TwoHawks

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Name TwoHawks
User since June 8, 2007
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My Reviews

Session Manager

Still going strong - Extremely useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't know about the fellow's situation who mentioned all the problems... seems like something else must be going on in that situation, even if disabling this tool seemed to stop them. Sometimes the source of a problem isn't so obvious, even if it seems to be so..

I have no affiliation with the developer...

I have been using this addon for years now ...with absolutely no issues -ever, And the memory usage has been improved over time, as well. I consider myself to be a heavy user (engineer/developer/researcher) and I use this 'to death'.

It never fails, I have never lost any links, it is a key tool for keeping my projects well organized and distinctively manageable (one from another).

I typically (on average) will have about 15 windows open with from 100 to well over 150 tabs in my main browser. I am usually running two to three browsers (different types and versions, and for various reasons), and the other FF ones typically run about 10 windows with about 50 to 80 tabs. Typically 1-3 windows will be a 'collective' for a project or job. Session Manager makes handling this scope and managing this type of usage a breeze. Bookmarks simply cannot support this need - I use bookmarks for maintaining library-collections of data (references)....

...So if I was at an actual library, bookmarks would be like the catalog to the stuff on the shelves, and Session Manager would be collections of open books ++plus other stuff (that never makes it to the book shelves) on various tables, or in conference rooms... the dynamic aspect.

Plus, Session Manager provides a great tool for going back in time and observing the "state of operations" for any given project on any given day - or during any period. Bookmarks, even with tagging simply don't provide the tools for real dynamic projecting and research management.

The developer is diligent in keeping up this tool, and helping people, and listening to feedback for development.

I see session management as an integral key component to using browsers and the web in any practical manner. The tool provided here is a necessary one for anyone who seriously relies on the web for research, communication, and working.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.9.5). 

Video DownloadHelper

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Been around for some time. Works well. Easy to use if take a little time to understand it (lots of options). They keep it updated. I find it very convenient. Just try it. (Oh, and its not slow at all... if you are having a download speed issue I suggest its something else ;^)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.8). 

NoScript Security Suite

Cannot Bring Myself to Use it again Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had a lot of problems with this addon, as it is very limiting and took up resources, and had a couple conflicts. Seems to me to be a rather bold plugin, not lean and mean.
And I don't mean to soudn harsh, but I kindof resemble Jack's remarks a few posts back.
I found something called yesscript, and that looks very appealing to me... takes the opposite tacked for handling script management, and is said to be low profile.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.9.57). 

Stylish

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been using Stylish for a really long time on several versions of FF (since 2), including all the newer ones, and it runs rock solid. Its extremely useful, very easy and convenient to use, stable, and well developed.
I am a programmer and computer engineer (on Windows, Linus, Mac, and Novell [since 1980]), so you know this opinion isn;t coming from someone lacking at least basic PC knowledge. To berate the author (for an excellent and long-time extremely popular and FREE utility) because of a lack of posting a change-log or you could not get it working is parochial at best.
I would recommend (any)one learn how to search/scan the page [and/or google] for help, or use the link to email an author asking him/her a question if you need more info.

BTW, the author posts Release Notes at the bottom of this page ;^)

Thanks for your excellent work on Stylish, Jason, and sharing it with the community. You deserve nothing less than 5 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.8). 

raw vision

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enabled this for my recent install of 3.5 (3.6 soon) and its working fine.
there are several ways to approach doing this. Best to Google and figure out what may work best for you.
Googles:
- enable old addons
- install old addons
- using old addons

To note: if, while traversing addons at this site, you get the "This add-on is for older versions of Firefox" notice, simply creating a login here (and login ) and you will be presented with a link for downloading the extension (and trying it out) anyway ;^)
cheers.

MeasureIt

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have used JR Screen Ruler for years... always wanted something like this though.
Works nicely.
Would be cool if I could click on the rectangle or info bar to copy the h/w info, but I did figure out that I can swipe the info in the bar and then copy that... very nice.

THANKS!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.92). 

View Source Chart

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow Jennifer... great job. very useful addon.
Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0). 

raw vision

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Man, been looking all over for this simple fuinctionality.. thank you.

To make it easier for others searching, I include the following terms...
View Link Source
View Source Right-Click Link
Open Link in Source View

...after all, JSview and others are all related to view source, none say raw-data.

Should also add...
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view-source: is a tag that works in FF. Google that plus bookmarklet for useful tips.
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View contents of a zip/jar file using FF -->>
jar:file://< full path to filename.zip >!/
Example: jar:file:///home/user/Desktop/filename.zip!/
Also: jar:file:///home/user/Desktop/filename.zip!/dir/file1.js
see: Burad's Blog ;^)

Tab Kit

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great Add-on... stable, versatile, small footprint, and adds a scrollbar to my bookmarks menu, huge plus!
If you miss TMP addition of both close button at the end of the tabbar AND close buttons on individual tabs,
if you use Stylish (who doesn't?) then you can use
"Close button in all tabs and tab-bar" by David R, available here...
http://userstyles.org/styles/2135

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.8). 

Tab Mix Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful, versatile, stable productivity enhancer. Managing tabs and windows is critical for browsers and OS GUI's (I use QTTab for Windows Explorer, and I used to use all kinds of stuff on my old Mac's).

I have been using Tab Kit for the longest time. Accidentally installed this one on my Dad's PC instead while using it for a month. Really nice experience with TMP, and a few more features than TK.

On a different note, all these years and still no one has made an "Opened Windows Menu" plugin!? ::hint:: Really need this in any application, period.
Thanks for the good work, gary ;^)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.8.2). 

Stylish

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When things are just impossible or annoying at places you frequent -- taylor it so its usable!
Really really useful. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Panic Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a heavy work environment onscreen it is sometimes necessary to minimize only all the browser windows - I often need this and this fits the bill nicely. Just so you know its not only useful for panicky covert needs - its actually a useful work tool.
thanks!

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

Locate in Bookmark Folders

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very necessary tool. Thank you! For those of us searching for a replacement to "locate in bookmark folders" for FF3 see Alice White's [spelling] "Show Parent Folder" and "Go Parent Folder" add-ons. Hope this helps others, I looked for, well, way too long ;^)

Go Parent Folder

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For those of us searching for a replacement to "locate in bookmark folders" by Alex Muntean that we used in pre FF3. Very necessary tools, this and "Show Parent Folder". THANK YOU!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Show Parent Folder

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For those of us searching for a replacement to "locate in bookmark folders" by Alex Muntean that we used in pre FF3. Very necessary tools, this and "Go Parent Folder". THANK YOU!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Tab Kit

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice Job! Very Handy. Aids productivity greatly. Stable. Thank you!
--Just discovered drag group to a new window - I am always having to move tabs to create custom groups! (Tip: grab group and use Alt-Tab and drop the group on the new window tab-bar ;^)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.3). 

Context History

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great. Convenient. Stable. Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Xmarks Sync

FF3 earlier versions - YES! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow. --Sigh of relief-- **Applauds** --Gratitude---
Thank you to the Foxmarks team. I love this - its just what was needed.

As many of you know, FF starting with version 3 no longer uses an html file for bookmarks, but an sql database, so you cannot easily sync between v3 and earlier versions of FF. As an aside, many have complained about how slow FF3 Bookmark management can be, and I fall into that category. I finally have worked it out so its not so extremely bad (like waiting 10 minutes to delete a bookmark folder, or 20+ minutes to delete a redundant Bookmarks Toolbar Folder - ridiculous [btw, that's only a 4MB bookmarks file in FF2 with icons turned off]), but its still pretty slow.
...Solving that is another story, but the deal I wish to shed a light on here is syncing using import/export features (along with some elbow grease) ended up with duplicates of the Bookmarks Toolbar Folder in each browser every time. That not only had to be dealt with every time individually, but also seemingly ends up corrupting the FF3 bookmarks database [or its index?] (I have no idea how) and also making a mess in FF2 bookmarks.

!Nightmare....
...enter Foxmarks....

So finally after sorting out (fixing) FF3 bookmarks the best I could I wrote to Foxmarks asking if it would correctly sync the Bookmarks Toolbar folder (considering the above issues) and "Eric" wrote me right back (nice) and said it would work correctly (great), and explained to me some additional details to note for managing this scenario [should be entered into their wiki]. So I figured I'd try it out.

I have just finished installing and testing and, although its not as fast as I'd like, after initial setup things are running not only acceptably as far as speed, but quite intelligently as far as doing the job right!

The short report is... it took about 10-20 minutes to set Foxmarks up with each browser, including the initial sync processes. That made me a bit nervous, wondering if that's what I should expect all the time. After that, however, syncing is taking place automatedly, as advertised, and with between 1-3mins in FF3 and about 10mins in FF2. Bookmarktoolbar updates in both browsers correctly, as well as all bookmarks ;^)

Some Log Notes: #2 reflects typical times on my P-IV, 900Mhz, Win2k, 512MB ram...
-- After resetting FF Bkmrks with no icons --
1) Reupload and replace server Foxmarks file
~18mins 11:35:03 to 11:53:12

2) FF3 auto sync: about 5mins
~2 mins 13:42:01 --> 13:44:15 downloading sync file,
~4 mins 13:44:15 --> 13:48:02, performing sync
~1 min 13:48:02 --> 13:48:51, creating local datastore

FF3: update bmk and ask for sync...
~3 mins 13:52:46 --> 13:55:52

FF2: ask for update bmks... ~ 11mins on avg
~1.5 mins 13:57:56 --> 13:59:28 Downloading sync file
~2.5 mins 13:59:28 --> 14:01:50 Post getchanges
~4.5 mins 14:01:50 --> 14:06:30 performing sync [a little long, from 5-10mins typical on avg]
~0.75 mins 14:06:30 --> 14:07:17 loading local datastore [to endupdatebatch]
~1 mins 14:07:17 --> 14:09:15 sync complete

Hope this is helpful to some of you.
TwoHawks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.0.12). 

ColorfulTabs

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this tool. Helps me see at a glance where I am. I really like the improvements especially the faded color for distinguishing the difference between where you are and everything else.
I believe the version I use in earlier versions of FF (pre version2) italicizes the unread tabs but does not do that anymore. No problem... Giuliano Masseroni's ColoUnREaDTabs italicizes and colors red the font of tabs you have not read yet, and it does not conflict with ColorfulTabs !
These two tools are a perfect match for what I need. Thought I'd let you folks know about this combo.
Thanks Shivanand! Very nice work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2).