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New Project - Managing 3rd Party Add-ins

Thursday July 8th, 1999

Ben Goodger is working on a new project for Mozilla that will aid in the management of third-party UI addins. Ben writes:

"Anticipating a large number of third party add-ins after Mozilla is released, I've come up with a way of presenting them so they can be accessed quickly without occupying lots of toolbar buttons or menu items. The idea revolves around a customisable popup menubutton on the toolbar. A full description of the idea (with some screenshots) is available at the webpage I put up"


#3 New Project - Managing 3rd Party Add-ins

by SomeSmartAss

Friday July 9th, 1999 7:32 AM

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"The ability to read all manner of forms would just be added flexibility"

perhaps the first menu item should be "update VAB widget" (or some such) so that as new methods are developed, and tested for robustness/security, then a new VAB file is placed in a known ftp site where people can pull it down automatically.

Also, with some macro enabled/customizable programs (Corel Specifically) you are given several "catigories" of command options ("File", "Edit", "Filters" etc...) And you are given the choice of adding/removing these commands to either menu options, or toolbars, or even custom dialogs. If there were a "Add-Ins" command catigory as well, then people could move the more often used add-ins to more sutable places (i.e. your "Super Print" option might eventually mave it up to the File menu, or on to the toolbar straight out.