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Works really well, but latest 2.0.19 not saving server file timestamp Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A help file for settings would be nice. I too note that there is a bug in 2.0.19 such that the time stamp of downloaded files is not set to the time stamp on the server. This started occurring around April 17.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.19). 

FT DeepDark

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Whohoo! Steva has updated FT DeepDark to work with FF 40X! And it works very well indeed! Slick.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (13.0).  This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

FT DeepDark

Remarkable! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What more can I say? Steva appears to have resolved all of FT DeepDark's issues for use in conjunction with Classic Theme Restorer and other plugin enhancements to Firefox. The latter gives one back the older appearance of Firefox, including the Menu Bar, tabs directly above the view panes, the status bar, et cetera. In other words, all of the features for users who actually use the Internet as a research tool instead of simply watching videos. And now FT DeepDark, which Steva has enhanced considerably since I last contacted him regarding some issue with Classic Theme Restorer several months ago, reveals itself to be remarkably functional and so very easy one one's eyes. That is why I wanted FT DeepDark in the first place -- since I frequently have to work late at night with no other ambient lighting other than a desk lamp. Having communicated with Steva in the past, I know that there is a hell of a lot of code which he has put into this truly remarkable theme which easily is one of the best Firefox themes which I have ever seen. I would ask everyone who enjoys this theme to support him so that he can create alternative versions of this theme and further refine his code in order to quickly address whatever issues which future versions of Firefox and other desirable add-ons might create. In my opinion, this theme truly is one of the top 10 themes which has ever been created for Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (12.1.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

FT DeepDark

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is my favorite theme. I did find one issue with the scrollbars not being properly displayed intended by the author after trying other themes and then switching back to this theme. The simple solution was to switch to the default FF theme and then switch back to this theme.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.4.3).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Download Status Bar

Nice tweaks in version 2.0 -- thanks! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been using previous versions for around two years. DSB is one of my favorite FF extensions. The ability to color code downloading items based on the download speed is a handy feature.

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FT DeepDark

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This theme has one of the cleanest and functional designs which I have ever encountered. And more importantly it is a dark theme with dark URL and Search bars. This is important since my previously used theme had white backgrounds for these bars, and this caused burn-in on my LCD monitor. Fortunately, using the Windows Mystify screen saver for several days has almost completely removed the burn-in created by the theme which I previously used. So, if you always run FF full screen, this FT DeepDark theme is the one to use if you don't want screen burn-in.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5). 

Browser Backgrounds

FF release 13 causes issues with BrowserBackgrounds and other extensions Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Anybody having usage issues with Browser Backgrounds needs to make sure that the Firefox home page is set to the following:


Accomplish the above under Tools >> Options >> General tab and then paste the above into the box for Home Page and then hit the Enter button.

Bam. Doing the above will get Browser Backgrounds working correctly.

If you want to disable randomization of your backgrounds, this is easily accomplished by going to the Firefox Add-ons Manager, or Tools >> Add-ons, then click on Extensions (which should already be the current section that is being displayed in the Add-ons Manager), and then clicking on the Options button for Browser Backgrounds. You will see that the only available option for Browser Backgrounds is whether or not to disable background randomization.

And now, what FF release 13 breaks in terms of using Browser Backgrounds in conjunction with another very handy extension called "Last tab close button". This latter extension is splendid by itself, and it is particularly useful in conjunction with Browser Backgrounds, since the purpose of Last Tab Close Button is to tell Firefox what to do when you close the one and only tab displayed in Firefox. Normally you can't close this tab if it is the only tab since Firefox does not display an X on this single tab so that you can close it. But this is the purpose of the Last Tab extension -- to both display the X for the single displayed tab, and to give you options for what to do when you close this single and only tab displayed in Firefox.

Prior to FF release 13 and when using the Last Tab extension in conjunction with Browser Backgrounds, you could repeatedly close the last tab (the one and only tab displayed in Firefox), and then Last Tab would close the tab and then create another tab which displays your home page. And of course your home page was configured to merely display another background due to your home page being set to:


But FF release 13 breaks your home page setting for any add-on which can close the last tab by calling omni.ja which is compressed jar file. This compressed jar file features copyrighted Mozilla code which is set to display a 3 x 3 tile of, well, whatever you have been browsing. We need to change the default option for browser.newtab.url in Firefox's config file from "about:newtab" (which calls the omni.ja file) to "about:blank" in order to make the first displayed tab display the setting for your default home page, or "chrome://browserbackgrounds/content/bb.html" which is what we want for Browser Backgrounds to work correctly. Thus...

Paste "about:config" into the URL bar, accept the warning message, search for "browser.newtab.url" and then change the value for "browser.newtab.url" from "about:newtab" to "about:blank". Don't past the quotes surrounding anything in this paragraph.

That is it. Browser Backgrounds will once again behave correctly, and the Last Tab or similar extensions should once again behave correctly as well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5.1-signed). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension is really slick and is a no-brainer to use. Hmm...a neat addition would be pop-ups when hovering over each icon which displayed the URLs of each object type as well as the ability to view the source files. Then I could get rid of the JSView extension which I also use, but JSView only handles viewing of Javascript and stylesheet source files.

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Download Statusbar

Was great, but now uninstalled due to undefined sponsorship Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I uninstalled it since the latest version is now "sponsored" with no explanation of what this means. Could be anything from tracking web activities to tracking what files are downloaded. I don't know and I don't care at this point since no explanation was given. As others noted, all links for info are dead or wiped clean. It was a nice extension to have but I can easily live without it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.9). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a splendid little addon. If you want to save the produced page as a html document, then you must set an output path and file name in the options for this addon. The only bug I found is that IE reports that ext_ma2ten is undefined. You will find this very near the bottom of the produced html document. The html document is formatted in html 4.01 transitional, meaning that even rather old html editors such as HoTMetaL Pro interpret the document without errors.

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

QuickJava has long been one of my favorite "must have" add-ons for Firefox. I really would love to see it updated to work with FF 3.6 since its kind of a hassle to go to Tools > Add-ons in order to re-enable Java for the few web sites which I visit that use Java. I give QuickJava 5 stars -- just wish it would work with the new 3.6 version of Firefox.

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


Bug in latest non-beta version when used with FF2 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great add-on which I have been using for quite some time, but in FF2 the latest version 0.8.09r21b0269 most of the time prevents the web site URL from showing up in the address bar and doesn't get rid of the last URL when I close all tabs. Use the May 2008 release of this handy utility if you use FF2. Latest version works splendidly in FF3.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.10r22b0272).