fireside

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Name fireside
User since April 14, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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restartFox

Works great. Remembers tabs Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very handy when one wants to restart Firefox when it locks up. And not lose one's tabs. Faster than going to the task manager to shut down Firefox.

2 Pane Bookmarks

Needs work. Right-clicking is inconsistent Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Sometimes I am unable to right-click a bookmark or a folder and get the context menu. So I can't rename the bookmark or the folder. Nor do any of the other things in the context menu. Also, I use this with "All-in-One Sidebar". Normally, clicking on any folder in the sidebar opens or closes it. No need to use the tiny arrow to do so. But until I chose the option "Expand sub-trees normally" that ability became inconsistent. Sometimes I want to see the full list of bookmarks in a folder. I wish I could click on the middle bar to expand it all the way to the top. And to click it again to toggle it back down to its previous position.

Auto-Sort Bookmarks

Locked up browser Rated 1 out of 5 stars

My places.sqlite file in my profile folder is 30 MB. I waited a few minutes, and had to use task manager to shut down Firefox to unlock it on restart. There was a great bookmark sorter called SortPlaces. See: http://daniel-lange.com/archives/71-SyncPlaces,-SortPlaces-...-preserving-these-and-other-excellent-Firefox-add-ons.html - It sorted my bookmarks in around 10 seconds. I suggest copying its code and updating it.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

All-in-One Sidebar

Addon working great for me. Donation link not working Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Everything I have tried so far with the addon is working fine. This addon replaces these addons: Autoclose Bookmark & History. And: Bookmarks Sidebar Button. And it does much more. I tried donating via the "contribute" button, but it is not working for me. The page background gets grayer, and then nothing.

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

Bookmarks Sidebar Button

One of my favorite addons. Donations? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For people with a lot of bookmarks, this addon is very useful. Is there a way to donate some money? Please put a link on the top page here.

Self-Destructing Cookies

Better cookie control. Donations? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I want to donate to help with various Firefox addons. I rarely see any donation links on the addon pages. Sometimes I see them buried deep in the installation process. The donation links need to be on the top page, the entry page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.11). 

uBlock Origin

Only way Huffington Post pages will load and scroll easily. Donations? uBlock Plus? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an essential addon. Where is a single link to donate money to help the main filter lists? A single link so that the money is divided among those lists. Anything else is too complicated. And I would really like to support web sites in some small way. Non-video, simple, low-load ads. How about a uBlock Origin Plus version or settings?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.11.4).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

uBlock Origin

Only way Huffington Post pages will load and scroll easily. Donations? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an essential addon. Where is a single link to donate money to help the main filter lists? A single link so that the money is divided among those lists. Anything else is too complicated.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.11.4).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

uBlock Origin

Only way Huffington Post pages will load and scroll easily Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an essential addon. Where is a single link to donate money to help the main filter lists? A single link so that the money is divided among those lists. Anything else is too complicated.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.11.4). 

Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express

Works great up to 720p Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best free Youtube downloader addon I have found for Firefox. Is there any addon (free or paid) currently working for getting 1080p downloads from Youtube? I would like to donate to get that 1080p addon, especially if it is from the same developer. If not, I want to donate anyway to this developer. The developer might note on this addon page that 1080p download only works when Youtube allows it. So people don't leave negative reviews and ratings. A link to the page for "Easy Youtube Video Downloader PRO" would help too. If it is working, and if it is from the same developer. I can not tell from reading that page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.11). 

Go Parent Folder

Locks up my browser Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I read somewhere that this addon is not being developed further. This addon locks up ("not responding") the Firefox browser on my PC when I try to go to the parent folder from the context menu. I have to restart the browser in many cases in order to unlock it.

Translate This!

Working perfectly for me with the latest Firefox version Rated 5 out of 5 stars

By default all Google translation opens up in a new tab. That is the way I like it. That can be changed in the addon's options. Right-click any page to translate it via the link in the context menu. Or select text first and click the relevant link in the context menu. The translation icon at the top of the Firefox window is also working fine for translating full pages. That icon can be moved around via Firefox customization (right-click the top of Firefox, and click "customize" in the context menu). In the past that icon sometimes did not show up right away after installation, and only showed up after restarting Firefox. So if problems, try restarting Firefox to see if it helps.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5.0).  This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.

Auto-Sort Bookmarks

Doesn't work right currently. Someone should maintain SortPlaces instead Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have a zillion bookmarks. I waited almost 3 minutes for the ball to stop twirling. And then noticed that the top level folders were not in alphabetical order. I wish someone would take up SortPlaces and maintain it. It works great, but Mozilla no longer allows the disabling of the requirement for extension signatures, and so I can no longer use it. It would alphabetize my bookmarks in 10 to 15 seconds.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.10.4).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

All-in-One Sidebar

This caused the Add-ons link in the tools menu to only open in the sidebar. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Bookmarks in the sidebar is great. But after I put the addons icon up there too, then I could no longer click the addons link in the tools menu to see it on the full page. It only showed up in the sidebar.
So I had to uninstall this. That was difficult. Had to use safe mode to do so.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.28). 

Translate This!

Version 3.5.0 is working fine for me Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It looks like the problems have been fixed. Translation link shows up in the context menu when text has been selected for translation. And full page translation is working for me too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Translate Now

Works great now Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Google translation stopped working temporarily for me, but it works great now. For text translations I think maybe Google Translate got tired of me using their service so much while testing various Firefox translation addons today. As for voice use I have to turn off FlashBlock temporarily if I want to use Google Translate Voice. As the instructions say it only works correctly for pronouncing English words. Google Translation of text is again working fine after closing all browser windows, and restarting. I have my settings and addons configured so that restarting gets rid of all unwanted cookies and super-cookies, and so Google does not remember my past use today.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Translate This!

Translation links in context menu disappeared in beta version Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Beta version was working. But not now. Also, at the very top it says: "Translate the whole entire page or just a selection using Google Translate." If you can't add a link there to the beta version I suggest adding this there: "See the 'About this Add-on' section below for a link to the beta version that fixes compatibility with Firefox 40 and above." The beta version was working fine for me. Most people are not going to try it though because it is not mentioned at the very top. So they try the old version at the top ('Add to Firefox'), see that it does not work, and see the many bad reviews below. Then many or most give up. While this is getting fixed I am using the "Translate Now" addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.2.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Google Translator for Firefox

Translating selected text is not working for me Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Translating whole pages is working for me. Translating selected text is not working; whether I right click, or use the icon (after changing option so that the icon is always supposed to translate only selected text). I am using Firefox v27.0.1. For those who are having the same problem and need an alternative, the "Translate This!" addon is working fine for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.0.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

Quick Translator

I use this in combination with the "Translate This!" addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Quick Translator is great for translating selected text quickly in a small popup window. Unfortunately, it translates whole pages in the same tab. So I use this in combination with the "Translate This!" addon since it will translate whole pages in a new tab. In the options for Quick Translator uncheck "show status bar icon". Restart Firefox. Now the only thing that shows up in the status bar is the "Translate This!" icon. Use it for whole-page translations in a new tab.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1-signed). 

Translate This!

Great because there is option to open in new tab Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Unlike some other Google translation addons this one has a setting to "Open translations in new tab". I do not like covering up the page I am trying to translate.

The "About this Add-on" info needs to be updated to indicate that "no restart" is only for initiating translation via the context menu. To get the translation button to work one has to restart Firefox. Then the translation button works.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.