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Post Posted March 11th, 2004, 4:34 am

Is there an extension for Firefox/Mozilla that allows you to right-click a link and get the linked objects file size - as well as other properties?

i.e. something like this addon to IE/Opera: http://www.unhsolutions.net/GFS/index.shtml

Get File Size is available for download:
For Firefox 1.0, download from http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=328
For Deepark/Firefox 1.5, it is known as Extended Link Properties and is available at https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/m ... fox&id=798
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Post Posted March 11th, 2004, 10:33 am

Here you are.
http://cgi29.plala.or.jp/~mozzarel/addo ... lesize.xpi

This is a kind of link checker. After installation, right click a link and select "properties".

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Post Posted March 11th, 2004, 10:41 am

Oops, screenshot.
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Post Posted March 11th, 2004, 6:02 pm

Excelent extension :)

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Post Posted March 11th, 2004, 9:06 pm

Would it be even better if it did it onHover of a link? And presented the results in a inpage popup?

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Post Posted March 11th, 2004, 9:15 pm

Status bar would be better than a popup, it's also more logical, as the address already shows there.
i.e. "http://www.domain.com/file.zip (350.23kb)".
Great extension idea btw :) I like it.

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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 2:51 am

Popup may be a bit irritating - but perhaps it could be configured to do so (through about:config or UI, default off)
I'm sure it can be improved as well - perhaps someone else has some suggestions?

Thanks for doing the extension.

edit: improvements - last modified date, file type, response headers (like livehttpheaders)
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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 5:04 am

Cusser wrote:Status bar would be better than a popup, it's also more logical, as the address already shows there.
i.e. "http://www.domain.com/file.zip (350.23kb)".


That would definitly be a neat solution :)

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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 6:55 am

Thank you for feedbacks.
New version.
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You can hide the header part at your preference.


>Link hover
Well, I think status bar is better than popup, too. Though this can be a little bloat...

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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 8:31 am

Torisugari wrote:Thank you for feedbacks.
New version.
You can hide the header part at your preference.


>Link hover
Well, I think status bar is better than popup, too. Though this can be a little bloat...

Thanks for that, very useful and a very prompt response (which you probably wouldn't get from IE extension developers). Can't get file sizes for some links though - perhaps due to Pragma: no-cache in the header and/or the response not containing Content-Length. Sometimes last modified isn't returned either. Those seem to be webserver issues rather than browser issues.

I wonder what the HTTP headers text box would look like with a white background and a border - probably look out of place?

As for it displaying the size/date in the status bar, that would probably cause problems (hits to the site everytime you went over a link) - it would look good though.

That's the benefit of Firefox extensions - no admin rights needed to install, or ActiveX security considerations and reboot not required.
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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 11:38 am

Torisugari wrote:Thank you for feedbacks.
New version.


BTW, what about changing KB to the correct KiB ?

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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 11:42 am

I don't think your extension is listed on extensionroom. If you'd like that, please fill out below and send it to database@mozdev.org

* Extension name (e.g. "My Extension")
* Version number (e.g. 0.4)
* Release date (e.g. 2003-03-05)
* Author name (e.g. John Doe)
* E-mail address (e.g. john.doe@domain.com)
* URL to extension homepage (e.g. http://domain.com/)
* URL to .xpi file (e.g. http://domain.com/myextension.xpi)
* Size of .xpi file (in KB, e.g. 256)
* A short description
* A good description (e.g. "This extension adds a toolbar button, allowing you to...")

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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 11:58 am

Stefan wrote:
Torisugari wrote:Thank you for feedbacks.
New version.


BTW, what about changing KB to the correct KiB ?

Although KiB is the proper thing to use, I don't think many people know what it means. Nothing in Firefox reports size like that (right click an image and select properties - the file size is reported as kB) - so its probably best to employ the same standard as Firefox.
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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 6:27 pm

sbc wrote:
Stefan wrote:
Torisugari wrote:Thank you for feedbacks.
New version.


BTW, what about changing KB to the correct KiB ?

Although KiB is the proper thing to use, I don't think many people know what it means. Nothing in Firefox reports size like that (right click an image and select properties - the file size is reported as kB) - so its probably best to employ the same standard as Firefox.


Why?
Installling such an extension implies a techsavy user that both uses FF and know how to get extensions. Additionally the size is also there in total bytes, in case someone would be highly perplexed by the inclusion of an i between K & B.

Somewhere you have to start implementing the "new" standards, so people start getting accustomed to it, or there will never be a change.

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Post Posted March 12th, 2004, 6:33 pm

Surely it should be the same, if only for the sake of consistency. What is KiB anyway, and is it really that important?

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