that folder's parent. Clicking on a folder and choosing "Add Bookmark Here" will, if you have already bookmarked the page elsewhere, show the Add Bookmark dialog and the location where the page is already bookmarked, regardless of Add Bookmark Here's settings. Keep these things in mind and inexplicable, seemingly broken behavior on the extension's part now makes sense. Also, the extension now works as described.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.20081205). 

OutSidebar

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is a good start but it would be nice if the browser window returned to its original location once the sidebar is closed again. Right now what happens is the browser window is shifted to the right if there is not enough room for the sidebar on the left. This is fine but then when the sidebar is closed again your window is left in a less-optimal place for reading. Maybe have an option to expand sidebar out from the right side instead.