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|User since||December 3, 2007|
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Reading the reviews, it seems like this add-on has a common problem that, when Firefox changes its UI, this add-on can break the updated UI, until the add-on's updated for the new version.
At the moment (FF29.1) I cannot see any of my menu items with this add-on enabled, since it hides the menu, and yet does not show it in the titlebar. This may well be something I'm doing wrong, but until I figure it out, I can't use this add-on. Which is a shame: 29.1 really needs it.
To disable the add-on if you are affected by this, since the missing menu means you can't get to the tools->addons, you will need to go to the URL "about:addons".
For me, merely refreshing a page, or closing it and reloading, loads entirely the wrong page. Rather than preserve the histories of tabs, it breaks them even worse than they were.
Hopefully, it will be fixed, or someone else will make another.
I have long wished for this exact add-on. It is the perfect companion to the "HTTPS Everywhere" add-on.
Obviously, with governments having access to CA root keys, and to the machines in the data centers themselves, this really doesn't guarantee any security. But it adds another layer of security against hackers and other casual snoops. It protects you a little on open wifi. It moves you from being the lowest-hanging-fruit.
Pros: it ensures that as much as possible of your browsing experience is encrypted: any site which supports it, will be encrypted, if you accept.
Cons: just as it warns, the first request to a new website must be made in cleartext. Also, some websites don't mirror the entire site across to HTTPS, or have not tested their site works correctly this way. So you may get warnings about things like mixed HTTPS and HTTP objects on the same page, things like that. But it is not this add-on's fault if sites have poor HTTPS support.
I've never understood why the teensy menu bar should not share real estate with the title bar. I searched, and found this add-on. If you already have your menu bar shown (by default it's off, I think), then you'll need to hide the menu bar for this add-on to show its own menus: view->menus->menu bar. This add-on replaces the title in the titlebar with the menus, but the title can be added back: right-click, customize, drag "Titlebar Text" to toolbar, and restart firefox so that the text will update when changing tabs. I also added the address field and the search field up there too! :D As others have noted, for versions of FF below the very latest, you will need use earlier versions, eg FF22 requires version 1.0.20121204 from:https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/personal-titlebar/versions/This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.20130518).
I was hoping this would be a suitable replacement for the excellent but no-longer-maintained "/find bar/" extension. However, the regular expressions in this engine are broken. Metacharacters like \b are ignored: "\bcell\b" matches "Excellent". Searching for "news.*" on a Google results page finds 0 matches, but searching for "news" finds many. Searches are done within the main browser thread and there is no way to stop them, so typing, say, "\w+" while you have "highlight all" on will lock up the browser for a very long time while it highlights every word, and you can't do anything but wait or kill the process. I do like the idea of the dictionary, and it may well be an excellent tool for Japanese/Korean/Chinese, but the broken regex engine makes it very sub-par for other languages.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.11.16).