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I was more excited about this than I was when you introduced Glass My Fox and Glass My Bird. I love what this does for my browser and it's so responsive! The awesomebar and add-on icons disappear and reappear so smoothly it's like magic. Fantastic work, Aris!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8).
At any point during my browsing, I'll have upwards of 80 tabs open. Although I hibernate my tabs, the RAM FX uses still exceeds 600 MB; after having the browser open for awhile, its RAM usage approaches 1 GB and my system generally locks up because I've run out of RAM and I don't want to wait for the paging to stop. Even with SSDs configured as RAID-0, the thrashing is still intolerable and .
I finally found this add-on and it does what I need it to do, which is (duh) group my tabs. I realize this add-on is still very young and has a way to go before it's mature, but I want to offer a couple of suggestions. I'm sure the authors have thought of these and have plans to implement them, but a little nudge never hurts. ;-)
1. Moving tabs between groups is kind of kludgey right now with having to use the addon's context menu entries. I'd like to be able to drag and drop tabs to and from both the browser's tab bar and from other tab groups.
2. Also, sometimes it might be preferable to have the same tab in two groups, so enabling <ctrl> as an accelerator key would be great.
3. After accumulating a number of tab groups, I could see where it would help a user to have color-coded tabs, so tabs could be recognized faster.
4. Additionally, being able to add favicons to each of Tab Group Bar's tabs would help improve the speed of tab group recognition, too.
5. I second moen's suggestion of being able to arrange tab groups, too, preferably via drag & drop.
Thank you for picking up development of this from Captain Caveman. I've been using it since before it was released on AMO and I think it's a fantastic piece of work. I hope you can add your own flair to it and make it even better.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.9). This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.
This extension has been invaluable to me over the years with regard to helping debug extension conflicts and to catalog my extensions when I've had to create a new profile because my original became corrupted.
It's so brilliant in its simplicity. I cannot fathom how and why Mozilla hasn't incorporated this functionality into FX's about:addon page at any time over the years this extension has existed.
Love it! The contrast is perfect, which makes everything easy to see and read, especially after spending hours at end in front of a monitor and your eyes ain't what they used to be. I also like some of the usability touches, like the up/down scroll arrows at the bottom of each scroll bar and how elements of the interface <span id="sxGenLink6" linktext="highlight" keyword="highlight" classname="sxGenLink" style="font: inherit; text-decoration: inherit; color: inherit; background-color: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; display: inline; position: static; float: none; top: 0px; left: 0px; background-image: none; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">highligh<span id="sxGenLink_6" classname="sxGenLink" style="font: inherit; text-decoration: inherit; color: inherit; background-color: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; display: inline; position: static; float: none; top: 0px; left: 0px; background-image: none; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">t</span></span> on hover. The only thing I would ask is that you add envelopes (closed for unread, open for read) to <span id="sxGenLink7" linktext="the list" keyword="the list" classname="sxGenLink" style="font: inherit; text-decoration: inherit; color: inherit; background-color: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; display: inline; position: static; float: none; top: 0px; left: 0px; background-image: none; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">the lis<span id="sxGenLink_7" classname="sxGenLink" style="font: inherit; text-decoration: inherit; color: inherit; background-color: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; display: inline; position: static; float: none; top: 0px; left: 0px; background-image: none; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">t</span></span> of e-mails. Now I need to see if you've created a similar theme for Firefox.
EDIT: I checked. Nope. Please create one for Firefox. ;-)
The issue was with conflicting extensions. After I disabled them, Compact Menu 2 worked flawlessly.This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.
I've been using your extension in FX and TB since it was first published. It really makes the UI much cleaner. I've just downloaded TB 10b5 and noticed that Compact Menu 2 doesn't install on the compose window and when I try to customize the compose window and drag Compact Menu 2 to the window, there's nothing to drag. I don't know if there may be a conflict with another extension or if there's an issue w/ this version of TB. I figured I'd tell you about it nonetheless.This user has other reviews of this add-on.
This does exactly what you say. Absolutely beautiful! I've been wanting the glass effect applied to more of the TB -- and FX (I use the FX version, too) -- UI than was available previously, at least without having to learn CSS and whatever else I would have to learn to make that happen. Two questions: (1) Can you add options to alter the transparency of the viewing pane, too? (2) Have you thought about developing an extension for Lightning to accomplish the same thing you do in TB?
I've noticed three slight issues, though:
1. I'm using Compact Menu 2 with both TB 9.0.1 and TB 10b5 (both running on Vista w/ latest SP and KB fixes installed) and noticed a big difference in the way the drop-down main menu renders in the two versions of TB. In TB 10b5, it's almost fully transparent and the main menu is difficult to read because it overlays part of the folder pane and the folder names are very visible through the "glass-ized" background of the main menu; it appears the glass effect renders differently between the two versions of TB.
2. In TB 10b5, when I move my cursor up and down the drop-down menu listings for the main menu (File, Edit, View, etc.), each main menu entry is highlighted but the highlight remains when the cursor moves off one entry and onto the next. The net effect is the drop-down main menu turns dark because the highlights remain and are not removed when the cursor moves off an entry. This behavior does not occur on any of the secondary drop-down menus, though.
3. I'm not entirely sure and will need to double-check, but I think the configuration options the extension presents in its interface differ between the two versions of TB.
None of these issues is anywhere near a deal-breaker, though.
Let me know if you want me to send you screenshots and where I need to send them. Keep up the great work, though. I really enjoy the results of your work. I wish I had some of the same talents; I can only appreciate others' talents.
~~~~~~ EDIT 2012 Jan 26 ~~~~~~
Thank you for your quick response, Aris. This is the first time I've been back to this review to check for a reply. I run Vista only on one machine, my laptop, but haven't had it up since I wrote my original review. My other machine is a desktop still running XP. Anyway, I'll get you the screenshots you requested in a couple of days -- and install the dev version you mentioned. I'm looking forward to seeing what it does with Lightning.
The feature in Thunderbird that allows one to search for extensions on AMO from the Add-Ons Manager breaks when Thunderbrowse is active. When I click on "Browse All Add-Ons" in the Add-On Manager, it just opens a blank tab. Also in TB10, Thunderbrowse only creates a new tab in the message display window, where in previous versions of Thunderbird it would work in a new Thunderbird tab.
I know TB10 is still in beta but I'm hoping Thunderbrowse gets updated to work properly in TB10 and above.
Warp mode makes the whole extension, even though the rest of Space Next's functionality is great, too. Solid work. Keep it up!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.28).
I'm glad I'm not the only one who had an issue with FX's new small icons! And I'm glad someone did something about it.
Just as I was about to give a low rating to the released version because it didn't affect all the buttons on my button bar, I checked to see if there was a beta version. There was and I installed it. I'm very happy to say that the small buttons your extension creates look like they're directly from the factory! Job well done!
To whomever patched BarTab so it works in FX 8... THANK YOU!! I bumped the version in the install.rdf to 9.0.* and it's working fine in FX 9.0b1. I can't tell you how much I've missed this extension. It makes a huuuuuuge difference in FX performance for me, especially because I'm a heavy tab user and I use only one window. Thank you once again! One more thing... I set BarTab to unload my tabs after 10 seconds. No issues there and I can unload a tab from the context menu, too. It's using 275 MB RAM with nine tabs on the tab bar. Only one is loaded. Woo-hoo!!This user has a previous review of this add-on.
I've been using this since its first appearance; when a new beta release of Firefox came out and this extension wasn't updated for it yet, I bumped the .rdf so I could enable the functionality. While the FF button now kind of obsoletes this extension, I still use it because of its aesthetics.This user has other reviews of this add-on.
Edit for update on 2011 October 14, 00:08, EDT:
There's still a conflict, but I just discovered after several hours of testing that it's between Biscuit 2.1.4 and Better Privacy 1.67. Curiously, the conflict between them affects Session Manager 7.7. Disable one or the other cookie manager and Session Manager works fine. I have no idea why that would be the case but it is... Wish there was some way to contact the developer directly.
Original review below:
I'm running XP SP3 and FX 7.0.1. It seems there's an issue between Biscuit 2.1.4 and Session Manager 7.7. When Biscuit is active, session manager will not display a list of sessions from which I can choose. The initial Session Manager window displays "rolled up" (only the title bar is visible); I have to manually drag the bottom of the title bar so I can see the window's contents.The only buttons active in that window are Resume Session and Cancel. When I click the former, only my homepage tab is loaded when Firefox presents its UI. I have to manually load my previous session from one of the Session Manager toolbar button's sub-menus. I'm not sure when this conflict first presented itself but these two add-ons used to work together.
Does exactly what it says and what I want -- no more, no less.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.9.9.126.96.36.199).
This is a great add-on. Every tab I have on the tab bar is automatically reduced in width to just about the size of the icon. The add-on automatically expands the active tab and each inactive tab I point to so I can see their URLs if need be... and the animation is so smooth! Perfect! After using Faviconize Tab for all the years it's been out, I've switched to Mini Tab. I hope the developer doesn't grow tired of maintaining it.
Awesome persona! I have a couple of requests, though. I'd like to see the bottom part of the persona through the background of the Web page. I know there's an extension that controls overall opacity but it seems to conflict with another extension I use. I'd also like to be able to see the close tab button on whatever tab I want to close. When tabs have a black background that's impossible. Could you provide some options with your persona that allow those types of changes? Thanks.
It does exactly what it says AND, if you bump the maxversion in the install.rdf to 8.0, it still works... even in Firefox 7b2, which is what I'm using right now as I'm posting this review. How different is it finding a site's home page if you're using version 1.5 or 9.0? It's not. Barring the disappearance of the whole concept of a home page, this baby should work forever -- or at least for as long as we use browsers to interface with Web sites with home pages.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1).
I love this add-on. Thanks for keeping it updated through the various versions of FX.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2). This user has other reviews of this add-on.