Merci chao

About me

Developer Information
Name Merci chao
Location Macao
Occupation Programmer
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 7 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Pick & Save Images

Here's a handy and powerful image saving tool for you to pick and save your favorite images in page! With thumbnail mapping, preference profiles, image filtering, and lots of flexible preferences & features!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (10)
5,374 users

Personal Menu (Personal Firefox Button) Requires Restart

Bring back your personal and powerful Firefox Button!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (409)
27,548 users

History Submenus II

Add sub-menus to History Menu for previous days' history.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (44)
2,644 users

Semi-Full Screen

Full screen with keeping your task bar visible. (Windows only)

Not yet rated
175 users

Page Title in URL Bar

Show page title in URL Bar.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (19)
1,068 users

My Reviews


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great! It's so awesome that it provides descriptions for the preferences. Should be a built-in feature!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

First of all, I'm not a native English speaker and I apologize if it looks like I'm criticizing.

This extension looks cool and I have some suggestions:
1. The screenshot toolbar is out of screen at first run. It's better to detect the screen size and suggest a resonable initial size;

2. I can't find the delay feature until I ctrl+f in the extension homepage, and I even didn't know the tooltip can tell me that... I think it may be a good idea to make a skippable brief tour after the installation. It's the best moment to force users to learn the main features and operations of your extension in a more interactive way. You know, nowaday many people (just like me :P) would prefer to try and uninstall, rather then spend much time in struggling with a long paragraph of how to use;

3. It's better to disable the action buttons (save, print, upload etc.) when there is no selection. It confused me for few minutes about "I tried to 'choose' text recognition feature and then select an area, but why nothing happens?".

4. The text recognition is not accurate and the result is often useless. It even totally can't recongize some langauges, e.g. Chinese and Japanese. I think it's better to tell users at first that this feature is not perfect, rather then let them expect too much and feel disappointed afterward.

5. Is it possible to make the black squares of selection be semi-transparent? They cover lots of pixels and may make users worry about whether they are selecting a accurate area;

6. The icon of toolbar button is not pixel-perfect. If you are using PS or AI, you can enable the snap to pixels option and tune your icons.

Tab Groups

Please don't feed me that much w/o asking my will and choice... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Honestly the change in version 2 is quite huge and annoying... I'm not a heavy user and the original simple design satisfied me so well. Lots of unfamiliar changes came out with the auto-update. I had to look into the new settings and find out which ones can revert it back.

IMHO, it's better to tell users that there are lots of new good stuffs they can try, rather than force them to try first and make them confused. Anyway, I'll see which new features are useful to me later. Thanks for you great job!

Reply to developer:
So just like I mentioned, forcing someone to change from they used to be is often a bad idea. So you can see there are some many people dislike the new version.

Just add a prompt like:

"TG has upgraded to the new version and here are lots of awesome stuffs I promise that you should try. Go for it? Yes or No?"

"Sure! I've been tired of the old classic things. Just tell me what you suggest."

"Thanks, but no thanks. My current life is so good and I don't wanna waste any time on struggling with the changes. I will try it when I want to."

I think here would be less complains.

5 stars for the great contribution;
Minus 1 star as this unwise decision;
Minus the 2nd star as the developer never put himself into the old users' shoes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2). 

Scrollbar Anywhere

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the update!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.14.1-signed.1-signed). 

F1 by Mozilla Labs

Not too amazing Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'll give 5 stars if title and description can be modified.


Serious Memory Leak Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Just like Greek-Macedonian mentioned below, I also meet a serious memory leak after installed this add-on.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best translation add-on! Add point-and-translate will be better.

History Submenus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The link of HS2 is updated

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

History Submenus

History Submenus Ⅱ for Firefox 4.0 - 9.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

History Submenus Ⅱ for Firefox 4.0 - 9.0.

Everybody who is using Personal Menu please update it to 5.0.6, thanks.

This user has other reviews of this add-on.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good theme. But the font in zh-TW local looks ugly. In addition, it does not support Movable Firefox Button.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

History Submenus

Here is the version for Firefox 4 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Here is the fixed version for Firefox 4:
I've used it for a long time and love it so much. I'm not sure what happened but the developer used to be hard-working. Keep going, man! : )

SearchLoad Options

Bug and suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension. A bug report: if a search-plugin has image, the setting panel can't work. You may add a check if(engines[i].iconURI) before menuitem.setAttribute("image", engines[i].iconURI.spec); to fix this bug. I have a suggestion also: When auto-clear is enabled with a delay and "cancel if searchbar is active", the clear operation can be more human-based. For example, if I set the delay as 10 seconds and I start a search. After 3 seconds I focus search bar and blur it, and it is still cleared after 7 seconds passed. Actually, the setTimeout counting should be clear when search bar is focused, and re-set when it is blurred.

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

Hide Menubar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm the developer of Personal Menu:
As the description in Developer Comments in Personal Menu, would you offer me the permission of including Hide Menubar in Linux version of Personal Menu?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.6.20100512). 

My stop button looks like...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's Funny!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 


Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Copy is copy is copy.
Please tell me something new ok?

Internet Explorer Tabs

Why can't I give no star!? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

What a copy of IE Tab! Just keep it experimental!

myFireFox & Vista-aero Modifier

Tested Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It has been tested and works fine.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 


It must be the one!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Be public, don't stay here!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0709).