John Corliss

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Name John Corliss
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Show All Body Parts

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The continual dunning for contributions has totally turned me off to this extension. I'm going to remove it and do without.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.5). 

Delete Trash Button

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I wanted to revise my original review, but can't because the site won't allow it for some reason. So here's another one. Be advised that when you run this extension, it also compacts all of your folders. It also removes the "Empty Trash" item from the "File" menu dropdown. I'll probably still continue to use it, but it would be better if it only emptied the trash and left that menu item alone. There is no support option for this extension either, no way to contact the author that I can find.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Delete Trash Button

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very happy to see this extension and my sincere thanks to the author. My only suggestion is that the button label be changed simply to "Empty Trash". I use the toolbars "icon and text" setting, so this would take up less space.

Phoenity Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly. This puts back some of the buttons lost when the "Toolbar Buttons" extension became incompatible with newer versions of Thunderbird. It even adds a new one which quickly opens my profile. Many thanks to the developer!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4). 

Header Tools Lite

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a great extension, but it won't be updated to work with TB 68+. As a workaround though, simply save an email as a file with an .eml extension and then open it in a text editor like Jarte. After you make the changes and save the file, drag and drop it back into TB. Works for me every time.

My four star rating is for what the extension used to be. One star lost because it the extension won't be updated anymore.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Header Tools Lite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For no reason that I can come up with, this extension just quit working in the middle of a session. I have it installed in Thunderbird 52.9.1 (32-bit). The option to use it is still there in the context menu, but it's grayed out. Nothing I've attempted will restore it's functionality. When this extension worked, it was wonderful. I was able to remove tons of unwanted stuff from archived emails so that I was able to reduce their size for storage.

(Later) For some reason, the extensions mysteriously started working again. Accordingly, I've revised my rating. Header Tools Lite is a vital keeper.

(Even later) I found out what the problem was. Instead of simply right-clicking on a message's listing in order to get to the context menu, I have to left click on the listing first so as to select it, THEN right click on the selected listing to see the extension un-grayed out in the context menu. I hope that makes sense to others. It's the best I can do to explain the problem I was having.

Lightning

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't care what other people are complaining about, this extension works perfectly for me and is very well designed. Very intuitive and full-featured. In fact, it was easily able to open an .ics file which Google Calendar was unable to import! I'm very glad that the Thunderbird authors decided to include this one by default in TB. Well done!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.4). 

Use Bcc Instead

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yep, I did the big no-no and sent out a group email using "To:". In my followup ("BCC"ed) apology email, I resolved never to make that mistake again. This extension is exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks!

Menu Wizard

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Several times now (periodically, but not every single time) since installing this extension, I've started Firefox only to have an unwanted tab open urging me to donate money to the Menu Wizard developer. I opened the extension's options to see if I could stop this from happening, and saw "Advertising is disabled" at the bottom of the list of settings, but no option for turning this nagging nonsense on or off. Although this extension works as advertised, it also nags you to donate. For engaging in this behavior, I'm giving it a rating of 2.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.08). 

Extension List Dumper 2

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This morning I got an update in Thunderbird for the original Extension List Dumper. It didn't work. This version though, does the job perfectly. Thanks very much for this excellent extension. Highly recommended to others.

Save Images

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Don't know why the page says that this extension isn't commpatible with FF48+. I just installed it and used it with no problems whatsoever. My copy of Firefox is 32 bit, 50.0.2.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0.3). 

Download YouTube Videos as MP4

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This one works when others don't. I only wish that it were possible to obtain higher resolution versions of the video via this extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.3.1-signed). 

Toolbar Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had thought that the extension had bugs, but it turns out that was because I like to put the buttons from the Mail Toolbar on the Menu Bar. Doing that makes it so that the order of the buttons isn't maintained. However, that's not a standard way of using the extension, so it was my fault. I moved the buttons back onto the Mail Toolbar and now everything works fine. I highly recommend this extension.

Bookmarks Checker - check for bad links

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works really well at finding bad bookmarks. However, I have three suggestions:

1. Make the report window resizable. This would reduce the need to scroll so much.

2. Make the column headings in the report window resizable too (after making the report window resizable). This would allow more information to show.

3. Add a location column. I arrange my bookmarks in folders and subfolders. Finding a bad bookmarks is still pretty difficult. I know I can delete a bad bookmark without having to search it down, but this would still be a useful feature to have.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1.1-signed). 

CookieKeeper

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent, just what I was looking for. Keeps the good, deletes the rest. Does what it says it will and although very easy to use, has many options.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1.1-signed). 

Extra Folder Columns

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great extension, but for some time now I, and others, have been noticing that the columns selected for the (for lack of a better term) message listings pane *resets* to the default columns every time I restart TB. I have disabled this extension and notice that the problem stops. I reactivate the extension and the problem resumes. I would have been glad to discuss this in a forum dedicated to this extension, but was unable to find one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4). 

CompactHeader

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension no longer works at all in Thunderbird at ver. 11.0.1. If this extension is still being maintained, it would be nice if the author would update it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Download YouTube Videos + Flash Video Downloader / Download-Helper

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I do NOT allow the addition of toolbars by ANYBODY or ANYTHING! Since the author has chosen to install a toolbar without my permission, I have made MY choice to REMOVE this extension. My advice is to not install this extension on your system. To the author: bad thinking on your part. Over and OUT!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (12.8). 

OptimizeGoogle

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The filters don't work with "Google Instant". You have to turn that feature off in Google's "Search Settings" to get the filters to block anything. Other than that, this is a good extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.78.2). 

mailTagger

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good extension. Working nicely now. I was able to add folders and sort my smilies out. Glad this one got updated to work with TB3.