Fred Flintstone

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Name Fred Flintstone
User since February 23, 2013
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Forecastfox Weather

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I agree with all the enthusiasm that everyone is expressing for Forecastfox, and also share their disappointment with the new inability to use it brought about with FF 29. That IS part and parcel of the fun, little accelerated FF update schedule after all -- discovering what gets broken and how to fix it again in each new release.

With that said, I'm puzzled with the comments from those who are stating that everything can be fixed by installing the Forecastfox update from the link provided by so many, along with re-establishing the add-on bar through one of a handful of new add-ons fixes. Yes, I followed those steps and was then able to customize and drag Forecastfox back down to the add-on bar. Problem is that is doesn't stay there -- within a few minutes or when I restart FF, it disappears again. Unless I'm missing something, I don't see the improvement.

More concerning is the fact that the developer seems to be silent on the subject. I do hope he hasn't abandoned all of his faithful followers. Version 2.2.4 doesn't seem to be an improvement, so we need something else. Otherwise, we're all stuck. AniWeather also seems to be plagued with the same issue, so the only alternative right now seems to be Weather Now, which doesn't have anywhere near the capabilities.

Tab Grenade

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Loved this add-on when I first found it, but now I've noticed a couple of issues:
#1) After installing FF 29.0.1, the icon to access Tab Grenade has disappeared completely. This is obviously a major issue, as the add-on is now unusable.
#2) There seems to be no way to get rid of old history for tabs saved. So, apparently, it just keeps storing old tab groups forever. Would be nice to limit the length of time they're saved. Minor issue, but would be handy.
Other than the above two items, Tab Grenade is quite useful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.3). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Firefox version 29 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Switched over to FF 29, and even though I'm not a fan of it, I'm sticking with it for now. So, it's great that an update of AiOS which will work with that version of FF has been made available. Only one problem I've noticed so far -- the new version of AiOS puts too much spacing between the icons, resulting in excessive space usage. It's a minor issue, but would be nice to have resolved.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.21). 

Capture & Print

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, a very useful add-on that's much easier to use than anything else out there. The only problem I've had with it (which explains the 4-star rating) is that when I start/restart Firefox, the icon sometimes disappears from the toolbar. To get it to reappear, I have to disable the add-on then re-enable it. Not a major issue, but it is a nuisance.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.8.3). 

Brief

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Probably the most useful newsfeed reader I've found so far, with one exception: it would be really helpful if there were a menu item to open all unread items in a feed (or even from all feeds), without the need to open them up one at a time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.1). 

Digest

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Probably the most useful newsfeed reader I've found so far, with one exception: it would be really helpful if there were a menu item to open all unread items in a feed (or even from all feeds), without the need to open them up one at a time.

NewsFox

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like most things about this add-on, with one exception. I can't find any way to hide news items that I've already read. So what this means to me is that if a newsfeed has 100 items, with only one that is still unread, I have to scroll through all 100 lines just to find the one I want to open. I even tried changing the sort order so that unread items will be on top, but that didn't work at all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.8.4.2). 

Bookmarks Checker - check for bad links

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A pretty good add-on, but the latest version (1.4) messes up the navigation toolbar by removing the icons I put on there and putting on ones that I didn't want.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Bookmarks Checker - check for bad links

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Pretty good add-on, but the latest version (1.4) messes up the navigation toolbar by removing the icon I put on there and puts on a couple of different ones that I didn't want.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4). 

Page Positioning Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Forget about all the other add-ons that are designed to provide an easy way to go to the top or bottom of the page -- this one is better than any of them (and I've tried them all).

QuickNote

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a follow-up to my review from yesterday. The developer said that he couldn't duplicate the first problem I listed, and since there is no way to contact him directly, I guess I have to post it here.

To duplicate the problem of changes not propagating between the three display options (sidebar, float window, and tab), try this example:
Settings --> Autosave on close
Button option - Open in sidebar
Show save button
After doing these settings, open QuickNote in a tab or a float window. Enter some text. Click on the save button. Click on the toolbar button (which will open it in the sidebar). The changes will not be there.
Now, sometimes if you close the float window or the tab before clicking on the toolbar button, the change will appear, but not usually. By following this sequence, I was able to duplicate the problem repeatedly (19 out of 20 tries).

One additional suggestion - being able to enter our own tab captions would be really nice.

Still an excellent add-on regardless.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

QuickNote

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very good add-on. MUCH better than any other note-taking add-on that I've tried. Two problems however:
(1) If you open it in the sidebar (for example), make some changes, save those changes, close the sidebar, then open it in a "float window", it will lose the changes you made. Apparently, all three ways to display the notes are loaded at the same time (when Firefox starts rather than when the notes are opened and displayed???), so changes made in one display mode do not apply to the other display modes.
(2) I tried the development version to see if problem #1 had been fixed, but I found a new problem instead - the captions on the note tabs do not display correctly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2). 

Browser View

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, a good add-on. One of the things I liked the most was that it included toolbar icons for all the major browsers it supported, which was good because I could put the ones I wanted on the sidebar. Unfortunately, in version 21.0, some of those icons disappeared (including Google Chrome). That's a puzzling change to make. As a result, I am staying on version 20.0 for the time being. If it hadn't been for this issue, I would have given the add-on 5 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (21.0). 

Screengrab (fix version)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used to use Screen Capture Elite, but that stopped working, so I searched and found this one. Excellent replacement!

Also, I contacted the developer a while back requesting a small modification (the ability to specify a default action by clicking on the icon) - he responded to me quickly and included my suggestion in the product. I really appreciate responsive add-on developers, because there are so few.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.97.7c). 

TabCorral

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is actually quite a useful add-on, so I'm not sure why so few people have been using it. Unfortunately, however, it stopped working completely in version 20 of Firefox. And from what I can tell, it has probably been abandoned by the original developer, so I doubt that it will ever be updated again.

Self-Destructing Cookies

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an absolutely excellent add-on. It's the best approach I've seen yet for controlling cookie proliferation. Before this add-on, I would see literally hundreds of cookies (mostly junk) after visiting only a few sites. Now, they're limited to a handful which deal directly with data I can actually identify as relevant. Not sure why some may be having problems with the whitelist, since I have not experienced anything like that. Also, I have corresponded directly with the developer and found him to be very helpful and responsive, which is a refreshing change from others I have contacted in the past. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.4).