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|User since||March 31, 2007|
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Doesn't work. Changes the entered dimensions for no reason, positions window away from configured position. The concept is good, but the developer needs to make it work properly before asking for donations.
This add-on is indispensable, end of story. If I couldn't control what I print from the Web, I just wouldn't print it at all. Print Edit does a miraculous job... most of the time. Given the complexity of Web pages these days, it's hardly surprising that 100% print control should remain an elusive goal.
One thing I wish could be improved is pagination. I'd like to insert manual page breaks - and remove ones that are inserted for no obvious reason. (Like when the page title ends up alone on the first page.) I suppose this may be difficult to accomplish... but it definitely is desirable.
I also wish I could use the new print to PDF feature! If I read the description correctly, it seems to support FF 3.6 and FF 28... but not FF 22, which is what I'm using. Given the turn for the idiotic that the FF UI has taken in recent releases, and the dearth of meaningful new features, it may be a while before I disrupt my life by attempting an 'upgrade' to versions 28+. How ironic that I'd apparently get more functionality from Print Edit if I had stuck with FF 3.6!
Nonetheless, I give Print Edit a wholehearted five stars for doing what it does.
I absolutely agree that endless scrolling is a curse. It's the dumbest thing I think I've ever seen on the Web. Unfortunately, your add-on is only a partial solution for me
On the pages I'm trying, it does kill the scrolling, and allow me to go directly to the last page I'd visited - the inability to do so being the main reason I hate endless scrolling. Unfortunately, after I've done that, I can often no longer page through the site, but have to manually enter page numbers in the address bar. (EDIT: at times, the site does automatically jump forward when I hit the bottom. Other times, it doesn't. No idea what the variable is. Either way, it remains a bit annoying.)
If you could add some code that would create a button or other mechanism to *manually* page the site, that would be perfect. As it is, I still think your add-on is indispensable, even as a partial fix for this endless scrolling blight that's infected the Internet.
Does exactly what it promises. The only minor problem I had was finding the Tabs Cleaner icon. This is not the fault of the add-on - Mozilla have messed up the toolbars so badly, I can't find *anything* now. But once I found the icon everything became more familiar. Thanks!
I really like the functionality... Flash simply acts as if it's not installed. Perfect! But as others have reported, I find that the enable/disable button keeps disappearing from the toolbar, pretty much at random. (It doesn't appear in the Customize menu, so it's still 'installed'... it's just not displaying.) I also wish FlashDisable could kill Flash in memory. This would probably be very tough to do, but you need to bear in mind that if you toggle Flash 'Off' after viewing Flash content, the Adobe plug-in will still be running (albeit inaccessible). Even with these limitations, FlashDisable seems to be the best of the Flash-toggle add-ons. If the vanishing-button bug ever gets fixed, I'd eagerly give it a 5 out of 5.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4).
Some time ago I posted a 2-star review of Session Manager. I've always had it in mind to give this add-on another go, and just recently I finally had the time to dig into it. Here are some of my original comments, along with updates.
ORIG: First, and most important, it failed to successfully import my more-complex Tab Mix Plus sessions, making a transition all but impossible.
EDIT: This was originally a real show-stopper. But my TMP sessions seem to be importing much more cleanly now (FF19). I have a feeling that the session save in TMP and the session import in SM have both improved, and converged as far as compatibility. At any rate, my previous issues now seem to be resolved.
ORIG: Second, I found the add-on over-complex. I liked the powerful features, but was confused by things like the appearance of multiple copies of my current session in the list, even when I had deliberately disabled the option to allow multiple sessions with the same name.
EDIT: I'm not getting the double entries this time. Either I found the mystical setting that cleared this up, or something changed in SM. I do still get numbers in brackets after the name of each session - e.g. "(1/40)" - I'm guessing that this means the number of windows and tabs. I wish I could disable this, as it is of no use to me, and I'd much rather have a clean display of just session names. Not a big deal, though.
ORIG: Third, there REALLY needs to be a way to export sessions to some standard format. Back to TMP format. To stock Firefox format. Or, best of all, to sets of standard bookmarks representing each Panorama group.
EDIT: I'd still very much like to see a way of bookmarking complete sessions (this is something I do a lot, and would love to have automated), or to Save As CSV, or something. Maybe there's an option I haven't found yet... but as long as SM works reliably, I can wait.
ORIG: If I could find a way to actually move my heavy sessions into Session Manager, I'd up that to 3 stars (and become a regular user). That would leave 2 more stars for the other issues I've noted.
EDIT: Many months after writing my original review, I have now managed to get my sessions working. I've been using SM regularly for a couple of weeks with no issues. But I'm bumping my rating to 4 stars, for at least two reasons. First, I like the ability to quickly save over my current session, which I couldn't easily do in TMP. In SM, it takes one keypress and a double-click. (I have a feeling I can probably do it with a single keyboard shortcut, once I have time to figure it out.) Second, I very much appreciated the way my Firefox state was restored when my system crashed today. All tabs in place, all tab groups intact, all 'faviconized' tabs as I left them. Bravo! TMP tends to mess up my layout, in this kind of situation.
I'll hold back one star for the minor tweaks I'd still like to see. But in reality, I'm hovering around a 4.5. I still think the UI could be tidied up a bit, and documented better. (This is a very complex and powerful add-on, and I don't have unlimited time to scour forums.) But I've kept SM in mind since my first attempt, and it has ultimately won me over. Whether that was a learning process on my part, or an evolutionary process in the software, I can't say. I still wouldn't recommend SM for a total novice, but as a heavy Firefox user (168 tabs in my current session), I'm making it part of my core add-on set.
Wow. This one add-on rounds up just about all the functionality that was needed to actually make the Panorama feature useful. The ability to access groups in a more standard way. The ability to move selected tabs in or out of groups. For someone who routinely keeps 100+ tabs open, this is a welcome relief. No problems at all, so far... Though I wouldn't mind an option to remove the redundant TabGroups menu; the icon drop-down gives me all the same options, doesn't it? Anyway, great job!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.3.0).
I've found DownloadHelper indispensable over many months, but the most recent update has problems. YouTube downloads now almost always fail, with a message about allowing third-party cookies. (And yes, I've even tried the latest beta of the add-on.) I know that YouTube has changed its software, but I have other downloaders (even simple scripts) that continue to work just fine, where DownloadHelper now fails. I'm not sure whose third-party cookie I'm meant to accept, but it just ain't gonna happen. It was never a requirement in the past, and should not be one now. (If and when this is fixed, my rating goes back up to 5 stars...)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.4).
Me too... this (indispensable!) add-on just failed bigtime with the latest batch of updates. All-in-One Sidebar seems like the likeliest conflict, but even their latest beta (which actually mentions the problem) didn't fix it. However, reverting to the previous Greasemonkey did. Assigning blame is pointless... I'll just be glad when FF4 finally ships and all these issues start to go away again!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1).
This is still one of my all-time favorite add-ons, but the new version 2.5.0 doesn't work at all for me, in either Firefox 3.6.13 or 4 beta. The first time I click on the icon (either status bar or toolbar) it gives me the default geometry. But then it ceases to respond. I've never yet managed to get any of my alternate size options to work. So I'm back on 2.4,0, and eagerly awaiting 2.5,1...
By the way, Firefox 4 does have a status bar, although it's not called that any more. Count me as another user who'd prefer tools like Custom Geometry to live down there, instead of on the toolbar.
I was about to install this add-on, when I noticed the part about uploading all my MOST sensitive data to some unknown developer's site. Are you KIDDING ME??? What is WRONG with just storing and encrypting this stuff locally?? (Maybe in a file that I can carry around on USB key, if I absolutely must.) Why should I have to trust these guys? How strong is THEIR security? If (when) their server is hacked, what are they going to do - apologize to everyone? Forget it. There are other add-ons that do the same thing without this hideous security vulnerability.
PS: regarding the developer response. I can only speak for myself, and for me it still doesn't add up. Your 'host-proof hosting' thing sounds swell... but the fact remains that posting my passwords to you or any other unknown party requires that I trust you, your software, the security of the transmission and the security of your storage. No matter how brilliant your cryptography and bullet-proof your code, that's always going to be a non-zero risk... and an entirely needless one. So no thanks. Why not simply add an option to disable this wonderful uploading 'feature' of yours? If you don't, I can only wonder why not...
I can't say it actually doesn't work with ANY sites, but I tried it with one - just a regular newspaper site - and it failed totally.
Also, it seems to install a status-bar icon that acts purely as a bookmark to the company site. That's not what I'd call an "add-in." The description says "just click" this icon to download. I had to click AND then paste the URL into the developer's site. (The site has an option to install a 'bookmarklet', which looks like a better option, to me.)
Of course, maybe I used it wrong... impossible to tell, because I can't see any documentation anywhere.
Bottom line, it may work for you, but it sure didn't work for me. On the positive side, at least it didn't seem to screw anything up...
This sounded *great*... until I learned that it's yet another of those brilliant utilities that wants me to send all my info to some unknown Web site. Why??? Is it *really* better to beam page content all over the Internet for editing, rather than saving it to my largely-unused terabyte hard drive? Sheer genius. Not.
Once you catch on to "grab and drag" panning and scrolling, there's no going back. ALL apps should work this way! I do agree with the earlier review, however... the only reason this isn't a 10/10 is that it gets confused when you drag past the limits of the Firefox window. (Although at times I've found it useful to be 'stuck' in panning mode, when dealing with a large page. This should probably be an option too.)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199).
I've got a lot of massive add-ons installed, but Custom Geometry is the last one I'd ever give up. That one little button makes life SO much easier. If they had any brains left, Microsoft would have included something like this in Windows 7.
It's great to see that development is still underway... that "ContextMenu is null" error was driving me nuts! But even that annoyance wasn't enough to pry me loose from Custom Geometry. I haven't tested the title-based sizing yet, but it sounds like a great new feature. Thanks!
If I could give this add-on six stars, I would.
I've tried a lot of RSS readers and hated them all. Most do either too little or too much, or want to 'integrate' themselves into my other browser activities in an unwelcome way. Wizz RSS is the first I've seen that's actually struck the right balance.
Just a couple of things I don't like:
1. Wizz keeps opening announcements from its developer without asking me. I don't like 'push'-style behavior, and would vastly prefer that it could optionally be disabled. As an alternative, how about showing some confidence in this whole technology and just providing an RSS link for announcements?
2. There should be a way of making "open in new Tab" the default when clicking on an item in Wizz. As it is, I always have to remember to right-click and select this (to me) more-obvious action.
Otherwise, an excellent add-on, which seems to continue getting better.