VERSION 3.00, 20th JUNE 2008 DeviantLink is now Firefox 3 compatible!!
optimised: now 15% smaller than before (86KB vs 101KB)
a lot of internal restructuring
removed explicit support for firefox 1.0 and flock 0.5. minimum versions are now 1.5 and 0.7 respectively.
one known bug with FF3 - cannot change the toolbar-toggle keyboard shortcut in the prefs panel. this will be addressed shortly in a point release VERSION 2.90, 19th MAY 2008
trivial update removing explicit FF3 support until i can guarantee it... (give it about 2-3 weeks before i have this sorted out now that the RC1 build is officially available...) VERSION 2.89, 8th DECEMBER 2007
internal compatibility updates for upcoming release of Firefox3 (all references to the deprecated event.preventBubble()
method updated with equivalent calls to event.stopPropagation()
; backwards compatibility with earlier versions is unaffected... should now work nicely with the latest nightly builds!) VERSION 2.88, 1st NOVEMBER 2007
fixed the "cannot DeviantLink off selected text" bug -- again! (sorry jen!) VERSION 2.87, 30th OCTOBER 2007
fixed 'Manage Gallery' link in 'My Account' submenu
removed Critique Pref links as they are now handled in 'Manage Gallery'
added explicit compatibility support for Netscape 9 VERSION 2.86, 27th OCTOBER 2007
now compatible with the very latest firefox 3 alpha releases that require cryptographically signed extension updates [link] VERSION 2.85, 23rd OCTOBER 2007
fixed a bug in the toolbar menu's "scraps" link
fixed a bug in wallpaper previews where you'd get way
too many menu entries
updated wallpaper preview parsing to account for a small change in DA's code VERSION 2.80-2.83, 8th-10th SEPT 2007
polished up the "My Prints" toolbar menu; one extra menu entry, and a fix for the broken "Storefront" link. (i've finally uploaded images into my own prints account!!) loads
of under-the-hood changes, fully sandboxing FF overlays from Mozilla overlays; this is necessary groundwork for supporting toolbar customisation in the next release...
think i fixed a seamonkey issue, but need that confirmed...
fixed the dynamic wallpapers preview feed
2.82 fixes a "disappearing toolbar" issue that was in 2.80/2.81 -- grab it quickly if you have either of those versions!
2.83 fixes the reintroduced "cannot DeviantLink off selected text" bug VERSION 2.75, 10th JULY 2007
fixed "scraps" link on the toolbar; was fine in contextmenu (thx ~calibius
reinstated "selected-text" DeviantLink functionality; FF2 broke it (thx $ewm
) VERSION 2.73, 5th APRIL 2007
fixed "competitions" link on the "DA" menu (now lives in 'culture' subcategory). a reworking of this part of the toolbar/menu is planned once i find and move into a new apartment now that i have moved to Tokyo! VERSION 2.72, 5th APRIL 2007
added "Canvas Print Templates" to the "Prints & Product Templates" submenu VERSION 2.71, 2nd APRIL 2007
parsing fix for dynamic wallpaper menu when the "title" attribute is not available...
added "Print Submission Agreement" to the "Submit" menu VERSION 2.70, 2nd APRIL 2007
fixed - the dynamic wallpaper menu!! DA still doesn't have a decent feed for this so i'm reduced to parsing html. which is irritating but, hey, it works...
improvements to tab title rewriting, especially on shop pages
new entries/graphics on the "Buy Art" menu, now renamed "DA Shop"
updated my address if you want to send a postcard to say thanks!
all fixes/updates/new graphics only added 2-3Kb to the file size
added "DeviantLink Changelog" to the "Help" menu VERSION 2.66, 25th MARCH 2007
fixed - can now add deviants to devwatch from anywhere
on the site, not just on their userpage (fix yesterday was incomplete)
updated a few icons for a more DAv5 look: notably Chat, Forum, and Browse on the toolbar, Add to Favourites, Forum, Store on the context menu.
further bugfixes to come shortly; i have some catching up to do! VERSION 2.65, 24th MARCH 2007
fixed - couldn't add deviants to devwatch (DA changed the way this is done)
fixed - couldn't donate subscriptions to deviants (DA changed the way this is done)
fixed - dynamic news menu! got totally fed up waiting for DA to provide an RSS feed so i've created my own [link]
and integrated it with DeviantLink
minor improvement to deviantname parsing from certain document elements
more bugfixes to come shortly! VERSION 2.63, 3rd DECEMBER 2006
deviantlink contextmenu finally works with literature previews!!
simplified the "submit" toolbar menu so it better integrates with the new submission process. this may be re-extended once i've had a bit of a think to see how easy/useful that would be. opinions welcome! VERSION 2.62, 1st DECEMBER 2006
bugfix for username wizard!
bugfix for tab titles! VERSION 2.61, 25th NOVEMBER 2006
in the new larger wallpaper previews, a few of the images were not being generated at the higher resolution, they were simply being stretched. this is now fixed, all preview images are now natively loaded at the correct resolution.
small improvements to wallpaper preview layout
tweaked XBL bindings so DOM inspector shows bound elements with custom names
compatibility tentatively extended to FireFox 3.0 alpha (trunk/nightly)
restrict keyboard shortcut range to exclude CRTL+SHIFT+[0-9] as these are actually already FF2 shortcuts for jumping to the tab at that index VERSION 2.60, 19th NOVEMBER 2006
larger dynamic wallpaper previews, showing more details
non-parsed unicode such as "#9827;" cleanly stripped from rss journal titles
fix for the "two pages load instead of one" bug (confirmed by $ewm
fixed the context/toolbar links to gallery scraps (again, argh...)
hidden menuitems now correctly take up ZERO space instead of using 1 pixel
(this was a firefox bug with the "collapsed" state. now using display:none instead) VERSION 2.53, 2.54, 12th NOVEMBER 2006
added keyboard shortcut to show/hide the main DeviantLink toolbar. default is "CTRL+SHIFT+Q", but this can be changed to any other available "CTRL+SHIFT" A-Z combination through the preferences panel. v2.54 fixes a minor internal bug in v2.53 and extends the available shortcuts to include the range "CTRL+SHIFT" 0-9 (shortcut feature request from ~RedFlames
) VERSION 2.52, 25th OCTOBER 2006
whoops, in yesterday's update i missed one line of code, which caused the "DA" tab titles to run out of control across non-deviantart domains! fixed!
(thx to *IceCrystal
for quickly drawing my attention to this oversight) VERSION 2.51, 24th OCTOBER 2006
enhanced/fixed consistency of tab title improvements (thx =rotane
re-enabled "Browse Daily Deviations" (thx `imperfect
, was in your elevenses
the four icons in the toolbar "My Account" menu now also show in the corresponding positions of the "Manage My Account" submenu within the menubar's drop-down DeviantART entry VERSION 2.50, 24th SEPTEMBER 2006
the DeviantLink toolbar can now be repositioned from the prefs panel
CTRL+ALT+ENTER deviantname completion in addressbar (firefox/flock only)
DeviantART-specific tabbed browsing improvements for page tab titles
Toolbar "Help", "Browse", and "Submit" menus have all been extended
Emoticon and shoutbox windows can be opened in a new tab by middle-clicking
Improved the preference panel with better usability and visual feedback
Rich tooltips for the preference panel's miscellaneous options
Code improvements: less redundancy, better performance, use of XBL
Automatic menu and toolbar layout improvements for lower-resolution screens
Uninstaller code that can remove DeviantLink's saved prefs on uninstall
Improved some toolbar spacing issues under Flock and Netscape 8
Anticipating DA5: added contextmenu "Party" integration
Compatibility extended to Firefox 2.0 ("Bon Echo")
Updated the journal rss icon as per feedicons: [link]
No flicker when DeviantLink contextmenu first shows
Visual improvements for dialogs on MacOS X if you like deviantlink
, then use the "random deviation
" feature a lot!
pageviews and statistics menuitems will not work with deviants
that choose "hide statistics" in their profile settings BROWSER COMPATIBILITY
compatibility extended to all
of the following browsers! firefox
1.5, 2.0, 3.0a mozilla
1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 beta netscape
8.0, 8.1, 9.0 seamonkey
1.0, 1.1 flock
0.7, 1.0 FEATURES
integrated toolbar with access to 140 DA locations and tools!
dynamic integration with DA news/wallpaper/journal rss/xml feeds
instant access to all parts of a deviant's pages - gallery, journal, etc
works on selected text, links, avatars, & deviations (full-view & thumb)
entirely user-configurable through easy-to-use preferences panel
right-click add selected deviant to your friends list or send a note
open pages in current tab, new tab, background tab, or new window
shortens and clarifies DA tab titles to enhance tabbed browsing
deviantname auto-completion in address bar with CTRL-ALT-ENTER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
a few people had funny issues downloading this from DA, so here are some clear pointers. when you click "download deviation", you should be asked if you want to save the file "DeviantLink_Browser_Extension_by_ayembee.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 "deviantlink.xpi"
. if you got ".zip", rename to ".xpi", open the file in your browser (File / Open File), and it will then install itself - restart and you're done! (also, if all else fails, dragging and dropping the downloaded extension file onto the browser application seems to be very reliable)feedback & feature requests always appreciated!
you might also like to take a look at my other firefox extensions:[link]
~ayembee PLANNED FOR v3.0+
DeviantLink toolbar customisation!
feature freeze for translation! no major features currently planned beyond v3.0 MAYBE
chat manager so you can have an integrated list of dAmn chatroom favourites
if DA's RSS feeds ever get sorted out i might do some work involving those
note:: all translators get a credit next to their flag in the translation tab!
[translation keeps slipping as i have been adding new features... sorry!!]