I tried to use this with (and without TreeStyleTabs) so I can get the bookmarks alongside with my left sidebar where my tabs are located and could somehow manage to make it work for a few hours before it glitched out and disappeared completely as an IFRAME. (only the window option worked but since it's ugly and impractical, I didn't use it)
When it "worked" it would usually be very glitchy on youtube and cover the left part of the video (unless in fullscreen. )
Some sites wouldn't show the IFRAME at all for some reason.
It would also hog resources and eventually freeze FF to a point I had to restart it.
Also, the support of drag and drop tabs to the bookmark IFRAME would be great.
EDIT 1 : Found out what it was : The "hide left bar" option is glitchy and doesn't show a way to restore it. you have to click on an extremely small and invisible part of the left of the native sidebar for it to show (I had to minimize it so youtube showed properly)
EDIT 2 : I also found out that many other websites are getting messed up by this add-on, wether or not you use an I-frame it seems those sites (battle.net, for instance) shrinks the page so it can put an I-frame even if it's set to disabled, wasting a lot of useful screen space in the process.
Overall, it's a step in the right direction, but the many bugs make it hardly usable for me.
I just wish FF had a way to display 2 sidebars at the same time natively.
I used All-In-One Sidebar before migrate to Firefox 59+.
Sidebar+ as replacement is very good.
Only One Wish: can I have left sidebar open by click on left border (as it is in All-In-One Sidebar)?
Just not click on icon.
> can I have left sidebar open by click on left border
It is only possible for iframe sidebar if you check "Open and close sidebar manually" option in "Misc" and toggle width button inside sidebar to "thin".
For a native sidebar this technically impossible so use hotkey "F8" instead.
Great idea - needs a little UI improvement (font, styling etc) but great
restores a lot of what I loved about AIOS. five stars if I can add toolbar buttons
Great Add-In with flexible settings. Zluca, you're the best!
I noticed that you've implemented my idea. Thanks for that.
Have you noticed that the line on the side starts off as per usual and only after clicking it once it disappears?
Nice addon but I'd like to see favicons when viewing bookmarks and the iframes feature is great but it only shows in the tab you opened it in!!! It should stay visible in ALL tabs.
EDIT: reply to Dev. I got your message and reinstalled and it works now :) thanks
> iframes feature is great but it only shows in the tab you opened it in!!! It should stay visible in ALL tabs.
It should be visible in all tabs, except system ones, they are protected from extensions. You are second one who report this, but i still have no idea how to reproduce this.
> but I'd like to see favicons when viewing bookmarks
Favicons appears once you visit page in this domain. So it takes time before Sidebar+ collecting all of them.
So far, I've been quite impressed. It's a nice integration of several one-off sidebar utilities.
Before the big design change, I was a big fan of the All-In-One Sidebar, which is no longer maintained. But Sidebar+, while different, is a very nice replacement for a lot of that.
I'd love it if Google Bookmarks were integrated, but that's just being greedy :-).
The only bug that I've found, or maybe it's some configuration issue on my side, is the Archives in the Pocket tab. Despite deleting articles from the Archives section in Pocket, they remain cached in the Sidebar+ archive. Is there any way to clear them out?
Update: I'm an idiot. It's the rightmost "X" icon deletes it. I'm just surprised that deleting the archives in Pocket and resyncing doesn't delete them (the way it does with Articles). Is that something to do the Pocket API, perhaps?
Anyway, nice plugin. Keep up the good work.
Thx for such a detailed report. I can confirm that syncing with Pocket only add new items, but never delete. And it's my fault not API. =) Fix will be later.
First, thanks for your hard work.
Very nice, keep it on...Can't wait for next version ;)
Great to have replacement for allinone sidebar BUT why does it disappear when a new tab is opened? You have to keep going back to the original tab to activate, sort of makes the whole thing pointless.
This should not be. Give me more info. What sidebar type you use (native, iframe or window) ?
Это не боковая панель, а тупо породия.
It works fine. This is the best option for me since all-in-one side bar no longer works.
Please put an option to hide and show the sidebar with an click on the edge .
Oh I found it, works fine. Thanks.
> Please put an option to hide and show the sidebar with an click on the edge or on the icon.
This option already exist, but only for iframe generated sidebars and only for opening. Look into "options>misc".
For a native sidebar there should be a shortcut in the next version of extension.
Nice addon BUT ...
Please, add a shortcut like F4 to open/close sidebar+
For your info, many addons already use a shortcut this way : either a combination such as CTRL + ... OR "F1" (see TreeStyleTab) or "F2" (see TreeTabs) and so on. So your comment of 2 months ago ...
As such, without an easy shortcut, it is cosmetically nice, but there is not a real value added to the native tools !!!
Oh, and the "window mode" does not remember its placement + size ... (Firefox 58.0.2)
Shortcut already works in developer version. I plan to release it in two weeks or so.
> the "window mode" does not remember its placement + size
I will have to look what can be done with this.
sidebar auto hide please
Auto hide only works for Iframe sidebars. Blame Mozilla for this.
Awesome. This is exactly what I was looking for. Auto hide sidebar, RSS sidebar, exactly the things I needed. Just awesome.
终于找到类似 All-In-One Sidebar 的扩展了！
Excelente, una funcion que nunca debio quitarse retornando a firefox
It seems good, but I do not see any keyboard shortcut for opening/closing it like with regular side bars. It would be nice if that was added to either the add-on or the add-on's description.
> but I do not see any keyboard shortcut
According to this:
Shortcuts not supported yet. This is nothing i can do until guys from Mozilla finish SidebarAction API.
Amazing, just need an address for the start page. Any tweaks and improvements im sure will look beautiful once this developer is done! Start page size options for background images is what I need. Beautiful add on, works almost like the previous biggest sidebar add on's for Firefox. Omnisidebar and All in one sidebar.
> size options for background images is what I need
Ok. Watch for a new releases. =)
Good! But need auto hide option.
Auto hide only works for Iframe sidebars. Blame Mozilla for this.
Which service will be next? You can chose between 'Installed add-ons' and 'Google Drive' ;)
Unfortunately Mozilla doesn't provide such an API.
> Google Drive
This possible. But i'm not promising anything. =)
UPDATE3: December 19th (as a comment to the developer):
I was trying to play some more with the add-on but at a point it won't show anything. When I choose FF "show sidebars", I clicked sidebar+ from the list but it will show nothing. The window is empty, no icons - nothing.
I closed FF and re-opened it and now I can also see the "options" button which wasn't there till now under addons manager.
I can now see the various options like "services", "warnings", "themes" etc. and could set a bigger font (in my case, 42) and now both icons and texts appear fine.
For sure something went wrong and maybe there is a need to check that.
Also, it should be checked that error/confirmation messages will also adapt to the screen DPI e.g when I used "tabs > group tabs by domain" and then clicked the X to close all tabs under that domain, the confirmation text was also a bit small.
In addition, can sidebar+ show bookmarks in the original tree structure just like FF does it with all folders etc. (CTRL+B) ?
Thank you for all replies.
UPDATE2: December 19th (as a comment to the developer):
FF 57.0.2 (64bit), Windows 10
UPDATE1: December 19th (as a comment to the developer):
Well, I did try to look for "settings" or "options" or something similar but there is nothing like that for that add-on.
I looked in the add-on manager and there are only two buttons: "disable" and "remove".
When I click "more" next to the add-on name there is also nothing.
In the sidebar itself there is also no "options" or "settings" or similar..
The built-in FF sidebar categories (bookmarks, history etc.) look OK but the Sidebar+ categories are all tiny. I am using a 4K TV but the text is completely unreadable.
The add-on should use the same fonts used for the built-in categories or at least allow to customize the view.
Also, with other sidebars add-on not compatible with FF 57 anymore (omni sidebar, all-in-one sidebar) it was possible to also access the addons, extensions and others. Will it be possible to do this also with this addon ?
> customize the view.
You don't even try to open "Options", did you? Font size can be changed.
> Will it be possible
Nope. New API doesn't provide such a functionality.
> I looked in the add-on manager and there are only two buttons: "disable" and "remove".
This is very strange. Can you tell me please what version of Firefox do you use and what OS?
> FF 57.0.2 (64bit), Windows 10
Interesting. Perhaps i should make some investigation about Windows version of Firefox. But anyway there is a link to an "Options" page inside Sidebar+ popup. It should open when you click icon at navbar.
> show bookmarks in the original tree structure
Yep. It should be tree structure until you reach the limit of bookmarks (which is 999 by default, and can be changed in Options). You are not first who ask this so I will raise this limit in next versions. =)
This looks promising. I realize that this is a work in progress, and I thank you for your efforts. A couple of feature requests:
1) Please allow import and export of RSS feeds as an OPML file.
2) Please allow folders in the RSS panel, for arranging the feeds. It would be great if this also worked in Import and export.
Challenge accepted. =)
OMG this extension is so powerful，I like it sooooooooooo much！