Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

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Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby Moonchild » Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 17:04

In the add-on manager, starting with v27, Pale Moon has orange or blue indicators along with each add-on:

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A blue indicator means that the extension is targeting Pale Moon natively, and has been designed/developed/published specifically with Pale Moon support.

An orange indicator means that the extension is a Firefox extension, and has been designed for Mozilla Firefox. These extensions may or may not fully work or have/cause issues. Pale Moon allows these extensions to be installed in a limited capacity to cater to existing Firefox extensions that also work in Pale Moon.
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby Luna Tic » Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 17:28

And what (if anything) do the black dots mean in the Search Addons list?

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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby Moonchild » Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 22:13

Luna Tic wrote:And what (if anything) do the black dots mean in the Search Addons list?

Currently nothing - it's an uncolored indicator because we don't mix search results yet.
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby PhoxFyre » Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 05:28

What color will PMKit addons be?

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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby Moonchild » Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 12:35

PhoxFyre wrote:What color will PMKit addons be?

The underlying technology won't matter. PMkit will by definition target Pale Moon, so it'll be blue.
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby mgagnonlv » Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 01:05

A suggestion. Is it possible to make it as a tooltip? In other words, when we hover on the blue or orange dot it would say "made for Firefox" or "made for Pale Moon".
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby Moonchild » Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 03:03

mgagnonlv wrote:A suggestion. Is it possible to make it as a tooltip? In other words, when we hover on the blue or orange dot it would say "made for Firefox" or "made for Pale Moon".


Way ahead of you there :)
https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/Pale-Moon/pull/743 -> 27.1
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby mgagnonlv » Fri, 27 Jan 2017, 16:50

Great!
Thanks and keep up the good work!
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby gracious1 » Sun, 29 Jan 2017, 07:44

They look red to me, not orange. :wtf:
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby Moonchild » Sun, 29 Jan 2017, 18:04

gracious1 wrote:They look red to me, not orange. :wtf:

I strongly suggest you check your color calibration of your monitor, in that case (and if it has a "dynamic contrast" setting you should disable it, since it will mess up your color space severely). Or check if you may be partially color-blind.
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby gracious1 » Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 22:20

Well, now, differences in perception of close neighbors on the light spectrum like orange to red have more to do with socially constructed differences (cultural or gender differences, for example) than something physical like color-blindness (which is a fault in the retina).

Anyway, my Acer Aspire V5-122P appears to be uncalibrated.

A few weeks have passed, and I have actually several GUI issues, specifically Unity giving me problems in Ubuntu, and in the process of dealing with them, I seem to have corrected whatever the issue was, because now the buttons are clearly orange.

Before that, it was an orangey-red. The closest I can reproduce to what I recall seeing is #FF3F34 (which I guess is officially called Crayola Red-Orange), which I would have called "red".

But it is definitely more clearly in the orange spectrum now.

I'm sure this is all way more information than anybody cares about! :D
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 22:37

So if you see it as red.. That's fine.. Red for Mozilla! (least until moz://a happened but not gonna go with gross salmon pink i suspect)
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Re: Add-ons: What do the orange/blue indicators mean?

Postby Pale Moon Rising » Sat, 01 Apr 2017, 08:24

I was wondering what those blue/orange dots were, nice idea!! :thumbup: My ratio is 10/13 blue/orange FWIW. Oh and the FF are definitely orange in my case. ;)
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