Noté 4,6 sur 5
4,6 étoiles sur 5
- par DeLaPiscina, il y a 9 joursNoté 3 sur 5I used to have the Alice0775 Go Parent Folder Extension, and like many, many others I've been looking for a suitable replacement ever since FF 57. I read through a good many of the reviews for, Bsp2, and I am impressed! I really do want to use it. However, I don't understand how one is expected to trust this extension (as well as many others out there) when the following happens:
1. At the top of the extension's home page this warning is prominently displayed:
"This is not monitored for security through Mozilla's Recommended Extensions program. Make sure you trust it before installing."
2. Then, in the Permissions section one reads:
'Access your data for all websites' which, at least for me, raises flags right away.
3. Of course, one then obviously follows the link being offered in this same 'Permissions' section which reads: 'Learn more about permissions'. That link then leads one to the explanations page:
'Permission request messages for Firefox extensions'
4. There, one can read the particular explanation for the specific permission:
'Access your data for all websites'
"The extension can read the content of any web page you visit as well as data you enter into those web pages, such as usernames and passwords."
Say what? Call me paranoid, but at that point my brain is already thinking, "There is no way I'm installing this thing!" And granted, the explanation does go on to say:
"Extensions requesting this permission might:
-Offer a password manager that reads and writes details of your username and password"
However, that explanation does little to assuage my fears that my usernames and passwords will become accessible, and possibly be misused.
In all seriousness, I would be elated to know that there is a worthy, and possibly better, replacement for 'Go Parent Folder'; and that once again I'm able to find the parent folder to my thousands of bookmarks with just a couple of clicks. For me however, this permissions (overreach) issue really stands in the way. As I said, I read many of the reviews for Bsp2, as well as the many thoughtful replies, and it does seem this extension's creator is well intended.
Searching for the word 'password' in all the reviews, it appears I'm the only one who has pointed out this issue, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way though. Perhaps, I'm simply just the only one whose taken the time to bring it up. I would venture to say that many potential users are being spooked by the wording of the permission descriptions and explanations. AaFn, please shed some light on this issue. I really want to use your app!
Réponse du développeurmis en ligne : il y a 7 joursHello @DeLaPiscina, thank you for taking the time to write that review.
There are really 2 points:
1. Statement at top of the extension's home page.
This is Mozilla's approach, and yes I believe that even than if gentler than initially conceived by them, it would be more factual and generating less anxiety if it could have 3 values instead of only two : Elected, Not screened (= BSP2 case), or Not recommended.
The way it is currently set, it merges the last 2 values together, and so puts in the same bag everything ... and people have no way to make sure they trust an extension without reviewing themselves the add-on source code (see https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2) ... I am not sure everybody can do that ...
2. 'Access your data for all websites'
See https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/wiki/Permissions-and-Privacy-policy for an explanation.
As soon as https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1315616 is provided, BSP2 will be able to drop that permission.
Note that if you are concerned with BSP2 accessing web sites to retrieve the favicons, you can disable that in its Options page. The drawback is that you lose the favicons (= little icons for each URL) in the bookmark tree.
I could try to implement a mechanism for that option to be optional and ask for it in a popup window, but this is a lot of code for a Firefox limitation which shouldn't be there (Chrome doesn't have that limitation), and which I hope will disappear by fixing the bug, so temporary situation. See https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues/91
Meanwhile, I fully sympathize with what you expose, being myself a bit paranoid on the Internet :-). And you are not the only one concerned, I saw a few others concerned by this before also. This is why I documented in details for each permission why BSP2 is needing it (again -> https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/wiki/Permissions-and-Privacy-policy)
I hope this helps. Thanks, aaFn.
- par Utilisateur ou utilisatrice 14158259 de Firefox, il y a un moisNoté 5 sur 5The extension stopped working for me some time ago. It's stuck on "Wait background load..." message when I try to run it.
EDIT: Uninstalling and reinstalling seems to have fixed it, as it installed an updated version. I don't know why it didn't auto-update before.
Réponse du développeurmis en ligne : il y a un moisHello, glad that the problem solved with a reinstall. Else, when you have trouble, do not hesitate to raise an issue here https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues for support.
Thank you, aaFn.
- par Utilisateur ou utilisatrice 16228066 de Firefox, il y a un moisNoté 5 sur 5Perfect!
Not such a stupid search as Mozilla offers, which provides no information in which folder the bookmarks are in.
It is incomprehensible why Mozilla cannot do this itself after all these years.
- par Utilisateur ou utilisatrice 13401163 de Firefox, il y a un moisNoté 5 sur 5I just installed and I am instantly impressed. For many years, I've looked for a way to find FOLDERS by name in a bookmark search. This tool seems to fill the bill, and it does a lot more on top of that. I look forward to continued use. And now I see I can filter search results to "folders only." And Regex! Excellent.
- par miko, il y a 2 moisNoté 5 sur 5Nice extension. Just what I was looking for. Beforehand every time I tried to search firefox bookmarks firefox always froze without exception. This has been going on for years.
At first I Suspected malware. Ever since I installed this extension firefox has constantly been trying to connect to unsafe sites. Blocked by Bitdefender from connecting. I ran a malwares scan etc and nothing found. On a hunch I disabled this extension (as it was the last extension I installed) and these incursions have stopped.
Apparently according to the developer (from response from previous 1 star review )it is the extension going through and accessing favicons for each bookmark to and can be disabled. I have done that and problem solved.
Réponse du développeurmis en ligne : il y a 2 moisHello @miko, that is correct, and that will really be a relief when Mozilla will enable favicon access in Firefox API, cf. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1315616 and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1411120, like Chrome is doing.
Please vote on those two bugs to raise their priority with the FF team !
When it's available, I will be able to drop the code for fetching the favicons :-)
Unsafe site messages are because you have bookmarked them, and so when BSP2 tries to retrieve the favicon from those sites, this creates the problem. When FF will make favicons available, that won't happen anymore. And meanwhile, the workaround is to disable favicon fetching as you have done, or to wait that BSP2 does all bookmarks, since this only happens one time, they are all cached by BSP2 after that.
Thank you, aaFn.
- par Utilisateur ou utilisatrice 13930132 de Firefox, il y a 2 moisNoté 5 sur 5Thank you for your excellent add-on!
It really helps me managing my bookmarks!
Additionally, refetching the afvicons gives me the advantage of keeping them safe, as Malwarebytes reports malicious sites during that process.
It also gives me the possibility to make the bookmarks more readable by using a slightly larger font.
- par Cormchij, il y a 2 moisNoté 4 sur 5Great, handy addon. But it does not open local links to files and folders on the PC like: file: /// F: /TCVIMG/*.* and file: /// F: / TCVIMG /. Standard bookmark manager - understands and opens everything normally. This is inconvenient if you need to view a file on the HDD. Make it open such local links.
Réponse du développeurmis en ligne : il y a 2 moisHello @Cormchij, correct, this is forbidden by Firefox, add-ons cannot access / open local files.
Have a look at the Browser console (Ctrl+Shift+J) when you click on such a bookmark in BSP2, you will see security messages in it saying Firefox prevented using the URL:
"Error: Illegal URL: file:///E:...."
Note that there seems you could have a workaround, but this requires that you modify your Firefox config: http://www.websina.com/bugzero/kb/browser-file-url.html (an add-on cannot do that of course)
- par Infinity, il y a 4 moisNoté 5 sur 5A magnificent and extremely useful extension.
Yes, it does omit several key features in certain areas, but this is solely due to the pathetically limited Firefox API (which is in no way the fault of this extension).
In fact it's a miracle that even this level of functionality was attainable, given how ridiculously limited the capabilities of Web Extensions are.
Kudos to the developer.
- par Utilisateur ou utilisatrice 5509918 de Firefox, il y a 4 moisNoté 4 sur 5Excelent addon! But it's not fast. And when I create a new folder, the popup window runs to the right and down from the screen and slows down very much, and I can't see the input folder name field.
Réponse du développeurmis en ligne : il y a 4 moisHello, thank you.
Yes, because of a few limitations in the Firefox API, this is creating in fact a small browser window, not a simple property panel, so this is is slower. And to add to that, some Firefox discrepancies between OS and behavior force an opening in two steps, creating the window very small and at default place, and then moving it and enlarging it to get it painted properly :-(
Now, on the position of the window itself, it is saved, so you can move it, and next time it is open, it will reappear at the place you moved it to the previous time, so that should solve your point about not seeing the input folder name field (note: that also works if you have firefox spanning multiple screens ..)
- par Utilisateur ou utilisatrice 10423830 de Firefox, il y a 5 moisNoté 5 sur 5Functionality is excellent. Recommended.Hello, if you read the add-on description page https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmark-search-plus-2/, you will see it has to fetch the favicon for each bookmark to be able to display them (the little images at front of bookmarks). This is because Firefox doesn't give access to them. The add-on does that only once.
Alerts mean that you have plenty of bookmarks to malwared URLs .. :-)
You can deactivate favicon fetching in the options page, and you won't get any alert. But then all icons will be the standard "no favicon" icon. We are just waiting that Firefox gives us that access -> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1315616
Thank you, aaFn.
- par Utilisateur ou utilisatrice 15907683 de Firefox, il y a 5 moisNoté 5 sur 5This is a great add-on that I've used for a long time with no adverse issues. It's also an add-on that I really like.
However, it has developed a sudden glitch. It will throw out a brief message that is on screen for only a fraction of a second that reads as follows: "BSP2 detected a desynchronization and is reloading bookmarks from FF API. Please wait..."
This happens as soon as I type in any of the following four letters: "a", "g", "s" and "t". It will not display any results for those four letters.
All other letters and numbers work fine. Have uninstalled and reinstalled BSP2. Have restarted FF several times but no luck so far. No idea where to turn to get this resolved.
Update: developer answered quickly (thanks!) and also found the problem which will be resolved in the next update. See his reply to this message. Thank you!Hello, yes I also fell on that recentlyl, it seems the behavior of FF bookmark search API changed a bit and is now returning two special folders I was not seeing before, and which are not expected (namely the "Tags" special folder ... but also the Mobile bookmarks special folder even when it is empty).
Since they are not expected, BSP2 believes there is a de-synchronization with the FF DB of bookmarks, and attempts a reload.
This is corrected in 2.0.76 which will be out soon ... I filtered out those two items when appropriate from the search result gotten from FF API.
====================== Update ===================
2.0.76 is out now with the fix for extended search responses.
Should be all ok now, sorry for the inconvenience, aaFn.
- par Utilisateur ou utilisatrice 15892547 de Firefox, il y a 5 moisNoté 5 sur 5Absolutely BRILLIANT. Thanks so much. It returns folder folder names in search results, which the built in search doesnt :-) Even site icons eventually show up, just takes some time.
- par Notlaw, il y a 5 moisNoté 4 sur 5Could have an option to open into the Ctrl+Shift+B window [not shortcut].
Or just be able to move folders by dragging them into Firefox bookmark bar [under address bar].
The major thing I like in this addon is the option to search bookmark folders.Hello @Notlaw, thank you.
The first demand is made impossible by FF for Web extensions, the Boomark History window is not customizable and no add-on can run within it, sorry.
The second one you mention is in fact hitting a bug I opened on FF some time ago https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1531539
=> we are waiting for it to be corrected by FF so that it can work.
=> Meanwhile, the work around is to drag the folder you want to move to the bookmark bar, and to drop it into the "Bookmarks Toolbar" folder inside of BSP2, at top of the bookmark tree .. and the result will be the same.
Thank you, aaFn.