Ken Saunders

About me

Developer Information
Name Ken Saunders
Location Boston-ish, Ma. U.S.A.
Occupation Web Developer, Mozilla Foundation volunteer
Homepage http://www.AccessFirefox.org/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 14 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Other add-on contributions.
For some insane reason, links are no longer permitted in the description here so please search for these add-ons by their names.

Big Buttons:
Extra large colorful toolbar buttons for Firefox.

Page Zoom Button:
A single toolbar button to control full page zoom in Firefox. Click on or scroll over the button to use.

Zoom Button for Thunderbird
Zoom in, zoom out, and reset page zoom with one toolbar button.

Theme Font & Size Changer
Change the global font size and font family used for the user interface in Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey.

Add-ons I've created

Stylish Tools Requires Restart

Quicker access to several Stylish features through a toolbar button and/or keyboard shortcuts. Available for Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (3)
22 users
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Themes I've created

My Reviews

Michelle

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I personally do not care for the Vista, IE7, whatever interface but that is no reason to give this add-on a bad review.

I did notice 1 issue that needs to be addressed and 2 others that should be addressed.
The first is that you have one of Ed Hume's theme screen shots in the add-ons manager as a preview instead of one of Michelle. I'm guessing that it is a screen shot of what used to be named SphereGnome but it has since has been renamed to Aeon by Mr. Hume.

Another issue is that you provide credit for Ken Lynch
but not Ed Hume. Mr. Hume did take over for Ken Lynch but since then Mr. Hume has maintained and dumped a lot work and time into them pretty much making them his own. I don't see any of the Aeon elements in this theme but if you say that they are there, then they are.
The last thing isn't a huge problem but it would complete the theme if you were to skin the Options manager.

All in all, it's much better than I could ever do myself and I think that it's great that you decided to share what you made for yourself.

Oh, and perhaps adding a screen shot or two of your theme for this page would be helpful in getting others to try it.

Awesome Options

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had honestly intended on at least trying Awesome Options but when I visited the page that you call your homepage so that I could find out exactly what options that your extension provides, I was greeted with obnoxious pop-ups that opened in new windows and stole the focus from my main Firefox window.
One of them started playing really loud music and I felt that I had somehow stepped back in time to the early 1990's when I used Internet Explorer and fought off pop-ups daily.
Also, I couldn't navigate your site to get help because the side menu is covered by some sort of iFrame with a Flash ad or whatever.

Please list exactly what your extension does or doesn't do. Please provide a way to uninstall your extension. And please (pretty please), choose a more modern and user friendly approach when directing Firefox users to your site to get information and support for your add-on.

I'm sorry if I come off as harsh, I don't mean to be, I am just frustrated because I was simply looking for info on your extension and it turned out to be a poor experience.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was in the middle of backing up my add-ons and I realized that I've never taken the time to say so but thanks for developing QuickFolders.
It's one of my favorite and most used Thunderbird add-ons.
You should consider adding a link to this page on your site.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

RightHome

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What a clever idea. I have been using bookmarklets for a long time to achieve what this extension does.

It works just fine but the one thing that you should do is to find a way to show the user the button combinations. I looked throughout Firefox and I couldn't find help anywhere that would show me which key + the home button did what. Fortunately I had bookmarked this page as I do with all of the add-ons that I try.

Perhaps you could add a simple first run web page (launches after installation and restart) that displays the button functions. It would also be helpful to add a web page so that a user can get back to it whenever necessary by right clicking on your add-on in the add-ons manager and selecting Visit Home Page.

Thanks for taking the time to develop it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

Lilium

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

You have obviously missed a few things while submitting your add-on here. The first and foremost is that you have confused the Add-on Description field with the Add-on Summary field and it is my opinion that your description is just way too long. I really can't see people taking the time to install and use an add-on that requires the amount of instructions that you have provided. It really is overkill.
This is the longest page that I've ever seen on this site. To be exact, it is 5,767 pixels long whereas an average add-on's page Adblock Plus for example is only 1,805 pixels long.

Another thing is that you failed to notice that the BBcode that you used in your description doesn't apply or work here. Did you even look over this page after you submitted it?

Why does any of this matter anyway?
Well it matters for you because again, people are more than likely going to pass over your add-on because if it is presented so poorly and carelessly then people may assume the same about the quality and functionality of your add-on.

I do hope that you make some changes so that people will take the time to give your add-on a shot.

I'll gladly edit this review when you edit your description.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.92.1). 

Innocent Greed

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I usually figure out an add-on's features and options within about 1 minute but I'm really puzzled by this one.
It installs ok, I found the toolbar button and added it to my toolbar and clicking on the button does bring up a window with image URLs but I have no idea where those images are being saved to.
I explored all of the obvious places within Firefox, and them I looked in the profile that Innocent Greed is installed into but I cannot find the folder where the images have been downloaded to if in fact they were downloaded at all.

If I'm missing something that should be obvious, then I apologize, otherwise, you really should be specific and in detail on how your extension functions and how to use it.
And also, you really need to remove the URL that you are referring people to as a support page because I'm sure that you are aware that there is nothing at the address besides the "Coming Soon" text.
I ran all around trying to figure this extension out and I shouldn't have. Most people would not bother to take the extra steps to get your add-on to work.
So please provide documentation on on how to use your add-on.
And please remove the address that you use for a support page (you're just wasting people's time).

I'll gladly edit my review here when you get things straightened. If you'd like you can contact me when you make the changes.
http://accessfirefox.org/ContactPage.php

Man Utd

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice work on this.
The mix of colors really makes this a unique theme and stand out against others.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Full Flat Absolute Black

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for those who prefer a simplistic interface.

ImageTweak: zoom/rotate images and videos!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoy using ImageTweak.
It has just the right amount of options and features.

I don't understand why centering images isn't a default setting in Firefox.



This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.16). 

XUL/Migemo

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This add-on has quite a bit of potential.
It would be especially useful for persons with visual impairments. But I have to agree with the others in that the highlights get cleared too easily and the highlight all feature is the determining factor for me to use this add-on.
I'm also not too sure about how to use the dictionary feature.

I'd love to see the problems addressed.

And I may be able to provide you with icons for the configuration window.
You can contact me through the contact page at the following address.
http://www.AccessFrefox.org/ContactPage.php

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.10.6). 

uPOD

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I was pretty enthusiastic about this add-on, but I've backed out after finding out that my info would be saved online, plus that's a pretty thick Terms of Use & User Download License.
I'd really rather have sensitive data stored locally.
If that is indeed possible, then I'd definitely reconsider my rating.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1.0). 

keywordManager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really appreciate you taking the time to update this.
I've missed it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.9). 

TimerFox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, it does what it claims to.
It would be even better with an audible alarm.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

WoMeIcs

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice work on this add-on.
It does exactly what you say it does.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1). 

MR Tech Toolkit

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Definitely an add-on that I'd hate to be without.
I've been using it for quite a long time.
Thanks for keeping it up to date.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.1). 

Aquabird Redone

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As Thunderbird 2.0 approached, I was pretty bummed out because Aquabird wasn't compatible with 2.0.
Aquabird has been the only Tbird theme that I've used mainly because I have poor eyesight and Aquabird has large clean buttons that are easy to see and read.
I want to thank you for picking up this theme and redoing it. I sincerely appreciate the work that you put into all of your themes.

Toolbar Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Toolbar Buttons is a must have add-on.
It really helps you to control Firefox and it provides easy access to Firefox's features and controls. I use Toolbar Buttons in Firefox and Thunderbird. I'd hate to be without it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1.7). 

Cobalt Thunderbird

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I must admit that blue is my favorite color.
This is a nice and clean theme.
I've been searching all over trying to find something even remotely close to Aquabird which I've had to lay to rest because I can't bump it up any longer.
The only problem that I'm having is that it isn't compatible with Lightning and it is the latest version.
The dates are displayed ok, but the boxes for Lightning are not displayed at all. I hope that you can fix this.
Overall, it's a good theme.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.3). 

Iconoclast

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very cool extensions.
I like that the settings persist from page to page.
A feature request:
Remember site/page settings across sessions.