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
Email address
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 No Restart

Moves the Thunderbird menu bar to the top. Choose from a selection of visual styles.

It is convenient to have the menu on top of the tabs like Firefox; this is also a good area for placing "global" toolbar buttons like Navigation or get mail.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (3)
631 users

Copy Attachment To Clipboard

Allows copying attachments to the clipboard

Rated 3 out of 5 stars (22)
959 users

Titlebar Tabs Cleaner

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 (5)
457 users

My Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

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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+++!

LookOut

Great for Office 2007 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This works very well with attachments sent in Office 2007. Now I can see attachments from colleagues & customers again.

the body-rtf attachment is a good workaround to see the formatted message (in-line would be nice, but probably a bit much to ask).

feature request: Could you add an option to hide the Winmail.dat attachment itself? It is not necessary once I have my attachments displayed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.8). 

PN-Buttons

good UI, algorithm can be improved Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The UI is really nice and easy but the fact that the algorithm only tries the last numeral in each link makes it fail in some instances:
http://www.ligamusic.com/download_music_free/?free_p=578&free_s=3
Here you have page number (free_p) and a sort key (free_s) - free_p should be increased / decreased.

The easiest way to achieve this (without scanning page contents) would be to look at the immediate (back-fwd) history and look for patterns. This way the user could send PN "on its way" by doing the first (next page) link manually.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.3). 

Folderpane Tools

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

THis is handy & easy to use. Worked without any problems. 8 pop accounts, 4 news servers and RSS could be re-sorted to be much more painless. Together with quickfolders its really useful for minimizing all the scrolling.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.5.1). 

Outlook 2003 BlueTB

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

THis is really well done, lots of attention to detail, I like the alternation between blue and orange gradients, very subtle like the office 2003 skins wihtout being overly "glassy". Lightning integration works quite well, could still be improved a bit more. I did not manage to get the texts beside the buttons, like on your screenshot, how did you do this?