know1

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Name know1
Location California USA
User since March 5, 2007
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Feedly - Beyond Google Reader

Best Thing Ever to Happen to Google Reader Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Feedly... My favorite page of all time. I never paid much attention to Google Reader tho I was fast accumulating more & more RSS feeds. Then came Feedly, turned a tedious, boring interface into a well-organized, extremely attractive & easily accessible "magazine" that also makes it much easier to share articles of interest. Enjoying it on my Android device, too. To the devs, You Rocked It!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (10.2.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Tab Scope

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Makes Firefox more like Opera, makes me happy ;-) Plus, TabScope has lots more useful options than previewing unfocused tabs alone. Appreciate all the upgrades over the yrs I've been enjoying this addon. I really can't think of how it could be made any better so future upgrades will be a complete surprise to me. GREAT JOB!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Gmail Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

IT WORKS AGAIN, YAY!
After reading thru many recent reviews, I took the hint & went to this link which, being an .xpi, automatically installed. Restarted Firefox, works great once again. Btw, my prob was the non-stop dialogue boxes requesting to login to each acct @ each Firefox launch--which they had already permission to do so. So I can't say for sure mine had to do w/Windows Updates (still, can't rule it out either). Missed this addon so much in its absence. THANX! I'll be re-donating after this.

https://github.com/downloads/athomas/mozilla-firefox-addons/gmail_manager-0.6.4.1.3-fx+sm.xpi

Feedly - Beyond Google Reader

Feedly Is My "Living" Home Page Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What is not to love about Feedly? Extremely impressive stuff here! Feedly completely changed how & how MUCH I use my Google Reader. After yrs of accumulating a zillion feeds in Google Reader, I was avoiding it entirely (not fun anymore). Feedly made it FUN again! Feedly turned an almost overwhelmingly tedious ho-hum reader into a high quality "magazine" with vivid, beautifully presented "living pages" where feeds are enticing, easily accessible, time-saving & far more enjoyable. Plus SHARING has never been easier. I've swapped "iGoogle" for Feedly as my home page - it's the 1st thing I want to see when online, most everything that interests me all in one gorgeous place.


Sensational job, guys!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5.1-signed). 

FEBE

Major time & tedium saver - Good Stuff Here! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have numerous extensions so this, for me, has been a major help. Plus I've had some bad luck w/factory defective new laptops so have had to reinstall the same addons, etc.countless times, not fun. Don't yet know what went awry with my CLEO & OPIE (will have to try them again) but FEBE's just now saved me much time & tedium once again!. Only problem at all has been the endless hanging as it runs (that & sometimes the script error msg). GRATEFULLY, I just spotted the help page (forum) & should same happen on this brand new installation of FEBE running x64 Vista w/Fx 3.6.11, I'll have something to work with; your instructions are easy to follow. Really, even with the hang, FEBE has still be en very much worth keeping. Just compare a potentially-fixable annoyance with having to track down all these .xpi files again----hooboy!

FEBE's Options are very easy to set up - complete, thoughtful, intuitive. great choices.

So THANK YOU, CHUCK! Sorry to hear @ the DDoS attack & no support from your hosting company. Yet, thank you also for your unstoppable spirit!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.3.3.2). 

Page Zoom Button

No Conflicts w/Mouse features Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Other resizing addons & apps conflicted w/my various mice software / customizable features & presets. PZButtons has zero effect on how each mouse functions. That had been such an annoyance to me prior to using this addon that it was worth mentioning a 2nd time. Also, this addon has consistently worked perfectly with each new release of Firefox since I discovered it a while back.

Still can't think of how this could be upgraded except for maybe providing more of a variety of buttons for different themes (cosmetics only, not function). Thanks again!

(Running Firefox 3.6.11 + Win Vista x64)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.5.1-signed).  This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.

Page Zoom Button

PERFECT - Complete, Easy & Thoughtfully Presented Rated 5 out of 5 stars

AMAZING - Best In Class! This has Everything one could ever need tho after some experimentation, discovered I really only require the one Red Button that DOES IT ALL using just the mouse but via wheel scroll & wheel click to reset to 100%, also left & right mouse buttons. No having to use both hands to resize, or having to use keyboard plus mouse.

Only Complaint is that PZB is not yet available on ALL BROWSERS since no other browser has anything nearly as complete & instantly customizable as this. And just in case I've overlooked this set of tools for other browsers in my searches, I also use Google Chrome, Opera, & occasionally Safari for Windows. Is PZB yet available for use with any of those other browsers? (perhaps listed under a different name?).

Very thoughtfully produced & presented. A million thanks from me, my eyes, and my neck that are never strained when I have access to this addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.5.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY !! I send a few $ every few months (it's just that good!) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

OTHER VIDEO DOWNLOADERS DON'T *CONVERT TO MP3* LIKE THIS ONE DOES!
Really Does Work Beautifully & has ever since I 1st got it (running FFx 3.6.6 + Vista32 Ultimate also Vista64 Home & XP).
I've saved so many free music videos, converting them to High Quality MP3's that often sound superior to the original YouTube video. Never had to read any instructions---EASY, couldn't be any easier. I think you should indicate FILE CONVERSION in the name! Conversion works pretty fast, too. When ready, I just click Download, that's all there is to it (then I add it to my music library). Have saved $ as I keep adding hi-quality music files to my music library! Much rather contribute some of the $'s I WOULD'VE SPENT ON MUSIC D/L's to this terrific developer! Easily upgrade FLV to MP4 videos, too. Also have referred EYTD to others who have Nothing But Praise for this addon. Like the new compact display link below each YT video.

Requests:
(1) For a sound to signal that Conversion is complete when ready to download.
(2) EYTD for CHROME (also OPERA & SAFARI FOR WINDOWS.

Very Small & Rare Issue:
Unable to parse YouTube URL error msg occurs rarely. Manually Copy/Pasting these URLs hasn't remedied these very few instances.

TRULY EASY, WORKS REMARKABLY WELL & CONSISTENTLY SO. THANKS SO MUCH for this GEM!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4). 

Video DownloadHelper

As Good As It Gets! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best app for downloading videos from numerous sites (zillions, I think). Absolutely a 5 Star product---& one that I really trust.

I've used a number of other addons that don't perform as well or do nearly as much as this one. Been using VDH for a long time & have seen many upgrades & refinements implemented over time; it just keeps getting better & moving forward.

Love how reliable & easy this is to use, even in converting file types. Also like how its Options are laid out so that you can go from the default settings to varying degrees of advanced---tweak as you like. Plus there are some terrific extra features that can be purchased pretty cheap tho that's solely a matter of individual prefs & Not Required to make the app function. This program performs exactly as advertised.

NOTE: HULU & OTHER NETWORK SITES (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, ETC) **DO NOT ALLOW DOWNLOADING OF THEIR CONTENT** IT IS NOT A LIMITATION OF VIDEO DOWNLOAD HELPER (read the FAQs at those sites 1st).

When you see the colorful VDH icon animate at these sites, VDH has detected the presence of video content---yet that will only be the commercials, not the programming at these particular sites. When Hulu was new about 2 yrs ago, I too tried to save programs to my harddrive, only to discover it was just the ads, darnit---copyright stuff, you know. VDH is strictly legal.

So talk to the fatcats at Hulu about that^(oO)^

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.7.2). 

Video DownloadHelper

As Good As It Gets! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best app for downloading videos from numerous sites (zillions, I think). Absolutely a 5 Star product---& one that I really trust.

I've used a number of other addons that don't perform as well or do nearly as much as this one. Been using VDH for a long time & have seen many upgrades & refinements implemented over time; it just keeps getting better & moving forward.

Love how reliable & easy this is to use, even in converting file types. Also like how its Options are laid out so that you can go from the default settings to varying degrees of advanced---tweak as you like. Plus there are some terrific extra features that can be purchased pretty cheap tho that's solely a matter of individual prefs & Not Required to make the app function. This program performs exactly as advertised.

NOTE: HULU & OTHER NETWORK SITES (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, ETC) **DO NOT ALLOW DOWNLOADING OF THEIR CONTENT** IT IS NOT A LIMITATION OF VIDEO DOWNLOAD HELPER (read the FAQs at those sites 1st).

When you see the colorful VDH icon animate at these sites, VDH has detected the presence of video content---yet that will only be the commercials, not the programming at these particular sites. When Hulu was new about 2 yrs ago, I too tried to save programs to my harddrive, only to discover it was just the ads, darnit---copyright stuff, you know. VDH is strictly legal.

So talk to the fatcats at Hulu about that^(oO)^

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.7.2). 

Pimp My Facebook Skin!

Does nothing for me Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Installed this addon & have visited your Facebook page several times. Nothing there---or, the only reasonable alternative I can think of is that the "tools" to tweak FB are in a language I can't recognize, can't read, can't use. I'm uninstalling now. At least it sounded like it was going to be a welcome addition.

Paste and Go 3

Using CTRL+C works for me Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@ ehab huwari --
Works for me copying via CTRL+C...so is it possible that you have conflicting hotkey combo(s) that interferes with Paste & Go 3? Just guessing, the only thing I can think of.

Paste and Go 3

Perfect with Firefox 3.6 - Should be built into Fx Rated 5 out of 5 stars

DON'T WAIT FOR FIREFOX ADD-ON UPDATER TO UPDATE THIS! GEM!!! Doing without P+G is a real nuisance. Paste&Go is a flawless & ez-ez-ez feature that comes standard with Opera really ought to be built into Firefox as well.. Thanks for bringing this tool to Firefox, & for making it controllable in 3 different ways (hotkeys, t-bar, & context menu).

Instead of having to delete pre-existing text in the location "awesome" bar & search bar, followed by pasting your URL or text, then clicking GO or pressing ENTER key -- P&G does it all with a single action. Copy a URL or text to search. Then select P&G using whichever of the 3 ways you prefer. When you do this action a lot or even a few times per session, that adds up so P&G really makes a difference.

(Win Vista 32-bit / Firefox 3.6)

Universal Behavioral Advertising Opt-out

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

5 Stars for The Concept
& my gratitude FOR YOUR HONESTY!!!

RE Comparison of your strategy to TACO: (opt-out thru behavior vs a definitive list):

I've been using TACO since its release & so far so good. But now I understand that TACO needs to issue frequent updates to keep up w/the ever-expanding list of ad co's. However, I've seen few updates so far (hmmmm...). Also notice that TACO includes most of the "heavy hitters" since I recognize every name on their list. Running Ghostery, too, btw.

I'll keep checking back to see if or when you develop this further. I'm curious to know if developers are using this & how's it working out so far? & how can you tell which ad companies it's working on?

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

FoxTab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

3-D Fun, Functional, Fast Way to dramatically BEAUTIFY YOUR BROWSING instantly & intuitively!

Adds Vista's impressive "ANIMATED 3-D FLIP" to Firefox for viewing, searching & sorting your open tabs. Right out of the box, the default settings are fine-----yet I'm a tweaker by nature & one who enjoys plenty of variety. Foxtabs provides lots of interactive WYSIWYG settings, CTL+TAB works great (still does!) but this adds so much more & just as easy to use, really.

Thanks much for creating this add-on! Certainly lives up to its claims & has played well with my other installed add-ons, too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Page Zoom Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yayeee! Works with FFx 3.5, very happy with this particular resizing tool (set of tools) not only because of the extreme ease of use, but also because resizing can be made verrrrrrrry exact to one's needs for text or images. Regardless of your individual preferences, you will find these toolbars indispensible (whether mouse or keyboard control only or both combined + scroll or click method;it's all in here!). THANKS TO WHOMEVER HAS PROVIDED THIS BEAUTIFUL SET OF TOOLS.

PS: Wish I could think of a criticism just so it might lead to further improvement---but I honestly can't improve on this.
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(running Vista x64 + Firefox 3.5.1

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Page Zoom Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yayeee! Works with FFx 3.5, very happy with this particular resizing tool (set of tools) not only because of the extreme ease of use, but also because resizing can be made verrrrrrrry exact to one's needs for text or images. Regardless of your individual preferences, you will find these toolbars indispensible (whether mouse or keyboard control only or both combined + scroll or click method;it's all in here!). THANKS TO WHOMEVER HAS PROVIDED THIS BEAUTIFUL SET OF TOOLS.

PS: Wish I could think of a criticism just so it might lead to further improvement---but I honestly can't improve on this.
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(running Vista x64 + Firefox 3.5.1

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Page Zoom Button

THANK U THANK U THANK U !!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

THIS REALLY WORKS---& WORKS EXTREMELY WELL. Whatever your zoom style, preference or need, you'll find it in here! Very simply, select which buttons (or all) you like best, place cursor on one---then click or move mouse wheel or trackpad scroll for instant resizing. The precision of zoom calibration is remarkable, too...it's easy to get the sizing Just Right.

Additionally, I no longer have to give up my G7 gaming mouse's highly desirable default settings by reassigning its wheel to zoom instead. Doing so left me w/o middle click or any form of scroll aside from dragging onscreen scroll bars. Even w/ that sacrifice, zoom was never particularly reliable or consistent from app to app & wreaked havoc on other mouse functions.

Legally blind since birth, resizing text, icons & images is something I have to do on a nearly constant basis so, for me, this is A Gift! Positively superior to the many other zoom remedies used to date.

So far, no criticisms or feature requests to submit....Only wish something THIS GOOD could work with ALL programs as it does in Firefox 3. What a positive difference this one app is making in my productivity enjoyment of the web, as well as the noticeable reduction in physical / postural strain (also later when offline). Again... THANX!

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(running FFx 3.0 + Vista x64)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

Menu Editor

Something's Changed - Context Menu Disappeared Rated 3 out of 5 stars

What happened here?
Menu Editor has been one of my Top 3 add-ons for a very long time now but then, for the 2nd time in the past month or so & on 2 different PCs, my Main Context Menu (+ Bookmarks Toolbar & some other right-click menus) simply DISAPPEARED from Firefox.

After countless hours of efforts to regain normal function (starting with opening FFx in Safe Mode then disabling other add-ons one at a time), the only fix has been to disable my beloved Menu Editor. Another poster at MozillaZine suggested disabling ME ---bingo! my menus returned instantly (I hadn't even considered ME as a possible culprit). Another 2+ hours spent today just trying to post this bug at MozillaZine (bug #17476 or similar #, forgot now). Mission (nearly)Impossible;-) - I'm now exhausted & so am posting this here instead of there. Guessing ME is incompatible w/ some other add-on I have.

I count on Menu Editor A LOT and want nothing more than to have it back. I was thrilled to find Menu Editor--& that it was designed to be so easy to use! I'm surprised this isn't an integral part of Firefox 3 (why is this so?). Well, thanks much for making this extension & I really hope a fix is in sight soon.

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(running Firefox 3.0.6 / Vista x32)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.6). 

UrlbarExt

A Great Idea That Works Beautifully Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This came to me verrrry highly recommended---It might've been from Lifehacker (whoever it was, they were so right!). Can't imagine who would not find this very useful if not indispensible.

URLbar Ext(ension) INSTANTLY relieved me of about A DOZEN TOOLBAR BUTTONS---and it's author managed to do all that while utilizing pre-existing, unused space within the Firefox' aptly named Awesome Bar -- which just makes it that Much More Awesome! Plus ZERO MENU CLUTTER.

I've been using just about all of its tools every day. You gotta love how light and non-invasive this is--It even does AutoHide & its icons brighten on mouseover.

So, this adds and condenses important & commonly useful functions w/out taking up space or adding to menus. 100% Reliable. Looks Really Cool. And then it's Free too;-)

Install this good thing & you won't want to do without (& no matter which theme you're using, your screen will look better).

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(Running Firefox 3.0.4 + Vista x64)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.2).