À propos de moi

Information développeur
Nom ssokolow
Utilisateur depuis May 10, 2008
Nombre de modules développés 0 modules
Moyenne des notes des modules du développeur Pas encore évalué

Mes critiques

Form History Control

Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

I installed this because it's got a more favorable license than Lazarus: Form Recovery (MPL 1.1 vs. "Freeware") and it lets me filter search queries on NSFW sites from form history... so far, it works great!

The UI is powerful but doesn't get in my way and it does what I need it to. I'd recommend it to anyone who already uses extensions like BetterPrivacy or HistoryBlock.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module ( 


Noté 1 sur 5 étoiles

Wake me when it works in Firefox Aurora.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (1.0). 

Favicon Restorer

Heaven and hell in one extension Noté 1 sur 5 étoiles

I like the idea of getting the favicon back in the address bar, but I can't stand the old "blank document" icon so this is worse than useless to me.

A blank page is intuitively "something" and gives the impression it's associated with the content. A dashed square using no additional colors beyond the tab's own background color implies that the icon itself is missing (like one of those "glue photo here" squares on a professionally-printed form or photo album), which is the correct implication to give. (The blank page icon, if anything, should be used only for about:blank)


Simple, Smart, and Robust Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

A perfect capstone on my need to protect my privacy. I've been Monstering my Cookies, Blocking my Flash, and No-ing my Scripts for a long time but, now, especially with the EU "cookie law" ramping up incentives to track without cookies, I started worrying about Referer headers.

After all, you can hardly tell Google that the Google Font Library and the Google AJAX CDN (which seems to serve everyone's jQuery these days) are illegal tracking tools... but the Referer header and a little smart coding let Google use them that way.

That's where RefControl comes in. It has a delightful little feature named "Default: FORGE" where I can satisfy most sites with meaningless fake Referer headers, but still whitelist the few sites like Snopes and Pixiv which are especially picky.

I wish there was a clear way to apply a whitelist to non-3rd-party URLs only, but aside from that, it's a perfect set-and-forget privacy tool.

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My Privacy Is No Longer A Chore Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

Forget the hassle of "Private Browsing Mode" hiding your non-private tabs when you turn it on. Most of the time, HistoryBlock is even better than Chrome's Incognito Window.

All it takes is just take a few minutes, once, to play around with your AwesomeBar, find all the sites that might leave incriminating traces, and then you can sit back and browse without worrying about whether you remembered to switch to Private.

HistoryBlock is "always use private browsing mode" on a per-site basis, in effect if not in implementation. It's not perfect yet (It won't prevent dirty search keywords from showing up in the form field memory and it won't tell Flash that you're in private mode) but it's very close.

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Automatic Save Folder

Indispensable Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

Automatic Save Folder is one of those things where, once you get used to it, you wonder how you ever lived without it. It's just so satisfying to be able to have my GOG games and my LOLcats and my YouTube videos and everything else just start the Save dialog off in the folder that, 99% of the time, is what I wanted.

Menu Editor

Noté 2 sur 5 étoiles

Really starting to show its age. Breaks HTML5 context menu support, no support for editing the main menu when in single-menu mode, and has "not yet implemented" messages that have been there for at least half a decade.

I whipped up some XUL userstyles to de-clutter my context menu instead.

Video DownloadHelper

Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

The best video-grabbing extension for Linux I've ever seen and a definite must for anybody's toolbox.

...though I do hate and mistrust how commercialized it feels and I really frown on donation requests in native UIs. If I ever find a properly libre/open-source extension which grabs videos as reliably and on as wide a range of sites as this, I'm switching immediately.

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RSS Icon

Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

I really would've preferred the standard feed icon (the one used in the toolbar button) rather than the background-free, orange-on-transparent version, but aside from that, nice job.

I really was a stupid move on the Firefox devs' part to move it to the toolbars, ignoring the page/browser action distinction that got formalized so elegantly in Chrome.

If they really think it's so awful to show an RSS icon in the awesomebar when their tests show it's rarely used, maybe what they need to do is implement a "toolbar editor" mode for customizing which icons appear in the awesomebar.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (1.0.6). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

Great extension, but it breaks Greasemonkey 0.9's new "User Scripts" tab in the Add-ons window under Firefox 3.6, so I have to disable it for now.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (0.7.12). 


Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

Nice idea, but not very useful to me as its own toolbar. I've already spent more than enough time /compacting/ Firefox's toolbars to a more Chrome-like setup.

Enter Selects

Noté 2 sur 5 étoiles

Would be perfect if it worked. As is, it looks like its working, but Enter still triggers my default Google fallback search unless I now press Up, Down to really select the first entry. Worse than worthless.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (6.1-signed). 

BitTorrent WebUI

Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

Works nicely as a Firefox alternative to Deluge in Chrome.

...but I almost never disable BitTorrent WebUI and frequently use it as a shortcut to opening Deluge's WebUI in a new tab. Could you add an option to make clicking the statusbar icon equivalent to "Open WebUI" rather than "Disable BitTorrent WebUI"? (Ideally, with an additional keepalive so I don't have to type my password into the WebUI every time)


Noté 2 sur 5 étoiles

About the only feature of this extension that I actually find useful is the result compacting.

I suppose it might be faithfully reproducing Chrome features I consider undesirable, but all I really want is the Omnibar's ability to automatically grab search providers as I wander the web, support triggering a YouTube search with "yt<Tab or Space>whatever" and an eBay search with "<Tab or Space> whatever" (without having manually added as a search provider), and give visual indication that a search will be completed as soon as I hit Tab/Space after the keyword.

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Hide Caption Titlebar Plus

Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

"Smart All" in multi-monitor mode would be just what I've been hoping for without success from Google Chrome for ages... if it weren't so damn buggy on Linux.

Chrome-like compact WinDeco when maximized, native WinDeco when un-maximized (so the WM functionality for dragging and titlebar interaction is used), and an un-maximize button while maximized.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (1.1.2). 


Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

Very useful, but I find the new 1.0 look annoying. I've downgraded to 0.5.9 to keep the script manager I prefer.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (1.0). 


Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

Very useful, but must it clutter up the Firebug toolbar even when it's not the selected tab?

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (0.5.1). 

Inline Code Finder for Firebug

Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

Useful extension, but it drives me nuts that it clutters up Firebug's toolbar even when another tab is selected.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (0.93). 


Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

Good concept, but I'd much prefer it if I could configure my own custom icon set... or at least set custom labels for the existing ones.

Fox Splitter (formerly Split Browser)

Noté 2 sur 5 étoiles

Great idea, but it breaks the address bar something awful. Whenever the "AwesomeBar" drop-down vanishes, the right-edge split button appears and steals focus.

When I was typing Split Browser to re-locate this page, I got "Split Bro" and then had to reach for my mouse.

It also interfered with my global keybindings somehow, so when I reached for F12 to open my Yakuake terminal, nothing happened. I didn't even think that was possible with Yakuake!

I'll rate it 5 stars when there's a way to completely disable those auto-hiding split buttons so I can just use the context menu for splitting.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (0.4.2008061601).