Preferences Toolbar 2
Friday September 20th, 2002
Bill Lynch writes: "You mentioned the redesigned XulPlanet today [Thursday], but didn't mention the excellent Preferences Toolbar they have — I just installed it and it works great and is very helpful for developers."
The Preferences Toolbar allows you to quickly change many common user preferences without having to open a separate dialogue. It's recently been completely rewritten and a new version is now available. Preferences Toolbar 2 allows you to set even more prefs and adds user-agent string spoofing and several other useful features. This latest version is also completely customizable and can be easily toggled with a press of the F8 key. If that's not enough, there's also a button that takes you straight to MozillaZine. Go to the download page to install it now or get more information.
#40 fromPref & toPref checkboxes
Monday September 23rd, 2002 11:22 AM
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I understand that fromPref is used to turn the pref's value into the checkbox state and that toPref is used to turn the checkbox state into a pref value. However, since a checkbox is inherently only used to have two states, why not just have CheckedState and UnCheckedState entry fields (instead of the fromPref and toPref fields)?? In my opinion, the from/toPref method offers no better functionality than Un/CheckedState and adds another layer of difficulty to using the feature since you have to determine the formula for converting to/from the pref value. This formula would be unnecessary if Un/CheckedState fields were implemented.