Dan Leigh

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Name Dan Leigh
User since February 11, 2009
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My Reviews

Qute Classic

A clear favorite Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Family members find this theme comfortably familiar and easy to comprehend.

The "Open a New Tab" button will not be in Qute Classic to the right of the last tab, so you have to move it to the Navigation Bar from another theme. In that other theme, open the Customize Toolbar window, and the Open New Tab button will change to a "+" over at the far right. Drag that "+" to the Navigation Bar, close the Customize Toolbar window, enable Qute Classic and re-start. You will now have a colorful Open New Tab button in the Navigation Bar. (When changing themes the button will remain there until you reverse the procedure, dragging the "+" back to the far right of the Tabs Bar.)

Smart Stop/Reload

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After using the default combined Stop+Reload button for a time, it struck me as lost in the clutter at the end of the address bar, demoted in status, reduced in size, graphically bland, and hard to see.

So, I went back to using Smart Stop/Reload, simply by modifying the "max version" in the install.rdf file to 10.*.* and I am relieved to see the old button(s) back in all its former 3-D glory, restored to its rightful status, where it's easy to see and easy to use.

In an ideal world it would be nice if Smart Stop/Reload could be kept going, but if it not, then this little bodge is an easy way to extend its life for as long as it works, at least in the short term, if not forever.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Smart Stop/Reload

Restore the Default Set Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just noticed that after upgrading to FF10 my old laptop has stop/reload button functionality without the Smart Stop/Reload add-on. Hmm-m.

Upgrading FireFox on my PC to version 10, having had Smart Stop/Reload installed in the previous version, left me with both Stop and Reload buttons intact in the new version. So, I modified and installed Smart Stop/Reload in this latest version of Firefox. But after seeing that it wasn't needed in the laptop I uninstalled it (on my PC) and tried restoring the toolbar buttons to the Default Set in Customize Toolbar. This worked, and gave Smart functionality to the Stop and Reload buttons without the need for the add-on.

In the past successive upgrades with Smart Stop/Reload installed had always left me with both Stop and Reload buttons and the consequent need to update Smart stop/Reload again. It hadn't occurred to me to try restoring the default set until now. (What a plonker. It's still a 5-star idea, though.)

This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Smart Stop/Reload

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this one; it's so simple. "Opera" does the same thing as standard, by the way. Smart Stop/Reload stopped working for me in FF10, and with the ubuntuone link now dead, I saved the.xpi file (smart_stop_reload-1.2-fx.xpi), opened it in 7zip, edited "install.rdf" - changed maxversion from 3 to 11 - saved it, let 7zip replace the archived version, dragged the modified .xpi file into Firefox's Add-ons, and re-started.
Some browser themes don't put the two buttons back in the Navigation Bar, and they may need to be added manually.
Without Smart Stop/Reload, I do not have this functionality in my particular themes. This works for me.

Web of Trust - WOT

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The problem with Web Of Trust is it can't be trusted. It marked a perfectly legitimate and responsible British appliance spares site (used by my son-in-law) with a red dot, and when I checked, the red dot was meant for a Taiwanese site: a scammer, spammer, PayPal phisher, and child-protection violator, with a completely different gobbledegook URL. This is worse than unfair. A false sense of security is one thing, but mis-labelling honest vendors is unpardonable.
Uninstall it and look at your user.prefs. You'll find 4 pages of weboftrust entries left behind.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20081111). 

QuickPageZoom

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Extremely useful yet simplicity itself. Great for when I take my glasses off, or when the default text is just too small for my monitor's native resolution. Muchas gracias.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

Tab Saver!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Normally I keep Tools\Options\Main...Startup set to show a blank page. But, every once in a while, I forget to reset it to show my windows and tabs from last time when I'm testing new extension or theme.
I'm not interested in complications or pages and pages of feature bloat; I don't want to have to decide in advance how many tabs I want restored - I just want them all.
This extension does just that and no more - and no less. It works flawlessly in Firefox 3.0.6. It's in the Tools menu, or the right-click menu and that's all there is to it. It's a perfect add-on precisely because it's so simple, focused on just one job, and doing it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2).