SkipScreen -- download helper, now for sale... Version History

26 versions

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Version 0.7.2 71.0 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Fix error reported bug.

Version 0.7.0 71.0 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

This version fixes a few issues and cleaned up some code inefficiencies.

Version 0.6.4 71.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Fixed MediaFire issues

Version 0.6.3 163.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Updated to handle newest versions of Firefox

Version 0.6.2a 108.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Removed all SmartLinks references.

Version 0.6.1.2 329.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

+ Fixed Version issues. Now compatible to 6.*
+ Fixed Rapidshare Skipping problems
+ Cleaned up the preferences page
+ Added new functionality to open tabs in background. This is EXPERIMENTAL at this time. You can enable it on the preferences page.

Version 0.5.21amo 80.9 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

RapidShare support is back! On-screen-display is a little weak, but it downloads.
maxversion set to 4.0.*
FileSonic disabled by default (it's being worked on)

SkipScreen includes the 'SmartLinks' functionality. SmartLinks helps you discover new things by automatically inserting relevant links to interesting content. To enable this feature, accept the SmartLinks Terms of Service when installing SkipScreen. You can later disable or remove SmartLinks from the Firefox Tools menu. Learn more about SmartLinks at http://skipscreen.getsmartlinks.com.


Previous Version 0.5.14amo - November 7, 2010

4Shared rewritten; directory support added
* DivShare fix
* FileSonic support added, but no longer seems to work (disabled by default)
* FilesTube multi-download
* Letitbit.net support added (preliminary)
* LimeLinx fix
* Linkbucks fix
* Lix.in. Automatically clicks "continue" and then loads the frame (preliminary)
* MaxVersion set to work with FireFox beta 4 (testing in progress!)
* Mediafire bugfix; added folder support
* MultiUpload support added (preliminary)
* RemiXshare support added (preliminary)
* Storage.to bugfix -- no longer attempts to download deleted files!
* Uploading.com -- URLs that don't end in a final-slash are now handled
* Firefox 4.0b6 supported (preliminary)

Version 0.5.14amo 79.9 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0b6

0.5.14amo

4Shared rewritten; directory support added
* DivShare fix
* FileSonic support added, but no longer seems to work (disabled by default)
* FilesTube multi-download
* Letitbit.net support added (preliminary)
* LimeLinx fix
* Linkbucks fix
* Lix.in. Automatically clicks "continue" and then loads the frame (preliminary)
* MaxVersion set to work with FireFox beta 4 (testing in progress!)
* Mediafire bugfix; added folder support
* MultiUpload support added (preliminary)
* RemiXshare support added (preliminary)
* Storage.to bugfix -- no longer attempts to download deleted files!
* Uploading.com -- URLs that don't end in a final-slash are now handled
* Firefox 4.0b6 supported (preliminary)

SkipScreen includes the 'SmartLinks' functionality. SmartLinks helps you discover new things by automatically inserting relevant links to interesting content. To enable this feature, accept the SmartLinks Terms of Service when installing SkipScreen. You can later disable or remove SmartLinks from the Firefox Tools menu. Learn more about SmartLinks at http://skipscreen.getsmartlinks.com.

Known Issues:
* RapidShare - disabled by default since broken (fix in progress)
* HotFile
* FireFox 4 on-screen-display [waits, etc] does not release and follows the mouse

Previous version: 0.5.7amo August 2010

* Uploading.com support added
* FilesTube updated
* 4Share renovated: More functions than before!
* MediaFire - fixed, again.
* Minor-version raised to 0.5 (code broken into multiple files for better testing)

Version 0.5.7amo 66.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a2pre

0.5.7amo August 2010

* Uploading.com support added
* FilesTube updated
* 4Share renovated: More functions than before!
* MediaFire - fixed, again.
* Minor-version raised to 0.5 (code broken into multiple files for better testing)

Known Issues (we're working on them!):

* DivShare
* LimeLinx
* HotFile (in some cases)


Thanks for all your bug reports, and patience!

Version 0.4.7amo 51.2 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

0.4.7amo

* FilesTube - single and multi-part download completely rewritten.
* MediaFire "fixed". For now, anyway. Stay tuned....
* RapidShare new "no slots" message handled.
* zShare - working
* "Security Manager vetoed action" error removed for some hosts visited through iframes
* SearchRefinements removed
* Version passed back to post-download for stats and update notices.
* Version schema tweaked again. Alpha follows the third item, fourth item removed (long story)
* Waiting message modified for consistency.
* In order to not show ads to adblock plus users, skipscreen will detect adblock plus and will sometimes link to ad-free versions of our pages.

Version 0.4.7a 51.2 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a2pre

0.4.7a

* FilesTube - single and multi-part download completely rewritten.
* MediaFire "fixed". For now, anyway. Stay tuned....
* RapidShare new "no slots" message handled.
* zShare - working
* "Security Manager vetoed action" error removed for some hosts visited through iframes
* SearchRefinements removed
* Version passed back to post-download for stats and update notices.
* Version schema tweaked again. Alpha follows the third item, fourth item removed (long story)
* Waiting message modified for consistency.
* In order to not show ads to adblock plus users, skipscreen will detect adblock plus and will sometimes link to ad-free versions of our pages.

Version 0.4.4.0a 55.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

* MediaFire - working, most of the time. Stay tuned....
* RapidShare - "no slots" message handled
* zShare - working
* Version schema changed for simplicity.
* Version passed back to post-download for stats and update notices.

In order to not show ads to adblock plus users, skipscreen will detect adblock plus and will sometimes link to ad-free versions of our pages.

Thanks for your patience.... more updates to come!

Version 0.3.20091214_AMO 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

0.3.20091214_AMO

* zShare restored to working order.


Recent Release enhancements:

0.3.20091122_AMO

* MediaFire automation-blocker automated. Again.
* MegaUpload timer handling (if required); due to MU server changes, the wait can no longer be bypassed, so SkipScreen automates the wait.
* RapidShare "document.body is null" error fixed.
* RapidShare "no slots available" handler updated -- thanks to everybody who kept complaining about this; a lot of internal rework.
* Storage.to cleaned up.
* "Whatsnew" page opener bug fixed (should only when installed or upgraded).

* Consistent message display via a (movable, slightly transparent) Big Green Box(tm).
* Number of files download via SkipScreen is displayed on post-download screen (note: not all handlers update, so the number may be lower than your actual use; no data is kept other than a count, and the date the counter was started).
* Option added to turn-off (most) error messages
* Options broken out into two panels -- "Skippers" and "Other".
* Options panel should display at correct minimum width (w/o scroll-bars).
* Updated error-handling; many silent errors can now be displayed in a consistent manner;
* Version dating has been changed from MMDDYYYY to YYYYMMDD.
* Version number has increased from 0.1 to 0.3 (0.2 should have been in a previous release, but wasn't incremented).
* jQuery has been added (increases size of .xpi slightly) - for the end users, this doesn't really matter.

Thanks to the beta-testers, bug-reporters and get-satisfaction users who keep rattling our cage with bugs, suggestions, feature requests, etc!

Version 0.3.20091122_AMO 53.2 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

* MediaFire automation-blocker automated. Again.
* MegaUpload timer handling (if required); due to MU server changes, the wait can no longer be bypassed, so SkipScreen automates the wait.
* RapidShare "document.body is null" error fixed.
* RapidShare "no slots available" handler updated -- thanks to everybody who kept complaining about this; a lot of internal rework.
* Storage.to cleaned up.
* "Whatsnew" page opener bug fixed (should only when installed or upgraded).

* Consistent message display via a (movable, slightly transparent) Big Green Box(tm).
* Number of files download via SkipScreen is displayed on post-download screen (note: not all handlers update, so the number may be lower than your actual use; no data is kept other than a count, and the date the counter was started).
* Option added to turn-off (most) error messages
* Options broken out into two panels -- "Skippers" and "Other".
* Options panel should display at correct minimum width (w/o scroll-bars).
* Updated error-handling; many silent errors can now be displayed in a consistent manner;
* Version dating has been changed from MMDDYYYY to YYYYMMDD.
* Version number has increased from 0.1 to 0.3 (0.2 should have been in a previous release, but wasn't incremented).
* jQuery has been added (increases size of .xpi slightly) - for the end users, this doesn't really matter.

Thanks to the beta-testers, bug-reporters and get-satisfaction users who keep rattling our cage with bugs, suggestions, feature requests, etc!

Recent Release enhancements:

0.1.10042009
* MediaFire "automation-bypass" automatically bypassed! (okay, so they changed it again. we tried!)

0.1.09102009
* Added storage.to (thanks to Ahmed)
* Added 4shared.com (thanks to Ahmed) - with audio-preview option (turn off via options, like zShare)
* Fixed: Rapidshare Needs JavaScript/Download-button-visible error
* Fixed: Rapidshare "no slots available" handler was added
* Fixed: Hotfile.com (website changed around Sept 5)
* link-protector fixed and upgraded (prefix-type links supported)
* better url-handling; removes errors on URLs without a TLD (eg "http://localhost/index.html") [if you don't have the 07282009_url_fix release)
* scroll-bars added to options-pane (when window is smaller than lists)

The next item helps support future development of SkipScreen
* Optional SurfCanyon search-refinements (disable / enable in options panel, works for Bing, Yahoo, Google)

Version 0.1.10042009 29.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

0.1.10042009
* MediaFire "automation-bypass" automatically bypassed!

0.1.09102009
* Added storage.to (thanks to Ahmed)
* Added 4shared.com (thanks to Ahmed) - with audio-preview option (turn off via options, like zShare)
* Fixed: Rapidshare Needs JavaScript/Download-button-visible error
* Fixed: Rapidshare "no slots available" handler was added
* Fixed: Hotfile.com (website changed around Sept 5)
* link-protector fixed and upgraded (prefix-type links supported)
* better url-handling; removes errors on URLs without a TLD (eg "http://localhost/index.html") [if you don't have the 07282009_url_fix release)
* scroll-bars added to options-pane (when window is smaller than lists)

The next two items help support future development of SkipScreen
* Optional SurfCanyon search-refinements (disable / enable in options panel, works for Bing, Yahoo, Google)

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0.1.07282009_url_fix

* better url-handling; removes errors on URLs without a TLD (eg "http://localhost/index.html")

Version 0.1.09102009 29.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

0.1.09102009
* Added storage.to (thanks to Ahmed)
* Added 4shared.com (thanks to Ahmed) - with audio-preview option (turn off via options, like zShare)
* Fixed: Rapidshare Needs JavaScript/Download-button-visible error
* Fixed: Rapidshare "no slots available" handler was added
* Fixed: Hotfile.com (website changed around Sept 5)
* link-protector fixed and upgraded (prefix-type links supported)
* better url-handling; removes errors on URLs without a TLD (eg "http://localhost/index.html") [if you don't have the 07282009_url_fix release)
* scroll-bars added to options-pane (when window is smaller than lists)

The next two items help support future development of SkipScreen
* Optional SurfCanyon search-refinements (disable / enable in options panel, works for Bing, Yahoo, Google)

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0.1.07282009_url_fix

* better url-handling; removes errors on URLs without a TLD (eg "http://localhost/index.html")

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0.1.07282009

* Added: Hotfile handler; the waits are automated!
* Added: SkipScreen entry on the tools menu for the Options and About panes
* Fixed: bug where SkipScreen banner was present for non-download Linkbucks pages
* Added: Linkbucks family sites: baberepublic.com blahetc.com linkgalleries.net linkseer.net picturesetc.net placepictures.com qvvo.com realfiles.net seriousfiles.com seriousurls.com thatsprime.com thesefiles.com thesegalleries.com thosegalleries.com tinybucks.net uberpicz.com ubervidz.com ubucks.net ugalleries.net urlpulse.net viraldatabase.com youfap.com zxxo.net
* Added: randomized retry delays for Hotfile, Uploaded, Depositfiles, and RapidShare (+-10 seconds added to the automated retry when simultaneous downloads are being automated)
* Changed: minor modification to some of the "waiting" messages during automation

Version 0.1.07282009_url_fix 24.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

Fix for bug that generated "SkipScreen Error: hostArray[hostArray.length - 2] is undefined" errors on URLs without a TLD (like "http://localhost/").

Version 0.1.07282009 24.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

Added: Hotfile handler; the waits are automated!

Added: SkipScreen entry on the tools menu for the Options and About panes

Fixed: bug where SkipScreen banner was present for non-download Linkbucks pages

Added: Linkbucks family sites:
baberepublic.com
blahetc.com
linkgalleries.net
linkseer.net
picturesetc.net
placepictures.com
qvvo.com
realfiles.net
seriousfiles.com
seriousurls.com
thatsprime.com
thesefiles.com
thesegalleries.com
thosegalleries.com
tinybucks.net
uberpicz.com
ubervidz.com
ubucks.net
ugalleries.net
urlpulse.net
viraldatabase.com
youfap.com
zxxo.net

Added: randomized retry delays for Hotfile, Uploaded, Depositfiles, and RapidShare (+-10 seconds added to the automated retry when simultaneous downloads are being automated)

Changed: minor modification to some of the "waiting" messages during automation

Version 0.1.07102009 23.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Bugfix for hotfile.com. Last release accidentally included incomplete (and broken) hotfiles support that prevents users from downloading files from hotfile.com (we're terribly sorry!)

* Bugfix for whatsnew notification: whatsnew page was only loading on first install, not upgrade.

Version 0.1.07012009 22.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

RapidShare - cleaned up timers, message display, and possible the negative-counter bug
Digg - now handles both 5- and 6- char links, alert bug removed
MediaFire - added support for both "file/" and "download.php" links
DepositFiles - looping bug fixed
Uploaded.to - cleaned up timers, message display

Version 0.1.05262009 21.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

DepositFiles - fixed the timer bug that was introduced with the 05242009 version; DepositFiles auto-queues correctly, again.
RapidShare - fixed share-screen bug that threw an silent error.

Version 0.1.05242009 21.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Added a 'what's new' page to tell users about new sites we support and new features.
* Uploading.to support, complete with auto-reloading for simultaneous downloads and limit-exceeded waits.
* Listen first option for zShare (in the Preferences).
* Diggbar skipping is now off by default.
* Using iframe on post-download page to hide referrer link from third parties (e.g. Google).

Version 0.1.05042009 20.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

NEW! Options Pane - turn any handler on/off. Access via Tools >> Add-ons >> SkipScreen >> Options

Digg - Digg-bar remover now OFF by default

DepositFiles - fixed error on wait < 1 minute; better error-handling overall

Version 0.1.04202009 15.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6a1pre

Post-Download screen: AddThis script reference removed.

Version 0.1.04032009 15.4 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre

Rapidshare:
Improved UI (removed the non-working "download" button)
All Sites:
contact-bar does not display within iFrames
Share-this-link display added (around time download starts)

Version 0.1.03312009 12.3 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre

Better error-handling in RapidShare (may take care of reported bugs).
Better error-handling in MegaUpload (no errors when captcha not present).