Fonebone

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Developer Information
Name Fonebone
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

NewsBar

Worthless Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Cant change preferences on Firefox v14.0.1

Can't close preferences window without having to crash the browser.

Worthless

Noia Fox

Thank You Very Much Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This new version of Noia will work fine for my uses and ease my upgrade to FF4 on many machines. It livens up the icons without using the overbearing Personas that Mozilla seems to want to use. I really wondered if there would be a version for FF4 due to the rancor between the previous developer and Mozilla. Seems there was some sort of security issues and the developer complained bitterly and uselessly about having to curtail settings adjustments or some other issue that nobody really understood or cared about. So far this version has worked fine on WinXP, Vista, MacOS 10.6, Ubuntu 10, and even with the TenFourFoxG3 browser for an old Mac PPC Laptop that can't run Mozilla's FF4.

Shades of the Microsoft Ribbon mess - Now, when I set the tabs back to where they've been for 5 years, and the Home, Stop, Refresh buttons to their usual locations, and turn the Add-on Bar back on, I can just work with the faster code that Mozilla touts, without getting distracted by their arbitrary changes.

You've made my day :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0). 

Noia 2.0 (eXtreme)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I install FireFox to clients computers a couple of times a week. I have been installing Noia with each install for years and some of my clients don't have any idea that FireFox's icons are so sparse. They are now getting the Brushed Metal - XP Personna as it's one of the few that isn't just distracting garbage background noise.

I don't need any transparency or glass effects and would turn on the option with every installation I do. Most of my clients are adults and just want a pleasant interface.

I will not be doing wholesale adjustments to a theme by editing a .css file. If this is the end answer for Noia in future versions of FireFox, then so be it. FireFox is not supposed to be difficult to modify.

Before this latest release of FireFox 3.6 I would have rated the theme with 5 stars, but it appears to be useless for me now.

Sorry to see it go, but FireFox offers too many other advantages as a browser to hang on to the past.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.74). 

Fast Search by Surf Canyon

Good Idea, but lose site ratings Rated 3 out of 5 stars

My clients are being helped by McAfee SiteAdvisor with indicators in their searches that tell them how a site has been rated by thousands of other users. Some users can use AVG with similar rating indicators.

This assistant doesn't do any of the work to help rate a site for malwares. The results can and do show sites that known spammers or distribute spywares or other junk.

Thanks for the effort, but I'm finally getting my clients to think about security first and then get their "screensavers".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1).