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Firefox Extension Add-On

Overview

Summary

An extension for the Firefox web browser which makes editing of TWiki pages easier by providing a toolbar and new menu items in the context menu (right mouse key). Also works with Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey. This extension is based on the Wikipedia Firefox extension.

The latest version is 2.0.5

Usage

  • Install in browser (Firefox or Mozilla Suite or SeaMonkey)
  • While in the edit textarea, use toolbar or context menu to add TWiki formatting. See screen shots below.

Features

  • Supports all standard formatting commands
  • Formatting works on selected text or without any selection
  • Commands available via context menu and toolbar
  • Dialog based creation of tables, image links and links
  • Many special characters available via menu
  • Capable of handling locale specific templates; only en-US is supplied right now

Screenshots

The following screenshots are correct for version 2.0

The toolbar looks like this:

toolbar.png

The context (right-click) menu looks like this:

context-menu.png

Here is a selection of menus and pop-ups:

menus-popups.png

Supported platforms

The current version of the extension has been tested

  • with Firefox 1.0.4, 1.5 and 2.0
  • with Mozilla Suite 1.7.8 and SeaMonkey 1.0.1
  • on Windows 2000
  • on Red Hat 9

In theory, it should also work with any Firefox starting with 0.9 on any platform by design. It should also work on Mozilla Suite 1.7.3+. Please post reports of success or failure on not yet listed versions/platforms on the FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev page.

Translations are included for English (en-US). Please contribute other translations! Some advice on how to do this can be found here.

New features in this version

See note on FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev page.

Possible features for next version

See note on FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev page.

Bleeding edge versions NEW

See note on FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev page.

Your Comments

Please add your comments, bug reports, suggestions, requests, proposals to make changes yourself, and other feedback/collaboration to the FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev page.

If you want to do a formal appraisal, there is a form(!) for this purpose at FirefoxExtensionAddOnAppraisal. Please only use the appraisal form to give general opinions on the extension. Detailed criticisms belong at FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev. If you put them on the appraisal form, they are liable to get overlooked!

Add-On Installation Instructions

Note: Unlike many TWiki AddOns and PlugIns, this is a browser extension and must be installed on each browser that is to use it.

ALERT! If you have the previous version of the extension already installed on your browser, you can install the new version on top of it, or, if you prefer, uninstall it before installing the new version. Install/uninstall using Tools>Extensions on your browser menu. Note that the the update function is currently broken.

  • To install directly, click here: Install FirefoxExtensionAddOn Now!
  • Alternatively, download the FirefoxExtensionAddOn.xpi file attached to this topic (see below). You can then open the downloaded file in Firefox to install it.
  • If you wish to examine the code before installing, unzip FirefoxExtensionAddOn.xpi in a temporary directory (not your twiki installation directory). Content:
    File: Description:
    install.rdf Installation file for extension
    twiki.jar JAR file containing code, skin, and localizations. This can also be unzipped to examine.
  • Test if the installation was successful:
    • After installing the extension, the toolbar (shown above) should appear when your browser is restarted, and the version number shown on the Tools>Extensions pop-up should change.

Add-On Info

  • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Firefox extension adding a toolbar and a right mouse key context menu for easier editing

Add-on Author: TWiki:Main/DavidBright
Add-on Version: 31 Oct 2006 (2.0.5)
Change History:  
0.1 (11 Nov 2004): TWiki:Main/DavidBright
  First relevant revisions: r1.1 of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, r1.1 of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
  Last relevant revisons: r1.9 of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, r1.15 of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
2.0 (9 Jul 2005): TWiki:Main/NigelGreen
  First relevant revisions: r1.10 of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, r1.16 of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
  Last relevant revisons: ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
2.0.1 (23 Jul 2005): TWiki:Main/NigelGreen
  First relevant revisions: r1.11 of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, r1.19 of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
  Last relevant revisons: ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
2.0.2 (28 Sep 2005): TWiki:Main/NigelGreen
  First relevant revisions: r1.13 of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, r1.23 of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
  Last relevant revisons: ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
2.0.3 (28 Oct 2005): TWiki:Main/NigelGreen
  First relevant revisions: r1.18 of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, r1.31 of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
  Last relevant revisons: ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
2.0.4 (13 Feb 2006): TWiki:Main/NigelGreen
  First relevant revisions: r1.19 of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, r1.34 of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
  Last relevant revisons: ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
2.0.5 (31 Oct 2006): TWiki:Main/NigelGreen
  First relevant revisions: r23 of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, r46 of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
  Last relevant revisons: ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOn, ? of FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: none
License: GPL
Add-on Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FirefoxExtensionAddOn
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev
Appraisal: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FirefoxExtensionAddOnAppraisal

Related Topic: TWikiAddOns

-- TWiki:Main/DavidBright - 10 Nov 2004

Note about CVSModificationPolicy

PICKPICKPICK Although the policy is PleaseFeelFreeToModify, and DavidBright has assured me that he really does mean it, please check on the FirefoxExtensionAddOnDev page to see whether anyone else is currently working on the extension. I, for one, certainly intend to do more work on it in the near future, and I would not be happy to find that my work conflicted with someone else's. I expect the other person would not be happy either!

-- NigelGreen - 09 Jul 2005

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Unknown file formatxpi FirefoxExtensionAddOn.xpi r6 r5 r4 r3 r2 manage 36.6 K 2008-09-23 - 03:38 RoyWang Firefox Extension Addon for TWiki
Compressed Zip archivezip FirefoxExtensionAddOn.zip r1 manage 36.6 K 2006-11-09 - 22:45 NigelGreen Version 2.0.5 of extension zipped for link from AddOnPackage page
PNGpng context-menu.png r1 manage 24.6 K 2005-07-09 - 22:29 NigelGreen For v2.0 of extension
PNGpng menus-popups.png r1 manage 72.6 K 2005-07-09 - 22:30 NigelGreen For v2.0 of extension
PNGpng toolbar.png r1 manage 9.4 K 2005-07-09 - 22:28 NigelGreen For v2.0 of extension
Unknown file formatrdf update.rdf r6 r5 r4 r3 r2 manage 1.1 K 2006-10-31 - 19:58 NigelGreen For v2.0.5 of extension
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