flash82

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Nom flash82
Utilisateur depuis December 6, 2011
Nombre de modules développés 0 modules
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Mes critiques

Magic Actions for YouTube™

A very good Youtube helper Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

I've been a long-time user of the Youtube Center userscript, but the developer hasn't been very active on it lately which made it increasingly problematic to use the script on Youtube.

On my search for a properly working alternative I have tried several scripts and browser extensions, but Magic Actions is hands-down the best of them all. It offers all the features I require and their privacy policy is good too.

Tampermonkey

A mixed bag Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

As a long-time userscript developer I am very familiar with this extension on Chrome. The functionality of Tampermonkey is so much better than that of Greasemonkey and it is running like a dream in any Chromium-based browser too.

Sadly the same cannot be said for this iteration of the extension. Tampermonkey for Firefox is at times horribly slow (most notably the script editor itself frequently makes the browser hang for seconds), it starts chewing up memory in insane amounts (at the time of this writing I'm looking at about:memory data of almost 900MB that has built up over the day, despite only a handful of open tabs and less than ten small scripts) and it also doesn't appear to be very optimized for the Fox yet (I'm seeing scrollbars in the icon's pop-down menu on any website a script exists for).

I cannot tell who to blame for these issues, but at least in my case Tampermonkey is not ready yet to be used with this browser. The great feature-set will surely keep drawing me back here, but until then I'll be stuck with Greasemonkey (which is dependable but not spectacular).

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (4.2.5291). 

PiP Video

Does what it advertises, but ... Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

... sadly, I could not find a way of getting it to work in conjunction with the auto-play function. Technically speaking, this extension pauses the playback of the original player on the Youtube-page in the tab and creates a (modified) copy of the player for the pop-out.

In my eyes this is the one major weakness of PiP Video and the reason why I'm uninstalling it again, because I watch a lot of shorter videos and it's just not something you can do comfortably with this extension. Moving from one video to the next means that you have to a) focus back on the browser and the Youtube-tab, b) advance to the next video in line manually and c) click the pop-out button of PiP Video.

I have to admit that I don't even know if what I'm wishing for, a fully automated playback of all videos in a playlist or the use of the Autoplay feature, is even possible with a Firefox extension. The one thing I do know however is that Opera ships with a built-in pop-out video feature that supports Autoplay and it is an superior alternative because of that.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (0.4.1). 

User Agent Switcher (Firefox)

Not fit for wide-spread use Noté 1 sur 5 étoiles

I have to agree with all other previous reviewers, that this extension should not be installed or used as it exists now, because it clearly does not offer a comfortable way of setting it up. On desktop Firefox you get an address-bar icon which lets you configure the user agent, but there is no such thing on Android. Even then it would less than ideal, because there's no way to set a custom user agent anyway.

By the way, I did get the configuration to work on Android too, but nobody should be forced to go through these tedious steps that were never intended to be made by end users. For me it worked like this: try typing "moz-extension:// into the address field of the browser and you *should* receive a suggestion for an url ending in "IndexedX_background.html". Take that link and replace the quoted part with "popup.html" and then access said page. Any changes made there will modify the user agent of your browser. I'm sorry to say that simply copying a complete link here would not work, because Firefox chooses to set a random GUID for the extension at the time of its installation, which makes everyone's link to this normally hidden page unique. For clarification: "popup.html" is the menu/mini-page you see when clicking on an extension icon. It is possible to access it directly if you know where to look.

Google Redirects Fixer & Tracking Remover

Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

I previously used the "Don't track me Google" userscript, which did alter Google's redirect and thus their knowledge of which links I click on the search page, but it also introduced its own (local) redirect. It was okay for privacy but not for comfort.

So, FINALLY, I've found the perfect solution in this addon! It does exactly what I have always wanted and it works silently in the background.

Thanks for creating this piece of comfort.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (1.1.0.1-signed). 

OmniSidebar

Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

Thanks for this update. It fixed the LastPass-error I mailed you about, now everything is working perfectly for me!

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (1.0.10.1-signed). 

Ghostery

Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

This is a must-have extension, because it removes so much unneeded clutter from surfing the web. Thanks to a white-list and the easily accessible disable/pause function for the whole blocking or for single sites, Ghostery is the perfect companion for any Firefox user.

My only issue - which is admittedly small - is with the navigation bar icon of Ghostery. It's truly minor, but the icon constantly changes size from one tab to another or from one website to the next. These repeated resizes drive me crazy, which is why I don't use the icon anymore. If we could get a fixed-width button (or an option to disable the number being displayed), Ghostery would deserve a full five stars.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (2.9.5.1-signed). 

archify

Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

I'll give this a three stars review for the idea of it only.

WARNING: Unfortunately, as others have reported as well, this extension has a major impact on browsing speed and makes regular use virtually impossible!

Some years ago, way back when Firefox 3.x was current, I tried to use a similar extension called Breadcrumbs and it had the very same issue.

I guess, that you're using an sqlite database to store a user's browsing history. Larger single-file databases like this are a well-known source of performance problems.

I would suggest the creation of a native (windows) application to get rid of the performance problems. With proper database and indexing features available in this way, you could create much lighter extensions to the major browsers that would do little more than report everything to the native application, request any data from a user search and generate no performance loss in the browser itself.

At least that's the way I would do it, because in its current form, archify has just been removed from my browser again.

Super Start

Good likeness of Opera's Speed Dial Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

This extension is great, let me say that at the beginning! It does mostly what I am used to from my Opera installation, it is just as customizable if not more so and it is surprisingly fast.

The only things I miss are two features, one functional and one entirely for nicer optics:

1.) Please introduce a setting which allows me to disable the entries in my right-click menu. I don't need them both in the context-menu for tabs AND the website itself, one is more than enough for me.

2.) My speed dial squares don't have any mouse-over effect. I have been using Opera for years and have gotten so used to that - now I'm missing it hugely.

Oh, I almost forgot: you have folders just like the new Opera Next 15, which is great. But could you introduce a feature, which can open all tabs within one folder at once? Maybe a context-menu entry or an option to use the middle mouse button (because that only opens another Super Start tab right now)?

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (5.3.1-signed). 

Live HTTP Headers

Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

Five stars for this awesomeness.

I tried a similar extension for Google Chrome, but only found something incredibly unstable with bad handling on top of it. Only Opera included a HTTP header sniffer in its Dragonfly developer utility, but since that version of the browser won't receive any updates anymore, Live HTTP headers looks to be the only solution that works conveniently from within a browser.

Great stuff, I'll start using it more and more in the future as I phase the old Opera out.

CustomAppButton

Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

Four stars from me.

The extension does what it promised and it does not cause any issues. In short, I'm happy with the result.

A pre-made alternative design with black or dark text on light background (the one that exists is way too blurry) - or the inclusion of images into the button, as I've seen it done elsewhere - would have made this a five star review.

NoSquint

Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

I have been annoyed with Firefox for a long time, because it didn't keep the current zoom saved in the session. After a browser re-start, every opened tab was always back to 100 percent.

That's why NoSquint works so well for me: it does exactly what I like and there's no need for extensive configuration - which I could expand upon of course, if I needed it.

Great extension!

InstantFox Quick Search

Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

Rating this anything but the full five stars would be sacrilege. Let me tell you why:

my primary browser was Opera for a long time. It came with a full feature set for custom search engines and I was happy to use it for years. In dire need for a new browser (Firefox) and a replacement for the custom search feature, I found my salvation in InstantFox.

It does exactly what I want and is configurable enough, that other search providers work with suggestions.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (2.8.2.1-signed). 

LastPass Password Manager

Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

While I am a bit leery about saving passwords on the Internet, this extension does what it promises and one cannot ask for more.

Nevertheless, I don't use LastPass for any truly important passwords like for work-related stuff, banking, my own web-space and e-mail. All of that is saved in a separate KeePass database on a thumb drive.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (2.0.20.1-signed). 

Tab Mix Plus

Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

This extension allows me to re-create most if not all tab-related functions I am familiar with from the old Opera. It looks like Firefox will be the only browser (with its own engine, anyway) to feature a multi-row tab bar with extended customization. Great add-on!

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (0.4.1.0.1-signed). 

Stylish

An essential extension Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

I have been using Stylish for a long time now, maybe five or six years. In that time, I have used it to more and more effect, as I customized my most-used websites to my personal preferences. As the title implies, I couldn't live without it.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (1.3.2.1-signed). 

DownThemAll!

Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

Coming from Opera, this is the perfect replacement for its integrated download manager. While some stuff (like the bit-torrent download) is missing, you make up for it with other features like the amazing filter possibilities.

The reason why it only gets 4 stars is the window, that always opens with its use. I would have loved to pin it as an app-tab, but after I read that in your bug-tracker, that it would never happen, I can't give a full rating for the extension.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (2.0.16.1-signed). 

Adblock Edge

Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

Liking this alternative to AdBlock Plus very much, thank you for keeping it reasonably up to date!

The reason why it only gets 4 out of 5 stars is my small problem with the icon positioning. I can do whatever I want with it, but with the next browser start, the AdBlock Edge icon will find itself repositioned at the right end of the navigation bar.

Cette critique concerne une version précédente du module (2.0.2.1-signed.1-signed).