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Name Michel
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Provider for Google Calendar

Great add-on! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension. I use it to synchronize 8 calendars on two different Google accounts. However I have experienced one issue recently. On one Google account, I have added a read-only calendar and used a Google function which is to add a default alarm to all these events. With that, all events on this read-only calendar have a 3-hour alarm.
Both on Google Calendar itself and on my phone (using Business Agenda on Android), I can dismiss those alarms without problems. However, on Thunderbird, I can't. Is there a solution?
Right now, I made a work-around: I imported twice the same calendar in Google and have set alarms on only one of these. I use the one with alarms on my phone and the one without on Thunderbird. Not the most elegant solution.

BTW, I have Thunderbird 53B1 with integrated Lightning on Windows and Provider... v. 3.3.

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Provider for Google Calendar

Problems with current version Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It worked well until you reached 1.0.1.
I upgraded from 0.32 straight to 1.01 then to 1.02. With 1.01, I *think* I had lost a few old appointments, but it worked generally OK. Then this morning, with 1.02, I couldn't see any appointments in my main calendar. I newer appointment I added afterwards was OK, though. Interestingly, my second calendar was working perfectly.

It looks as if (for the main agenda), it was following the same fetching patterns that I see on my phone: only the latest changes are fetched to save on communication charges.

I decided to unsubscribe and re-subscribe to my main agenda as if it were a new one.
I click on "Suscribe to... Google Agenda"; then I click to "Next"; then I see the window "Select the agenda"
But that window is blank: no content whatsoever in it, so I can't go any further.

Anyway, I removed the latest versions, went back to Lightning 3.3 / Google Provider 0.32 and I'm back in business.

System info: Thunderbird 31.2.0 / Lightning 3.3 / Google Provider 0.32; all in French
Windows 7 Professional 64bits French
Google account (and therefore Google Calendar) in French.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Classic Theme Restorer (Fx29-56)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just installed the latest beta (1.2.0ß11) and it's great! Compared to ß7 or ß8, you added a couple of the functions that helped restore completely the look and usefulness of Firefox.

One trick I noticed after installing on a second computer: on the first one, I had installed ß7 or ß8 and did not get small icons. And I didn't get them either when I upgraded to ß11. I actually discovered them through a new install on another computer. My solution was to completely remove the classic theme restorer, restart the browser and reinstalled the latest beta. So if others have this problem, it might be good to post a warning: "remove previous beta versions before you install the latest."

After that, it worked beautifully.

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Classic Theme Restorer (Fx29-56)

Very nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice and most useful. I have installed 1.2.0beta3, and I would suggest a couple of improvements :

– Small icons (use #nav-bar[iconsize='small']) doesn't quite work as I expected. It should use the small arrows and create a smaller navigation bar, because I currently see about 4px of light background space above and below the white address field. Ideally, icons to the right should be closer, just like they were in the previous version.
– Is it possible to decrease the height of tabs? Both Australis-like and non-Australis-like tabs are fairly high. Cutting them by a few pixels would help save some space.

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


Great – with a very minor problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension, and with current version of browser and extension, I like the fact it respects fairly well the presentation of the original page.

I am using it on Windows 7 French with Firefox 27 French, typically asking for translations to English (Google usually does a better job than if I ask for translations to French). I see a very minor problem with the dialog box that appears. It says (all in French):

Traduire la page
Du : auto-détection
En : anglais

( ) Le faire

Annuler Traduire.

The top is OK, although I would prefer to replace "En" by "Vers" (litterally "toward" or "to"). But the problem comes with the checkmark and its description "Le faire automatiquement" (do it automatically). That description takes two lines and is double-spaced, with the result that the lower third of the buttons are chopped off by the dialog box.

Would it be possible to either:
– widen the translation box so "Le faire automatiquement (do it automatically)" would appear on one line, or
– increase the height of the translation box so buttons are not cut.


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Interesting and Useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many useful things, notably the display of EXIF data and reverse find of images.

One little bug I have: I keep update notices at off and update manually once in a while. When I do, it always insists that "there is an update available for PictuTools", even though I have the latest version. Obviously, when I click on the button, no update happens... and the flag isn't reset so I still get the same warning message.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1-signed). 

FindBar Tweak

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Interesting little extension. The default configuration brings mostly what I like about the Find box. To me, one of the most interesting feature is the fact ctrl-F toggles the bar on and off.One question, thought about the General Options. In the Findbar Mode block, the selection is on the first bullet (Use Quick Findbar when I start typing for text), which is greyed out. Hence if I select another option (ex.: Always use normal Findbar), then I can't come back to the first bullet. Is this normal?

BTW, I use Firefox 23 (and Palemoon 19.2) in French on Windows 7 64bit French, and v.1.3 of this extension

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Absolument pas essentiel, mais néanmoins fantastique, car il s'avère utile dans les sites où la boîte de recherche est toute petite ou difficile à trouver. La seule toute petite amélioration que j'aimerais c'est de pouvoir redimensionner la boîte de dialogue, soit dans une préférence chrome, soit idéalement à la volée comme pour la boîte de recherche de Firefox.

In a nutshell (for non-French-speaking users): not essential, but wonderful addition to my URL bar.

Hide Caption Titlebar Plus ⁴

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What I find most interesting about this extension is its "customizability". My own preferences and additional customizations, as well as experience with your version for Thunderbird would suggest the following options:
1. Display title in title bar the traditional way while still using the Firefox orange button (I do that with userChrome, so I have small tabs and still see the full title.
2 Display full menus under the Firefox button, just like you did under the Thunderbird button.
3. Luxury would be to have a few colour options just like the Thunderbird button has.

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Video DownloadHelper

Video DownloadHelper adds redirection notice on Youtube (V.4.9.10 to 4.9.12b2) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a great extension, but for the last 3 weeks, it suffers from one problem. When the extension is loaded, Youtube adds a redirection notice when one clicks on a link. I use the current version of FF (16.0.2) on Windows 7 (French). I can't say for sure, but I don't think the problem started specifically when FF 16 arrived, but rather when Youtube "upgraded" yet again its interface.

Steps to reproduce the bug:

1. Install Firefox (current version, 16.0.2) and the current version of Video DownloadHelper (4.9.11).

2. Load a Youtube page such as this one

3. Click on the link that appears in the video description.
The link is listed as https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel and "usually" shows like this in the status bar, until you click on it. Then it becomes http://www.youtube.com/redirect...

4. You will land on a page with a brown bar and a "Redirection Notice" warning you that you will be sent elsewhere and giving you the choice to do that or return to Youtube's welcome page.

5. Click on the link and you'll finally land there.

Now, remove or de-activate the Video DownloadHelper extension and do the same. You'll go straight from step 3 (clicking on a link) to step 5.
A quick glance at the process let me think that the redirection page is loaded for a 1/10 second and that it loads the page one wants.


P.S. I tried to leave the comment on the forum, but it seems to be off-the-hook since July.

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