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Post Posted August 5th, 2006, 1:29 pm

Great... thanks, Geva.

Geva Zeichner

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Post Posted August 13th, 2006, 11:13 am

Version: 0.4a
Size: 22.6KB
Date: 2006-08-13
Tested On: Firefox 1.5.0.6
Compatibility: Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

<a href="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/imdbpreview/IMDb_Preview_0.4a.xpi?download">Install v0.4a</a>

Release Notes:
Here's an alpha version for you to test some of the currently implemented new changes.
Please report any bugs or unwanted behaviors.

Changes:
Added: Movies now also preview: title, rating, first cast member, plot.
Added: Actors now also preview: name, birthdate, minibio.
Added: The new information is in its own scrollable div.
Added: New information's div size is changeable in pref win.
Added: Hide delay. You can leave the preview and get back to it before it's gone.
Changed: "Check html" is not limited anymore by minimum or maximum times.
Changed: No poster timeout.
Changed: Removed start & stop check, poster timeout settings.
Changed: Stats now includes complete html loading only. And it's available in console only.
Changed: Clicks won't cause hiding of preview.
Changed: No loading indicator.
Changed: Preview will appear as loading starts. Will not wait for information to be found or loaded.
Changed: No error indicators. Hopefully we won't need them anymore. :)
Changed: When poster not sent, will show IMDb's image.

To do:
* Add more preview fields.
* Make fields optional.
* Improve preview look.
* Improve ext's icon.
* Make use of the new IMDB's mini thumbnails to improve loading speed of actor posters.
* Child previews - Make previewed movie/actor links preview-able.
* Support IMDb Pro.
Last edited by Geva Zeichner on September 26th, 2006, 1:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Posted August 14th, 2006, 6:46 pm

Version 0.4a works well with my FF 2.0b1 and on my wife's 1.5.0.6. Keep up the good work! :D
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Post Posted September 5th, 2006, 12:31 pm

hey Geva, nice to see new version but where is 0.4b or C or whatever? this 0.4a it's no big deal actually :)
IMDB PRO
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Post Posted September 26th, 2006, 1:40 pm

Version: 0.3.1
Size: 22.1KB
Date: 2006-09-26
Tested On: Firefox 2.0 RC1
Compatibility: Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

<a href="http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/extensions/imdb_preview/imdb_preview-0.3.1-fx.xpi">Install v0.3.1</a>

Changes:
Added FF 2.0 compatibility.
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Post Posted October 15th, 2006, 1:42 am

Great idea for an extension. Thanks man.

Unfortunately, it is not showing pictures for me in the preview. Is that happening to everybody?
It would be nice also to see the number of votes for the movie rating.

Good work!

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Post Posted November 18th, 2006, 5:15 pm

Yeah sometimes I'm getting a red stop-sign w/ an exclamation mark instead of a photo/poster

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2006, 7:29 pm

I updated to the latest FF2 build today and got the same results, a constant red exclamation mark. So reverted back to version 0.4a ( using Nighly Tester Tools)

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2006, 12:24 pm

There is an issue with the "show more" biography link, so it needs to be rewritten.
And why you published 0.3.1 for FFX2 instead of the already available 0.4.x?

Here those two changes in a NON-OFFICIAL version: http://dongato.dyndns.org/tmp/IMDb_Preview_0.4a2.xpi

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Post Posted November 28th, 2006, 6:20 pm

Hey, some recommendations:

Everybody's got their own 2cents on the whole bit but here's mine:
You gotta first think _why_ ppl want this plugin

FOR ACTOR/ACTRESS:

I use it b/c I want to see the person's face and I want to know how I might know them.
I would definitely get rid of the "bio" field b/c you can't tell much about someone from the 2 lines available.
Birth Date and Birthplace are kind of useless but they are small so keeping them is no biggie.

All in all my ideal layout would be:
<a href="http://img457.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imdbactvers2ap8.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/8114/imdbactvers2ap8.th.png" border="0" alt="Image Uploaded by ImageShack Toolbar" title="Image Uploaded by ImageShack Toolbar"></a>

For reference, this is how your current layout looks in my made-up code (As you can probably tell I don't know jack about coding so I made up the fields)
<a href="http://img457.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imdbactvers1ap2.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/8990/imdbactvers1ap2.th.png" border="0" alt="Image Uploaded by ImageShack Toolbar" title="Image Uploaded by ImageShack Toolbar"></a>

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NOTE: my vers reqs a few more pixels height-wise (b/c of reason above) but it's a pretty minor adjustment that can be avoided if you please by including a scrollbar (imo i wouldn't).
NOTE: hyperlinks of no apparent use can be annoying and mar the nice look you're trying to achieve
In my vers hyperlinks are only used for the movies and the "more pictures" link (I would like the pic to link too). Making a hyperlink to see what other actors/actresses were born on the same date is pretty useless and is definitely not needed since this is supposed to be a quick preview.
NOTE: Other users may disagree but I don't mind having a plain yellow bg as long as I still have a useful/functional/reliable plug-in
NOTE: It appears that you found a way around this problem but I'm just reminding you that you probably don't want a preview window to pop-up inside another preview menu..

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Post Posted November 28th, 2006, 10:15 pm

I love your extension; Imdb is one of the most frequent sites that I use. I was wondering if there were anyway you could fix a problem I've been having. I found this extension in Popular Science called McAfee SiteAdvisor. It blocks sites that might have viruses. However the problem is that after I installed it, your imdb extension started not to work. This little...screen...pops up, but it is a stop sign with a white exclamation mark. The SiteAdvisor is not letting me see the pictures. I love your extension, but I have to have safety. Is there anyway I can have both? If it is too big of a project, I understand. I just thought I would ask.

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Post Posted November 28th, 2006, 10:18 pm

manos83 wrote:I love your extension; Imdb is one of the most frequent sites that I use. I was wondering if there were anyway you could fix a problem I've been having. I found this extension in Popular Science called McAfee SiteAdvisor. It blocks sites that might have viruses. However the problem is that after I installed it, your imdb extension started not to work. This little...screen...pops up, but it is a stop sign with a white exclamation mark. The SiteAdvisor is not letting me see the pictures. I love your extension, but I have to have safety. Is there anyway I can have both? If it is too big of a project, I understand. I just thought I would ask.


Try the "non-official" 0.4a2 version about two posts above. That solved the problem for me, and a few others.

Good Luck!
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Post Posted November 28th, 2006, 10:29 pm

Sorry, I should have read all the posts before I posted myself. Thanks!

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Post Posted November 28th, 2006, 10:29 pm

Glad I could help. :)
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Post Posted February 19th, 2007, 5:19 am

IMBD has altered their page layout and the pop-up info now displays incorrectly, I presume a new version of thie extension is in the works.

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