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JustOff

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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 4:01 am

Speed Dial & Start Page with flexible layout for fast access to sites via visual bookmarks

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Features:
  • Visual bookmarks in new tabs
  • Automatic thumbnail generation
  • Free objects size and layout
  • Organization using folders tree
  • Move and resize by drag & drop
  • Custom images and colors
  • Embedded Color Picker
  • Open links in new tab with gestures
  • Internal cache system for fast operation
  • Portable-friendly architecture
  • Scale adjustment on low resolution displays
  • Can be set as Home Page
  • Layout syncing
  • Backup & restore of data and settings
Short manual:
  • Add widgets (link, folder or search) from right click menu
  • After adding page goes into unlocked state, that allow drag and resize
  • Drop widget over folder to move it in
  • Drop widget for left or top edge of page to return it to parent page
  • Double click widget's title in unlocked mode enter inline edit
  • Alt+Click - set size to default, Ctrl+Alt+Click - use as default size
  • Change lock status by double click on empty space or from menu
  • Drag link up/down to open in new foreground/background tab
  • Select extended actions from right click menu
  • Enable zoom out option to fit layout from larger display
  • Headers can be placed at bottom or hidden via options
AMO: Firefox, SeaMonkey

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Post Posted November 10th, 2015, 7:36 am

Version 2.0.1

[–] Fix favicons load/update
[–] Fix context menu not always closes
[±] Misc code optimizations & cleanup

While this version is awaiting for review on AMO, please consider update to it manually and then select "Refresh all favicons" from main context menu to load absent ones.

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Post Posted November 17th, 2015, 6:42 am

Speed Start 2.0.3

[±] Image cache handling is aligned to API changes (FF44+)
[±] The description on Add-on Manager page is localized
[–] Fixed main background image restore from backup
[–] Fixed title and favicon update when custom thumbnail is set

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Post Posted November 24th, 2015, 9:12 am

Hi, Speed Start looks like a usefull and GPL-licenced replacement to some commercial solutions.
Talking about flexible, I couldn't add any smart bookmark like "Most visited". Is it my browser (Palemoon latest), my bad view or else?
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Post Posted November 24th, 2015, 10:47 am

kozaki, I understand that you used to see the most frequently visited sites on the start page, but Speed Start intentionally implements a different approach: it provides a method to create such a layout, where each element is located in its predefined place. Unfortunately I see no convenient way to reconcile one with the other.

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Post Posted November 27th, 2015, 12:52 am

Hi! Big thanks for extension - it's just awesome! Is it possible to change bookmarks 'name' in footer? (my browser is palemoon)

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Post Posted December 24th, 2015, 8:57 am

Hi
Can you add
1. tabs (i prefer tabs over folders)
2. delay for creating thumbnails
3. aspect ratio for widgets (like none, 1:1, 3:4, 16:9)
?

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2016, 1:53 pm

mzfrfx
Sorry, but folders tree is by design, also I've no idea when the delay of creating thumbnails could be useful.
As for aspect ratio, this goes to todo list. Thanks.

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2016, 3:14 pm

Don't see how tabs interfere with folders, you could do it optional.
Delay is useful when sites aren't static images for capturing flash, javascripts animations.
Also having option for removing Speed Start from context menu would be nice.

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2016, 3:33 pm

mzfrfx wrote:Don't see how tabs interfere with folders, you could do it optional.

If so, could you explain what do you mean by "add tabs"?
Delay is useful when sites aren't static images for capturing flash, javascripts animations.

Thumbnails are created in background, so how the delay can help?
Also having option for removing Speed Start from context menu would be nice.

Ok, I've recorded this.

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2016, 3:17 am

JustOff wrote:
mzfrfx wrote:Don't see how tabs interfere with folders, you could do it optional.

If so, could you explain what do you mean by "add tabs"?

I meant like this
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Thumbnails are created in background, so how the delay can help?

PMed few examples.

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2016, 4:43 am

mzfrfx
Ok, now I got it.
Concerning the tabs, answer is likely would no.
Custom delay before thumbnail capture goes to todo list.

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2016, 6:50 am

mzfrfx
Try 2.0.5b4 with сustom delay before thumbnail capture option.

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2016, 9:01 am

Works fine so far.
"0" to disable delay option?

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2016, 10:02 am

Initially SStart had 500ms delay, now it's default, while limits are 100-60000.
I'm thinking about lowering default and lower limit to 100 or even 50, but it can't be zero or thumbnail creation will fail.

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