Steve White

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Developer Information
Name Steve White
User since December 21, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

Text to Voice

"Abby", My System TTS Voice, Feels Slighted Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a very convenient add-on: Previously I was in the habit of loading TextAloud to have a page or section read to me; then I'd highlight some text and press a hot-key combination. This is so much easier! And it's a brilliant user-conscious coding feature that allows the user to download the same text as an MP3 in a single step, for uses of which I can think of many.

Did you sense a "but..." coming? It's just a small one.

I'd really like to have my text read to me, optionally, in the TTS voice(s) to which I'm accustomed — one of the two high-quality ones that I use exclusively. Would that pose a programming problem, or is it feasible?

Congrats on a very neat, non-imposing, perfectly useful, and thoughtful extension. It really is nice work.

Steve in Toronto

Light Lines Blue

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Light Lines Blue looks very sharp in its lilttle preview rectangle... but it really goes electric when installed! The top of my browser looks spectacular — very pleasing and sophisticated. Nice work! Thank-you.

// Wordhewer //

BlockSite Plus

Did Rube Goldberg have a hand in this? ; { ] Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I appreciate an add-on that will block annoying sites that appear during redirects or as pop-ups (just as I love getting site ratings from WOT right next to a URL, saving me a lot of bad experiences).

I just don't understand why BlockSite doesn't simply (?) provide an icon that will add the focused tab or window to the $#|t list with just a click. It seems like the long way home to copy the URL of the offending window -- or worse, right-click for page info to get the hidden URL -- then open a menu, open Add-Ons, open BlockSite options, paste in the address, then back your way out and finally close the nuisance page.

See how Video DownloadHelper does everything in one click; it would be tremendous if BlockSite would grab and record the URL, and banish the window all with a click! Easier said than done, maybe?