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DeviantCopyPaste for Firefox by ayembee DeviantCopyPaste for Firefox by ayembee
:star: VERSION 2.90, 16th OCTOBER 2007 :spotlight-right: :spidey: :spidey: :spidey: :spotlight-left:

firefox extension for deviantart: perfect for journals, thumbshare channel, etc...
right-click on a print, thumb, avatar icon, or faq page and the extension will determine the appropriate copy code for pasting into comments, journals, the dAmn thumbshare channel, etc. works on full views and deviation thumbnails of all sizes. click on "DeviantCopy" in the contextmenu and the displayed code is copied to the clipboard and the DeviantCopyPaste sidebar -- or you can even use drag & drop to/from the sidebar!

new features in v2.90 :new: :new: :new:
:bulletgreen: user-configurable multi-column DeviantPaste menus!! the preferences panel allows the row/column size to be configured on a per-copytype basis... :D
:bulletgreen: can now handle almost all DeviantIDs too; added heuristics to find title & author name when not directly connected to the image
:bulletgreen: raised number of stored items to 30. (fast & lightweight "infinite" item storage is planned for version 3.0, using completely rewritten code)
:bulletgreen: new preview image above, showing off some of the new features...
:bulletpurple: seamonkey/mozilla compatibility temporarily revoked - will be restored very shortly when i work out what the problem is!

new features in v2.75
:bulletpurple: fixed all known deviation-detection issues resulting from DA site changes
:bulletgreen: DeviantPaste contextmenu thumbnail images are back!
:bulletgreen: extended copy detail detection on shop pages
:bulletgreen: extended drag-and-drop-to-sidebar support
:bulletgreen: enhanced sidebar views; "small" has become "list" and is noticeably more compact. "medium" has become "thumbs", and "large" is now "maximum"
:bulletgreen: minor UI tweak for sidebar context menu

new features in v2.49
:bulletpurple: fix medium-size thumbnails from new image servers in the sidebar
:bulletpurple: shop compatibility reinstated
:bulletgreen: known issues: small thumbnails in contextmenu and sidebar, certain images not getting correct author information, a few other small bugs... please report any others you find!

new features in v2.48
:bulletpurple: many image paths/properties have been changing over the last two weeks or so on DA, and DeviantCopyPaste got a bit left behind as i was on holiday; this release fixes a decent number of the major issues, but more fixes will follow shortly!! please submit specific bug reports, it will make my life a bit easier. (my thanks to those of you who have already done so!) ;p

new features in v2.31
:bulletpurple: fixed - updated all of the the FAQ copying/detection code to handle the new help page style. (was having issues detecting the FAQ title and could display the wrong code in certain circumstances)

new features in v2.30
:bulletgreen: further improved thumbnail title/author detection heuristics for gallery thumbnails!
:bulletgreen: major reworking of internal preferences code and the preferences dialog
:bulletblue: dropped support for netscape 7/8 and mozilla 1.7
:bulletblue: added support for seamonkey 1.1

new features in v2.21
:bulletgreen: undo the previous update to keyboard shortcuts to exclude CTRL+SHIFT 0-9; seems these are already FF2 shortcuts for jumping directly to the tab at that index

new features in v2.20
:bulletgreen: added preferences button to the lower-left of the sidebar
:bulletgreen: medium sidebar view now includes "open in current tab" as well as "open in new tab"
:bulletgreen: extended the range of available keyboard shortcuts to include CTRL+SHIFT 0-9

new features in v2.10
:bulletgreen: enhanced heuristics to handle more DA shop/print thumbs. almost all print copies will now retain author and title information, instead of returning 'Unknown author/title'
:bulletgreen: CTRL+SHIFT+DeviantCopy will copy an html link that can be used anywhere, instead of a deviantart-specific copycode. the copied item will still be added to the history as normal
:bulletgreen: added "Open in Current Tab" option to the history item context menu
:bulletblue: extra consistency checking that can detect and clean corrupted history entries

new features in v2.0
:bulletgreen: major improvements to all aspects of the extension!
:bulletgreen: drag and drop anything with a copycode into the new sidebar!
:bulletgreen: drag and drop copycodes from the sidebar into textfields!
:bulletgreen: keyboard shortcut to toggle show/hide the sidebar
:bulletgreen: able to read more codes in more places with DA version5
:bulletgreen: major rewrites using XBL for increased speed/compatibility
:bulletgreen: more options available via right-click on a copyhistory item
:bulletgreen: option to remove prefs/copyhistory when uninstall detected
:bulletblue: the copyhistory manager is finally now available to mozilla/seamonkey and netscape users! (seamonkey users also have access to the sidebar if xSidebar is installed)

:bulletgreen: left-click on a DeviantPaste entry pastes the copycode
:bulletgreen: middle-click pastes the code without closing the submenu
:bulletgreen: right-click takes you to the appropriate user or deviation page!

:star: FEATURES :party:
instant right-click access to deviant copy codes
. thumbs - right click on thumbnail images
. prints - right click on prints & shop items
. users - right click on linked usernames
. icons - right click on avatar icons
. faqs - right click on FAQ pages
copycodes are saved automatically for later pasting!
it's as easy as that!

you may be wondering how people are able to put thumbnails and their friends' avatars in their journals/articles/thumbshare forum, etc. the answer is that you can use special codes that DA understands, which get replaced with the real thing when you post. for thumbnails the code looks like (without the spaces) : thumb123456 : where the 123456 represents your deviation's unique number. for example, this deviation's number is 19513223. for avatar icons, the code looks like : iconayembee : ... similarly there are shop/print, and faq codes. see these FAQ entries for more --

FAQ #511: How do I post thumbnails of my art on dAMN?
FAQ #273: Can I add a print thumbnails to my journal?
FAQ #80: Can I add thumbnails to my journal?
FAQ #81: How can I make links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

a few people have had issues downloading extensions from DA, so here are some clear pointers. when you click "download to desktop", you should be asked if you want to save the file "deviantcopypaste.xpi". if this doesn't happen, you can also right click on the download link and choose to "Save Target As". save the file as "deviantcopypaste.xpi". once downloaded, open the file in firefox (File / Open File), and it will then install itself - restart firefox and you're done! (also, if all else fails, dragging and dropping the downloaded file onto the firefox application -having freshly opened it- seems to be a reliable method under microsoft windows)

compatibility extended to all of the following browsers!
:bulletgreen: firefox 1.5, 2.0
:bulletgreen: mozilla 1.8 beta
:bulletgreen: seamonkey 1.0, 1.1
:bulletgreen: flock 0.7+

feedback & feature requests appreciated!
if you like it, have a browse round my gallery and leave a comment!

you might also like to take a look at my other firefox extensions:
[link] DeviantEmoteBar v1.26
[link] DeviantLink v2.87

~ayembee :painter:

:earth: PLANNED FOR v3.00+
. complete rewrite of the storage engine so that hundreds or even thousands of items can be saved and searched, and the speed of load/save is significantly increased (have already worked out the details, just need some time to implement)
:earth: PLANNED FOR v3.10+
. a new "Advanced DeviantPaste" menuentry, allowing use of paste templates
. release of translation files for anyone interested in translating!!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-05-20
DeviantCopyPaste for Firefox by ~ayembee is absolutely fantastic, extremely useful for writing journals and news articles with features, as well as various other things, and I'm not sure how I ever managed without it! ( Suggested by Tepara and Featured by DCZed )
lightpurge Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations, you have been featured in #deviantART-Related's June Newsletter. You can take a look here June 2011 News Letter.
caramac1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please update i really miss having this........:)
mirrorTEA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
An update is highly needed, its an excellent script!
Sebasket Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
update pls :(
deviantLEBANON Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Not compatible with Firefox 3.5! :(
Solitude12 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Update pleease D:
fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
update update update!!! :pray:
throughHislens Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
:nod: I agree
photographicfireman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
doesnt work with my version of firefox anymore :( :( i really loved this app and i cant use it anymore.
phillipwnd Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww I upgraded to FF3 and realized one of my most favorite add-ons wasn't compatible. :( Will there be FF3 support anytime soon? Or can I actually just install this again and have it work?
bsq2phat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
if your running firefox three...
1. In the URL bar type about:config which will result in the following warning box:about:config
2. Click, “I’ll be careful, I promise!
3. Next you see a list of parameters, right-click on the screen and select New>Boolean from the menu dialogue.
4. Name the configuration extensions.checkCompatibility then click the false value.
5. Right-click again and create a new boolean pair called extensions.checkUpdateSecurity and set the value to false again.
6. Restart Firefox
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
This is so cool. At least I was able to get my "right-click" back to copy a thumb code. The left box doesn't work so I don't have my shortcut there and I was always using it to put in href links and deviant names that I could copy when doing a manipulation and giving credits or working in one of my clubs.

Thanks so much for sharing this information. My daughter told me that you had left this formula, so that whenever I decided to upgrade to Firefox 3.0. (I actually didn't do it voluntarily. I opened Firefox recently and it did it "by itself" somehow ~ have no idea what I must have done to cause it to replace 2.90, which I was keeping JUST to use this application) I could use the formula to retrieve the right-click function.

I Googled for links to try and reload 2.9 and even tried to reload it using my Time Machine but even the old version from Time Machine would automatically upgrade to 3.0.... I'm confused :confused:!!

Anyhoo, thank you again for sharing this valuable information :hug:
bsq2phat Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah when i upgraded i was kinda upset tht it didn't work so i went on a mission to see if there was a way i could change that. decided to put it in the comments for anyone else who had the same issue. glad i could help though :-)
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Yes, your information was helpful :hug:

My daughter sent me this ~ DeviantArt Thumbshare Tool ~ which can individually provide the href code (similar to PhotoBucket) that can helpful, too.

You have an awesome gallery :nod: :gallery:
Shluh Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
did what you said and doesn't work for me :(

thanks for the help :)
AloeVeraO Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Thanks so much <3
phillipwnd Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
bsq2phat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
if your running firefox three...
1. In the URL bar type about:config which will result in the following warning box:about:config
2. Click, “I’ll be careful, I promise!
3. Next you see a list of parameters, right-click on the screen and select New>Boolean from the menu dialogue.
4. Name the configuration extensions.checkCompatibility then click the false value.
5. Right-click again and create a new boolean pair called extensions.checkUpdateSecurity and set the value to false again.
6. Restart Firefox
deviantLEBANON Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
It works! thanks!

One question, now that I already tricked FF into adding the extension, can I delete these two values and/or set them to "true", in order to protect myself from other extensions? Will deviantCopyPaste still work?
ivadesign Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This has helped me so much! It would be cool if you updated it for FF 3.0.5
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
"DeviantCopyPaste will not be installed because it does not provide secure updates..."

When will this extension be FF3 compatiable?
blackzer0 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Hey man, Firefox gives me this message:

Incompatible Extension

"DeviantCopyPaste" will not be installed because it does not provide secure updates.
flexdaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Seams like this is harder to update while your personal life is busy.

Looking forward to seeing an update :)
Docali Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008   Traditional Artist

Incompatible Extension:
<"DeviantCopyPaste" will not be installed because it does not provide secure updates>
Mozilla Firefox 3.03

RedRamo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this!!!! :heart:

But could you pleeeease update it to be compatible with FF3???? :aww:
VertexBase Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
great tool! there going to be a version for firefox 3 in the future? using on FF2 is okay, but wanna get to FF3 :p
VertexBase Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love it :D
Scellanis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss this soo much, currently using it with the Nightly Tester tools to force it to work on FF3 cos I just can't survive without out it (lol) but its not as good as it used to be, makes the codes double up and can't set preferences and stuff...need a compatible version. Please...
AloeVeraO Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Can you please please update it to FF3? I love this and it helps me a lot with making features but now it doesn't work anymore :)
LoneDoggy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
I would really extremely much and everyone els using firefox appreciate and love you if you made it FF3 compatible!
vlem-stock Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Writer
Is it possible to make a compatible version for firefox 3 ? I've just switched version and this doens't work anymore.
WineWriter Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
This is so incredibly useful. Thank you for creating this!
pulbern Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
I would LOVE to use this but I'm getting an error when I open it in firefox:

Icompatible Extension
"DeviantCopyPaste" will not be installed because it doesn not provide secure updates
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
RE: Copy/Paste Function: The extension doesn't work in Firefox 3.0. My Mac automatically loaded the new version to 3.0.1 and now I have to go back to the Firefox page and download 2.9 so I can use this. It saves just too much time for me to go without it with all the work I do on my sites and in clubs :wow:
pulbern Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
:( Will the maker ever update it?
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
I read the journal and it says that DeviantCopy Paste will be updated. Am not sure when but I'm waiting to reload Firefox 3 until it is done. Dag-on Firefox updated itself and I had to dump it into the trash and go back to the Firefox page via Safari to get 2.9 again!
IceFireX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
good looks
JesseLax Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I'm am a HUGE fanatic in using this particular Add-on. It is not only the most convenient, but the most thoughtful and compelling of all the browser extensions having been made for FF3 thus far, in relation to deviantART.

Having said that, I was dismayed when I found I couldn't use this add-on.

HOWEVER, I've discovered a way to use the existing version to work in FF3.

Install: [link] from Mozilla. This Extension allows you to "force" installations of "unsecured/older versions" of extensions. BE WARNED, use of this can cause conflicts within your browser, and I DO NOT RECOMMEND you use this for any other old extension besides the one we're all discussing now.

I've tested *ayembee's copy-paste extension with this forced install, and it works just fine as of this writing.

Just wanted to help all you guys out, and perhaps help to ease this gentleman's headache just a tad. ;)

IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like this for me: [link] Teeeeeny tiny. :lmao:

Is it working like it should for you, hon?
JesseLax Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
lmao. Yep... Mine looks just like that. It's not perfect, but it's a hell of a lot better than not having it at all!! ;P

Glad you got it up and running though. That rocks.
IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
At least the devusernames are still working properly. And you can sort of see some of the thumbs. :laughing:

Someone should really re-write this script. And others.
I wonder what happened to *ayembee
doctor-a Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Worked, I love you man.
JesseLax Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
You are a genious. Very good find. It's nice to have my tools back! :)
JesseLax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
mom-the-bomb Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Do you know why it would tell me it won't download again? It still gives me the same error.
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
OMG thank you! I love you for that! :lol:
KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
You poor thing! everyone's yellin!

frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Student General Artist
I am installing this the minute it is compatible for FF3! :iconeagerplz2:

(Unless I'm sleeping, of course)
selizabeth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
love your extensions, eagerly await the return of this one :)
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