Text Formatting Toolbar

Toolbar for formatting text in BBcode, HTML or Wiki code

The 0.1.4 is the next major release of the Text Formatting Toolbar. It has some great new features. One is the Composer that allows you to create and save a post in an easy to use interface. The post can then be pasted into a text box on a web page by right-clicking and using the Composed Posts sub menu. There is also a new feature that allows for the creation of custom buttons so you can use formatting tags that maybe the unique to the forums you use.

If you have questions please use the forum or check the FAQ. If you notice anything that does not work as expected please post, bug reports are what improve the extension.


  • Color button fixed.
  • Multiple content tags allowed in the custom buttons.
  • Extra space problem fixed for the custom buttons.
  • Wiki code fixed in the custom buttons.
  • Code that decides if to show this page updated.
  • Minor update to the install page for custom buttons


  • Updated some of the locales


  • Error blocking AMO approval (regression from previous release) hopefully this will be the first 0.1.4 version to get on AMO


  • Font size button now has two modes for bbcode, normal and pixel, for compatibility with as many forums as possible.
  • New icons included for compatibility with dark themes, and new option to switch usage.
  • Font list in the options window now works again.


  • Changed Max version to 3.0.*
  • Fixed minor bug when creating a new custom button if there was white space in the code boxes.
  • GUI problems in Firefox 3 fixed.
  • A few minor display glitches and some (important) internal changes
  • Custom tag window was not auto filling in the tag code based on its name.


  • Fixed 2 errors that appeared in the Error Console (blocking addons.mozilla.org approval)

Version 0.1.4

There are several things that I am looking for feed back on, such as the hot keys/key short cuts. There is a post on the forum about this.

Features that missed out

In future released the features that I want to add are.

  • Rich-text editing for any textarea on any web page.
  • An editable preview pane in the Composer window.
  • Converting between formats
  • Auto hiding the toolbar when disabled or based on user defined URL matching.
  • Easy way of importing/exporting the composed posts.
  • Move all buttons to the custom button system.
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