Tony Mechelynck

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Developer Information
Name Tony Mechelynck
Location Brussels, Belgium
Occupation retired
Homepage http://users.skynet.be/antoine.mechelynck/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Homo sum, et humani nihil a me alienum puto.

Add-ons I've created

Nightly Tester Tools

Useful tools for the nightly tester.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (182)
59,422 users

My Reviews

Lightweight Themes Preview for SeaMonkey

When enabled, disables hovering over "Apply Theme" submenu Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:27.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/27.0 SeaMonkey/2.24a1 ID:20130919003001 c-c:1ea1fc3586db m-c:803189f35921

Lightweight Theme Preview for SeaMonkey 0.1

When this extension is enabled, moving the mouse from "Apply Theme ▶" in the View menu to the submenu thus opened, immediately closes both the View menu and the submenu.

If there is a support forum for this extension, I haven't found it, sorry.

Lightweight Themes Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When many lightweight themes are installed, this add-on makes managing them extremely easy, including (but probably not limited to):
-- telling lightweight themes and complete themes apart from each other (in the Add-on Manager they appear interspersed in a single list; this extension opens a page listing only lightweight themes);
-- checking how a lightweight theme other than the current one would look like if it were enabled (by hovering the mouse over the thumbnail);
-- finding which lightweight themes were installed from an obsolete URL (such as getpersonas.com) and need to be refreshed if they are to be used again in the future. (These "obsolete" add-ons are shown in the LWTM without a thumbnail.)
---- WARNING: Reinstalling the same lightweight theme, but from a working URL (such as addons.mozilla.org), which can be done by means of the link in the LWTM page, won't make the obsolete entry disappear; and AFAICT there is no [_Uninstall_] button for lightweight themes. AFAIK the only way to uninstall a lightweight theme consists of removing the corresponding {...} entry, with one (but not both) of the separating commas around it, in the value of the preference lightweightThemes.usedThemes in about:config. Since that value can be extremely long, especially if many lightweight themes are installed, I recommend to do this as follows:

1. In about:config, find the preference lightweightThemes.usedThemes, right click it, and select "Copy Value";
2. Paste the value into your favourite text editor and edit it there;
3. Copy the new value (as it appears in your editor) to the clipboard;
4. in about:config, double-click lightweightThemes.usedThemes (the old value will appear, selected, in an input box in a popup) then click Ctrl+V (to paste the new value which you copied at step 3) then click the [_OK_] button at the bottom of the popup. If you then refresh about:addons or the LWTM (or both) you should notice that the unwanted entry has disappeared.

P.S. Of course, in Thunderbird, about:config is the "Config Editor" which can be opened by means of a button in the "Advanced" preferences.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1a10). 

Zippy Extension Packager

Where is this menuitem? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:27.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/27.0 SeaMonkey/2.24a1 ID:20130919003001 c-c:1ea1fc3586db m-c:803189f35921

Zippy Extension Packager 17

The "Create XPI" menuitem is not to be found in the context menu for extensions in the "Recent Updates" tab of the Add-ons Manager. In the "Extensions" tab it is present, at the very bottom under a separator.

Keyword Search

Ah, great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It used to be that I could search with Wikipedia(en) in the URL bar and with either Wikipedia(fr) or the Mozillazine Knowledge Base in the Search bar but now (without this add-on) it seems that changing the one changes the other too.

I hope that it will work with SeaMonkey 2.23, currently «Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0 SeaMonkey/2.23a1» ID:20130829003001 c-c:2e8458f26a91 m-c:aebdc69b02e5 even though when I try to install it AMO warns me that «I need Firefox 10.0 or higher» (then installs it if I okay the warning).

Edit: To make it work, you have to enter your search keyword(s) in the URL bar _and hit Enter_. Using the up-down arrows to select the search widget for the URL bar, or (of course) searching with the search bar, will get you your current search engine as set in the Search bar, in SeaMonkey's "Edit → Preferences → Browser → Internet Search", and in the about:config pref “browser.search.defaultenginename”.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6). 

about:addons-memory

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice! (And reassuring: of 70 enabled extensions, the biggest ones are Adblock Plus, ChatZilla and "SeaMonkey", all the rest is below 3 MB apiece, total 135 MB).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6). 

QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders)

Great and well-maintained! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Not only this is a great add-on to enhance the mail windows, its author is actively maintaining it for both Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, diligently reading bug reports and fixing problems found by users of both mailers on all three of Windows, Linux and Mac, and on 32- and 64-bit processors. :-) :-) :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.10). 

Config Descriptions

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A must-have for serious hackers who are not afraid of “voiding their warranty” by setting preferences yet still prefer to know what they are doing. :-)

Tabs Menu

For me this is a must Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension (which works even in SeaMonkey 2.8a1 if I override compatibility checking) allows me to jump easily and fast to any of my about 200 open tabs (at the moment), in conjunction with the following userChrome.css rules to remove the all-tabs button on the tab bar (where real estate is in high demand) and replace long menus' scrollbuttons by a scrollbar (so I can scroll them faster):

/*
* hide all-tabs-button on tab bar in favour of Tabs Menu extension on menubar
* Gecko 2, 2010-12-29 and later
*/
tabbrowser:not(#tabmail) .tabs-alltabs-button
{ display: none !important
}
/*
* give the menus a scrollbar when they are too high to be
* displayed in full
*/
menupopup scrollbox, #contentAreaContextMenu scrollbox
{ overflow-y: auto !important
}
/*
* eliminate scroll buttons at top and bottom of the menus
*/
menupopup autorepeatbutton, #contentAreaContextMenu autorepeatbutton
{ display: none !important
}

I love it.

Display mailing list header

Works with the latest nightlies Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on works for me (with a compatibility override) even in SeaMonkey 2.6a1 without Mnenhy or Enigmail, even though it only advertises support for the long-gone SeaMonkey 1.0 and only with either of these other extensions enabled.

Seazilla

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Has only been «preliminarily reviewed» and all the versions it supports are already obsolete! And no picture, except of the least-used window type! Ah la la :-(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 

Nightly Tester Tools

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

WildcatRay: yes it should (blush). I've submitted a further update.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.5.1). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

«What do I think?» I think that this add-on ought to have a name.

SeaMonkey Debug and QA UI

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

:-)

Provider for Google Calendar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@cimenta: For use with nightly builds of Lightning / Sunbird, you must use the version of gdata-provider.xpi found on FTP in the same directory as the Lightning nightly (gdata-provider 0.6pre for current nightlies of Sunbird/Lightning 1.0pre), not the one found here.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.5). 

Bugmail

Excellent extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4pre) Gecko/20090906 SeaMonkey/2.0pre - Build ID: 20090906022603

Excellent extension; but for this nightly, use Bugmail 1.5 (not 1.6 or 1.6.1), and override version compatibility checking (there are several ways to do that). I have emailed the author on both counts.

Bugmail

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4pre) Gecko/20090906 SeaMonkey/2.0pre - Build ID: 20090906022603

Excellent extension; but for this nightly, use Bugmail 1.5 (not 1.6 or 1.6.1). I have emailed the author.

MR Tech Toolkit

One of the few extensions I couldn't live without Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Featuring:
- Easily accessible UI (not only via the addons window "Preferences" button but also via the Tools menu
- Makes life easier for all other addons
- Dedicated help forum with responsive extension maintainer.

I made it a point to install it in all three of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.3.2.3).