Puzzle Bars Version History

32 versions

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Version 2.1.17 426.7 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 54.*

- This will be the last update, the add-on will stop working by next November with Firefox 57. See http://fasezero.com/lastnotice.html for more info.
- Updated: fr locale

Version 2.1.16 388.1 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 53.0a1

- Changed: when the add-on is automatically updated, it now shows a less intrusive notification toaster message linking to the release notes; as before, this can still be disabled in the About page in the add-on's preferences
- Updated: es-ES, ru, and zh-TW locales
- Bugfix: compatibility with OmniSidebar, the Lateral Puzzle Bar would interfere with the sidebar docking
- Other minor fixes

Version 2.1.15 385.5 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 52.0a1

- Changed: hide unnecessary Slim Chrome related checkbox in the options page for the Top Puzzle Bar when Beyond Australis add-on is not installed
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tab Groups; groups button would be almost invisible if it was showing the group name instead of the icon
- Bugfix: in small windows, the add-on's preferences page could overflow and lose its scrollbars, where some content would be inaccessible
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tab Mix Plus; setting a shortcut to one reserved (but unused) by Tab Mix Plus's session related features at startup wouldn't work
- Bugfix: small compatibility fixes for Firefox 51
- Bugfix: in a few cases (multi-window + e10s + sometimes) the add-on could fail to fully initialize
- Bugfix: tweak the appearance of badged buttons in a Puzzle Toolbar, so that the badge isn't too outside of the button
- Bugfix: labeled buttons in the Location Bar Puzzle Bar were a little off
- Bugfix: try not to blink the Tab Groups quick access panel when opening it anchored to a button on one of our hidden toolbars
- Bugfix: make sure dimensions of puzzle bars are updated when the tab groups button shows the name of the current group
- Bugfix: style the buttons correctly in the location bar puzzle bar with themes that make it dark
- Bugfix: appearance tweaks for the HTTPS Everywhere button
- General: added MPL license headers to source files
- Other minor fixes

Version 2.1.14 366.2 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 50.*

- Minor update to locales

- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 44 and below, compatibility with Firefox 45 will be maintained for the duration of the ESR 45 life cycle
- Bugfix: (Firefox 48) preferences tab wouldn't work
- Bugfix: (non-e10s) some missing functionality right after updating the add-on until the browser was restarted
- Bugfix: after navigating away from the preferences tab, navigating back (through the back button) wouldn't work
- Bugfix: (Firefox 47) could fail to detect customize mode during startup
- Bugfix: small memory leak when disabling the add-on (thanks to the8472)
- Bugfix: compatibility with Pick & Save Images add-on, its icon would be heavily distorted if placed in the location bar's puzzle bar
- Other minor updates

Version 2.1.12 344.3 KiB Works with Firefox 44.0 - 47.0a1

- Updated: fr locale
- Bugfix: (OSX and Linux) the add-on's preferences would be exported into a file without the ".json" extension that the add-on couldn't immediately recognize afterwards
- General: Added a small section to the add-on's about page to promote my new web series "A dude and his Firefox"; it will be completely out of your way unless you point at the icon at the bottom corner, and you can dismiss it completely by clicking its close button.

Version 2.1.11 300.6 KiB Works with Firefox 44.0 - 47.0a1

- Bugfix: buttons in the lateral toolbar would not span across the whole toolbar width, often being cropped out of the toolbar

Version 2.1.10 300.3 KiB Works with Firefox 44.0 - 47.0a1

- Bugfix: the corner bar's active area slider would reset to the maximum sensitivity when re-opening the preferences tab

Version 2.1.9 300.2 KiB Works with Firefox 44.0 - 47.0a1

- Updated: significant improvement to memory usage, as well as to browser startup time and when opening new tabs
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 43 and below
- Bugfix: default file name when exporting preferences would have the wrong month

Version 2.1.8 296.6 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 - 46.0a1

- New: can use the control key in Mac OSX in the keyboard shortcuts
- New: added support for the following keys in the keyboard shortcuts: ` ´ ~ ^
- Updated: simplified share icons in about page
- Updated: ensure UTF-8 character encoding throughout the code
- Updated: small code cleanup - trim trailing whitespaces
- Bugfix: sometimes toggling the ctrl/alt/shift boxes in a keyboard shortcut wouldn't correctly reflect if the selected key was actually available

Version 290.9 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 - 45.0a1
- Updated: es-ES and ru locales
- Bugfix: toggling Location Bar's Puzzle Bar auto-hide would require a browser restart to take effect
- Bugfix: panels or popups opened from icons in a puzzle bar set to autohide could show some weirdness, like showing only the borders, flashing on screen or even jumping to the top-left edge of the window
- Bugfix: slight performance drop caused by an error in the code
- Bugfix: (Firefox 43) Location Bar's Puzzle Bar auto-hide behavior tweaked to accomodate for the new position of the urlbar's dropmarker; mousing over it will keep the icons shown if they were shown already, so that it doesn't move away with the rest of the icons when you want to click it

Version 2.1.6 289.5 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 - 45.0a1

- Updated: don't use eval in any part of the code; should bring a slight performance enhancement when used together with Tile Tabs add-on
- Updated: minor code cleanup
- Bugfix: the keyboard shortcut dropdown selectors weren't properly populated only with the available keys
- Bugfix: possible fix for slight appearance issue with badge icons

Version 2.1.5 289.6 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 - 44.0a1

- Changed: tweaked the name ever so slightly to Puzzle Bars (was Puzzle Toolbars)
- Removed: code for migrating settings from old versions of the add-on (The Puzzle Piece 1.*)
- Updated: minor improvements to multiline string concatenation code, as suggested by AMO reviewer
- Updated: share icons in the add-on's About pane
- Updated: minor improvements to global add-on and individual toolbar deinitialization speed
- Bugfix: some dynamic menupopups, such as the one opened by NoScript's button, could cause the toolbars to get stuck open when set to autohide
- Bugfix: (Firefox 44) the add-on would fail to start in the latest Nightly builds
- Bugfix: toolbars wouldn't work properly in fullscreen mode
- Other minor fixes and improvements

Version 2.1.4 290.6 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 - 44.0a1

- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 40
- Updated: es-ES locale
- Bugfix: (Firefox 42+) badge icons, such as the Hello! button, would appear distorted in the Location Bar Puzzle Bar
- Other minor improvements

Version 2.1.3 289.8 KiB Works with Firefox 40.0 - 43.0a1

- Changed: the "Show this tab on the next update" checkbox will be highlighted the first time the About pane is shown on an update, to better mark where future notifications can be easily disabled
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 39 and below
- Bugfix: compatibility with latest Nightly build (Firefox 43)
- Bugfix: the helptext panel in the add-on's preferences would sometimes cover the options on small screens or if the sidebar was open
- Other minor fixes and improvements

Version 2.1.2 278.6 KiB Works with Firefox 38.0 - 42.0a1

- Updated: fr locale
- Bugfix: compatibility with OmniSidebar and The Fox, Only Better: the Bookmark This Page button would stop working if one of the add-ons was disabled/updated; this fix requires a browser restart
- Bugfix: (Firefox 41+) toolbars would not react correctly when entering or exiting fullscreen

- New: Undo/Redo/Import/Export/Restore-defaults/Jump-to functions in the preferences
- Changed: re-styled and optimized the help tooltips in the preferences
- Changed: only request the Development Status information when the About pane in the preferences is accessed
- Bugfix: force LTR layout for the preferences tab options, at least until any RTL locales are included
- Bugfix: minor startup improvements
- Bugfix: the preferences, especially the corner active mouse area slider, were very sluggish to change, all should be much smoother now
- Bugfix: lightweight themes (personas) were not being applied to the corner puzzle toolbar

Version 2.1 264.3 KiB Works with Firefox 38.0 - 41.0a1

- New: brand new preferences tab with a new "About" pane (previously the "Release Notes" tab)
- New: zh-TW locale
- Changed: the active development process for the add-on is undergoing a few changes, check out the information and links in the "About" pane for more details
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 37 and below
- Bugfix: downloads indicator could not reflect the actual status of current downloads
- Bugfix: compatibility with latest version of OmniSidebar add-on
- Bugfix: don't load the puzzle toolbars in popup windows where they're not supposed to exist
- Bugfix: when placing the bookmarks toolbar in any of the puzzle toolbars, it could fail to initialize properly when starting up the browser

- Bugfix: compatibility with latest version of The Fox, Only Better add-on

- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 35 and below
- Bugfix: autohiding the lateral puzzle bar in fullscreen could not work with OmniSidebar installed
- Bugfix: some toolbar icons were distorted in the location bar puzzle bar in the latest Nightly (Firefox 40)
- Updated: reorganized code and did some cleanup

Version 283.3 KiB Works with Firefox 34.0 - 39.*

- Changed: Release Notes tab URI defaults to about:puzzlebars instead of chrome://..., which is now fully functional in multiprocess firefox (e10s)
- Bugfix: the Release Notes link in the preferences dialog would sometimes fail to work
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tree Style Tab's autohide tabs toolbar feature, corner puzzle toolbar would not be properly positioned

Version 283.2 KiB Works with Firefox 34.0 - 38.0a1

- Bugfix: Stylish button would be a few pixels too wide for its icon when placed in the Location Bar Puzzle Bar
- Bugfix: Show Anchors 2 button (and possibly others) could not have the hover style applied when hovered

Version 282.7 KiB Works with Firefox 34.0 - 38.0a1

- Bugfix: appearance fixes for LastPass's toolbar button
- Bugfix: the corner bar's puzzle piece would occlude the bottom toolbar when set to autohide

Version 282.1 KiB Works with Firefox 34.0 - 38.0a1

- Updated: ru locale
- Removed: compatibility fixes for FoxyProxy Standard and FoxyProxy Basic add-ons introduced in the last update, they're no longed needed since their latest versions are already fully compatible
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tree Style Tab add-on, toggling the lateral bar would leave the vertical tabs wrongly positioned

Version 282.5 KiB Works with Firefox 34.0 - 37.0a1

- Bugfix: typo in fr locale

- New: re-added zh-CN locale (thanks YFdyh000!)
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 33 and below
- Bugfix: prevent some visual glitches during startup
- Bugfix: location bar puzzle bar wouldn't appear in Customize Mode sometimes
- Bugfix: improved compatibility with my other add-ons, if you use any of them make sure they are also updated and restart your browser afterwards
- Bugfix: compatibility with Quick Java add-on, it's icons would be misproportioned when placed in any puzzle toolbar
- Bugfix: if more than one window is open, toggling a toolbar in one window wouldn't correctly update its puzzle piece in other windows
- Bugfix: toolbars wouldn't be properly sized/positioned when resizing the window in e10s
- Bugfix: compatibility with OmniSidebar, the lateral puzzle bar should work in perfect harmony with the sidebar in all modes
- Bugfix: fixed several issues when placing the Bookmarks Toolbar Items in any of the puzzle toolbars
- Bugfix: Hello button in location bar puzzle bar was squished (probably other badge-type widgets as well)
- Bugfix: compatibility with FoxyProxy Standard and FoxyProxy Basic add-ons, their toolbar icons wouldn't change state after a restart when placed in a puzzle toolbar
- Other minor improvements

Version 2.1-signed 273.9 KiB Works with Firefox 32.0 - 36.0a1

- New: Name! 'The Puzzle Piece' changed to 'Puzzle Toolbars'
- New: can enable all different toolbar methods simultaneously
- New: open the release notes tab when the add-on updates
- New: support < (less than) and > (greater than) characters in the keyboard shortcut
- New: the puzzle bar in the location bar can optionally automatically hide only when the cursor is in the location bar
- New: added version information to the top of the window DOM tree, for better compatibility with themes
- New: corner toolbar can be extended to cover all the available window width
- New: bottom toolbar now has its own overflow panel
- New: lateral (vertical) and top toolbars
- New: the area in the corner reactive to the mouse to show the toolbar can be customized (larger area = easier to show the toolbar when it's autohiding)
- Changed: improved display and handling of toolbar separators
- Changed: status bar is now movable; to use it just drag it from the customize dialog into any toolbar
- Changed: puzzle piece icon in corner toolbar also shrinks when not hovered, just like the others
- Changed: when using dark themes (personas), the buttons hover effects are now white-ish for a better contrast
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 31 and below
- Removed: ability to use flexible spaces in the menu panel
- Removed: no longer migrate the items from the navigation bar (old add-on bar) and from Classic Theme Restorer's add-on bar to ours, as it no longer makes sense to do it
- Removed: zh-CN locale, at least temporarily, it was too severely outdated to be usable in the new version
- Bugfix: allow using separators and spacers in the menu panel
- Bugfix: e10s compatibility
- Bugfix: enhanced compatibility with my other add-ons
- Bugfix: enhanced compatibility with other add-ons that also have a "restore status bar" feature when ours is disabled (may require a browser restart)
- Bugfix: corner puzzle bar wouldn't be properly styled when previewing themes (personas)
- Bugfix: buttons would be shown outside of the toolbar in customize mode
- Bugfix: add-on could sometimes not deinitialize properly
- Bugfix: enhanced compatibility with Classic Theme Restorer add-on
- Bugfix: opening the toolbar in the location bar would happen immediately sometimes, without the transition animation
- Bugfix: in Firefox 34 and above, the toolbars opened/closed state wouldn't be remembered between sessions
- Bugfix: bookmarks star button would not initialize properly on startup in any puzzle toolbar
- Bugfix: some menus and panels, like the bookmarked item panel, would not force the toolbars to stay visible if autohide was enabled
- Bugfix: compatibility with CookieSafe add-on, its button would appear distored in any puzzle toolbar
- Bugfix: toolbars should hide when in fullscreen and the native firefox option "Hide Toolbars" is enabled (Windows and Linux)
- Bugfix: compatibility with Hide Caption Titlebar Plus add-on, mousing over its movable tab title elements would not keep the toolbars visible when autohiding was enabled
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tab Mix Plus tabs on bottom feature, the bottom puzzle piece would be inaccessible
- Updated: code clean-up
- Many other minor fixes and improvements

Version 173.7 KiB Works with Firefox 8.0 - 33.*

- Bugfix: sometimes switching between tabs with the find bar open, the add-on bar would be left floating in mid air

- New: es-ES and ru locales
- Bugfix: clicking "Restore defaults" in customize mode shouldn't collapse the add-on bar (much less leave a Puzzle Piece hanging alone in the corner)
- Bugfix: some buttons appear too wide in the location bar (SDK add-ons and Tab Utilities)
- Bugfix: all the buttons in the add-on bar in the corner should be properly aligned and the same height (whenever possible)
- Bugfix: zoom control wouldn't show current zoom level text
- Bugfix: tweaked slightly the search bar in the add-on bar so it fits there better
- Many appearance tweaks for buttons in the add-on bar

Version 168.5 KiB Works with Firefox 8.0 - 32.0a1

- Bugfix: get rid of some annoying (but harmless) messages in the console
- Bugfix: compatibility with the latest versions of the Classic Theme Restorer add-on

- Bugfix: compatibility with Clickless Menu add-on, and possibly others: TPP failed to initialize and the customization area would be empty

- Bugfix: compatibility with Location Bar Enhancer add-on together with positioning the add-on bar in the location bar; this isn't perfect but it's the best I could do from my side
- Bugfix: tweaked styling of buttons with dropmarkers a bit when add-on bar is moved to the location bar
- Bugfix: some changes to the add-on bar (dynamic showing/hiding of buttons) would not update its width when it was moved to the location bar
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tile Tabs: if setting add-on bar keyboard shortcut to the same shortcut as one of the TT's function keys, the add-on bar shortcut wouldn't work after a restart
- Bugfix: the Puzzle Piece icon in the corner would be clipped too quickly if the add-on bar was closed and autohide was enabled
- Another minor code clean-up

Version 166.4 KiB Works with Firefox 8.0 - 31.0a1

- Important note! If you're updating from a previous version, you may have to restart your browser for the update to fully take effect.

- Bugfix: (Australis) should no longer close the customize dialog by itself every now and then
- Bugfix: (Australis) better handling when entering/exiting customize mode
- Bugfix: (Australis) customize context menu entries shouldn't be enabled when right clicking the PanelUI button or the overflow button

- Bugfix: (Australis) customize context menu entries in the menu panel would sometimes be wrongly disabled
- Bugfix: (Australis) the add-on bar shouldn't hide automatically if a panel from a widget in it is open
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tree Style Tab add-on
- Bugfix: placing the downloads indicator in the add-on bar in the corner would not show it correctly
- Bugfix: the add-on bar would auto-hide when opening the downloads panel from it
- Bugfix: (Australis) zombie compartment would remain after disabling the add-on
- Bugfix: add-on could fail to (re)load after disabling/updating one of my other add-ons
- Bugfix: when placed in the corner, the puzzle piece icon could hide faster than the add-on bar sometimes
- Bugfix: sometimes when starting firefox, the add-on bar would get stuck open if it was set to auto-hide (if this still happens to anyone please let me know!)

- Changed: can also hide the Puzzle Piece toggle button in the location bar (won't automatically hide in this case)

- New: (Australis) customize context menu entries to add and remove widgets to and from the add-on bar
- New: can hide the Puzzle Piece toggle button from the add-on bar
- Changed: when the add-on bar is placed on the bottom, the Puzzle Piece icon shrinks, so it doesn't cover any webpage content
- Changed: (Australis) support lightweight themes (personas) when the add-on bar is in the corner
- Bugfix: the green puzzle piece icon would sometimes cover the add-on bar's content
- Bugfix: (Australis) not working when opening a new window
- Bugfix: (Australis) toolbar separators were not appearing in the menu panel in the latest builds
- Bugfix: (Australis) toolbar spacers and separators were not appearing in the nav-bar's overflow panel in the latest builds
- Bugfix: (Australis) all widgets in the customize palette were distorted
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tile Tabs add-on: status text would be shown behind the add-on bar when placed in the corner
- Bugfix: (Australis) the latest builds displays the separators and flexible spaces incorrectly in the menu panel while customizing
- Bugfix: (Australis) after restarting from safe mode to a normal session, you would lose the customization state of the add-on bar
- Bugfix: (Australis) fixed add-on bar color in Windows 8 when in the color (and probably better integration with some themes as well)
- Bugfix: (Australis) status bar would fail to appear in new windows or would disappear from previous windows when opening new windows
- Bugfix: (Australis) sometimes the add-on bar, when positioned in the corner, would not be placed correctly after exiting customize mode
- Bugfix: (Australis) positioning the add-on bar in the location bar and doing "Remove from Toolbar" on any of its widgets would leave empty spaces
- Bugfix: when the add-on bar was placed in the location bar, it would be hidden instantaneously when toggling its placement or when exiting customize mode
- Bugfix: the toolbar context menu would stutter a moment when opening sometimes
- Updated zh-CN locale
- Other minor appearance tweaks
- Addressed a comment from the last version's AMO review

Version 156.4 KiB Works with Firefox 8.0 - 30.0a1

- Bugfix: sometimes the green puzzle piece icon would appear behind the add-on bar when it was in the corner of the screen
- Bugfix: (Australis) toggling the add-on bar while in customize mode would make the puzzle piece get stuck
- Bugfix: compatibility with S3. Download Statusbar add-on: place the add-on bar correctly when moving the S3 bar
- Bugfix: compatibility with Stratiform add-on

- Bugfix: (Australis) compatibility with latest Classic Theme Restorer add-on:
-- double separators/spacers/springs in customization palette
-- automatically migrate widgets added to CTR's add-on bar to TPP's add-on bar
-- compatibility with CTR's new "Restore status bar" feature

- Bugfix: (Australis) compatibility with latest Nightly and Aurora builds:
-- failing to uninitialize properly
-- special icons in the palette wrongly displayed
-- place the add-on bar together with the rest of the UI when in customizing

- Other minor appearance tweaks

Version 154.1 KiB Works with Firefox 8.0 - 29.0a1

- Bugfix: minor appearance fixes for latest Nightly

- New: restore the add-on bar in the new Australis theme!
-- it should automatically restore most of the current items in your add-on bar when you update your firefox
-- fully compatible with the Classic Theme Restorer add-on
-- restore the separator/space/flexible space items in the customization dialog
-- option to restore the status bar into the add-on bar as well

- New: add version information to about tab in the preferences dialog
- Bugfix: the link in the About tab (in TPP's preferences) to the AMO page would not be built correctly sometimes
- Other minor fixes and improvements

Version 135.7 KiB Works with Firefox 8.0 - 26.*

- Bugfix: installing the add-on could fail the first try
- Bugfix: disabling the add-on could fail causing memory issues
- Minor appearance tweaks

Version 1.1.1-signed 135.7 KiB Works with Firefox 8.0 - 25.0a1

- New: fr locale
- Compatibility with Firefox 25: findbar would be behind the add-on bar
- Rewrote preferences dialog
- Bugfix: add-on bar shouldn't be visible when content is shown fullscreen
- Bugfix: when autohiding, the puzzle piece could get stuck in the corner when disabling or updating another of my add-ons
- Bugfix: on Max OS, disabling the add-on would cause the add-on bar to disappear
- Bugfix: add-on bar and find bar borders had a wrong color

Version 128.4 KiB Works with Firefox 8.0 - 23.*

- New: sv-SE locale
- Replaced some old deprecated methods with new ones