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kungfujoe

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Developer Information
Name kungfujoe
Location Fairfax Station, VA
User since April 12, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Open in IE

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Even after a few updates to the native client and the extension, this doesn't do anything at all in 64-bit Firefox 57 for Windows.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Tab Badge

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Great extension, and I've been a happy user for years, but given that it's being abandoned according to the top-level description ("This add-on is not being converted to a WebExtension"), it's unfortunately useless moving forward.

Open in IE

Would be great if it did anything Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension installs with no problem. The "native client" installs with no problem. Then, when I click on the icon to open a page in IE... nothing happens. No error, no console entry, nothing. It was recently updated, which I hoped might address the issues, but it still does not work (64-bit version of Firefox 56 in Windows 10)

Also, the "native client" installs with a batch file and a registry hack, so there's no uninstall option in Windows' list of programs. To uninstall, you'll need to save the installer and remember to run the uninstall batch file, or the extension leaves garbage behind upon uninstallation. This lack of housekeeping is really poor form.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.8). 

Searchonymous

Great extension, but outdated & incompatible Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I've used Searchonymous for years, and it's a great feature, but it was developed using outdated extension APIs and prevents recent versions of Firefox from using Multiprocess performance features. Emails to the author asking if the extension will be updated go unanswered, so it seems that the extension is abandoned. It'll prevent Firefox from working quickly now, and in a few versions (Firefox 57, by the current plan), it'll fail entirely.

Fortunately, it appears that there's a replacement that someone created, which IS compatible with Firefox 57+

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Imagus

Great extension, but doesn't quite work in Facebook Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I migrated to this extension after the author for a similar extension said he didn't have time to rewrite his to support the new Firefox extension formats.

This one is a great replacement, but in keeping with is "experimental" status, it has some annoying bugs. It doesn't work for the vast majority of Facebook images, and the "Minimum Size Difference to Zoom" advanced feature doesn't quite work (it'll often pop up images that are already displayed full-size on the site).

Despite the bugs, it's a really useful extension, and it shows a lot of promise leading up to its eventual 1.0/non-experimental release!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.8.52). 

IE View

Hasn't been updated in years, likely to be disabled soon Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've been using IE View for years, and really like its simple functionality. Unfortunately, it doesn't support MultiProcess, and according to Mozilla's developer blog, extensions using old methods that don't support MultiProcess won't be loaded in Firefox starting in version 57.

For now, this means you can't have this extension enabled and have Firefox use MultiProcess features. Soon, it'll probably mean this extension will not work at all.

GNotifier

Good idea, but important feature doesn't work Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Since Thunderbird's notification popup feature is broken in Windows 10, this seemed like an ideal solution, and it works... sort of. Even though the configuration has an option for how many incoming emails to combine into a single notification, the extension spits out one notification for every single email received, no matter how high that number is set. So if in a single polling on an IMAP server, there are 4 new emails, it'll send 4 separate notifications and notification sounds in a row via Win10's notification service.

I love the idea, but until it works properly, I've got to disable it. Getting a whole bunch of notification chimes in rapid succession is too disruptive.

(Review is based on behavior of GNotifier 1.10.5 in Thunderbird 52.2 on Windows 10x64 Pro)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.10.5). 

Manually sort folders

Works well except for one key missing feature Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I recently moved my email accounts, so I added some new servers, and am about to delete the old ones. I used this plugin to re-sort the accounts rather than doing it the about:config way, and it worked great, except for one thing...

I had moved my "Feeds" (RSS) folder to the end, after "Local Folders," but this plugin moved "Local Folders" back to the end, and in its UI, "Local Folders" is locked there. I want my feeds separate from my email, at the bottom of the list, but this extension makes that impossible, because of what seems to be an arbitrary UI choice.

Once I finish my server move, I'll have to move my accounts around manually and avoid using this plugin, so it doesn't break my sorting again.

Ebates: The Free Cash Back Shopping Assistant

Extension works once again Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After a number of versions that failed on various fronts (icon sized wrong, icon disappeared, activating cash back didn't work, etc), eBates seems to have worked out the major bugs and provided us with an extension that does exactly what it should do. If you're on a site with cash back, it'll tell you, and if you want to enable cash back for that visit, you can. Simple and effective!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.7.4.1). 

Searchonymous

Nice for privacy, but has minor issues Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is great for search privacy, since it keeps you logged out of the search engine while you remain logged into other Google sites. Unfortunately, at least on Firefox 30, it also blocks the Google Doodle on the search engine's front page. The Doodle is visible to users who aren't logged in, so obviously the extension is doing more just just keeping users logged out, and is having at least one minor impact on the site's functionality/appearance.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2.1-signed). 

Netflix Rate

Excellent Netflix tweak! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a really simple extension that adds a great function to Netflix. Excellent!

One word of warning, though - if you use NoScript, it'll work when you first install it (maybe because of the "No Restart"), and stop working immediately after. You'll need to whitelist "omdbapi.com" to get it working.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.2.6.1-signed.1-signed). 

Priv3

Great idea, but blocks useful cookies, not just social networking cookies Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I've been noticing that I periodically can't log into various websites, and when I look at my cookies exceptions list, I find lots of legitimately useful sites set to "BLOCK." As soon as an existing cookie expires, this setting causes Firefox to reject new cookies, and affected sites refuse to recognize me, often giving no error message whatsoever. After months of this periodic annoyance, I finally figured out that certain sites get added the moment I visit certain pages on their domain. This allowed me to troubleshoot and find the culprit. It's Priv3 0.2 that's causing this problem (in many versions of Firefox, up to at least 23.0, on Windows 7 x64)

Priv3 is adding sites to my cookie block list, and not just suppressing social media tracking cookies, as described on the extension's homepage. This is a significant problem, and makes the extension pretty much unusable. I love the idea of Priv3 and what it's supposed to do, but adding domains to the Firefox cookie block list periodically is a show-stopper.

I'll happily re-enable this extension if this problem is resolved, because I think it provides a truly useful function.

Mnenhy

Great extension, but TB's development is just too fast. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Mnenhy used to be an absolutely essential extension for me, because it made using POPFile for SPAM filtering fairly convenient. Unfortunately, the author has not been able to keep up with Thunderbird's development, and every couple iterations of the software break Mnenhy. In current versions of Thunderbird, it causes the email preview pane to misbehave badly, and prevents message windows from displaying at all.

This was a great extension, but it appears to be dead. Even if it's brought back to life, Thunderbird's rapid development cycle, combined with the author's occasional update cycle, makes it unusable in the long term.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5.1-signed.1-signed). 

Extra Folder Columns

Great unless you use Smart Folders Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This restores a useful feature that was annoyingly removed from Thunderbird (though I still miss the parenthetical unread message number, which takes less space than a column). As others have pointed out, this extension does NOT work properly with the "Smart Folders" view (inbox accounts are all listed as "Inbox" instead of the account names. Ditto for Sent, Drafts, and Trash). Hopefully that'll be addressed in a future version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

MinimizeToTray--0.9pre Compatible

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Succesfully forced install on Sunbird 1.0b1 with install.rdf hack, but it doesn't function. :(

MinimizeToTray Plus

Fails with Sunbird 1.0b1 Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I edited the Install.rdf file to "force" it to work with Sunbird 1.0b1 (by changing the MaxVersion to 1.1), but Sunbird still says it's incompatible with this version.

ChromaTabs

Nice if it worked with any theme Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I like the idea of this extension, but there are unfortunately a number of themes that it doesn't work with, including the one that I use - Noia 2.0 (eXtreme). Hopefully a future version will work for those not using the default theme or one of the select themes this works with.