Ken Saunders

About me

Developer Information
Name Ken Saunders
Location Boston-ish, Ma. U.S.A.
Occupation Web Developer, Mozilla Foundation volunteer
Homepage http://www.AccessFirefox.org/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 17 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Other add-on contributions.
For some insane reason, links are no longer permitted in the description here so please search for these add-ons by their names.

Big Buttons:
Extra large colorful toolbar buttons for Firefox.

Page Zoom Button:
A single toolbar button to control full page zoom in Firefox. Click on or scroll over the button to use.

Zoom Button for Thunderbird
Zoom in, zoom out, and reset page zoom with one toolbar button.

Theme Font & Size Changer
Change the global font size and font family used for the user interface in Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey.

Add-ons I've created

Developer Tools - toolbar button

Access and activate the native Firefox Web Developer tools faster through this toolbar button (menu). Button can be placed on any toolbar.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (9)
10,687 users

Stylish Tools

Quicker access to several Stylish features through a toolbar button and/or keyboard shortcuts. Available for Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (3)
1,479 users

about:addons Launcher

Simple lightweight add-on that provides one click access to the Add-ons Manager via a toolbar button.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (13)
1,666 users

Site Identity Button Colors No Restart

Brings back verifiedIdentity and verifiedDomain highlighting colors to the Site Identity Button. Also includes a darker style

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (14)
584 users

My Reviews

Wired-Marker

10+ Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wired-Marker has become one of my favorite add-ons.
It's an essential tool for online research and it is helpful for those with poor eyesight.
It's easy to learn and use, and the customization options allow me to set it up in a way that best suits my needs.
I'd recommend it to anyone to keep along as part of their basic add-ons collection.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.08022000). 

FoxieWire

Helpful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Saves time and a few steps when submitting Mozilla news stories. Great work Lou!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.2.2008022301). 

Aquabird Redone

The Only One Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As Thunderbird 2.0 approached, I was pretty bummed out because Aquabird wasn't compatible with 2.0.
Aquabird has been the only Tbird theme that I've used mainly because I have poor eyesight and Aquabird has large clean buttons that are easy to see and read.
I want to thank you for picking up this theme and redoing it. I sincerely appreciate the work that you put into all of your themes.

Toolbar Buttons

Essential Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Toolbar Buttons is a must have add-on.
It really helps you to control Firefox and it provides easy access to Firefox's features and controls. I use Toolbar Buttons in Firefox and Thunderbird. I'd hate to be without it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1.7). 

Full Web Page Screenshots (♥♥♥♥♥)

Fantastic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love it!
I've been using ScreenGrab for a very long time but I always had to open up an external editor to add notes etc to screen shots. This just may be my new favorite add-on. Great work.

One thing though, Undo/Redo would be nice unless it's available and I'm missing it.

Thank you for sharing this with us all.
I'm already e-mailing friends about it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.20). 

ColorfulTabs

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like the new improvements/options. Nice work as always.

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

Cobalt Thunderbird

Nice Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I must admit that blue is my favorite color.
This is a nice and clean theme.
I've been searching all over trying to find something even remotely close to Aquabird which I've had to lay to rest because I can't bump it up any longer.
The only problem that I'm having is that it isn't compatible with Lightning and it is the latest version.
The dates are displayed ok, but the boxes for Lightning are not displayed at all. I hope that you can fix this.
Overall, it's a good theme.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.3). 

Office

"Squint" Rated 2 out of 5 stars

You do mention that it uses small icons, but I wasn't expecting to see micro-cons.
I can see the Mozilla favicon more clearly than I can see the icons. I was disappointed that this wasn't a fully skinned theme or skinned at all.
I really am not trying to give you a hard time but I simply did not care for the theme, but who knows, others may so I hope that they still try it to form their own opinions.
I gave it a five because no matter how I feel about an add-on, at least you made an effort to create something that end users will hopefully enjoy.
Good luck with it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

iPox Aqua

Very Nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

You’ve created yet another appealing theme that I’m sure will be very popular.
A few things that I really like are that the menus have a nice 3D look about them,
the glossy hover effects for the dropdowns are great, and it also helps that blue is my favorite color.
Thanks for making it.
Ken Saunders
Update:
I was able to update the max version number so it's now compatible from 2.0.0.3-3.0a4

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

HiVisGnome Big

Great Theme Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one if my favorite themes.
I like the large buttons, and the text is very easy for me to read with the poor eyesight that I have.
Thank you Ed.

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

Iconoclast

Nice and Simple Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very cool extensions.
I like that the settings persist from page to page.
A feature request:
Remember site/page settings across sessions.

Text Formatting Toolbar

Very Helpful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I’ve always liked the Format Toolbar from Toolbar Buttons but this is a great upgrade.
I had a lot of fun trying it out and it’s very helpful for those without the sharpest of coding skills. I think that the only thing that could make it better is if there were a button to do the typing for you. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1). 

Online Bookmark Manager - StartAid

Good Extension for a Great Service Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have thoroughly tested and tried the StartAid extension in all Firefox versions that StartAid is claimed to be compatible with and I found no problems.
It's a fun and useful extension that is part of a good service.
My favorite feature is being able to view thumbnails of my bookmarks right from within my StartAid bookmarks dropdown in Firefox, and without being on the StartAid site.
I also like the control panel and thumbnails views that I get when organizing my bookmarks while on the StartAid site. It's become one of my favorite extensions and my favorite bookmarking service that I'm sure that many others will enjoy too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2).