Fred

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Name Fred
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

ProCon Latte Content Filter

Looks promising! :-) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm taking things a little at a time with this filter to try to tailor things EXACTLY the way I want it (I haven't set a password yet and that's why I've only given it 4/5 so far). So far, I must say that I'm impressed with ProCon Latte, although it did block this page and Facebook, which, so far, are the only two sites I've had to add to the whitelist.

Overall, I'd say it looks quite promising, although I'm holding off for the time being to work with it a while before I give it 5/5. But I do like what I see so far.

Oh, since I'm running Linux (PC/OS, to be exact, which is based on Ubuntu), is there a way to install ProCon Latte system-wide?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.9.8x). 

Vista Nature

Not quite there yet... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not bad. There are, however, a couple of bugs that really need to be ironed out. I'm running Firefox 3.0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04, and I've noticed a couple of funny little quirks:

1) Whenever the back button goes from grayed-out to green, that toolbar (the one with the buttons, the URL, etc.) vertically widens just a little, and it's supposed to stay at the same height throughout.

2) Whenever I hover my mouse over the menubar items (File, Edit, View, etc.) or the menus that appear under them, the main menubar labels completely disappear. These need to be fixed, too.

Also, as a matter of personal preference, I would prefer to see the forward button be green, just like the back button, and also to see the original yellow "home" icon, too. But that's just me and my preferences. Other than that, I like it. Just those little bugaboos that need to be corrected, and I think you'll have yourself a first-class theme. :-)

1-ClickWeather

Neat extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1-Click Weather is far and away the best weather-related extension I have ever seen for Firefox. However, there's one way in which I think it could be better.

On severe weather alerts, I'd like to, instead of just a red triangle, see it spell out the highest-priority warning for your area in the status bar with it being all-caps on the really urgent statements to draw one's attention. Also, if possible, I'd like to see colored backgrounds on those messages as well, such as white on red for warnings, black on yellow for watches, and just printed out on all other statements.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7).