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I uploaded a new TribExt version, TribExt v0.1234 for Firefox 16 (triggered by a request from melo). There are only two changes – a bugfix and something that may make the current version work without modifications for another year or two:

  • Some of you aren't even aware of the Comment Replies function. If the active tab of your browser is at any ET page, at the end of your Tools menu, there will be an option called "Find Comment Replies". This will open a new tab and display all new comments nested below your recent comments. This stopped working in Firefox 12, which is now fixed.

  • The reason I haven't updated TribExt since December is that from Firefox 10, it is no longer necessary. Earlier, the newest Firefox version which an extension is compatible with had to be indicated in the code of the extension ("maxversion"), and Firefox versions newer than that would use that to block the extension. So even if there weren't any true incompatibilities, we always had to bump maxversion. From version 10, Firefox now assumes extensions are compatible by default, and its developers try to give as few reasons as possible to break old code. However, this proved too optimistic, so from Firefox 11, compatibility is assumed only if maxversion is at least 4.0, but this will surely be raised. So I checked what Firefox developers are up to in FF15 and FF16, and bumped maxversion to 16. Hopefully this new TribExt version will then work until Firefox 26.

Download it via the special page or dirrectly. If there are any problems, please say so here.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Aug 15th, 2012 at 02:54:10 PM EST
Thanks, DoDo.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Aug 15th, 2012 at 03:26:25 PM EST
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excellent, will update after I've put the Salon together

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Aug 15th, 2012 at 03:57:31 PM EST
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Without wanting to appear dense, could anyone in the know explain to me what TribExt is?

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Aug 15th, 2012 at 04:46:07 PM EST
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European Tribune - Download ET's own Firefox add-on: TribExt
Do you browse the web on Firefox? Then you can download TribExt, a nifty little add-on, written by ET user someone, to navigate around European Tribune easier.

The above blockquote was created by a simple right-click using TribExt and then paste into the comment box. Very convenient. Also the bilingual columns sometimes put together by those of us who read several languages can be created using that tool (at least most of the legwork). That's why it's very popular by many ET regulars.

The only point is: you have to use Firefox obviously.

by Bernard on Wed Aug 15th, 2012 at 05:03:46 PM EST
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Halves the time it takes to create the Salon :-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Aug 15th, 2012 at 05:49:51 PM EST
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I don't have "Firefox obviously."  I have Firefox 14.0.1.

Will it still work?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Aug 15th, 2012 at 05:59:57 PM EST
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Huh, that's interesting. I have Safari obviously.
by asdf on Wed Aug 15th, 2012 at 11:12:38 PM EST
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Yes. Which is what DoDo was explaining.

Numerous snazzy features for ET users.

DL page here.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Aug 16th, 2012 at 02:28:23 AM EST
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But I said nothing of a Firefox version "obviously" :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Aug 16th, 2012 at 03:00:35 AM EST
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From the release notes for the different sub-releases of v 1234, it looks like the "obviously" version qualifier extends all the way to version 16...
by Bernard on Thu Aug 16th, 2012 at 04:43:31 AM EST
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Oh, and I tried the "Find comment replies" menu item and it works! Thanks very much Dodo.
by Bernard on Thu Aug 16th, 2012 at 04:44:37 AM EST
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Thanks. I do use Firefox. I'll look into it.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Thu Aug 16th, 2012 at 02:10:53 AM EST
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