This is my third attempt to comment BrowserBackground, because the other two previous ones were deleted days after they were published. I do not know why and would like to be informed to correct the error that I may be making. My analysis is just to say that the concept of this extension is inaccurate because BB hides all the buttons of the original about:home and about:newtab being thus an addon that fulfills the task of being foreground and not background. BB is well done and works, but it can still be more developed.
I gave it a 5 although there are still rather some bugs in the add-on. For example on a Mac, strangely enough not only the browser backgrounds image changes but also on the desktop that the browser is opened on. After having solved that and some extra's to load the background images faster, It works for me as I had it in mind.
Working 8 - 11 hours a day behind a Mac / PC it is always nice to have some images of my children displayed there with a delay.
Just like your other Add-Ons it is another 9-!
Keep up the good work on your other created and future releasing Add-Ons.
Joeri aka. Bojoer
This review is for a previous version of the add-on (31.0.1-signed).
Anybody having usage issues with Browser Backgrounds needs to make sure that the Firefox home page is set to the following:
Accomplish the above under Tools &gt;&gt; Options &gt;&gt; General tab and then paste the above into the box for Home Page and then hit the Enter button.
Bam. Doing the above will get Browser Backgrounds working correctly.
If you want to disable randomization of your backgrounds, this is easily accomplished by going to the Firefox Add-ons Manager, or Tools &gt;&gt; Add-ons, then click on Extensions (which should already be the current section that is being displayed in the Add-ons Manager), and then clicking on the Options button for Browser Backgrounds. You will see that the only available option for Browser Backgrounds is whether or not to disable background randomization.
And now, what FF release 13 breaks in terms of using Browser Backgrounds in conjunction with another very handy extension called "Last tab close button". This latter extension is splendid by itself, and it is particularly useful in conjunction with Browser Backgrounds, since the purpose of Last Tab Close Button is to tell Firefox what to do when you close the one and only tab displayed in Firefox. Normally you can't close this tab if it is the only tab since Firefox does not display an X on this single tab so that you can close it. But this is the purpose of the Last Tab extension -- to both display the X for the single displayed tab, and to give you options for what to do when you close this single and only tab displayed in Firefox.
Prior to FF release 13 and when using the Last Tab extension in conjunction with Browser Backgrounds, you could repeatedly close the last tab (the one and only tab displayed in Firefox), and then Last Tab would close the tab and then create another tab which displays your home page. And of course your home page was configured to merely display another background due to your home page being set to:
But FF release 13 breaks your home page setting for any add-on which can close the last tab by calling omni.ja which is compressed jar file. This compressed jar file features copyrighted Mozilla code which is set to display a 3 x 3 tile of, well, whatever you have been browsing. We need to change the default option for browser.newtab.url in Firefox's config file from "about:newtab" (which calls the omni.ja file) to "about:blank" in order to make the first displayed tab display the setting for your default home page, or "chrome://browserbackgrounds/content/bb.html" which is what we want for Browser Backgrounds to work correctly. Thus...
Paste "about:config" into the URL bar, accept the warning message, search for "browser.newtab.url" and then change the value for "browser.newtab.url" from "about:newtab" to "about:blank". Don't past the quotes surrounding anything in this paragraph.
That is it. Browser Backgrounds will once again behave correctly, and the Last Tab or similar extensions should once again behave correctly as well.
This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5.1-signed).
I think that this is a great add on. I can load my own images as well as browse for new ones. It defiantly personalizes my browser to my taste. the only reason not for 5 stars is because it is a little hard to use but once I figured it out it works great. thanks
This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.4.1-signed).
I am not a new Browser Backgrounds user. I worked with this awesome Tool many Firefox before and it allways was an pleasure for me to use this. But a little while ago i began to use Firefox Nightly Builds. I wanted to help testing and reporting incompatible or compatible Addons for Firefox Nightly. Today I tested it With Firefox Nightly 10.0a1 and it works perfectly. So i´m very happy that i can use Browser Background aggain.
Greetings form Germany yours Ap0caLyps3
This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1-signed).