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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Frustrating. This add-on gets me half the way there, then dumps me.
* The indicator shows e(X)plicit settings, but never indicates that (S)ite-specific settings have been either saved or loaded.
* Site-specific settings are not applied when links from the main domain are launched in new tabs (or any other way).
* There's no wildcard facility for setting up zoom rules. My most common use case is by-passed: I'd like to set a zoom level for the front page of a news site, and a separate zoom level for articles or pages on that domain. Zoom Page sort of pretends to do it, then fails.
* Settings are confusing, filled with weirdly-overlapping options I'll never use, yet lacking fine control over basics.
With the old NoSquint, everything just worked. I used + and - with a couple of modifier keys, and settings were applied consistently and correctly as I browsed. Lacking that consistency, this new add-on is worse than useless. I want to set zoom for the various domains and pages I routinely visit, then stop twiddling. With Zoom Page, that's not possible.
Alas, Mozilla has landed us in this mess. Add-ons that had been honed over years are now being replaced by hastily-concocted 'equivalents.' I'm testing FF 56; but will probably end up reverting to my trusty old 41, where everything still 'just works,' including the many small amenities that make browsing a pleasure instead of chore. (I actually had to post this review from FF 41. I have absolutely no idea why my login failed with 56 - and I have better things to do than figure out yet another thing that's been broken.)
Maybe I'll finally have to try Chrome... at least Google doesn't keep deleting features (Tab Groups), rearranging the UI (Australis) and obliterating their developer support (Quantum).
Are you kidding me? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
In fairness, all questions are answered here:
Unfortunately, nothing in this FAQ is particularly enticing.
There are other solutions to the Web monetization problem (for example, Flatr and Flatr Plus) that were not created by advertising companies, don't work by bludgeoning consumers, and don't try to install taskbars or otherwise warp the "browsing experience." I'll definitely support those as they mature and are implemented by my favorite content sites.
I'll stop using the Internet entirely before I install a "sponsored search bar."
Remembering Tab Status Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great add-on, quickly becomes indispensable.But, yes, tab status is no longer properly remembered.
Funny thing, tabs that I Faviconized before a certain date still stay Faviconized when I restart Firefox. But new ones I add now do not. This suggests that something either in a Firefox update, or an update to some other add-on, has disabled saving of tab status. Shouldn't be hard to fix, if anyone can be bothered.
There are many great add-ons that are still useful, even if they're not getting updates any more. Mozilla seems determined to break as many of them as possible. It's like they WANT us to switch to another browser... Soon, very soon, they'll get their wish.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Superb. uBlock Origin fixes my only real gripe with the original uBlock: the inability to display the taskbar icon in Firefox (or, in my case, Cyberfox) 28. Moving to Australis-based Fox would be too much of disruption to my established workflow. It's a real treat to see this fix added in uBlock. I've had no other issues in Firefox or Cyberfox (64-bit and 32-bit).
Other than the basic ability to block ads, I really appreciate the detailed controls provided by uBlock Origin (now that I can see them). I like to know what shenanigans web sites are trying to pull on me, and now I have more detail than ever - and more-granular control to curtail all this despicable activity.
uBlock Origin goes way beyond other ad blockers, Indispensable, as far as I'm concerned. Do not surf the web without it.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent functionality, full features, easy to use - 'nuff said. One of the first add-ons I install in Cyberfox (which is now my default browser, in protest against Mozilla's Australis psychosis). CS Lite works perfectly in the 64-bit version of Cyberfox.
Just one very minor flaw: there needs to be a 'lock' setting to prevent commands from being accidentally dragged off the right-click menu. Thanks for the FAQ - it saved me a lot of frustration! But honestly, how often am I likely to *want* this feature? Probably once, when I first set up the add-on on a new install of Cyberfox. Don't get me wrong, menu editing is a cool feature. But it should be disabled by default, and require explicit enabling in Options. Not a big deal, though.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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 review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.52-signed.1-signed).
Excellent, with a few small caveats Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Not perfect, but still indispensible Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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.
Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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!
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
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 (0.8.4.1-signed.1-signed).
Revisited and Up-rated Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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 (0.8.3.0.1-signed).
Recent Problems Rated 3 out of 5 stars
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 (184.108.40.206-signed).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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 (0.9.1.1-signed).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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.
Thanks, but no thanks Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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...
Big raspberry for SA Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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.
Indispensable Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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 (220.127.116.11).
Thanks for the fix! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Just two points Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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.