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|User since||April 4, 2010|
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This add-on is really nice, brings back the status bar like it should be. However, there is a catch: For example: I have the extension InformEnter installed. Before FF 4.0, I had a symbol in the status bar. When I right-clicked it, the extension would show the arrows behind forms to fill in data. When I didn't need them any longer (because they were disrupting the style of the page sometimes), I right-clicked again on the symbol in the status bar and they were gone. Now, with FF 4-11, when I right-click on the InformEnter symbol in the add-on bar of FF, not only do I switch the extension on and off, but also I have the menu to show and hide toolbars. THIS IS FREAKING ME OUT. I had hoped that Status-4-Eva could solve this by replacing the add-on bar with its own status bar, sadly no. Nonetheless, this is a nice extension to have :)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2012.01.14.17).
For all those who are not happy that the green icon has been removed, here's a workaround:
STEP 1 (Skip this one if you still have ABP 1.3.3 installed):
Deinstall ABP 1.3.5 and install 1.3.3 (since there has never been an 1.3.4) from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/versions/
STEP 2: Follow this instruction:
When you're done, you'll have a 1.3.3. install that will never update manually nor search an update by itself, your other extensions will still update as usual. The green icon remains present. The only downside to this procedure is that you'll have to stick with 1.3.3. from now on which is not compatible to Firefox 4.0 as far as I know....
Adblock Plus is a life saver! Because you're not getting angry at all those ads that you don't see :)
HOWEVER, and this concerns the newest version: The color of the status bar icon and the symbol in the bar above the adress bar has changed from green to grey for sites that are being whitelisted, making you think that Adblock Plus is actually turned off completely, because if you turn Adblock Plus off by middle click or in the options, the icon turns permanently into grey until you reactive Adblock Plus. Now I'm thinking the whole time on my whitelisted sites: "Damn did I turn off ABP again?"
Please revert this change!
As a long term user (using Noscript since its beginnings), I've always praised the massive increase of security which this Add-on brings. But nowadays, I don't even know anymore what I'm configuring in the options. There are simply too many, and they are not explained at all. You have to be an IT expert to handle this extension correctly. And when you don't know if it's secure, (and at the moment I don't know what Noscript is actually doing/blocking/allowing) it's not secure. Simple IT rule.Best would be to reduce the number of options dramatically, less than 10.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124).
I've posted a review earlier too and I've found out the reason why Cookie Monster didn't remember my settings. Well, it's simple as that: I had the option enabled to erase all website settings in the privacy section of Firefox, that way Cookie Monster correctly inserted an "allow" exception into the cookie settings of Firefox, but Firefox itself deleted all entry when closing. I turned this option off and now it works, without having to re-install or create a new profile.
Cookie Monster is again part of my extension team :)
I loved this add-on until I updated from 126.96.36.199 to 3.6.3.
The add-on doesn't work anymore with this new version (though it says it does), it just doesn't remember the settings.
I hope the developer will fix this very soon. But I still give it a 5 star rating because it simplifies my browsing very much and ratings should always be based on how helpful the add-on is and not on the fact that it doesn't work with a new program version.