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Firevine is a toolbar to help improve the user experience at newsvine.com. Multiple site functions have been included in this toolbar, including a quick link to both your column and the frontpage as well as a site search, automatically updating watchlist and seed status checker.
Install at your own risk. However, there really isn't that much of a risk. If for whatever reason it does crash your browser, just start it up in safe mode and uninstall the extension. No real permanent damage will be done.
The installation will probably be blocked by firefox. In the message bar that appears at the top of your browser, click "Edit Options..." In the window that appears, click "Allow" and then close. Click to Install again.
Fixed 3 bugs
- The "Seed Newsvine" button that pop-ups a window that allows you to enter in all the relevant information will now close and redirect the parent window properly. In other words, it will function just like the normal "Seed Newsvine" button.
- Better mouse control. Clicking on buttons within the toolbar with either the right mouse button or the scroll wheel will open the resulting page in a new tab. Clicking on the buttons with the left mouse button will open the resulting page within the current tab.
- When a page is opened in a new tab, the settings for opening the tab in the background or stealing focus is now taken from the browser settings rather than an extension setting.
The old (0.3) version was accepted by Mozilla as a public Firefox Add-on. I just submitted the new version as well. However, the review process is lengthy and it the last version about a month to be accepted.
This means that Firevine should update automatically to the new version after it is accepted by Mozilla. However, that update will be a few weeks after I actually release a new version here. Therefor if you want the latest version the moment I release it, then watchlist the "firevine" tag. If not, then your browser should eventually be updated with a somewhat recent version eventually.
I'm still waiting for a kick-ass newsvine API that will allow me to create some kick-ass features. In the meantime I'll be getting rid of the toolbar in firevine and directly integrated the extension into Firefox. This will allow you more options as to what features you want to utilize as well as take up far less of your browser real estate. I'll also add in some quick links to common newsvine tasks and reference pages.