Showcase Version History

39 versions

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Version 0.8.0.1 160.8 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0b2

Changes for this version:
- Support for Firefox 2 beta 2.
- "Only current tabs" mode: toggle with CTRL+U. Will show only the current tab of each window. Can be enabled by default.
- Added selection area, making it easier to select thumbnails with the mouse. Works exactly as any file manager.
- Thumbnail caching. If enabled, a small capture of the different tabs will be cached, and used by Showcase when invoked. Disabled by default, can be enabled in the "Advanced" settings tab.
- Full screen plugins are now detected, and will show an icon instead of trying to render the thumbnail. Specific icons have been added for PDF, Quicktime and Flash. Other plugins show a generic plugin icon.
- Showcase can now be invoked using Firefox command line ("firefox -showcase"). This is useful when used together with an automation tool like AutoHotKey (http://www.autohotkey.com).
- Added option to hide the tab bar while using Showcase sidebar.
- Find bar state is now synchronized in Showcase tab, so it's not possible to have 2 find bars at the same time. Can be disabled if necessary.
- Added new contextual menu actions: Showcase This Window, Duplicate Tab In New Window, Move Tab To New Window and Page Info.
- Added message when no thumbnails are being shown.
- All Showcase instances are updated when configuration is changed.
- Better support for custom themes. Also, looks better in Flock.
- Fixed IE Tab detection (was not working in 0.7.0).
- Improved close tab code. Focus in Showcase window will be retained when closing thumbnails.
- Focus is retained when Showcase creates a new window (for duplicating or merging tabs).
- Added new option: "Set thumbnail as the current tab when mouse cursor is over it". If activated, and in sidebar mode, a thumbnail will be selected just hovering your mouse cursor in it's thumbnail. Consider deactivating the "Close Showcase sidebar if a thumbnail is opened" option if used.
- Added an independent version of Showcase for SeaMonkey ("SeaMonkey Showcase"). Also, solved the configuration panel problem, and the contextual menu actions that were not working.
- Solved Showcase sidebar title cosmetic bug when statistics where activated.
- Fixed key shortcuts with modifiers bug.
- Change Showcase sub-menu position in the "View" menu. Now it's located under the "Sidebar" sub-menu.
- Added id attribute to menu items.
- If a thumbnail is focused, scroll will adjust automatically to show that thumbnail completely.
- In find bar, cursor and page keys can be used to scroll the thumbnail area.
- Added locales for Dutch (nl-NL, by Mark Heijl)and Hungarian (hu-HU, by Bernat Peter).

Fixed from 0.8.0:
- Updated German (de-DE) locale.

Version 0.8.0 160.8 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0b2

Changes for this version:
- Support for Firefox 2 beta 2.
- "Only current tabs" mode: toggle with CTRL+U. Will show only the current tab of each window. Can be enabled by default.
- Added selection area, making it easier to select thumbnails with the mouse. Works exactly as any file manager.
- Thumbnail caching. If enabled, a small capture of the different tabs will be cached, and used by Showcase when invoked. Disabled by default, can be enabled in the "Advanced" settings tab.
- Full screen plugins are now detected, and will show an icon instead of trying to render the thumbnail. Specific icons have been added for PDF, Quicktime and Flash. Other plugins show a generic plugin icon.
- Showcase can now be invoked using Firefox command line ("firefox -showcase"). This is useful when used together with an automation tool like AutoHotKey (http://www.autohotkey.com).
- Added option to hide the tab bar while using Showcase sidebar.
- Find bar state is now synchronized in Showcase tab, so it's not possible to have 2 find bars at the same time. Can be disabled if necessary.
- Added new contextual menu actions: Showcase This Window, Duplicate Tab In New Window, Move Tab To New Window and Page Info.
- Added message when no thumbnails are being shown.
- All Showcase instances are updated when configuration is changed.
- Better support for custom themes. Also, looks better in Flock.
- Fixed IE Tab detection (was not working in 0.7.0).
- Improved close tab code. Focus in Showcase window will be retained when closing thumbnails.
- Focus is retained when Showcase creates a new window (for duplicating or merging tabs).
- Added new option: "Set thumbnail as the current tab when mouse cursor is over it". If activated, and in sidebar mode, a thumbnail will be selected just hovering your mouse cursor in it's thumbnail. Consider deactivating the "Close Showcase sidebar if a thumbnail is opened" option if used.
- Added an independent version of Showcase for SeaMonkey ("SeaMonkey Showcase"). Also, solved the configuration panel problem, and the contextual menu actions that were not working.
- Solved Showcase sidebar title cosmetic bug when statistics where activated.
- Fixed key shortcuts with modifiers bug.
- Change Showcase sub-menu position in the "View" menu. Now it's located under the "Sidebar" sub-menu.
- Added id attribute to menu items.
- If a thumbnail is focused, scroll will adjust automatically to show that thumbnail completely.
- In find bar, cursor and page keys can be used to scroll the thumbnail area.
- Added locales for Dutch (nl-NL, by Mark Heijl)and Hungarian (hu-HU, by Bernat Peter).

Version 0.7.0 139.3 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0b1

Changes for this version:
- Find bar: locate any thumbnail by content, title or URL. Activate with "CTRL+F".
- Multiple selection of thumbnails (use cursors or mouse clicks with Shift or Control).
- New operations for multiple selections: Close Selected, Close Other Tabs, Duplicate in New Window, Merge in New Window.
- Browser windows can have multiple thumbnails representing them.
- Contextual menu options can be customized.
- Added "View source" contextual menu option (not shown by default).
- "Print" contextual menu option not shown by default.
- Contextual menu can be disabled, and actions can be assigned to the right mouse button click.
- Thumbnail order is now synchronized with the windows tab order.
- Sidebar title will show the number of opened windows/tabs as in the other modes (disabled by default).
- Changed keyboard cursor style.
- Background color for sidebar and window modes is configurable, like it was for the tab mode.
- Showcase title statistics are available for sidebar, are configurable and disabled by default.
- Improved configuration panels.
- Fixed small distortion bug (noticeable when thumbnails were really small).
- Fixed tab resizing producing incorrect thumbnail resizing.
- Fixed memory leaks reported by Leak Monitor extension 0.3.4 .
- Added some modifications to make Showcase compatible with "Tab Extensions" extension.
- "Mouse over" animation is disabled by default (can be enabled in the settings panel)
- Added locales for danish (da-DK, by Finn Sorensen). French locale has been updated by Jojaba, and Italian locale by MatrixIsAllOver.

Version 0.5.8.2 106.5 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

Changes for this version:
- Improved support for "mouse over zoom" for values over 100%. 150% seems to be the best value for this functionality.
- Added support for IE Tab. An IE icon will be shown instead of a blank thumbnail, and URL will be correct.
- Added information about the number of windows and tabs shown in Showcase in the title.
- Added references to KeyConfig as the way to configure shortcuts in the Showcase options dialog.
- New toolbar iconset that integrates better with Firefox default theme.
- Added separate buttons for window, tab and sidebar modes.
- Keeping "Shift" pressed while clicking on a showcase button will switch it's context (local to global or the opposite).
- Keeping "Control" pressed while clicking on a showcase button will switch it's mode (window to tab or the opposite).
- Improved plain style label visuals.
- Added key shortcut on Showcase window to access to configuration (Alt+O)
- Added Seamonkey support. The xSidebar extension (by Philip Chee) is required for Showcase to work properly in SeaMonkey. Configuration can be invoked using the Alt+O shortcut, but it will fail the first time, so close it and open again.
- Solved a minor bug that prevented the update of Showcase thumbnail title after a tab is loaded.
- Solved a minor bug related to selecting the wrong tab when using embedded mode.
- Icons are no longer stretched if font is too big.
- Loading icon will show when label is in "box" mode.
- Solved console warnings when using strict mode.
- Added locales for chinese (zh-CN, by rickcart), greek (el-GR, by moz.sf.net), polish (pl-PL, by Leszek(teo)Zyczkowski), russian (ru-RU, by Eugene), japanese (ja-JP, by Kiyotaka Uehara) and catalan (ca-AD, by Raco Catala ).

Fixed from 0.5.8.1: ja-JP localized preferences were missing.

Version 0.5.8.1 105.5 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

Changes for this version:
- Improved support for "mouse over zoom" for values over 100%. 150% seems to be the best value for this functionality.
- Added support for IE Tab. An IE icon will be shown instead of a blank thumbnail, and URL will be correct.
- Added information about the number of windows and tabs shown in Showcase in the title.
- Added references to KeyConfig as the way to configure shortcuts in the Showcase options dialog.
- New toolbar iconset that integrates better with Firefox default theme.
- Added separate buttons for window, tab and sidebar modes.
- Keeping "Shift" pressed while clicking on a showcase button will switch it's context (local to global or the opposite).
- Keeping "Control" pressed while clicking on a showcase button will switch it's mode (window to tab or the opposite).
- Improved plain style label visuals.
- Added key shortcut on Showcase window to access to configuration (Alt+O)
- Added Seamonkey support. The xSidebar extension (by Philip Chee) is required for Showcase to work properly in SeaMonkey. Configuration can be invoked using the Alt+O shortcut, but it will fail the first time, so close it and open again.
- Solved a minor bug that prevented the update of Showcase thumbnail title after a tab is loaded.
- Solved a minor bug related to selecting the wrong tab when using embedded mode.
- Icons are no longer stretched if font is too big.
- Loading icon will show when label is in "box" mode.
- Solved console warnings when using strict mode.
- Added locales for chinese (zh-CN, by rickcart), greek (el-GR, by moz.sf.net), polish (pl-PL, by Leszek(teo)Zyczkowski), russian (ru-RU, by Eugene), japanese (ja-JP, by Kiyotaka Uehara) and catalan (ca-AD, by Raco Catala ).

Fixed from 0.5.8: de-DE locale was not working properly.

Version 0.5.8 105.5 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

Changes for this version:
- Improved support for "mouse over zoom" for values over 100%. 150% seems to be the best value for this functionality.
- Added support for IE Tab. An IE icon will be shown instead of a blank thumbnail, and URL will be correct.
- Added information about the number of windows and tabs shown in Showcase in the title.
- Added references to KeyConfig as the way to configure shortcuts in the Showcase options dialog.
- New toolbar iconset that integrates better with Firefox default theme.
- Added separate buttons for window, tab and sidebar modes.
- Keeping "Shift" pressed while clicking on a showcase button will switch it's context (local to global or the opposite).
- Keeping "Control" pressed while clicking on a showcase button will switch it's mode (window to tab or the opposite).
- Improved plain style label visuals.
- Added key shortcut on Showcase window to access to configuration (Alt+O)
- Added Seamonkey support. The xSidebar extension (by Philip Chee) is required for Showcase to work properly in SeaMonkey. Configuration can be invoked using the Alt+O shortcut, but it will fail the first time, so close it and open again.
- Solved a minor bug that prevented the update of Showcase thumbnail title after a tab is loaded.
- Solved a minor bug related to selecting the wrong tab when using embedded mode.
- Icons are no longer stretched if font is too big.
- Loading icon will show when label is in "box" mode.
- Solved console warnings when using strict mode.
- Added locales for chinese (zh-CN, by rickcart), greek (el-GR, by moz.sf.net), polish (pl-PL, by Leszek(teo)Zyczkowski), russian (ru-RU, by Eugene), japanese (ja-JP, by Kiyotaka Uehara) and catalan (ca-AD, by Raco Catala ).

Version 0.5.7 67.6 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

Changes for this version:
- Added keyboard controls: cursors to select the desired thumbnail, space to zoom, delete to close and enter to select. Works with keypad too.
- Changed the thumbnails' label. Now a close button is added, and the lack of border will allow bigger thumbnails. Old style is available as a configuration option.
- Single window showcase ("local mode") is now embedded into browser by default as a tab (configurable).
- Showcase can be invoked by a URL (so it can be added as a bookmark, for instance). The URL is "chrome://showcase/content/showcase.xul?global=true" for global mode and "chrome://showcase/content/showcase.xul" for local mode.
- Added the option to remember last position relative to invoking window
- If mouse over zoom is activated, thumbnail will be repainted when it reaches the final size if needed.
- Small changes in the icons to make them look more integrated in the default Firefox's theme. Also, changed the extension icon to make it look a bit better.
- Improved zoom mode, so if mouse button is released anywhere in the window, zoom mode will be terminated.
- Added a workaround to detect window list when using Linux and IceWM.
- Solved a small bug that prevented painting in some thumbnails, under some special circumstances
- Added locales for spanish (es-ES, by Proyecto Nave), french (fr-FR, by j,b), italian (it-IT, by Robert Martucci), german (de-DE, by ReinekeFux), slovak (sk-SK, by Jacen) and portuguese (pt-BR, by Teboga). Thanks a lot to the BabelZilla team! (http://www.babelzilla.org)

Version 0.5.5 47.1 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

Changes for this version:
- Showcase window will close if there are no browser thumbnails to show (configurable)
- Left click action on thumbnails can be configured (the same way middle click is)
- Added throbber icon when page is loading
- Solved a small bug that caused a "docShell not found" error in some cases
- Solved a bug that made thumbnail labels disappear in some cases if "mouse over" zoom was activated
- Optimized painting in the case that "Paint thumbnails after window is loaded" is deactivated

Version 0.5.4 46.1 kB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

First public release!