bugblatter

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Name bugblatter
User since March 5, 2007
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AutoCopy

Careful - This addon was spyware at some point Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had been using this addon for many years as it was very useful. It hadn't been updated in a long time, but it still worked. At some point, it was taken over from the original author and modified to send back the urls of websites I had visited (spyware). Firefox automatically updated my copy to this new version, and I never noticed for months. I came upon a few negative reviews here by accident and decided to look at the code to investigate. It was there unfortunately, and I found a url it had saved as well. I promptly uninstalled it from both Firefox and Thunderbird. Who knows what they did with that data? There are newer versions now which may have 'fixed' this, but I don't want to try them - why bother when trust is gone?

I googled around, and it seems like this is a thing, where a company takes over old or abandoned extensions and adds spyware. The update happened silently, months ago, so I had no chance to review it. Apparently it passed the Mozilla review process as well. I checked every other extension I have installed (time-consuming) and turned off auto-updates for them except the ones I absolutely trust. Now I don't trust anything on this site 100% by default.

All I can suggest is this. Try to review all of your installed extensions (eg, check user reviews here) regularly. Consider turning off auto-update for them and update them manually when you need to (after checking them out). Watch in particular extensions that haven't been updated in a long time by the original author (say over a year), since they might be taken over in the future.

Also: Check out this article. I won't include the url, but google for this: "How companies take advantage of Mozilla’s Addon repository" by Martin Brinkmann, at ghacks.net. It talks about Autocopy specifically.

Addons Manager Hilite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice feature! This had been bothering me for a while. The regular Addons Manager UI is so simplistic, it's hard to use, especially if you have to deal with it frequently. This is a good time-saver.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0). 

bug506507(Preserve the order of bookmarks)

Thanks again Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just noticed your comment on bugz and found this. Thanks again Alice for fixing one of my bugs. (Tested on ff7.0b2)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

Stay-Open Menu

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sometimes when you run into a problem like this, you come up with a lot of workarounds or just put up with it. This can go on for (years) before you realize someone else might have the same problem and even a solution. Doh! Thanks for all your work on this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.9). 

BetterPrivacy

TV Guide problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for this extension which takes care of a major privacy hole in firefox. I used to just manually delete the horde of files in the flash directory every once in a while.

A couple of notes:
1. If you enable the 'Disable DOMStorage' feature, it will break the listings grid at the TV Guide site (www.tvguide.com) so that you cannot change the date or time of the listings. I imagine it might break some other sites as well, so try disabling it if you have a weird problem. Took me a while to figure this one out.
2. If you enable the feature to delete the default flash cookie, you will also lose the flash global settings stored there (camera, microphone, storage). It would be nice if BP could modify the file instead of deleting it to remove just the site-specific stuff while preserving the global settings, though I'm not sure if that's possible.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

CustomizeGoogle

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Bad code - Please ignore my previous post on fixes - sorry about that. For some reason, the special chars in the code got chewed up by this site. I re-posted it at google groups - http://groups.google.com/group/CustomizeGoogle/browse_thread/thread/d18fa8a191b5cfba

CustomizeGoogle

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Some fixes: For firefox 3.5.1, here is what worked for me (if you're comfortable with manually editing the javascript.js file; see Phoglenix's 6/17/09 post for help):

* To fix direct image links:
Step 1. Go to (about) line 31 and replace the "var googFonts..." line with this one line (credit to Chris000001 on Google Groups):
var googFonts = selectAllNodes(document, document.body, "//div[@id='ImgContent']/table/tbody/tr/td[starts-with(@id, 'tDataText')]/div/div/cite");

Step 2. Go to (about) line 42 and replace the "var urlmatch..." line with this oen line (see Phoglenix's 6/17/09 post for credit):
var urlmatch = googLinks[x].href.match(/\&imgrefurl\=(.*?)\&usg=/);

* To fix streaming of search result pages when logged on to Google (already works when logged off):
(credit to floatingdays and kadusa - see floatingdays' 5/14/09 post for help)
1. Change -all- occurences of the string (use search&replace):
//li[@class='g']
to:
//li[@class='g' or @class='g w0']

CustomizeGoogle

removed Rated 4 out of 5 stars

removed

Old Add Bookmark Behavior

This too? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks alice, I needed exactly this; I think we are of the same mind. This was driving me crazy, and I at least was going to file a bug on it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4). 

Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar

One more thing Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I forgot to mention in my previous review: This will work with the auto-hide chrome, for people who have a lot of rows and want to save screen real estate. If it flashes really big for a moment when you mouseover, then you're using the wrong auto-hide chrome (like I was) - see the support forum.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar

Essential, it works Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Need this for FF3 if you want more than one row for your bookmarks toolbar. The previous chrome that did this for ff2 does not work anymore, and I tried 3 different versions of new chrome that had various problems (broken drag-n-drop, fixed-pixel height). Even the ff2 chrome had a weird problem where your multiple rows would sometimes collapse into one if any particular row was long enough; it seemed to be around the point where wrapping was needed, and I had to adjust the length by renaming some bookmarks longer or shorter - a pain. Anyway, this extension does not seem to have the same problem - thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

Show Parent Folder

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like this as much as Go Parent Folder, the drop-in replacement for Locate in Bookmarks Folder for FF3. It's nice to see at a glance where all the bookmarks in your search result are located, without having to jump to each one. Thanks for this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Go Parent Folder

Works on FF3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good to see this already out before FF3's official release. Perfect replacement for Locate in Bookmarks Folder that only worked for FF2 (seems to be dead). The author's separate Show Parent Folder extension is also a neat feature (combine into this extension?)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4). 

Locate in Bookmark Folders

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not updated for FF3; just bumping maxVersion up will not work. The previously mentioned "Go Parent Folder" works fine. Try out "Show Parent Folder" as well.

Cycle Input Focus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for exactly this feature and found it. It's often a pain to get to a login prompt with only the keyboard by just using Tab since there could be a lot links in between. Thanks for sharing this. It seems to work with FF3 for me, though I noticed maxVersion hasn't been bumped yet. Easy enough to do myself if I need to.