b77

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Developer Information
Name b77
User since September 12, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

User Agent RG (FFox update) No Restart

A really generic user agent switcher. Updated versions of Firefox user-agent strings (up to 18.0).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (3)
1,487 users

My Reviews

Prostetnic highlighter

Great, but needs fixing Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is one of the very few highlighters that are not abandoned ages ago...
Restartless, multicolor, local/secure saving -- all the essentials are there. Thank you!!

I confirm the highlight persistence problem -- highlights made via the button are lost. BUT, if you make the highlight via context menu, they ARE remembered.

Other bugs:
-- When the selection contains any html element (even < br > or < i >), the start of highlight jumps to the beginning of the paragraph even though I only select from the middle of a sentence on.
-- The Undo most recent, and Erase all highlights -- just don't work.

I wanted to put 5 stars for encouragement but since I can't erase the highlight even after hard refresh, I'm stuck with pages that look like student textbooks... PLEASE fix this asap

And a feature request (if possible at all under Fx) : make a button to toggle a 'highlight tool' on and off, much like the MS Word highlighter, so you can create several highlights just by selecting text here and there, without clicking the 'A' button for each selection. Maybe it's doable by injecting JS to automatically highlight every time a selection is made, and a boolean to toggle the JS.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (initial.rev674). 

Lightbeam for Firefox

Fx20 not working Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I confirm that the icon is not showing anywhere in Fx20 (or Palemoon 20). This also happened in Fx 19.x. There is no icon in the Customize dialog, no icon in the Status bar, and there's no "Add-on Bar" in my list of toolbars anyway.
And if I open the direct link of the report (resource://jid1-f9uj2thwoam5gq-at-jetpack/collusion/data/ui/index.html), the page shows no content other than the left menu which does not work at all....
Maybe the problem is that Collusion is trying to display its icon in a non existing toolbar?
At least it's restartless, so no need to waste time on reloading Fx.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.27). 

Image Resizer/Scaler

using v1.3 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

good, but needs some polishing:
-- after you resize an image, the cursor changes to Hand, regardless if the image was a link or just plain image. This is confusing...
-- why not use Shift to toggle the Free X-Y scaling on and off?
-- would be nice to have a command (e.g. Alt+RMB) for scaling an image directly to the size of the window (like 'fullscreen' in one shot)
And THANK YOU for No-Restart !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.rev653). 

Download Statusbar

Some bugs? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Be aware that erasing files from this extension's list (with MMB) does NOT delete them from the regular Downloads list (Ctrl+J).
Also, despite the option of AddToRecentDocs=false, the new downloads keep showing in the Recent Docs, even for portable versions of FF (but this may be an issue with FF, not with the extension).

Image Lookup

rogue menu items... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As others said, the submenu items (google, tineye...) can break into the main menu. It could be an issue with Menu Editor incompatibility ?
It is 'fixable' if you uninstall, restart, reinstall the extension.
I have the same problem with the Copy++ extension, whose submenu items show as menu-items. But the uninstall-reinstall won't fix it there...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

QuickNote

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A simple and well working extension.
But it has a limitation that made me lose all my notes when I upgraded from FF12 to FF15. The problem is because it does not use relative paths to store the Txt files, but only takes absolute paths. After I upgraded and changed the PROFILE folder path, all my notes were erased when I tried to open then from the new version. Interestingly enough, it did not replace the old names I had give to some notes...

I know most people don't use portable Firefox, but it's really easy to implement relative paths -- just parse the path string for an environment variable, (e.g. "%USERPROFILE%\note1.txt") which you must load only once at startup, using something like this:
var UserProfile = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/file/directory_service;1"].getService( Components.interfaces.nsIProperties).get("ProfD", Components.interfaces.nsIFile).path;

Also, when choosing the save path for the notes, you should check whether there is already a valid file (with some text in it) and ask whether to load that file into the respective note. Right now, it just erases/overwrites everything without warning.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1). 

Places Maintenance

Please explain those options... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension needs a BUTTON !
@8writer Please put those instructions up asap, don't keep us in the dark. I haven't used the Vacuum or Expiry options yet, i'm afraid I will vacuum my brains of all that I learned in school, or i may inadvertently expire my life insurance, you know...

Colorific

Very cool but a bit buggy Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A great idea, especially with all the customization. But I run into constant issues, the more complex a page is.
First, the 'filters' seem to apply over themselves _most of the time_, making a page darker and darker, or a text more and more saturated.
Then when you duplicate a tab, the new copy has some differences (!) e.g. the rating stars on mozilla.org are no more color-filtered, some page areas revert to the original unfiltered colors etc. (even with "all pages" option enabled.
Also on complex pages, the loading (or rather displaying) time is 2,3,4 times longer than before, probably because of the parsing.

Looking forward to the new faster & more stable version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

User Agent RG

breaks your browsers compatibility with Mozilla downloads Rated 2 out of 5 stars

At first sight it seems really good - lots of browsers &amp;amp;amp; browser versions, even different OSes. But as others said, it is REALLY outdated. We are at FF 15 now, and the highest UA available is FF 4 ???!!
The real problem is that it totally ruins your ability to download/install almost any extension, no matter what UA you choose. This is part of Mozilla's fault, for making their website oh-so-helpful and denying you from downloading an extension unless your browser is a version of FF compatible with the extension... So now, all extensions I see are grayed out no matter what, and the download button is a dead image with no interaction. Srlsly, wtf. Why would Mozilla not let me download an XPI for FF15 while using e.g. IE6, or Opera9 ??
Anyhow, it's also a lack of thinking from the designer of this extension, since you simply cannot revert to the original UA prior to installation, not even after you kill the extension.
Not to mention you should be able to enter your own (save-able!) string(s)...
I'm only giving 2 stars for the effort.

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I MADE AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS EXTENSION, HERE:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-rg-ffox-update/



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