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Post Posted October 28th, 2005, 3:36 pm

jedbro wrote:
richwklein wrote:...the toDataURL function is not on the 1.8 gecko branch..


Blah.. that sucks :( I'm glad it's somewhere, but that means we can't take advantage of that in any extensions for a long time :(
I was hoping to build a 'thubnail' history extension for firefox.. but I guess that will have to wait.
Is there any C++ hacker that can make an XPCOM for toDataUrl() untill gecko 1.9 ? It shouldn't be hard (I'd do it if I knew C++ :) )
see more here -> http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/search?string=toDataURL

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Post Posted October 28th, 2005, 5:15 pm

Tab Preview, Tab thumbnail preview, Tab Sidebar and now this one... oh which to choose.

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Post Posted October 28th, 2005, 5:46 pm

Don't forget Tab Catalog.
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Post Posted October 28th, 2005, 8:00 pm

Gotta catch em all!

rich: I think I have a good way to do it. I can store a set of canvases, and just drawImage to another canvas. drawImage shoudl be fast enough to do in realtime, unlike drawWindow. Hopefully I'll be able to finish this up this weekend.

-Ted

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2005, 6:28 am

no news? another alpha to test?

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2005, 7:58 am

FYI, <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=159853">bug 159853</a> in Bugzilla would be fixed very nicely by this. Or maybe just open an "integrate Ted's extension" enhancement request against Firefox? This seems like a really killer feature that I can't imagine the developers would want to relegate to an extension rather than in the core for Firefox 2.0.

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2005, 9:34 am

IdoMcFly wrote:no news? another alpha to test?


Sorry, working on it! Almost done, I swear.

Anthracks: If I had a nickel for every time someone wanted to merge one of my extensions into CVS...

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2005, 10:09 am

wow, nice work :-)

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2005, 7:45 pm

Grrrr, I want to set it to a mouse gesture but AiO gestures won't let me. :(

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2005, 10:56 pm

Ted Mielczarek wrote:Sorry, working on it! Almost done, I swear.

Hey Ted, need a new computer?

http://www.extendfirefox.com/
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=337361
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/arch ... refox.html

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Post Posted November 4th, 2005, 2:23 am

James wrote:
Ted Mielczarek wrote:Sorry, working on it! Almost done, I swear.

Hey Ted, need a new computer?

http://www.extendfirefox.com/
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=337361
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/arch ... refox.html
exactly what I wanted to say :D

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Post Posted November 4th, 2005, 4:37 am

laszlo wrote:Don't forget Tab Catalog.


Ted,

With the recent talk on Ben's blog about useability and tabs, it would probably be a good idea to do what is done in the above extension. TabCatalog has super-imposed a title bar with the page name and an "X" at the top of each image (see the sample image on the above site). This is rather nice and would be a good addition to your implementation in terms of an easily-visible way to close the preview image (and thus the tab) and also giving a name to each image.

As for an access key to start, CTRL-tab is already used to cycle through tabs on the browser-level. Maybe use ctrl-` (key right above tab). I'm not sure if this key exists on all international keyboards or if it is in the same location, but CTRL-` to open the extension is relativey easy to find and can be done with one hand. Using the F keys usually requires looking at the keyboard (at least for me). Also, once the extension is open with CTRL-`, it would be nice if CTRL-tab could be used to cycle through the images to try and keep the default behavoir that many people have used (and use CTRL-` again to close the preview window).

Just some thoughts,
Mike

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Post Posted November 5th, 2005, 5:28 pm

http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/ ... 2alpha.xpi

New alpha build to play with. Not a whole lot different from a user perspective, a bit different under the hood. Still needs a bit of work, but it's getting better. Comments and suggestions are welcome!

(And yes, I'll enter it into the extension contest, even though I don't really need a new computer.)

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Post Posted November 6th, 2005, 3:19 am

Ted,

Can you make when we are using Ctrl+Tab, and use the mouse to click the preview, we can no need to close the tab?
thanks.
Sorry for my wrongly English.

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