mikewilsonuk

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Name mikewilsonuk
User since August 9, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Bleurgh! Hero to zero in one update. 3.0 is dreadful and no longer lives on my PC. Replaced with Beed TACO.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.02). 

Beef Taco (Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many thanks for putting TACO back as it should be.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The number one essential Firefox add on. Much of the web is unusable without it -- flashing animated adverts make it so difficult to read the actual content and often waste half the screen real estate.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Adblock Filterset.G Updater

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The second most essential Firefox add on after Adblock Plus. Simply brilliant -- very easy to configure -- it just works.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1.3). 

JavaScript Options

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Arghhh... you have busted it again. Please stop making releases without proper testing. When it works, it is essential. Then you break it.

Fast Dial

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Used to be good, the last two updates have gone from bad to broken. Can no longer drag thumbnails to different locations of refresh them.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8). 

NoScript Security Suite

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

After you install this, you will be horrified at the number of intrusive tracking scripts some sites send you.

It can take a little experimenting to see which ones you don't need. If you find a site not working as expected, you may have blocked an essential script, so you may need to experiment a little. Whether or not this is worth the effort depends on you much you value your privacy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.6). 

NoSquint

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Too many sites (including this one) use fonts that are far too small for old farts like me to read. Use No Squint to zoom the text and leave the images alone. Terrific.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.93.2.1). 

Flashblock

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Along with Adblock Plus, an essential add-on to remove ghastly flashing adverts which make the 'web unbearable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.6). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Without it the 'web would be unbearable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5.5). 

Xmarks Sync

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Indispensable -- one of the top 10 essential add-ons.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.0.12). 

Ask.com Toolbar

Close, but no cigar Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a useful add-on for anyone who prefers ask.com to the increasingly sinister google.com.

The toolbar lacks a few essential features, though. In particular, buttons like "Shop" are USA only and no use to anyone from another country.

What I miss most is the "word find" buttons which let me search in a page for the words I typed into the search box -- see google's toolbar for an example of this useful feature if I haven't explained it well enough.

Mike Wilson