Darkoshi

About me

Developer Information
Name Darkoshi
Homepage http://home.earthlink.net/~shaku8jinn/mir/
User since April 19, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

ToggleDocumentColors_

Adds a toolbar button and keyboard shortcut to switch between the default page colors and user-defined colors.
Firefox shortcut: Control-Shift-C
SeaMonkey shortcut: Control-K

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (9)
434 users

My Reviews

Launchy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on provides exactly what I was looking for - a context menu option for choosing which browser to open links with.
I am now using it with both Firefox and Thunderbird, on 64-bit Windows 7.
Tip 1: The add-on Homepage explains how to create a "Launchy.xml" file for manually configuring the context menu items. A tab in the Add-on Options shows the path of the chrome folder into which the launchy.xml file should be placed. If there is no chrome folder in that location, create the folder.
Tip 2: If the Launchy context menu indicates that no applications were found, it may be due to a syntax problem in the launchy.xml file. Don't include double quotes around the program path. Backslashes and spaces within the program path seem to be ok. After updating the launchy.xml file, close Thunderbird and restart it for the changes to get picked up.

RefControl

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The add-on works fine, but the functionality isn't what I was expecting. I thought that it was for configuring the referring URL that would get sent FROM a particular site, rather than the URL that is sent TO the site. It might help if the add-on's description were updated to clarify this.

Advanced URL Builder

Very Useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is very useful! It lets me easily look up words in dictionaries, look up addresses in Google Maps, and translate text, among other possibilities.

This add-on's functionality is similar to the DictionarySearch add-on, but with some extra features, such as the option to open the results in a new window rather than a tab. It also uses a subfolders in the context menu, whereas DictionarySearch puts everything at the top level of the menu, which can make it cluttered.

Notes/Suggestions:
- If using the option to show results in a new window, any pipe symbols in the URL can cause a problem. So replace them by %7C.
For example, for Google Translate, use this URL:
http://translate.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wT#auto%7Cen%7C

- The selected text gets truncated, due to the add-on's use of the getBrowserSelection() function. Updating the code to instead use content.getSelection() avoids the text being truncated. I'm using Firefox 8, so I can't guarantee that function would work in earlier versions.

Translate This!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Translate Page function works great. But the "Translate This Selection" does not work for me - when I select the context menu item, nothing happens. I am running Firefox 8.0.1 on Windows 7 64bit.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Zoom Page

works great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this add-on for pages with small text, but it also works to zoom videos to larger sizes. I could do the same thing via the Firefox menu, but find the add-on faster and simpler to use.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0). 

toggleDocumentColors

Very Useful Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, I was looking for something like this! When viewing photos and videos, I have to switch my monitor's settings to very bright in order to be able to see them well, but then having a a white page background hurts my eyes. So being able to easily switch the page colors is very useful for me.

The only draw-back I've found is that some sites like YouTube use the user's text color by default, even when overriding the background color. Note that this is a problem with the website, not with the add-on - the problem occurs even without the add-on installed. So if your settings are a black background and yellow text, for example, then when viewing that site with the page-specified settings, you may get (their) white background and (your) yellow text, which is not a good combination. But since this add-on makes it easy to toggle between the page settings and my own settings, that's not a big problem for me.