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UsableHomeButton Version History

18 versions

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These versions are displayed for reference and testing purposes. You should always use the latest version of an add-on.

Version 2.2 48.6 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

* It is now possible via the extension’s options to choose what pressing the button should do: to go to home page (by default) or to open the extension’s menu.

* Added the “Options” item to the context menu of the extension’s button for quick access to the extension’s options. The items is available always, regardless of type of page in current tab.

Version 2.1.4 43.2 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

“Forget the site” feature improvements:
* When forgetting a site, both www-prefixed and nonprefixed hosts are now taken into account.
* Menu now closes immediately after starting forgetting a site, as well as on pressing the corresponding menu item while forgetting the site is not completed yet.
* Completion of forgetting a site is now reflected on the progress indicator.

Version 2.1.3 43.0 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

The “Forget the site” feature is now aware that removing localStorage for a host is only possible in Firefox 58+.

Version 2.1.2 42.9 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

Workaround for the Firefox bug 1424020 causing wrong position of the extension’s menu arrow not nearby the button.

Version 2.1.1 42.9 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

“Forget the site” progress indicator now accounts for whether current site is the site being forgotten.

Version 2.1 42.9 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

* The extension’s button now opens site’s home page directly like in versions 1.x. The extension’s menu now opens via the “UsableHomeButton menu” item in the button’s context menu.

* Added new items to the button’s context menu to open home page in new tab and new window. (Opening by pressing the button itself while holding down Ctrl/Shift, like it was in 1.x, is technically impossible in WebExtensions API.)

* Added loading site’s home page via the Alt+H keyboard shortcut. (Using Alt+Home, like in 1.x, is impossible because WebExtensions API does not allow to override existing keyboard shortcuts.)

* Pressing the extension’s button on site’s home page now scrolls the page to its beginning like in 1.x.

* Added the “Search in Internet Archive” menu item.

* Now site’s Cookies and LocalStorage are deleted besides removing site from history. The “Delete the site from history” is renamed back to “Forget the site”.

* Now menu links opened in a new tab are opened right after current tab.

* The “Forget the site” menu item now displays the progress indicator if forgetting the site started previously has not been completed yet.

Version 2.0.9 35.5 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

* Keyboard navigation through nonlink menu items is now possible.

* Restored the previous way of parent-URL generation: trailing slash is now again added always.

* The icon of the “Browser’s start page” menu item updated according to the new Firefox 57+ logo.

Version 2.0.8 34.6 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

* Now a confirmation is requested before forgetting a page or a site (like in 1.x).

* The “Forget…” menu items are renamed to “Delete … from history” to correspond better to their current functionality.

* Trailing slash (/) is now only added to parent URLs if the current page’s URL has it.

* Added a workaround for a Firefox bug causing menu artifacts such as parts of characters after expanding the “Copy” submenu.

Version 2.0.7 33.9 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

Support for multiple URLs as browser’s start page (Firefox 58+).

Version 2.0.6 33.7 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

Fixed: There was no “Scroll page to beginning” menu item on pages operating in Quirks mode.

Version 2.0.5 33.7 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

Support for opening browser’s start page in a new tab via middle click.

Version 2.0.4 33.5 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

* More reliable way to differentiate between real webpages and media files opened directly.

* The “Browser’s start page” menu item is enabled in Firefox 58+ where the corresponding Firefox 57 bug 1408099 is fixed.

Version 2.0.3 33.6 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

* Improved: on Addons.Mozilla.org site where extension possibilities are intentionally limited by Firefox developers, most of menu items are now avaialable except for “Scroll page to beginning”, “Canonical URL” and “Minimal URL”; hash on this site is removed (“Remove hash (anchor)” item) with inevitable page reload, but this is probably better than nothing.

* Fixed: added a workaround for the Firefox bug 1416616 that made it nonworking to reliably differentiate between HTML pages and media files opened directly, using a Firefox built-in feature worked in old-type extensions.

Version 2.0.2 33.5 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 57.0 and later, Firefox 57.0 and later

* WebExtensions-API-based version compatible with Firefox 57+. There are inevitable differences caused by limitations of WebExtensions API. Bugs are possible, feel free to file them to the extension author.

* UsableHomeButton now adds its own button since overriding the Home button of Firefox is not possible anymore.

* Pressing the button now always opens menu since context menus and handling of pressing toolbar buttons are very limited in WebExtensions API.

* Forgetting page or site now does not request confirmation (probably temporarily).

* When forgetting page or site, they are now only removed from history. Cookies, etc. are not touched (probably temporarily).

* When forgetting site, only current domain is removed, without its subdomains (probably temporarily).

* Disabled the ability to copy domain without suffix due to lack of access to corresponding built-in functionality of Firefox (probably temporarily).

* Alt+Home, Ctrl+Alt+Home and Shift+Alt+Home keyboard shortcuts are now unavailable due to WebExtensions API limitations.

* Removed the “Empty tab” menu item due to WebExtensions API limitation.

* Removed the “Browser’s start page” menu item due to Firefox bug 1416836.

* New: added extension-menu items “Try via HTTPS” and “Try with no www”.

* Improved: hash (anchor) is now removed from URL before determining parent URLs.

* Probably something else.

Version 1.4.2 27.1 KiB Works with Firefox 32.0 - 56.*

Fixed: Home button’s context menu didn’t show if some toolbar buttons were collapsed (caused by specifics of the implementation of autocollapsing buttons in the Australis user interface of Firefox).

Version 1.4.1 27.0 KiB Works with Firefox 32.0 - 50.0

Fixed: some menu items of the “Home” button have not always (by turns) been displayed when they should have been:

* “Remove query string”;
* “Remove hash (anchor)”;
* “Canonical URL”.

Version 1.4 27.1 KiB Works with Firefox 32.0 - 51.0

* Now, if current page is opened via HTTPS, the “Canonical URL” menu item will point to HTTPS URL too.
* Added support for minimal URL for Yandex.Market.
* When copying first-level heading, heading inside `MAIN` element now has priority if exists.
* Items for copying page title and first-level heading are now only displayed for documents that are not images, videos, audio files, etc.
* When copying page title or first-level heading and it is empty or missing, an attempt is taken to copy heading or page title respectively, and if both are missing, a notification about inability to copy is displayed.
* Added ability to copy decoded URL of page.
* Copying site’s domain with no suffix now works correctly for national (e.g. cyrillic) domains.
* Multiple internal changes.
* Dropped support for Firefox older than 32.

Version 1.3.2 20.4 KiB Works with Firefox 23.0 - 49.*

1.3.2:

* Removed unneeded “.aspx” extension from MSDN’s minimal URLs.
* “Minimal URL” is now able to remove unneeded MSDN’s middle URL parts regardless of their number.
* Added support for eBay in the “Minimal URL” feature.
* Added “Domain of the site (no suffix)” item to the “Copy” submenu.

1.3.1:

* Removed separator between the “Canonical URL” and “Minimal URL” menu items.

1.3.0:

* Added “Remove query string” menu item that allows to remove URL part after the first question mark inclusive.

* Added “Remove hash (anchor)” menu item that allows to remove URL part after the first `#` character inclusive without reloading the page.

* Added “Canonical URL” menu item that allows to go to the URL specified in `LINK rel="canonical"` HTML element of the page.

* Added “Minimal URL” menu item that allows to go to a minimal working URL (without unneeded parts like page title duplicated in the URL just for SEO purposes) for pages of some sites (currently supported are MSDN, Amazon, and Intel’s ARK).

* Added “Copy” submenu that allows to copy page title, first-level heading (including alt texts of images it contains), page URL, or site’s domain to clipboard.

* Added “Open in private window” menu item to open current page in a private window.

* Dropped support for Firefox versions older than 23.