Thomas Sisson

About me

Developer Information
Name Thomas Sisson
Location Indianapolis, IN, USA
Occupation Volunteer
User since August 2, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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In a little more detail...

I finally did it. I switched to Firefox when I switched computers. I just wish they could create all programs in the SeaMonkey Suite as separate programs, but make them optional in the SeaMonkey install, like the old Netscape. Support for Gecko is Gecko is greatly needed, including in the Mozilla Project. If you make the browsers different so that add-ons are incompatible, then Gecko isn't Gecko.

My Reviews

SettingSanity

Thanks, it works! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many setttings have been removed or dumbed down. This add-on helps to return these settings to the Preferences panel. There are still more settings that could be exposed, though I cannot specifically recall them.

SeaMonkey has traditionally had more settings available outside of about:config. Unfortunately, there is not a regular 64-bit build of SeaMonkey available for Linux. I wish they never separated the code. It would be great to have the installation similar to the way Netscape was, where one could install the entire suite or just individual components. The code for the browser was the same whether one installed the suite or just the browser. This really is just my rant, I don't expect the author to resolve these additional issues. Additional preferences would be nice though.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.20130919). 

ProfileSwitcher

Great but ... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Thanks for creating an add-on for a feature that should have been built into all Mozilla products. There are variations of programs available for MS Windows that attempt to do this. Many of us don't use Windows, and the sources are questionable.

My suggestion would be to replace -no-remote with -new-instance. This would fix the issue of not opening links with the running instance of Firefox. If the user chooses to keep separate instances of Firefox running rather than closing the currently running one, links would still be opened by the first instance by default (the operating system shouldn't matter).

You can set this as the default action. In a later version, you can add an option to change the default behavior, or choose the behavior in the dialog box, or both.

I'll probably hack the code myself, but this issue keeps me from giving a higher rating.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.4). 

Lightning

SeaMonkey use feeling abandoned! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I really like this add-on, but it is no longer available for SeaMonkey. Has SeaMonkey been abandoned? They never needed to fork Firefox in the first place because you kept have left the code as is and just built the browser and called it Firefox. There never would have been these silly compatibility issues. Sure, I could just build lightning, but building has become more and more difficult. You basically are stuck with pulling from Mercurial, and that pulls everything. I personally can't build Mozilla products on my system anyway without errors. I'm giving this only one star because there is no version available for me, the support link does nothing here, and giving a low ranking often prompts the author to respond.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Smartr Inbox for Gmail

Make it work for SeaMonkey Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on for any Gmail (or Google mail) user. Occasionally, you may have to Refresh Contacts, but otherwise I have found no bugs.If you use SeaMonkey, download the the add-on and tweak it to work. Add the following between the first and last <Description> tags in the install.rdf file.

<em:targetApplication>
<Description>
<em:id>{92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a}</em:id>
<em:minVersion>2.13</em:minVersion>
<em:maxVersion>2.70</em:maxVersion>
</Description>
</em:targetApplication>

In chrome.manifest, replace the entire contents (I don't know how to keep the Firefox code and add the SeaMonkey code) with the following two lines:

content xobniforgmail content/
overlay chrome://navigator/content/navigator.xul chrome://xobniforgmail/content/script-compiler-overlay.xul

Maybe some day, Xobni will upload a SeaMonkey version. My intention here is not to circumvent the user agreement. By installing the add-on with these changes, you agree to the terms of service. These changes are free to use under GPL, MPL, preexisting licenses and copyrights, and within the terms of use provided by the unedited add-on for Firefox.

BuddyFox

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I recently installed this add-on. When I clicked on the icon to activate it, it went to , and the page had the message, "The service is no longer accepting new registrations." Unfortunately, I can't rate this add-on for usability, but I must let people know it apparently won't work unless you are already registered. I'll give it three stars for a medium rating to not skew the ratings.

AOL Favorites

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This add-on will also replace your new tab page with an AOL new tab. You can turn it off to get your default , but every time you start Firefox , it prompts you to turn it on. This happens even if you select "No Thanks." It would be better to have this page only the first time one installs the add-on, so one is not surprised that the new tab page has changed. This should be in settings on the about:addons page and stay the way one sets it until one changes it. The add-on is a good idea, but it fails to be a good add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.39). 

Bookmark Deduplicator

No Options Rated 1 out of 5 stars

There is no obvious way to start it. You must open add-ons, find the extension, click on preferences, then click on start. It then says, the following bookmarks will be deleted. Is it deleting the first one it finds? Is it deleting similar bookmarks? There is no option to choose which bookmark to delete. What if I want to delete a duplicate from an imported bookmark folder? It's nice that it requires no restart, but there are better duplicate bookmark add-ons.

Mnenhy

Works Great, But Rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you use Gmail Buttons, you must disable Custom Headers in Preferences for this add-on. Otherwise, you will not see Gmail labels, and you may receive constant JavaScript alerts when you view a message.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Gmail Buttons

Possible Install Bug Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I recommend this add-on if you have a Gmail account or a Google Apps account and have more than the default folders. Follow the authors advice and use the correct version. Also, follow Google's recommended Thunderbird settings for Gmail accounts except for your account in Account Settings > Server Settings, under "When I delete a message:" "Move it to this folder:" select Trash. Possible bug follows:

I installed Gmail Buttons 0.5.1 on Thunderbird 17.0.2. I had to disable the add-on and re-enable it to get Gmail labels to show up in the message header. I don't know if this is a bug in the add-on, Thunderbird, interference from another add-on, or just a glitch.

Geolocater

It does not work. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The menu item does nothing, and there are no preferences.

Firefox 17.0 on (K)Ubuntu 12.10

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Minimize Addon-Bar

Very buggy and needs work! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

If you want to toggle the add-on bar, it is built in to Firefox. The add-on does more than that, but the arrow disappears for me when it is minimized. I even rearranged my icons to resemble the author's but it still doesn't show the arrow when minimized even after resetting the minimum width.

As a previous commenter said, the scrollbar is hidden at the bottom. This is annoying, and horrible if your window manager places both arrows at the bottom. I would suggest putting it on the left instead of the right by default with an option to place it on the right for window managers that place the scrollbars on the left.

Adding a combined minimize and restore button with a maximize button that is visible when restored to reset the add-on bar to the default location and width would make this idea work.

Toolbar Buttons

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

If you try to install in a newer version of Thunderbird, it won't even give a not compatible message. This extension is extremely out of date as is the author's website. For this reason I give it one star.

I still have not figured out how to modify the install file to try outdated extension--I always get error messages. This part is only my issue and does not affect the rating.

RealPrevNextButtons for new Thunderbird versions

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This extension is no longer necessary since Previous and Next are available and now work in newer versions of Thunderbird. The extension either looks for icons that don't exist, or does not provide Real Previous and Real Next icons. Since text uses twice as much space as small icons, this is not practical. I will round up to three stars.
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Cette extension n'est plus nécessaire depuis Précédent et Suivant sont disponibles et travaillent maintenant dans les nouvelles versions de Thunderbird. L'extension semble que ce soit pour les icônes qui n'existent pas, ou ne fournit pas de vrais Précédent et Suivant icônes réel. Puisque le texte utilise l'espace deux fois plus que les petites icônes, ce n'est pas pratique. Je vais arrondir à trois étoiles.
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Esta extensión ya no es necesaria, ya Anterior y Siguiente están disponibles y trabajan ahora en las nuevas versiones de Thunderbird. La extensión o bien busca los iconos que no existen, o no proporciona verdaderos iconos Siguiente Anterior y Real. Puesto que el texto emplea el espacio de dos veces más que los iconos pequeños, esto no es práctico. Voy a reunir a tres estrellas.

FoxTab

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

When FoxTab opens, all of the controls that are supposed to be spread across the bottom are stacked in the bottom left corner. This makes it unusable except for the FoxTab branded Google search box at the top. I could just as well have a blank new top or have the browser open Google for a new tab.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.5). 

Simply Silver

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Is this a persona or a theme? When I tried to add it, it overrides my theme. I only wanted to add the silver background to the Simple Green theme to get the look of the Netscape green theme with the silver background.

Provider for Google Calendar

Update won't install Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have found this add-on useful and have not had any problems with it until now. The add-on requires Lightning and I have version 1.7, but I think it was written for Lightning 1.8. Lightning 1.8 is not compatible with Thunderbird 15.0.1 which is the latest version available from Canonical, who makes installer packages for Ubuntu that can be installed on other builds of Linux. My installation and operating system are also 64 bit versions.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17). 

GBookmarks (Google Bookmarks for Firefox)

Needs Work Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It works, but has some strange side affects. It creates a folder for every tag in your Google Bookmarks. It hides the star bookmark icon in the toolbar. Additionally, it has no toolbar button or presence in the Firefox compact menu. This means you have to show the menu toolbar.

Preferential (New GUID)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Is this project dead? There are no updates since 2006. That's why it gets one star.

Thunderbird Conversations

Unexpected results Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The setup wizard checks several options by default. If you have never used unity inbox, avoid it if you use many message filters. They will not work properly with unity inbox. Rerunning the wizard will not undo things as expected. If you have several addons and you like them, read all reviews before installing. The latest version is not available here. I will probably tinker with the addon, but will eventually uninstall it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.3). 

Fire.fm

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I used this when it was first available, then it quit working. This addon works on SeaMonkey 2.10 even though it is not supposed to, but the code overwrites gContextMenu. Instead, I have a transparent menu that gives me the option to "Send page" in a variety of ways. For this reason I give it three stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.14).