Rated 5 out of 5 stars

update please

New filebrowser extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am developing a new filebrowser extension called Loomo compatible with current FF releases.

Development is quite slow, so if anyone wants to contribute, then go ahead and help.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars


continue development for firefox 3.6.3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'll pick up development of this. I'm having a problem getting thee source,
I installed TortoiseCVS,
use pserver protocol
server is mozdev.org
repository /cvs
username: guest

and i get cvs [checkout aborted]: connect to mozdev.org:2401 failed: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.

can anyone help?

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

All we need is a way 2 run WINDOWS EXPLORER within firefox tabs. Not just the right pane information, but the entire thing - including individual 'explorer bar' (folder tree) within each tab - so cleans up the desktop =) Just a 'container' 4 all those crazy explorers strewn all over my desktop!

We do not need a big program - just a way 2 stick all the explorers into seperate tabs, so we can use firefox 2 manage them instead of the Windows task bar & desktop.

So much potential... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love the idea, and I really don't think it would take too much work to turn this into a functioning app. Are there any developers out there who'd like to pick up this seemingly abandoned project?

Please, developers?!? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would some benevolent soul please pick up this extension where the creator left off? I can do everything I need to within Firefox except browse files. I'd love to use Firefox as my primary interface. This extension has massive potential, and is one of the few I'd contribute money to.

quote from a previous reviewer:
"in a recent email conversation with the firefly creator he indicated that he was not working on firefly anymore at this time. He did not know if he would be getting back to updating this add on in the future. perhaps another writer could take this one over. it has great potential and should not be allowed to fall to the wayside.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars by Robert Loutzenhiser on August 23, 2009"

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

in a recent email conversation with the firefly creator he indicated that he was not working on firefly anymore at this time. He did not know if he would be getting back to updating this add on in the future. perhaps another writer could take this one over. it has great potential and should not be allowed to fall to the wayside.

No Updates? Rated 2 out of 5 stars

No updates since last summer? Is firefly dead? I was so hoping that this would grow into a mature extension. Will V 1.0 release?

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Didn't work at all. Just kept getting a blank page. It also took over my html filetype option so I could not view these files in firefox. I'll give it 2 stars for coollness factor and great idea.

Muy buena, pero... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Es muy buena, ojalá el explorador de windows fuera así. Lo más destacable son las previsualizaciones de imágenes al pasar el cursor por el nombre de archivo. Sin embargo con ella no puedo ver páginas web guardadas en mi computador. Aparece una pestaña con firefly, entonces debo desactivarla y reiniciar el navegador. Ojalá se arregle.

Heartbreaking Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I So want to LOVE this add-on. Thanks to various extensions, in FireFox I have an embedded email client, embedded IM, embeded control of my music and video, an embedded image animation tool, embedded RSS feeds, embedded note-taking and scrapbooking, intelligent highlighting and citation tools, embedded in situ web editing tools, multiple tabs and tab groups for information and organisation and resource management, an embedded archive manager, an embedded multilingual spell checker. I can create custom buttons to perfom any action I like. I can create shortcuts to files and applications on my system. I can develop extensions and websites from within FireFox, search fro anything in any tab, see what time it is anywhere in the World, create PDFs, diarise, make lists of todos or events with reminders and alarms, share information with others anywhere in the World at the click of a button, create RRS feeds for sites that don't even have one ... I almost need never use another application ever again! ... One of the few things I *can't* do in FireFox is manage my file system effectively and efficiently. FireFly *should* let me do that. It would be *wonderful* if it did ... But it doesn't :( Even without any of my other ad-ons enabled, it behaves erratically ... frequently refusing to allow me to navigate back to where I cam from ... randomly changing directory ... even randomly opening and displacing other content in other tabs, without warning ... And I'm heartbroken about it ... I was SO excited when I discovered it ... (here was the answer to my problem) ... But I not only can't rely on it, it actually disrupts my workflow! ... I'm SO disappointed, I almost wish I'd never found it ... (at least then I wouldn't know what I'm missing)- Please, PLEASE fix it so that it can be all that it *could* be ... It's SUCH a fantastic idea and has SO much promise!

a nice tool with future Rated 4 out of 5 stars

That can become still very interesting!

Super: Unix rights. No consideration before a not functioning system.

Super: for Linux and for Win. For people, still to change must very pleasantly.

I like the Totalcommander and also the Midnigthcommander. Perhaps is a good tool, which knows such tools should.

Do you look for testers?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Holy WOW! This is what Vista should have been!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this with "URL builder" to open local foldrs/files from my Google doc!
in one of my Google Doc documents, I keep a lot of folder names in my local HD: 1) Use "URL Builder" to create a URL like "chrome://firefly/content/firefly.xul?path=c:", name this as "Firefly";
2) Highlight the folder's name in the Google document, right click and select "Find Using...", then select "Firefly",
the local folder will be displayed in Firefox.
I have further setup which can then open the folder in Windows Explorer.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

nice alternative... get ie tab and have it to use ie's engine when coing to c:\

Work in progress Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I can tell that there's been a lot of work put into this, and it's an impressive product, but it's still not quite up to par. In particular I'd like to see bookmarks integration, a thumbnail view option as in Explorer, and especially a more customizable toolbar.

Good!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

it worked when i first installed, then possibly crashed with other addons since i installed some addons at the same time (all-in-1 gesture, firegesture... to name). it didnt open directory when clicked. i tried disabling, reinstalling many times w/o success. really wanna keep it.
P.S: I figured it out. The firefly own location bar has to be enable.
Im looking for an integration like this for long but reluctant to use Konqueror. Footprint increase is good (10 addons, swiftweasel, from 36MB increase to 44MB) THis addon should deserve enormous attention. Someone should make a firefox version contender for Konqueror.

local files being opened by firefly per default as chrome://firefly/content/firefly.xul?path=H:\file.html Rated 3 out of 5 stars

>>by brisssou on July 23, 2008
quite a pain. take over local html files viewing... uninstalled. I'll stick with the regular explorer.

>>Developer Reply: Local html
Reply by alex atg2d on July 23, 2008
You can turn that off from the options


Local html

The option is in General pane and is called Follow file:// paths. This will turn off Firefly for any paths that start with file://

Promising Future Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This extension has a very promising future. But, in its current state, it's not terribly hot. The idea of integrating file-browsing with web-browsing isn't particularly new -- as early as 1998, I could do that through Internet Explorer in Windows98. You can't presently do that, though, in Firefox for WindowsVista/XP. And that's a feature I miss badly. Throw in the promise of "tabbed-Mozilla-style" browsing, and you have a terrific idea on the horizon. However, at present, the user-friendliness of Firefly is somewhat mediocre. One thing I found particularly scary was that file deletions were automatically permanent rather than sent to the RecyclingBin.