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This HTTPtoHTTPS works fine, there is a toolbar button available but :
- The toolbar button is one of those which may not be set as a 3d button with the 'Classic Toolbar Buttons' add-on, hence it appears "naked" and unaesthetic;
- HTTPtoHTTPS in order to be a no-restart add-on uses an old frame hence its size.
A bookmarklet alternative I've found at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12068378/combining-bookmarklets-to-create-a-toggle-between-http-and-https is :
Create a new bookmark with that and you're done within a few bytes.
As a user of the 'Enforce Encryption' add-on having a fast http<>https switch is most valuable, this add-on as well as the bookmarklet do save time.
It looks use 10MB+ RAM, that is extravagant, please trim.
─44,226,368 B (08.52%) -- add-ons
3,321,522 B (00.64%) -- jid0-ad08RZ08iNQBNTcg20ZWy84a73I@jetpack/js-non-window/zones/zone(0x27ca000)
it once show ~10MB, ~3MB now, maybe memory leak or unstable results.
Forgive bother, but I guess the SDK can be reduced, like "restartless restart" (15.8KB) vs this add-on (187.1 KB).
Thanks for you reply.
Thank you for your review.
I just checked the memory footprint using this excellent addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/about-addons-memory/ and it shows that HTTPtoHTTPS takes only 613.4 KB.
How did you come by your results?
It works, it beats having to manually type in https:// on sites you want to be secure, my only gripe with this is that i cannot place the icon in the Menu Bar, so until then this add'on get 4 stars.
Is 4 stars unfair, yes perhaps, the add'on is worthy of those 5 stars for sure, but I like the whole lower part of the screen to be for web pages. Just being fussy i suppose.
Please if you can, make the icon for this placeable on the Menu Bar.
In any case, it is still worth going through your own bookmarks for sites you want https:// enabled on and bookmarking with the https:// this way when ever you click on your bookmarks they will load up secured instead of having to change it after it loads up. I know this will be a pain for those with a zillion bookmarks, but what i did was change things on the next time i visited a site so over time it was all completed and now you have less to do!
extremely useful, facebook insists on this behavior because its tracing back to facebook every visit to other sites in a visible way for the sites owners so they'll be notified about the importance of facebook in spreading the knowledge, yes it doesn't make it with respect for privacy and is useful ... however since the involvement of ratings in discovering the top searches via google, instead of mozilla ... i wont strip this add on presence in my collection :) therefore will get a small rating of one star instead of five :)
but icon is too simple
This does not automatically attempt to or switch each website to https.
It places a little icon at the bottom right of status bar at bottom of page that must be clicked manually to add that s (+S) too the current http address.
There are no user modifyable preferences therfore you are unable to toggle automatic feature on/off. It is always manual and must be clicked each and every time for each website/link. It does not remember your secure/unsecure choice for each page/site visited so when you return you must click it (+S) on again. This makes the unsecure version of the website you just just visited visible and captureable to all.
This lack of automated functionality renders this tool pointless to me. I don't know if this is how this addon is supposed to function or maybe not working proporly under firefox15 only.
If the devolper adds automation and individual site preferences or a basic rule set then this would indeed become one of the "MUST HAVE" addons but until then it gets a fail.
Looking forward to reading the developers comments on this.
Thanks for trying my addon.
The addon does exactly what I said it would do (and you said it does) and nothing more. It is a simple tool that some people find useful. I am sorry that this one doesn't do the trick for you. There are others out there that might do stuff that you want. I will try to make some improvements in the future, but the tool will remain simple and unobtrusive.
Oh yeah, and it does work in FF 15 ;-)
Simple and easy to use. However, I think it will be more intuitive if you put the icon in the address bar.
Thx, yang_ssdut, good point. I'll give it some thought.
Glad you find it useful, eppen! :-D
This is quite awesome. It's just what I needed to avoid some stupid traffic filtering at my workplace.
Works like a charm.
glad you liked it ^_^
well when the S toggle is there it removes the HTTPS and adds it nicely. A lot of the time it isnt there tho. I dont know why and I cant see where to raise a bug either so couldnt .
thank you for taking the time to review the HTTPtoHTTPS addon.
I haven't encountered such a problem on any browsers so far. It could be a local problem, or a problem with a specific version of Firefox. If you could provide me with more info, I would look into it.
I have used HTTPS finder and HTTPS Everywhere for some time now.
If I have not misunderstood, HTTPS Finder checks every URL for a https connection and then gives you a one click to add it as a rule. HTTPS Everywhere is based on a predefined list, as where you automatically get the https connection, if present in the list.
So with these two, I feel there is no https connection that escapes me, be it links from Facebook or whatever.
So I wonder. Does HTTPtoHTTPS add any value for my security concerns? If it was automatic I would say yes. This is what I miss in HTTPSFinder. Cause me my self I feel one click here and one click there, becomes A LOT of clicks trough a day...
Please let me know how HTTPtoHTTPS works with HTTPSFinder and HTTPS Everywhere and also if its possible to make it automatic.
What I want is something that JUST gives the https connection with no question asked, but with some button where you can reset to http, if page does not show properly...
Nice contribution in these days of privacy concerns.
Thank you for a great review.
I haven't yet tried how HTTPtoHTTPS plays with other addons, but as soon as I find some spare time, I will do some research, and let you know how it goes.
As far as the automatic switching functionality goes, I think that would be a great improvement, but because I would like to keep things as light as possible, maybe this feature could be enabled through a context menu as an option or something like that. I'll give it some thought, thx for the advice. :-)
hi! ..just want to say that I find this add-on legen - wait for it... - dary! XD
I mean, since I started using it (and it was only yesterday) my browsing got so much simpler - just a click away from
getting the link..and yes - links posted on Facebook :P
I'm so grateful that now I don't have to write the "https" part or, even worse:
to right-click the link.and use the 'Copy link location'.and then open new tab.and then ctrl+c. and yey!.
x.X got border by just writing this down...
anyway, thank you SO much :) love it!
Thanks a lot for your words of praise sheenaThePunkRocker :-D
Sorry, but I don't understand how this addon works. I don't know if it's working or not. I expected that this addon will add automatically the "S" to the "http" but it won't. In fact, I must have to do it by myself, and then an error warnig appears in the screen when the SSL connection isn't done. I also expected that this addod will detect the Firefox warning when the SSL connection is refused and then get back from "https" to "htpp" automatically, but it won't again. None is automatically here. :(
Thank you for taking the time to review my addon.
You are correct when you say it does nothing automatically. If you want to change the http to https and vice versa, you need to click the little "+S" or "-S" icon in the status bar. It's a simple widget that does exactly what I stated it would do, and nothing more (no warning detection or things like that).
I hope this cleared things up a little. :-)
Cool add-on - a little unobtrusive thingy, just as is appropriate for its purpose, and definitely beats tempering around the address bar to just change one letter. Great example of how laziness moves people to do stuff! :D
Thank you, friend. I owe you a gin-ananass for this! :-D