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|User since||July 30, 2010|
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I have just found this addon and using it for just mere 5 minutes however, I believe I am going to use it for the rest of my PhD. So I think it is to-the-point and does what it advertises.
One thing I have immediately noticed though, it is hard to change color especially if you want to highlight text depending on their context (e.g., good-green, bad-red, etc.) you need to constantly open a menu, select the color, press the confirmation button. This could have been done with a sub-menu in the right-click-dropdown-context-menu (I am not sure if there is a technical limitation or not?). However if it is doable then the highlighting can be done in just one click instead of three clicks and lots of cursor moves. Also, it would have been nice if there is a option in the search screen to include url addresses in the search or not.
Although it is a simple yet perfect idea, the execution of the idea is somewhat flawed.
The most important issue is that from time to time APOD uploads really huge pictures (which is awesome) but linking those huge images without any modification is really problematic. Although I have a relatively new computer and am using the latest version of Firefox, with those huge pictures on the background it is really slow to open a new tab.
Another problem is (again) from time to time APOD uploads pictures which have weird aspect ratios, since this add-on does not have a border around the background image (and only considers the widths of the image and the firefox window), then those pictures with the weird aspect ratio become zoomed to the point that nothing is recognizable. Instead of this current approach, (at least with an option) one could consider the heights and the widths of the image and the firefox window at the same time.
Other than these annoyances, it is a lovely add-on.
However the item in the Firefox main menu is a bit overkill. Once we set the number of rows and columns to our preferences, we keep it like that after then. If you can move settings to the main option pop-up window of Firefox (I think it is not possible) then you should do that otherwise I think you can just delete that item from the menu because it just makes the menu crowd.
Though there should be an option to "Fit" the picture to the window size (Similar to "Center" option but you can see the whole image).
Right now, to see the whole image, one needs to change the width or height of the browser window until one finds the correct width/height ratio.
Also, if it is possible, the name of the photographer can be given at one of the corners. Because without the option above you cannot see the credits unless you do the procedure that I explained.
It's sad how little management seems to care for updating Groove Shredder.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.14.8).
@The Zen Archer Unfortunately, it's not working properly by this trick...
@Jeffrey Smith: Explained by TristanDee.
Working as stated with minor problems with some flash-based websites (e.g. grooveshak, facebook...) or youtube. The problem is when browsing/using these websites, the shape or boundary of the websites is constantly changing because of auto-hiding status bar and downloading? option of AHS. But, maybe the root of these problems is the website's itself (i don't know).
Yet, I know this for sure that, if we had the choice to fix different options for certain websites (e.g. a preset list of domains that AHS add-on will be in disabled mode in these websites and another domain list for the sites that you want to keep statusbar always hided etc....), that would be great.
Thanks for the add-on.
This idea is brilliant and it makes some processes easier but i think along with the time-based control there should be a key-based control (e.g. Ctrl, Shift ) for showing the panel.
Also, the list of supported websites is quite short. I don't know whether the add-on has to be website specific, but it would be great if it can support major picture websites like google, deviantart etc...
And I think you may heard of Hover Zoom of Chrome, and it's doing its job really good. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to advertise chrome or hover zoom, actually I don't use\like chrome. All I am trying to say is I think Thumbnail Zoom should get inspired by the hover zoom a little...
It gets 3.5~4 stars from me.
Changing color is must be an option, it's hard to do it by that creepy way...
I like this add-on in general but it has some shortcomings like:
- status bar hided right away after when you stop hovering link (I think there must be a delay option that we can adjust as we wish) Without this option it's hard to check links that ordered one under the other..
- floating status bar is just what i was searching for, but it doesn't have the option to modify it's background color, i want to make the floating status bar like chrome's bar (round cornered and with background color) (i used this description since it makes the process easier) and it would be nice if we can change the background color and sizes (width/height) of this part status bar part. You can say go and use chrome but i like FF but i didn't like floating status bar transparent because sometimes the links become impossible to read without background color.
Without these options it gets 3 star from me.