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Name bugblatter
User since March 5, 2007
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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had been using this addon for many years as it was very useful. It hadn't been updated in a long time, but it still worked. At some point, it was taken over from the original author and modified to send back the urls of websites I had visited (spyware). Firefox automatically updated my copy to this new version, and I never noticed for months. I came upon a few negative reviews here by accident and decided to look at the code to investigate. It was there unfortunately, and I found a url it had saved as well. I promptly uninstalled it from both Firefox and Thunderbird. Who knows what they did with that data? There are newer versions now which may have 'fixed' this, but I don't want to try them - why bother when trust is gone?

I googled around, and it seems like this is a thing, where a company takes over old or abandoned extensions and adds spyware. The update happened silently, months ago, so I had no chance to review it. Apparently it passed the Mozilla review process as well. I checked every other extension I have installed (time-consuming) and turned off auto-updates for them except the ones I absolutely trust. Now I don't trust anything on this site 100% by default.

All I can suggest is this. Try to review all of your installed extensions (eg, check user reviews here) regularly. Consider turning off auto-update for them and update them manually when you need to (after checking them out). Watch in particular extensions that haven't been updated in a long time by the original author (say over a year), since they might be taken over in the future.

Also: Check out this article. I won't include the url, but google for this: "How companies take advantage of Mozilla’s Addon repository" by Martin Brinkmann, at ghacks.net. It talks about Autocopy specifically.

Addons Manager Hilite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice feature! This had been bothering me for a while. The regular Addons Manager UI is so simplistic, it's hard to use, especially if you have to deal with it frequently. This is a good time-saver.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed). 


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Bad code - Please ignore my previous post on fixes - sorry about that. For some reason, the special chars in the code got chewed up by this site. I re-posted it at google groups - http://groups.google.com/group/CustomizeGoogle/browse_thread/thread/d18fa8a191b5cfba


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Some fixes: For firefox 3.5.1, here is what worked for me (if you're comfortable with manually editing the javascript.js file; see Phoglenix's 6/17/09 post for help):

* To fix direct image links:
Step 1. Go to (about) line 31 and replace the "var googFonts..." line with this one line (credit to Chris000001 on Google Groups):
var googFonts = selectAllNodes(document, document.body, "//div[@id='ImgContent']/table/tbody/tr/td[starts-with(@id, 'tDataText')]/div/div/cite");

Step 2. Go to (about) line 42 and replace the "var urlmatch..." line with this oen line (see Phoglenix's 6/17/09 post for credit):
var urlmatch = googLinks[x].href.match(/\&imgrefurl\=(.*?)\&usg=/);

* To fix streaming of search result pages when logged on to Google (already works when logged off):
(credit to floatingdays and kadusa - see floatingdays' 5/14/09 post for help)
1. Change -all- occurences of the string (use search&replace):
//li[@class='g' or @class='g w0']


Rated 4 out of 5 stars


Go Parent Folder

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good to see this already out before FF3's official release. Perfect replacement for Locate in Bookmarks Folder that only worked for FF2 (seems to be dead). The author's separate Show Parent Folder extension is also a neat feature (combine into this extension?)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4).