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Post Posted September 23rd, 2005, 3:58 pm

All -

Download: <a href="http://rpgmaker35.voidofmind.com/misc/Favicon_Picker_0.3.0.xpi" target="_blank" class="postlink">(Favicon_Picker 0.3.0)</a>

If you have enjoyed using Torisugari's favicon picker in Firefox 1.0 through 1.0.6 like I have,
and find that it has not worked as well since migrating to DeerPark or Firefox Beta1
<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&category=Bookmarks&numpg=50&id=325&page=comments&pageid=1" target="_blank" class="postlink">(prior version 0.2.6 is found here) </a>, then this version 0.3.0 may help resolve your issues.

Extension version 0.3.0 will only work with Firefox 1.5 BETA or later.

Please continue to use the author's original extension for the Firefox 1.0.x releases
<a href="http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=617&hl=favicon" target="_blank" class="postlink">(prior version 0.2.5 is found here) </a>.

Usage:
To modify a bookmark entry or favorites toolbar entry, right-mouse-click on entry and
select Properties. You will see an icon image, ERASE, and BROWSE buttons
added. Selecting ERASE will set the entry back to the default icon and BROWSE will let
you navigate to assign an icon file for the entry. When done, clicking OK will accept the changes
into your saved bookmarks and CANCEL will abort your session back to Firefox.

Background Info:
With faviconpicker 0.2.6 I have been unsuccessful in clicking on bookmark menu entries or favorite
bookmarks to modify the default icon (either to erase or modify). I pointed this out to the author back
in June and again recently when I began to examine/modify his faviconpicker.js code. I have been
attempting to reach Torisugari by email, spreadfirefox, and mozillaZine for quite some time now with
no responses from him, so I took the liberty of generating this newer version and invite the author
to acknowledge or contribute when he so choses.

This extension is a collaboration between myself and Firefox contributor mook. Mook's
understanding of the Firefox code base has been invaluable as the two of us diagnosed the code and
came up with this update.


In order to maintain the author's original code design, this extension update contains some generic
un-elegant workarounds that we put in. I have been using it now for some time with a variety of
extensions (see my tag line for my extensions) with no issues. Besides repairing the icon
right-mouse properties usage, we put in some memory checks, cleaned up the source so it looks better
for printing/maintaining, made an EM icon, and bumped the version from 0.2.6 to 0.3.0
.

Going forward, mook nor I have the time to be able to take ownership for longterm extension support -
so we'll be hoping it can become a true community effort should further enhancements be needed. This
assumes of course the original author continues to be unavailable or that the author returns to take on
support for his extension as he sees fit.

I'm not sure how to promote the extension into the various extension mirrors -
if someone could help get the word out to post this extension, that would be great.
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Post Posted September 23rd, 2005, 4:00 pm

works great :D

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2005, 6:17 pm

Will this update when installed or do we need to un-install previous version?

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2005, 6:29 pm

Man Oh Man!! I've been waiting for this. Thanks for the link!!!
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Post Posted September 23rd, 2005, 7:35 pm

Greg - I simply overlayed on top of 0.2.6 when I was initially testing - seemed fine for me.

Uncle Spellbinder - glad you enjoy ... I've been a fan of Torisugari's extension for over a year
and was sad when it broke when I began heavy usage of DeerPark branch early this year. Thanks
go to mook my partner too, I'm glad to see it's up and operational again too :)

P.S. - the link is space from another partner of mine: RPGMaker35's server.

Hey guys ... if you see mook around ... I'm sure he would appreciate a "thanks" just as
much I appreciate your comments here.

Finally - anybody got any thoughts on the icon? - I whimsically made the current one not
knowing what a better one might be.
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Post Posted September 23rd, 2005, 11:07 pm

Thanks a lot. works great :)

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Post Posted September 24th, 2005, 11:23 am

dbMorris wrote:Greg - I simply overlayed on top of 0.2.6 when I was initially testing - seemed fine for me.

Thanks db, it works fine
dbMorris wrote:Hey guys ... if you see mook around ... I'm sure he would appreciate a "thanks" just as
much I appreciate your comments here.

Thankyou "mook"!
dbMorris wrote:Finally - anybody got any thoughts on the icon? - I whimsically made the current one not
knowing what a better one might be.

Looks great!

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Post Posted September 24th, 2005, 1:26 pm

great! Favicon picker has & continues to be one of my favorites!
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Post Posted September 26th, 2005, 8:09 am

All -

I had a brief conversation with the Favicon Picker's author Torisugari last night in #firefox.
He is aware of our assistance in getting the extension to work properly with Firefox 1.5 BETA and
I believe he has actually both looked at this message board thread and the extension's latest
code. He seemed to become unresponsive in #firefox when I tried to discuss next steps and
whether he plans to provide any guidance with ongoing support. I hope he does acknowledge
the improvements since I am not detected as being the author to be able to post the extension
over in the extension mirrors.

Does anyone know how extensions can be posted in extension sites without being the author?
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Post Posted September 26th, 2005, 8:14 am

dbMorris wrote:Does anyone know how extensions can be posted in extension sites without being the author?


You could rename the extension...say, FaviconGenerator , give credit to Torisugari for the original Favicon picker and you would then be the author.
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Post Posted September 26th, 2005, 8:34 am

Uncle Spellbinder wrote:
dbMorris wrote:Does anyone know how extensions can be posted in extension sites without being the author?

You could rename the extension...say, FaviconGenerator , give credit to Torisugari for the original Favicon picker and you would then be the author.


True Uncle Spellbinder, but neither I or Mook really want to
take on full support for the extension due to other commitments.
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Post Posted September 26th, 2005, 8:37 am

dbMorris wrote:
Uncle Spellbinder wrote:
dbMorris wrote:Does anyone know how extensions can be posted in extension sites without being the author?

You could rename the extension...say, FaviconGenerator , give credit to Torisugari for the original Favicon picker and you would then be the author.


True Uncle Spellbinder, but neither I or Mook really want to
take on full support for the extension due to other commitments.


Ah. I see. Hopefully some kind Extension Developer will take up this task. I'd hate to see it fade away.
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Post Posted September 26th, 2005, 1:18 pm

Is there a way to get folders in the bookmark toolbar to have a favicon?
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Post Posted September 26th, 2005, 4:25 pm

Recall wrote:Is there a way to get folders in the bookmark toolbar to have a favicon?


Recall - I did a quickie look at the FF code for bookmarks and there does not seem to be any existing
function calls to modify folder properties like there are for bookmark entries. We make use of the
FF call updateBookmarkIcon to modify the bookmark icon and there does not appear to be a similar
type function to change the default folder icon. You'll notice that the Properties dialog box for folders
is different than for bookmarks - so essentially parallel code would need to be written as well to put
in the iconic view along with some sort of BROWSE button functionality.

Bottom line ... doesnt look trivial and likely a pretty healthy coding project.

UPDATE:I filed a Bugzilla request to allow ability to assign icons to folders.
The Bugzilla request is <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=310123" target="_blank" class="postlink">#310123</a>
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Post Posted September 26th, 2005, 4:29 pm

Uncle Spellbinder wrote:Ah. I see. Hopefully some kind Extension Developer will take up this task. I'd hate to see it fade away.

I don't think it will fade away ... too many of us have taken a liking to favicon - so I suspect we'll end up
a village of users nurturing it :)
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