Thomas Bertels

About me

Developer Information
Name Thomas Bertels
Location Belgium
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 4 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Fast Close Tabs Requires Restart

Closing the window closes the active tab instead of the window.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (24)
15 users

No Tooltip Timeout Requires Restart

"title" tooltips won't disappear anymore

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (33)
1 user

NutritionFacts.org

NutritionFacts.org, the Latest in Nutrition Related Research

Not yet rated
0 weekly downloads

Minimeter Requires Restart

Monitor your provider's upload/download usage meter.
Not maintained anymore, looking for a developer, contact me if you're interested.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (46)
0 users

My Reviews

Signal Spam

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Je viens de réaliser que je m'étais inscrit il y a pas mal de temps, mais que je me suis lassé de signaler les spams.
L'extension devrait nous demander dans quel répertoire se trouvent les spams et les signaler automatiquement, sans aucune intervention de notre part. Je suis persuadé que le nombre de rapports augmentera fortement le jour où ce sera le cas.
Accessoirement, si demandé par l'utilisateur, un email pourrait être envoyé tous les 3 mois avec le lien vers le baromètre du spam et les actions qui résultent de Signal Spam.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Disable clipboard manipulations

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Like the other 4 users, I think this extension need a whitelist feature, for Google Docs and Office.com sites.
Since the functionality of this extension is now supported by default by Firefox, its usefulness is much limited without that whitelist feature.
And if/when you implement that feature, please whitelist by default those sites.

SmoothWheel

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was never using the mouse wheel before I found SmoothWheel. Now I can't browse without it. :-)
Perhaps users with high latency LCD screens won't enjoy it, but for all the others it's a must have.
I miss it when I use other softwares.

Update: Thunderbird now includes a proper smooth scrolling of its own, so SmoothWheel should disable it as it creates problems when both are enabled at the same time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.45.8.20130519.3.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Smart Dictionary Switcher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's working great!
Tested with English and multi French dictionaries (from dicollecte).
Dictionary switcher wasn't working anymore for me. Smart Dictionary Switcher works perfectly.

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

IE View

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

As the others reviews indicate it, since its version 1.5.3 or earlier, this addon injects ads in webpages that use jquery. This is done without the user consent, which shouldn't be tolerated by Mozilla.This addon seems to infrige at least two addons policies:- Do the add-on and add-on author both treat the user respectfully? (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/policies/submission)- Add-ons that make changes to web content in ways that are non-obvious or difficult to trace by their users (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/policies/reviews)IE-View Lite isn't translated, hence its smaller size. However, a new version duplicating the version 1.5.1 could be added to revert the users to the ads free version. In the mean time, the users can install that version 1.5.1 manually, the updates have already been disabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

Google.be

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fonctionne parfaitement, rien à dire.
Merci !

View Dependencies

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A must have for web developers.
Some extensions try to imitate it, but they don't reach its level of functionality and integration.
I just miss Java files detection.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.3.0). 

Title in Address

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There's no way to contact you (your name isn't even displayed - probably a bug), so I wanted to let you know that you can overlay the function URLBarSetURI in browser.js to make it as smooth as you'd like. You can contact me if you need help.

Title in Address

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works like a charm. I wasn't expecting it, but once the address bar gets the focus, the title is replaced by the URL.
As the author says, there's a very small delay before the URL is replaced by the title.

YouTube HQ

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice idea, because it's always annoying this HQ thing not enabled by default.
There's only one problem : it breaks the back button. This is because it loads the same page but adds a parameter in the URL.
Apart from that, the extension code seems pretty safe.

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

SmoothWheel

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was never using the mouse wheel before I found SmoothWheel. Now I can't browse without it. :-)
Perhaps users with high latency LCD screens won't enjoy it, but for all the others it's a must have.
I miss it when I use other softwares.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.44.16.20081003.3). 

Foxlens

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It works very well, but keep in mind that it's based on a site, so it would not work if too much users were using it.
It would be better if it overlaid Cooliris to make its button launch PicLensPLus instead of adding a button in the status bar.