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Version 2.9.2rc 279.8 KiB Works with Firefox 29.0 - 38.0

Version 2.9.2rc - RESTARTLESS!

  • First RESTARTLESS (Official) RELEASE!
  • NEW OPTION: "Controls/Widgets to Drag-Window", useful to avoid issues like 'Vertical Toolbar's autohide option.
  • FAVICON (WebPage's icon) displayed for HCTP's custom WebTitles (In FloatMenu, Custom Caption, etc)
  • New Popup-Notification method, when installing/updating this addon.
  • Options Dialog: for color settings: in Color-Picker, added new button that opens SYSTEM-COLOR-PICKER.
  • Small-Toolbars: fixing style for Fx35
  • Linux: several styling and other fixes.
  • (Tracking SMALL_TABS changes and using Popup-Notifs for alerting for changes that need Fx RESTART. Used with TabMixPlus)
  • Version 2.8.9rc 265.3 KiB Works with Firefox 29.0 - 39.0

    Version 2.8.9rc -- > Same as Version 2.8.9

    Version 2.8.8rc 263.8 KiB Works with Firefox 29.0 - 37.0

    Version 2.8.8rc:   (for Firefox 29 and later only)

  • Options dialog: NEW Tab/Panel with several new options that I consider useful/interesting. 4 Firefox internal options + 1 new HCTP option.
  • NEW OPTION: Show/Hide Firefox's Main Menu/Panel button. (located at right end of Navigation Toolbar by default).
  • Small toolbars: 2 NEW OPTIONS!, for even smaller bar & buttons. (+ improved styling). Fix for Fx34's new SearchBar style.
  • Small Tabs: some small look improvements.
  • (Now you can drag a link thru HCTP's Float-Menu eg. to create a bookmark)
  • Version 2.8.7rc 393.4 KiB Works with Firefox 13.0 - 37.*

    Version 2.8.7rc:   (release intended for Fx 28 or earlier only)

    - FIXED bug with certain webpages! (issue#261).

    Version 2.8.6rc 392.9 KiB Works with Firefox 13.0 - 34.*

    - Same as Version 2.8.6

    Version 2.8.5rc 392.8 KiB Works with Firefox 13.0 - 32.0

    - Same as Version 2.8.5

    Version 2.8.4rc 392.4 KiB Works with Firefox 13.0 - 32.0

    Version 2.8.4rc :

    - New Full-Screen option: "Autohide also Firefox 'Home' Button and Custom-Min,Max,Close buttons when autohiding Toolbars in Full-Screen mode"
    - Small Tabs: NEW OPTION: "Small, almost Classic Tabs"

    Fixes, improvements:
    - Fixed issues with "Classic Theme Restorer" addon: (For "Tabs on bottom": extra space on top. Incorrecly Hidden System-MMC-buttons)
    - Fixed incompatibilities with "GlassMyFox" and similar addons. (To get glass, turn OFF the option "Disable Fx Window system-caption buttons (min,max,close)")
    - PALE MOON: hide "Pale Moon"'s Main-Title at top! (fix issue #232)
    - Small Tabs: adjusted NewTab-button width.
    - FIXED ver 2.8.3 css bug: if a 2nd Fx window is opened & closed, It removes all latest style(css) fixes!

    Version 2.8.2rc 395.6 KiB Works with Firefox 12.0 - 32.0

    - This is the same as version 2.8.2 above.

    Version 2.8.1pre 391.8 KiB Works with Firefox 29.0a1 - 32.0

    Version 2.8.1pre:
    - Full Compatibility with new Firefox 29 with AUSTRALIS theme.
    - New options in dialog: custom-color options for windows-background and custom-borders.
    - Avoids Fx29's titlebar flickering when switching to/from Tab-Groups (Ctrl+Shift+E)
    - some more little things. (prerelease version for FX29+)

    Version 2.7.3rc 196.4 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b9 - 28.*

    Version 2.7.3:

    - Fixed an issue related to system-caption buttons (Min,Max,Close) in windows (appeared in Fx18 in a new profile)
    . (System buttons were active (clickable) despite NOT being visible and/or system-caption were visible when configured otherwise)

    Version 2.7.2rc 196.2 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b9 - 28.*

    Version 2.7.2rc:

    - For option "Disable System buttons (min,max,close)": improved methods + added 3rd compatibility option to try to fix some reported issues (mentioned below)
    - This should help to fix a reported strange situation where Fx window positioning & control alignment with mouse cursor isn't good. This may be another addon/theme interfering with the option "Disable System buttons (min,max,close)" (mentioned above).
    >> If you had this issue you can try 1st the "No (default)" setting in such option (please confirm in support-site that this works), then try [1], [2] & [3] options too.

    Btw, all these problems are also due for trying workarounds to the Firefox12+ issue that I reported in Feb-2012 at bugzilla (Anyone capable can confirm that It's something pretty easy to fix back without even interfering with Firefox standard behavior, but the bug-report is still in "UNCONFIRMED" state after all these seven *months*!) (more details in main page + link to bug-report).
    All this time were pretty much a headache due to this. This is also the main reason I can't attend the support-site like before. Thanks a lot to everyone for your reports and your understanding.

    Version 2.7.1rc 193.0 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b9 - 18.0a1

    Notable changes:

    Version 2.7.1:
    - Finally We have a workaround option for having **customizable Min,Max,Close buttons** again in Windows! (see Options Dialog)
    - New option for Firefox window "System border" adjustments.
    - Many fixes and improvements.
    - (I'll complete more details here)

    News:
    - To advanced users: FYI I'm cooking a new exciting feature that I'll start to upload 1st in the "Development Channel", if you want to switch to that
    (You'll start receiving updates immediately as I upload them).
    That will serve to try it, especially the new styling. It'll be already very mature when published. I'm already enjoying it several months ago :-)
    (There I'm publishing already all updates as RC versions, with same quality as public ones)

    Version 2.6.0rc 127.0 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b9 - 14.0a1

    Version 2.6.0

    - New options/preferences:
    . . Separate Top-Edge-position fine-setting for Maximized and Unmaximized window.
    . . Much improved Firefox 'Home' (configurable) button look + new transparent option.
    . . Custom borders & corners: 'Make them visible or not'.
    . . 2 new Advanced options: Smaller-Tabs & Samller toolbars height.
    . . Improved options dialog (trying to be more user friendly) & moved/rearranged old -rather unused- options.
    . . In LINUX: now you can always use/configure custom-caption, mmc buttons & borders (despite other/s options)

    - Floating menu and buttons: Added ESC key for dismissing.

    - Please note that Preferences can't be changed after entering Private-Browsing.

    - Workaround added for *Firefox 12a+ titlebar issue*!. When applicable, in options dialog appears in *red* font an explanation about 'system buttons (min,max,close) always present'. (You can see more details about this Fx12+ condition in main addon description and Firefox Bug 730219)

    - Many visual (styling) improvements and fixed visual issues:
    . . Ie. with the PRINT-PREVIEW toolbar, left custom-border, panorama top-edge buttons, Float-menu and other visual glitches in titlebar area.
    . . fixed a duplicated min.max,close buttons issue for Walnut2 theme (internal hbox to hide system-buts)
    . . AERO BASIC: fixed specific visual glitches in titlebar area.

    - Fixed Issue 173: Interaction with LastPass Addon! and another similar case: 'Fixed' buttons -at corners- was overlapping toolbar-items. (found toolbox with foreign or position:fixed objs)

    - Fixed issues & improved compatibility with new Fx versions and some popular addons.
    - Several improvements for code performance here and there.

    Version 2.4.1rc 110.0 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b9 - 9.0a2

    Version 2.4.1
    • Floating-menu: fixed a frequent menu slight displacement (& now menu instantly activates by keypress).

    Version 2.4.0
    • New options: activation & deactivation *delay-time* for floating-menu & floating Min,Max,Close buttons.
    • New options: Min,Max,Close buttons separate settings (enable/micro/disable) for maximized and unmaximized window.
    • FIXED: After returning from full-screen, the option Advanced>"Custom Top-edge margin ..." was lost.

    • Important Notice: If you are using the "[hcp] Min,Max,Close Buttons" control from the "Customize Toolbar" popup, you will notice that It disappeared. Don't worry, you can re-add It by dragging It again from the Customize popup.
      (this was due to an internal id forced change to comply with reviewer suggestion)
    Other changes:
    • Much less flicker when de/activating (hide/show) any toolbar (+ more compatibility with addons that controls toolbars).
    • Little changes in context-menu & Firefox-button (includes a temp shadow-style workaround showed in private-browsing mode + style fix for 'FXChrome' theme)

    Version 2.4.0rc 110.0 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b9 - 8.0a1

    Version 2.4.0rc
    • New options: activation & deactivation *delay-time* for floating-menu & floating Min,Max,Close buttons.
    • New options: Min,Max,Close buttons separate settings (enable/micro/disable) for maximized and unmaximized window.
    • FIXED: After returning from full-screen, the option Advanced>"Custom Top-edge margin ..." was lost.

    • Important Notice: If you are using the "[hcp] Min,Max,Close Buttons" control from the "Customize Toolbar" popup, you will notice that It disappeared. Don't worry, you can re-add It by dragging It again from the Customize popup.
      (this was due to an internal id forced change to comply with reviewer suggestion)
    Other changes:
    • Much less flicker when de/activating (hide/show) any toolbar (+ more compatibility with addons that controls toolbars).
    • Little changes in context-menu & Firefox-button (includes a temp shadow-style workaround showed in private-browsing mode + style fix for 'FXChrome' theme)

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    Version 2.3.2rc
      Some improvements for compatibility, etc:
    • Floating-menu option: not disabled anymore by unchecking 'Custom Firefox App. button' + working with "Movable Firefox Button" addon.
    • New option "Top-margin style.. -> enforce Zero.", for compatibility with themes like noia4. + fixed visual glitch at top-edge with such theme.
    • Options dialog: new icons/graphics, 2 new + improved fx-button graphics. Better description in LINUX ("Show Firefox 4+ main-menu button")
      Other changes:
    • Better performance in 'Setting Web-Title' code. Better browser-language report in system_info.html
    • Dropping Firefox 3.6 compatibility in this version. (facilitating adding performance improvements for Fx4+)

    * Known Issues:
    - In LINUX, dragging (moving) window using the floating menu/title isn't working well in some systems.

    Version 2.3.2rc 107.0 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 7.0a1

    Version 2.3.2rc
      Some improvements for compatibility, etc:
    • Floating-menu option: not disabled anymore by unchecking 'Custom Firefox App. button' + working with "Movable Firefox Button" addon.
    • New option "Top-margin style.. -> enforce Zero.", for compatibility with themes like noia4. + fixed visual glitch at top-edge with such theme.
    • Options dialog: new icons/graphics, 2 new + improved fx-button graphics. (now I'm an ex Gimp-illiterate! :-). Better description in LINUX ("Show Firefox 4+ main-menu button")
      Other changes:
    • Better performance in 'Setting Web-Title' code. (also +perf. in 'calcSpaceforButtons') Better browser-language report in system_info.html
    • Dropping Firefox 3.6 compatibility in this version. (facilitating adding performance improvements for Fx4+)

    * Known Issues:
    - In LINUX, dragging (moving) window using the floating menu/title isn't working well in some systems.

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    Version 2.3.0
    • Several new options/features! (see Options Dialog): Custom setting for tab-bar/toolbars area top-edge position. More control of minimize,max&close buttons. Turn on/off custom-borders&resizers.
    • Window's Aero-Glass themes: new configurable options to hide inactive standard-System-buttons instead of the old fixed 'dark-shadow' workaround at top-right corner. Not showing it anymore with 'Personas' skins. Fixed several visual glitches (around 'Fx4 titlebar' & custom-caption). These options makes you able to prevent duplicated min,max&close buttons to appearing.
    • Options dialog: new tooltips/help-text, some options are disabled when applicable.

    • In GNU/LINUX (Ubuntu,etc): Titlebar can be hided again! (see new option that controls this in Options Dialog / advanced section). Adjusted default values for some options.

    • Fixed many little bugs and some visual glitches since Firefox 4: some due to incompatibilities with other addons like three-style-tabs. Better aligned window borders around addon-bar.
    • Improved window-dragging + Aero snap/unSnap via addon's own drag-controls & toolbar spaces that you can add via 'Customize-Toolbars' (with one exception: dragging the floating web-page-title doesn't do yet aero snap/unsnap).
    Incoming features in next versions:
    • More options for floating menu + title, like timeout settings for turning on/off when hovering and custom background color/appearance.

    Version 2.3.0rc 203.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 11.*

    This is the same as version 2.3.0. See It's release notes.

    Version 2.1.7rc 165.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 5.*

    Version 2.1.7rc

    - Fx4-beta: fixed new(*) visual issue (blank space that taked bottom half of webpage space) when option: "Current Web Page title in Status Bar" is active.
    (*) This new issue appeared with Firefox 4b11pre 20010129 (Minefield). (A brand new element was added with id="statusbar-display". Same id was used before in a Fx3's status-bar child element)

    >> See more fixes & features in Release Notes of ver 2.1.6 at main page ...

    Version 2.1.1rc 161.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*

    Version 2.1.1rc

    - Floating Menu Option: on disable state, better compatibility for ´Compact Menu 2´-addon and alike. (Fixed issue #92)
    - More compatibility with HideMenubar-addon. (Fixed issue #70) (still it's floating menubar (z-index:100) prevents clicks over Fx-'Home'-Button)
    (Recommended use of 'Floating Main Menu'-option instead.)
    - Fix: for STANDARD_CAPTION always_present (ie. popups!), prevent *duplicated* Min,Max,Close buttons. (issue #96)

    - Options dialog: NEW OPTION: Define Action for Close Button. (added Close-Tab action!)
    - In Fx3: NEW OPTION for Space-for-OS´s-TASKBAR: Number-of-Pixels for space! (Hopefully this Fixes Issue #68. Please try 1st: setting 3 or 5 pixels when using Windows Taksbar-Autohide)

    - In Fx4: FIXED: In Fullscreen now you can use BOTH Fx-menus! (issue #82)
    . . Fixed also: bug when going fullscreen from un-maximized mode, you couln't activate toolbars by mouse hover.
    . . In un-maximized mode now there is a little extra space above the tabs and upper window-edge (with tabs-on-top).

    - For Theme Creators: Changed SKIN URL in this addon: changed chrome://HideCaption/skin/ to chrome://HideCaptionPlus/skin/

    - *Advanced Users*: There are 2 new 'hidden'(*) preferences flags: (special options not direcly related to HCT+ but found useful)
    . extensions.hide_caption.plus.extra.bookmark_panel_extrawidth - Makes Edit-Bookmark floating panel wider (I'm using it like a micro-notepad now)
    . extensions.hide_caption.plus.extra.fx4_statusbar_appearance - For Fx4b8pre: adds a nice 'statusbar-style' (some shadow) to Addon-Bar.
    (*) These prefs. can be changed by typing in the Fx urlbar "about:config".

    Version 2.0.5rc 161.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b8pre


    Version 2.0.5rc - (in 'Beta Channel')

    - When activating 'Floating Main Menu' option: now you can also disable (uncheck) the menubar and It will remain always hidden. Updated description in Options dialog.

    - Fixed: Using Fx maximized in a secondary monitor, Floating Main Menu & New Firefox-Menu was showing in primary screen.

    - Firefox3: Added 'Native support' for Multiple Monitors (flicker free for 'Never' & 'Smart Popups' modes. Updated description in Options dialog)

    - Firefox 4b8pre - Windows Vista & 7:
    . . Fixed!: there was lost pixels on top edge of maximized window.
    . . Aero-Glass: Window Min,Max&Close system buttons was always seen in top-right corner even without any Titlebar present (and interfering with the stuff located there). This was *Fixed* in Maximized mode (workaround: shadow-box added in those buttons area). In un-maximized mode you should enable the Fx4-Titlebar or set 'Smart-All' mode (enables Standard Titlebar). (All this will be reviewed again around Fx4 final date)
    . . Aero-Glass: fixed transparency of Custom-Titlebar.

    - (Dropped testing in rather old Firefox 3.0.x)

    Pending/known issues:
    - In Aero-Glass & Aero-Snap:
    . . In Firefox 3.6, Aero-Glass & Aero-Snap works only with 'Standard-Titlebar' present. (un-maximized window in 'Smart-All' mode). I'll continue to research if these are possible without Windows' Standard-Titlebar present.

    . . In Firefox 4b8pre however, it would be no problem to make work all these. Glass works in all tests done, may still need some few tweakings. Aero-Snap seems working well with Glassed toolbars/area. (And It will be no problem to make it work wherever makes sense)

    Minor issues in Firefox 4b8pre:
    . . Fx4: Can be solved, awaiting progress from Fx4 beta also: Flickers when de/activating a toolbar by checking it in the toolbar context popup menu. (also after entering print preview option)
    . . Fx4: In never & smart-popups modes: If you press F11 (fullscreen) from restored (un-maximized) position you can't activate the toolbars. (you can maximize first to solve this)

    Version 2.0.3b 156.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0b8pre

    - New Customize toolbar item: a FLEXIBLE Web-Title item.
    - Option Dialog: bigger dialog size.
    - Firefox 4b8pre:
    . . Fx4 titlebar (orange button's) better positioning. It touchs top window edge. Also looks well with PERSONA skins.
    . . FIXED hopefully: Fx4 didn't start maximized.