The button's menu allows you navigate up through the current URL's parents, to visit the equivalent ftp URL, or to visit the site in archive.org
. A single click on the menu button also easily clears the location bar (much like the one in Konqueror) - useful for keyboard free browsing.
It also has a few security control tick-boxes (popups, tabbing, images) and the ability to add custom URL conversions/manipulations.
Neo Diggler is a tidy-up, bug-fix and minor re-organisation of the original Diggler (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/118/
) by Adam Lock, which although popular (it has spawned a number of Firefox-1.5 patches and clones) has sadly been neglected and, as of it's last official release (0.9) only worked up to Firefox 1.0.*.
Here's am example for those tempted to try the custom tool-action feature: open the preferences, create a new action, then enter "Visit 'http' site" for the name, "^https:.*" for the expression, tick the "use as menu label" item, and finally "http://$h" in the action field. This will create a new entry when on https sites that will take you to the http version of the site. Try adding another that goes to the https from the http!
I don't currently support Mozilla/Seamonkey; I'm waiting for them to catch up with the new extension packing mechanism.
If you have any problems, please contact me directly (don't use the comments form as a poor man's forum), although I can't promise immediate results as I'm not [yet] that familiar with the code.
NOTE for Firefox 11: there seems to be a bug in the Firefox code drawing the backwards/forwards navigation arrows in that it makes presumptions about being next to the URL bar. This causes the Neo-Diggler button to be misplaced in the standard layout. To work around it, enter customise mode (right-click in the empty space next to tabs) and drag a separator bar to between the backwards/forwards navigation arrows and the URL bar (or put something else there, like the home or bookmarks button).