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About QuickJava

QuickJava is a Firefox extension that allows you to easily enable/disable Java, JavaScript, Images, Flash and more directly from the toolbar and/or status bar! (Need help?)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

QuickJava 1.7.5 Released (1.7.3 with bugs fixed)

The newest version has been released.

Please note, users may need to re-configure their toolbar buttons, I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

1.7.3 Added support for Proxy, regular expressions are customizable (usually for linux/mac users) in the options and an updated icon set.

This is great news for Linux and Mac users so they do not have to modify the source code to get the Java/Flash and SilverLight components working if they are not using a compatible provider.

Proxy was added as a request, it will turn the proxy off and then return the value to the previously selected value, whatever it was, when you turn it back on.  If proxy is turned off before the first time QuickJava is running it will not know which option to turn it on to and will default to "Use System Proxy Settings".

The icons are now a simple transparent image with a background color set by CSS, if this does not turn out to be problematic then I hope to make the button colors user configurable in a future release.

Any extension that tweaks the look of the status bar (such as Status-4-Evar) may be incompatible with this extension.  It is their responsibility to properly behave with any extension that they interact with and I they should be notified of the problem.  Since it was easy enough to make my extension compatible, I have done so.  Unfortunately I can not promise future compatibility but I will try, within reason, to maintain this functionality.

If you have any problems, 1.7.2 is compatible with FF 4.x and you can revert to that (if you don't know how, or have issues with it complaining about not being compatible with your firefox version: google is your friend)

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21 comments:

  1. The silverlight button in the toolbar doesn't work in 1.7.3. The button works fine in the add-on bar but in the toolbar it just stays gray and is unable to toggle silverlight on/off. This is using Firefox 4.0.1 on windows 7.

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  2. The new version is like a horror-movie. I started it, i saw it and i wanted to switch off. Really. - I am one of the donators and love that Add-On. But the new buttons are tooooo large. They don't look like a button, they a looking like a rocket target.

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  3. On my system, I have the buttons in my add-on bar. There is NO difference in the buttons no matter whether they are on or off in the new 1.7.3. This means I have to revert back to the previous version since it was immediately obvious which state I had selected. Sorry to moan :(

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  4. Post edited with information about Status-4-Evar extension incompatibilities. After I fix the SilverLight toolbar bug I will look at tweaking my CSS to overcome their shortcomings but can not promise anything.

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  5. A new version 1.7.4 has been submitted for review to fix most of the concerns that have been expressed: Broken SL Toolbar icon, statusbar icon size and compatability with Status-4-Evar (even sthough I till hold that they are overstepping their bounds, it was a simple enough change for me).

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  6. Anyone wanting a workaround while 1.7.4 is in review may add "!important" to the two background-color declarations in quickjava.css. I made a new xpi and reinstalled it, but you may be able to do it in-place depending on what kind of zip program you're using.

    It should be possible to make the buttons smaller and stop them from touching each other as well by editing the CSS, but I just wanted the lost functionality back this morning.

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  7. First of all thank you for making this awesome extension! I've been using it for years not and I can not imagine Firefox without it!
    In 1.7.3 the buttons on the extensions bar are now slightly bigger, they are making extension bar larger and due to to this there is less space for viewing sites especially on wide screen netbooks.
    I know this is not a big problem because it is only few pixels, but can there be a choice to use small or lager icons?

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  8. Anonymous, please re-read the post, the answer you're looking for is already there...

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  9. I still use FF 3.6.18, where can I find your extension for my old browser?

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  10. @Tahitian,

    At the bottom of the mozilla add-on page there's a link to previous versions (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/quickjava/versions/) where you should be able to install 1.7.2

    If it doesn't work it's a bug w/ Mozilla and not my extension, you may be able to do some google searches for help installing it... but hopefully it'll work right off the site for you :)

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  11. It doesn't appear on my browser. It's Firefox 8.0. Why?

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  12. hy i dont see any button.. please post with screemshot.. where can i find it on win 7

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  13. Pained, sandip,

    You must turn on the add-on bar or customize your toolbar to see my extension. As noted by default it is only in the add-on bar, so if you have that disabled you will not see it without doing other setup to get the icons where you can use them.

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  14. Have to turn off flash in QuickJava for flash to work (i.e. on YouTube.

    Great must-have extension! Thanks, hope you can fix.

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:10.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.1

    QuickJava 1.7.5

    Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102

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    1. Replying to myself... Problem was NOT with QJ. Ignore.

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  15. awesome extension, but i wish it also had a button to turn off and on "disable or replace context menus" i have it turned off all the time, but when i go to google docs or google maps, it would be nice to be able to toggle it.

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  16. Proxy Button display text error...

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  17. Pushing the CSS button, and cannot return...
    on firefox ver 13.

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    1. i have the same issues. please fix!

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  18. I have problem with CSS (cannot switch on even after unistalling the add-on) and with flash - I don't see any objects in Firefox. Other browsers are fine.

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  19. A fix has been submitted for the CSS issue however it has to go through the review process and there is nothing I can do to speed that up. Sorry for the delay.

    In the meantime to get the style back go to View -> Page Style -> Basic Page Style

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