Suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars
How about putting the shortcut key on the options screen as a reminder. Putting it near the bottom of the options tab would be a useful place for it. ;) I keep forgetting the keys and keep having to search for them.Otherwise it's an excellent extension.
Information to BlueBerry938:
It does work like the pictures suggest. You can even watch a video to see how it works. Click the toolbar icon and the available emoticons will show in a sidebar where you can double click them to insert into the text area.
Or type the assigned shortcut into the text area and press the convert key (Ctrl+Shift+F) to replace the shortcut with the image.
It works perfectly and it's an excellent extension.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Please add the key shortcuts to this webpage so it can easily be seen. I keep forgetting the key and finding it is difficult.
Ideally it would be clearly visible.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is an extension that I have wanted for a very long time. I did mention a similar idea to the producer of SmileyXtra as that went totally crap after he changed it so he wouldn't need to keep updating the smiley database, but nothing ever happened.
Now this is exactly what I wanted, even includes the essential ability to save the smileys/emoticons.
There is one problem I have experienced and that is the short cut key doesn't seem to work. Ctrl+Alt+E or Ctrl+Alt+A does nothing but show a character, it doesn't convert the text to emoticons like the instructions suggest. Not a total deal breaker but for speed, not having to reach for the mouse would of been good.
Thanks for the advice. Now you can emoticonvert with "Ctrl + Shift + F" without problem.
The new version is in the sandbox, awaiting for a review.