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Name methuzla
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Always Right

Seems not always to work Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's absurd this isn't the default.

Using Nightly [now 58.0a1 (2017-10-07) (32-bit)] sometimes ctrl_T goes to end-of-tabs instead of the next slot,

Just now, I did ctrl_T from the frst tab, it went to th end of the line; I moved it back manually.
Next I tried it on a mid-tab: fine, it went to next slot.
Tried again on first tab, this time it worked properly.

I suspect it's a photon glitch, some module not loading in time without being checked. Is there a way to ensure it works always?

Additionally, when I ctr_T on the first tab in the visible row, it not only creates a tab, but shifts focus to it (which is an assumption too far), and moves the current tab leftwards out of view. So I then have to move left again to see where I was.

The search function also changes focus to the search page rather than opening it in background. So, if I need to search for several items on a page, I have to go back & forth each time.Could be another piece of slack thinking by mozilla.


Update could have been better managed Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant that this is now photon-compatible, thanks.

However, it seems to have lost my previous uMatrix profiles, so several sites refused to render or to work properly (including addons.moz comments!) until I updated them. Ouch.

That's a bit careless, with no notification. But I sort of understand, and it's a little unfair to criticise after all the work Raymond has done. I blame moz more for the dog's breakfast approach.

Very puzzling until I worked it out. And I had been complaining about Nightly developers, too, releasing a version that didn't render properly, when it was the unannounced uMatrix update that did it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0). 

Vertical Toolbar

webextensions? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Shall this be updated to survive past November?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.16).  This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.

Video DownloadHelper

New framework? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Still marked as 'legacy' in Firefox Nightly.
Shall it be updated for webextensions?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.3.1). 

NoScript Security Suite

This add-on is not compatible with Newspeak Rated 5 out of 5 stars

And Lo!, Nightly 57.0a1 (2017-08-11) arose from the pit of darkness and laid low the bringers of Light.

And thus the harbinger of eternal Night spread famine upon the world, and it was not Good. For many things of great utility were laid low.

And they knew ancient wisdom of Kou.

And the People wailed and were unhappy, and said "Oh, Dear. I really hope this works out alright in the end, but it doesn't look good at all."

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

Vertical Toolbar

Rather wide toolbar in FF Nightly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In the current Nightly, 56.0a1 (2017-07-13) (32-bit)
my Vertical toolbar is wider than it used to be - about as wiide as the "Elect" in "Electrolysis" (on a 5:4 screen) - aesthetically too wide.

This used to happen if an icon was too broad, but now it's so even if vertical-sidebar is empty.

The extension is still marked as "Legacy", that is, not a web-extension, thus will not survive FF 57 in November unless re-written. This is a dark tragedy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.16).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Extension List Dumper 2

Not working in FF nightly (Photon), marked "multiprocess incompatible" Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please fix?

Temporary fix is to toggle the about:config entry
extensions.allow-non-mpc-extensions to 'true'
This will eventually fail, though, as multiprocess advances.

The extension is also marked as "Legacy", that is, not a web-extension, thus will not survive FF 57 in November unless re-written. This is a dark tragedy.

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

Extension List Dumper 2

needs addresses in list Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good, very useful.

I would like to see also the URL of the
since sometimes addons are not indexed well by AMO
and are difficult to find for a new install.

Why not no-restart?

Should you remove the other two versions that do not work?

Listing individual addon options would be good, but perhaps too much work.

All one needs after this is the list of config changes, and the interface menu "customise". But perhaps too much work.


Vertical Toolbar

Now working in FF nightly (Photon) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Now working - Was not working in FF nightly (Photon), marked "multiprocess incompatible" for FF nightly 56.0a1 (2017-07-07) (32-bit)
with the new hopefully faster Photon.
It said "Vertical Toolbar has been disabled since it is not multiprocess compatible"

*Update* seems fixed now, many thanks.

Hugely useful modification to layout! Returned to 5* rating.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.15).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.


Cannot currently export Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm pleased to see you are still there. I hope you are well.

Is there a limit on the number of tabs saved?
I have built up a lot of them, now I have a problem: the export will not work.
It goes to the Export page, has the ">Import URLs" prompt, but the "vExport URLs" never shows.

Before this, one-tab loading was taking considerable time. I wonder if that can be speeded up?

I have tried temporarily saving the database elsewhere
then reducing the size by individual deletes (tedious, but reduces total size from 682kb to 424kb). Still it does not export at all.

I should say that the laptop is struggling a bit, so it could be that lack of resources is causing a problem from which FF is not recovering properly - or else there is some corruption, although I have recently re-installed FF to see if that would work - or else there could be some interaction with other addons.

Is there some good way to re-set the extension without loss of data? I might try transferring the database to another instance of firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.17.0). 

Vertical Toolbar

Tooltips etc? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Glad it's working again, thanks.

Very, very useful for uncluttering the awesome bar, so my URL box is now a proper size.

Double width icons (dropdown arrows), and some rogue large icons are still a problem; I shunt them into the control panel if I don't need them for status.

Mouse-over tooltips?
Did VTB once show tooltips for the various addons?
I sometimes forget which they are, a name would be useful as a a substitute for recall - plus I believe some addons show info on hover (I don't know if moz devs have stopped that). Also some have animated gifs, I'm unsure if those display well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.13).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Free Memory 2.0

Very good, but Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good, prevents FF overloading RAM.

Style, though:
the confirmation panel is far too obtrusive, and even demands my action.
I know you are 'important' in yourself, but could you make it about 1/4 of the size, please, and fade out on a 2-second timer? (I hoped the panel size options referred to the notify panel. Alas not.)

Similarly, the option panel has needless white space, I'd prefer something compact.

Also include the "measure and save" options? Sometimes that would be helpful.


Calomel SSL Validation

Suitable standard letter needed Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Like others, I'm surprised how many sites fail, juicy sites which could well be targeted.

Some however seem to be behind multiple firewalls. Perhaps they think that is adequate protection (I doubt it), and when I see a blank in the route for some essential content, I can have no certainty where it's from.

Could Calomel supply something like a standard letter to send to these companies which might grab their attention more than a note from an individual? Automate it, even.

Vertical Tabs Reloaded

kills vertical-toolbar Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately it kills
I suppose that is not unexpected. (Can be recovered with settings by removing both & re-installing vertical-toolbar.)

In the brief time I tried vertical tabs reload (I had used it before), I was disappointed there is no auto-hide - although the pull-out is almost as good.
It confused me that I couldn't find the tab-close x with a small width, but perhaps that was my fault.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1). 

Case Change Tool

SpLeNdiD. Strike-thru enhancement please Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I found this for a friend of mine who doesn't touch-type either.
FASCINATING that it works on 'protected' web text as well.

Two requests:
I would really like the ability to S̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ selected text (perhaps \\ as well).
WTFM! (Write...) I know it's terribly tedious, but PLeAsE, just a little documentation? Rather than having us guess and tax our ESP abilities?
It's very easy. Here: "Highlight text, right-click, select type of change from CaseChange sub-menu (hover), click. Works on text outside text-boxes too, by changing page source."

I don't know if it's possible to do effective italicisation/embolding/underlining by this route. I use hotkeys for those.

I like Sarah Jade's suggestion to have single-letter selection from the change-case sub-menu (U, L, S etc.. Shift key would be cute).

Next I nede something to corrrect my typos. But that would be bloat.

Archive Everything

no button Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Seems like a good idea.
However the essential icon button is absent in current FF.
So cannot invoke the process.
(Maybe it is on the defunct status bar.)

Also, could there be options, including the Wayback engine?

Addon List Dumper (restartless)

now not working in Firefox 39.0 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

UPDATE: the next day, after a linux update, the list icon has reappeared. It's usable but not perfect. (returm to "****")
Save-to-clipboard seems not to work.
(firefox:3157): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_clipboard_set_with_data: assertion 'targets != NULL' failed
print works, save-to-file seems not to work.
One can usefully copy-paste from the display panel.
Options do not persist between calls.

Was not exhibiting the icon it needs to start the process. (fixed after linux update next day)

I surmise that FF devs have turned the 'deprecated widget' handler into a hard fault, which has broken at least one other extension. (fixed at higher level?)

I hope this can be fixed! (Please)

The other list-extensions addon (needed re-start) from 2011 wasn't working for me, by the way.
If you are a user in need of a list of addons, and if this is not working for you, you can try about:support (in the address bar).

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

Disable Hello, Pocket & Reader+

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Since it seems impossible for me to leave a full review here without it being censored by some unknown hand (I thoroughly disapprove of that, btw), I'll just say a thanks to the author and leave some stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Flash Control

not sure Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm not sure exactly what this does - is it only to stop video autoplay, or does it change any flash parameters?
Does it actually enhance privacy by stopping flash leaking IP info (as I've seen claimed elsewhere), or merely optionally turn off the plugin?

Meanwhile, I'm getting annoying hangs (linux, limited memory, so not necessarily this extension), with nothing remarkable in the process manager, not even plugin-container over-running (as it does).
One anomaly I do see is (running FF in console):

** (firefox:5269): CRITICAL **: gst_app_src_set_size: assertion 'GST_IS_APP_SRC (appsrc)' failed
console.error: flashctrl:
Message: Error: The page is currently hidden and can no longer be used until it is visible again.

I'm not using any private windows or hidden pages that I know,ut this could be a technical thing. How critical is it?

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

Disable Hello, Pocket & Reader+

Review vanished. Was is censored? - reprint part 1 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Originally posted Pocket day zero, 17 June 2015, this review (and reply) subsequently vanished. Strange, unheard-of.
I certainly didn't rescind it.
Maybe it was censored by a robot, or by some touchy element of Mozillla. (Is it permitted to criticise Mozilla? This isn't exactly the right forum, but some criticism is relevant.)

Let's see if we can narrow it down.

review Part 1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You were quick off the mark!!

Pocket introduced today and I've already been able to dump it.

What a sell-out by new Mozilla!

Giving this five star in faith that it works.
It may keep some bloggers alive a little longer.

I had already changed about:config to browser.pocket.enabled;false
which is still there (good), but it means I can't tell if you did it! ;-)

I applaud disabling of the geolocation feature in webRTC,
What about disabling the other .peerconnection. config entries?
(filter [media.p] works )
I am unsure what exactly they do, if they leak or are necessary for function.

I don't know much about 'hello', wouldn't use it myself. Gone now, thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.