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The current Showcase version (0.7.0) is not compatible with Firefox 2 beta 2, even forcing compatibility with Nightly Tester Tools.
The new version (0.8.0) is fully compatible, but I'm still waiting for some localizations. Hopefully it will be released in a week or two!
Just released a new version...
Note that this version will NOT work in SeaMonkey. For that, I released a separate version ("SeaMonkey Showcase") that is feature complete when compared to the regular one. Download it at Showcase downloads page.
Also, I released another version (Portable Firefox Showcase) that removes some features in order to reduce the extension size as much as possible. This version should work better in Portable Firefox.
In addition to these changes, I've altered invert.tooltip to "Show none-matching thumbnails". I'd be happy to send you my updated en-US locale if it would save you some time in updating everything...
A very minor point, but I still think the Showcase menu should be above the Sidebar menu rather than below it. This is where IE7 places it.
Once again, thank you for the new version and apologies for my pedanticism. Showcase is working superbly as ever.
Oh, it takes no time at all (it's a lot easier to make changes in the development environment than in the released XPI file), and is already updated in the current code. The reason why I didn't wanted to change it right away is because the string for the label was the same as for the tooltip. In my development version, I've added new strings for the tooltips, so I could capitalize the button/menu entry.
I think that group of menu items (toolbars, status, sidebar) is where the "Showcase" menu belongs... as for the position, I think that people is really used at having Sidebar menu at the third position (me included) and, being Showcase an extension, it makes sense that is placed after the "native" elements...
Of course, people can always install an extension such as Menu Editor to modify the menu order. Indeed, if anyone wants to "clone" the Quick Tabs functionality, they should place the "Showcase This window" (or Showcase Tab For This Window") menu option instead of the Showcase menu.
No pedanticism at all! Users feedback and comments are always appreciated
I see your point. On reflection you're probably right in attempting to leave the native options as intact as possible. Who needs to copy IE anyway...
showcase is definitly a great extension that should be part of Firefox.
I have one question regarding Showcase 0.8.2 and IE tab 1.1.06.: when I open a site using the IE Tab extension, the corresponding thumbnail in Showcase is blank (no "picture" of the opened URL).
I that a normal behavior of Showcase or are there some paramters of showcase/IE tab to change to avoid this.
Thanks for your reply.
Theorically, it should show a blank thumbnail with an Internet Explorer icon. Right now, the thumbnailing capability of Firefox doesn't allow to take thumbnails of some plugins, like PDF pages, most Flash movies, Quicktime... Unfortunately, that includes the "Internet Explorer plugin" that IE Tab is using.
Hopefully, this will be solved in future Firefox releases, but there's little I can do from the "extension side".
I asked the following question in the Firefox Support Forum and was referred here: Can anyone help. I have had Firefox Showcase but uninstalled it because it had been my most recent extension when I noticed the following: Basically is everything as it should be and can I re-install Showcase - or do I need to do soemthing in registry first. If it is Showcase - why did the uninstall not remove the Registry / Startup records?
FFTI.exe has suddenly appeared in my start-up programs as a HKCU - Run Once. It lives in my Mozilla Profiles extensions but I dont know which one it relates to. I am just intrigued maybe a bit worried because I dont understand the meaning in the HKCU registry ? entry - it goes on to say ffti.exe/VERYSILENT/SUPPRESSMSGBOXES/NORESTART then the Dest Path. I really dont understand what this registry jargon means - should I be concerned or not be bothered. I realise I can disable extensions one by one - restart and check start up programs - but dont want to go through that rigmarole when it is not necessary.
My extension won't add or modify any registry setting... all it does is within the Firefox extension framework. The only trace it might leave once uninstalled are some configuration options (visible and removeable from about:config) that are placed in your profile folder, but that's all. There's no way that program that is placed in the registry is related to my extension.
I assume you downloaded it from a trusted website (like addons.mozilla.org or the official website, showcase.uworks.net). If you downloaded it from any other place, could you please send me the reference so I can check it?
I know that an executable called "FFTI.exe" sounds related to FireFox, but I think it's more like a "joke", since FFTI stands for "Feel Free To Ignore". The fact that is placed in the RunOnce registry may mean that it's some kind of virus, although a fast search on Google didn't return any reference to it. If I were you, the first action would be to locate that executable, open it's properties (right click on it, then "Properties") and go to the "Summary" tab. There you might have some information, like the company that made that executable.
You may also want to run some antivirus tool (there are some free ones that work well, like AVG) or some malicious software removal tool, like Microsoft's one, or from any other company.
thanks for such speed! I have checked further and looked at properties it appears to be Skype ToolBar for Firefox created by www.innosetup.com - from their website a toolbar manufacturer!? AS far as I remember this is not something I downloaded. So I have sent a "question" to Skype. May not get me any where.
Do you think I can delete the entry in my extensions folder and in the start up menu? and rely on Ccleaner to sort out my registry ??
I know this nothing to do with showcase and can take this q elsewhere in the forums but if you know??
Sometimes, some "toolbars" and stuff are bundled in other free software, and it's difficult to know which one... If you want to know, checke the last installed programs
If it's on the firefox extensions list, maybe you can try to uninstall it? Otherwise, I would check the "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel, maybe you can find something there.
I don't think there would be any problem to delete that registry entry you wrote before, so if you cannont uninstall it, you can just disable it. Make sure that before deleting this entry, that process is not in memory, since it may re-allocate itself in the registry...
No problem at all
just to let you know as I dont like loose ends -
FFTI.exe was produced by the Skype 2.6 Beta, and creates a button on ones browser
quote from Skype Product Manager -
"The beta includes a small extension to your default browser (in your case FireFox) which allows you to call all phone numbers found on web pages very easily. The installer for that is the FFTI.exe you discovered."
It wasnt publicised and it wasnt working - it now is
Firefox Showcase 0.8.0.3 is now available. The only change is that it will install on Firefox 2.0 . I've been testing it for days in the Firefox 2.0rc1, and I don't think there'll be any problem.
New features will be arriving in the 0.9 version, which I'm currently working on
Well, as I said in my last post, I'm working on the new Showcase 0.9 features...
I'm considering making "Showcase This Window" the default mode (so the Showcase instance would show only thumbnails of the same window), which would be renamed to "Showcase" and invoked with F12, and renaming "Showcase" to "Showcase All Windows", and would be invoked with Shift+F12.
Probably, the most "obvious" use of Showcase is to see the tabs of the current window, but, of course, I would like to hear the opinion of the users!
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