Beck And Call

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Developer Information
Name Beck And Call
Location Washington, D.C.
Occupation Systems Administrator
User since April 1, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

In a little more detail...

I do believe I'll add something more amusing later.

My Reviews

Location Bar Enhancer

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'd love to use this, but the background breadcrumb image isn't cropped properly--using any of the 4 styles--in Firefox 30b2 on Linux. Instead, all the text is pushed to the very top of the location bar, and the location bar expands to show the entire background image.

PlacesCleaner

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but doesn't have an icon or button that's visible in Firefox 29 beta. Please update.

It's All Text!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Abandoned? There are still outstanding bugs with respect to Stylish, but the author is no longer replying to the Stylish developer or updating the extension in any other visible way.

FoxReplace

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Originally a great idea, but there are many outstanding bugs and missing features, and development has stopped entirely.

Too bad.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.15.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Preferences Monitor

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but changes to print.tmp.* need to be whitelisted. Even after including .*:print\.tmp\..* in the whitelist, Preferences Monitor continues to create multiple alerts when printing.

The developer says that '.*' can't be used, even though it's a valid regex. Since 'print.tmp.*' is changed "by" the site you're attempting to print content from, it will have to be whitelisted in the extension itself. This happens regardless of whether the user invokes the print dialog manually or presses a "print" button on a page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

StartupMaster

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent extension!

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Toggle animated GIFs

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much! I was hoping someone had written an extension that would restore some control over animated GIFs.

Would love to see this developed further to place a smallish play/pause button overlay over animated GIFs, perhaps on mouse-over.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

Preferences Monitor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazingly useful! I've used this to diagnose misbehavior by "good" add-ons that try to change proxy settings invisibly, and other well-intentioned uses.

Would be nice to see regex matches made case-sensitive, but I'm keeping it either way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4.3). 

Quick Search Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful and very attractive. Would be even better if you could control the maximum width (in icons) when the search bar isn't in use. ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.16). 

StartupMaster

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Indispensable, and I've used it for years, but it no longer starts early enough to prevent multiple password prompts.

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

Tab Badge

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Needs to be generalized for more sites, doesn't work with FaviconizeTab, developer does not respond to support email address.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.13). 

Stylish Sync

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly useful. Can't believe this isn't part of Stylish already.

Is there a way to limit the number of backups kept, besides turning them off entirely?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.6). 

Classic Style for Favicons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does anyone happen to know if this handles the new "mixed content" and "run plugins" icons correctly? I'm only seeing the one screenshot for HTTPS sites.

Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Menu Icons Plus

Great work! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would love to see icons for "View Source Chart", since that extension never got an icon at all...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6). 

Pushbullet

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Works relatively well, but surely it wouldn't have taken much effort to enable file push functionality directly in the addon. Will revise to 5 stars if this gets fixed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Stylish-Custom

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Abandoned.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

LastPass Password Manager

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The service and add-on themselves are fairly nice, with some occasional flaws where Firefox (with some help from Greasemonkey) is actually better at form detection. Unfortunately, LastPass are not, apparently, bothering to keep the AMO release up-to-date.

Half marks, rounding down.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Menu Editor

Nice, but no longer working with Thunderbird context menus. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm having to use Stylish and DOM Inspector to knock out unwanted context menu entries in Thunderbird. Updating install.rdf to indicate it does work (more or less...) up through at least Thunderbird 17 would be nice.

Is this being updated any more?

FoxReplace

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Seems to work very well, although I haven't tested regexes yet.Would be really, really great if you could close the FoxReplace bar with ESC (same as the Find bar); and if you could just press Enter/Return in the text fields to submit the find/replace job. Other than that, highly useful. Great stuff!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.14.0). 

Override User Agent

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good so far. I love the restartless addons, when I can get them.

I'd love to see a full set of options for faking agent strings for preset lists of sites, with wildcard matching. (Including '.*' for all sites not matched with narrower filters.)

I haven't tested yet to see if this also changes agent strings reported via JS. If so, that would put this far ahead of the old User Agent Switcher addon.