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Nice add-on but I didn't like the default keybindings. Alt-2 switched to the second tab whereas I wanted to enter a @ in a email-field of a form.
I'd prefer if add-ons do not add this kind of keyboard shortcuts, and in this case especially an add-on that do not explicitly handle tabbing. It took a while to find out what intercepted my keypresses.
Apart from this obvious doofus behavoiur it is a nice add-on.
Fast Dial is better!
Spectacular! A absolute must have for anyone with a list of visit everyday sites.
I am amending my previous glowing review for an update:
I absolutely LOVE this addon, everything about it is just what I need...and the way it lets you have multiple pages of groups arranged is just brilliant for someone who uses the net so often and visits a million and one sites a day. however!
Lately I noticed that, in my windows XP, whenever I loaded up FF (version 3.0x) the 'working in the background' icon that you usually see for a second or so when starting a large application or something, was startiung to show up all the time when firefox was running.
I went through a long process of elimination to discover what exactly was causing this 'working in the background' icon to be there and so I started a fresh profile in FF and one by one, added my addons, then removed them if they didn't show the same symptom.
As soon as speed dial was added...you guessed it: The problem was there right away.
And sure enough, in my usual FF profile, if I disable speed dial in addons prefs then on restarting the problem is no longer there.
I do not have to have the speed dial page opened for this to happen either. I think that speed dial is refreshing its pages, images in the background. There is the occasional error in the error console but, nothing of consequence. Seems to me the addon is just being a bit to busy in the background and, as such, is causing this highly irritating behaviour. apart from the irritation of never really seeing the default cursor/pointer when I am in firefox, it also seems to have a progressive slow-down effect, making FF sluggish eventually.
If the addon is disabled, everything is fine and dandy.
I have disabled every thumbnail in the addons page, so that every shortcut I made is loading an image locally, from my hard drive, instead of speed dial ever having to go visit the sites itself. I thought this would stop the problem but no change.
PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS and maybe you can work it out my author cos' for the moment I am going to consider trying another addon like yours. I will admit right now though - yours is by FAR the best one in its class so please see if you can at least make it an optional thing, to let speed dial actually work in the background (I reckon it is visiting the sites for some reason when it is started as I seen the odd error in the error console for a site I wasnt visiting at the time and yet it was a site I have as a shortcut in spee dial - so that tells me speed dial is for some reason checking the sites in the shortcuts?)
Anyway I wil live in hope that you can maybe give us an option to disable all dynamic, updating behaviour for the thumbnails/shortcuts. that would do it!
Go on this way, dudes !
My copy (0.7.1) have problem with loading previews - for one site creates preview, for the other ones no. Website in FF can be loaded, but in SD I see only white space...
Pour moi la meilleure extension de ce type, grâce à la modularité de cette dernière.
POS. Why call it the same as Opera when it's not? Doesn't even work or at least there are no instructions on how to get it to work. Like Opera, there should be a blank page and then you enter the URL and that becomes the speed dial.
Maybe that's why someone created Fast Dial for Firefox?
Fabulous add-on! I really liked the 'open in sidebar' option -- very useful. 5 Stars!!
This extension is really awesome. It has very useful and plenty options.
Since Firefox 3.0 has intelligent bookmarks like "most recent visited tagged bookmarks" (don't know if that is the exact name since I use a German Firefox) it would be really really neat if I could use this as a group for the extension.
Thanks for adding the *organise group* option!
Can you make it possible to export as HTML or as URL's?
Make the speed-dial folder part of the FireFox bookmark hierarchy.
Reason: to make it possible to export to a web-base bookmark service.
Actually!! Would be awsome to have a SPEEDDIAL WEB SERVICE or an EXPORT to one of them!
But I too am having problems with the rendering of thumbnails (mostly images). In previous versions, the thumbnails would also 'obey' my stylish add-on so i would get google in blue (since that's how it appears when i go there). That is missing now.
I love this add-on! This along with NewsFox have allowed me to hide the Bookmarks Toolbar because all my RSS and main links are nicely tucked away, but still easily accessible. Speed Dial especially has allowed me to reclaim screen real estate, and I don't have to go clicking through the Bookmarks menu. I love all the options for changing things, too.
Works, but if you've got TabMixPlus (see above for the fix) it's largely redundant. I suppose if I had a massive amount of desktop real estate at my disposal it'd be a lot more useful, but I just can't see what's going on. It's a bit like having four mobile phone screens on your screen that you can use together at the same time. I can possibly see it being useful for copying and pasting content between a web page and a forum thread, for example.
Really great addon. Exactly as I like it: Highly customizable and highly flexible.
I'm coming from Opera, so I'm used to quite a good but not customizable Speed Dial and this is just what my heart needed to make me love Firefox.
Lovely add-on. Does what it says on the tin and doesn't have some issues that Fast Dial 1.90 has on Mac (FF3.0) at least (slow, adverts spill out onto different tabs - have anyone else exerienced this?)
Had several thumbnails that wouldnt render. Common ones like Amazon, Gmail, etc. Fast Dial renders them all, works like it should. This one averages 5 star, Fast Dial 4 star. Go figure!!
i have a problem with the latest tmp build and the addon speed dial, both together activated only tmp works, speed dial dont.
when i deactivate tmp speed dial works fine
for this case ,i choose other addion named fast
dial ,and give up speed dial
Thank you for this extension. Since I use both Opera and Firefox, this was a feature I always wanted to have Firefox too. I tried it some time ago but it didn't live up to my expectations back then. Now it works like a charm!
There are no problems with any other extension so far. Keep up the good work!
I think this is the best add-on for Firefox. Very useful and quick. Better than the one for IE. I would definitely recommend it!
Is it possible to add single key support for the main speed dial page? e.g. when you are on the main speed dial page you can press just 1 for the first dial, 2 for the second, etc. I know you can do this with the ctl and alt keys but when the main screen has focus it makes sense to just press the number associated with the page/dial. Thanks!
xatsmann - I had the same problem, and I think its because I'm using tabmixplus. If you are too then try this:
Open TabMixPlus options, Go to the "Events" section and the "Tab Opening" tab. In the "Load on new tabs" dropdown select "User Location" and in the location box put "chrome://speeddial/content". New tabs now have the speed dial in them.
Made a mistake in my last comment! The only way to get it to work is to set the home page as (chrome://speeddial/content/speeddial.xul) as the use current duplicates your previous tab, your previous tab may not be `speed dial` and something else.
Just loaded it again now that it is compatible with Firefox 3. The add-on conflicts a bit with `Tab Mix Plus` which I can`t live without. The speed dial will open in a new fresh browser tab, but open others and you will only get a blank page. I have found a way around this; either set the home page of `Tab Mix Plus` to (chrome://speeddial/content/speeddial.xul) or better yet, have the speed dial page visible and set home page in `tab mix plus` as `load new tabs in current page`, then all is well :)
In theory, this is a nice extension. In practice, it periodically changes the focus. For example, if I have one FF3 window open, and I select Tools/Add-ons, after a few seconds, it switches focus back to the main FF window. When I disable the extension, this behavior goes away, and when I re-enable the extension, the focus-switching returns.
I'm guessing this happens when the extension goes to copy the current FF window content, so that it can show the preview in the speed-dial window. I'm also guessing that it doesn't do this for everyone, so it may be that it doesn't play well with one of my other extensions.