Posts Tagged "googlebar-lite"

Googlebar Lite 4.9.14

April 17, 2014

The final build in the 4.x line of Googlebar Lite has just been released. One critical bug has been fixed, and one visual bug has also been squashed:

  • Bug Fix: Search terms should no longer be duplicated when they already exist in the search history
  • Bug Fix: The Googlebar Lite toolbar should now look better when using large icons

Barring any additional show-stopping bugs that crop up, the next release will be 5.0, and will include a giant new feature. Stay tuned!

Googlebar Lite 4.9.13

April 15, 2014

A new version of Googlebar Lite continues the extension update extravaganza going on here at Born Geek. This release should hopefully improve the look and feel of the toolbar in Windows and Linux. If you see any weirdness, open an issue at GitHub or let me know by leaving a comment here. As always, here’s the updates in this release:

  • Improved the look and feel of the search box on Windows and Linux
  • Replaced the custom clear search history confirmation dialog with a built-in one from nsIPromptService
  • Added a couple of extra presets to the search box width option
  • Search box width presets now list their width in pixels
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a minor warning that was appearing in the browser console on startup

Here’s how to use the Custom preset value for the new “Search box width” preference in Googlebar Lite 4.9.12:

  1. Select the Custom preset for the search box width in the Googlebar Lite options dialog
  2. Visit the about:config URL in Firefox
  3. Modify the value for the extensions.googlebarlite.search_box_width preference

Googlebar Lite 4.9.12

April 4, 2014

A new build of Googlebar Lite is now available. One of the changes in this build pertains to the internal XUL markup for the toolbar, which will likely change the look and feel of the search-box slightly. This change essentially rolls back an update I made back in version 4.7.6, and therefore has the potential to reintroduce visual bugs which may have existed back then. Another large change is the removal of the resize gripper, which has needed to be removed for some time now. In its place is a new preference that allows you to size the search box as you so desire. Details on how to use the Custom setting will appear in a subsequent post.

If you see problems with this release, please either open an issue at GitHub or leave a comment here. Without further ado, here’s the change log:

  • Removed the search box resize gripper, and replaced it with a new search box width preference
  • Redesigned the way that internal preference data and common functions are stored
  • Tweaked the internal XUL structure of the toolbar, specifically changing the way the search box is contained
  • Removed a few deprecated content manifests from the package
  • Simplified the style of the about dialog
  • Removed a few unused style rules
  • Bug Fix: The Googlebar Lite toolbar can now be placed in the new menu panel in Firefox 29+, using a new minimal user interface
  • Bug Fix: The main Googlebar Lite toolbar item now renders correctly when placed into the toolbar palette
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a minor object duplication issue with the preferences dialog

Born Geek on GitHub

March 21, 2014

I have uploaded the source of both CoLT and Googlebar Lite to GitHub:

This should make it way easier for folks to submit new ideas and bug reports for each extension, provide patches (if you feel so inclined), and view sample code for Firefox extension development. I’ve already posted a few issues to the CoLT repo, and a number should be appearing for Googlebar Lite as well.

Firefox 29, the next version as of this writing, will bring with it a brand new interface called Australis. This interface is changing loads of toolbar structure, which may negatively impact Googlebar Lite.

I’m posting this warning ahead of time to let you know that I will definitely work towards making Googlebar Lite compatible with this new theme. However, doing so will take some time and effort. As such, don’t be surprised if support for this new theme isn’t immediately available. I may have to bump the minVersion of whatever new version I release to 29.0, in order to prevent breakage in older browsers.

Until I set up a development sandbox with the latest build, I won’t know how bad the breakage will be. Until then, please be forewarned that there’s some turbulence ahead.

Googlebar Lite 4.9.11

March 16, 2014

Googlebar Lite 4.9.11 is now available to download. Here’s the change log:

  • Googlebar Lite context menu items can now be middle clicked to open in a new tab
  • Search history is now asynchronous thanks to the FormHistory JavaScript module
  • Changed a few of the default context menu display settings
  • Removed a deprecated means of detecting private browsing
  • Bumped the minVersion to 24.0
  • Bumped the maxVersion to 45.*

Googlebar Lite 4.9.10

November 1, 2013

I’ve just released a new version of Googlebar Lite, which includes a fix for search word buttons in Firefox 25. If you spot any other problems, please let me know. Here’s the full change log:

  • Simplified a number of service calls using the Services JavaScript module
  • Bug Fix: Word search buttons should now work properly in Firefox 25

Googlebar Lite is currently experiencing some problems with the search word buttons in Firefox 25. This is due to changes made to the underlying interface to the find bar, which I use to do the actual search operations.

I am currently working towards fixing the issue, and I hope to have a new release available sometime soon. Please be patient as I work on a fix. If you spot any other issues, let me know!

Googlebar Lite 4.9.9

September 22, 2013

A new release of Googlebar Lite has just been posted. Here’s the change log for this release:

  • Bug Fix: The dictionary search feature should work properly again
  • Bug Fix: Corrected a minor Javascript variable declaration issue
  • Bug Fix: Corrected a styling issue with highlighted search terms