Realraven (Axel Grude)

About me

Developer Information
Name Realraven (Axel Grude)
Location Dunmore, Ireland
Occupation Software Developer
Homepage http://quickfolders.org/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 9 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Menu On Top (SuperMenu Avatar) Requires Restart

Move the Thunderbird menu bar to the top. Choose from a selection of visual styles + colors. Add frequently used bookmarks and an avatar icon without wasting precious screen space. Bookmark your favorite sites, emails, folders or configuration pages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (8)
1,140 users

Zombie Keys (Multilanguage Keyboard) Requires Restart Featured

Enter accents, diacritics, diaeresis, umlauts, ligatures etc. with keyboards of various countries (us,uk,ie,fr,it,ru,de,sv) - via easy to remember shortcuts or menu. Also supports all textboxes of the application (such as search, filters).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (24)
557 users

Titlebar Tabs Cleaner Requires Restart

A toolbar button to remove the tabs from the Windows titlebar back to their original place. Provides an easy way to undo the changes introduced by Thunderbird 17 or switch between the two modes effortlessly.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (7)
68 users

Copy Attachment To Clipboard Requires Restart

Allows copying attachments to the clipboard

Rated 3 out of 5 stars (26)
34 users

My Reviews

Saved Password Editor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would love it if you could minimize the amount of buttons it puts on the Password window and also doesn't disable my context menu from my extension QuickPasswords. I think together they could make a pretty good team.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3). 

Rainbowpicker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good, please bump up compatibility!!

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

Utopia Toolbar

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

SPAM, please remove.

JavaScript Debugger

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works quite well for me (in Firefox 3.6 and TB 3.0.4). Sometimes I wish the save breakpoints / save watch / window layout settings would be a little more persistent, and also some easier UI driven settings for window sets (instead of having to look up the command line syntax), but all in all a useful tool. Drag and drop for watch expressions would be awesome!

Beats looking up the error console by far!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.87.4). 

Screenshot Pimp

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It is an interesting technique to add a toolbar as part of an update (and to change the search engine). I currently use, lets see, 45 extensions; with my current theme (Mostly Crystal) these are 40 pixels high, so this means I would need to scroll through at least 1800 Pixels of advertisement area before seeing my web pages :) I usually do not install extensions that add unnecessary toolbars, but I have seen plenty of users who had 4 to 5 different toolbars that they actually never ever used. Most of them were not even aware what Software installed them - I think this method of monetization is at least questionable; I prefer registration fees or donations, at least that's an honest request for money.

Handy-Preis.net Search Plugin to find Mobile Phones

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I think you should give this Extension a name?

Mostly Crystal (for Firefox)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Was always my favorite, and will always remain my favorite. Its extremely clear, adds just the right amount of Color, the SVG icons are adorable and its extremely well made - flawless.
Very clear through its choice of form and color. Apart from this it is well supported on all platforms and there is a comprehensive homepage.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0). 

Rainbowpicker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great and useful - is there a possibility to hack it to appear as popup instead of modal dialog?

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

Console²

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Using this for years now, it is indispensable for both Extension Development and Web site development. If I had to chose one extension for development that I couldn't live without, it would be this one.

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

Additional Folder Views

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The idea is simply doubling up the functionality of thew folder plane one the left - I am not quite sure whether this is too useful, as it halves the scrollable area - I guess you can set it up similar to outlook where you can have a "favorite" panel on top of the folders. One problem with this approach that if you need shortcuts because of an overly populated folder tree, you actually worsen the problem by taking away valuable vertical scroll space.
Another problem is that both folder panels seem to compete for focus so you need to look twice in order to know which folder you are currently in. I have had a brief look at the source code and saw that it(temporarily) overwrites some global helper method GetFolderTree - this code is not thread safe, which means that it can break other extensions or the behavior of Thunderbird itself.

onSelect: function(aEvent) {
var tmp = GetFolderTree;
GetFolderTree = gAFViewOverlay.additionalFolderTree.ref;
FolderPaneSelectionChange(aEvent);
GetFolderTree = tmp;
},

instead of doing this, the author should consider copying the functionality of the FolderPaneSelectionChange function so that it is used for his own Folder Pane.

If you are using the additional folder tree mainly for shortcuts, I would also suggest to try QuickFolders. It does a better job for laying out quick dragable folder locations in a space saving and practical manner - as it creates a multi dimensional / tabbed area similar to Tab Mix Plus and the Personal Bookmark Toolbar.

Remember Mismatched Domains

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very simple interface, does exactly what it says and removes one of the last annoyances of working with old mailboxes. A+++!

LookOut

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This works very well with attachments sent in Office 2007. Now I can see attachments from colleagues & customers again.

the body-rtf attachment is a good workaround to see the formatted message (in-line would be nice, but probably a bit much to ask).

feature request: Could you add an option to hide the Winmail.dat attachment itself? It is not necessary once I have my attachments displayed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.8). 

Folderpane Tools

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

THis is handy & easy to use. Worked without any problems. 8 pop accounts, 4 news servers and RSS could be re-sorted to be much more painless. Together with quickfolders its really useful for minimizing all the scrolling.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.5.1). 

Outlook 2003 BlueTB

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

THis is really well done, lots of attention to detail, I like the alternation between blue and orange gradients, very subtle like the office 2003 skins wihtout being overly "glassy". Lightning integration works quite well, could still be improved a bit more. I did not manage to get the texts beside the buttons, like on your screenshot, how did you do this?

Nuvola TB

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice icons and color schemes. I really like the gradients as well. Very good: the current email retains clear highlighting, thats a usability ++.

The Lightning subskin is particularly well done.

The only bad thing: the octagonal buttons and dropdowns don't look very clean (yet) - they look "Hand-drawn" and really stick out compared to the beautiful artwork on the icon sets.
Also, the dropdown marker looks too much like a checkmark which is confusing.
Without this flaw it would be a perfect 5.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

Show InOut

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good idea, but... it would be REALLY NICE if it could be configured for the "Out" Category to be triggered by a multiple email addresses (handy if you're working with outlook at work and frequently forward stuff home or simply have multiple Email addresses)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1). 

Nostalgy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Now this IS really useful, just installed it and my several Inbox and Sent folders look a lot more manageable. If you're an email magpie and keep everything like me, but in a folder structure, this is indispensable. Very good addition to Quickfolders!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.16). 

Recipients Overview

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just what the doctor ordered! Works well in preview window (main thunderbird).

It would be nice if it worked in the opened mail as well (okay, I hardly open my mails anymore, but nice to have all the same)