mmmel4real

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Developer Information
Name mmmel4real
User since October 20, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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In a little more detail...

I am a volunteer IT support technician for non-profit organizations I'm great at getting a computer to last for 10 years, and putting together high-end systems for almost nothing.Budget Tips:*Use Windows Media Center for free Tivo-like service.*Use an antennae instead of Cable TV.*Use Internet TV for Cable TV channels.*Check out the free lists on FreeCycle and Craigslist websites.*Check out Good Will and Salvation Army for cables, AC adapters, antennae, books, and furniture.*Do random acts of kindness. :0)

My Reviews

Dark Background and Light Text

Works great. Very flexible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! I love this addon. I have tried many userstyles and addons to save my eyes but this one is the most universal. It doesn't mess with the elements and styles on most websites. It just changes the basic background color.

I also love that I can choose all of my own colors on the fly. For me text reading is easier when the color contrast is less stark than white-on-black. I also like to use brown colors to promote sleep at night and blue colors to promote alertness during the day. So I just flip my background color using the toolbar button and I'm ready to go.

AdBlocker Ultimate

Can't block new elements Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to block new elements. The Block Element button doesn't work either. No response from the author when I emailed through his website.

It also does not block ads on Youtube but Adblock Plus does.

It is, indeed, lighter than adblock plus. ABP took 40mb of memory in the same browser session that Adblocker ultimate took 18mb.

Greasemonkey

Greasemonkey 3.9 no longer installs scripts Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love Greasemonkey. It's probably my favorite addon because it allows so much customization. Thank you!

Just a comment about v3.9. I can no longer install scripts since this update. Had to update to 3.9.2beta to get it working again. Tried the mailing list to let the author know but it does not allow new users to post. So here's the information. Just FYI. My Firefox version: 38 ESR.

Omnibar

Main reason I use ESR Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great in Firefox 45 ESR. I can't live without the ability to quickly switch engines in my url bar. I really don't want an extra search bar taking up toolbar space!! Why would Firefox force that on us??? No upgrading for me.

I LOVE the ability to add a custom search engine for some sites.

Hide Plugin Bar

Perfect with another addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like the security of running with all plugins disabled so.... This makes "Click To Play Switch" work again! Now all I have to do is click it in my toolbar and plugins are temporarily enabled -- no nagging!

Sometimes I need to click the plugin icon in the url bar to hit "allow". No biggy. Saves my screen space -- and my nerves.

Xirvik .torrent to seedbox uploader

Nice features Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow. This has a lot of handy options. It's so much better than Bit Torrent WebUI+. Saves time and allows me to customize the download settings for each file. Thanks!

Custom Scaling Toggle

Nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My eyes thank you! Tired of having to zoom every page or change my text size in order to read. This addon allows me to keep the website's formatting in tact so browsing is easier. Thanks!

Random Agent Spoofer

Briillant Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this addon! It allows me to uninstall a lot of other things. I especially love the option to block headers along with the useragent. And I love the little extra temporary email creator.

One problem I haven't been able to solve: I can't get the Whitelist to work with this site (mozilla addaons.) No matter what options I add, or how I format the url, this site never detects the Firefox useragent I specify (unless I disable RAS.) The whitelist works great with other websites though. (What I ended up doing what excluding all desktop browser useragents except for Firefox and Palemoon. The version is incorrect but at least I can force addon installs.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.5.5). 

Priv8

Won't open a new url in the same tab Rated 3 out of 5 stars

#1 I love this addon but it only works well for saved sandboxes. When I open a new blank sandboxed tab I can't type in the address I want to go to because Firefox (with TMP) opens a new non-sandboxed tab from the address bar.

This is, admittedly, due to my TMP settings. I normally like a new tab to open from the address bar. But Priv8 should provide an address field I can type in and then take me there.

#2 It won't open Google contacts from within a Gmail account.

#3 Need a button to simply open a new sandboxed tab with a desired address. Also need a right click option to open the selected address in a sandbox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

LastPass Password Manager

Love it but won't log in to AMO Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Love this addon and have used it for years. It has saved my butt numerous times because I record EVERYTHING in it including old addresses, CC #'s, Driver's license etc. When you forget them just look it up in lastpass. It is the only password I never write down -- anywhere!

It won't log in to this site with Mozilla's new sign in system. Didn't ask me to save the password as a new site either. Grrrrr.

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

Priv8

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is great! Thanks!

It's very slow when creating or modifying Sandboxes. Takes up 50% Cpu. But once created the tabs work great without issue. FYI: my Firefox profile is very large so that is probably the cause.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.8.1-signed). 

SearchPreview

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

No way to show a popup of the image? Makes it kind of useless for me. All I see is a tiny, Illegible thumbnail. Can't tell if the information is close to what I'm looking for. A favicon is actually more useful.

I guess I could always zoom in 20x but that's ridiculous..... and it slows me down.

3 stars for working well (FFx 34.x)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.3.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Noia Fox

Where's the back button? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The default back button appears to be missing (blank spot on the toolbar.) But it's fixable in Cyberfox by enabling "Moveable Back-Forward" button" under Customize Cyberfox.

Love this theme. Doesn't mess with my interface too much but adds super-cute buttons. I can also still recognize the buttons so I'm not lost when I first install it.

A theme like this is essential for Cyberfox because some of the greyed out text is so light that it's illegible. Not sure why they did this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.6). 

Link Visitor 3

Love the Mark Bookmarks option! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Used to work great but the latest version (3.4.2) doesn't allow me to right click on a link and mark or unmark it. You now have to drag-select the link's text and then right click on it to enable the options for individual links. Not good.

...I take it back! didn't see "Toggle Visited Status" option much further up on the context menu -- not anywhere near the "Mark Links" sub menu. Back to 5 stars. Sorry.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4.2.1-signed.1-signed). 

Tabhunter

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great in Firefox 25.01. You're a life saver. I don't know what Mozilla was thinking when they got rid of the Ctrl+Tab-search feature. Their search function in tab groups is useless when you have 100+ tabs open. You made Firefox usable again.

Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5.1-signed). 

FindBar Tweak

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm impressed. This add-on has gotten even better since I last tried it. More features, and no UI issues or compatibility problems with All-in-one Sidebar. Very responsive developer!

Be sure to check out what happens when you select the option: "Open 'Find-in-all-tabs' in a separate windows." It searches through all your active tabs at once, and shows you where each hit is. If you have a lot of tabs open, or a lot of data you're working on this is incredible.

I do wish it would search the tab titles so I don't need Tabhunter. But I'm not complaining!

I'm using it in all my profiles now. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.18.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Add Bookmark Here ²

The default is still Unsorted bookmarks! Rated 2 out of 5 stars

No problems with crashing but... It doesn't change the default bookmark folder in the pop-up dialogue or the one-click Bookmark link. I thought that was the main purpose of this extension. There really is no other use for it. (Firefox 24.)

I can add bookmarks to folders in one click without this addon. I added my preferred folder to the Bookmarks Toolbar and enabled it. Now I just drag any link or Tab to that folder. You can also drag it to the bookmark button and it will open folders as you pause on them. Alternately, you can open the bookmarks sidebar to drop a lot of links, and organize them.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (23.0.20140225.1-signed). 

Color toggle

If you use dark Windows themes this is an essential eye-saver Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just what I needed. I would rather have something that modifies all white backgrounds only, but for now this will do. I like the fact that I can simply click a button to turn default styles back on when I can't see background images. Firefox/Cyberfox 33.

(Alternative: "I hate white" userscript -- works 50% of the time. If anyone knows of another please post it.) (Alternative2: The "Toolbar buttons" extension has a Toggle colours button.) Compatible with Firefox 33.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.15.1-signed.1-signed). 

Gmail Manager NG

Very well thought out! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm impressed. All the little details are included such as mailto: protocol only linking to one account, and allowing you to set some accounts to notify and others not to. It even has an option to disable the context menu options for less clutter.

Took me a while to figure out how to get automatic logins to work. I had "Clear History" turned on and inside I had "Saved passwords" checked. Untick that and you don't even need Firefox to remember your passwords. It will remember you without that option (clearing Cookies and Active logins is OK too.)

New Tab from Location Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. Worked perfectly. Just the ticket if you don't need the extra features of TabMix Plus and you often search from your location bar. (FFx v16.0.2)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.2012112401.1-signed).