Tranquility Reader Version History

25 versions

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Version 1.2 77.2 kB Works with Firefox 20.0 and later

* Changed keyboard shortcut to show/hide menu div
* Moved Menu to the bottom of the window; hide it faster (less obtrusive)
* Tranquility font size will override the page specific cached zoom level
* Support for a background image (FilePicker to select local file)
* Support for custom hex color codes for background, font, links, annotation highlighting
* Converted some hard coded string values to use localization
* Reduced complexity by eliminating support for defaultFontColor and defaultBackgroundColor etc.
* Removed support for versions 16.0 - 19.0
* Removed support for private browsing for pre 20.0 versions of firefox (was generating a warning during validation of earlier releases; and is no longer an issue).
* No longer detect documents with minimal content and no longer warn about document still loading (did not help the user experience; more negative feedback than positive regarding these features)
* Now when offline reading list is requested when the active tab is not in tranquility view (or not a html document, such as the "New Tab" view), then the offline reading list is opened in a new tab.

Version 1.2alpha 77.2 kB Works with Firefox 20.0 and later

* Handled corner cases (errors that show up in the browser console) discovered during code review of version 1.1.9
* When offline reading list is requested when not in tranquility mode (or not in a tab with html content, such as the new tab), we will now open a new tab and load the offline reading list in this new tab.

Version 1.1.9 76.0 kB Works with Firefox 20.0 and later

* Changed keyboard shortcut to show/hide menu div
* Moved Menu to the bottom of the window; hide it faster (less obtrusive)
* Tranquility font size will override the page specific cached zoom level
* Support for a background image (FilePicker to select local file)
* Support for custom hex color codes for background, font, links, annotation highlighting
* Converted some hard coded string values to use localization
* Reduced complexity by eliminating support for defaultFontColor and defaultBackgroundColor etc.
* Removed support for versions 16.0 - 19.0
* Removed support for private browsing for pre 20.0 versions of firefox (was generating a warning during validation of earlier releases; and is no longer an issue).
* No longer detect documents with minimal content and no longer warn about document still loading (did not help the user experience; more negative feedback than positive regarding these features)

Version 1.1.9beta3 76.0 kB Works with Firefox 20.0 and later

* Removed support for versions 16.0 - 19.0
* Removed support for private browsing for pre 20.0 versions of firefox
* No longer detect documents with minimal content (not very user friendly)
* Simply some code (multiple classes being checked within if condition have been clubbed into one array index bounds check)

Version 1.1.9beta2 76.6 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

* Improved handling custom local background images (using style sheet services)
* Reduced complexity by eliminating support for defaultFontColor and defaultBackgroundColor etc.

Version 1.1.9beta1 77.0 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

* Moved Menu to the bottom of the window
* Support for a background image (FilePicker to select local file)
* Support for custom hex color codes for background, font, links, annotation highlighting
* Converted some hard coded string values to use localization

Version 1.1.9alpha1 75.7 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

* Changed keyboard shortcut to show/hide menu div
* Tranquility font size will override the page specific cached zoom level

Version 1.1.8 75.3 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

  • Check private browsing mode and alert that "Read Later" functionality is not available.
  • Minor changes to menu show/hide logic. The menu is now almost completely hidden, and the expand menu button (+) is now moved to the top right of the browser window. so that when printing the page, neither the menu nor the button obscure the text on the page.
  • Handle url's that point to text files better. Files that have only preformatted content were not being processed correctly (line breaks were being removed from the preformatted contents also).
  • Version 1.1.18beta1 75.3 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

    Handle url's that point to text files better. Files that have only preformatted content were not being processed correctly (line breaks were being removed from the preformatted contents also). Fixed that.

    Version 1.1.18alpha1 75.2 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

  • Check private browsing mode and alert that "Read Later" functionality is not available.
  • Minor changes to menu show/hide logic. The menu is now almost completely hidden, and the expand menu button (+) is now moved to the top right of the browser window. so that when printing the page, neither the menu nor the button obscure the text on the page.
  • Version 1.1.7 74.4 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

    -- Ability to edit annotations
    -- Auto-hide the menu after 10 seconds (the menu was obscuring part of the content). Menu can be expanded using the (+) button.
    -- Minor enhancements to the algorithm (delete a larger range of hidden elements in the web page)

    Version 1.1.7alpha2 74.3 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

    Bug fix -- the menu div too high and was hiding some text during page downs. Two changes made to improve this:
    (1) additional padding added so that the initial view does not hide any text
    (2) After 10 seconds, the menu div is minimized so that when scrolling or using "Page Down" key, text is not hidden by the menu. The menu can be displayed again by click on a (+) button.

    Version 1.1.7alpha1 73.9 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

    Version 1.1.7alpha1 is released in an experimental beta channel for the adventurous users. Features in addition to the yet to be reviewed version 1.1.6 are:

    (1) Ability to add and edit annotations
    (2) Improved formatting of the tranquility view (default view now has no background image and looks quite stripped down and minimalistic)
    (3) Minor changes to the algorithm to remove hidden elements that might show up in the tranquility view.

    Version 1.1.6 73.2 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

  • Ability to add notes/annotations to offline content; Selected a portion of the text and right click to get the context menu "Tranquility - Add Annotation" to add a new annotation.
  • The annotation is saved automatically and can be retrieved later. Selected text can be highlighted with a custom color.
  • A summary of all the annotations is available via the "View Notes" button. This is a convenient way to collate all notes and compile them for a report (or for later review).
  • Please note that at this time, annotations, once added, cannot be edited or deleted. Annotation font sizes are fixed and are not user customizable. These features will be added in a later version.
  • The layout of the tranquility mode has been streamlined and given a more minimal appearance. Buttons have been moved from the side to the top. The reading area border has been removed to improve readability.
  • Version 1.1.4 70.1 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

    • "Read Later" functionality to store tranquility view of pages for offline reading
    • Easy access to "Offline Links" view toolbar menu item or in the tranquility view.
    • Easy deletion of articles after reading them
    • Unclutter your bookmarks menu

    Version 1.1.3 66.1 kB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

    Minor enhancements:
    Support for customization of link color, line width, text-justification.

    Bug fixes:
    Code modified from version 1.1.12 to take care of a corner case where the tranquility version reversed the display order of all the paragraphs in the web page.

    Version 1.1.2 64.5 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later

    • Non-English users can now select the Wikipedia language of choice from the Preferences window
    • Images and pre-formatted content will be re-sized to fit within the reading width
    • Additional support for multi-page articles. A navigation pane is provided at the top and bottom of the web page to navigate to the Next or Previous page or to a specific numbered page/link, if available
    • Code changes to use String Bundles for future localization
    • Improved handling of formatted links in the Tranquil Browsing Mode
    • If the Print or Single Page View does not return sufficient content Tranquility will now try to process the original page. This may help in some cases where the Print or Single Page View is available only to registered/premium users
    • Users can now select the pruning strategy used by Tranquility in its attempt to get a readable web page. The default option is a Conservative pruning strategy. The Moderate and Aggressive pruning strategies may result in truncation of relevant/useful content depending on the structure of the web page

    Version 1.1.1 60.4 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later

    • Tranquility ToolBar button provides direct access to Tranquility Preferences
    • Additional preference to enable PAUSE/BREAK button as a single keystroke shortcut for heavy users of Tranquility. This shortcut is disabled by default
    • Ability to customize background color and font color (or revert back to the defaults)
    • Additional links are now available through a "More Links" button
    • Tranquil Browsing Mode is enabled by default. In this mode, left clicking on a link in the Tranquility view will also open the link URL in the Tranquility view in the current tab. Ctrl+Left Click will open the link URL in the Tranquility view in a new tab
    • The main article s grayed out when viewing the Wiki panel or the "More Links" panel
    • If a web page has not completed loading fully, Tranquility will wait for it to complete loading before processing the document
    • Tranquility informs you when a web page has very little text content and reverts back to the original web page view. You can always force Tranquility to proceed anyway and show you the Tranquility view
    • FreeDictionary has been replaced with Wiktionary (no ads)
    • Bug fixes to improve handling of certain webpages

    Version 1.0.6 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later

    • Improved handling of some web sites that were not processed correctly
    • Preliminary support for HTML5 tags (article, section)
    • Changes based on AMO review feedback

    Version 1.0.5 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later

    Minor improvement based on user feedback. Clicking outside the dictionary/wikipedia iframe will hide the iframe. This makes it easier that using the toolbar button or a keyboard shortcut.

    Version 1.0.4 53.2 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later

    • Fixed bug in font-size modification code
    • Added sub-menu to the Tool menu popup to access preferences window
    • Added keyboard access-key shortcuts to Tolls menu popup items
    • Preference observer will instantaneously update preference changes across all tabs in the tranquility mode

    Version 1.0.3 53.2 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later

    -- Wider range of font-sizes (up to 64px)
    -- Ability to select text in the tranquility mode and right click to search wikipedia or freedictionary.org.
    ** Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+D will toggle the freedictionary query/view
    ** Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+W will toggle the wikipedia query/view
    ** Clicking on the toolbar button will hide the wikipedia/freedictionary view if it is visible (overloaded the function of this button for those who prefer this instead of keyboard action)

    Version 1.0.2 52.2 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later

    -- New preference to control the width of the readable portion of the webpage

    -- Changes to the toolbar button (size and code logic) based on AMO review

    Version 1.0.1 51.2 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later

    * Repositioned the navigation toolbar button to end of the toolbar (based on feedback from preliminary review). For users who are upgrading, you will need to remove the button through the View --> Toolbars --> Customize menu (and drag the button off the toolbar and on to the pallet). On the next run, the button will appear at the end of the navigation toolbar

    * Added the ability to customize the font family and the font size through preferences. Currently, the change will apply only to new pages that you run Tranquility! on.

    Version 1.0 51.2 kB Works with Firefox 5.0 and later