periboob

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Name periboob
User since March 5, 2007
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My Reviews

Google +1 Button

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Trying to get more active on G+, I think this will help a lot. Only thing that I can see so far, as a newbie is that I would like a simple way to choose, either to add my comment on G+, or just a simple "+1" without going into settings. Maybe with 2 buttons?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0.9). 

FireFTP

Very nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Years ago I wrote a batch file using the Windows FTP command line tool to update my personal web page at my ISP. One double-click and done. But my [unbelievably gross and obscene expletive deleted] ISP changed their process and broke my little tool. FireFTP works. Takes a couple of extra clicks, but is much more flexible. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1). 

Menu Editor

essential for the individualist Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A customizable context menu is a great step toward making any program work for the user, rather than working for some programmer who is interested in something completely different. The FF creators are brilliant, but they may have completely different styles than the user. Menu Editor is a great tool that makes FF work the way I want. It has a very good traditional interface that lets me pick what to show on the context menu very quickly. It does a good job of integrating with all my other extensions, except for one old dinosaur that never caught-on, (Sachio Search Toolbar) where I have been tweaking the max-version to keep using it since FF-3. Guess I should not complain.

But there is one feature missing that would convert this into the ultimate personalizer--Support for Bookmarks--particularly Bookmarklets. If I could add Bookmarklets to my context menu, I could die happy.

Oh, and may I suggest a button for donation? I see many much less useful extensions that suggest a donation, but I couldnt even find a donation button for Menu Editor. Thanks guys.

CompactHeader

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent! Without this add-on, I would be very tempted to revert back to an older version of T-bird.

This should be built-in. I cant imagine what type of user habits would benefit from that big clump of wasted space at the top of each message. Maybe a desperate L-user who forwards or replies to every message?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7). 

Sachio Search Toolbar

Save some time/clicks Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was quite a chore finding this Add-on. For some reason my searches through AMO* usually produced no good results. I was looking for a way to add to the context menu, and this did not show up--but I persisted, and I am glad I did.

I am a big fan of Google, and the Google Toolbar, but that was not quite enough. Now and then, I dont want to search the web, just maybe Wikipedia, maybe a dictionary, maybe Yahoo-Answers, or some other specialized information source. To aid in this, for several years I have had a folder on my Bookmarks toolbar filled with "Bookmarklets" which would do custom searches. But I could never make the bookmarklet search-results open a new tab. Plus the button was all the way up there on the toolbar.

Sachio Search Toolbar solved my problem. I dont care for the toolbar, dont even remember what it looks like--I keep it turned off. But I love the context menu. I love that I can double click a word to select it, then right click it and click the custom search in the popup. I love that it is easily customizable. I was able to quickly add "search services" for IMDB and Acronym Finder, and I will likely add more. Just run your favorite site-specific search once manually, and copy the resulting URL, and paste it into the Sachio URL setting, with the "[KEYWORD]" tag replacing the original search term.

Sachio is going on my list of "must have" Firefox Add-ons. I cant figure why this Add-On is not more popular. Maybe it needs a better description? More "tags"? Anyway, thanks Sachio. 5-stars.

* Note: If you had Sachio Search installed, and had added AcronymFinder.com to the service with 4 clicks you could find that AMO is short for Addons.mozilla.org (website)

Google Contacts

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Worked very well after I got it configured. Had used before with good results, but the setup menu like many minor menus on Ubuntu+Netbook, is too large ofor the screen, and does not scroll. Had to mess with the hotkeys (alt+F7, I think) to move and resize the screen to be able to get to the bottom controls. Otherwise worked fine.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.56). 

Tab Mix Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just went through installing Firefox on three new computers, 2 for me, one for my wife, and I have gone through the mental drill of setting FF up, what to do first to make things functional, customizing as appropriate for each computer. Without really planning, just deciding what I had to have to make the computer work, my initial add-ons are always NoScript, then Google Toolbar, then Tab Mix Plus.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.8.2). 

Greasemonkey

Version check? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Says is works with FF 3.5.*, but does not for me. I am not an expert, but I dont think it is going to work as long as the install.rdf is saying maxVersion for FF is 3.1b2

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.20090123.1). 

UnMHT

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

An excellent add-on. Works well with the "antipagination" extension, to archive web data. Some forums and such can be tedious to save otherwise. Antipagination lines them up, and UnMHT mows them down.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0). 

UnMHT

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fills an irritating gap in saving my words. Since forums of any stripe are vulnrable to crashing, reformatting, being taken down, I like to save my contributions occasionally. A handy way is to use the repagination add-on. But in Firefox, not all forums will let you save (as HTML) the result of a repaginated collection of pages.

(Does Firefox have to go back to the internet to re-download when I save a file? --seems so for me)

But UnMHT works fine for what I need--not just to save space, but to provide functions that I could not do otherwise.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1.0.1). 

QuoteURLText

Extremly nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a good "harvester" to allow very quick capture of the gems that I stumble across. QuoteURLText doesnt do it all, but it fills a missing piece of the puzzle for me.

Under the "Advanced Formatting" I used

[br][b]@title[/b]
[br][br]
[a href=" @url "] @url [/a]

[br][br]@quote
[br][br]

This captures the page title, plus the URL twice, for the link and for the label,
Then captures my selection for the tag. All to the clipboard.

I want to add this to a web page, mostly for local use. And I had previously developed a batch program, using the free SwissFileKnife (SFK) utility from http://stahlworks.com/dev/xe.html to add the clipboard contents to a file

Looks something like this:

:: ==== Log-Tech.bat =======
del D:\dat\log-tech.bak
rename D:\dat\log-tech.html log-tech.bak
echo. >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
time /t >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
date /t >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
sfk fromclip >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
echo. >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
:: this next goes all on one line, with a space after "bak"
copy D:\dat\log-tech.html+D:\dat\log-tech.bak D:\dat\log-tech.html
:: ====================

So, now, I can select a section of a page, right-click the selection, then "Quote Text" to capture the content and a link, then execute the little batch, to dump the clipboard to my little list of cool finds. (make a handy shortcut to the batch on the desktop, and you can either run it directly, or make a hot-key launcher.)

The html code it produces is very incomplete, but Firefox does not seem to care.

A nice little tool. I am very happy!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.8). 

QuoteURLText

Extremly nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a good "harvester" to allow very quick capture of the gems that I stumble across. QuoteURLText doesnt do it all, but it fills a missing piece of the puzzle for me.

Under the "Advanced Formatting" I used

[br][b]@title[/b]
[br][br]
[a href=" @url "] @url [/a]

[br][br]@quote
[br][br]

This captures the page title, plus the URL twice, for the link and for the label,
Then captures my selection for the tag. All to the clipboard.

I want to add this to a web page, mostly for local use. And I had previously developed a batch program, using the free SwissFileKnife (SFK) utility from http://stahlworks.com/dev/xe.html to add the clipboard contents to a file

Looks something like this:

:: ==== Log-Tech.bat =======
del D:\dat\log-tech.bak
rename D:\dat\log-tech.html log-tech.bak
echo. >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
time /t >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
date /t >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
sfk fromclip >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
echo. >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
:: this next goes all on one line, with a space after "bak"
copy D:\dat\log-tech.html+D:\dat\log-tech.bak D:\dat\log-tech.html
:: ====================

So, now, I can select a section of a page, right-click the selection, then "Quote Text" to capture the content and a link, then execute the little batch, to dump the clipboard to my little list of cool finds. (make a handy shortcut to the batch on the desktop, and you can either run it directly, or make a hot-key launcher.)

The html code it produces is very incomplete, but Firefox does not seem to care.

A nice little tool. I am very happy!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.8). 

QuoteURLText

Extremly nice! correction Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Rats forgot the Review/Forum program does not like HTML tags, For the Advanced formatting, try this

[br][b]@title[/b]
[br][br]
[a href=" @url "] @url [/a]

[br][br]@quote
[br][br]

and replace "[" and "]" with angle brackets.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.8). 

QuoteURLText

Extremly nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a good "harvester" to allow very quick capture of the gems that I stumble across. QuoteURLText doesnt do it all, but it fills a missing piece of the puzzle for me.

Under the "Advanced Formatting" I used

@title

@url

@quote


This captures the page title, plus the URL twice, for the link and for the label, then captures my selection from the page. All to the clipboard.

I want to add this to a web page, mostly for local use. And I had previously developed a batch program, using the free SwissFileKnife (SFK) utility from http://stahlworks.com/dev/xe.html to add the clipboard contents to a file

Looks something like this:

:: ==== Log-Tech.bat =======
del D:\dat\log-tech.bak
rename D:\dat\log-tech.html log-tech.bak
echo. >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
time /t >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
date /t >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
sfk fromclip >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
echo. >> D:\dat\log-tech.html
copy D:\dat\log-tech.html+D:\dat\log-tech.bak D:\dat\log-tech.html
:: ====================

So, now, I can select a section of a page, right-click the selection, then "Quote Text" to capture the content and a link, then execute the little batch, to dump the clipboard to my little list of cool finds. (make a handy shortcut to the batch on the desktop, and you can either run it directly, or make a hot-key launcher.)

The html code my solution produces is very rough, but Firefox does not seem to care.

A nice little tool. I am very happy!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.8). 

NoUn Buttons: Unmerge Back & Forward Buttons/Menus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks Gulp21. I was very dissapointed to see the new FF3 buttons, yeah artistic but limited functionality. I spend very little time gazing at the esthetically pleasing blended curved buttons. I just want them to work when I click them, to help me get to the desired location, and now, thanks to you they do.

It is a little sad that the FF designers decided to arbitrarily remove functionality, but it is a tribute to the whole system that the functionality can be added back in by the community.

Thanks again!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

Close Button

Dissapointed Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I wan looking for a simple addon to replace the multi step methods to get a movable close-tab button. But this did not work for me with FF3 or FF301. When I install and turn on this extension, it caused the Back-forward drop-down to display without any labels--just a blank dropdown with nothing shown.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

Tab Mix Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am using the the version 0.3.1.080416 (from the garyr website) with Firefox 3. Many pending extensions I will wait for the approved versions, but TMP is just too critical to me. It would really inhibit my surfing to not have it. Too early to make any guarantees, but it is working well for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.6). 

Custom Buttons

Incompatible with FF 2.0.0.12 Not yet rated

Or so 0.2.7 says. What a pain. Hope I have a backup somewhere. I really have gotten dependent on my custom \"Close Tab\" button, now this.\r\n
=== next day ===
I got 0.2.6 running again. But it may not have been the fault of CB. Had several other extensions claim incompatibility at the same time.
Whew, I was having withdrawal symptoms.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.2.8).