Fast Dial Version History

39 versions

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Version 4.11 79.0 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later


-Fixed: Some conflicts with Tab Mix Plus. TMP should work correctly with Fast Dial now.
-Fixed: Focus address bar function

Version 4.10 78.8 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later


-Fixed: Backgrounds would not load with () in file names
-Fixed: Various other small bugs
-Fixed: Removed usage of "browser.newtab.url" as it conflicted with "about:newtab"
-Fixed: Fast Dial wouldn't load in last tab because of the above change
-Fixed: Incompatibility with Tab Mix Plus
-Fixed: Incompatibility with Old Default Image Style addon (Logos wouldn't load with the addon enabled)

-Added: "Round and Shadow" theme
-Added: Ability to cycle through multiple backgrounds. On
page open, one background is chosen randomly.
-Added: Favicons are back with Mozilla's new asynchronous api
-Added: centered backgrounds are stretched to the size of the browser window.
-Added: vertical centering of dials.
-Added: Move to different folder option in thumbnail/dial context menu.
-Added: German translation (Thanks to Siggi0904).
-Added: Ukrainian translation (Thanks to dbv92)
-Added: French translation (Thanks to Romaric)

-Removed: support for Firefox versions less than 4.0

version crafted by telega

Version 4.6 71.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later


-Fixed: Upon initial install, Firefox had to be restarted two times.
-Fixed: multiple search boxes should be working now.
-Fixed: additional themes were not available upon install. Switching between themes didn't work.
-Fixed: Unable to change background image on themes already having an image.
-Fixed: it's now possible to drag-drop thumbnails between pages (scroll mouse wheel while dragging)
-Fixed: When removing a folder, cached images of child thumbnails were not deleted.
-Fixed: preview was displayed semi-transparent
-Fixed: cached preview images were not deleted when deleting a thumbnail
-Fixed: clicking OK on an empty folder properties dialog box resulted in "nbsp" named folder

-Added: a link to get themes from added into preferences.
-Added: When "Show Fast Dial in new tabs" is unchecked,
opening new tab shows "about:newtab" url instead of "about:blank".
-Added: when creating a folder, Logo property is assigned a folder image by default
-Added: Setting in preferences dialog: Fast Dial home folder selection button. Now users can select any bookmarks folder and load it into the Fast Dial homepage. This setting takes the place of the removed Fast dial context menu from bookmarks.

-Removed: Fast Dial context menu from Firefox bookmarks.
-Removed: fr-FR locale, because it's incomplete.

Version created by telega

Version 4.3.4 130.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later


-Removed some favicon api's in order to support Firefox 24 and future versions. Also changed access to Fast Dial home page to only use the chrome url, not with about:blank. (Now to set Fast Dial as a home page, the user has to use chrome://fastdial/content/fastdial.html) Fixes with help from telega.

Version 4.3.3 131.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later


-Removed favicon support in order to make Fast Dial work with Firefox 21 and future versions, as the favicon service had been changed. (Bug 834457) With help from Telega.

Version 4.3.2 131.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later


-Fixed help button located in preferences dialog. Changed it to link to help section on Userlogos.

Version 4.3.1 131.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later


-Fixed cell hover buttons (refresh, properties, remove) not displaying properly in Firefox 17 (Thanks Dzirt)

Version 4.3 131.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

-Fixed dragging&dropping cells when scrolling in Fast Dial page.
-Bug found and fix made by Playermet. Thank you:)

Version 4.2.2 131.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later


-Fix for change in Firefox 13's code relating to live bookmarks

Version 4.2.1 131.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later


-Fixed regression from Version 4.2. Users can now successfully use the option in Preferences again to open Fast Dial in a new Tab or not.

Version 4.2 131.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

-correction for small small error in cell sizing. May improve logo display in some cases. (courtesy of telega)
-added full compatibility with the Firefox 13-14 new tab page change. (with advice from telega)
Note: -Fast Dial replaces the new tab page-

Version 4.1 131.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Changes since version 4.0:
-Added visibility of userlogos site to properties dialog

Version 4.0 131.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Changes since version 3.7:
-Edited wording of properties dialog for more clarity

Version 3.7 131.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

*This version is essentially the same as version 3.6.
-Updated install.rdf for compatibility with latest nightly versions of Firefox.

Version 3.6 131.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

-Removed code that was incompatible with Firefox 7 and future versions.
-Tested compatible on Firefox versions 7-10*. (Including latest nightly build as of 12/21/11)
*Special thanks goes to Rneo and ferenc of the userlogos forum for alerting me (Efreak1) of the changes in compatible code for Firefox 7.*

Version 3.5.1 131.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Fix major incompatibilities with 5.0-6.0
- Fix for transparent logo

Version 3.4 130.0 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

This Version is essentially the same as the Beta Version 2.3b4

We have decided to upload this as a current Version

This is inspite of a problem of transparency of transparent logos in the Fast Dial Cells.

This behaviour is not a Fast Dial bug, but is caused by a suspected shortcoming in Firefox 4.0

The matter is being looked into

Good Luck !

This new Firefox 4 Version of Fast Dial has been kindly crafted for us by
Régis Le Brettevillois

Version 2.23b2 130.0 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a6pre

This Version is virtually the same as 2.23b1

It was Wladimir Palant who kindly drew attention to a security vulnerability question, and who also suggested a fix.

We are most grateful to him.

This Version is not compatible with Firefox Version 4.0

-For Firefox 4.0 -

Please simply go to "Install Beta Version" on the Fast Dial front Page
There you can download Fast Dial 2.3b4

or alternatively

Please go to View All Versions --
And download Fast Dial 2.23b4 there
- please follow the instructions there for installing -

Version 2.23b1 130.0 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a4pre

This is a Beta Version

Problems may continue to be experienced running this Version in Firefox 3.5.* as this problem has not yet been resolved

In this Version 2.23b1 of Fast Dial

The search bar does not work
(To hide search Bars, go Preferences/General and set Search to Zero (0)
The drag and drop to Folders does work in Version 2.23b1 (unlike 2.22b)

Some menu details have been improved for clarity

Otherwise similar to 2.22b

Version 2.22b 129.0 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a4pre

Drag and Drop to Folders (with CTRL) does not work in Version 2.22b

Version 2.22b:
- Themes are sorted alphabetically.
- Drag-n-drop works faster.
- Added option to hide Back links into Preferences > General.
- Search plugin removed completely

Version 2.21a:
- Added Preview feature (was called Zoom in older versions). Check Preview checkbox in thumbnail Properties dialog, then left-click and hold on a thumbnail to see preview.
- General preferences combined into a single page.
- Left clicking on an empty box opens Properties dialog instead of a context menu.
- Technical: eval() function calls replaced with evalInSandbox().
- Clock image changed back to animated throbber image.

Version 2.18:
- Removed spam links.
- Search engine is not changed.
- Added help page (by mafi0z).
- Fixed bug with FD page not appearing in new tabs with TMP installed.
- Fixed bug with hight processor usage on startup, which might have caused browser to hang.
- Fixed bug with grayed OK button in Properties dialog on MacOS systems.

Version 2.15 120.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.1b3

- Themes. Use one of the predefined themes, get more from, or create your own.
- Search bar (can be turned off in Preferences).
- Fast Dial page can be scrolled by mouse wheel or PgUp/PgDown keys if there're more bookmarks that fit on the page.
- Possibility to auto-hide toolbars.
- Set any bookmark folder to be Fast Dial home.
- Export/import any bookmark folder.
- UserLogos search plugin.

Version 2.9 80.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.1a2pre

- Yahoo Mail issue is fixed
- Back button is created in the first cell of a newly created folder
- Options button in Addons window opens Preferences for the main Fast Dial folder.
- FD toolbar button is automatically added to toolbar upon installation (only once). Also the button has a drop-down menu with a list of folders for quick access to them.
- Context menu is reorganized:
* "Preferences" menu item is shown only when clicking on a free space
* "Add" menu item is shown when right-clicking on an empty cell
* "Back" menu item is removed
- Properties dialog changes:
* Added "Slow site" checkbox - lets more time for site loading
* Added "Refresh All" checkbox - checked by default. Allows to exclude sites from "Refresh All" command.
* Added "current tab" option for "Open In" option.

Version 2.8 72.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.1a2pre

- Added "Add to Fast Dial" menu item to tab context menu
- Added missing string into localization file

Version 2.6 71.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.1a2pre

- Added "Add to Fast Dial" context menu item
- Added "Back" context menu item for more convenient navigation between folders

Version 2.3 64.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.1a2pre

- Firefox 3 only
- Integration with Firefox bookmarks
- New look
- Fixed several issues of the old version

Version 1.90 78.8 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.0a1

+ Fixed: Background image wasn't displayed in Firefox 3 RC 2

Version 1.89 78.8 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.0a1

- Support of FF 3.0 RC1
- When a group is open, its name is displayed in tab title
- Translation to zh-TW by scsi

Version 1.88 77.8 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0b5, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.0a1

Version 1.87:
- Fixed bug with "Hide empty" thumbnails
- "Back" button title now shows group name

Version 1.88:
+ Zoom is now activated by holding left mouse button, because using right mouse butotn doesn't work on Linux
+ "Hide empty" is on by default. "Add" menu item added.

Version 1.86 76.8 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0b5pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.0a1

Version 1.84:
- Added "Open in" parameter in preferences in "Thumbnails" section
- Several bugs fixed.

Version 1.85:
- Added "Refresh All" menu item to context menu. (Before, browser's "Reload" button was used for the same purpose, but this didn't work for some custom Firefox themes.)
- Fixed: "Add to Fast Dial" didn't work when clicked on a link
- Fixed: Changing thumbnail size in preferences sometimes wasn't applied.
- Added parameter "Hide empty" thumbnails: checkbox in preferences in "Thumbnails" section, beside "Quantity" parameter.

Version 1.86:
- Command button support for Mac OS (not tested)
- Fixed: keyboard shortcuts weren't working till Fast Dial page is displayed for the 1st time.
- Fixed: Opening blank page in a background used to produce broken Fast Dial page layout
- Fixed: popup buttons weren't visible under Firefox 3.0b5pre

Version 1.83 71.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0b5pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.0a1

Version 1.80:
- Possibility to "nest" Fast Dial pages. Open thumbnail "Properties" window and check "Group" checkbox. Then click on a thumbnail to open a sub-page.

Version 1.82:
- "Category" is renamed to "Group"
- "Set URL" dialog is renamed to "Properties".
- Refresh timeout is now global and is specified in preferences, while each thumbnail has "Refresh" checkbox.
- Possibility to drag-n-drop thumbs between groups. Hold Ctrl key while dragging a thumbnail over a group to drop the thumb into a group (mouse cursor will change to indicate this). You can also drop thumbnail on a "Back" button to move it up, out of current group.
- Possibility to specify background image in Preferences, on Appearance tab.

Version 1.83:
- It's now possible to specify thumbnails size/quantity per group.