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2.4beta1 adds ebay, Larger Popup, Copy, Search, more

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve released Thumbnail Zoom Plus 2.4beta1 with several great new features and more web site support.

New features:

  • Added page type “Others (Indirect)“, adding support for more web sites:
    • Lets Thumbnail Zoom Plus work with more sites (such as ebay.com).
    • Finds the full-size image “indirectly” by reading the web page of the hovered link.
    • May run slower than other rules since it has to retrieve the extra web page.
    • While it’s reading and processing the indirect web page it’ll show a TZP working icon with two dots ( ).  When it’s actually reading the image it’ll show the usual working icon with three dots (  ).
    • Known issue: occasionally, when hovering one thumb and quickly moving to another, you may then see the pop-up from the wrong thumb.
  • Added preference “Max Size“, which gives you the option of seeing larger pop-ups than before.  It can be set to:
    • Web Page” (default): the pop-up will stay within the web page’s area of the screen (like prior versions of Thumbnail Zoom did).
    • Window“: the pop-up will stay within the overall Firefox window, but may cover toolbars and menus.
    • Screen“: the pop-up may appear anywhere on the screen except areas reserved for the operating system’s Task Bar, Dock, overall Menu Bar, or Start Menu.  This setting lets you see the largest pop-ups possible.
  • Added a hotkey to Search Google Images for the current image:
    • Press the “g” key while a pop-up is displayed to open a Google Images Search for the viewed image.
    • It’s a great way to find a better quality version of an image, or other images related to it.
    • This works by searching for the web address of the image (so it may not work for images which require a log-in).
    • The Google Images Search will be done using Google’s default Safe Search settings, which are generally whatever Safe Search settings you used last time.  Be advised that it’s always possible for Google Search results to include adult content and we have no control over that.
  • Changed the hotkey to toggle image captions from “c” to “i” (as in “information”).
  • Copy Image or Copy Image Location to Clipboard:
    • Press the “c” key while a pop-up is displayed to copy the image to the clipboard.  You can then paste it into an email, editor, Photoshop, etc.
    • Press the “l” (as in ‘location”) key while a pop-up is displayed to copy its web location (URL) into the clipboard.
  • Thumbnail Zoom Plus now works “chrome://” and “data://” web page addresses so it can work with pages generated by add-ons like “Show Me More” and “Browse Images“.
  • Added preference “Save As Name” to determine the default filename for the Save Enlarged Image As… command.  Options are:
    • Caption: use image’s caption text, like TZP 2.3
    • Web Address: like TZP 2.2 and older
    • Cap. & Web: caption text followed by web address
    • Web & Cap: web address followed by caption text
  • Bug fixes

Web Site Support using “Others (Indirect)”:

Other Web Site Support:

  • Added redfin.com (for property overview thumb and medium photos; doesn’t support gallery of thumbs for an individual property)
  • Added kickstarter.com
  • Improved minus.com
  • Fixed caption text from reddit.com when the Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES) is enabled.
  • Fixed godaddy.com to prevent pop-ups from button in My Account and DNS Manager.
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  1. bam
    September 27, 2012 at 7:20 am

    VERY annoying feature!

    When I’m typing text, if my mouse happens to wander (or vibrate) near some image, it interrupts my typing! Then, i must leave the typing, find the stupid mouse, move elsewhere, then return to the keyboard and try to remember what I was typing!

    Despite it’s occasional usefulness, i had to disable it (and return to using right-click “view image” whenever I needed to look at something).

    • September 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Is the problem new to this version of the add-on?

      Most people seem happy with the add-on, but that can be a problem for some users. If you’re in the habit of moving the mouse away from the input field, it may help to just leave it where it is when you type; the mouse pointer should hide automatically when you type so you don’t have to move the cursor out of the way.

      If it does pop-up when you don’t want it, you can simply press the Esc (escape) key to dismiss the pop-up; you don’t have to move the mouse.

      Another idea is to turn on Thumbnail Zoom Plus preference “Key to display : Ctrl” (or Shift or Alt). That way pop-ups won’t appear unless you hover with that key pressed down, preventing accidents.

      Does this problem happen on a particular site and input field, or all sites? If it’s a particular site, I may be able to disable it automatically for images in certain areas where the problem is likely to happen. Let me know.

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