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Name Hal
User since March 5, 2007
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am using Firefox 25 on Ubuntu 12.04.

I discovered today that CTRL+F no longer activates the Find bar, and even Edit > Find does not work.

I loved this extension. I am certainly aware how much work it takes to write and maintain a project like this, and so I understand why the author has decided to discontinue it after all this time.

I would just like to say that it was a quality piece of software that was a joy to use. Thank you to the author for all the hard work that has been put into it. I am sincerely grateful!

MinimizeToTray revived

Does not work for Ubuntu 12.04 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This has absolutely no effect on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, except that it adds a "Minimize to Tray" menu item under the "File" menu and hides all indications that the program is running.

This ought to be stated in the description.

Go to Selection

Tab Mix Plus has this Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've not used this but, just to let you know, this functionality comes with Tab Mix Plus (TMP), which a lot of people have already. It's enabled from TMP Options > Menu > Main Context Menu > Show in Main Context Menu | Open Links in New Tabs.

Web Developer

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

While this is a great extension, it has some annoyances. Firstly, even though I opted for the toolbar to display "Text and Icons", it always reverts to showing Icons.
Secondly, I love the "Display window size in title" feature, but I have no idea how to disable it. Selecting the option again is not successful, and there is actually no indicator to show whether it's currently meant to be on or off.
If anyone is able to resolve these issues for me, I will raise my rating to 5 stars. Thanks in advance.

Add Bookmark Here ²

No dialog after clicking star Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I LOVE ABMH2. Thank you for all the good work that went into making such a cool extension! Lately, using the old and new versions, when I click the star in the address bar, the address is automatically bookmarked to my Unsorted Bookmarks folder rather than presenting a dialog to allow me to choose. I have tried changing the ABMH2 preferences and also tried replacing version 17 with version 23, but the situation is not resolved. As it as only just started happening, I imagine that it was caused by a conflict with either another extension, or when I updated to the latest version of firefox (for Ubuntu. I'm sorry but I don't know which versions it change between).Could anyone suggest any common extensions that could be conflicting, or how to determine whether the problem is with ABMH2, please?Many thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (17.0.20121128). 

Restartless Restart

Need option to disable shortcut Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I agree with other reviewers that there needs to be an option to disable the shortcut. I would only ever want to explicitly restart my session - the shortcut can lead to a mistake.

Other than this, it's a great extension. I will upgrade my rating to 5 stars if this function is ever added.

Many thanks to the developer.

Video DownloadHelper

Causes Error on Youtube Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I agree with the last 3 reviews that DownloadHelper is now causing problems with youtube, whereby errors are generated when posting comments or adding videos to playlists. I also agree that there needs to be an easy way to disable this extension (ie by clicking a button on the taskbar) so that it's easy to troubleshoot when these issues begin. I've had to completely disable DownloadHelper because of this now, which I would preferred not to have done, as re-enabling it to determine whether the issue is fixed is now not a simple button-click. Other than this, tho, amazing work. I will upgrade my rating to 5 once the bug has been fixed. Many thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.14). 


Great extension. Just one suggestion. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This really is one of my most-used extensions, and helps me to communicate with my foreign friends by filling in for the gaps I have in my comprehension of those languages. Sometimes, however, its translation is not totally accurate and further tweaking of some phrases is required. With the online Google Translate tool, it is possible to click on a phrase or word to see a list of alternative translations. As it may not be possible to add this functionality, it would be really helpful if gTranslate provided a button that opens a new window (or tab in my case, as I use TabMixPlus) to online Google Tranlate with the to/from languages already set up, and the original text already filled in. That said, even without the this functionality, I can't give this tool anything less than 5 stars! Thank you, to the developer, for all your hard work!

JavaScript Debugger

Unnecessarily large toolbar icon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Could someone explain why the toolbar icon for this extension is 7 icons wide?


Cleanest Addon Manager

Great extension, but some requests pls :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension became extremely useful to me after firefox started leaving processes running on my machine (ubuntu 12.04) after I closed it, and would not shut down fully until I killed them. I knew that it started happening during the last couple of months, but had no clue which extension I had installed or updated just before it first happened.

I looked up and down the list for extensions that were updated during the last month, then two months, then three months, and disabled a month's-worth of extensions at a time, until firefox started working again. While I am grateful for this, it would be nice to have the ability to sort the list in date order, so I could just read from the top. Is there any chance you could add this?

BUG: Also, I have found a bug. Whenever I open the addons dialog now, its window expands to the full length of my workspaces rather than the current workspace. This means that, every time, I have to painstakingly resize the window, as there is no easy way of doing this.

Even so, it's still a cool extension. For the life of me, I can't understand why this functionality (showing the dates) is not included by default with firefox. Thank you so much for filling the gap!

TabGroups Menu

Brilliant if it worked Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The functionality that this extension provides would really enhance firefox, but unfortunately it stops working after the second reboot of firefox. This happened with a similar extension I found that had similar functionality, but I am not sure whether this is a coincidence, or a common obstacle for extension devs when dealing with tab groups.

Everything works as expected initially, although I did see some "anonymous" groups. To resolve this, I just moved the tabs to groups that were properly named. After I restarted firefox twice, the new tab group icon with the dropdown menu turned back to the standard one without the menu, and then there was no way to access it.

Excellent work so far, but a pity that it doesn't work.


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

Tab Group Switcher

Does not work :( Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I am afraid that I regretfully have to amend my previous glowing review, because after a couple of reboots the extension no longer works. The "select next tab group" button does not activate when clicked, and the "Group your tabs" button is not populated unless you switch to each tab group in turn in the normal way.
It's such a shame - I thought this going to be an essential addon.
By the way, I am on Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox 18.0.2.

Move Tabs

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension solves a problem that I've had for so long, but never thought to look for a solution until now. I've only tested it for a couple of minutes, but it seems to work perfectly, and I am surprised at how responsive it is. Thank you very much for your hard work!

Cutyfox URL Shortener (bit.ly, is.gd, goo.gl)

Great extension but cannot move toolbar icon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ugh, I wrote a review yesterday, but it is not showing up. :/

To summarise, the extension is great on Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 16.0.2, but the scissors icon cannot be moved from the default "Navigation" toolbar to a custom toolbar. Once this is fixed, I will increase my rating from 4 to 5.
Thank you to the developer for all the obvious hard work!


Conflict with Custom Toolbars Rated 3 out of 5 stars

While I do like this extension, and am grateful for your hard work, it currently has a conflict with custom toolbars, when they are created via toolbar Customize > Add New Toolbar. Any toolbar created is completely "forgotten" when the browser is restarted. Disabling the Hackbar extension resolves the issue.

My environment is Ubuntu 11.10 + Firefox 10.0.2.

Thanks for all you have done to create this extension, and the best of luck with it. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm afraid this extension does not work since the upgrade to 10.0.2 on Ubuntu 11.10.

However, it was VERY useful previous to that, so thank you for all your hard work on it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.5). 

Open In Chrome

Hoping for a "open this tab in Chrome" option Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was so nice of you to act on my suggestion. This extension is PERFECT now! Thank you so much! :)

(increasing rating to 5 stars!)

"This is a really nice idea, but often I just want to open a single tab in Chrome. Please please please would you add this functionality? Many thanks :)"

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've wanted this functionality for ages, but just not thought of searching for it. Thank you for your great work - the extension works perfectly! :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.1). 


Good start but room for improvement Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I would really like a good pastebin extension, and it's nice to see a dev and pastebin site attempting to facilitate this user need with this project.

While basic posting seems to work fine with this extension, when the subdomain is set, the other preferences (post expiration and post exposure) are ignored. This is not helped by the fact that it is not clear from pastebin.com whether a post is public or private, and when it expires.

I cannot find the pastebin button, which means i have to select some arbitrary text in a page, right click it and "pastebin selected text", then delete the text in the dialog and paste my own text in.Lastly, rather than the static dialog, it would be nice to have a window which can be resized, so that it can accommodate any amount of text.

If these issues are resolved, I will certainly increase the rating I have given this add-on, as it really does have potential.


[Edit] Oct 2010 - reduced my rating to 1 star, due to the project's inactivity
[Edit] Jun 2014 - I had this extension installed all this time. I find the fact that the icon in the main toolbar cannot be moved to be quite obnoxious. Reading other reviews, it seems that other users agree. Uninstalled now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1). 

Pastebin.com Quick Paster

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sadly this extension does not have as much functionality as the one that it replaces.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4).