Piro (piro_or)

About me

Developer Information
Name Piro (piro_or)
Location Tokyo, Japan
Occupation engineer, software developer
Homepage https://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 2 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Ruler Bar Requires Restart

This appends a ruler to the mail composition window.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (8)
1,073 users

XUL/Migemo Requires Restart

This provides dictionary-assisted search (Migemo search) and regular expression powered search for "find in this page" and other features.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (49)
618 users

My Reviews

Content Scrollbar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

With this addon, I can jump to each section without dragging the scrollbar. This is very useful on such cases: I know the page includes a specific topic but I don't know where it is. Different from in-page search, existing summaries (headings) are shown visually beside the scrollbar.

For Japanese (and Chinese, Korean) people, I recommend you to customize the hidden preference "extensions.contentscrollbar.textlength" to "firstTenCharacters". By default it is "firstThreeWords" but it works same as "entireText" for CJK webpages because CJK terms don't include white spaces to split words in most cases. In such cases, "firstTenCharacters" will work better than the default. (I want to enlarge the number of max characters than 10, but sadly it can't be done...)

One request, it will make me happy that auto-hide feature for this addon. Even if I want to see contents near the scrollbar, there are links made by this addon so sometimes they cover the contents. If those links are hidden (or shown with very small width) by default and become expanded to full size when I move my mouse near the scrollbar, they won't interfere with my view.

By the way, I currently use this with another addon "Custom Buttons" ( https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/custom-buttons/ ) to add a toolbar button to toggle functionality of it.
My button "Toggle Content Scrollbar" is defined with following codes:

Initialization Code:
var key = 'extensions.contentscrollbar.enabled';
var Prefs = Cc['@mozilla.org/preferences;1'].getService(Ci.nsIPrefBranch);
this.type = 'checkbox';
this.autoCheck = false;
this.checked = Prefs.getBoolPref(key);

Code:
var key = 'extensions.contentscrollbar.enabled';
var Prefs = Cc['@mozilla.org/preferences;1'].getService(Ci.nsIPrefBranch);
Prefs.setBoolPref(key, !this.checked);
BrowserReload();
this.checked = Prefs.getBoolPref(key);

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Japanese version:
これがあれば、スクロールバーをあちこちドラッグしなくても、ページ内の各セクションに一発でジャンプできます。そのページに何か探している情報が含まれている事は分かっているけれども、どこにあるかは分からない、という時などに便利だと思います(自分は、技術文書などでそういうことがよくあります)。ページ内検索と違って、ページ内にある要約となるテキスト(見出し)がスクロールバーの横に表示されるという点が特長です。

日本語圏や中国語圏、韓国語圏の人は、隠し設定の「extensions.contentscrollbar.textlength」を「firstTenCharacters」(先頭10文字だけ表示)にするのがオススメです。初期値の「firstThreeWords」(先頭の3単語を表示)は、単語の区切りに空白文字を使わない言語では「entireText」(全文を表示)と変わらない結果になってしまいますので。(ちなみに、文字数を10より増やすということはできないようです。残念。)

なお、自分はこのアドオンの機能の有効・無効を簡単に切り替えられるように、Custom Buttons( https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/custom-buttons/ )というアドオンと併用しています。新しいユーザ定義ボタン「Toggle Content Scrollbar」を作成して、Initialization CodeとCodeの内容を上記の通り設定しています。

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.0.1-signed.1-signed). 

Correct Identity

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a must-have for me. I set messages to my private mail address to be forwarded to my business mail address. When I want to reply to a forwarded message, by default it was sent from the business account. However, after I installed this addon, I don't have to check and confirm what account is now selected, because this selects suitable account automatically!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1). 

Quote Colors

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is very useful! I frequently receive messages containing deeply nested quotations, so I cannot imagine how terrible if this isn't available. Moreover, this provides extra options for hidden preferences of Thunderbird itself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

CuteMenus - Crystal SVG

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I recommend this for any Thunderbird users. With this addon, you can find out the menu item you want to use even if there are too many menu items in a menu.

To be honest I want to use CuteMenus Classic on Thunderbird, but I cannot do it because the addon doesn't support Thunderbird... anyway, this is still very useful.

Mail Redirect

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like this. "Forward" feature modifies subject and body of resent messages, but I don't want the modification. So, so I use this to resend messages to another person.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5). 

Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I use this addon sometimes. For backup, I always BCC messages to myself, so many duplicated messages are in my mailbox. This completely clears those duplicated messages with easy operation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2). 

Session Manager

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good. This helps me about creating multiple backups of sessions. For addon authors, single backup (created by Firefox itself) seems precarious, because we have to restart Firefox again and again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.6.2). 

Tag Dialog

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is very useful when I want to set multiple tags in a time. For example, when I receive bug reports, I do:
1) Select received messages.
2) Hit "I" key (to show tag dialog.)
3) Hit Alt-6, Alt-7 (they are shortcuts for tags "unprocessed" and "bug".)
4) Finally, hit Enter.
Then, the dialog closes and selected messages are tagged.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3).