Charlie Brown

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Name Charlie Brown
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

YouTube Video and Audio Downloader

Hands down the best video downloader Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I can only compare it to Video DownloadHelper, the previous reference I had when it comes to video downloading, specially from YouTube. I have them both installed, as VDH still does a great job 'cause it's still more mature and its broad range of covered sites is also second to none.

I prefer YouTube Video and Audio Downloader for YouTube, however. The devs did a great job on specializing it. On that matter, I really like that:
* the current downloads are named after the video title (helps on organizing multiple downloads, VDH calls them "media*")
* it relies on great and FREE FFMPEG to do some of the manipulation, while VDH relies on an unregistered libav (it's very good also, but lack of a $29 registration gives you a big QR sign on a video corner)
* its UI is more beautiful and quick - ok, that's low priority :-)

Only problem I've experienced so far is that, due to the way YouTube loads videos, the Download button may not appear most of the time - that really sucks. I worked around that by having the toolbar button available (and first time I thought about it, I also didn't find it - had to wait between some restarts for it to appear again), so I can quickly use its popup. Worked around that almost permanently by using the Quick Download hotkey (as most of the time, I download using the highest quality available), but I know that won't cover all of the cases.

I agree with most of the review thkbrew89 has done below, maybe except for item 2, as I didn't find any problems with that - so far.

Keep up the good work, guys, and thanks for such a very good extension!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.4.1.1-signed). 

IE View Lite

This one once was truly useful; not even working by Fx v35.0.1 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Will give 3 stars for good services provided in the past. As the last review said, there's a long time I don't even need it. IE got much better, and I also tend to use it close to zero times, since most of the sites I do access have no more problems with the "alternative" guys. ;-)

In fact, I was going to use IE View to open a page on Tor Browser. Oh well. Will find some other way just to be cool. I can always copy and paste. ;-)

BTW, it seems the site really doesn't exist anymore. Also, the options window generate some errors in the console.

y-Translate

Almost what I was looking for Rated 3 out of 5 stars

If you'll use it for translations to one of the five choices of languages it offers, it works really great. I've found the "translate on hover" option a bit annoying, although practical, it would translate lots of things I wasn't expecting it to.
Unfortunately, I'd like to translate to pt-BR and that's not an option.
It would also be cool if you could have more shortcuts options or a context menu one.
All in all, it works pretty good. Won't use it 'cause of the lack of languages, but this would be the one I'd stick to today.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9.5). 

TT DeepDark

Great dark theme, easy on the eyes Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had this theme installed long time, but for some reason I changed back to default in some point. As I was feeling adventurous again, I switched back to it and could just remember how refreshing is to look at TB's window when it's active, even though messages themselves are not changed in any way (it challenges my eyes a bit, but it's more than ok). Very pleasant theme to work, study, get updated, even just to see each of the details. :-)Only "problem" I'm facing (but trying to get used to it) is I can't tell which one is the highlighted message in message list. I like the striped view (to that subtle clue for each line, great!), but if the current message is one with the lighter background, I can't tell where it is. Also, when I'm selecting a group of messages and then I decide to select an isolated one (navigating with Ctrl-Up|Down), I also can't see where the cursor is at.Maybe it's by design, maybe it's because I'm an avid keyboard user... anyway, I'm trying to get used to that, but if there's some hack I can do, please someone let me know! ;-)

Thanks for such a great theme, Steva!

EDIT: Never mind, I found my way into the CSS. Took me 2 hours but I'm happy to have solved it (http://userstyles.org/styles/96044/tt-deepdark-change-msg-list-highlight-selection). Still, I'm just curious if it was by design or not. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.0.4.2). 

UnMHT

One of those perfect add-ons! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can't really emphasize enough how great this extension is. Not that I need MHT files on a daily basis, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much care the dev placed on this extension. The changelogs are an example of what everyone should do to their extensions. I know few extensions that can do ONE thing so brightly, almost in every way you can imagine. Congrats for such dedication!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.5.0.1-signed). 

Facebook App Theme

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

To be true, I didn't check the extension yet, but as a good suggestion, I think the dev could include some screenshots of what it does look like. For any theme (even as an extension), this is what I expect for.

Aquabird Black

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The provided screenshot could REALLY be bigger. It's usually better to preview themes screenshots before downloading, installing, etc.

Anyway I trusted the reviews. The changed elements are quality ones, but still this theme is not for me. Don't like the presence of silver and white lines here and there. Also combo box items (like when choosing a recipient) are almost unreadable (black text on dark background). Didn't spend many minutes, overall it's not for my taste, but I admit it's generally well done.

PitchDark for TB

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Minimalistic and interesting, basically a dark TB version with not many subtle element changes, just colors. And I like that.

Still not the one for my taste, but a good dark theme from the ones I've tested so fat. Won't keep it yet, but it's good.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.3).