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Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:06 am

A first release of Pale Moon Commander, the advanced preferences configurator for Pale Moon, has been released to AMO.

This is a first core release (0.5) and no documentation has been written yet, so please be careful using the add-on as any changes made with it are permanent.
You can find the add-on here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pale-moon-commander/

Documentation is in the works, and it's been added to the Pale Moon website now (Download -> Pale Moon Commander)
EDIT: I've decided to change the license to a freeware license.
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:16 am

Update: The add-on has been updated to 0.6 after adding a number of features and reorganizing the layout slightly.
A full review has been requested (it seems to share the queue with preliminary reviews? in any case there's a queue of 60 add-ons for review at AMO... this might take a few weeks :!: ), and it's available on the palemoon.org site directly as well: http://www.palemoon.org/commander.shtml
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:55 pm

I'll see about creating proper documentation for it soon. In the meantime, Softpedia has picked the add-on up as a tweak tool listing (unsuspected!) and it can be found here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Brow ... nder.shtml

They also seem to be a lot faster in evaluating the add-on over there as it's been reviewed and given the 100% clean certification, as well as an editor's writeup. In the meantime: AMO has the add-on in the queue 6 spaces up after 2 days (Queue Position: 54 of 63) ... so.. maybe in 3 weeks or a month, this version will have been reviewed? :lol:
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby kilops » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:28 am

Hi Moonchild, I'v been using Pale Moon (Portable version) for a long time now and I love it, congratz for your awesome work there.

I stumbled upon this addon today, and as a geek, I obviously loved it :]

I'm used to change/tweak via about:config some of PM/FF internals and I'm here to submit one (maybe more later) to be made accessible thru your addon :
(Needles to say that Pale Moon being performance oriented, my current suggestion and futures ones are related to performance and responsiveness enhancement)


nglayout.initialpaint.delay = 150 (default)
Delay in ms before the page start to be drawn, to let more content (like images/css) to be loaded before the 1st draw, content loaded later will trigger a redraw of the HTML and cause more CPU cycles. If all content is loaded the page is drawn immediately.

A tricky value to tweak, but I like to have it quite high (1500 ms) on my low-perf netbook, because I know that very few page load faster. (the Wifi being another bottleneck)
On my High end desktop I set to to 0 or 1 to have maximum responsiveness.
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:19 pm

AMO Editors wrote:Your add-on, Pale Moon Commander, 0.6, has been preliminarily reviewed by an editor and is now available for download in our gallery

About time ;)

kilops wrote:nglayout.initialpaint.delay = 150 (default)

Might be an idea to add to a later version, yes.
Note: setting to a very low value (less than 100 ms) is not recommended because network latency will then always waste time/CPU rendering a not-yet-renderable page (nothing received yet or just headers).
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:20 am

greebo wrote:http://kb.mozillazine.org/Nglayout.initialpaint.delay

Default: 250


I'm aware of the pref.
Default: 150 (in Pale Moon)
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby gteds » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:27 pm

how to translation this add-ons ?
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby lobocursor » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:07 am

gteds wrote:how to translation this add-ons ?


This will need translation until it's complete, also translation will be very tricky. It should be clear as glass or some users can wipe their computers by mistake. So why for the moment is English only.
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Sun May 26, 2013 1:04 pm

A first version of the manual is available for Pale Moon Commander (PDF format).
Feel free to have a look through it and let me know any issues. Note that this manual is for PMC v1.0 which adds 2 things (Initial paint delay and switching to the new tab when opening bookmarks in a new tab) that are therefore in the manual but not in the currently released version of the extension.

The PDF can be downloaded here: http://ge.tt/api/1/files/7C0AjLa/2/blob?download

EDIT: Published v1.0 of the add-on now on the website http://www.palemoon.org/commander.shtml
AMO might take a while to review this as per usual.
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby back2themoon » Sun May 26, 2013 8:18 pm

Thanks for the manual. Not really a Pale Moon problem, but enabling Direct2D acceleration in Commander brings back the font rendering issue ugliness (Win 8 x64). Something must be seriously wrong with Microsoft, as documented here. Also tried "Always use ClearType for content" but the problem remains (until Direct2D is disabled).
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Sun May 26, 2013 8:23 pm

back2themoon wrote:Thanks for the manual. Not really a Pale Moon problem, but enabling Direct2D acceleration in Commander brings back the font rendering issue ugliness (Win 8 x64).

Actually, Direct2D is enabled by default so you probably disabled it yourself in the past ;)
Currently, there is a BIG issue with Direct2D when you have the Windows Platform Update installed. This is, however, off-topic to this particular thread as it's not a Pale Moon Commander issue, so if you want to discuss this please take it to the appropriate thread, thanks!
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby lobocursor » Mon May 27, 2013 2:43 am

I still get downloads for version 0.6 in mozilla and the other link send me to the same version? We need to wait maybe. :/
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby jumba » Mon May 27, 2013 6:38 am

You can find it under the versions:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... /versions/

Why it always takes sometime for new versions to appear on AMO?
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Mon May 27, 2013 7:47 am

lobocursor wrote:I still get downloads for version 0.6 in mozilla and the other link send me to the same version? We need to wait maybe. :/


The following link points to v1.0 on the page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pale-moon-commander/versions/1.0
Or you can download and install the add-on right from this page: Add to Pale Moon

Softpedia has been notified of the new version, they may take a moment or two as well.
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby lobocursor » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:36 am

Moonchild wrote:Softpedia has been notified of the new version, they may take a moment or two as well.


Thank you @Moonchild and @jumba, finally I got it installed. ;)
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:01 pm

jumba wrote:Why it always takes sometime for new versions to appear on AMO?


Any new addon or updated add-on needs to be reviewed by the AMO editors before it is published. This is because of the default "automatic updates" for add-ons being pushed out to millions of users. If there is a browser-breaking piece of code in there, or an add-on account has been compromised and a malicious add-on update is uploaded, this prevents that bad code from affecting or respectively infecting many, many computers.

That being said, AMO tends to take much more time to review add-ons than they state as average.
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:16 pm

Updated the version of the add-on to 1.0.1, adding a single option for hiding UI placeholders on focus, and setting compatibility of the add-on to 17-24 instead of 19-21 based on compatibility checks and submitted compatibility reports. Note that some preferences may have no effect in Firefox 17 or 18!

Updated the manual accordingly as well.

Direct downloads of the files:
Add-on XPI: http://ge.tt/api/1/files/7C0AjLa/5/blob?download
Manual for 1.0.1: http://ge.tt/api/1/files/7C0AjLa/4/blob?download
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:42 am

Updated the version to 1.1, adding support for the added features of Pale Moon 20.2 (padlock) and adding preferences for CMS settings.

Updated the manual accordingly.

Direct downloads of the files:
Add-on XPI version 1.1: http://ge.tt/api/1/files/7C0AjLa/6/blob?download
Manual for version 1.1: http://ge.tt/api/1/files/7C0AjLa/7/blob?download
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Re: Pale Moon Commander

Postby Moonchild » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:25 am

Updated the version to 1.2, adding support for Pale Moon 24.0 to be published very soon.

Note: 1.2 is not available for older versions of the browser, since a number of preferences got renamed/no longer apply/were changed.

To-do: update the manual!

Direct downloads of the files:
Add-on XPI version 1.2: http://ge.tt/api/1/files/7C0AjLa/8/blob?download
Manual for version 1.2: Not complete yet
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