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I've been looking for something like this for an age. It'd be even better if implemented as a separate toolbar (rather than the add-ons toolbar), as for some reason certain add-ons re-add themselves automatically to the add-ons bar when firefox starts. Which is a tad annoying in this context, as I don't want to clog up my URL bar with these rarely used add-ons.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.5).
A vital security feature that really should be incorporated directly into Linux/Gnome builds of Firefox. Sorely needing since development of Mozilla-Gnome-Keyring (xul-ext-gnome-keyring) seems to have stalled.
Alas, this version (v0.1) of the extension seems to crash Firefox 21, Thunderbird 17 and 20b. Otherwise I'd have given it a 4/5. It's early days though, so I'll keep it installed (but disabled) and test periodically.
Thanks for taking the time to develop this. :-)
A useful little add-on to deny the Waily Fail and Waily Ex-Press unintended page views. The less revenue this unabashed propagandists received, all the better for the cause of public discourse and society as a whole.
I would add though, that you should perhaps add www.thisismoney.co.uk to the list of sites blocked by this add-on. It's owned by the Daily Mail as far as I can see, it's comments sections are certainly littered with the same bitter, entitled little right wingers. ;-)
This add-on is a godsend, especially for those of us who rely on TabMix plus (which presently doesn't sport an equivalent to Mozilla Firefox's native tabs on demand feature within it's own otherwise superior session manager). It definitely seems to have improved performance and reduced the usual slow down from having a tab hefty session open for hours on end.
This is a brilliant idea, and in my opinion should be engineered directly into Mozilla Firefox alongside whatever functionality https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/suspend-background-tabs/ brings to the table. Firefox is a cumbersome bundle of uselessness the moment one opens more than a half-dozen tabs, and these add-ons definitely help.
Alas, this add-on has some very significant flaws which make it (for now) unusable. Specifically, the renaming of retired to "data:text/html…xyz&l;/title>". If this can be fixed and/or retired status be signified with some sort of on tab emblem iconography (a'la TabMix Plus tab protection and reload features), this little add-on would get 5 stars from me.
Is this add-on still under active development?
This is my favourite shortURL add-on. Alas, it lacks key functionality that has forced me to install the Shorten URL add-on. They complement one another rather nicely, but it would be nice if Cutyfox included entries in the context menu to shorten hyperlinks, links to images and the current page.
I've also had some trouble themeing the Cutyfox awesomebar indicator icon via userstyle/stylish. For some reason, the default icon persists.
I nice simple and informative Do Not Track extension. I would prefer it if there was an option to add the indicator to the awesomebar a'la Shareaholic et al.
Another shortcoming is that it's rather difficult to determine whether one should block a given tracker. I suppose AVG compile a white/blacklist for this purpose, but it would be nice to have a little more contextual information about each tracker (what are they using my data for, are they essential for certain site functionality, etc).
I've been eagerly observing the development of KeeFox. Alas, I switched to Linux wholesale by the time it become the polished wonder that it is today. I still use it once in a blue moon, when I am forced to boot into my Windows partition, but it would be great if KeeFox could work with Linux and KeePassX*.
* Perhaps something can be done once KeePassX 2 makes it out of alpha/beta?
Nice simple little add-on, low on resource consumption, no extraneous functionality.
It could really use a hotkey for those of thus who do not wish to clutter up the UI with myriad icons (or the add-ons toolbar). I'd give it five stars if it had a configurable hotkey.
It'd be nice to see some significant update to this extension, and soon. Firefox share is just begging for google+ and the ability to post to multiple networks in one swoop.
Also, it would be nice if Firefox Share didn't swamp my unsorted bookmarks folder with shared links. I actually use that folder for all sorts of miscellany. Maybe only keep the last 10 shared links in a separate folder in/outside of the unsorted folder?
A brilliant add-on, for those of us too impatient to wait for Mozilla to implement something like this in Firefox proper.
One gripe I do have though (and it would be a bigger gripe if I hadn't formulated a temporary fix myself*) is that the toolbar icon is displayed wrong in both the default theme packages with Firefox in Ubuntu AND my preferred theme Jupiter (by zeeeeee). Instead of displaying the themes default download icon, the toolbar button displays a partial of the new tab and new window icons.
*As I alluded to above, I've formulated a quick fix via a simple userstyle (see below). It works perfectly for large icons, but not for small icons. Alas, I'm sufficiently out of practice that I haven't figured out (yet) how to get it to work on all toolbar scales. The userstyle fix is as follows:
-moz-image-region: rect(0px, 24px, 24px, 0px) !important;
I'll probably upload this to userstyles.org once I've figured out how to get it to work on all scales. It'd be nice if this seeming incompatibility could be investigated and rectified within the add-on itself. Hint, hint. ;-.
This is great, and fits perfectly with Dan Rabbit's eGTK theme.
However, I have noticed one compatibility issue affecting at least two popular add-ons (and probably more). The userstyle and userscript editors within Stylish and Greasemonkey respectively no longer show up (making editing code, a vital function of these add-ons, nye impossible). I've contacted the developer of Stylish and he was kind enough to inform me that the issues (affecting several other themes also) may relate to an update to Orion (Firefox's syntax highlighting editor). It'd be nice if this incompatibility, which no doubt affects other add-ons also, could be fixed in the next release. For now, I have little choice but to switch back to the default theme whenever writing or editing userstyles/scripts.
Doesn't seem to work under linux. Switching back to EasyAccentThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1).
A brilliant add-on which provides some much needed improvements to the history drop-down (like, for example, a drop-down menu rather than a sidebar pane) and customisation options for the firefox menu. Also, the ability to get rid of those god awful drop-markers (which become redundant once you've been using the browser for more than 10 seconds and thus know which buttons open drop-down menus and which don't).
One little snag. It's not compatable with the Firefox Share add-on. This may be an issue with the Firefox Share add-on though, as it is only an alpha release.
I nice improvement on F1, although unlike F1, Firefox Share appears to have issues with the Personal Menu extension. When both are enabled, the Firefox Share icon (within the awesome bar) doesn't display. Which of course makes Firefox Share useless. It's a shame, because Personal Menu provides a much more functional history drop-down cf. the default history sidebar pane. I'll have to disable Firefox Share until this conflict is resolved. Where can I report this as a bug? Is mentioning it here sufficient?
An excellent little add-on that makes the address book behave as one would expect of a tabbed Thunderbird (this should be the default behaviour).
It would be even better if it used the default address book icon and/or placed the button in the mode toolbar (alongside the calendar and tasks buttons added by lightning).
One note. I have identified a minor incompatibility (more of a quirk really) between this add-on and the hide menubar add-on. Hovering over the main window menubar brings up a menubar for both the main window and the address book tab (it looks a little odd, although it could be useful).
Any chance of this being updated for Thunderbird v5.0 and perhaps having the address book open in its own tab (rather than a separate window; massive oversight on the part of the Thunderbird developers that!).
I can confirm that bit.ly no longer appears to function with UrlbarExt. I suspect it may have something to do with bit.ly having moved their api from http://bit.ly/api (I don't know where they've moved it).
Is there any chance of an update to restore bit.ly functionality and perhaps add it's sister site j.mp? It would also be good to have the option to able to use my own username and APIKey with them.
It doesn't appear to work with Firefox 4.0b11 under Linux, at least not with Twitter. I've reported this apparent incompatibility along with a list of installed add-ons via the Add-on Compatibility Reporter.
(I gave 3 stars as it appears to work for others, and I couldn't bring myself to give 1 star for incompatibility with beta software under a minority platform)
This is a great little add-on. Frankly I'm amazed that it has taken this long for the developers of Firefox (4.0) to implement a bookmarks drop-menu, and yet they still haven't realised the utility of a history/session drop-menu (crazy!). That we'll (probably) need an add-on for a history drop-menu in Firefox 4.0 is a little disgraceful really. That being said I'm very pleased that someone has taken the time to develop this, thank you Geoff Lankow!
One word to the wise though, it doesn't appear to be compatible with some themes (e.g. Strata RELOADED) as it appears to display half of two icons (forward and stop in the case of Strata RELOADED). Another oddity is that the history drop-menu isn't implemented as a separate toolbar button, but rather is tacked onto the existing bookmarks drop-menu to create a joint history/bookmarks widget. I'd prefer a separate button myself, for consistencies sake as much as anything else.