Hal

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Name Hal
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

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). 

gTranslate

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?

Thanks

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.

Cheers

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!

HackBar

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). 

Exch

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). 

CoLT

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). 

Pastebin.com

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.

Hal

[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). 

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). 

Neo Diggler

Great extension! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension is great, but I am finding it difficult to configure.

Firstly, I really think that there should be an "Options" item in the context menu, in order to configure new tools more easily.

Secondly, I wish to configure a new tool that allows me to go to the root of the domain at a single click. For example, for https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/reviews/add/3763 this new tool would take me to https://mozilla.org.

This is my configuration so far:

Match: ^http(s?)://.*\.(.+)\.([^/]+)
Action: http$1://$2.$3

But unfortunately, Neo Diggler appends the reset of the URL parameters to the end.

If someone would offer some advice on this, I would be grateful.

Thanks
Hal

Neo Diggler

Great extension! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension is great, but I am finding it difficult to configure.

Firstly, I really think that there should be an "Options" item in the context menu, in order to configure new tools more easily.

Secondly, I wish to configure a new tool that allows me to go to the root of the domain at a single click. For example, for https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/reviews/add/3763 this new tool would take me to https://mozilla.org.

This is my configuration so far:

Match: ^http(s?)://.*\.(.+)\.([^/]+)
Action: http$1://$2.$3

But unfortunately, Neo Diggler appends the reset of the URL parameters to the end.

If someone would offer some advice on this, I would be grateful.

Thanks
Hal

RefControl

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I support the suggestion from user "Quatrix" - it's an excellent idea - it would be good if this was an option in refControl.

Also, I feel refControl needs a toolbar button, to quickly access its options.

If these enhancements are made, I will upgrade my rating from 3 to 5 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.13). 

RefControl

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I support the suggestion from user "Quatrix" - it's an excellent idea - it would be good if this was an option in refControl.

Also, I feel refControl needs a toolbar button, to quickly access its options.

If these enhancements are made, I will upgrade my rating from 3 to 5 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.13). 

Adaptive Referer Remover

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, although this sounds like a great idea for an extension, when I installed and tried to access it's options dialog, it froze FF.