David Rees

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Name David Rees
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Add-on Update Checker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very handy, a good solution for folks who still want control over their environment. The ability to filter certain extensions is handy for developers as well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4). 

LDAP Swapping

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very handy for working around the Thunderbird LDAP timeout issue https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79509.

Note it only works on the Global LDAP as set in Preferences > Addressing > Directory Server. And for your account's Composition and Addressing settings you need to have it set to "Use my Global LDAP server preferences".

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

TB Header Tools Extension

See Header Tools Lite for an alternative Rated 3 out of 5 stars

See https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/header-tools-lite for an alternative that works with newer TB versions.

Tab History Redux

Doesn't seem to be working in later Firefox versions (11+) Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Sadly doesn't seem to be working in later Firefox versions (11+). "Tab Utilities" has an option for this also I think, but it also doesn't seem to be working - http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=11976311#p11976311.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2). 

Massive Extender

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Was very handy (5*) for developers until 1.0 when the uninstall, disable, and enable were removed. I have patched it to add install again and hope to add enable/disable back also. Hopefully the developer will accept the patches. See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1780295&p=11755691&hilit=patch#p11755691

Add-on Collector

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love having the Add-on Collector, especially when combined with Massive Extender. Please do not sunset it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

Contact Tabs

very handy Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very handy extension, wish it had a little more info (e.g. groups) and would love if it supported editing in the tab - at least notes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

about:telemetry

useful info Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is useful info, and I am looking forward to it being included in natively (which is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=661881).
The current addon does cause a spurious "unable to read chrome.manifest" error in the nightlies (similar to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=586610).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

MoreLayouts

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm really liking having these additional layout options. The full screen is very nice also. It looks like you can also setup layouts by folder and do other tweaking, check out the homepage for more info.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Restart Thunderbird

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Should be built in as an option!
Works fine on TB5 if you install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/).

Calendar Tweaks

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works fine on TB5 if you install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter (Add-on Compatibility Reporter).
I would like to tweak the colors though, they don't match what I am used to in Outlook 2007.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Please update description to state that its built-in to Firefox 4 and save many of these people some trouble....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Update Scanner

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simple and effective! Also has a good forum for asking questions and making suggestions. Quickly becoming an extension I use every day.
I have not tried SiteDelta yet so I can't compare.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.4). 

UxU - UnitTest.XUL

very powerful and useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is amazingly powerful unit testing framework for unit testing extensions. It could use better getting started documentation, the author primary language is not English so perhaps he should set up a wiki and let others help?
Note to run the sample tests you need to download from SVN, the sample tests are not included in the XPI.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.0). 

Console²

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Super useful for development, wish they would just include the Console Filter in the GUI by default and get rid of the old search box. I burned some time trying to do filtering in the old search box before I realized what was wrong (hence just 4 stars for usability).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Firebugmonkey

It works!, but has some limitations Rated 4 out of 5 stars

With the instructions from f0rsvinn I was able to make this mostly work. It never occurred to me that the way it works is by creating its own sandbox around the script rather than using Greasemonkey's. There are some GM aspect things that will not work though because the script really isn't in GreaseMonkey. As an example, GM_getValue returns undefined.

Still, it works for basic debugging - and is way better than nothing.

Usage steps are as follows: Install FireBug 1.5.4 (later versions do not seem to work); Install FireBugMonkey; Use the Script Manager in FireBugMonkey to select the files you want to debug; Disable GreaseMonkey (scripts will run inside FireBugMonkey, not GreaseMonkey); Enable FireBugMonkey; Enable scripts in FireBug.

The scripts you added in the ScriptManager should be visible in the FireBug scripts list!

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Firebugmonkey

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Could you please give us some basic instructions on how to use this? Would love to be able to debug GM scripts...