Humanist Geek

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Name Humanist Geek
User since May 18, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Disable "You"

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The addon Disable "You" worked in tb3 for me, but does nothing in tb5.

I installed this addon when I had Thunderbird 3 because I used the program to manage two email accounts. As I recall, this addon replaced "You" with the relevant email address. It would do this for both the "To" field of any email I'm reading, and

Thunderbird 5 is different. Regardless of whether this addon is enabled or disabled, there is now an option built into tb5 (located under Tools >> Options >> Advanced >> Reading & Display >> Display) to "Show only display name for people in my address book." Enabling this option it causes "You" to appear in the "To" field of emails I've received, and disabling it causes my name and email address to appear in the "To" field. Neither option changes what appears in the "Recipient" column of the list of emails. This column appears to display whatever the sender typed because it varies from email to email -- my email address, my email address inside quotation marks, my full name, my nickname with my last name, and my nickname with my last name all in quotation marks are the most common entries in that column. This addon does not change any of these behaviors.

I would like an addon that replaced all of these various recipients with my email address.

Searchbar Autosizer

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm testing this in Firefox 4.0.1 on Windows Vista. The addon does "autosize" the searchbar, but I can't access the options menu for this addon. Clicking the button labeled "Options" for this addon in the addon manager does nothing except make the button depress. This was a great addon in previous versions of firefox; please fix the options problem and make it fully compatible with FF4.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.7). 

Organize Status Bar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great addon... I improved its functionality by having the options dialog for Organize Status Bar launch whenever I double click on the Status Bar. I did it by downloading the userChrome.js extension (, creating the userChrome.js file, and by adding

// ==UserScript==
// @name Status Bar Display Popup
// @namespace
// @description Status Bar has popup for organizing the status bar
// @include chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
// @author Ray
// @version 1.0.001
// ==/UserScript==

document.getElementById("statusbar-display").setAttribute("ondblclick", "objOSB.Options()");

to userChrome.js.

I give this addon a four only because I spent days figuring out how to add that extra bit of functionality. If it came as part of the addon, I would give it 5 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3). 

Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great addition to a wonderful addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6). 

Classic Compact Options

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I liked miniFox immensely and even downloaded an addon to force install it for Firefox 3. However, several aesthetic problems arose for no apparent reason and led me to settle for classic compact and this addon. It works as a fine substitute except in a few criteria.

First of all, the space between menu items is too large, especially in the bookmarks menu and the history menu. When switching from miniFox to my current theme, I noticed that the size of my bookmarks menu nearly doubled.
Second, the visible borders between items in the status bar is a negative point because some items, such as NoScript, leave gaps when not in use. However, the Classic Compact theme outlines theses gaps.
And third, the website suggestions that appear when typing in the address bar shouldn't be so large. The favicon, title, and address for a web page can all fit on one line. Granted, these complaints are better aimed at the creators of Classic Compact and miniFox, but Barbalace seems to be the only person who cares enough to make Classic Compact appear more like miniFox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3). 


How to Force Install miniFox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

To force install an addon, go to To force install minifox (after installing Nightly Tester Tools), go to

Beware: several peculiarities will arise from force installing minifox on Firefox 3. But so far, nothing too bad.

Adblock Plus

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's wonderful at blocking ads, but greatly slows down the loading (or more accurately, parsing) speed of webpages.

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


Distrust is better Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Distrust (which now works with Firefox 3 and is located at works better than Stealther. The only time it has failed for me is when Firefox was not responding for a long period of time, which I might add I suspect was the result of a website that was using browser exploits or malicious software. Distrust also works when you close Firefox while it is active (i.e. closing Firefox acts as a trigger for it to clear the history of what you viewed while Distrust was active). It even deletes flash videos, something that is left behind when clearing private data.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6). 

Favicon Picker 2

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

To reset the default favicon, delete the bookmark and remake it. For example, if I accidentally erase the default favicon for my bookmark of, I can restore the favicon by deleting the bookmark and then creating a bookmark of Sure, this process could be replaced by an add-on (feature), but it works for now.

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

Favicon Picker 2

How to find default favicons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Logically, a webpage's default favicon is in the page source. If you can find the scripting, coding, etc. that provides the favicon (which also appears on the tab and in the address bar), then you can find the location of the favicon online and download it to use with this extension.

I have noticed that some sites use a tag (similar, if not identical, to ) located between and to define the web page's favicon.

If a complete address or domain is not provided in the href attribute�s value, then the favicon�s address is the web page�s address followed by the href attribute�s value. If there are two sequential backslashes someplace after the domain name, remove one of the sequential backslashes. If a complete address or domain is provided in the href attribute�s value, then that is the address of the favicon.

Ex: The source code of includes . The location of the web page�s favicon is .

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