Falanges

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Name Falanges
User since January 12, 2011
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My Reviews

BarTab

BarTab --great extension! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Bar Tab is a great extension for keeping Firefox running quickly! It does so by allowing the user to easily set permanent (though changeable) limits on which tabs are currently using computer memory.

NOTE: Firefox is presently in a cycle of frequent upgrades that has resulted in Bar Tab's author not keeping up its compatibility with the newer Firefox versions. This is easy to understand, especially given that creating Firefox modifiers (extensions) is nearly always a volunteer, non-profit effort.

Fortunately, folks like MIDGO (see following reviewer) have stepped in with advice and/or modified extensions that are slight modifications of Bar Tab itself. They've simply patched the Bar Tab design so it will work with some of the newer Firefox versions. This saves the rest of us from having to create the same patch ourselves (which we otherwise would do because the Bar Tab "mod" is worth it!).

Please ignore the little review ruckus that follows further below. People can forget how to be gracious sometimes. Suffice to say that all Firefox extensions (including Bar Tab) are usually small yet often very useful modifications. Virtually all of them are created and shared in the true spirit of generosity that pervades the entire field of "open source" hobbyists.

Additionally, Firefox extensions are generally such small modifications that even hackers with very little knowledge of programming (coding) can devise them. Sometimes when they do they don't stamp the correct nomenclature (i.e., version numbering sequence) on them before uploading them to be shared by the rest of us, but hey, no worries, virtually all of us appreciate and join-in their shared efforts just the same.

Edit Bookmark Plus

Major Bookmarking Improvement Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Today’s PC users create more bookmarks than ever: long lists and folders and sub-folders full of them, but Mozilla hasn’t kept up. As great as Firefox truly is (with extensions: the best!), its bookmark creation function has the same old choke point it and its competition have had since day one: FILING.

Specifically, the Firefox bookmark creation & filing function uses a window so small that its user's view through it at any particular moment is limited to just a portion of their bookmark collection. In other words, Firefox forces users to scroll their bookmark directories up and down and side to side through this little window, searching narrowly until they get to the spot where they want to file their new bookmarks. Often users (like me) just file their new bookmarks in a temp folder instead. They delay final filing decisions until later when an easier, secondary and larger Firefox "Show All Bookmarks" window can be used, but that’s just plain counter-productive.

Edit Bookmark Plus remedies this by enabling the user to permanently enlarge the Firefox bookmark creation & filing window (nearly as large as the monitor’s screen if so desired) thereby providing a truly great view of their bookmarks from a tall root list to extensively wide sub-folder levels. The outcome is users deciding quickly and comprehensively from the “get-go” where best to file their bookmarks at the very moment they’re creating them.

For those of us who collect and organize a lot of bookmarks this is an excellently helpful extension! At this point I only wonder if it’s the first of its kind among all browsers. If so, it deserves extra credit. Thank you very much Kashif Iqbal Khan for your extension. BTW, I use this extension with Firefox 10 and the Firefox default theme.
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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.0.1-signed). 

Status-4-Evar

Good, but no uninstall in FF4.0b11 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

(1) Works well in FF 4.0b11 BUT cannot be uninstalled (even after going through the uninstall process and two cold reboots).
NOTE: my PC operates under XP SP2. I downloaded/installed Status-4-Ever on 2/21/11 (Sorry, I no longer have its version number).
(2) I like the operation of this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2011.01.17.02.3.1-signed).  This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.

Status-4-Evar

Good, but no uninstall in FF4.0b11 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

(1) Works well in FF 4.0b11 BUT cannot be uninstalled (even after going through the uninstall process and two cold reboots).
NOTE: my PC operates under XP SP2. I downloaded/installed Status-4-Ever on 2/21/11 (Sorry, I no longer have its version number).
(2) The operation of this add-on is efficient and well placed on the desktop, though the colorations would be much improved by users
having control over them per their preferences..

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2011.01.17.02.3.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Status-4-Evar

Good, but no ininstall in FF4.0b11 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

(1) Works well in FF 4.0b11 BUT cannot be uninstalled (even after going through the uninstall process and two cold reboots).
NOTE: my PC operates under XP SP2. I downloaded/installed Status-4-Ever on 2/21/11 (Sorry, I no longer have its version number).
(2) The operation of this add-on is efficient and well placed on the GUI, though the coloration settings would be much improved by users
control over them per their preferences..

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2011.01.17.02.3.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Status-4-Evar

- Danger - MAJOR PROBLEM Rated 1 out of 5 stars

CANNOT be uninstalled even after going through its uninstall process AND two complete PC reboots. Presumably a complete reinstall of Firefox and all my extensions will finally get rid of this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2011.01.17.02.3.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Status-4-Evar

DANGER! MAJOR PROBLEM! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

CANNOT be uninstalled even after going through its uninstall process AND two complete PC reboots. Presumably a complete reinstall of Firefox and all my extensions will finally get rid of this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2011.01.17.02.3.1-signed). 

Hide Titlebar

See tab restore solution below Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Hide Titlebar does not allow tab restoration (such as within the FireFox program or via other add-ons such as Tab Saver or Session Manager), but the add-on Tiny Menu 1.2 does and it also hides the title bar very well. --Falanges--

This user has 5 previous reviews of this add-on.

Hide Titlebar

Tab Restoration Solution Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Hide Titlebar does not allow tab restoration (such as within the FireFox program or via other add-ons such as Tab Saver or Session Manager), but Tiny Menu 1.2 does and it also hides the title bar very well. --Falanges--

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Hide Titlebar

Update RE Tab Restoration Rated 5 out of 5 stars

UPDATE- regarding my Jan.12th review, the tab restore function within the add-on Tab Mix Plus has stopped working alongside Hide Titlebar 1.3 within FF 3.6.13 Fortunately, I've since found that the add-on Session Manager 0.6.9.3 does work with H.T. 1.3 Specifically, S.M.'s restore function operates well. I can't explain why Tab Mix Plus stopped working, but am hopeful that Session Manager will continue to. --Falanges--

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Hide Titlebar

Update RE tab restoration Rated 5 out of 5 stars

UPDATE- regarding my Jan. 12th reviiw, the tab restore function within the add-on Tab Mix Plus has stopped working alongside Hide Titlebar 1.3 Fortunately, I've since found that the add-on Session Manager 0.6.9.3 does work with H.T. 1.3 Specifically, its restore function operates well. I can't explain why Tab Mix Plus stopped working, but am hopeful that Session Manager will continue to. --Falanges--

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Hide Titlebar

Update RE: Tab Restoration Rated 5 out of 5 stars

UPDATE- regarding my Jan. 12th review (above), the tab restore function within the add-on Tab Mix Plus has stopped working alongside Hide Titlebar 1.3 Fortunately, I've since found that the add-on Session Manager 0.6.9.3 does work alongside H.T. 1.3 --Specifically, its restore function does operate well. I can't explain why Tab Mix Plus stopped working, but am hopeful that Session Manager will continue to. --Falanges--

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Hide Titlebar

Hide Titlebar Tab Restore Solution! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use FF 3.6.13 with Hide Titlebar 1.3 and Tab Mix Plus 0.3.8.4 with NO crashes and YES with a browser tab restore function by using the Tab Mix Plus restore function instead of the Firefox restore function. I've tested it repeatedly and it works around the prior serious limitation of that Hide Titlebar had until this work around and with more restore functionality via Tab Mix Plus. Enjoy! --Falanges--