RDL

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Name RDL
User since June 30, 2007
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My Reviews

Another Restart

Does What It Says. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As stated, 'Another Restart' provides a toolbar button, a menu item and a highly configurable hotkey, each of which will restart the browser.

It works as stated and is noticeably smaller than the nearest equivalent, 'Restart'.

On restart, 'Another Restart' restores the current session. That suits my needs for such a function very well, since I also use 'Restart Manager' which I have set to discard the current session (and cache) when it is actioned. The two together provide complementary functions.

ONE MINOR BUG: In the options, it is possible to clear all the hotkey configuration fields and an error message then appears in the browser content area. However, no further action occurs and there is then no hotkey for this extension.
The error message is very briefly repeated on each load of the browser.

This way to explicitly _remove_ any hotkey action should either

1) be treated as a useful feature, and not cause any error messages - or

2) give rise to an immediate single error message and cause the pre-existing (valid) hotkey combination (which would initially be the default) to be retained/restored.

Other invalid hotkey combinations all cause the same problem and they should certainly be treated as described in paragraph (2) immediately above.

IMPROVEMENTS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE:

a) The menu item should show the chosen hotkey combination (for information / as a reminder).

b) The icon could better indicate the function, by, for example, using some form or other of the common circling arrows image (but I would NOT wish it to be animated).

For me, those three points would have lost a mature extension a star but this is new, works for me and the code inside uses the SDK and looks very methodical and clean, so I give it five.

Lightning

Lightning 4.0.1 Download Rated 4 out of 5 stars

According to this site, the Lightning 4.0.1 download should be 6.6MB but it is actually only 4.8MB, which is also much smaller than previous versions.

Is the download faulty?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.1). 

Folderpane Tools

Clarification for user 'franc' Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@franc

Sorry, you have misunderstood the meaning of 'Start Folder'.

It is not the top folder in the list.

It is the one which is always focused on Thunderbird startup. Its content is therefore always displayed in the thread pane on startup.

You have described the correct method to always show 'Local Folders" at the top of the folders pane.

That is not what I commented on and you will see that I did not mention 'top position' or anything similar in my previous review.

If you click on 'Local Folders' in the folders pane, you will see what I want to see in the thread pane whenever Thunderbird starts.

When it was working, 'Folderpane Tools' used to provide this feature - one simply chose 'Local Folders' as the start folder.

Unfortunately, 'Folderpane Tools' no longer works and, although 'Manually Sort Folders' does allow one to select a start folder, that facility does not include 'Local Folders' as 'Folderpane tools used to.

From 'franc's review on November 3, 2014:

".. I looked around and like another here posted (user "RDL"), the only reason why I used Folderpane Tools was to set the Local Folder on top position."

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

ScrapBook

Toolbar Button Instead of Removed Status Bar Button Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much for the latest version of this excellent extension.

When you have time, please create a toolbar button to replace the removed status bar button and then leave it on the 'Customize Palette'.. That allows us to choose exactly which toolbar to put it on.

Users who posted here recently wanting the status bar button restored should note that a toolbar button can be placed on any toolbar and moved around, without being restricted to the prison cell of the legacy status bar area.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.10). 

All-in-One Sidebar

@dviewer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1) It may be on the All-in-One Sidebar toolbar (vertical, beside the sidebar) and might not look the way you expect it.

Make sure menu 'View'->'Toolbars'->'All-in-one Sidebar Toolbar' is ticked/checked/enabled

2) It may be on the 'Customize Palette' and you can drag it from there to any toolbar you want.

Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars | Firefox Help
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars?esab=a&s=How+to+Customize+Firefox+Toolbars&r=1&as=s#w_customize-the-menu-or-the-toolbar

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.23.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

EMail Address Crawler

New Version Available Rated 5 out of 5 stars

See this post:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=13700693#p13700693

Folderpane Tools

Hoping for a Fix. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have that same "Error parsing XML: Entity not defined.." error when trying to use this extension's options in TB31.0.

I hope Philip Chee is able to provide a fix. In the meantime, users may want to try the extension 'Manually Sort Folders', which is also to be found on this website.

'Manually Sort Folders' seems to provide most of the features of 'Folderpane Tools' but,unlike it, does not allow one to specify 'Local Folders' as one's start folder (and thus to see the management page on TB start instead of an actual folder content).

'Folderpane Tools' allows that and is the reason I use it.

'Folderpane Tools' is also about half the size of 'Manually Sort Folders'.

Manually sort folders

Start in the 'Local Folders' Display Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful and nearly a substitute for 'Folderpane Tools' when that does not work. However, for me there is one feature missing.

When I click on 'Local Folders' in the folder pane, TB shows a management display in the thread pane.

I would like to be able, in 'Manually sort folders' options, to select 'Local Folders' as my start folder and see that management display each time TB starts.

MagicSLR

@Sugoi - There is a Version 3.9.2 on this Site! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sugoi - Have you tried version 3.9.2? It works for me on FF31.0, including restoring my 'send all unsent' button which had disappeared.

If you want to try it:

To find version 3.9.2:
Go to, and click on, 'Version Information' almost at the bottom of this page.
In bottom right of the resulting expanded box, click on ' See complete version history'.
That will take you to the 'Versions' page for MagicSLR, where you will see version 3.9.2 at the top.

How to Install in Thunderbird

Right-click on the 'Download' button next to version 3.9.2 and
in the resulting menu, click on 'Save link as' to Download and save the file to your hard disk.
(you will be asked where you want to save it),
In Mozilla Thunderbird, open 'Add-ons' from the Tools menu.
From the options button there next to the add-on search field
(mine is a cog wheel with tooltip *'Tools for all add-ons"),
select "Install Add-on From File..." and
in the resulting 'File Picker' dialogue, go to and select the downloaded add-on.

It should install.
Restart TB.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.9.1). 

ShowIP

ShowIP 2.5 Button Cannot Be Customized Rated 1 out of 5 stars

ShowIP 2.5 no longer hides the Firefox 'Customize' righthand panel. However, since it is placed on yet another new toolbar, from which it cannot be moved by 'Customize' (the toolbar is not shown in that mode), it just wastes space.

I don't need any more toolbars. I already have enough. They are in use and they already have space for a ShowIP button.

Author: please don't create any new toolbar, statusbar or any other bar for your extension. Please just create your button, put it on the 'Customize Palette' and let _us_ use 'Customize' to drag and drop it on whatever existing toolbar we choose.

I find version 2.5 of this extension utterly unusable on FF30.0 and FF31.0

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

ShowIP

ShowIP 2.4 Breaks FF29.0 Customize Dialogue Rated 3 out of 5 stars

ShowIP is useful and usually works well. However, in FF29.0, on Windows, ShowIP 2.4 causes the righthand (menu) side of the customize tab panel (including the 'Exit Customize' button) to disappear. See:

Customization broken • mozillaZine Forums
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2828369

(ShowIP 2.4 also seems to put its icon into a status bar (instead of a toolbar). Edit of an old version perhaps? Extensions are no longer supposed to use a status bar for buttons - which should instead be customizable toolbar buttons.)

Since ShowIP 2.2 doesn't work at all in FF29.0, until a fix is released, the solution is: either live with the reduced 'Customize' dialogue or disable/uninstall ShowIP.

05 May 2014: I've just reduced my rating by one star because five (5) days after this was reported on the support site there is no response there yet (let alone a fix), for this significant problem.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1-signed). 

Tab Mix Plus

Tab Mix Plus Dev-Build 0.4.0.4pre.120724a works in FF17.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Go to the page linked below. Right-click on the Tab Mix Plus Dev-Build 0.4.0.4pre.120724a link there and choose 'Save Link As' to download and save the .xpi file.

Uninstall your current version of TMP. Re-start FF twice. Drag your copy of the development version into the FF content area and drop it there. Wait for the prompt to install, then press buttons etc to install. Re-start FF twice.

Tab Mix Plus Dev-Build 0.4.X • Tab Mix Plus
http://tmp.garyr.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15740

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.3.1-signed). 

mPage

mPage 0.5.1 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Herewith a new review, summarising the features and usage of mPage as it now stands at 0.5.1. Perhaps it would be useful as the basis of a brief user guide or Help item. Please feel free to use it (or not :) ) however you wish.

I have, to at least some extent, tested all the described features except export/import to bookmarks (OPML _was_ tested and works fine for me).
===================================================================================

mPage is a Firefox 'feed reader' extension which gives access to feed items (stories) through a neat, clear, simple and uncluttered headline style layout of multiple feeds (on one or more pages, as chosen by the user).

It is easily controlled, includes a good set of very useful features and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

After installing mPage, to show it in the browser, one either clicks on the provided toolbar button or on an mPage item in the 'Tools' menu and then, in whichever case, selects the required page in the resulting sub-menu.

In addition, one may bookmark any mPage page when it is displayed, and subsequently use that bookmark for quick (one-click) access to the page.

Each feed on a page is shown as a panel with a header (containing a descriptive title) followed by a column showing the items (stories) currently in the feed in the form of links to the relevant item pages.

Clicking a link will open that item page in a new tab. Clicking the title in a feed panel header will (also in a new tab) open the webpage which hosts that feed. Hovering over a feed item link shows its full title (see themes below).

Adding Feeds:
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Feeds may be added to a page by one of the following methods:
a) entering the feed URI (perhaps copied from an existing 'livemark') into a text window at the top of the page.
b) dragging a feed 'subscribe' button from a webpage offering a feed and dropping it anywhere on the mPage page.
c) dragging an existing 'livemark' from one's bookmarks and dropping it into the mPage text window.
d) dragging the icon for a webpage offering a feed from the browser location (address) bar and dropping it anywhere on the mPage page.

Where several feeds are detected by one of these methods, a dialogue is displayed, asking the user to choose which one of the available feeds is to be added.

Methods (c) and (d) will not always detect a feed to be added. In the case of dragging and dropping a livemark not working, using a recently created livemark instead normally seems to work.

Removing Feeds:
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A feed may be deleted from a page by clicking a dustbin icon provided in the feed panel's header.

Feed Setup
=========
For each feed, clicking on a 'Feed Setup' icon provided in its panel header displays a dialogue which allows one to:

a) Change the title text displayed in that feed's header. This can be useful to make it more meaningful and/or concise than the default title taken from the feed.
b) Filter items by date, which allows one to view only items (stories) with a recency defined for that feed.
c) Choose the number of (most recent) items (stories) to show for that feed (after any filtering).
d) Choose the page in which that feed is to be displayed. This allows one to move that feed from its current page to another existing page (if any has been created).

Also in the Feed Header:
====================
Clicking a down arrow icon provided in each feed panel header allows one to temporarily collapse that feed panel and show only the header, without the following items. Clicking again re-expands the panel.

Rearranging (Moving around) Feed Panels in a Particular Page.
===================================================
Any feed panel in a page may be moved by "grabbing" it with the mouse pointer and dragging and dropping it into a different position on the page. Scrolling will occur as required when attempting to drag outside the currently visible area.

One may not change (or displace) the position of the feed URL text entry box.

Adding a New Page:
================
This can be done by a menu item in either the 'Tools' -> 'mPage' sub-menu or the mPage toolbar button dropdown menu. The user will need to supply an identifying name for the page and mPage then displays that new page. As previously described, new items may be added to the new page and existing items may be moved to it from other pages. The new page will also appear in all mPage menus where a choice of page is required.

Removing Pages:
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This is done from the mPage extension's Options dialogue. See below.

mPage Extension's Options Dialogue:
==============================
mPage extension's Options dialogue is accessible via either the mPage toolbar button dropdown menu or the 'Tools' -> mPage sub-menu or from the Firefox Add-ons -> Extensions panel.

From that dialogue one may access all the following facilities:

Display - Custom Themes:
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One may choose the display appearance of mPage pages, either from one of the built-in named themes (currently two, one dark and one light) or by specifying a user 'Custom' theme, identified by the location of a text file containing its defining CSS. Custom themes may use, for instance, different colour schemes, font characteristics, icons and so on. Those unfamiliar with themes might model their own on one of the built in themes which can be found in the ('chrome'->'skin'->) 'mpage.css' file in the mPage extension .xpi file.

It is possible, using a custom theme, to truncate feed item (story) titles rather than wrap them. In that case, where required, the full title is still available, in the item tooltip, by hovering over the link.

Display - Show URL Icons:
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Where this is enabled (checked/ticked) favicons will be displayed beside feed panel header titles.

Pages - Rename Page:
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Choose a page and specify a new name for that page.

Pages - Delete Page:
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Choose a page and delete it.

Pages - Reset:
============
"This action returns add-on to the original state".

Export - Export to OPML file:
======================
One may export the current feeds (and pages) to a named OPML file.

Export - Export to Bookmarks:
========================
One may export the current feeds (and pages) to bookmarks in a folder selected by mPage.
This facility is intended to be suitable for synchronisation between remote machines.

Import - Import from OPML file:
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One may import the feeds (and pages) from a named OPML file. One may choose whether to merge the imported feeds with any pre-existing ones or to replace those.

Import - Import from Bookmarks:
=========================
One may import the feeds (and pages) from bookmarks in a folder selected by mPage.
This facility is intended to be suitable for synchronisation between remote machines.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1-signed).  This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

mPage

mPage 0.5.1 Latest Advancing Still! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

[Edit=05Aug2012] Firstly, thanks very much for this latest version of mPage 0.5.1 (05Aug2012) which is most effective and easily usable with plenty of very useful features. A pleasure to use.

Although this was a new review, I made it a direct edit of my second, so as to make a clearer comparison. I have since edited for the amended version of 0.5.1 (05Aug2012)

I will try, in the coming day or two, to make a new review, summarising the features and usage of mPage as it now stands. If I do, perhaps it would be useful as the basis of a brief user guide or Help item.

So far:

The latest version of mPage 0.5.1 has now fixed what had been the one remaining problem which was as follows:

Toolbar Button: I had found that removing it (onto the 'Customize palette') caused the 'Tools' -> 'mPage' submenu to not display anything in the pages section (no added user pages, nor even 'Home') so it became impossible to switch pages. Thiat was the only remaining problem that I saw in the current version of 0.5. The problem could be circumvented by restoring the button to any toolbar, then closing and starting Firefox which brought back a full list of all existing pages in that menu (and also the button's own dropdown menu).

The 'Tools' -> 'mPage' submenu now correctly shows all existing pages whether or not the mPage button is on a toolbar. My testing included, without the button on a toolbar, display when only 'Home' existed and also with one added page. I used the menu to switch pages to 'Home', then moved a feed to the new page, used the menu to switch to the new page, moved the feed back to home, used the menu to switch pages back to 'Home', checked the feed had arrived OK and then used 'Options' to delete the new page. No problems.[/edit]

Other new/enhanced features explored:

Custom Themes: (my request [4]) I have successfully implemented my modified themes as custom themes. I am now able to switch from one of my themes to another of mine by simply leaving 'Custom' selected and browsing to a different file.

(My request [1]): I have now also managed to find a way in CSS to truncate the item (story) titles instead of wrapping them. I don't fully understand what I did and am sure I did not do it well, but it works so it is in one of my custom themes. In this situation, the new full item (story) title in each item's tooltip is very useful because it allows me to now still see the the untruncated version whenever I want to.

Drag and Drop Feeds into the URL Window: Dragging and dropping a 'subscribe' icon direct from a page always works well. I find that both dragging a page icon from the location bar or, alternatively, dragging a working livemark from the Bookmarks sidebar into the mPage URL window often (but not always) works. When it works, either of those methods is good. However, sometimes I get an error message "No feeds found on this URL" even when subsequently creating a new livemark for the same feed and then dragging and dropping that will work.

Own Feed Title: (My request [5]). Thanks for that. I've been able to make more useful and unambiguous titles now and also to shorten some titles so they are clearer and don't cause wrapround in the headers.

Import/Export functions: I haven't tried those seriously but I did import an OPML file generated by 'Sage' and that worked fine. [Edit=05Aug2012] Since then I have exported OPML from mPage in my live FF profile and imported it (in overwrite mode) to mPage in another FF profile. That worked well.[/edit]

Organize Feeds into Pages: I played briefly with this. I can create new pages and delete them at will. I can easily and successfully use the 'Feed setup' dialogue to move individual feeds between pages. [Edit=05Aug2012] I am able to easily switch pages using the 'Tools'-> 'mPage' menu or the button dropdown menu.[/edit]

Options Dialogue: This is good and is now fully wired into the standard Firefox extensions Options system.

(My request [3]): Dragging the feeds around to rearrange them on the page is now very easy as I no longer see a 'no entry' sign when I try to drag a feed below the bottom of the visible page. Instead, the page scrolls down without any fuss, thus allowing me to eg put new items below older ones. (The pages will also similarly scroll upwards when one wishes to move feeds to above the currently visible area). A very relaxing improvement :)

I can only add that mPage still gets better all the time and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. It is easily controlled and gives access to feed items (stories) through a neat, clear, simple and uncluttered headline style layout of multiple feeds (on one or more pages, as chosen by the user).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

mPage

mPage 0.5 a Great Step Forward Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Firstly, thanks very much for the enhancements in mPage 0.5 which is a really great improvement over 0.3.

So far:
Custom Themes: (my request [4]) I have successfully implemented my modified themes as custom themes. I mention in passing that, in order to switch from one of my themes to another of mine, I need to first complete a switch to eg 'light' and then switch back to 'Custom' (in order to enable the 'Browse' combo) and browse to the new one. To simply leave 'Custom' selected and browse to a different file is not possible. A minor point.

(My request [1]): I have now also managed to find a way in CSS to truncate the item (story) titles instead of wrapping them. I don't fully understand what I did and am sure I did not do it well, but it works so it is in one of my custom themes. It would be quite useful if I could have the full item (story) title in each item's tooltip.

Drag and Drop Feeds into the URL Window: I find that this often (but not always) works, both dragging a page icon from the location bar or, alternatively, dragging a working livemark from the Bookmarks sidebar into the mPage URL window. When it works, either of these methods is good. However, quite often I get an error message "No feeds found on this URL" even when subsequently creating a new livemark for the same feed and then dragging and dropping that will work.

Own Feed Title: (My request [5]). Thanks for that. I've been able to make more useful and unambiguous titles now and also to shorten some titles so they are clearer and don't cause wrapround in the headers.

Import/Export functions: I haven't tried those seriously but I did import an OPML file generated by 'Sage' and that worked fine.

Organize Feeds into Pages: I played briefly with this but then found that I could not switch pages at will after creating them and when I could create them I could not delete the new pages from inside mPage. Sometimes they would appear to be deleleted but would reappear after Firefox was closed and started again. Reset did not seem to help. In the end, I cleaned them away by restoring my profile from a copy. Closing, deleting the mpage.extension.json file and restarting clears out traces of added pages. Copying back a backup of the file restores a previous state.

Options Dialogue: This is looking good and presumably you intend to in due course wire it into the standard Firefox extensions Options system.

Toolbar Button: I didn't notice it for a while but it seems like a good idea. However, I found that moving it or removing it ('Customize') seemed to be associated with some of the problems I had with controlling extra pages. Currently I left it (and the separator) on the customize palette but I am not experimenting with adding/removing pages.

I'm not finding dragging the feeds around to rearrange them on the page much easier as I still get a 'no entry' sign at the bottom of the visible page instead of its scrolling down to allow me to eg put new items below older ones. As before, it can be done but it's fiddly.
A much less pressing point than the ones you have addressed in 0.5 but probably more important as more users start to get interested. I've just realised that you probably offered the multiple page facility as an alternative approach but I would still use pages deep enough to require scrolling.

[edit] mapo: Thanks for your reply., to which I reply - Yes, but I still like 0.5 well enough that I gladly continue to use it :) mPage gets better all the time [/edit]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

mPage

Welcome haven after MyBookmarks quits livemarks Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for a really good, basic replacement facility for the lost Livemarks handling in MyBookmarks. The multi-feed page layout is simple and clear and things like defaulting to new tab for opening links make good sense.

If you intend to grow this, my main wishes would be for:

1) A way to avoid wrap-round on item link titles (full title in optional tooltip, perhaps)

2) A simple way to subscribe to feeds direct from web pages and/or from selected existing livemarks

3) A way to make drag and drop page arrangement a bit easier. It doesn't allow me to push below the initial page boundary, so even if I start with zero items showing in a feed, where it ends up on each drag is a bit hit and miss. I can, at least, get to where I want in the end.

4) A simple way to provide user-own themes. At present I can add/modify themes by unpacking the .xpi, editing mpage.css and controller.js, repacking the .xpi and re-installing but it would be much simpler if mpage.css or a user supplementary theme file was kept externally in the profile and read in for theme additions and amendments at run-time.

5) A way to specify own title for a feed header. Some feed titles don't come out with distinguishing wording; see AMO firefox vs AMO thunderbird.

[edit] Mapo; Thanks for your reply. I await the new version with eager interest :) [/edit]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1-signed). 

MyBookmarks

Not working for Live Bookmarks? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I can't get this to to display livemarks any more. It was working before I updated to Firefox 13.0. Done all the "disable all other add-ons" etc type stuff but no clues. Have now restored disc and worked forward - confirmed that MyBookmarks simply stops doing LiveMarks at FF13.0..

MyBookmarks 0.6.4 in FF13.0 on Win XP SP3

Sorry to report problem here but can't find an English reporting point.

@Mezb - You will get the behaviour you want if you set the pref browser.newtab.url to about:Mybookmarks in user.js file or in about:config

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4.1-signed). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Support Site Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@ Matze66, raggedclown and others; like any bug which is detected, this problem has already been reported on the excellent support site (see support site link on the AMO (here) main 'All-in-One Sidebar' page) and the author and quite a few affected users are already diligently working on it.

If you go to that site and topic:

All-in-One Sidebar :: View topic - FF11 Official Release with 0.7.15 massive lag/slow down
http://firefox.exxile.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=47842#p47842

you will find there are at least two test versions (0.7.14.1 and 0.7.14.2) which are both compatible with FF12.0 and seem, for most/all users, to not to cause the problem. I believe you could safely use them 'for live' for the moment.

They are test versions, designed to home in on the the exact cause of the problem (which many of us do not see at all). There is also 0.7.14.3 which might just be triggering the problem for some, and so giving some clues. Apart from learning just what and how much work is going into fixing this five star extension, you might even like to join the hunt by at least giving your report on that site and topic, together with details of your operating system, AiOS settings, other add-ons, all with version numbers. Better still, try all the sequence of tests people there have tried, including each of the AiOS test versions (with any new ones), so as to help get this fixed, for all of you, as soon as possible.

Finally, please remember that AiOS is normally a very fine product and your rating here should reflect that and the excellent support it has from the author, rather than the fact that it has a temporary bug. So, at least when (with your help?) the problem is fixed, you could restore your stars to its score :D

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.15.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

All-in-One Sidebar

Works Fine in Current Firefox Release Version Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@gFriend Please note that Firefox 12 is still a development version - ie under test and not even yet on probation. AiOS works fine and well in the current general release, Firefox 11.0. If you choose to experiment by using versions which are not yet on general release, please note that extensions do not need to work on such versions and any reports that they do not should be made purely for information and the benefit of the developer and future users.They should be made on the developer's support website and should certainly never be taken into account in a review rating. Review ratings are supposed to reflect the quality and usefulness of add-ons in the currently supported, 'stable', general release version(s) of Firefox and not in versions which are still under development, subject to change before release and not yet trusted.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.14.1-signed). 

BookmarkViewer

Promising Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This extension is clearly in the early stages of development and will hopefully merit a higher rating as it fills out.

I like the intention for a simple appearance control which is better than either of this extension's predecessors but I found the colour controls confusing. In the end, I had to go into about:config and set the RGB levels there. Some informative/directive labels might help to make the sliders usable.

I hope that future developments will include:

a) more control over width and number of columns and that those user preferences should be obeyed, not just taken into account.

b) choice of which folders are included in/excluded from the displays, including ability to select subfolders at any depth of nesting and even if the parent folders are not selected.

c) Livemarks, and especially including those contained in folders.See point (b) above. Having Livemarks in a hierarchy of folders is organisationally just as natural and desirable as for 'ordinary' bookmarks but although this was possible in the now defunct 'Bookmarks Homepage' it is not implemented in the otherwise most useful 'MyBookmarks'

d) A facility, similar to the colour control UI, to control the thickness etc of box boundaries.

e) Perhaps even a means to select text font and style using something similar to the existing Windows font selection dialogue.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1.1-signed).