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Name fungo
User since March 31, 2007
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My Reviews

CS Lite Mod

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent functionality, full features, easy to use - 'nuff said. One of the first add-ons I install in Cyberfox (which is now my default browser, in protest against Mozilla's Australis psychosis). CS Lite works perfectly in the 64-bit version of Cyberfox.

Just one very minor flaw: there needs to be a 'lock' setting to prevent commands from being accidentally dragged off the right-click menu. Thanks for the FAQ - it saved me a lot of frustration! But honestly, how often am I likely to *want* this feature? Probably once, when I first set up the add-on on a new install of Cyberfox. Don't get me wrong, menu editing is a cool feature. But it should be disabled by default, and require explicit enabling in Options. Not a big deal, though.

Titlebar Tabs Cleaner

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does exactly what it promises. The only minor problem I had was finding the Tabs Cleaner icon. This is not the fault of the add-on - Mozilla have messed up the toolbars so badly, I can't find *anything* now. But once I found the icon everything became more familiar. Thanks!

Session Manager

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Some time ago I posted a 2-star review of Session Manager. I've always had it in mind to give this add-on another go, and just recently I finally had the time to dig into it. Here are some of my original comments, along with updates.

ORIG: First, and most important, it failed to successfully import my more-complex Tab Mix Plus sessions, making a transition all but impossible.

EDIT: This was originally a real show-stopper. But my TMP sessions seem to be importing much more cleanly now (FF19). I have a feeling that the session save in TMP and the session import in SM have both improved, and converged as far as compatibility. At any rate, my previous issues now seem to be resolved.

ORIG: Second, I found the add-on over-complex. I liked the powerful features, but was confused by things like the appearance of multiple copies of my current session in the list, even when I had deliberately disabled the option to allow multiple sessions with the same name.

EDIT: I'm not getting the double entries this time. Either I found the mystical setting that cleared this up, or something changed in SM. I do still get numbers in brackets after the name of each session - e.g. "(1/40)" - I'm guessing that this means the number of windows and tabs. I wish I could disable this, as it is of no use to me, and I'd much rather have a clean display of just session names. Not a big deal, though.

ORIG: Third, there REALLY needs to be a way to export sessions to some standard format. Back to TMP format. To stock Firefox format. Or, best of all, to sets of standard bookmarks representing each Panorama group.

EDIT: I'd still very much like to see a way of bookmarking complete sessions (this is something I do a lot, and would love to have automated), or to Save As CSV, or something. Maybe there's an option I haven't found yet... but as long as SM works reliably, I can wait.

ORIG: If I could find a way to actually move my heavy sessions into Session Manager, I'd up that to 3 stars (and become a regular user). That would leave 2 more stars for the other issues I've noted.

EDIT: Many months after writing my original review, I have now managed to get my sessions working. I've been using SM regularly for a couple of weeks with no issues. But I'm bumping my rating to 4 stars, for at least two reasons. First, I like the ability to quickly save over my current session, which I couldn't easily do in TMP. In SM, it takes one keypress and a double-click. (I have a feeling I can probably do it with a single keyboard shortcut, once I have time to figure it out.) Second, I very much appreciated the way my Firefox state was restored when my system crashed today. All tabs in place, all tab groups intact, all 'faviconized' tabs as I left them. Bravo! TMP tends to mess up my layout, in this kind of situation.

I'll hold back one star for the minor tweaks I'd still like to see. But in reality, I'm hovering around a 4.5. I still think the UI could be tidied up a bit, and documented better. (This is a very complex and powerful add-on, and I don't have unlimited time to scour forums.) But I've kept SM in mind since my first attempt, and it has ultimately won me over. Whether that was a learning process on my part, or an evolutionary process in the software, I can't say. I still wouldn't recommend SM for a total novice, but as a heavy Firefox user (168 tabs in my current session), I'm making it part of my core add-on set.

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

Custom Geometry

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is still one of my all-time favorite add-ons, but the new version 2.5.0 doesn't work at all for me, in either Firefox 3.6.13 or 4 beta. The first time I click on the icon (either status bar or toolbar) it gives me the default geometry. But then it ceases to respond. I've never yet managed to get any of my alternate size options to work. So I'm back on 2.4,0, and eagerly awaiting 2.5,1...

By the way, Firefox 4 does have a status bar, although it's not called that any more. Count me as another user who'd prefer tools like Custom Geometry to live down there, instead of on the toolbar.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This sounded *great*... until I learned that it's yet another of those brilliant utilities that wants me to send all my info to some unknown Web site. Why??? Is it *really* better to beam page content all over the Internet for editing, rather than saving it to my largely-unused terabyte hard drive? Sheer genius. Not.

Custom Geometry

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've got a lot of massive add-ons installed, but Custom Geometry is the last one I'd ever give up. That one little button makes life SO much easier. If they had any brains left, Microsoft would have included something like this in Windows 7.

It's great to see that development is still underway... that "ContextMenu is null" error was driving me nuts! But even that annoyance wasn't enough to pry me loose from Custom Geometry. I haven't tested the title-based sizing yet, but it sounds like a great new feature. Thanks!

If I could give this add-on six stars, I would.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.0). 

Wizz RSS News Reader

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've tried a lot of RSS readers and hated them all. Most do either too little or too much, or want to 'integrate' themselves into my other browser activities in an unwelcome way. Wizz RSS is the first I've seen that's actually struck the right balance.

Just a couple of things I don't like:

1. Wizz keeps opening announcements from its developer without asking me. I don't like 'push'-style behavior, and would vastly prefer that it could optionally be disabled. As an alternative, how about showing some confidence in this whole technology and just providing an RSS link for announcements?

2. There should be a way of making "open in new Tab" the default when clicking on an item in Wizz. As it is, I always have to remember to right-click and select this (to me) more-obvious action.

Otherwise, an excellent add-on, which seems to continue getting better.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.8).