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Name Infinity
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Element Inspector

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This seems like such a simple add-on, but it's a huge time-saver that makes checking elements so much more efficient and convenient.

Once you start using this, it's unthinkable to go back to the old way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1). 

Menu Wizard

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really missed having any control over menus when the Menu Editor extensions stopped being developed several years ago. There was nothing around that was able to take its place ..... that was until Menu Wizard came along.

Not only does Menu Wizard provide a modern working alternative to Menu Editor, it way exceeds it in terms of functions and ease of use.

The old Menu Editor could only rearrange or hide menu items, but it could not rename any of them (which was really annoying). Also the interface for arranging the menu items was completely abstracted from the real menu itself, and often menu items added by extensions would appear in places in the Editor window that had no bearing on their real position.

None of those problems exist with Menu Wizard. The Editor page is clearly laid out in identical format to the actual menus and, even better, you can edit the menus in-place from within the application itself (without even having to open Menu Wizard's Options page).

I don't like the look of the 'Configure This Menu' and 'Show All' buttons in all my menus, but fortunately they can easily be turned on or off. This means that you can have all the ease of use and advantage of editing your menus in-situ, but then still have clean looking menus (with no unwanted extra menu edit icons) when you've finished editing. If later on you find another menu that you wish to edit, simply toggle on the 'Edit This Menu' button, make your changes, and then toggle it off again. Perfect!

I can't think of anything negative about this extension at all. It does everything that I could possibly want with regards to Menu customization.

It's easily one of the most important extensions that I use, and it's great that Menu Wizard works just as well in Thunderbird as it does Firefox.

I can't use either program without Menu Wizard, things are just way too cluttered and disorganized.

Give it a try. It really is excellent.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.01). 

Thumbnail Zoom Plus

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is a really useful program, but I cannot stop enlarged images from popping up when I Right-Click on an image. I set 'Not Display' to 'Right Mouse Button' but I still keep getting the zoomed image covering up the context menu whenever I Right-Click. I then have to wiggle the pointer back and forth in order to get the image to go away (so that I can see the context menu again). It's very annoying and it makes Thumbnail Zoom Plus completely unusable for me on most sites (except the very few where I would never need to right-click anywhere).

I would like to see an option to prevent an image being enlarged if it has been Right-Clicked on (regardless of how long your mouse pointer stays still over the image). If you want to zoom an image after you've Right-Clicked on it, you'd just have to move your mouse pointer off the image, wait for a second and then move it back over the image again (this time without Right-Clicking anywhere). The image should then zoom as usual (after the amount of time set in the options). This feature would be a huge help because it means that image context menus will not keep getting covered.

I hope the author considers adding this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0). 

Header Tools Lite

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is a hugely useful addon that I use extensively, but it has some annoying problems.

On my laptop (resolution 1366 x 768) both the header edit and full edit windows constantly appear larger than the size of the screen, so the entire title bar and the OK and Cancel buttons are not visible or reachable, You then have to manually drag window borders to shrink it down and get the buttons within reach. However, the next time you launch either edit window, it's back to the same huge size again, so you have to go through this window sizing exercise every single time. The window should never be bigger than the desktop that it's being displayed on, and it should also retain its last used size and position.

The second annoyance (don't know if this can even be fixed) is that making simple adjustments to emails (e.g. email subject changes) changes a date somewhere that affects display order so that the edited email jumps to the top of the list rather than staying in its original position. It's weird because the sent or received date remains unchanged, but various email clients end up displaying the emails in incorrect date order once edited. Also the recipient name gets changed when viewed in web mail clients. Instead of showing the name and email of the person the email was sent to, it shows your own email name and address (as if you had sent it to yourself). This is despite the fact that no edits have been made to either sender or recipient. It does not seem to affect Thunderbird, but when accessing the same email account in a web browser, I have a bunch of emails in my sent folder where the recipient name is me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2). 

Restartless Restart

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The developer has done a great job with this add-on. I've been using it for a long time, and it's one of my absolute "must haves".

Recently, I "upgraded" to Firefox v29, and I have since been going through the tedious and painful process of trying to get the browser back into a usable state again.

Unfortunately, far too many of my customisations and favourite extensions have been broken by the radical changes that have been made in Austtalis.

I didn't have much hope of Restartless Restart working because it adds a menu item into the Firefox button menu (which no longer exists in Firefox v29). I do use Classic Theme Restorer which re-creates the appearance of the Firefox start menu, but it's obviously not the same as the real thing (seeing as the real menu has been completely removed by the Firefox developers). This means that most extensions that interact with the Firefox menu are now broken because the real menu is gone and the fake one created by Classic Theme Restorer is not recognised.

However. much to my surprise, Restartless Restart worked perfectly, even with the Classic Theme Restorer version of Firefox menu! It added itself in the correct position too; i.e. the well-chosen position ABOVE the Exit menu entry (rather than throwing it onto the end of the menu under the Exit button (as so many careless extension developers do).

I'm so delighted that this excellent extension continues to function exactly as it did before, despite some really dramatic changes to the browser that could have so easily broken it.

Keyword Search

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on works beautifully. It does exactly what is says it will.

As an added bonus it adds other nice little touches such as displaying the correct icon for each search engine on Firefox's built-in home page. By default, Firefox only has an icon for Google; all the other search engines only have a text legend. This extension fixes that, and always displays the appropriate icon.

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

Menu Filter

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Menu Editor extension doesn't work, so this Menu Filter add-on is the next best thing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1-signed). 

Mark Read On Reply and Reply-All

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice, but it's still not working with 'Forward' (in Thunderbird 24.2).

I'm using v2.1 of the add-on, and the 'Forward' feature was apparently added in v2, so I'm not sure why It's not working.

For me it only marks 'as read' when using Reply or Reply All.

** Update: Reply to Developer 2014-01-11**

I checked this again. It doesn't work when right-clicking on a mail message (in the Inbox for example) and then selectiung the 'Forward' menu that is below 'Reply To All'. The email remains marked as unread even after it's opened in a new window for forwarding.

However, if I use the sub-menus of next menu item down (i.e. the "Forward As" menu) then it works fine (for both 'inline' and 'attachment' options).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for making this. I really like this add-on. I find it very useful for quickly reviewing folder contents without having to repeatedly click over and over again on each subsequent message.


1. I do agree with klint (the previous commenter) that it is jarring and unpleasant to have the mouse pointer icon change to an arrow when you are trying to click items in a column within the ScrollToNext 'hot spot' area. The arrow is fine when you are not selecting items, but it's not good when you're trying to click. It would be much better if the icon only changed to an arrow while you are actually *scrolling* (within a ScrollToNext 'hot spot' area). As soon as you stop scrolling then the mouse pointer should return to normal. Please consider making the mouse pointer icon behave in this way.

2. Implementing the above suggestion would mean that users will no longer have a visual indication of when they have their mouse within one of the 'hot spot' areas, so you may wish to consider adding an additional mouse pointer icon (similar in style to how the 'Link Alert' add-on does it: ). This will leave the standard mouse pointer in place all the time, but it will still give the user a visual clue when their mouse in within a ScrollToNext hot spot area (by adding a second icon to the bottom right of the the pointer). This second (arrow) icon should obviously disappear as soon as the mouse is not in a ScrollToNext area any more. If such a feature was implemented, then it should probably be optional because not everybody might want to see this extra icon when their mouse is over the ScrollToNext hot spot areas.

3. What I would REALLY like to see, however, is an option to specify the width of the hot spot areas. Currently the left-hand side hot spot overlaps a significant part of my Subject column (this might be because I have moved my attachment icon column to the far right of the window). Having the ScrollToNext hot spot overlap my Subject column is not good because it means that I have no visual clue of where the hot spot boundary is located. If I want to find the where the scroll hot spot area ends I have to wave my mouse pointer about all over the place to see where the icon changes. It would be much better if I could align the edge of the hot spot area with the edge of a column, then I would know that anywhere to the left of my Subject column is a ScrollToNext area.

By allowing the hot spot width to be user-specified (separately for left and right sides) it would allow users to choose a width that better aligns with their own particular column arrangement.

Another possibly better and easier way to implement this (instead of the user specifying hot spot widths) would be to just let the user tick various boxes to select which columns ScrollToNext should work in. This would make the hot spot area(s) immediately recognisable because they would be bounded by the edge of the chosen column(s). For example, a user might choose to select the 'Attachment icon' column and the 'Date' column (because you never need to click on the contents of either of those columns) and this would mean that ScrollToNext would only work when the mouse was within those particular column areas. Someone else might prefer to have a large central area for using the ScrollToNext function, so they would select only the 'Subject' column to use as their ScrollToNext hot spot area, and this would mean that all the other columns on either side of the Subject column would continue to behave normally.

Of the above suggestions, points number 1 and 3 are the ones that I would say are the most important.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I was looking for

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.31). 

Follow Reply

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There are so many add-ons that all offer similar features, but this is one that's been implemented in an original, useful, and intuitive way. I got used to using it almost immediately, and I have quickly become quite dependent on it.

Version 1.0.6 works fine in TB v24.2.

It is a bit slow to respond after you've clicked, but this wasn't helped by the the fact that I mostly use it on an IMAP folders. It would obviously be faster on locally stored folder. At least the status bar gives an indication that it was searching.

This extension is now going to be one of my 'always install' extensions whenever I'm setting up Thunderbird.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A truly excellent add-on. It works perfectly in the latest version of TB (currently v24.x)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.10). 

Priority Switcher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works exactly as I hoped it would.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.14). 

Go Parent Folder

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm so glad that I found this add-on! It is absolutely indispensable.

It works perfectly, and it solves the major problem of not being able to locate where Firefox bookmarks are stored within the folder tree (when viewing bookmark search results). This annoyance has been driving me crazy for ages.

It's such a relief to have finally found a solution. I hated using Firefox bookmarks without having this add-on installed.

Highly recommended.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.1-signed.1-signed). 


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was reluctant to try this extension after reading about the author hard-coding his name into the menu (a practice which I find abhorrent regardless of whether it's done by an individual developer or by a large company). Fortunately this seems to have been removed and there are now only proper menu items displayed in the context menu. (See the author's screenshots).

On the whole I like this extension. While there are other similar extensions such as Context Search that work really well, I prefer the wording of the context menu on this particular extension. "Search With" makes perfect sense and it applies regardless of where you happen to be searching. Whereas other extensions that use menu names such as "Search Web for" does not make always sense (for example when searching your own bookmarks). Also, because 'Search with' does not make the selected text part of the displayed context menu name, you don't get constantly varying width menus or truncated text displayed (like you do with other extensions such as Context Search). This problem does not occur with the 'Search with' extension because the menu item is static and it always just says "Search with". This is nice and consistent and predictable.

One thing that I don't like about 'Search With' is that it displays the context menu even when no text has been selected. This is pointless because even if you select a sub-menu item, no results can be given because no text has been selected. Instead you have to manually type in the search term (which you could have done using Firefox's search bar in the first place). I would therefore like to see the removal of the 'Search with' menu item from the context menu when no text is currently selected. Or, failing that, there should at least be an option to only display the 'Search with' menu entry when some text has been selected somewhere.

It would also be good if there were options to individually hide the Address bar, All Services and Manage Services menu entries for a cleaner looking context menu. The "I'm feeling lucky" search that gets done when using the Address bar is of limited use, so not everybody will want it visible and cluttering up their menu. Likewise, the All services is not going to be used by everybody, especially if you have a lot of engines (it would open up too much). So it would be nice to have an option to hide that particular menu item too. The Manage Services option is obviously important to most people (except those who only ever use the default engines), but Manage Services can also be accessed via the Options button for the Search With extension on Firefox's Addons page. Therefore the Manage Services entry can also be made optional (for those who don't want or need it) because there is still a means of accessing it even when the menu item is not shown.

Toolbar Buttons

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's one thing having a good extension that provides useful toolbar buttons, but the online facility to mix and match your own personal collection of buttons is amazing.

It means that you get only the features that you want without the bloat that comes with masses of functions that you'll never use.

The web site is incredibly easy to use; each button has a pop up tooltip explanation, just tick the buttons that you want and then click the "Make It" link at the bottom of the page to roll your own personalized button set.

The author has clearly gone to a lot of trouble to make this experience as intuitive and user friendly as possible.

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

Dog Ears

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This extension is potentially really useful, but the hard-coded keyboard shortcuts are really annoying and they conflict with other extensions that I am using (making DogEars totaly unusable for me).

It would be much better if the user could specify their own keyboard shortcuts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Work Offline

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice, but I wish there was an option to specify your own offline and online icons.

The default icons provided are not bad, but by giving the user the choice to select their own it means that all themes could be catered for.

The 'original' plug icon seems unnecessarily wide (too much "cable" is drawn in the icon) which makes it way wider than the other icons.

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


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice, but I wish it had an option to retain window POSITION (onscreen coordinates) as well as size.

Also, there is no action assigned to single left click (which is really annoying). It should resize and position to the default setting when single left clicking the status bar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.65). 

Winestripe (classic 1.5 look for Firefox 2.0)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic! My favourite theme of all time.

I'm not going anywhere near Firefox 3 until I can get Winestripe working properly on it.