polygnotus

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Name polygnotus
User since April 11, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Cookie Controller

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This addon is worse than having no cookie manager at all. As others have reported, sites you have blocked will end up in the allowed list. I just confirmed this for the second time.

I have it set to deny all sites unless I grant permission. Then it quietly reverts to allow all sites.

This addon is misleading and a threat to users' security and privacy. It should be removed until it is fixed.

Self-Destructing Cookies

Warning - This Addon Will Delete All Your Cookies Automatically Upon Install Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I am speechless at the decision to have it just wipe all my cookies without warning. Wow. Then it doesn't delete all Google cookies. Brilliant.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.5). 

Cookie Monster

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is a terrible addon. I don't think it could be more confusing to use.And the limitation are striking.

StopFingerprinting

HIGHLY MISLEADING - THIS DOES NOT STOP FINGERPRINTING Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This addon is highly misleading. It suggests that it help to stop or limit fingerprinting, when what it's actually doing is uploading your browser fingerprint to a private server.

Additionally, this addon creator is not a credible researcher and has no credentials. There's not even a way to contact this person or person.

As such, this listing should be deleted immediately.

A Better Firefox Add-on Bar

Broken Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Bummer. Installing this made the Addon Bar disappear using FF 28.0.

ScrapBook

Beware of Choosing This Addon Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've been using Scrapbook/Scrapbook Plus for many years. I am a researcher and decided to use Scrapbook/Plus to store pages for my work.

A few years ago, as the number of saved documents reached the thousands, I realized that Scrapbook was not a wise choice. Finding things I had saved has become very difficult. Organizing your saved pages/snippets is done through folders. If your hierarchical structure is simple, no problem.

But for large archives, with overlapping subject matter, this becomes extremely difficult. In this case, Tags are needed.

Also, the Search function is highly deficient. For example, a search for the term "Persona" will return every page/snippet with the terms "personal', "personality", etc.

This is just one of many limitations of the primitive and ineffective search function.

It also has to completely rebuild the cache whenever you do a search. This may take a long time depending on the size/number of docs (for me it takes a really long time, over a minute.)

Naturally, this makes one dread having to do a search, and deters me from accessing my own files when I'm busy or in a hurry.

The cache should be updated on Save. Not when you start a new search.

So for small archives, with a few folders of stuff, current Scrapbook is great. But for very large archives, with GBs of searchable data, I recommend something with Tags and better search capability. And obviously, I strongly encourage the developers to implement Tags.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.8).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

ScrapBook Plus

Beware Before Choosing This Addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been using Scrapbook/Scrapbook Plus for many years. I am a researcher and decided to use Scrapbook/Plus to store pages for my work.

A few years ago, as the number of saved documents reached the thousands, I realized that Scrapbook was not a wise choice. Finding things I had saved has become very difficult. Organizing your saved pages/snippets is done through folders. If your hierarchical structure is simple, no problem.

But for large archives, with overlapping subject matter, this becomes extremely difficult. In this case, Tags are needed.

Also, the Search function is highly deficient. For example, a search for the term "Persona" will return every page/snippet with the terms "personal', "personality", etc.

This is just one of many limitations of the primitive and ineffective search function.

It also has to completely rebuild the cache whenever you do a search. This may take a long time depending on the size/number of docs (for me it takes a really long time, over a minute.)

Naturally, this makes one dread having to do a search, and deters me from accessing my own files when I'm busy or in a hurry.

The cache should be updated on Save. Not when you start a new search.

So for small archives, with a few folders of stuff, current Scrapbook is great. But for very large archives, with GBs of searchable data, I recommend something with Tags and better search capability. And obviously, I strongly encourage the developers to implement Tags.

ScrapBook

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great for saving. Horrible for accessing what you've saved. I have thousands of pages saved from years of use. To organize it all, I create folders on the fly or navigate to folders that already exist. What I've found now is that it's really hard to find anything now. No tags are available. And even finding a folder is hard.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.8). 

Scroll to Top/Bottom

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect addon. I actually thought, hey, FF needs a way to go to the top with one click. So I searched and here it was.

No. It does not need to slow down or have more options. It is exactly and perfectly what it is.

FireDownload

Please Fix the "Freezes Firefox" Issue Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Causes Firefox to freeze on big downloads. It's apparently had this problem for years judging by the dates of the complaints I found online.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1). 

Tab Mix Plus

Really? Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Is it really possible this plugin has no setting to simply open ALL links in a new tab? If it's there, I can't find it. I can, however, find a setting to "Force to open in a new tab" with the option: "All links (Lock all tabs). But what's this "Lock all tabs" business. Annoying.

The only reason I'm forced to use Tabmixplus is because Firefox still doesn't have the obvious feature of allowing you to right-click and select "Duplicate Tabs." And I wouldn't need to open all tabs in a new link if Firefox didn't, after all these years, STILL lose your freakin place when you hit the back button half the time.

I appreciate the work that went into this addon. But it really needs this most obvious feature.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.8.4). 

googlebar

Oh well Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The first thing I tried, dragging some selected text into the search window, did not work as GT does.

Oh well. I may check in a year or so and give it another try.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.20.03). 

CustomizeGoogle

Disappointing Rated 2 out of 5 stars

If there was a way to customize which search engines are available I couldn't find it. I searched high and low too since I couldn't believe that option would be excluded.

I hope a future release will allow this feature. And if it does, I hope it will include the other Google databases currently not accessible without re-searching (books, scholar, news archives etc.)

It's hard to believe Google doesn't offer a custom tab feature. I would gladly pay if this mod filled the gap.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.56).