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Name throwawaylogin
User since March 5, 2007
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Save-To-Read

good replacement for ReadItLater/Pocket Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Pocket addon (formerly ReatItLater) now forces people to store bookmarks on their server. I didn't want to share everything I read with them, so I refused to register. Then Pocket deleted my entire reading list, and when I tried to downgrade to a previous version, it restored the current version even though I had disabled updates. This is unacceptable. Thank you for providing this useful alternative.

keyword.URL Hack!

thank you thank you thank you Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yet another addon needed to reverse a stupid decision by the Mozilla UX team... Apparently they feel they need to dumb everything down, but why don't they make it a pref?

Apart from weeping and gnashing of teeth, Firefox's new behavior also produces a new privacy problem. It leads to search engines being called with search terms that weren't intended for them.

Discussion: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2736275

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0). 

Contacts Sidebar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Current releases can be found on the homepage. Version 1.7pre is compatible with Thunderbird 16.

Btw the check mark in the View|Layout menu is still inverted. It should be checked when the sidebar is visible, not when it's hidden.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

RSS Icon

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@christian1502 Komisch, ich kann das mit dem Standardicon nicht. Egal wo ich es hinziehe, es erscheint immer _neben_ dem Adressfeld, nicht darin. Außerdem ist das Standardicon immer da. Wenn die Seite keinen Feed bereitstellt, ist es ausgegraut, nimmt aber trotzdem Platz weg und hat keine Funktion. Mit "RSS Icon" erscheint das Icon _im_ Adressfeld, und nur dann, wenn es einen Feed gibt.

Leider wird nicht angezeigt, ob ich den Feed schon abonniert habe, und der Name ist falsch. Es müsste "Feed Icon" heißen. RSS ist nur _ein_ Feed-Format, der Standard ist Atom. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_feed#Confusion_between_Web_feed_and_RSS

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Contacts Sidebar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Go to the extension homepage to get a current "pre-release" version! The version here is 5 years old. The latest version on the homepage is v1.5pre from April 2012.

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Secure Login

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Still useful, but it stopped working correctly on many sites, e.g. doesn't recognize a login form, tries to submit hidden forms, doesn't recognize a captcha requirement, doesn't fill the username/email field. This extension is up for adoption (see "Developer's Comments"), don't let it die!

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

Perspectives

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

no response from notaries... even http://www.networknotary.org/ is down. Wasn't the idea to build a network of notaries that is more reliable than any single https site?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

Lucifox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Looks better than EPubReader, and I also appreciate that it doesn't force the library function on me. Check out the manual in Tools|Lucifox!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.3). 

Master Password+

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This addon is absolutely necessary due to Firefox's extremely annoying master password UI. Every time I start Firefox, Sync steals focus and fires a modal master password prompt without even telling why, and this is by design! Master Password+ gets rid of them. Not 5 stars because it doesn't work well with Secure Login (need to reload page) and because the "Lock" hotkeys cannot be disabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.16.1). 

AutoGroup

not really "auto" Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It needs some built-in general rules (by domain, opened-from, etc). If I have to enter a custom regex for every set of tabs I visit it's easier to group them manually.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Display Contact Photo

Tb7b Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love it. It seems to work with Thunderbird 7 beta. Please bump.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2). 

OpenSearch

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It doesn't say so in the description, but this initiates a Google web search in a Thunderbird tab. (I think I saw a search engine dropdown but it disappeared after a split second.) Thunderbird isn't a web browser. If you want the kitchen sink, get Seamonkey.

HackTheWeb

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

great Aardvark replacement

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

Aardvark

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Downrated for being abandonware. Developers, if you're going to abandon an extension, please hand it over to someone else. I have tried "Hack The Web" and it's a great replacement. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/hack-the-web/

This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

Duplicate Contact Manager

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

abandonware looking for a foster home

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1). 

Aardvark

belongs to Google??? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

On http://karmatics.com/aardvark/ it says "Aardvark was created by Rob Brown (rjbrown@gmail.com) and now belongs to vark.com." but http://vark.com is a completely unrelated "social search engine", also called Aardvark, that was acquired by Google. Is this a trademark issue? Anyway, I'm glad the malware block went away. I'm using Aardvark with Fx 4 and so far I haven't had any problems.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

BugMeNot

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Don't be such dicks, folks. For the sites that have logins listed on bugmenot, the extension works. Don't blame this extension for the "play nice with site owners" policy of bugmenot.com. There are alternatives but they don't have logins even for the most popular sites.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Aardvark

Rob! Can you hear me? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this extension, please update it for Fx4! And get rid of those evil ads on your site! http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://karmatics.com/

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No-Referer

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

works in 4.0

RSS Icon

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great. Now we have to use addons to get everything back they're throwing out in the great browser race to zero UI.
Suggestions: There should be some indication when a site has a feed I've already subscribed to, akin to what the star does for "dead bookmarks". And don't exclude <a> and <area>, the HTML5 spec says they should also be used for autodiscovery.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6).