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Hoggy

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Name Hoggy
Occupation Disabled
User since May 16, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Font Contrast Fix

Wish for always on/off switching, but also mostly works with darkening addons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Even though this is said to be for dark text on light background, it also seems to work pretty well when using some addons for black/dark background with light text. Although it does have some problems/quirks.

When using the extensions "Night Mode Pro" or "Owl" (interchangeably on various websites, sometimes italicized/underlined text will turn black on the dark background.
For an example - when using "Night Mode Pro" on the following website: http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=121095.new#new

It would also be nice if the toolbar button acted as a permanent on/off switch, and/or was settable according to website domain, subdomain, or url. It can get annoying to always have to switch it on when going to a new website - or even the same website in a new/different tab.

Still very helpful though, when needed.. Even for my dark/black backgrounds.

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

Zoom Page WE

Very nice, but could use improvement Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This appears the be the only(?) most viable replacement for the NoSquint extension of Firefox past.

It would be nice if there was an option to only automatically do an auto-zoom if there are no previous 'Zoom Page WE' settings for that page/url/domain. (ETA: I just reread the instructions, and it says this option is already there.. I just don't think it's working properly here, sine I had to disable it because I think it was always applying it --- I'll try enabling it again, and notice if there is indeed a problem here. )

Though I do like that the built-in Fx zoom controls seem to affect the text only, after an auto (where the setting is 'full') has been applied. Don't know if this is intentional or not, but I like the fact that it seems to work that way here.

Also, regarding the options page: it's not drawn correctly here (namely the bottom buttons) if the minimum font size is set larger.. I had to lower that in order to see what the last checkbox was for.

However, I'm having a constant annoying problem in Fx Nightly (58.x) - where a yellow banner pops up, and says "Zoom Page WE" is slowing down your browser.. With options to temporarily disable it, stop it, or wait. The only workable solution to get past it and view the page properly is to select either 'temp disable' or 'stop it'.


Response for developer reply of 17-11-01:
Sorry for the late reply - I've been trying to gather any commonalities (unsuccessfully). It has largely calmed down for the moment, but seems to be more prevalent if 'autofit' is enabled. When it was happening a lot, I had few tabs being restored due to me just getting into nightly... But now I always have a lot of tabs (>30 tabs). Whether that means anything, I don't know.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.4). 

Happy Right-Click

Allow moving the icon to the toolbar... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

...Thereby allowing one to put it in the overflow menu. It's not needed all that often for me, so having it take up space in the URL bar all the time is a waste of real estate.

As a workaround, I may just end up disabling it until I come across a site where it's needed.

It would also be nice to have a 'whitelist' where one can have it always enabled on that domain, subdomain, or URL. And allow a user to directly edit that list via an Options page.
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Don't you just hate it when a website tells YOU that you can't right-click!?! Well, screw them! :)

Simple-Calculator

Doesn't allow numbers starting with a decimal point Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Don't know where else to put this.. But as the title states.

.. At least, I couldn't get that to work.

It would also be nice if the calculator could stay active when moving around pages/tabs... Or at least not automatically clear itself when closed.

Bookmarks Organizer

Seems to work, but do Duplicate check first Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As another reviewer was saying, things may work better if the dup check is done first.
If you check broken links first, it may hang.

ReminderFox

Plese update this for Fx 57+ (Nightly 58) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There's another Google calendar for web extensions, but it doesn't even come close to how nice THIS addon has been for many years.. Plus that other one feels almost like tease-ware.

In any case, thank you so much for creating this addon.. And I hope you're able to port it over.

Forecastfox (fix version)

Now sucks. Went back to 2.4.8, like many others Rated 3 out of 5 stars

3 stars is mainly because this used to be a 5-star addon. Now it is just slightly better than the rest. But at least in the new version, the icon couldn't even be moved out of the navigation bar - it remained stuck in 'More Tools'.. So I couldn't even see the basic weather info at a glance.

I like having several days in the addon bar, and being able to hover over one and get more info - ESPECIALLY for the RADAR!
I reverted back to 2.4.8 and turned of automatic updates.. Like more and more addons these days, due to Mozilla's bulls**t. The regular Firefox is barely even usable to me anymore, so I use Cyberfox instead and turn off addon compatibility checking.

I did note that the search was broken like the author said, but fortunately I had all the cities already in. Maybe the author can tell how to manually add them in about:config??

Way to go Mozilla! Continually screwing over all the addon developers again and again and again and again. It's no wonder why so many addons have become abandoned.

Edit after developer reply:
I know it's not you, sorry if I made it sound that way. If it helps, yours [3.4] was the only one I tried that formatted the popup correctly - and looked the nicest and neatest. Hopefully in newer versions you could at least allow the icon/text to be moved elsewhere (including a statusbar, for Firefox forks like Cyberfox).
I can only hope Cyberfox sticks with the older code line, at least as an option. I currently still enjoy having the statusbar, and being able to see multiple days in it, with popup info & radar. I forgot to check if v3.4 allowed popup radar, because that is extraordinarily important to me in a weather addon - as opposed to having to open up a webpage that may take a good while to load.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4). 

Free Memory Button

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Worked when 1st Installed, but not after restart. Going into 'customize' doesn't show a button either.

This is on CyberFox ([AMD] optimized Firefox variant). (BTW - switched from PaleMoon recently.)

It would also be great if this addon (when working) could do a restart (say, if right-clicked, or various options like that). Then I'd be able to get rid of Memory Fox, and reduce the number of extensions I use.

It's likely related to the same thing the PaleMoon guy was talking about, but I don't know the Browser info).

Tab Scope

Nice add-on, but immediately opens other tabs Rated 3 out of 5 stars

.. Which is not good if you're using TreeStyleTabs. It would be nice if there materializes an option of 'extra tabs delay' - so you could have the initial delay, as well as the secondary delay. Otherwise what can easily happen if you jerk the mouse too much, is that you end up loading ALL your tabs at once! Not Good.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.2.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Pop-up Controller

May be working Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've been getting fed up with pop-ups slipping through both the Fx blocker and adblock blocker... Even just regular site popups were coming through, like those annoying 'subscribe to our newsletter', blah blah...

I installed this along with "Strict pop up Blocker", so I don't know which is working yet.

Testing with webmd, the pop ups no longer show.

However, unlike stated "easily whitelist..", I completely fail to see how to whitelist.. no double-clicking icon, right-clicking icon, no options in extension page, not even a search via About:config. Absolutely NOTHING for whitelisting a single fricken thing!! WTF?!?!?

A Better Firefox Add-on Bar

Was a great add-on for gaining real estate, but stopped working. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As the title says, it was great for reclaiming some screen real-estate. But due to an unrelated issue where I had to reinstall my profile, it no longer wants to work on the latest Pale Moon variant of Firefox.
Hope this gets resolved soon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1-signed.1-signed). 

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Absolutely VITAL add-on! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'll say it again: Vital! I also use the add-on called TextAreaCache as a backup. I never worry about losing any typing any more (usually due to hitting the 'back' button on either of my mice).

The only thing I don't understand is why they have THIS version here, and a newer one on their site.. ??

Blue Fox Theme

VERY cool Theme! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've only started playing around with themes for the first time today, but so far this is one of the best themes!

There are only a few problems, mainly in some extension configurations, that are hard or impossible to read due to black text on black background. One of them I've notice is 'Lastpass' - for instance, the group box doesn't show - although you are able to use the selector and see what group you are selecting, it wont show in the box unless you highlight the text. Another is 'Session Manager' - for instance when you go to manually save a session, the area where you select which tabs will be included doesn't show the checkmarks next to the tabs to be included - unless you select a tab and then the checkmark will flash white. Fortunately these aren't major problems as I don't really use the session save feature to de-select tabs when saving, and I am able to work around the group box of Lastpass. There may very well be other problems like this with other extension configuration pages, and I remember having a couple others but can't remember which ones. However, this theme is SOOOO nice that it doesn't dissuade me from using it. Hopefully these issue will be ironed out in the future.

There is also another bonus which doesn't directly involve this theme, but... I have a problem between 2 extensions that is in a delicate balance to have one of them work properly. The problem is between the 'CoolPreviews' and 'Tree Style Tab' extensions.. Under certain circumstances, the CP ext. will cause TST to display the url in the tab instead of the title if I don't want to load all tabs upon startup (which I don't) - it can be a delicate balance as I say. However, when that problem crops up, all I would have to do to correct it would be to disable CoolPreviews. I do notice however that TST is listed as being preliminary reviewed by Mozilla, and I believe TST IS in beta - but it's too nice now that I've finally started to get used to it. (Seriously, *scrolling* to look for a tab!! I don't know how I put up with that now! ;-)
Well -- I've been noticing that many other themes will upset this delicate balance and TST is too nice on my widescreen monitors(2 laptops) to not use. This Blue Fox theme is one of the few that doesn't upset this balance! It also doesn't force all tabs to load upon startup like I've noticed some themes will tend to do (The others may just change the setting, but if they do that then I likely wont want them anyways if they're that pushy about it.).

So, all in all, I give this 4 stars. I would have given 5 if it weren't for the issue of some dialog boxes being hard or impossible to read - as well as some toolbar/add-on bar buttons. Hopefully these issues will be ironed out though and I will eventually be able to give it 5 stars.

A VERY NICE THEME INDEED!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (12.0.19.04.12). 

User Agent Switcher

Nice, but could use options to always use a set string on a certain site or tab. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As the title says - it would be nice to have an option to restrict the user-agent string to either certain tabs, or certain sites... Rather than having the string be used across all tabs and all sites until otherwise set to a different string.

It would also be nice if there were more preset strings. The option to 'download list of user agents' seems to do nothing at all.

UPDATE: I found a list of user-agent string to download from previous comments below. However, it would be nice if a settable number of recently used stings could stay on top.. Making it so it only sticks on certain tabs or sites is a MUST TO-DO thing, IMO. It's nice though, once one finds a list of strings to use.

To reiterate, here is the list: http://techpatterns.com/forums/about304.html

Second Search

Maybe add some features of Searchbar Autosizer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The extension seems great so far, however it wont play well with the Searchbar Autosizer extension. After the entered text clears after the time specified in Second Search, the size won't colllapse as per the Autosizer until I click on the empty search field.
Plus by combining, it would take the need for SA away. The main functions in SA that I find usefull is 'revert to default search engine' - which I'm pretty sure SS already does.. And 'shrink searchbar to button if empty' - and of course, just the expansion of size when entering and shrinking of the size without returning to button. The autosizing also makes this extension incompatible with using the option to show the popup 'above the searchbar', because the text from this extension wont move along with the increasing size of the searchbar.
This would be an almost perfect add-on with that functionality.

There is also a 'SearchWP' extension that might be nice to add to this too. I haven't had time to play around with this one too much yet (I have it disabled right now) - but it allows highlighting of the search terms within the page by clicking on the search term.

All in all, this Second Search extension shows promise at becoming the grand-daddy of all search extensions! Or the mother of all search extensions, if you will.. =)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2012031101.1-signed). 

Tab Scope

Could be very useful to quickly check up on pages. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just installed it, but I'm really liking it so far.
I uninstalled 'tab preview' because this does so much more - and no need to select 'tab preview' option in TabMixPlus, which wasn't working for me anyways..

However, I think it would be more useful with a couple suggestions:
1) Have an option to disable previewing when using the scroll wheel on the tab bar.. Make it so, after you start scrolling, that you have to move the mouse off the tab bar and back onto a tab to get a preview again.
2) Have an option to allow mouse-button 'back' and 'forward' buttons events/clicks to pass though to the preview window.

Otherwise nice add-on! I may end up finding it very useful to quickly check up on something... Time will tell how useful it will be.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.5.1-signed.1-signed).