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1. The contents of the link files (.url, .webloc, .desktop) are now stored as parameters and can be adopted through the options. The text for each file contains two tokens that are replaced by the title and link when a file is actually created. The reason was, that some users wanted to use e.g a different icon on UNIX. The user may also create a completely customized type of link file and use that.
2. regardless of the OS the user has now the choice to create what type of file is desired. So on UNIX the user may create a Windows file. Again that was, what some users requested.
3. The user can create aliases for the directory, that are displayed in the menu instead of possible long directory names. Again a user request.
the changes relate to the suggested file name for url link files
Apart from the fixes the changes are meant to bring the suggested filename in line with the "drag link from address bar behavior" in standard firefox functionality
1. fix for an issues on OS Mac in relation to the handling of character "&"
(the character is removed because the webloc file is XML, could have replaced by & but didn't)
2. character "\" was not properly replaced in the regular expression
3. "." character does not need to be replaced
4. the replacement character is now emptry instead of "_"
difficulties with new Firefox versions.
* Added a Greek version.
* Update for Firefox 4
1. It has been tested under more UNIX derivats and file permissions have been changed accordingly. Many thanks to R. Roenn for testing and input.
2. The resulting url(Windows) and desktop(UNIX) file now contain entries for both Operating Systems. The additional entries do not interfere with the normal functioning but they allow that the files may be used interchangebly by renaming them.
This allows URL collections to be used interchangebly between windows and UNIX, if one is prepared to rename.
On UNIX systems it creates a file with extension .desktop, for example
This scenario has been tested on Ubuntu with kind help of Ofir Aviram.
On Mac systems it creates a webloc file with extension .webloc
I have also removed the character '.' from the file name, because there is a problem on Windows
when the file name containes a '.', for example
"WEBLOC File Extension - Open .WEBLOC files.url"
this is then converted to
"WEBLOC File Extension - Open _WEBLOC files.url
April 25, 2010
Please contact me, if you want and are ready to do a translation,
which doesn't take much time. I have done it now once
and it works quite well. So far there is en-US,de-DE,fr-FR, he-IL.
"Erreur : uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIStringBundle.GetStringFromName]" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: XStringBundle :: getString :: line 17" data: no]"
which lead to a failure to open the file save dialog.
On the internet I noticed, that a lot of other Add-Ons run into that same problem.
This problem is now solved with this version
So it is a additional option you have. Say for example you are looking at some Google results.
It would now be possible to save a link to one of the results directly without opening that result.
This was a suggestion by Mel P (05.11.2009 ).
I think that might be useful.
So if you select nothing, you save a link to the current page, if an the other hand you right click on a hyperlink, you will save a link to the page that the hyperlink is pointing at and it is that page, that will be opened if you click of the url file.
You can also tell what option you have chosen by looking at the open dialog title.