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[edited many times – last edited 25 Apr 05]

F-Fox extensions

  • MakeLink (Thru | v2.0 MozillaZine thread) downloaded, installed, tested, happy !
  • Need to keep this explaination by rbf (in the TBP thread) in store, could be useful one day…

    I’ve solved some problems the « not necessarily best method » way. Normally, when you uninstall an extension, only the .rdf’s pointing to the directory are removed, but the extension still exists. Sometimes items don’t uninstall or disable at all. When that happens, the only way to clean up a profile is:

    1. make a zip backup of your entire profile in case the next steps really hose it up. I zip up my program directory too. You have to do this while the browser is shut down or you will get zip errors on files in use.
    2. use file-explorer to go to the top of the profile tree, and search for « extension name » in the text search entryfield. This should display any .rdf files pointing to the extension.
    3. edit those files and remove the instances of the extension name CLEANLY… get the .... or so you dont make xml errors.
    4. remove the jar directory.
    5. restart FF.

    This doesn’t work for the Tinderbox status icon. I have to leave the directory, else FF never displays. It would be nicer if the extension directories were not the classId, so it is easier to find particular extension dirs. Clav names his with a simply « cards », or « goup » and they are easy to locate.

  • Build Your Own (Rated: should be good, lists Ben Goodger!)

    This is not a tutorial on writing Firefox extensions because there are already good ones out there on the web (see below). Here I give references to full tutorials, and then provide my own tips about tools and publishing that are not covered in the tutorials.


T-Bird extensions

List computed after browsing SBoulema’s « extension mirror »:

  • Timestamp 0.13

    « inserts the current date/time into a message with just one keypress »

  • Title Bar Fixer 0.4.3

    « You can: change the order of name, folder, subject; whether to include any of those; whether to include a ‘new messages’ indicator (and how many new messages you have) & whether to include the account you are presently on (or email address currently active) »

  • Purge 1.0.3

    « [You] get a purge button on your toolbar [wich] acts the same as the « Compact This Folder » folder context menu option; it removes messages marked as deleted from the « current » folder. »

  • Buttons! 0.4.9

    « Adds buttons to the Mozilla Thunderbird windows »

  • Get All Messages 0.0.1

    Returns the drop down on Get Msg button

    – Check also Get All Mail Button 0.0.4 [Update 15 OCT 04: not needed anymore with TB 0.8]

  • ConfigDate 0.2.0

    [Allows you to change the d]isplay[ of] the date in ‘Date’ column in the threadpane [and] display the original date string instead of the formated date in message headers

  • Magicslr 0.8.0

    Adds a button « Send later » to the compose window

  • Delete Junk Context Menu 0.3.2

    Adds a menu item to delete mail marked as junk from the folder that you right click on

  • Easy Get Mail 0.2.1

    [A]dds [‘]get all messages[‘] capability to Thunderbird’s « Get new messages » button by making it context-sensitive

  • Quote Colors 0.2

    [A]dds an user interface for configuring text and background colors for different quote levels when displaying messages

  • View Headers Toggle Button 1.2

    Adds a toolbar button that allows the easy toggling of vewing all headers

  • QuickReply 0.5.5

    {A]dds a small edit box and a button below the email extended header on the main mail screen. If you type some text and then click the button, a reply is sent to the writer of the currently selected email with the typed text in the body

  • Attachment Tools 0.4.8

    Delete attachment contents, (…) Zap attachments, leaving NO TRACE of the attachment, (…) Import an eml attachment into the current folder, (…) Import saved eml files off your hard drive

  • ForumZilla 0.5.2

    for reading RSS feeds

  • Open Long URLs 0.1.1

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* Payphone Project: Pay Phone & Payphones from around the world (« via »:
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* Télécharger vite à bas débit : BitTorrent, la nouvelle vague du Peer to Peer ?

Blog List

Shamelessly lifted from Marc Ghosh (I found the « view selection source » feature on Firefox 1.0!). 75% are known & apreciated. The remaining will be explored :

Added some of my own:

  • Aaron Shwartz goes « Stanford »:

WP Troubleshooting

* Q: « Can I make the archive show the amount of posts in that month? » A: « I suggest you first read the wiki » (by « chiensavant »:
* Q&A: « How I solve login problems after installation with version 1.2 ?
* « Q »: « Where can I find a tool to encode html entities and tags so that I can display code on my weblog? » « A »: « Syntax Highlighting « : or « Code Filter »: (part of « Owen »:’s WordPress Hacks, w/ plenty more hidden in the source)
* Q: « How to display the navigation links ? »
* How do I do a « dropcaps » on the first letter of a post?
* « If you use relative uri’s, then any archived post will not display the image. It may, on the index page, but may not on the individual entry page or other pages »
* How to generate links to the thumbnail of an uploaded picture?
* Comment flood prevention hack (original here)
* a Mozilla bug that forces the page to jump to the beginning of a textarea when a tag is inserted
* The WordPress Tagging Series: Volume One (« via »:
* Code viewer, a plugin based on Simon Willison’s tinkering with CSS Numbered Code (« via »:
* Referrer WordPress Plugin by the autor of Sailing the web à la voile