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Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby FranklinDM » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 03:21

I don't know if this is the right category/forum to post this but here.
Splashed!
Splashed! is a fork of the old Splash! add-on for Firefox which has been long abandoned and unmaintained for Firefox 5+. Need a splash screen while you wait? Old (and maybe some) applications have splash screens to let the user know that there's something happening. Supports Pale Moon, Thunderbird/FossaMail, and maybe SeaMonkey in the future.

Download:
PM Add-ons site or at the repository

Notes:
To make the background of the splash transparent you must go to the add-on's options, under background, put "transparent" as the background.

For other questions, feel free to post here.

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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby LimboSlam » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 19:56

Oh wow!! :thumbup: I have never seen anything like this, at least not done with the browser.

At first, I was confused and then curious, so I gave it a try. May I make a suggestion? I think you should give a better definition of your add-on, cause I never new you called that a splash screen or have seen one in a long time.

Question:
How would this work on the portable version of Pale Moon? I believe it already comes with a splash screen of itself.
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby half-moon » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 22:35

No issues so far with this extension.

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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby FranklinDM » Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 07:14

LimboSlam wrote:Question:
How would this work on the portable version of Pale Moon? I believe it already comes with a splash screen of itself.


Yup, it would still work with the portable version since the splash screen in PM-Portable is spawn from a separate executable, not PM itself. Btw I have updated the description in the add-ons page.
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby Moonchild » Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 12:19

If you want to replace the splash screen in the portable with the one provided by the extension instead of having them double up, you can change the following in palemoon-portable.ini:

  1. Find the [Options] section in the .ini (near the bottom)
  2. Find the line ShowSplash=true
  3. Change true to false
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby Latitude » Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 21:40

Moonchild wrote:If you want to replace the splash screen in the portable with the one provided by the extension instead of having them double up, you can change the following in palemoon-portable.ini:

  1. Find the [Options] section in the .ini (near the bottom)
  2. Find the line ShowSplash=true
  3. Change true to false


But, not in install version?

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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby Moonchild » Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 21:58

Latitude wrote:But, not in install version?

... Maybe a little dense today? :)
The install version doesn't come with a splash screen.
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby Alex77 » Sun, 10 Dec 2017, 17:24

Whoa, thanks for resurrecting the Splash extension, missed that since a long time. And thanks also for the Moonscape theme!

So finally I got my good old Netscape splash back: ;)

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Just one thing: The "Windows Style" settings don't seem to have any effect. No matter what I put in, like padding, margin or border values, there's no change in appearance. Not a big deal though, I'm satisfied how it looks now anyway, so just saying.

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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby FranklinDM » Fri, 29 Dec 2017, 14:45

Alex77 wrote:Just one thing: The "Windows Style" settings don't seem to have any effect. No matter what I put in, like padding, margin or border values, there's no change in appearance. Not a big deal though, I'm satisfied how it looks now anyway, so just saying.

I can't confirm. Can I see the code you placed into the Window Style?

Aside from that, a new release is now up: v1.1.1
  • Provide support for Basilisk and SeaMonkey
    • Splashed! will now work on these applications ^
    • However, transparency is not working and will cause a black rectangle to appear. Setting the splash to transparent will not work and will resort to showing a gray background color (depends on your system - this bug is not present in Pale Moon/FossaMail)

I wasn't able to post a changelog for the previous release (v1.1.0) but the notable ones are:
  • The -splash cmd arg is now restored
    • Means that even if splash is disabled in the options window, you can force show it by using this command line argument
  • Add new pref (splash.notOnURL)
    • To prevent showing splash if browser was launched with -url flag
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby Alex77 » Sat, 30 Dec 2017, 09:17

It's working now! Made a new Pale Moon installation, don't know if it was the update to 1.1.1. or some problem with the old installation, but now the window settings show effect. Thanks again! :)

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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby Pale Moon Rising » Fri, 02 Mar 2018, 16:23

Hi FranklinDM - my impression is that there isn't anything you can do about my question since the problem I have is due to the way ABPrime understandably works (blocks before loads occur) that is supported via github but since I am unable to log-in to github to ask questions there about ABPrime (for some reason github fails to verify my email address so can't use it) and I am told HERE that I should not expect any help from the Pale Moon forum regarding ABPrime (even though one would think that maybe some ABPrime user(s) might know something on this which was my intention) so since it seems I have no other recourse (unless an ABPrime user eventually does offer some advice in the other forum linked below) --- I thought I'd run it past you for what it's worth (besides it was recommended that I ask you ;) under the circumstances).

It would be nice to be able to use both ABPrime and Splashed together, but it may be that they are just not compatible together -- so I'm just checking with you. I like the splash screen because Pale Moon takes a while to load and my wife sometimes gets impatient and clicks twice because of the long load time which this splash screen helps avoid by informing her the browser is in-fact loading.

Rather than post the question over again -- here is the link to my question: ABPrime delays splashed add-on.

Thanks in advance for any help (and thanks for the great add-on -- I use it in Basilisk as well w/o ABPrime). :D
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby FranklinDM » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 04:24

Pale Moon Rising wrote:Rather than post the question over again -- here is the link to my question: ABPrime delays splashed add-on.

Hi @Pale Moon Rising,
Can you try testing v1.1.2.a2 if it fixes the missing splash image problem?
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby Pale Moon Rising » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 05:59

FranklinDM wrote:
Pale Moon Rising wrote:Rather than post the question over again -- here is the link to my question: ABPrime delays splashed add-on.

Hi @Pale Moon Rising,
Can you try testing v1.1.2.a2 if it fixes the missing splash image problem?
Great job!! That absolutely fixed the missing image issue. :clap: I didn't think anything could be done to fix this because of how ABPrime loads before anything else can. I'm impressed. :thumbup:

Many thanks for the quick fix FranklinDM :thumbup:
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby FranklinDM » Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 11:22

A new release is now up: v1.1.4
  • Allow background transparency for Pale Moon 27 (and lower) and FossaMail
    • This also adds checks for the background color.
    • If the user placed "transparent" as the value and transparency is not supported by the application, it will be ignored and instead, the splash will use -moz-Dialog as color.
v1.1.4.1 is just the same release with a small edit in the install manifest for Basilisk.
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Re: Splashed! [support topic]

Unread postby fatboy » Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 09:02

Busy using this. What a fun add-on :D Thank you!


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