Beck And Call

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Developer Information
Name Beck And Call
Location Washington, D.C.
Occupation Systems Administrator
User since April 1, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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In a little more detail...

I do believe I'll add something more amusing later.

My Reviews

View Dependencies

Abandoned Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Broken for the last ten or so releases of Firefox.

Dorando keyconfig

A major reason not to abandon Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was starting to think really hard about just using Chrome--well, probably Vivaldi--instead of Firefox. Mozilla are INSANE for not allowing users to customize keys. Agree with dotstar that Firefox is driving away much of its core audience.

I can't believe you got this working on Firefox for Android, too.

Thank you!

dotstar's link has some really useful stuff. I'd love to see a JS recipe for freeing memory (about:memory) via keyconfig...

Redirector

Brilliant! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With just a handful of rules, I'm skipping some truly awful interstitial advertising during logins to a few sites.

Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.6). 

Auto Private

Works well; needs a UI Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm not yet sure whether I'm going to keep this; having to go into about:config to add a new domain is seriously inconvenient.

Please, please add at least a minimal UI with a list of "automatic" domains or URLs to enable management (removal) and a text entry field to add new ones. (See NoScript's whitelisting UI.)

Please also add a support link or other method of contacting you. We're not supposed to be posting bug reports and feature requests in reviews.

Expire history by days

Excellent! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would love to see this incorporate the "only if visited fewer than X times" functionality from PlacesCleaner ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/placescleaner/ ), which is now abandoned...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Game Deals

Excellent little addon, but needs work Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I don't see a link for a support site or other contact, so...

At least on Steam, the 'best prices' are not appearing anywhere I can find on the page. I unchecked the option to show the extension's icon in the address bar because it's conflicting with the metrics set by Classic Theme Restorer and bloating the address bar vertically. I expected unchecking the address bar option to cause the icon to appear somewhere else, but it didn't; now the extension has no interface at all.

If the extension isn't going to draw on store pages reliably for now, a standard addon bar icon to access the extension would be appreciated.

Thanks!

PlacesCleaner

Abandoned Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Still does not have a Firefox 4.0+ addon bar icon. Now requires two or three taps to produce a message that places have been cleaned. It's decaying.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Referrer Control

May be abandoned Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, many widgets aren't working in newer releases of Firefox, and it's not even completely clear whether the rules work, either - I have a "skip" rule set up to fix the extension breaking Google logins, but it's no longer working.

I remain baffled as to why the addons.mozilla.org administrators haven't set up a process to report abandonware.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Add-on Update Checker

Indispensable Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would love to see a version that works with Firefox for Android!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.13). 

CipherFox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a great idea, but doesn't actually seem to do anything - I assume because it's still written to display in the very, very ancient "status bar" widget that Mozilla eliminated a long time ago.

Incompatible with any halfway-recent build of Firefox.

EDIT: CipherFox does indeed appear in the Site ID dialog. However, it is still not visible anywhere else in the Firefox UI.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.10.1.1-signed). 

DownThemAll!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The tiny "fix" for Firefox 36 is incomplete. DTA has to be registered as download handler every time Firefox is started and DTA frequently fails to complete downloads it had no trouble with prior to Firefox 36. DTA still requires major fixes to modernize it and restore its functionality.

Use something else. Anything else.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.18.1-signed.1-let-fixed). 

FoxReplace

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Maybe it's time to solicit help from other developers to get the outstanding issues and feature requests fixed / implemented.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.16.1.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Searchbar Autosizer

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a great add-on, but it's veeery broken with 34b11.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Referrer Control

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really useful addon. Thanks for all the work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.5.1-signed.1-signed). 

Location Bar Enhancer

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'd love to use this, but the background breadcrumb image isn't cropped properly--using any of the 4 styles--in Firefox 30b2 on Linux. Instead, all the text is pushed to the very top of the location bar, and the location bar expands to show the entire background image.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1.1-signed). 

PlacesCleaner

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but doesn't have an icon or button that's visible in Firefox 29 beta. Please update.

It's All Text!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Abandoned? There are still outstanding bugs with respect to Stylish, but the author is no longer replying to the Stylish developer or updating the extension in any other visible way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1.1-signed). 

FoxReplace

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Originally a great idea, but there are many outstanding bugs and missing features, and development has stopped entirely.

Too bad.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.15.0.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Preferences Monitor

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but changes to print.tmp.* need to be whitelisted. Even after including .*:print\.tmp\..* in the whitelist, Preferences Monitor continues to create multiple alerts when printing.

The developer says that '.*' can't be used, even though it's a valid regex. Since 'print.tmp.*' is changed "by" the site you're attempting to print content from, it will have to be whitelisted in the extension itself. This happens regardless of whether the user invokes the print dialog manually or presses a "print" button on a page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

StartupMaster

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent extension!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.