Archive for March 2008

New Extension Releases

by Michael

Just in the past two days I have released one new extension and an update to another. Both of which warrant a mention.

Send Page via Email is designed to bring a feature that is in IE into Firefox. As with every IE feature it can be used as a reason not to use Firefox, even if it does everything else so much better. When the menu item for it, that can be found in the tools menu, is click it opens up the default mail client with an attachment of the current page. Depending on what email client the recipient uses the web page will normally be displayed in the message body when it is received.

Also there has been another update to Toolbar Buttons in which a number of reported bugs were resolved. The changes where

  • Fixed the page zoom buttons for Firefox 3
  • Fixed a typo in the 'Toggle Read' buttons' tooltip
  • Fixed a bug in the Real Next/Previous button
  • Reverted the implementation of the Read Mail/News buttons to be more reliable in Firefox 2. The Firefox 3 betas still use the less reliable implimention.
  • Fixed a few other minor errors that were thrown when some buttons were not in use.

An Icon set

by Michael

As I mentioned in the last post I am working on an icon set that will be used in Toolbar Buttons as well as my other extensions. It is based on the famfamfam silk icon set. Except it will have more icons, all the ones I need that it does not have, and more sizes. The famfamfam set only has 16x16. Below is a preview image of some of the icons.

Preview Image

When I am ready to release the icons I will announce it in a post here. So stay tuned, and subscribe to the feed to keep up to date.

Toolbar Buttons 0.5

by Michael

It is that time of year again, time to get ready for the next big version of Firefox. So out comes the updates. This on is a bit earlier than I planed so some buttons missed out on the final mix. But there are still 16 new buttons. You can find out from the Button List which ones made it.

Toolbar buttons is now for the first time fully compatible with Firefox 3, and I managed to do it with out breaking too much in the way of Firefox 2 support. It turned out much better than I expected. The only ones I think I broke were the "Read Mail" and "Read News" buttons on Linux and Mac. These functions disappeared from the tools menu is Firefox 2, and the back end for them went in Firefox 3.

As I mentioned before this release was a bit earlier than I planed, I wanted to do a visual refresh too. I been working on making my own icon set, and will be changing over to it soon. Any ideas for improvements in the icons are welcome and it would be great if you could email me them.