More Tools Menu

2006-04-19 21:49 - Firefox Extensions

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More Tools Menu 1.0.6

Vanilla Version

So, the latest version has grown and grown in size. I don't need any of those new features really. So, I put together More Tools Menu It's teeny, only 4,235 bytes!


Some suggestions
2006-04-23 08:06 - rodio

I found your extension very interesting, but maybe you wish to improve a little. I would suggest:

2006-04-23 11:30 - arantius

If you use any of my extensions and would like to submit a translation, I'll use it. But since I only speak english, I don't do it myself.

As to the other options, they would all severely complicate the extension, both the internal workings, and the user interface. I prefer small and efficient tools.

2006-04-23 11:34 - Wronschien

this extension is a very good idea, good job and i much agree with diego, his suggestions are quite interesting to help you localize it you could have a look there, this site's been created to help extension authors and localizers work together

2006-04-23 11:36 - Wronschien

sorry rodio, i've just watched ice age and mixed up things, i mean i agree with you rodio and not diego! (if there is a way to edit a message please tell me...)

stubborn extension options
2006-04-24 07:44 - 2cv6

after installing more tools 1.0, i noticed that only some extension option dialogs moved to the 'more tools' menu. after a bit of muddling, i discovered that disabling extensions whose options had remained on the regular 'tools' menu, restarting, and reenabling the extensions provided 'more tools' with the necessary priority or hooks to grab their options menu. hope this makes sense.

Menu Editor 1.2
2006-06-18 07:54 - usley

It seemed that More Tools Menu was working perfectly but after the udate to 1.01 and I believe I used menu editor then most of the menu items moved back to the tools menu. Even on a new profile I have not been able to get more tools to work correctly without disabling Menu Editor 1.2. I would be nice to be able to use both.

suggestions by rodio (2006-04-23 08:06)
2006-11-12 04:59 - Wandy

I fully agree with rodio's suggestions to let the user decide which items we wishes to appear in the main tools menu and which not. Also, instead of having a more tools menu, it might be better if the more tools was a submenu of the tools menu, always appearing in a certain position (i.e. just before the "options"), perhaps also user-configurable (which items should appear in it, in what positions and perhaps even adding more submenu levels). Arantius, if you don't want to complicate "more tools", can you please consider another version of "more-tools", a separate addon (i.e. "more tools enhanced") with more options? There are some users out there wishing for more options and would appreciate such an add-on.

In any case, thanks for moretools. It's a "must" for firefox. Perhaps one day we'll see it working with TB and other mozilla programs too.

2006-11-12 12:40 - arantius

Just released version 1.0.6 is compatible with Thunderbird.

But, no. This extension will never add any further customization. It would be very complex, both in the code and in the interface, to attempt such a thing. I have no desire for it. The will also not move to a different place. As it is, this extension suits me just fine, and it will not change. If it is not good enough for you, you're welcome to make your own extension. That's what I did!

Whoops, 1.1 was bad
2006-11-21 10:18 - arantius

As some users have noticed, there was a problem with version 1.1, so I have "de-released" it. You'll want to install the latest version prior to 1.1. I changed the method that MTM used to re-organize the menu items, based on some feedback I received long ago on what was the "right" way to do things. I had trouble with it before, but this time it seemed to work; I was wrong there. Sorry!

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