JohnB

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Name JohnB
User since March 5, 2007
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latest v4.0 has context menu bug with FF28 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There's a bug in the latest v4.0 (I'm using FF28) whereby the context menu item will randomly disappear, and I have to restart Firefox to get it back. I reverted to the previous v3.2.4 from 2010, and all is well again.

Been using this extension since 2007, and it's always worked great. So I'm giving it 5 stars, despite this newly-introduced bug. ;-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0). 

Zoom Buttons

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works well - just what I was looking for. One bug I found: clicking on "Options" for this extension crashes Firefox (26.0) on my system.

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

Download YouTube Videos + Flash Video Downloader / Download-Helper

no thanks... Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Too many other useless "features" that I don't need or want (Bing, Facebook, Stumble, screenshot, translate, etc.) . Worse yet, it seems to have lots of mysterious background processes going on, which slows Firefox to a crawl. Yuck - uninstalled it straight away.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0). 

Page Zoom Button

Brilliant! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Makes Firefox's Zoom feature so much more useable. For me, this is a must-have extension.

I do agree with brawd's comment: having an option to reverse the scroll function would be nice (scroll down = zoom in).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.5). 

ReloadEvery

SmartLinks removed! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for finally removing the dreaded SmartLinks. I won't hold it against the developer - we've all made mistakes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.3). 

NewTabURL

nice idea, serious bug Rated 2 out of 5 stars

(using FF 3.6.12)

Unfortunately, this extension has a pretty serious bug that's a deal-breaker for me. If I center-click on several (Bookmarks Toolbar) links in quick succession, some of them open as the "new tab" URL instead of the desired link. This bug has been mentioned in other reviews for quite some time, and evidently it has never been fixed.

For now, I guess I can use the New Tab Homepage extension instead. Too bad...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.0). 

deskCut

workaound for "unable to save prefs" Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I managed to get around the "unable to save prefs" bug by going to about:config and *manually* setting the prefs as needed. For example, if you want DeskCut to always prompt you for the shortcut name and save it to your Desktop, do this:

1) Set "extensions.deskcut.nameScheme" to "ASK"

2) Set "extensions.deskcut.deskPath" to "C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Desktop"

Worked for me.

JohnB

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.0.2). 

Element Properties

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for this extension. I don't understand why they did away with the Properties context menu item in recent versions of Firefox. In any case, I've got it back now!

JohnB

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6). 

Element Properties

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for this extension. I don't understand why they did away with the Properties context menu item in recent versions of Firefox. In any case, I've got it back now!

JohnB

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6). 

Session Manager

Fantastic extension! One feature request... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension is extremely useful and very well-written. The author is constantly updating and refining it.

One feature request for Windows: the ability to save a session as a shortcut (to the Desktop or wherever).

Thanks again for making this terrific extension available!

JohnB

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4.4). 

Email This!

Excellent! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really needed this extension. I use another extension, Webmail Compose, to work around the MailTo problems associated with the "new" Yahoo Mail Classic. Unfortunately, Webmail Compose somehow breaks the Send Link functionality in FF3.

Email This gives me back that functionality - thank you!

I initially had problems with the URL - the suggested format didn't work for me - I'm using the new Yahoo Classic on the us.mc302 server. I used "compose.mail.yahoo.com/" and that works great. Maybe this info will be helpful to other users.

A couple other minor issues specific to Yahoo Mail:

1) It would be great if this extension could insert the links, etc ABOVE my signature instead of below it.

2) It would be great if the links could be formated as LINKS instead of plain text.

Of course, I realize these are both problems with Yahoo Mail itself, not Email This. But perhaps the extension developer could implement workarounds for these in his code.

Thaks again for a very useful extension.

JohnB

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.3). 

Favicon Picker 3

method for changing Bookmark folder icons... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

finny08,

If you are thinking about adding the ability to modify Bookmark folder icons, here is the method for doing that by manually editing your userchrome file. Maybe this will be helpful to you.

best,
JohnB

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.2). 

Favicon Picker 3

another good improvement... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for adding the Options dialog - it looks like those 2 checkboxes allow you to set browser.chrome.favicons and browser.chrome.site_icons to either true or false.

I'll repeat my feature request from my previous post: how about being able to change the icon for Bookmark *folders" as well?

Thanks again for a nice extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.2). 

Favicon Picker 3

works great now! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for making the fix, finny08. Now it works like a charm with blank icons.

One request for a future version: the ability to change the icons for Bookmark *folders* as well.

Great extension!

JohnB

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.1).