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Post Posted June 28th, 2007, 12:35 pm

netMASA wrote:
need to start/stop the throbber when loading a page and place a message in the status bar - pretty standard stuff. there seems to be a lot of waiting cursor without any indication anything is happening. can you use a cache to not reload pages already loaded?

Actually from what I found, most people don't use the throbber. I found that out after quite a few bug reports about the two mini icons not being set. That's cause they didn't have the throbber on the toolbar. And it should say "loading message..." in the status bar when such thing is loading.

who do you mean "most people"? your model, if you are pretending to add browsing, should be what Fx does when loading a page, which employs throbber and tells details of what it's loading in statusbar. there's even throbber in individual tabs. check it out.. and Tb comes with one standard on the toolbar..

i suggested using Fx before. why redo the wheel when all this browser stuff has been done, and you can just reuse Fx widgets and methods, and have a professional looking app vs. bits and pieces. anyway, thanks for the great concept, i'll revisit when it's further along.

btw, good to have taken out the snarky bit.

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Post Posted June 28th, 2007, 1:16 pm

alta88 wrote:who do you mean "most people"?


By most people, I mean the people that complained that none of the icons showed up. I found the cause was that none of them have the throbber showing. Since the buttons try to place themselves where the throbber is.

i suggested using Fx before.


I hate it when people don't listen. Allow me to quote Phillip and I:

Phillip Chee wrote:This is doable in SeaMonkey's MailNews, but I don't think Thunderbird builds with all the interfaces (e.g. session history) that the Firefox tabbrowser uses.


And he's right.

alta88 wrote:your model, if you are pretending to add browsing, should be what Fx does when loading a page


And once again:

I wrote:This extension is not [meant] to replace a browser. It is however, to allow one to surf the web quickly or visit a few links.


Some people have made it a replacement browser, which is nice to hear, but I never intended it to be a replacement.

Oh and you say:

You wrote:why redo the wheel, you can just reuse Fx widgets and methods


Because not all of it is there!

You wrote:i'll revisit when it's further along.

You said that last time. After I put in a fix for the RSS news header thing.

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Post Posted June 30th, 2007, 3:12 am

Do you think it is possible that you might be able to add a Properties box into Thunderbird to handle links in both the web feature of your extension and in emails?

I have wanted to get Torisugari's Extended Link Properties extension to work in Thunderbird for several years now, but Thunderbird does not have a Properties context menu item. If you cannot add this functionality into ThunderBrowse, perhaps you might be able to adapt Extended Link Properties to do it? Here is my modified version. It works on the latest versions of Firefox, Flock and Netscape. (The original version only worked on old versions of Firefox.)

Extended Link Properties 1.2.5

See this MozillaZine topic for more information and advice from Philip Chee. I am not good enough at coding to make the required changes.

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Post Posted June 30th, 2007, 11:10 am

netMASA wrote:I hate it when people don't listen. Allow me to quote Phillip and I:

Phillip Chee wrote:This is doable in SeaMonkey's MailNews, but I don't think Thunderbird builds with all the interfaces (e.g. session history) that the Firefox tabbrowser uses.


And he's right.


people don't listen to things that are just wrong. or stated with poor grammar.

lack of Tb building with certain Fx interfaces does not mean they can't be added. anyone with the Gecko SDK and who knows what 'make' and 'idl' are would understand. it's clear this sort of extension is way beyond the scope here.

frankly, this extension would never pass a serious code review.

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Post Posted June 30th, 2007, 11:17 am

seamaiden wrote:Do you think it is possible that you might be able to add a Properties box into Thunderbird to handle links in both the web feature of your extension and in emails?

I have wanted to get Torisugari's Extended Link Properties extension to work in Thunderbird for several years now, but Thunderbird does not have a Properties context menu item. If you cannot add this functionality into ThunderBrowse, perhaps you might be able to adapt Extended Link Properties to do it? Here is my modified version. It works on the latest versions of Firefox, Flock and Netscape. (The original version only worked on old versions of Firefox.)

Extended Link Properties 1.2.5

See this MozillaZine topic for more information and advice from Philip Chee. I am not good enough at coding to make the required changes.


I will look into it and see if I can add it. :)

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Post Posted July 1st, 2007, 1:37 pm

ThunderBrowse 2.8.3 uploaded!

From the changelog:

Added Swedish language
Added tbit:faq
Added stuff to the pref window so options can be set via a UI
Added back button drop down (rightclick the button, note that clicking on anything will cause no change in the history, the forward button will not activate or anything)
Made the throbber do something. Throbber only works with title changing on.
Added hotkeys check about:commands to see them
Fixed title changing
Added some sort of identifier to the link subject for RSS News accounts so one can click on it.
Fixed full screen mode
Fixed a problem with if the popup menu hides and another thing is typed, it will show up again.
Fixed clearing of dropdown history when Thunderbird started up
Fixed urlbar being too small and cutting off text
Fixed auto suggest/complete not allowing text to be typed when it is showing
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Post Posted July 1st, 2007, 3:41 pm

2.8.3 released!
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Post Posted July 3rd, 2007, 10:00 pm

2.8.5 is being translated currently, version number skip due to double upload at babelzilla.

==7/2/2007 Version 2.8.5==
Annoyed translators, uploaded another version to babelzilla
Fixed backwards bug with tooltips
Added Hungarian translation

==7/2/2007 Version 2.8.4.3==
Made tooltips change based on the current layout setting
Fixed bug with startpage
Changed size for main icon
Made Go button lose it's label based on the settings

==7/2/2007 Version 2.8.4.2==
Made startpage translatable

==7/1/2007 Version 2.8.4==
Fixed hotkey and autosuggest conflict
Added first time start up page
Moved html files to a new folder
Added tbit:options
Added clear history button in the options
Added accesskey for the autosuggest dropdown continue typing
Added polish language
Added way to clear history
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Post Posted July 7th, 2007, 6:12 pm

ThunderBrowse 2.8.5 is now on AMO
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Post Posted July 10th, 2007, 5:01 am

Hello,

I have installed Thunderbrowse 2.8.5 (on TB 1.5)
When copying any URL in the URL window URL does not launch.

Instead gives 'Address Not Found'
I am using Firefox 2.0 as the default Browser...

does anyone have an idea?

thanks
Bas

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Post Posted July 10th, 2007, 10:47 am

Maybe because the url you typed was invalid
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Post Posted July 11th, 2007, 1:31 am

no - it's something else - guess to do with proxy or something...

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Post Posted July 11th, 2007, 10:19 am

Maybe your proxy went down for awhile and decided not to respond.
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Post Posted July 12th, 2007, 1:24 pm

2.8.6 coming out soon

==7/7/2007 Version 2.8.6==
Fixed RSS header clicking (middle click it and it opens in an external browser [right click doesn't do anything too helpful])
Fixed bug with images appearing in the history drop down (but it was a cool bug)

=7/10/2007=
Fixed the crazy bug with typing in javascript:find();,javascript:document.find(); or javascript:window.find();
Fixed bug with source: and view-source: protocols (they were running the wrong commands)
Made tburlclk.js smaller
Made commands page translatable
Fixed autosuggest image bug
Fixed height bugs with linux (made the height change dynamically)
Added tabs to the settings window
Removed links in about (just the unimportant ones)
Fixed Whois capitalized problems
Added copyright

=7/11/2007=
Added external window.

=7/12/2007=
Made the message pane to appear when ThunderBrowse is installed to show the first time page
Allowed Polish users to see the first time page (because the translation for that page is done)
Made Wikipedia search in the user's language
Added Spanish translation
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Post Posted July 14th, 2007, 5:19 pm

Previews for the newest version are up!

Browsing window (this image is a bit ugly because I changed my theme):
<img alt="ThunderBrowse" src="http://gamespotting.net/networks/files/thunderbrowse/thunderbrowse.png">

Autosuggest (new and improved, it searches inside of text rather than doing an exact match):
<img alt="autosuggest" src="http://gamespotting.net/networks/files/thunderbrowse/autosuggest.jpg">

Options (It has tabs!):
<img alt="ThunderBrowse Options" src="http://gamespotting.net/networks/files/thunderbrowse/options.png">
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