a k'wala

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Name a k'wala
Location boston, ma, usa
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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I am therefore I think.

My Reviews

IP Address and Domain Information

Very useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a helpful addon and seems to generally work* in FX 29 except that the default tab setting in the Options tab is no longer sticky. It reverts back to IPv4.

*May need an extension like The Addon Bar, Classic Theme Restorer, etc.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0). 

Forecastfox Weather

Works in FX 29 w/ extensions that restore the addon/status bar. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful and easily configurable.

Can be used in FX 29 w/ addons like Classic Theme Restore, The Addon Bar, or The Puzzle Piece.

Feature request: add Relative Humidity and/or "Feels like" temperature in current conditions.

Master Password+

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Comprehensive handling of TB/FX master password functionality. Very useful for the privacy/security conscious user, particularly if others can easily access your desktop when you step away.

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

My Keyboard Navigator

v. 0.4.9 error: MKN toolbar button & Tools menu item Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Both give this:
Error: littlespark is not defined
Source file: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
Line: 1

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1). 

Compact Toolbar (Compact Icons)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Worked great w/ FF 3.5, would love an update for FF 3.6+.

NoScript Security Suite

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful.

Would be good to have button context menu+submenu for toggling unsafe cookies set over HTTPS.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.9.45). 

Gnome-keyring password integration

Needs import/export ability Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Tried using this but enabling it makes the passwords accumulated in Firefox unusable. Without the ability to import existing FF passwords it is too inconvenient to begin using this add-on.

Note: The rating does not reflect my assessment of the add-on, since I didn't try it out -- I had to pick a rating since the form requires it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Toolbar Buttons

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Allows easy access to browser and add-on controls and allows for efficient use of toolbar real estate. A must-have for power users.

I recently noticed that some buttons (File, Edit, View, etc.) don't work in TB2 and TB3.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.0.8). 

StartupMaster

Very useful Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Helpful workaround for the FF bug/feature that motivated this. Needs to be updated to account for new extensions/services, as others have mentioned, e.g., Weave.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

Zequr Password & Bookmark Manager

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like what it does, but it's a bit cumbersome to use:
- A separate toolbar wastes real estate; a toolbar button w/ a dropdown would be more convenient, like the Secure Login add-on for example.
- An easy way to login at browser startup, w/out having to manually launch the login wizard, would make it easier to delegate all password management to Zequr -- like the built-in FF master password.
- Too many steps in the login wizard -- everyday use on one's own machine could be made simpler.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.6). 

Google Redesigned

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice look-and-feel tweaks. Efficient use of display real estate. Has come a long way in performance.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Sxipper

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A great idea, but the add-on is a little obtrusive. It causes the browser to hang while it authenticates on login forms. It presents the login dialog on every page of some sites, despite successful login. It also doesn't allow sharing/syncing credentials across profiles/machines.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.2). 

SortPlaces

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful and fast. Particularly like the automatic sort option when new bookmarks are added.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.4). 

SyncPlaces

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice alternative to Xmarks. Just started using it and am glad to be able to sync passwords w/ encryption using my own server.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5.0). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've used this for years. Very useful, even with persistent bugs/limitations -- which likely have to do with (unavoidable) incompatibilities with other addons.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.10). 

Update Notifier

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful!

Download Statusbar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have been using this for years!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6.5). 

Show MyIP

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Being able to copy the the IP to the clipboard would indeed be very helpful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Tiny Menu

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

simple and handy

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.9). 

Silvermel

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very elegant -- I'm using it in T'bird. Held back on the 5th star because:

1. The star indicating new mail in POP accounts is barely discernible.
2. Feeds and IMAP account images have no indication of new items.
3. There is no distinction between mail folders and custom search folders, both have the same image.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3).