MrToy

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Developer Information
Name MrToy
User since August 15, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

Red Cats (blue flavor)

My favorite, but it has gotten weird Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been using this theme for several years. It's very easy on the eyes. But ever since Firefox 11 came along, the buttons I've placed in the Menu Bar have reverted to the default FF theme. Any and all buttons I place in the navigation bar are still cats, but if I move any to the menu bar the cats become generic icons. Strange. I upgraded to FF 12 tonight and the problem persists.

Addendum: I don't know how to reply to the developer's reply except to add to my original review. I don't need to save "precious screen space." It's not like were back in the days of 640x480 screens! I had plenty of space with full sized cats in the menu bar! If I wanted them smaller I would have just checked the "use small icons" box. Please put it back the way it was so I can customize my screen in the way that works best for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5.2). 

Bamboo Feed Reader

Good, but.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was looking for an alternative to Brief, which stopped working properly after FF version 9 came along (it no longer opened articles in a new tab). Bamboo is actually very similar to Brief, and seemed to work properly. However, it does not permit scrolling through the feed list with page up/down or arrow keys. You can only scroll with the mouse. Having a chronic pain condition I have to keep my mouse use to a minimum, so that's a deal breaker for me. Give me keyboard scrolling and I'll be back!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

EPUBReader

A bare-bones reader Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I liked the idea of having a reader built into Firefox to reference books as I surf. This add-on functions fairly well, but it lacks a search feature, which limits its usefulness to me. If all you want to do is read through an ebook, This will work. If you need to search a book for research purposes, this won't help. It does have a lot of nice text formatting options that many PC ebook readers lack, which is a plus.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.1.0). 

LinkExtend - Safety, KidSafe, Site Tools

Overly complex and confusing. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I tried Link Extend as a possible alternative for McAfee Site Advisor which no longer works with Firefox. I found this add-on to be overly complex, with a dizzying array of ratings of every type imaginable. It even installed a new toolbar to hold it all. The settings boxes were confusing with way too many choices. Once I started surfing with it, the safety ratings were greyed out and unusable. That was when I gave up and uninstalled this bloated add-on and went to Web of Trust which works like a charm with very little fuss.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3). 

Brief

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've tried several RSS readers, and Brief has the best interface hands down. The listings are clear, easy to read and navigate. There are several customization options to tweak it just right for your needs. My only complaint is that feeds that are older than I want automatically go into the trash which must be cleared manually or it just fills up indefinitely. There needs to be a way to eliminate trashed items automatically.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.4). 

FireFTP

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using Fire FTP for about three years now. It's easy, convenient, and reliable. Updates have been readily available when upgrading the browser. I just went from FF 3.6 to FF 5.0.1 and it updated effortlessly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.99.4).