About me

Developer Information
Name mmmel4real
User since Oct. 20, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

In a little more detail...

I am a volunteer IT support technician for non-profit organizations I'm great at getting a computer to last for 10 years, and putting together high-end systems for almost nothing.

Budget Tips:
*Use Windows Media Center for free Tivo-like service.
*Use an antennae instead of Cable TV.
*Use Internet TV for Cable TV channels.
*Check out the free lists on FreeCycle and Craigslist websites.
*Check out Good Will and Salvation Army for cables, AC adapters, antennae, books, and furniture.
*Do random acts of kindness. :0)

My Reviews

Noia Fox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The default back button appears to be missing (blank spot on the toolbar.) But it's fixable in Cyberfox by enabling "Moveable Back-Forward" button" under Customize Cyberfox.

Love this theme. Doesn't mess with my interface too much but adds super-cute buttons. I can also still recognize the buttons so I'm not lost when I first install it.

A theme like this is essential for Cyberfox because some of the greyed out text is so light that it's illegible. Not sure why they did this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.6). 

Gmail Manager NG

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm impressed. All the little details are included such as mailto: protocol only linking to one account, and allowing you to set some accounts to notify and others not to. It even has an option to disable the context menu options for less clutter.

Took me a while to figure out how to get automatic logins to work. I had "Clear History" turned on and inside I had "Saved passwords" checked. Untick that and you don't even need Firefox to remember your passwords. It will remember you without that option (clearing Cookies and Active logins is OK too.)

Sort and Search Customization Dialogs

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been asking Santa Clause to send this addon for years! Apparently I was a very bad girl until now. :-) The "Toolbar Buttons" addon is a must-have for me but it's quite a PITA finding what you need without this addon.

This extension also makes your life a breeze when trying out new extensions. No more hunting and guessing whether it offers a toolbar icon. It's usually the last icon in the box. When in doubt, do a quick text search to be sure you're not overlooking it.

I love the sort options too... Heck, I just LOVE this addon! Thank you!

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


Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not clear whether the bogus nobody@nowhere.invalid emails addresses are added to our Google account. These are my phone contacts! I don't need a bunch of junk messing up 100's of contacts. Too much work to risk it. I loved this addon before. Too bad.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.3). 

Hide Menubar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pretty Cool! I like large fonts so I'm always looking for more screen space. The hidden floating options should be un-hidden for sure (see notes for Version 4.0.20101011 below.) If you need help documenting it, or anything else, I'll be happy to help.

I'd love to see "Hide Navigation Bar" options, or as a separate extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.20101120). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks, eggyolk, for your excellent review and hard work. Will try your tweaks out. Last resort, I am just going to start creating new Google accounts at intervals to force Google to stay out of my beezwax. If enough people do this and post about it, maybe they'll get the message. :)

On second thought, what a PITA. Time for a new email service.

Update: My current privacy solution -- Multiple Firefox Profiles. One for logging in to Gmail and Android; One for regular surfing; One for complete privacy (deletes all my tracks -- great for Facebook, or sites that track you.) Each of these profiles has various levels of privacy settings and addons.

I can even have multiple profiles open at once with a second Firefox shortcut set to "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -ProfileManager -no-remote

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.78.1). 

Notepad (QuickFox)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Almost there.

This add on features quick note taking, note syncing, searching, and simplicity.

But the fatal flaw for me is the lack of text formatting or high lighting. I am looking to replace Notepad++ for this very reason. I need to be able to highlight important phrases and cross out items that are completed.

I am looking for Win7 Sticky Notes with search, or Notepad++ with text formatting. I use them for tech trouble shooting notes.

I also don't like that I have to open up Firefox to use it but can't count this as a flaw since it is meant for Internet notes, not desktop notes. I was just hoping...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3B). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

FFchrome 1.8 here:

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

Advanced Dork:

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yup! me too. But please update soon. Don't wanna lose this one.

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

ColorZilla (Att)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Don't know why she didn't say this but quoting her from:

"Hi, I developed an update for this complement, compatible with the latest versions of Firefox, the version 3.7a5pre...."

This will come in handy for the new 3.6.4 update today I'm sure! Good job, Atualizado!

Berilium - Torrents Search

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is not a separate add on, it is a search engine addition the same as the one on Mycroft. Although you do have the option to have an extra search box on your toolbar if you want, you don't need it.

This did give me a pretty comprehensive list of hard to find torrents, with the most recent and healthiest at the top. However, it doesn't list the number of Seeders so I probably won't use it much. Clicking on each link to find out if it's healthy is annoying. (I miss Isohunt!)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dude! You've got to be kidding me. This thing is awesome!

It is much more complex than I expected and the Webdav, extra lists, and tagging options make it outstanding. Great for GTD fans.

I wish it actually opened up the website listed in the URL field so I can schedule webpages I need to check.

I also would like to see an option to keep repeating the alarm sound until I turn it off because one beep will not wake me up.

It also does not wake the computer from standby (forget hybernate!)

This is very good as a task list reminder but not as an alarm clock. Great work. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.7). 

DAS - A Deezer to bridge

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Not updating to or showing music in status bar right now.

But I really appreciate the reference to I didn't know about it and it's very cool.

Mozilla Archive Format, with MHT and Faithful Save

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

You need to get the word out about this availability in Firefox. This is the first I have seen of it and I have been using FF for years now. I did a big search for ways to save as... too. So I finally find out from Umht???

Also the Mozdev version says it is incompatible with 3.5.4??? But I am using it anyway.

Great addon though. Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.16.4). 


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Thumbnails too small to be useful. I read screen from far away and just need a text list of my open tabs. Tab Mix plus does the job. Very "cool" though and works well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Stylish - Custom themes for any website

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Too many styles needed to customize each tiny element or website. I just want more large text without overlapping text in all webpages.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 


Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Couldn't search FTP sites for files. I am not seeing the usefulness of this over simply viewing and FTP site in my browser. Hmm.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

PDFVue for Firefox

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Would not load pdf. Booo.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).