Wiki-on-a-stick (WoaS) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

doesn't work anymore with new version :'(
Same situation at win 7, win 10, ubuntu.
Any idea?
There is no alternative that is almost as practical as WoaS for me.
The re-install of the latest alpha-version isn't working too. Shock!
"This add-on is not compatible with your version of Firefox." (54.0.1)
But, click the gray "Add to Firefox"-Button and it works anyway.

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Excellent extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good addon to save my precious notes

A Great Idea Badly Executed Rated 1 out of 5 stars

You're better off using Notepad.

Doesn't save, Extension is useless. Bad.

2.0.1 does not work on Android on FF54. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

i installed 1.0alpha18 instead.

this extension does nothing. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have installed this extension. It shows up in the addons page on firefox. But it does nothing.
I have opened a the empty tiddly wiki in firefox. I am supposed to see a blue / green button somewhere. I cannot find such a thing. I am able to save the file through the file save function on firefox browser even without this extension.

I have firefox 48 running on ubuntu 14.04

Hi vidyadhara I'm sorry you've run into problems. If you've lots of buttons on your toolbar then the TiddlyFox button might have been pushed into the overflow menu; click the menu button (three horizontal lines) to show the menu. You can then click "Customize" and rearrange things so that the TiddlyFox icon is visible.

Great but file saving broken Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Always loved this extension and have several wikis in Firefox. The recent update has broken file saving though. I have seen the comments but 1) I am not in private viewing mode 2) I do not have Never Save History selected and 3) There is no big blue ball to click on to enable saving! Effectively leaves my wikis as useless as saving saves them as <wikiname>(1).htm etc..

OK, Update... have found the TiddlyFox icon in the Firefox toolbar but it's not very obvious! Maybe whatever theme I have enabled is hiding it somewhat.

Beware of e.g. german umlauts in your filename! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi Jeremy,

I just realized, that a TiddlyWiki file that has - in my case - a german umlaut in its file name, will not be saved by TiddlyFox 2.x with Firefox 53. This was not a problem so far. Maybe this concerns more non-ASCII characters in the file name and therefore this could be interesting to others.
By the way: only ONE of my TiddlyWiki file names contains a german umlaut - what would you think was the first file I used with TiddlyFox 2.x ? :-)
Thanks a lot for TiddlyWiki!

Pre-release works! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi Jeremy,

I installed the pre-release by setting xpinstall.signatures.required in about:conig to true.
And it works! Hurray, I am back in business! Thanks a lot for all your effort and work about tiddlywiki and tiddlyfox!

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File save issues and Tiddly Cat disappearance in FF 53.0 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Jeremy, thanks for all you've done with TiddlyWiki for many years. Recently upgrading one Windows 10 machine and one Windows 7 machine to Firefox version 53.0 caused two issues:
1) File save is now more awkward. Closing a tiddler does not automatically update the TiddlyWiki file (leaving the circled checkmark icon on the right sidebar colored red). And when clicking the right sidebar save icon (circled checkmark), a download file dialog is opened with %20s replacing spaces. Would like to get back to the simple click the checkmark to end tiddler editing and your done mode of operation.
2) The cat on the ball has disappeared from the toolbar. Nor did it even leave a smile behind. UPDATE: the cat-on-ball icon is present in the toolbar in a normal FF window, but is missing from private FF windows.

On both machines, TiddlyFox was updated mid-April.
Thanks in advance for any fixes.

Hi Kamel - there is a bug in 2.0.1 that prevents TiddlyFox from working in private windows, or when "Never remember history" is enabled. That's why you're seeing the fallback to the default behaviour of downloading the file rather than saving it.

A fix is in the works, but in the meantime you may be able to work around the issue by switching off private browsing.

TiddlyFox Icon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

UPDATE: Enable "Remember History" - Icon shows, can be added to toolbar icons, can be used to enable saving.

Issue documented at: https://github.com/TiddlyWiki/TiddlyFox/issues/46

I cannot find the TiddlyFox toolbar icon either. It shows just the icon caption in the "Customize", but dragging or adding it to the menu or the toolbar simply removes it from the available features. Restoring defaults brings it back. Restarting firefox does not show the icon in the toolbar icons nor in the menu. Thus, not able to enable saving of the TiddlyWiki.

Firefox 52.0.2 32-Bit

Thanks ChuckM I've posted a prerelease that should fix the problem. See here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/tiddlywiki/bU2fnqAxKUA/yn-sFBY_BQAJ -- once I've confirmation that it fixes the issue I shall submit it to Mozilla.

Great add-on, great to know that TiddlyWiki continues to evolve, some subtlety Rated 5 out of 5 stars

To me, TiddlyWiki is like vim: I have used both for many years, and would be extremely unhappy if they disappeared. Jeremy Ruston's new version of the TiddlyFox is useful, as it now warns the user of simultaneously opened versions of the same html file. This now makes the extremely cautious backup strategy of the old tiddlywiki (backup in a new file after each save) unneccessary. In short, it's great to see that this fantastic tool continues to evolve.

On a first trial, I did not catch the subtlety of the TiddlyFox icon in the Firefox bar, and was utterly confused. I would suggest that the authors add a note in the TiddlyWiki website to help orient naive users like me... SO relieved to see it continues to work, and to evolve. All thumbs up for TiddlyWiki and Jeremy Ruston! TiddlyWiki remains a unique tool.

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Love it! The cat is on the green ball! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Especially like the big red warning that appears at the top of the page if the tiddlywiki is open in more than one tab.
Save/Backup both work like always.
Firefox 52.0.2 (64-bit)

TiddlyFox toolbar with blue ball Rated 5 out of 5 stars

sorry, I can not find the TiddlyFox toolbar with blue ball - I only found a nice cat-icon...
MY FireFox-Version. 52.0.2 (32-Bit)

Hi Elke-ausK I've posted a prerelease that should fix your problem. See here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/tiddlywiki/bU2fnqAxKUA/yn-sFBY_BQAJ -- once I've confirmation that it fixes the issue I shall submit it to Mozilla.

2.01 doesn't work on Firefox 52.0.2 (32 bit) but the previous version still does Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tiddlyfox just updated itself to 2.01. Other than adding an icon to the Menu Bar its main feature seems to be that it no longer allows saving. I discovered the same problem on different Firefox installations on different versions of Windows so I'm pretty sure this is a Tiddlyfox issue not a Firefox one. (That is presumably still to come when the planned changes to Firefox kick in).

Happily the previous version - 1.0alpha18.1-signed.1-signed - still works fine on all the instances of Firefox that I have reverted to it .

Edit: Jeremy R. kindly responded to point out how Tiddlyfox now works and has added that information to the 'About this Add-on' notes above.

Hi DaveH

Apologies if it is not be obvious, but you have to explicitly enable saving for each file that you want to use with TiddlyFox (any permissions you gave to the older version are not carried forwards).

Initially, when you load a TiddlyWiki file from a file:// URI, the TiddlyFox icon shows a blue ball; clicking it shows a big green "Enable" button that turns on saving for that wiki. The ball then turns green to indicate that saving is enabled. The setting is remembered between sessions

Let me know if that helps!

v2.0.1 fails on FF 51.0.1 32 bit Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It still saves, but to the downloads folder. That breaks the links to images. I'm running up-to-date Win 7 SP1 64 bit.

Hi dancebert

You need to explicitly enable TiddlyFox 2.x for each TiddlyWiki file that you want to use with it. When you first load a TiddlyWiki file from a file:// URI the TiddlyFox toolbar icon will show a blue ball. Clicking it brings up a panel with a big green "Enable" button that enables saving for that file. The TiddlyFox toolbar icon then switches to green to indicate that saving is enabled.

The permission settings are preserved between sessions, but are not carried over from earlier versions of TiddlyFox.

Let me know if that helps!

Fails on FF 52.0.2 - works now, previous user error Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tks Jeremy, previous versions specifically asked me for save permissions. I had therefore overlooked the new button and suggest you include this in the AddOn description.

I am very happy now! TiddlyWiki is an absolutely wonderful tool! Thank You for your great work for the community.


What I wrote earlier:
Like the previous reviewer my Tiddlywiki (which is my lifeline...) stopped working today after a FF upgrade - bummer.

Let us all vote for bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1246236 so this is fixed.

Have you tried TiddlyFox 2.x? It should auto update for you.

One point to watch is that you need to explicitly enable TiddlyFox 2.x for each TiddlyWiki file that you want to use with it. When you first load a TiddlyWiki file from a file:// URI the TiddlyFox toolbar icon will show a blue ball. Clicking it brings up a panel with a big green "Enable" button that enables saving for that file. The TiddlyFox toolbar icon then switches to green to indicate that saving is enabled.

The permission settings are preserved between sessions, but are not carried over from earlier versions of TiddlyFox.

Does not work anymore Rated 1 out of 5 stars

With the new restriction for file access, the plug-in does not work anymore. It makes using TW problematic.

Update: Thank you for the long reply. I do not fell I am "punishing" anyone. The plugin's description says: "A Firefox extension to enable TiddlyWiki to save changes directly to the file system". It simple does not fulfill that function anymore. Note, I gave a five star when it worked.

Yes, it is disappointing, but my team relied on that function heavily, so have to move to alternatives. Feel free to refer my disappointment to Mozilla. If I could, I would give no stars as, but here is no such an option.

Please, consider putting parts of your excellent reply into the description of the plug in.

update 2: left an entry at the linked bugzilla bug

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Hi Michael the upcoming changes to Firefox are disappointing, but not necessarily the end of the world. Firstly, there are many other ways to use TiddlyWiki (eg, via Node.js, using a CloudDB server, via TiddlySpot, TiddlyDesktop etc). I appreciate that the Firefox/TiddlyFox workflow is used by many people, but it's not under my control to keep it working. When and if we have to give up, there are at least many other options.

Secondly, if enough users make the case, there's a chance that Mozilla can be persuaded to alter their plans to accommodate our use cases. In particular there's been a lot of discussion on this bug:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1246236

I appreciate why you left a one star review, but I would urge you to channel your frustration into helping make the case with Mozilla. Otherwise it feels a bit like you're punishing me for something over which I have no control.

UPDATE: Let me know if the new 2.x version works for you

How to delete entry? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Any one know how to delete an entry into TiddlyFox. I accidentally added a file to allow editing that I don't want to allow editing. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it keeps it settings. I tried deleting the tiddly file under extensions but that did not work either.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH ( FireFox team read this ) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When FireFox updated to no longer the use of inner html to modify a web page it broke one of my favorite programs called Wiki on a Stick (WoaS) It is a fully self-contained self-modifying html file, that can be used as a personal wiki for whatever you want. I was so sad. I then had to use an old version of FireFox. This extension allows me to use WoaS in the latest version of FireFox. Without this extension I would go back to using an old version of FireFox. Thank you so much for the time you took to make this extension. I hope that they fast track your extension for approval. It's because of you I am using the latest version of FireFox. PS This is the first review I have ever left of an extension. It is that important to me.

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Thanks mastersapp, much appreciated!

BUENO Rated 5 out of 5 stars

BUEBUEna

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0alpha18.1-signed.1-signed).