Realraven (Axel Grude)

About me

Developer Information
Name Realraven (Axel Grude)
Location Dunmore, Ireland
Occupation Software Developer
Homepage http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1150676522
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 8 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Menu On Top (SuperMenu Avatar)

Move the Thunderbird menu bar to the top. Choose from a selection of visual styles + colors. Add frequently used bookmarks and an avatar icon without wasting precious screen space. Bookmark your favorite sites, emails, folders or configuration pages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (3)
1,154 users

Copy Attachment To Clipboard Requires Restart

Allows copying attachments to the clipboard

Rated 3 out of 5 stars (23)
822 users

Titlebar Tabs Cleaner Requires Restart

A toolbar button to remove the tabs from the Windows titlebar back to their original place. Provides an easy way to undo the changes introduced by Thunderbird 17 or switch between the two modes effortlessly.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (7)
443 users

My Reviews

Extra Folder Columns

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This one is valuable and indispensable. Some people think that this work is done by my extension quickfolders, so I think it would be a good idea if you could upload a preview screenshot (maybe before-after) so people know at a glance what it does.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2). 

Personas Plus

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Still no Themes support in Thunderbird :( adding the lightweightThemes.forceSkinning setting didn't help either.

Just can't live without my beloved Mostly Crystal - the default icons are just good enough. Why do you not include a "Enable Themes" option in the Personas UI?
Personas doesn't do very much - doesn't skin the menus, the Add-On and Preferences windows etc. etc. - why is it disabling the much more powerful (and much more thought through) Themes?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Master Password+

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, awesome extension. You really add some good value with each new version, I can see that you want to make the UI as simple and productive as possible. I especially like the use of the top dropdown notification bar for showing blocked Master Password queries - very easy on the eye and simple to use.

Keep up the good work, and keep simplifying !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.11.20110123). 

DM BBCode Extension

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@Mike who said this was 'useless' and 'flawed'. Extensions are built by users, not by the Mozilla Firefox team. Most of them do not earn any money, but they Do listen to their users. Packaging the functionality of this into a toolbar is easy, and so is adding support for more BBCodes - you could ask the developer for this feature or hack it in yourself or ask a friend. LIke most extensions here this is based on a Public License, so unlike with a proprietary plugin (such as the numerous ones available to Internet Explorer) it is _not_ illegal to modify or fix it.

As such there are many extensions that had humble beginnings (like this maybe just as a context menu) but grew to something more usable over time. Certainly throwing tantrums doesn't help the situation. Surely you can use another browser but you will not find anybody who is going to build you a plugin that does exactly what you want on the first attempt and without any input.

Also, look at your requirements "a way to make bbCode buttons on forum websites work" do really believe that this is a common goal for all and any users of web sites? I believe this is quite nice funtionality to live in an extension, as it is clearly not of interest to the average user.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This Add-On has no title (and appears as "None"), please give it a name and re-submit to the AMO Editor team.

Saved Password Editor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would love it if you could minimize the amount of buttons it puts on the Password window and also doesn't disable my context menu from my extension QuickPasswords. I think together they could make a pretty good team.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3). 

Saved Passwords Button

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice but QuickPasswords does this and more...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Rainbowpicker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good, please bump up compatibility!!

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

Personas Plus

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It would be useful, if
...
it allowed us using themes at the same time. I bet you knew that was coming! THis worked in Thunderbird until recently, TB3.1 seems to have disabled it again.

PS: you must trust the user to decide whether a Theme's color scheme and a Persona are compatible!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3). 

Utopia Toolbar

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

SPAM, please remove.

Fox Splitter (formerly Split Browser)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very cool!!! Even supports drag and drop for repositioning. What I personally would love is the functionality of most of the newer VisualStudio IDEs or SQL Server 2005 Management Studio, where you can open splits and move tabs around freely. So if a split could have more tabs as well, it would just be perfect - I could just move a group of tab to one split and then shove it out of the way :)

Excellent nonetheless..

JavaScript Debugger

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works quite well for me (in Firefox 3.6 and TB 3.0.4). Sometimes I wish the save breakpoints / save watch / window layout settings would be a little more persistent, and also some easier UI driven settings for window sets (instead of having to look up the command line syntax), but all in all a useful tool. Drag and drop for watch expressions would be awesome!

Beats looking up the error console by far!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.87.4). 

Screenshot Pimp

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It is an interesting technique to add a toolbar as part of an update (and to change the search engine). I currently use, lets see, 45 extensions; with my current theme (Mostly Crystal) these are 40 pixels high, so this means I would need to scroll through at least 1800 Pixels of advertisement area before seeing my web pages :) I usually do not install extensions that add unnecessary toolbars, but I have seen plenty of users who had 4 to 5 different toolbars that they actually never ever used. Most of them were not even aware what Software installed them - I think this method of monetization is at least questionable; I prefer registration fees or donations, at least that's an honest request for money.

SaveMemory

Does what it says! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There were people complaining that it hides the tab contents, without hiding the tab itself. This is exactly what this extension is supposed to do, and it does it well. As regards displaying the contents of the paused tab, how do you expect Firefox to do this while freeing the memory? It is simply in the nature of this extension that it can not display the contents when it unloads them from memory. A possibly improvement might be an option to generate a small preview image (which would take less memory) for clarity.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4). 

Handy-Preis.net Search Plugin to find Mobile Phones

extension name Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I think you should give this Extension a name?

Mostly Crystal (for Firefox)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Was always my favorite, and will always remain my favorite. Its extremely clear, adds just the right amount of Color, the SVG icons are adorable and its extremely well made - flawless.
Very clear through its choice of form and color. Apart from this it is well supported on all platforms and there is a comprehensive homepage.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0). 

Rainbowpicker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great and useful - is there a possibility to hack it to appear as popup instead of modal dialog?

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

Console²

Still Superb Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Using this for years now, it is indispensable for both Extension Development and Web site development. If I had to chose one extension for development that I couldn't live without, it would be this one.

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

Additional Folder Views

No longer maintained? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The idea is simply doubling up the functionality of thew folder plane one the left - I am not quite sure whether this is too useful, as it halves the scrollable area - I guess you can set it up similar to outlook where you can have a "favorite" panel on top of the folders. One problem with this approach that if you need shortcuts because of an overly populated folder tree, you actually worsen the problem by taking away valuable vertical scroll space.
Another problem is that both folder panels seem to compete for focus so you need to look twice in order to know which folder you are currently in. I have had a brief look at the source code and saw that it(temporarily) overwrites some global helper method GetFolderTree - this code is not thread safe, which means that it can break other extensions or the behavior of Thunderbird itself.

onSelect: function(aEvent) {
var tmp = GetFolderTree;
GetFolderTree = gAFViewOverlay.additionalFolderTree.ref;
FolderPaneSelectionChange(aEvent);
GetFolderTree = tmp;
},

instead of doing this, the author should consider copying the functionality of the FolderPaneSelectionChange function so that it is used for his own Folder Pane.

If you are using the additional folder tree mainly for shortcuts, I would also suggest to try QuickFolders. It does a better job for laying out quick dragable folder locations in a space saving and practical manner - as it creates a multi dimensional / tabbed area similar to Tab Mix Plus and the Personal Bookmark Toolbar.

Remember Mismatched Domains

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very simple interface, does exactly what it says and removes one of the last annoyances of working with old mailboxes. A+++!