OmniSidebar Version History

42 versions

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Version 1.6.13 676.1 kB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

1.6.13
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 44 and below, compatibility with Firefox 45 will be maintained for the duration of the ESR 45 life cycle
- Bugfix: (Firefox 48) preferences tab wouldn't work
- Bugfix: (non-e10s) some missing functionality right after updating the add-on until the browser was restarted
- Bugfix: after navigating away from the preferences tab, navigating back (through the back button) wouldn't work
- Bugfix: potential fix for sidebar being stuck shown when set to automatically hide
- Bugfix: if "Keep panel loaded when closing the sidebar" was checked, exiting Firefox with the sidebar closed could reopen it automatically the next time Firefox started
- Bugfix: (Firefox 48) browser console and scratchpad weren't working in the sidebar
- Bugfix: sometimes, with Stylish enabled, the categories in the Add-ons sidebar could spread across two rows
- Bugfix: (Firefox 47) could fail to detect customize mode during startup
- Bugfix: small memory leak when disabling the add-on (thanks to the8472)

Version 1.6.12 641.9 kB Works with Firefox 44.0 and later

1.6.12
- Updated: zh-CN locale
- Bugfix: (OSX and Linux) the add-on's preferences would be exported into a file without the ".json" extension that the add-on couldn't immediately recognize afterwards
- Bugfix: removed an extra margin in the add-ons sidebar that made its contents be shown lower than they could
- General: Added a small section to the add-on's about page to promote my new web series "A dude and his Firefox"; it will be completely out of your way unless you point at the icon at the bottom corner, and you can dismiss it completely by clicking its close button.

Version 1.6.11 596.3 kB Works with Firefox 44.0 and later

1.6.11
- Bugfix: button icons would shrink a bit when placed in toolbars other than the navigation bar or the sidebar toolbars

Version 1.6.10 596.2 kB Works with Firefox 44.0 and later

1.6.10
- New: sl locale
- Updated: significant improvement to memory usage, as well as to browser startup time and when opening new tabs
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 43 and below
- Bugfix: default file name when exporting preferences would have the wrong month
- Bugfix: some appearance fixes for the addons sidebar with the FT DeepDark theme (may not be perfect)

Version 1.6.9 586.6 kB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

1.6.9
- New: can use the control key in Mac OSX in the keyboard shortcuts
- New: added support for the following keys in the keyboard shortcuts: ` ´ ~ ^
- Updated: ensure UTF-8 character encoding throughout the code
- Updated: small code cleanup - trim trailing whitespaces
- Bugfix: sometimes toggling the ctrl/alt/shift boxes in a keyboard shortcut wouldn't correctly reflect if the selected key was actually available
- Bugfix: (Firefox 44) browser console wouldn't be properly styled in the sidebar
- Bugfix: (Firefox 44) scratchpad wouldn't work in the sidebar
- Bugfix: (Firefox 46) undocked sidebar close icon would have wrong color when using dark lightweight themes (personas)
- Bugfix: compatibility with sidebar panels from add-ons created using the SDK (for instance: History in Threads add-on); there's a few things that still won't work, such as opening them in the twin sidebar
- Other minor fixes

Version 1.6.8.0.1-let-fixed 579.4 kB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

1.6.8.0
- Updated: simplified share icons in about page
- Bugfix: resizing a sidebar could cause the opposite sidebar to collapse to a very thin width

Version 1.6.7.1 579.8 kB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

1.6.7.1
- Bugfix: OmniSidebar buttons weren't reflecting the correct new feeds state (from Feed Sidebar add-on)
- Bugfix: the keyboard shortcut dropdown selectors weren't properly populated only with the available keys
- Bugfix: resizing the sidebar could not persist the new width after restarting Firefox
- Bugfix: the downloads, page info, console and add-ons sidebar should be already opened when opening Firefox if they were open before when exiting Firefox
- Bugfix: (Firefox 44) icons in the sidebar toolbar would be tiny and barely visible
- Bugfix: (Firefox 43) buttons in the add-ons sidebar were too tall
- Bugfix: sometimes when leaving customize mode, the sidebar would be shorter for a moment
- Bugfix: Browser Console in the sidebar wouldn't work
- Bugfix: installing an add-on from any "Add to Firefox" button in the Discovery pane of the Add-ons Sidebar wouldn't work

Version 1.6.6 575.6 kB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

1.6.6
- Updated: minor improvements to multiline string concatenation code, as suggested by AMO reviewer
- Updated: share icons in the add-on's About pane
- Updated: de locale
- Bugfix: some dynamic menupopups, such as the one opened by NoScript's button, could cause the sidebar to get stuck open when set to autohide
- Bugfix: (Firefox 44) the add-on would fail to start in the latest Nightly builds
- Bugfix: sidebar toolbars wouldn't be visible while in fullscreen mode
- Bugfix: sometimes when restarting the browser with the sidebar closed, it would reopen automatically
- Other minor fixes and improvements

Version 1.6.5 575.2 kB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

1.6.5
- New: support for FindBar Tweak's new Find All feature
- Changed: some minor appearance tweaks for Windows 8 and 10
- Changed: default keyboard shortcut for the Twin Sidebar is now Ctrl+Shift+F8, since Firefox's WebIDE uses Shift+F8
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 40
- Updated: es-ES locale
- Updated: improvements when enabling/disabling the add-on
- Bugfix: plugin preferences were not visible in the add-ons sidebar

Version 1.6.4 573.2 kB Works with Firefox 40.0 and later

1.6.4
- New: es-ES locale
- Changed: the "Show this tab on the next update" checkbox will be highlighted the first time the About pane is shown on an update, to better mark where future notifications can be easily disabled
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 39 and below
- Bugfix: compatibility with latest Nightly build (Firefox 43)
- Bugfix: the helptext panel in the add-on's preferences would sometimes cover the options on small screens or if the sidebar was open
- Other minor fixes and improvements

Version 1.6.3 554.9 kB Works with Firefox 38.0 and later

1.6.3
- Bugfix: "Install Add-on From File" wouldn't work from the Add-ons sidebar
- Bugfix: with "Always open Downloads in the sidebar" enabled, Ctrl+J would toggle the last opened sidebar instead
- Bugfix: Scratchpad wouldn't open in the sidebar if "Close/Hide the sidebar when it loses focus" was enabled

Version 1.6.2 554.5 kB Works with Firefox 38.0 and later

1.6.2
- Bugfix: compatibility with Puzzle Toolbars and The Fox, Only Better: the Bookmark This Page button would stop working if one of the add-ons was disabled/updated; this fix requires a browser restart
- Bugfix: (Firefox 40+) appearance of the Add-ons Sidebar
- Bugfix: the scrollbar of the Add-ons Sidebar was not properly styled with the Glass style
- Other minor fixes

1.6.1
- New: Undo/Redo/Import/Export/Restore-defaults/Jump-to functions in the preferences
- Changed: re-styled and optimized the help tooltips in the preferences
- Changed: only request the Development Status information when the About pane in the preferences is accessed
- Bugfix: starting the browser or opening a new window with the sidebar undocked would not place focus in the web content
- Bugfix: force LTR layout for the preferences tab options, at least until any RTL locales are included
- Bugfix: color version of downloads button not appearing
- Bugfix: Close/Hide when losing focus wouldn't work after opening a bookmark in the background
- Bugfix: minor startup improvements
- Bugfix: the preferences, especially the glass transparency slider, were very sluggish to change, all should be much smoother now

Version 1.6 523.0 kB Works with Firefox 38.0 and later

1.6
- New: brand new preferences tab with a new "About" pane (previously the "Release Notes" tab)
- Changed: the active development process for the add-on is undergoing a few changes, check out the information and links in the "About" pane for more details
- Changed: simplified some sidebar titles and button names
- Removed: compatibility for Firefox 37 and below
- Bugfix: focus would be stolen to the sidebar when opening a new window
- Bugfix: display issues for add-ons with inline preferences in the Add-on Manager sidebar
- Bugfix: Bookmarks menu item could sometimes lose its label
- Bugfix: sidebar state not remembered correctly between browser sessions and when opening new windows
- Bugfix: un/dock button in twin sidebar was always visible when starting up the browser, regardless of the preference
- Bugfix: the mini panel was not opening when right-clicking the margin switcher
- Bugfix: sometimes the add-on could fail to initialize
- Bugfix: enhanced compatibility with Puzzle Toolbars add-on
- Updated: reorganized code and did some cleanup
- Other minor fixes and improvements

Version 1.5.4.1-signed 532.0 kB Works with Firefox 34.0 and later

1.5.4
- Bugfix: with certain show/hide delay settings, the sidebar would jump when moving the mouse to the edge of the window

Version 1.5.3.1-signed 531.9 kB Works with Firefox 34.0 and later

1.5.3
- Changed: Release Notes tab URI defaults to about:omnisidebar instead of chrome://..., which is now fully functional in multiprocess firefox (e10s)
- Changed: extra tweaks for the Add-ons Manager Sidebar: compacted top categories, and improvements to the updates and stylish userstyles tabs
- Bugfix: the Release Notes link in the preferences dialog would sometimes fail to work

Version 1.5.2.1-signed 531.6 kB Works with Firefox 34.0 and later

1.5.2
- Updated: it locale
- Changed: removed the mouse over effects in the Add-ons Manager Sidebar introduced in the last version, until I can create a preference to quickly enable or disable them. Visit https://github.com/Quicksaver/OmniSidebar/issues/71 for more details and for instructions on how to easily re-enable them if you liked them.

Version 1.5.1.1-signed 531.0 kB Works with Firefox 34.0 and later

1.5.1
- New: toolbarbutton to open the downloads panel in the sidebar
- New: it locale
- Changed: many improvements to the add-ons manager in the sidebar
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tree Style Tabs add-on, tabs would not be positioned correctly when toggling the sidebar
- Bugfix: undocked sidebar would not be positioned correctly when its header was empty (no buttons, title or toolbar)
- Bugfix: compatibility with scrolling action of MileWideBack and EdgeWise add-ons

Version 1.5.1-signed 521.5 kB Works with Firefox 34.0 and later

1.5
- New: support < (less than) and > (greater than) characters in the keyboard shortcut
- New: added version information to the top of the window DOM tree, for better compatibility with themes
- New: show the release notes tab when the add-on updates
- New: zh-TW locale
- Changed: "Hide title/dock button/close button" changed to "Show..." in preferences; it's possible you may have to reconfigure these preferences because of this
- Changed: re-organized a little the preferences dialog, and added helpful tooltips to all the preferences
- Removed: compatibility with Firefox 33 and below
- Removed: compatibility with older versions of SimilarWeb add-on, simply update to the most recent version which is already fully compatible
- Removed: compatibility with LessChrome HD add-on, I recommend you use my other add-on The Fox, Only Better instead for a similar but greatly improved function
- Removed: compatibility with TotalToolbar add-on, it no longer works in the most recent versions of firefox, I recommend you use my other add-on Puzzle Toolbars for a similar function
- Removed: compatibility with the old (Javascript) Error Console, I recommend you use the firefox Browser Console instead
- Removed: compatibility with Delicious Bookmarks add-on, it is no longer maintained or available anywhere
- Removed: compatibility fixes for MX3 theme, they're not really needed anymore
- Removed: compatibility fixes for Pano add-on, it is no longer maintained or officially available anywhere
- Removed: alternate toolbar buttons style option, the buttons will always have this style now
- Bugfix: e10s compatibility
- Bugfix: sidebar toolbar area was broken in customize mode (too narrow)
- Bugfix: keep sidebar visible while the cursor is in a text field in it
- Bugfix: greatly improved handling when opening menus and panels in the sidebar
- Bugfix: when autohide was enabled, the add-on could fail to deinitialize properly in multiple windows
- Bugfix: when opening Page Info in the sidebar, the panels would be cutoff at the end unless the sidebar was very large to show its full contents
- Bugfix: the menu items in the title menu would not extend through the whole menu area if it was too large
- Bugfix: try to avoid minor visual glitches during startup
- Bugfix: greatly improved compatibility and performance when used together with my other add-ons
- Bugfix: compatibility with Puzzle Toolbars, should work in perfect harmony with its Lateral (Vertical) Toolbar in all modes
- Bugfix: compatibility with Firefox 34 and above
- Bugfix: compatibility with EdgeWise add-on; its left margin clicker would be unusable with the add-on's own margin switcher; from now on use shift+click to toggle the sidebar with this add-on
- Bugfix: compatibility with MileWideBack add-on; mousing over the margin wasn't respecting the delay to show the sidebar
- Bugfix: don't show sidebar toolbar empty space in mini panel if the corresponding sidebar toolbar is empty
- Updated: improved stylesheets so that themes can more easily style the add-on, could have broken something in the process so let me know if something looks wrong or out of place
- Many other small fixes and improvements

Version 1.4.7.1-signed 505.7 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.4.7
- Bugfix: clicking "Restore defaults" in customize mode shouldn't collapse the sidebar toolbar

Version 1.4.6.1-signed 505.6 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.4.6
- Bugfix: get rid of some annoying (but harmless) messages in the console
- Bugfix: only the sidebar header (undocked, not autohide) would be visible after exiting customize mode
- Bugfix: with the Tile Tabs add-on enabled, the sidebar will be raised slightly when undocked, so that it doesn't cover the status text display

1.4.5
- Bugfix: link display in status bar when hovering a bookmark would be hidden behind the sidebar if it was undocked (again)

1.4.4
- Bugfix: compatibility with Clickless Menu add-on, and possibly others: OSB failed to initialize and the customization area would be empty

Version 1.4.3.1-signed 505.3 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.4.3
- Bugfix: "Hide close button" not working in latest Nightly

Version 1.4.2.1-signed 505.2 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.4.2
- Bugfix: compatibility with the latest Nightly build
- Bugfix: compatibility with Tile Tabs: if setting sidebar keyboard shortcut to the same shortcut as one of the TT's function keys, the sidebar shortcut wouldn't work after a restart

Version 1.4.1.1-signed 504.9 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.4.1
- Bugfix: compatibility with The Fox, Only Better add-on: don't show the toolbars when opening the mini panel from the browser margin
- Bugfix: OSB toolbar buttons were too large when placed in the nav-bar (OS X and Linux)

Version 1.4.1-signed 504.9 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.4
- Important note! If you're updating from a previous version, you may have to restart your browser for the update to fully take effect.

- New: support for Social API sidebars (only one can be opened at any time!)
- New: (Australis) customize context menu entries to add and remove widgets to and from the sidebar toolbars
- New: when the sidebar is reset (there is no "last opened sidebar" command saved), instead of opening a blank sidebar, it will display the list dropdown, to choose what sidebar to open
- Changed: better handling on multiple and private windows
- Changed: (Australis) the mini panel fits better the style of other similar panels, and integrates with the new menu panel if the sidebar toolbar button is placed there
- Changed: show keyboard shortcuts in the menu items when enabling any of the "Always open in the sidebar" options (except for View Page Info, which doesn't have a keyboard shortcut)
- Removed: alternate sidebar toolbar button style in Mac OS X
- Bugfix: opening the toolbar context menu would sometimes stutter a bit
- Bugfix: the mini panel wouldn't open immediately the sidebar, if that panel was already opened in the opposite sidebar
- Bugfix: (Australis) sometimes the bookmarks sidebar would lose its title
- Bugfix: (Australis) no widgets from the add-on were appearing in the new menu-panel
- Bugfix: keyboard shortcut also closes mini panel if it's opened
- Bugfix: the sidebar shouldn't have focus when opening new windows
- Bugfix: closing the sidebar with "keep panel loaded" preference enabled would reopen the sidebar after browser restart
- Bugfix: sometimes the docker button wouldn't have the correct state when opening new windows
- Bugfix: (Australis) wrong icons and button icons in latest windows builds
- Bugfix: (Australis) some appearance fixes for the sidebar toolbars when customizing them
- Bugfix: sometimes the inSidebar class wasn't applying, so the sidebar wouldn't render correctly
- Bugfix: a few minor issues with the "keep panel loaded" feature
- Bugfix: (Australis) not all customization changes to the sidebar toolbars would be imediatelly visible
- Bugfix: sidebar title button behaves more like regular menu buttons, mousedown to open menu and mouseup to select an item
- Bugfix: don't automatically close the sidebar when opening links from it in the background
- Bugfix: sidebar splitter would hide the margin of the sidebar in the windows classic theme (and would be the wrong color in other OS's)
- Bugfix: compatibility with the latest version of Feed Sidebar add-on
- Bugfix: add-on could fail to (re)load after disabling/updating one of my other add-ons
- Bugfix: hovering the margin switcher would still show the undocked sidebar after closing it if both auto-hide and keep panel loaded preferences were enabled
- Bugfix: (Australis) should no longer close the customize dialog by itself every now and then
- Bugfix: after closing the sidebar it would remain visible if mouse was hovering it and if "Keep panel loaded" and autohide preferences were enabled
- Many appearance improvements for Australis
- Updated pl and zh-CN locales
- Other minor fixes and improvements

- Changed: the following preferences are now enabled by default
-- "click on the browser margin"
-- "automatically hide to the side"
-- "alternate button style"
-- "always open add-ons manager in the sidebar"
-- "don't close sidebar from drop-down menus"

Version 1.3.2.1-signed 487.5 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.3.2
- Bugfix: performance improvement when scrolling the webpage with the mouse over the sidebar margin switcher

1.3.1
- New: in Australis, open the Browser Console in the sidebar, instead of the old Error Console (still compatible with Console2 add-on)
- Changed: possible improvements to starting up the add-on
- Bugfix: compatibility with latest Nightly and Aurora builds
- Bugfix: add-on shouldn't load in certain popup windows
- Bugfix: auto-hide/margin toggle wouldn't work after opening and closing a new window
- Bugfix: "Keep Panel Loaded" preference wasn't working
- Bugfix: sidebar is hidden when entering fullscreen mode (HTML5) and is restored when exiting it
- Bugfix: (Australis) not working when opening a new window
- Bugfix: compatibility with DOM Inspector in the sidebar: correctly load the current document when opening
- Bugfix: don't lock the sidebar if trying to open a non-existing sidebars
- Bugfix: couldn't close/toggle sidebar when scratchpad was loaded and had unsaved changes
- Bugfix: major performance improvement: sidebar is no longer reloaded when un/docking (let me know if this breaks any sidebar!)
- Other minor appearance tweaks

Version 1.3.1.1-signed 487.5 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.3.1
- New: in Australis, open the Browser Console in the sidebar, instead of the old Error Console (still compatible with Console2 add-on)
- Changed: possible improvements to starting up the add-on
- Bugfix: compatibility with latest Nightly and Aurora builds
- Bugfix: add-on shouldn't load in certain popup windows
- Bugfix: auto-hide/margin toggle wouldn't work after opening and closing a new window
- Bugfix: "Keep Panel Loaded" preference wasn't working
- Bugfix: sidebar is hidden when entering fullscreen mode (HTML5) and is restored when exiting it
- Bugfix: (Australis) not working when opening a new window
- Bugfix: compatibility with DOM Inspector in the sidebar: correctly load the current document when opening
- Bugfix: don't lock the sidebar if trying to open a non-existing sidebars
- Bugfix: couldn't close/toggle sidebar when scratchpad was loaded and had unsaved changes
- Bugfix: major performance improvement: sidebar is no longer reloaded when un/docking (let me know if this breaks any sidebar!)
- Other minor appearance tweaks

Version 1.3.1-signed 480.4 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.3
- New: in Australis, restore Bookmarks and History sidebars buttons
- New: add-on version in about tab in preferences
- New: can adjust the width of the active margin area (to click or hover)
- New: can keep sidebar loaded in memory after closing it, so it remembers its state when re-opening
- Changed: mini-panel opens on right-clicking the button or margin, even if the sidebar is already opened
- Changed: tweaked glass style a little, to make sidebar text more visible
- Changed: tweaked the add-ons manager appearance in the sidebar, to better fit with the default themes
- Bugfix: compatibility with Australis
- Bugfix: when some menu buttons on the sidebar toolbar are open, the sidebar would still autohide
- Bugfix: in Firefox 26+, the downloads sidebar wouldn't display any items
- Bugfix: twin sidebar not appearing automatically in right-to-left browser layouts
- Bugfix: the link in the About tab (in OSB's preferences) to the AMO page would not be built correctly sometimes
- Other minor appearance tweaks

NOTE: if updating from a previous version, you might have to restart your firefox for this update to fully take effect.

Version 1.2.2.1-signed 344.2 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.2.2
- New: OSB's custom preferences are now also synchronized through Firefox Sync!
- Updated pl locale

Version 1.2.1.1-signed 344.0 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.2.1
- Updated: de locale
- Bugfix: sometimes the add-on could fail when being disabled

1.2
- New: compatibility with the scratchpad in the sidebar; always open the scratchpad in the sidebar + toolbarbutton for scratchpad in the sidebar
- New: mini panel when right-clicking the OmniSidebar button, for quick access to the sidebar toolbar buttons and dropdown list when the sidebar is closed
- Changed: localized accesskeys of sidebar menu entries
- Updated: pt-PT locale
- Bugfix: Delicious Bookmarks add-on would hide the sidebar header

Version 1.1.3.1-signed 328.6 kB Works with Firefox 8.0 and later

1.1.3
- Bugfix: finally fixed incompatibility with Pocket (formerly Read-it-Later) where sometimes the Pocket icon would disappear from the location bar