Meet the Image Toolbar Developer

Ben Basson

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Why was Image Toolbar created?

Image Toolbar was written to fulfil a request from a forum user at MozillaZine who wanted to switch to Firefox from Internet Explorer, but didn't want to lose the Image Toolbar functionality. I sympathised with this need, and had seen the request a few times before, so I decided to help out.

After a few years, various enhancements and a rewrite, Image Toolbar remains one of my most popular extensions, and is the most functionally rich that I have written.

If you think this add-on is useful, please donate the price of a coffee / beer to say thanks! I really appreciate all donations as I do all of this work in my spare time.

What's next for Image Toolbar

Future enhancements I'd like to make to Image Toolbar include:

1) View Image (view the image on its own)
2) Zoom in / zoom out
3) Add tooltips to the buttons
4) Allow users to choose which corner the toolbar appears in.

I'm sure there are plenty of others on my list that I haven't mentioned, there's always a lot I'd like to do with this extension. I'm happy to discuss feature ideas and enhancements, and will gratefully look at any source code contributions.

Looming on the horizon is a full Image Toolbar rewrite when Firefox desupports XUL (the framework in which most of Firefox's UI has been produced, and the majority of its add-ons). Your donations will help to make this happen.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Ben Basson
Location London
Occupation Lead Developer, Fivium
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 6 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is Ben Basson?

Since 2004, I've been writing Firefox extensions as hobby projects to solve feature gaps or problems that I've had with the browser, and I hope to continue doing so in my spare time for the foreseeable future.

Professionally, I'm a Lead Developer working for Fivium in London, using Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, XML and web-tier technologies.