Chris Jones

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Name Chris Jones
User since June 29, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

TorrentFlux Add

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This was awesome when it worked. If you're running TorrentFlux, it was a no-brainer to send a torrent link to TF with minimal effort. Too bad it no longer works in Firefox 3.6. Trying to open the configuration window freezes the browser. I'm hoping for an update.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

AniWeather

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I was enjoying this until it recently started failing for one reason or another, and now there is something freaky going on with Google Home Pages, which a reviewer below explains is because I need to sign up for a Google Home Page to get this to work? Like him, I don't have time for that. I can just install the 5 star rated WeatherBug or Weather Watcher addon and have it work reliably without having to do anything else. WeatherBug worked great for me for some time before I found this addon, and I switched because I slightly preferred the visuals on Aniweather. That preference very rapidly disintegrates when the addon starts failing and when I need to go sign up for something to get it working.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.15). 

No Tooltip Timeout

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

SPLENDID!! I wish I had found this sooner. I've wasted time every few weeks or so looking around in discussion boards for news of this being fixed in the browser itself and didn't think to look for an addon until someone mentioned it in one of the threads. Works PERFECTLY, exactly as the browser should work by default. Thank you very much!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

WebChunks

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I agree with the previous reviewer. This works great (though e-bay seems broken right now, even in real IE 8's webslices). My only complaint is the amount of space taken in the browser for this. Can this button be placed somewhere else ... anywhere else ... other than as a single button on an entire otherwise empty toolbar? Think: Status bar (bottom), another button on the main toolbar, on the bookmarks bar, etc. The best case scenario is an option to allow it to appear in the status bar, OR if you don't want that, it can be dragged wherever you want much like the other movable buttons. Still, thank you for bringing this feature to Firefox before IE even went live with it.

TagSifter

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This addon has made bookmark tags infinitely more useful as a way of organizing and finding my bookmarks. This sort of functionality should have been included in the browser.

I really am eager to see it updated for 3.1, though. I've migrated to 3.1b2 and don't intend to go back to 3.0. This is the only addon I really use that hasn't been updated and can't be made to work properly by jiggling the maxversion. Believe me, I'm missing it greatly!!

It probably is more deserving of 5 stars, but something about it feels as if the layout could probably be improved just a bit. I'd go 4.5 if that were an option.

I appreciate the volunteer time on the part of the author. I realize beta 2 is still carrying potential to change the addon interfaces. Still, I'm hoping for my sanity's sake that the author of this addon is working on a FF 3.1 compatible version. My eternal gratitude if he is.

CSRF Protector

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Appears to do what it's supposed to do, though side effects are noticeable. Banking sites are working in a way that appear to do the same thing as those who might be exploiting this vulnerability, though they can be added as exceptions and work fine.

On the other hand, a few modules on my iGoogle page won't work with this enabled and I haven't yet figured out how to allow an exception for those. Tried adding Google's domain and that of the site being fed through a 3rd party module without success. Bummer, as I would like to see my modules all working but really don't want to have to disable this addon.

Some sort of UI button for allowing exceptions or totally turning off the protector without having to disable in the Addon manager and the restart the browser would be great. Also some guidance on exactly what I need to do to get my iGoogle modules added as exceptions would be quite handy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1).