spiralofhope

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Name spiralofhope
User since April 5, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

FeatureFix

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work at all for me. =(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4). 

Double Click Closes Tab

Does its job well. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use it to disable double-click tab closing.

Does not work with Tab Utilities Lite.

[edit - since there's no threaded discussion]

Perhaps it's a third addon that's conflicting? I ended up just disabling Tab Utilities Lite. =)

Taboo

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The alternative for me is Scrapbook

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

TidyRead

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Needs scrapbook compatibility.

Vacuum Places Improved

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

PLEASE remove that damned popup every time I start Firefox. It's annoying as hell.

I do want to run it automatically, but I don't need to be reminded. Ever.

Profile Manager and Synchronizer

Doesn't work Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not working for FF 4.0b11.

Over-complex for what I need - simple profile switching.

Strangely, it seems that this addon took the code from another addon:
nic-nac-project dot org/~kaosmos/profileswitcher-en.html
That addon still works as expected.

When trying to switch to another profile, I get:

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0xc1f30001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED) [nsIProcess.run]" nsresult: "0xc1f30001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://profilemanager/content/pmOverlay.js :: pm_runProfile :: line 307" data: no]

This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

Profile Manager and Synchronizer

Doesn't work Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not working for FF 4.0b11.

Over-complex for what I need - simple profile switching.

Strangely, it seems that this addon took the code from another addon:
nic-nac-project.org/~kaosmos/profileswitcher-en.html
That addon still works as expected.

When trying to switch to another profile, I get:

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0xc1f30001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED) [nsIProcess.run]" nsresult: "0xc1f30001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://profilemanager/content/pmOverlay.js :: pm_runProfile :: line 307" data: no]

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Profile Manager and Synchronizer

Doesn't work Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not working for FF 4.0b11.

Over-complex for what I need - simple profile switching.

Strangely, it seems that this addon took the code from another addon:
https://nic-nac-project.org/~kaosmos/profileswitcher-en.html
That addon still works as expected.

When trying to switch to another profile, I get:

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0xc1f30001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED) [nsIProcess.run]" nsresult: "0xc1f30001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://profilemanager/content/pmOverlay.js :: pm_runProfile :: line 307" data: no]

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Profile Manager and Synchronizer

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not working for FF 4.0b11.

Over-complex for what I need - simple profile switching.

Strangely, it seems that this addon took the code from another addon:
https://nic-nac-project.org/~kaosmos/profileswitcher-en.html
That addon still works as expected.

When trying to switch to another profile, I get:

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0xc1f30001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED) [nsIProcess.run]" nsresult: "0xc1f30001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://profilemanager/content/pmOverlay.js :: pm_runProfile :: line 307" data: no]

Linkification

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic!

ScrapBook Plus

Needs annotations! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Please fix annotations for FF 3. =(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.17.31). 

Hide Menubar

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Q1: I have installed HideMenubar 3.6, and restarted Firefox, but menubar is still there, it seems not working?
Ans: Right-click on menubar -> Uncheck the "Menu Bar".
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When I right-click the menu bar, there is no item called "Menu Bar".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.6.20100512). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@verpleegster -

Are you retarded? Any add-on can be disabled. Every feature in this one can be individually disabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.11). 

Trailfire

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Abandoned. The version on their main website is older than this one here. Also, their website appears to have been taken over by spammers.

This is just a remake of that old ICQ thing. Very cool idea.. but somehow didn't catch on. Too bad.

Hide Menubar

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't actually work.

Using the NASA Night Launch theme, if that matters.

Otherwise I'm doing nothing special with that area. I moved the location bar up to the menu, but I moved it out and re-tested and can confirm that this addon doesn't do anything.

Perhaps it's because I've remapped accesskeys to use alt?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.6.20100218). 

Searchbar Autosizer

works, but needs more Rated 3 out of 5 stars

While this works, it has two major issues.

1) If I move my location bar up to my menu, and I move the search button to its right, and the search was configured to just be an expanding button, then using it will first hop the search field down to the regular toolbar row and then start expanding as I type. If I make an additional toolbar and place the search area on the original toolbar, then the "hop" goes down to my newly-created search area.

2) I need to be able to press escape to clear the field and return the cursor focus back to where I was on the page. Right now it's annoying to need to delete all the content to re-hide the text field.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.5). 

Searchbar Autosizer

works, but needs more Rated 3 out of 5 stars

While this works, it has two major issues.

1) If I move my location bar up to my menu, and I move the search button to its right, and the search was configured to just be an expanding button, then using it will first hop the search field down to the regular toolbar row and then start expanding as I type. If I make an additional toolbar and place the search area on the original toolbar, then the "hop" goes down to my newly-created search area.

2) I need to be able to press escape to clear the field and return the cursor focus back to where I was on the page. Right now it's annoying to need to delete all the content to re-hide the text field.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.5). 

RDown - Rapidshare Downloader

Works perfectly for silent downloads Rated 5 out of 5 stars

FANTASTIC extension, and the only solution I've found to "silently" download Rapidshare files in bulk without a premium account and fancy tools. I won't use Skipscreen for Rapidshare anymore.

I would love support for other skipscreen-like bulk downloading, including both a regular download queue and stuff like YouTube videos.

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Feature requests:
- It does currently remember the list between sessions. However, if Firefox is killed for any reason the list will be reverted to its previous state. To solve this, save the list after each user edit.
- Remember the window position and size.
- When processing an item, keep that URL as selectable for copying. Just ignore any user changes (reset it to what's being processed when any keystroke is detected)
- Add another text area. When items pass through the queue, deposit them in the new "completed" field. Currently the file is totally forgotten and the user needs to use a text file to remember all the filenames. This feature is important for files which (for whatever reason) fail to download. For example, RDown does not gracefully handle when Rapidshare servers are offline.

Taboo

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic extension.

I wish this could also download a copy of the page for future reference. I need to be able to snapshot pages and return to them for much later use. Pages often go missing.

I've been using Zotero but it's like doing needlework with a harpoon.

Multi Links

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

DO NOT USE versions prior to this review, 2010-05-07 and only after this bug has been fixed by a new release.

I can reproduce a horrifying slowdown bug caused by this extension, and only by this extension.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Disable all addons except this one
2) Visit any extremely large page with mixed text, pictures and images. This issue is most visible the larger the tab's content is.
3) Open a link in a new tab, in the background. For example, middle-click a thumbnail.
4) Try to scroll up and down while the tab is loading in the background.

What is seen is a horribly sticky scroll with delays of over 5 seconds. Presumably a faster computer would reduce this speed limit.

Reproduced on a 2Ghz single-core, with my CPU usage spiking to 100%.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100305 Unity/1.9.2-0.1 (2010) Firefox/3.6.3

Another addon which accomplishes this same thing is Snap Links Plus:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/116390

It has been tested and works without the above issue.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.0.17).