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DeviantLink Browser Extension by ayembee DeviantLink Browser Extension by ayembee
:star: VERSION 3.00, 20th JUNE 2008 :spotlight-right: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :spotlight-left:

:bulletgreen: DeviantLink is now Firefox 3 compatible!!
:bulletgreen: optimised: now 15% smaller than before (86KB vs 101KB)
:bulletgreen: a lot of internal restructuring
:bulletgreen: removed explicit support for firefox 1.0 and flock 0.5. minimum versions are now 1.5 and 0.7 respectively.
:bulletpurple: 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


:star: VERSION 2.90, 19th MAY 2008
:bulletgreen: 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...)

:star: VERSION 2.89, 8th DECEMBER 2007 :bulletgreen: 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!)

:star: VERSION 2.88, 1st NOVEMBER 2007
:bulletpurple: fixed the "cannot DeviantLink off selected text" bug -- again! (sorry jen!) ;P

:star: VERSION 2.87, 30th OCTOBER 2007
:bulletpurple: fixed 'Manage Gallery' link in 'My Account' submenu
:bulletpurple: removed Critique Pref links as they are now handled in 'Manage Gallery'
:bulletgreen: added explicit compatibility support for Netscape 9

:star: VERSION 2.86, 27th OCTOBER 2007
:bulletgreen: now compatible with the very latest firefox 3 alpha releases that require cryptographically signed extension updates [link]

:star: VERSION 2.85, 23rd OCTOBER 2007
:bulletpurple: fixed a bug in the toolbar menu's "scraps" link
:bulletpurple: fixed a bug in wallpaper previews where you'd get way too many menu entries
:bulletpurple: updated wallpaper preview parsing to account for a small change in DA's code

:star: VERSION 2.80-2.83, 8th-10th SEPT 2007
:bulletgreen: 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!!)
:bulletpurple: 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...
:bulletpurple: think i fixed a seamonkey issue, but need that confirmed...
:bulletpurple: fixed the dynamic wallpapers preview feed
:bulletpurple: 2.82 fixes a "disappearing toolbar" issue that was in 2.80/2.81 -- grab it quickly if you have either of those versions!
:bulletpurple: 2.83 fixes the reintroduced "cannot DeviantLink off selected text" bug

:star: VERSION 2.75, 10th JULY 2007
:bulletpurple: fixed "scraps" link on the toolbar; was fine in contextmenu (thx ~calibius)
:bulletpurple: reinstated "selected-text" DeviantLink functionality; FF2 broke it (thx $ewm)

:star: VERSION 2.73, 5th APRIL 2007
:bulletpurple: 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!

:star: VERSION 2.72, 5th APRIL 2007
:bulletgreen: added "Canvas Print Templates" to the "Prints & Product Templates" submenu

:star: VERSION 2.71, 2nd APRIL 2007
:bulletpurple: parsing fix for dynamic wallpaper menu when the "title" attribute is not available...
:bulletgreen: added "Print Submission Agreement" to the "Submit" menu

:star: VERSION 2.70, 2nd APRIL 2007
:bulletpurple: 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... ;P
:bulletgreen: improvements to tab title rewriting, especially on shop pages
:bulletgreen: new entries/graphics on the "Buy Art" menu, now renamed "DA Shop"
:bulletgreen: updated my address if you want to send a postcard to say thanks!
:bulletgreen: all fixes/updates/new graphics only added 2-3Kb to the file size
:bulletgreen: added "DeviantLink Changelog" to the "Help" menu

:star: VERSION 2.66, 25th MARCH 2007
:bulletpurple: fixed - can now add deviants to devwatch from anywhere on the site, not just on their userpage (fix yesterday was incomplete)
:bulletgreen: 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.
:bulletgreen: further bugfixes to come shortly; i have some catching up to do!

:star: VERSION 2.65, 24th MARCH 2007
:bulletpurple: fixed - couldn't add deviants to devwatch (DA changed the way this is done)
:bulletpurple: fixed - couldn't donate subscriptions to deviants (DA changed the way this is done)
:bulletpurple: 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
:bulletgreen: minor improvement to deviantname parsing from certain document elements
:bulletgreen: more bugfixes to come shortly!

:star: VERSION 2.63, 3rd DECEMBER 2006
:bulletgreen: deviantlink contextmenu finally works with literature previews!! :D
:bulletgreen: 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!


:star: VERSION 2.62, 1st DECEMBER 2006
:bulletpurple: bugfix for username wizard!
:bulletpurple: bugfix for tab titles!

:star: VERSION 2.61, 25th NOVEMBER 2006
:bulletgreen: 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.
:bulletgreen: small improvements to wallpaper preview layout
:bulletgreen: tweaked XBL bindings so DOM inspector shows bound elements with custom names
:bulletgreen: compatibility tentatively extended to FireFox 3.0 alpha (trunk/nightly)
:bulletgreen: 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

:star: VERSION 2.60, 19th NOVEMBER 2006
:bulletgreen: larger dynamic wallpaper previews, showing more details
:bulletgreen: non-parsed unicode such as "#9827;" cleanly stripped from rss journal titles
:bulletpurple: fix for the "two pages load instead of one" bug (confirmed by $ewm!)
:bulletpurple: fixed the context/toolbar links to gallery scraps (again, argh...)
:bulletpurple: 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)

:star: VERSION 2.53, 2.54, 12th NOVEMBER 2006
:bulletgreen: 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)

:star: VERSION 2.52, 25th OCTOBER 2006
:bulletpurple: 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! :D (thx to *IceCrystal for quickly drawing my attention to this oversight)

:star: VERSION 2.51, 24th OCTOBER 2006
:bulletpurple: enhanced/fixed consistency of tab title improvements (thx =rotane)
:bulletgreen: re-enabled "Browse Daily Deviations" (thx `imperfect, was in your elevenses journal!)
:bulletgreen: 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

:star: VERSION 2.50, 24th SEPTEMBER 2006 :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
:bulletgreen: the DeviantLink toolbar can now be repositioned from the prefs panel
:bulletgreen: CTRL+ALT+ENTER deviantname completion in addressbar (firefox/flock only)
:bulletgreen: DeviantART-specific tabbed browsing improvements for page tab titles
:bulletgreen: Toolbar "Help", "Browse", and "Submit" menus have all been extended
:bulletgreen: Emoticon and shoutbox windows can be opened in a new tab by middle-clicking
:bulletgreen: Improved the preference panel with better usability and visual feedback
:bulletgreen: Rich tooltips for the preference panel's miscellaneous options
:bulletgreen: Code improvements: less redundancy, better performance, use of XBL
:bulletgreen: Automatic menu and toolbar layout improvements for lower-resolution screens
:bulletgreen: Uninstaller code that can remove DeviantLink's saved prefs on uninstall
:bulletgreen: Improved some toolbar spacing issues under Flock and Netscape 8
:bulletgreen: Anticipating DA5: added contextmenu "Party" integration
:bulletgreen: Compatibility extended to Firefox 2.0 ("Bon Echo")
:bulletgreen: Updated the journal rss icon as per feedicons: [link]
:bulletgreen: No flicker when DeviantLink contextmenu first shows
:bulletgreen: Visual improvements for dialogs on MacOS X


:bulletpurple: if you like deviantlink, then use the "random deviation" feature a lot! :)
:bulletblue: pageviews and statistics menuitems will not work with deviants
that choose "hide statistics" in their profile settings


:star: BROWSER COMPATIBILITY :teamwork:
compatibility extended to all of the following browsers!
:bulletgreen: firefox 1.5, 2.0, 3.0a
:bulletgreen: mozilla 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 beta
:bulletgreen: netscape 8.0, 8.1, 9.0
:bulletgreen: seamonkey 1.0, 1.1
:bulletgreen: flock 0.7, 1.0

:star: FEATURES :party:
:bulletgreen: integrated toolbar with access to 140 DA locations and tools!
:bulletgreen: dynamic integration with DA news/wallpaper/journal rss/xml feeds
:bulletgreen: instant access to all parts of a deviant's pages - gallery, journal, etc
:bulletgreen: works on selected text, links, avatars, & deviations (full-view & thumb)
:bulletgreen: entirely user-configurable through easy-to-use preferences panel
:bulletgreen: right-click add selected deviant to your friends list or send a note
:bulletgreen: open pages in current tab, new tab, background tab, or new window
:bulletgreen: shortens and clarifies DA tab titles to enhance tabbed browsing
:bulletgreen: deviantname auto-completion in address bar with CTRL-ALT-ENTER


:star: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :faq:
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" or "DeviantLink_Browser_Extension_by_ayembee.zip". 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] DeviantEmoteBar v1.26
[link] DeviantCopyPaste v2.90

~ayembee :painter:


:earth: PLANNED FOR v3.0+
:bulletgreen: DeviantLink toolbar customisation!
:bulletgreen: feature freeze for translation! no major features currently planned beyond v3.0

:earth: MAYBE
:bulletgreen: chat manager so you can have an integrated list of dAmn chatroom favourites
:bulletgreen: if DA's RSS feeds ever get sorted out i might do some work involving those
:bulletpurple: note:: all translators get a credit next to their flag in the translation tab! :D
:bulletblue: [translation keeps slipping as i have been adding new features... sorry!!]
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:iconmisterkid:
MisterKid Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Very interesting
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Aqua-Amethyst-Angel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Writer
what is it?
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LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this FF4 compatible?
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LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nope
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caramac1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please udate this one i miss using it....:)
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:iconlucasvn:
LucasVN Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
No chance, look at his last sign-in date.
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sabergirl08 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
I'd almost consider downgrading to use this again...I can't wait till you can get it to work with 3.6! I love this feature. I wish I could give you a Daily Deviation!
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Whyishcool Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
1000th comment
:la:

anyway, i'm gonna download this
looks nice!
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DragoN-FX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I love this too, that's why I prefer to use FF 3.0 than having to uninstall this :)
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LucasVN Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Ditch it; you're better off giving this up than allowing you browser to become insecure.
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