Stay-Open Menu Version History

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Version 3.0.2 34.5 KiB Works with Firefox 29.0 - 56.*

* Add support for keeping menu open when Ctrl-clicking item in 'Recently Bookmarked' section (Fx 49+)
* Remove bit of obsolete code for no longer supported Plain Old Favorites extension

Version 3.0.1 29.9 KiB Works with Firefox 29.0 - 48.*

* [Compatibility fix for Fx44+] Menu closing inappropriately as mouse moves between menu and submenu when (non-default) Autoclosing option is enabled with its distance option at the default of zero.
* Fixed: Alt-Enter broken when used directly from the location bar (rather than from the location bar dropdown) if browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete is set to false or on older Firefox versions which do not support unifiedcomplete.
* Fixed: Middle-click does not keep menu open on History Menu (menu bar)
* Restore support for keeping menu open for 'Recently closed tabs' on menu bar
* Fixed various shutdown code (run when disabling this extension) issues
* Fixed - compatibility with Add Bookmark Here 2 extension's option to alter middle-click on folder action
* Updated translation for es locale (thanks to strel)
* Updated translation for el locale (thanks to George Malamas)
* Add BlackJack to fr translators (for update)
* Changed extension's icon

Version 3.0 25.6 KiB Works with Firefox 29.0 - 44.*

Changes since 2.2.1:
* No longer requires restart to install/uninstall. (If you have a 2.x or older version installed and enabled, a restart will be required to uninstall that previous version.)
* Ctrl-Enter now also keeps menu open (Alt-Enter on Location Bar)
* Enabling/disabling middle-click option no longer requires restarting Firefox
* Default support for some menus added by other extensions
* Added option to keep menu open after clicking "Open in a New Tab"
* Support keeping the menu open for History items in the new Panel UI (Hamburger) button of Firefox29+ (Australis)
* Keep menu open when clicking to enable/disable userstyles via 'Stylish' extension's toolbar button (Requires 'Any other supported menus' option enabled)
* Fixed: Ctrl-clicking folder should not keep menu open with Ctrl-click Option disabled (long-standing bug)
* Fixed: Smart Location Bar option should respect TMP inversefocusOther pref when middle/ctrl clicking location bar dropdown items
* Remove ms delay for autoclosing option; replaced with optional margin of error (in pix) to accommodate accidental mouse drift off menu
* Add bits to install.rdf to declare compatibility with Process Separation (aka e10s)
* Drop support for Firefox versions prior to 29
* Drop support for TMP pref and ContextSearch pref (Use the 'Any other supported menus' option instead, which enables both, plus more)
* Drop support for History Button add-on (Use history button from new panelUI instead)
* Drop support for keeping menu open for 'recently closed tabs' on menubar (Use History widget from panelUI instead)
* Drop support for Boox add-on's context menus
* Change method of keeping menu open (avoids 'Access to the Function property is deprecated' AMO validator warning, etc.)
* Remove use of deprecated FUEL API
* Added locales: el (George Malamas), es (strel)- Thanks to new translators!
* Updated locales: fr, it, nl, tr, zh-CN - Thanks to Babelzilla and translators!

Version 22.9 KiB Works with Firefox 13.0 - 42.*

* Restore Compatibility with Firefox versions 13-19

Version 2.2.1-signed 22.9 KiB Works with Firefox 20.0 - 26.0a2

* Improved compatibility with other Extensions (Substitute other code for binding - Thanks to Quicksaver for the excellent detailed suggestion!)
* Fixed: After Ctrl-clicking an item in the location bar dropdown, navigating to another item via cursor keys (while menu is still open) then pressing ENTER fails to open url
* Added new locale: <it> (Thanks to 'Underpass' & Babelzilla)
* Updated locales for <fr>, <pt-br>, <de> (Thanks to Babelzilla and translators)

Version 2.1.1-signed 23.5 KiB Works with Firefox 13.0 - 24.*

* Added: Enable stay-open behavior on 'Favorites' menu added by PlainOldFavorites extension
* Added: Workaround for incompatibility with Context Bookmarks extension
* Added: Ability to optionally disable stay-open behavior for middle-click. With middle-click option disabled, Ctrl+middle-click will keep the menu open (Ctrl+left-click option also still works if enabled). Known issue: Some Non-English translations still list the option as 'always enabled' instead of 'restart required', but will function as intended (allows unticking and applies after restarting Firefox). Updated translations will be added as they become available.
* Added: Limited support for keeping menu open (and auto-close if that option set) for menuitems added by Context Search extension. (Unsupported if Firefox options are set to switch to new tabs immediately.) Set
extensions.{3541c267-2580-4144-854e-2e05c8670121}.useCSEnh to true and restart to enable
* Added tr translation (Thanks to nikneyim & Babelzilla)
* Added available updated translations (sr, sv-SE, ru-RU, zh-CN -- Thanks to Babelzilla and translators)

Version 22.0 KiB Works with Firefox 13.0 - 22.*

* Fixed syntax error (required for Firefox 17 compatibility)

Version 2.0.1-signed 22.0 KiB Works with Firefox 13.0 - 16.*

* Optimize for current Firefox versions
* Major rewrite of optional auto-closing feature
* Auto-closing option no longer requires middle-click action before supported menus auto-close
* Drop support for Boox versions less than 3.0
* Add support for History Button add-on
* Include 'Lock/Protect/Freeze tab' to the context menu items added by TMP that Stay-Open Menu keeps open (requires Stay-Open Menu's TMP option enabled). Auto-closing option now also applies to these menus.
* Remove DOM mutation event listener (performance best practice recommendation)
* General code improvements
* Drop 'keep open' support for the 'List all Tabs' button (Recommend using features built-in to Firefox: 'Panorama', 'Switch-to-tab' and browser.allTabs.previews)
* Drop support for Firefox versions less than 13.0
* Drop previously added 'keep open' support for most bookmarks-related buttons added by other extensions now that Firefox has its own Bookmarks Menu Button.
* Drop option to remove 'Subscribe to this page' (irrelevant to this extension with current Firefox versions)
* Switch license to MPL 2.0
* Updated translations (thanks Babelzilla and translators) - de update not yet available, but changes are not too major
* Known incompatible with Firefox versions 17 and newer: Use 2.0.1 on current Firefox versions instead.

Version 21.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 13.*

* updated Boox-related enhancements to work with Boox 3.0 on Firefox 4+
* removed mostly outdated readme.txt file

Version 22.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 8.0a1

* Added compatibility fix for Firefox 4.0b11 (middle-clicking Bookmarks got totally broken)

Version 1.5.8 22.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0b10

* Compatibility fixes for latest Firefox 4.0 betas
* Added locale: de

Version 1.5.6 22.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0b9

* Added/Updated support for the "Firefox Button" menu's "Recently Closed Tabs", History, and Bookmark items for compatibility with Firefox 4.0b7
* Removed support for Firefox 4.0 betas older than b7
* "Redisplay menu after Properties dialog closes" option now works with items in the "Firefox Button" menu.
* Implements workaround for Mozilla (Firefox) Bug 601458 (Bug could potentially cause major Firefox issues on Firefox 4.0b7. - Fixed by Mozilla after release of 4.0b7.)
* Code changes related to auto-closing option
* Added locale: sv-SE
* (No changes since 1.5.6b4)

Version 1.5.5 21.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0b6

Release Notes for 1.5.5
* Compatibility with Firefox 4 (numerous fixes)
* Added: Support for use with History items in the new 'Firefox' button. (but this gets broken again in newer prerelease builds of Firefox)
* Added: Boox option now supports Boox 2.6. (Option still refers to Boox 2.0 and 2.5, but it now also works with 2.6)
* Fixed: Ctrl-click option does not properly support version of Toolbar Buttons 'Bookmarks Menu Button'.
* Fixed: (Bug in 1.5.4 used with Firefox versions 3.6 and prior) 'Redisplay menu after Properties Dialog closes' Option does not work when used with an item in the Bookmarks Toolbar chevron.
* Added locale: sr
Important: This is known incompatible with Firefox 4.0b7.

Note: Some other extensions that Stay-Open Menu has previously added support for, do not (as of date of this release) work properly with Firefox 4 (even without Stay-Open Menu installed) and thus could not be tested to determine whether Stay-Open Menu still properly supports them. Also note that Firefox 4 includes a "Bookmarks Menu Button" by default (preventing the necessity of support for those added by other extensions).

Version 1.5.4 18.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a4pre

* New: Option to redisplay the menu after using 'right-click > Properties' on a bookmark to view/edit it's properties. Enable via Tools > Add-ons > Extensions Tab > Stay-Open Menu > Options.
* New: Works with Toolbar Buttons "Toolbar Bookmark Menu"
* New: Works with "Bookmarks Menu Tool Button"
* New: Option to remove 'Subscribe to This Page' items from the Bookmarks Menu. (Workaround for bug when used with Firefox versions prior to 3.7.) With this item removed, pages can still be subscribed to, by clicking the orange RSS icon in the address bar. (Windows/Linux only; Mac users will need to wait for Firefox 3.7 where bug no longer occurs.)
* Added: Option for enabling/disabling Stay-Open Menu's use with Smart Location Bar (only new functionality is ability to disable).
* Added: Locales fr, nl, pt-BR, ru-RU, zh-CN (and locale-related fixes)
* Fixed (bug in 1.5.3): When used with Windows XP's default Blue scheme (and possibly others), 'List All Tabs' widget's selected item's text becomes illegible when hovered. Firefox default styling is restored in 1.5.4. If you wish to continue using the styling implemented by 1.5.3, go to Tools > Add-ons > Extensions Tab > Stay-Open Menu > Options and enable (check): Avoid resizing 'List All Tabs' dropdown.
* Known Issue: Stay-Open Menu's Ctrl-click option does not work properly with version of Toolbar Buttons 'Bookmarks Menu Button'. (Middle-click does work correctly.)

Version 1.5.3 13.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

* New feature: 'All tabs' Menu stays open when middle-clicking items. (Currently selected tab's item in the menu changed to italic and blue, rather than the default (usually bold black) to avoid resizing the menu's width while the menu is open.)
* Known Issue: The above color change has now been confirmed to make the text very difficult to read if running on Windows XP's default Blue color scheme. Those affected should see homepage for workaround or wait for 1.5.4.
* Fixed: When Boox-related option is enabled, right-clicking 'Mark as read' or 'Open all unread' should not activate those actions.
* Fixed: 'Smart Location Bar' bug (when using shift-middleclick, pressing [Esc] clears the location bar of the current tab's URL)
* Fixed: Incorrect behavior on Smart Location Bar (aka awesomebar) when using with [Shift]. Stay-Open Menu now follows Firefox's default foreground/background behavior when opening new tabs from 'Smart Location Bar' entries. (Whether they open in foreground or background depends upon the 'about:config' setting browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground, and behavior reversed with the Shift key.)
* Added option to keep menu open for multiple selections on the 'Permissions' subitem added by Tab Mix Plus (TMP) to the tab contextmenu (only applicable if TMP is installed and its 'Permissions' option is enabled) Usage: Enable via Tools > Add-ons > Stay-Open Menu > Options, then left-click TMP's permissions items.
* Now compatible with 'Hide Caption' extension
* General code improvements

Version 1.5.2 16.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

* Added: Option to keep menu open with left-click (intended for those whose bookmarks open new tabs)
* Fixed: Recently Closed Tabs bug (making multiple selections before closing menu opens wrong urls)
* Fixed: Option changes that required restart due to Firefox 3.5 bug (488587), now take effect immediately
* Fixed: Memory Leak when using multiple windows in 1.5 and 1.5.1
* Updated: Boox-related option now also works with Boox 2.5 (patch by Boox author)
* Fixed: Minor Boox-compatibility issue (menu misaligned after opening last unread item without closing menu) -- requires Boox-related Option enabled
* Added: Boox-related option also works with Boox 2.5's new menuitems
* Redesign of Options Menu
* Slight tweak to autoclosing feature

Version 1.5.1 14.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

Added restart notice to Options dialog (due to Bug 488587 in Fx 3.5)

Added Option to enhance use with Boox 2.0

Version 1.5 13.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Added UI for Options
* Ctrl-click option is now enabled by default; may be disabled, if desired
* Added Option to automatically close when mouse moves off menu, after middle-clicking (or ctrl-clicking if that option selected) Known issue: May require restarting Firefox to take effect
* Bug fix: Ctrl-click (even when enabled) did not keep menu open for items in Bookmarks Toolbar chevron
* Now works with 'Toolbar Buttons' extension's Bookmarks Menu Button
* Fixed multiple compatibility issues with LiveClick extension (For best compatibility update LiveClick to version or later)
* Fixed middle-click compatibility issue with 'Personal Menu' extension
* Added Locale Folder
* Updated Icon

Version 1.4 10.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a2pre

Now also works on the Smart Location Bar (aka awesomebar) dropdown list
Fixed compatibility issue with ABH and ABH²
Option to use Ctrl-click (Meta-click on Mac) in addition to middle-click (set via about:config – see

Known issue: Version 1.4 is not compatible with 'Personal Menu' extension.

Version 1.2 6.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.1b2

Middle-clicking "Open All in Tabs" and "Open (Feed Name)" now also keeps the menu open.

Known issue: Somewhat Incompatible with ABH and ABH² extensions.