SomeRandomGal7

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Developer Information
Name SomeRandomGal7
User since June 3, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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In a little more detail...

I should probably introduce myself after participating after such a long while.

I'm an anonymous participant in the Mozilla project, focusing on testing and reviewing add-ons for compatibility, usability, and safety. Hence, I have made a lot of reviews.

I haven't created any add-ons, nor do I feel the need to; right now I'm happy sending feedback to developers, posting occasional bug reports, or asking for new features. I figure that for every person who uses Mozilla, only about 1 in 10 will actually sign up, so I aim to be their voice.

I believe in FREE and OPEN Internet, and have created a few collections in the hope that they may be useful arrangements. If you would like to change anything in any of them, email me.

My Reviews

Prevent Tab Overflow

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on. Very useful.

Bookmark Quick Mover

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I was looking for. Nonpareil.

Show Parent Folder

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

WhiteAlice, you f****** rock!!! Just thought I'd say. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed.1-signed). 

Ghostery

Pretty good Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Pretty good. I had written a review complaining that the toolbar icon kept disappearing, and my Flash cookies were not being deleted upon exit, and was written back to be informed that the beta versions fix this (5.05 right now). Okay.

It does a pretty good job, allowing you fine-grained control over every tracker, cookies, and LSOs (super-cookies). Plus stuff like scanning images, iframes and the like for the paranoid (Tip: use Collusion's data to tell how well a security add-on is working).

It gets kind of annoying when you can't load a part of a page, but they do have an option to disable blocking for that tracker, no biggie for me (if you get frustrated by this, switch to DoNotTrackMe -- they have real-time tracker list updates). Glad that these kinds of tools are available to the public, and for free. That's pretty nifty. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.4.1-signed). 

nocomments

Why isn't it working for me? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

No Joy. I'm on FF 24.0, installed it and attempted to use it on YouTube. It neither blocks it, nor shows any signs of a "!!!" button. Am I missing something here, or is this a bug?

Restart FF Button

Okay add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In case you can't speak Russian, X3milk says, "in a dark theme icon is not visible" (courtesy of Google Translate).

Decent add-on. No big points, but no annoyances or issues. Does what it says. I like how it doesn't force you to use a hotkey, too.

Biscuit

Love it!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great. I can delete my cookies (for privacy), but still keep a few (logins, ebay cart, etc.)

Still working in FF 24

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1.1-signed). 

Live HTTP Headers

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sidebar. Real-time code. Awesome.

Ovulation Predictor

Update: Working Rated 3 out of 5 stars

(v. 1.0) Doesn't work. When I click the icon on the statusbar/addonbar it says "404 page does not exist"
(v. 1.1) Working fine :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1-signed.1-signed). 

Random Select Radio Buttons

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It works with the latest version of Firefox (23.0.1), and no bugs noted.

As for its usefulness, I'm not really sure I've found a (good) application...

Maybe for "take our quick survey..." if you just want to mess with them, I suppose.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1.1-signed). 

Bookmark Duplicate Cleaner

Most of You Will Want to Use a Different Add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

THIS ADD-ON CAN ONLY DELETE BOOKMARKS ONE AT A TIME.
IF YOU WHO HAVE LOTS OF BOOKMARKS:
USE "BOOKMARKS CHECKER - CHECK FOR BAD LINKS" INSTEAD

'The Bookmarks Checker - check for bad links' extension can scan for duplicates as well as bad links. It will automatically select every single duplicate for you and allow you to delete all (say, 6000) bookmarks in one click.

Maybe this one could use a multi-select function. It does have one advantage over the other extension, though: this extension displays them along with their location (specifically, it sorts them by URL, whereas the other sorts them by location). If you have OCD, like me, you'll *want* to keep the bookmarks you might have stashed in folders, neatly organized, so use this one... on the other hand, if you don't really care, use the bookmarks checker.

P.S. please don't be too impatient with the developer. It's hard work with no pay.

Cache Status

Good add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is MUCH EASIER than going to about:cache and converting the kilobytes to megabytes.
Instead, it sits on your add-on bar and tells you the size of your cache in a more "friendly" unit (MB).
And, for those of us with small screens, allows a more compact mode.
Nice job.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.10.1-signed). 

Disable clipboard manipulations

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just another security/privacy add-on to set your mind at ease :)

Right-click close

Not working in FF 23.0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Yeah, I don't think it was implemented in Firefox 17 (it's still not default in Firefox 23).

Unfortunately, not working for me; won't allow install, says it's incompatible with my current version (@dev: should I even be putting these 'not working' messages in reviews?)

bug575196(prevent scroll bookmarks menu)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works as described for me. Helpful if you move your bookmarks [in your bookmark toolbar] around a lot, and they don't cooperate.

It doesn't DO anything exactly, it just fixes functionality.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.1-signed.1-signed). 

Add Directly to Unsorted Bookmarks

Works, but... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Simply clicking the star in Firefox (v. 22) now adds the page to Unsorted Bookmarks already (http://mzl.la/LHrvqn#w_how-do-i-create-a-bookmark), so this add-on seems kind of redundant.

It does add potentially useful features, though -- bookmarking the link on right-click, allowing multiple sites to be bookmarked quickly (via Multiple Tab Handler), and quicker bookmarking in older versions of Firefox.

Its usefulness aside, otherwise flawless.

Self-Destructing Cookies

Reassuring Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like the argument it starts out with, about not needing cookies after you leave a site.
Cookies shouldn't be exploited by being set by a third party and tracking you, or anything of that nature, in the first place. Sad that it is that way, but I think it's better to discard every cookie rather than hand-picking the good ones from the bad ones.

Easy to use, gives me peace of mind, and pretty simple controls. Documentation is pretty lengthy, but so are computer security reports. Great design.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.1.1-signed). 

Any New Tab

Fair Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The first time I tried to use this add-on it wouldn't work. I had to 'debug' my Firefox (look for conflicting extensions, disable them, look at my advanced settings, etc.) before it would do the trick. I'm guessing/hoping that was more of a problem on my end than an actual software bug.

Otherwise simple and easy to use.

In my opinion, Custom New Tab has a slight advantage over this add-on, just because it's restartless.

[Update]: looks like the site hosting the instructions is down.
Link to the archived copy: https://web.archive.org/web/20130523100545/http://www.grizzlyape.com/addons/any-new-tab/instructions/

Super Start

For those with ADHD... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great for the disorganized.

I found it particularly useful when I added it to load in every new tab page
(menu bar > tools > options > tabs > superstart > general > setup > load in blank tab)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1.1-signed). 

ColorfulTabs

Working fine in FF 22.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Visually pleasing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (19.0.1-signed).