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Making Mozilla Add-ons Work in Phoenix

Friday October 4th, 2002

David Hyatt has written a short document that explains how developers can modify their Mozilla add-ons to work in Phoenix. The guide describes how a few simple changes can make an extension compatible with both Mozilla and Phoenix builds. It also includes instructions to make add-ons appear in the extensions list of Phoenix's Preferences dialogue (where users can disable or uninstall them).

For users, a list of Phoenix-compatible extensions available.


#2 Good except for pref bar...

by Silverthorn <shawn.fumo@the-spa.com>

Friday October 4th, 2002 2:03 PM

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Well, the tab support and gestures seem to be working very well. Nice additions to the browser. The pref. bar has one major problem, though. Tthere doesn't appear to be any way to enable/disable the bar. After I enabled the "hide bar" button and clicked it, there was no apparant way to get the bar back. Am guessing this is because there is no hide/show menu item in Phoenix.

Actually, what would be really cool, would be if some of the pref. bar functionality could be built into Phoenix. By that, I mean that not only you could drag premade options onto your toolbars, but you could create your own items the way that the pref. bar does.

Also, relating to that, all the other preferences that add a bar or special buttons, if those could be put into the "pool" of options in Phoenix's customize box. That way you could really start customizing stuff.

That and being able to resize the relative widths of the url and search boxes would be nice additions IMO. Not sure how practical any of it would be to put into action.

Anyway, can anyone else turn the pref. bar on or off? Seems like a great addition, but screen space is at a premium for me right now, so would want to be able to turn it off.

Shawn