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Name Alexxx
User since April 1, 2012
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Forecastfox (fix version)

Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for bringing ForecastFox back to life.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.4b). 


Still Working Perfectly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, Karsten.

This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.


Still Working Perfectly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, Karsten.

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Forecastfox Weather

Don't Worry, Be Happy: ForecastFox Still Working Fine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you are having problems with ForecastFox, exit Firefox. Then go to your Firefox profile directory and delete the forecastfox.sqlite file. Restart Firefox and ForecastFox should be working fine. You will probably need to update your personal preferences in ForecastFox options, though.

I have tried this on several computers running both OSX and Windows, and it's worked on all. (I don't know if this also fixes the non-English language problem, as I am not affected; but it certainly fixed everything else for me.)

Please note that, if you are installing ForecastFox from scratch on Firefox 35+, you may have to bump up the max version in the install.rdf.

Provider for Google Calendar

Working Like New Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After taking so many potshots as Philipp (and I am as guilty as anyone), we should be grateful that verson 1.0.2 seems to have solved all the earlier problems. It's free, it works and it's indispensable. Also, as most of us had not understood, the change was forced on the dev (though an explanation would have muted most criticisms). Apologies, in any case, for the earlier criticism and thanks again for having brought the add-on back up to scratch.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Provider for Google Calendar

Still has problems Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This was a wonderful add-on. Only now have I realised how much I depended on it! And it was totally free, which was obviously appreciated.
However, the so-called "update" has been a disaster for me and—as the reviews show—for a great many other people. My Google calendars disappeared and Thunderbird constantly froze. Even going back to version 0.32 didn't help. Luckily, I was able to restore a backup of my HDD from ten days ago, and that worked. (However, this is a pretty radical resolution for a problem caused by one TB add-on!)
Of course, the fact that we are talking about a free add-on counts: one can hardly ask for one's money back and we should definitely be grateful for the work the dev has put in for us over the years.
However, one can certainly ask why any changes were made. If it's not broken, why fix it? It was working perfectly! Was it for a university accessment? I don't know, and the dev has refused to volunteer any explanations.
What is demonstrably true is that, if there was any kind of testing, it was of very mediocre kind. The sheer volume of comments shows that the dev has no idea as to how to adquately test a piece of software. I'm afraid that if the new version was to impress his tutors, he has scored a spectacular own goal.
However, I—like so many others on these pages—really appreciated version 0.32, which never had any problems and was so essential as to have seemed built into TB (in fact, it should be!).
Could I therefore suggest a compromise? Leave version 0.32 to those happy with it, and create a fork for the soi-disant "awesome" new version 1.01.
That way, we poor mortal souls who are happy with version 0.32 will not be constantly asked to upgrade to a version that we don't want and which doesn't work, while those who wish to "live on the edge" can harmlessly indulge their kicks.
I repeat, if we are all complaining, it is because we were all using a useful piece of software provided to us without charge; so we should all appreciate what we have been given. However, I do think that the dev has a moral obligation to explain to those whose calendars have disappeared or whose TB has frozen (and who are not lucky enough to have a backup from ten days ago) how to downgrade to version 0.32 and get their calendars back. Or is this not possible?


Thank you for your quick reply, which will help everybody (including myself!) to understand the reasoning behind the update. Actually, your explanation also goes a long way towards clarifying the problems in the new version. Please accept my apologies for my comments, therefore; especially as the fact that 17 Nov is just over a month away means that you really didn't have time to adequately test it before releasing it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Keychain Services Integration

Problems on TB - Resolved Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Everytime it starts on Thunderbird, I am asked to submit various passwords (my Mac password, my Gmail password and so on). Apparently it doesn't remember them. I got so fed up that, to be honest, I am not sure whether it actually works after vaulting the internal hurdles. If it worked like it does on FX, it would be five stars for me; but, at the moment, on TB, it's pretty useless. Just a question: why the completely different functionality on the two Mozilla platforms?

Update: Thank you for your quick reply. I followed your suggestion, but it unfortunately didn't work (incidentally, upon start-up, OS X gives me the choice to "allow" or "deny". There is no option to "always allow". I will contact you directly by e-mail to see if we can resolve this. Thanks again for responding so quickly.

FURTHER UPDATE: I followed up and found that the problem was apparently caused by the Google Contacts add-on. Once I disabled that, Keychain Services Integration started working as stated on Thunderbird. Now integrates perfectly in both TB and FX. The dev is always right ;-) and this is a great add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Keychain Services Integration

Great on Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works as advertised. The new update has also made a noticeable difference in terms of showing passwords (optional); so much so, that I think that it's now almost perfect. It really should be a default part of Firefox on the Mac.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8). 

Auto Save Drafts Folders

Thank you for the update for TB 31 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a really useful extension. It may not seem so at first glance; but I guarantee that, once you've figured out how it works, you won't want to be without it. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it fixes the annoying draft auto-save bug, which has been around for years!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

Feed Sidebar

Very useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a great way of organising my feeds. Very useful. Thanks for conceiving and maintaining it!

RSS Feed Icon in Navbar

Does one thing and does it perfectly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Says what it does and does what it says.

Print Preview Button and Keyboard Shortcut

Does what it says Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Finally, "print preview" for Thunderbird on the Mac! Works perfectly. Also works fine on Windows. Can be used for Firefox, as well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

IMAP Draft Unread

Good idea, but... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Works exactly as says on W7. However, on OSX it does nothing at all. Please specify that is a Windows-only add-on. Thanks.

(Update 15 May 2014)
Thanks for your quick reply. The problem with OSX is probably due to the fact that Thunderbird notifications are channelled through Growl. Keep up the good work,

(Update 22 May 2014)
Growl notifications remain active even with the "make draft unread" option checked. You will need to test it again on OSX using Growl.

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

Classic Style for Favicons (discontinued)

Very good, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I agree 100% with Jay. This is a good extension, which does what it says. However, it needs a couple of extra preferences (disable padlock, disable default favicon). It will be five stars if those are added.

Mark Junk Read

Does Exactly What It Says Rated 5 out of 5 stars

And very useful it is, as well: prevents constant distraction as the junk folders fill up. Thank you.

Google favicons

Crashes Google searches on FF 28 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Worked fine up until the last version of Firefox. As of version 28, however, it crashes Firefox when performing any and all Google searches. Verified on both Mac and Windows.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 


Now updated for TB 24+ Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Now working again with all versions of Thunderbird! This is a pretty necessary add-on for me; so thank you, Karsten.

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Broken on TBird 24? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This has always been an absolutely essential add-on for me, especially the custom header feature. It makes the Thunderbird user experience so much better! Unfortunately, it seems to be broken under TBird 24. Whatever custom headers one chooses, all headers are displayed. I'm hoping that Karsten will be able to fix this soon!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Firefox 3 theme for Firefox 4+ Reloaded!

Just one thing missing.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was very happy to see that this project had been continued. The new version is great, but has one minor defect (as did the original): when the mouse cursor passes over an enlargeable image, it does not change into a magnifying glass as is the default almost everywhere else. If this could be fixed, I'd give it five stars!

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


Thank you for keeping this add-on updated Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to Michal for keeping this add-on current and updated. Several Thunderbird themes were broken by TB17, but this one is going strong as ever. Much appreciated!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (17.0.2).