strayplanet

About me

Developer Information
Name strayplanet
User since April 29, 2013
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

Click&Clean

A must-have. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon is more of a must-have than ever now that mozilla has made clearing the cache, etc, harder to do by ducking it away in the settings dialog (bad move on their part, IMO; just because tech illiterates don't use it doesn't mean it shouldn't be there).

CookieSwap

One of my "must have" addons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I first discovered this addon when I found that I really needed to be able to switch very quickly between my gmail accounts. This addon provides the functionality I needed. This could also be useful if you have multiple identities on some website, or if you just want to keep cookies from one site (for example, google) separate from the rest of your web browsing. I commend the developer for continuing to work on this addon, so that it works with the latest firefox.

courserax

super duper useful for coursera students Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon makes a huge difference to my experience in coursera; the default coursera viewer is super slow for me, while downloaded videos played nicely. Instead of having to slowly manually download the videos "by hand", now I can use this slick addon to bulk download. Super convenient!

The UI needs a little more love, though.

If the download interface popped up as a separate window, instead of inline, covering up the existing window content, and the icon showed some quick download information: whether it's finished, what video it's currently downloading, etc - as a tooltip - on mouseover, or maybe it could accomplish this with a little dropdown menu - that would be awesome.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.rev337). 

ImgViewerPlus

disappointed Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Lacks zoom-to-width or gesture-based image navigation. Not very intuitive, and rather clunky.

PrintPDF

not necessary on linux, either Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Linux users, like Mac users, also are able to print to pdf. Just choose file -> print -> print to file, and choose pdf. Thus, this addon is not necessary for linux users.

YesScript

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@avada: if you want a whitelist, install noscript, which is a javascript whitelist.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1). 

Self-Destructing Cookies

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant idea! This is an excellent privacy enhancement that doesn't interfere with one's ability to use the web.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0.1). 

FEBE

buggy, only semi-works Rated 2 out of 5 stars

For backing up your bookmarks and extensions, this is pretty good. For backing up your whole profile, though, you are better off just copying the folder yourself, as FEBE does not work, and spits out arcane error messages which googling and forum crawling do not solve. Also, FEBE sometimes causes dialog boxes to freeze in place. Anyhow, I've uninstalled; I'm going to make a shellscript to do this for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.3.0.1). 

RightToClick

A "must have" Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is always one of the first addons I install when I have to set up a fresh profile. Even though I don't ordinarily need it, it is worth having installed for those times I do need it. Awhile back, I was setting up a webapp, and it had a greyed out checkbox, forcing me to do something I did not want to do. RightToClick allowed me to uncheck that box.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.9.4). 

Click-to-Play Manager

almost exactly what I wanted Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After using "enable click-to-play" for awhile, I started craving a whitelist-based click-to-play enabler, so that I could use stuff like grooveshark without having to click to play every time I loaded the page. This addon solves that problem.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

RequestPolicy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A nice enhancement to firefox; It both mitigates cross-site attacks and blocks web annoyances like ads and trackers. Probably best for more net-savvy denizens, since it breaks most sites, and requires a bit of intuition to know what domains to enable and how to enable them for maximum ease of use.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.27). 

Enable Click to Play

excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

works like a charm; if you can't see a plugin click-to-play interface, you can toggle the little plugin icon that appears in the urlbar. This plugin allows click-to-play functionality, much like chrome's. Click-to-play is a nice compromise for keeping plugins, but having them be off by default, thus mitigating plugin-centered security risks while still allowing you to use plugins on trusted sites.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.11).