Dan Harkless

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Name Dan Harkless
User since June 22, 2007
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Another extension to the rescue after a regressive Firefox UI change Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for writing this -- this is a much cleaner solution than the userChrome.css-editing hack (which I almost resigned myself to after failing to find any about:config setting for this, and then failing to find this add-on with my first set of search keywords). Also much appreciated was not having to restart my large Firefox session on installation (first add-on I've come across not requiring this).

It really sucks that so many software vendors have been focused on removing options and useful features from their UIs in the past few years, but at least Firefox's add-on architecture allows extensions like this one, Noise, and Status-4-Evar to enable users to reverse wrongheaded decisions like this.

Noise

Works great -- just can't configure custom sounds to play Mac system AIFFs Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just installed this (after determining that PopupSound doesn't work on FF 3 as it's advertised to), but so far it's working quite well.

The only issue I've had so far is that when trying to configure a custom sound for popup blocking, I wasn't able to select any of the Mac OS system sounds (/System/Library/Sounds/*.aiff). I figured this was probably due to AIFF files not being supported, but there was no help giving the supported file formats. I looked back at the extension description on this site, though, and saw that it only mentioned WAV files, so after copying over the \Windows\Media folder from an XP system to my Mac and configuring Noise to use the 'Windows XP Pop-up Blocked.wav' file, I was in hog heaven.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3). 

PopupSound

Doesn't work on FF 3.0.8 Mac Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Thanks for writing this extension, as it sucks that the Mozilla folks threw away the old popup blocker sound preference. Just now I couldn't figure out why a particular Aetna website wasn't working because it would automatically redirect to another page before I could see the popup block message. Running the site in IE, where I have popup block sounds configured, tipped me off, so I went looking for a Firefox extension, but unfortunately this doesn't work in FF 3 for Mac. After doing the installation-prompted restart, the Add-ons window still showed "This add-on will be installed when Firefox is restarted.". I hit the Cancel button and restarted again, but when FF came back up, the extension was still there! At this point, though, it was reporting that the extension was not compatible with 3.0.8, and there was an Uninstall button, so I used that and restarted yet again (which took awhile each time due to all the windows I have open in my session). After doing that, though, the broken extension was finally gone.

After that I installed Noise 1.1.3 and it's working beautifully (only limitation is that it apparently only supports .wav files).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.5).