timtak

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Name timtak
User since February 29, 2012
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Tab Mix Plus

I could not use Firefox without Tab Mix Plus Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used to use Tab Utilities, but it became defunct, and apparently it derived from Tab Mix Plus, as a lighter version of the same. These days computers have quite a lot of memory so "lightness" is rarely an issue. I am not noticing any weight as a result of installing TMP and I have 50 tabs open. Tab Mix Plus works very well, providing a multi-row tab bar, control of where new tabs are displayed (at the end, as new tabs or not), their size and appearance, and how (using short cut keys and the mouse) they are controlled. I am only scratching the surface of the functionality provided. I wish Mozilla would incorporate this into Firefox, since it is pretty useless being able to display only about 12 before tabs disappear off the screen. I recommend installing "Session Manager" add-on to complement Tab Mix Plus, and provide a record of all the tabs you will be opening. I see that TMP has its own session manager, but for some reason I preferred the standalone, I think because I could choose between a longer list of past sessions.

Contra a reviewer below, there is a setting so as to "disable tabs from auto-loading." I found the setting, and now my tabs only load when I click them, not when I start a session or restart Firefox. Like another reviewer I was not managing to restore closed tabs but I bet that the functionality is there. Yes. I found it. The shortcut key was the same as that used by another add-on, but now I have reassigned it, restoring tabs is no problem. Tab Utilities does everything, but it may take you a little while to find out how.

Tab Mix Plus is very rapidly updated after Firefox updates. Thank you developers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1.3.1). 

Tab Utilities

Fixed Everything Opening in New Tab Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I won't be updating Firefox until Tab Utilities works with the update. FF is pants without Tab Utilities. I can only open about 12 tabs without losing sight of them. Utter cr*p.

How can I help persuade Mozilla to pay this developer and use his code in the main release? Or perhaps Mozilla do not pay? Does the developer prefer to remain independent?

I agree with Bert Glenn below that this Add-on is an essential part of Firefox. Having just one line of tabs and having to scroll left and right to find the hidden ones is not fun. Tab utilities changed all that. It was a great, nay essential, Add-on.It seemed to have stopped working with on 18.0.2 so that all links and search fields open in a new tab, but in fact the option in "Links" to "Force all links to open in a new tab" had somehow set itself to be checked. I did not check it. Since the other checkboxes to control when new tabs are created are on the "Tabs" page/tab I did not think to look on the Links page/tab. It was only when I downloaded Tab Utilities Lite (which alas does not allow for multiple lines of tabs) that I realized that such an option existed. I agree that this should be included in the main distribution of Firefox. I don't know how people can bear Firefox's tabs without this add-on.On more than one computer I find that the "for all links to open in a new tab" is being turned on without my intending to have done so. Is there a shortcut key that I do not know about?Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1). 

Download YouTube Videos as MP4

Works, Integral, Does Flash Too Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Flash and Video Download (which worked on more sites) stopped working. It had a button in the bottom add-on bar. The button ceased to appear.

This add-on adds a button under the video which is so integrated with the YouTube site that you'd think it were part of the site (indeed, it is so integrated you may miss the button).

It also gives the option to download flash (and not just mp4). You have the choice.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3). 

Download Flash and Video

Correction NO Niggles, just Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Niggle I mention below, saying that this Add-On does not provide links to the MP4 on YT is incorrect. The download link is there if the mp4 is there to download.

So this add-on is just great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.15).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Download Flash and Video

Recommended. NO Malware. Beware of Fakes. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simpler than the rest and does the business.

And NO, this add-on does NOT add any malware or adverts.
However there is at least one other site pretending to offer this Add-On but instead (I presume) offering malware, e.g.
http://www.fnvfox.com/thankyou.html
So make sure you download/install this Add On from the official mozzilla.org page ADD-ONS page.

However, one niggle...I thought that YT offered a low resolution mp4 file (for all the ipod users perhaps). There seems to be no option to download an mp4 using this Add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.14). 

Google Scholar Search

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Adds Google Scholar to the search bar like it says on the packet.

It would be nice if it had a different coloured icon to differentiate it from google search. I recommend a black and white version of the standard google icon rather than the more arcane google scholar icon used by google itself but either would do.

Add to Search Bar

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

In the movie showing the Add-on in operation it is a foolproof two click process.

I am finding that if I right click, and then click on add to search bar, a window opens where I can change the name, and icon, and add the keyword MANUALLY.

I managed to add a keyword manually (just do a search for say dog and replace the dog with %s) for flickr creative commons search, but some sites do not tell you the search URL, I think.

(I think that there is a bookmarklet somewhere for erm 'swapping get and post' or somesuch so that the search URL is displayed even when it is is not display by default and I used that to write keywords for maxthon in the past.)

I guess that on some sites the keyword is created automatically and on others it is not. But I have tried flickr, mozillaZine Forums, and the "search for add ons" on this site and in all cases I am being asked to provide the keyword myself.

Since I am not even seeing a "add keyword" option in the search manager this Add-on is a lot better than nothing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0). 

always ".com" - Google.com (in English)

Yesssss! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is crazy that Google ignores both browser language settings, and their own search preferences to relocate ex-pat searchers to a site AND LANGUAGE that they can not understand.

This add-on does the business and has saved me endless frustration. It effects quickdrag too because quickdrag uses the search bar default.

The only problem was that I did not realise I had installed the addon. I clicked the link. Nothing seemed to happen. I clicked the link again and then it complained that a search engine of the same name had already been installed.

You have to change the search engine default from the icon to the left of the search box to the one that says "com" in tiny letters at the bottom.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100908). 

Open Bookmarks in New Tab

So what if it duplicates, I like it Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am coming to firefox from maxthon. Maxthon allows fine tuning of whether bookmarks, links, homepage, new pages, are opened in a new tab or not. It is nice to be able to open book marks in a new tab in mozilla too. Thank you.

I would also like to have the option to open a new tab in the background. I hate wating for things to load. I want to click them. And then go to the new tabs when I see they have loaded.

So an "open in the background" option please.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.2011120101). 

QuickDrag

Just Like Maxthon Classic's search gestures, but better Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used a browser called Maxthon Classic till recently but I needed to upgrade and came to Mozilla. One great thing about Maxthon classic is its mouse gestures which provide the ability to search text, and open links in a new tab, just by dragging that text or link a little and dropping it. This addon provides that functionality to Mozilla and more. In Maxthon classic dragging an image opened it in a new Tab. In this addon it saves the image automatically which is useful.

It is also faster (probably because Mozilla is faster). I tried other gestures, such as all in one gestures, but the latter required that I first select text and then do a seperate gesture. I prefer the drag effect. It feels like I am dragging the text into an abyss where google awaits.

You have to turn on the search function in the small addon settings screen.

It may do more than I report above but even if not, I am very satisfied.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.3.21).