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=== Firefox OpenOffice.org extension ===
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== Firefox OpenOffice.org Add-on ==
This is an Extension for the Firefox 1.x and 2.x Webbrowser.
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This is an add-on for the Firefox 1.x, 2.x and 3.x webbrowser.
It adds a new main menu with list of OpenOffice.org related URLs, plus a context menu with links to the OO.o Advanced Search page, Google, OO.o Issue tracker and the wikipedia page.
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It adds a new main menu with list of OpenOffice.org related URLs, plus a context menu with links to the OOo Advanced Search page, Google, OOo IssueTtracker and the Wikipedia page.
  
=== Firefox Extension Installation ===
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=== Firefox Add-on Installation ===
Download the Firefox extension from the [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4102/ Extension Download]
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Download the Firefox Add-on from the [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4102/ Extension Download]
* Make sure that a Mozilla Firefox version 1.x or 2.0 is running
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* Make sure that a Mozilla Firefox version 1.x, 2.x or 3.x is running
 
* Drag & Drop the Ooo_extension.xpi file into the browser window area or you could load the Ooo_extension.xpi alternatively via File - Open File
 
* Drag & Drop the Ooo_extension.xpi file into the browser window area or you could load the Ooo_extension.xpi alternatively via File - Open File
 
* Wait few second and click the install button. The extension is not signed yet.
 
* Wait few second and click the install button. The extension is not signed yet.
 
* Restart your Firefox browser.
 
* Restart your Firefox browser.
  
=== The "OOo" menu ===
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== The "OOo" menu ==
 
The additional main menu provides a list of useful OpenOffice.org related URLs.  
 
The additional main menu provides a list of useful OpenOffice.org related URLs.  
 
Just use it as any other Firefox menu.
 
Just use it as any other Firefox menu.
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[[Image:Oooff-menu104.png|center|frame|complete menu structure v1.0.4]]
 
[[Image:Oooff-menu104.png|center|frame|complete menu structure v1.0.4]]
  
==== Usability Issues ====
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=== Usability Issues ===
 
* too many unstructured items in first level (11).
 
* too many unstructured items in first level (11).
 
** Recommendation: add dividers and reorganize menu tree
 
** Recommendation: add dividers and reorganize menu tree
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** Recommendation: don't use any icons for the extension
 
** Recommendation: don't use any icons for the extension
  
==== Proposal for v1.0.5 ====
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=== Proposal for v1.1 ===
 
;Legend
 
;Legend
 
: bold is used for updated strings and URLs
 
: bold is used for updated strings and URLs
 
: green is used for new items
 
: green is used for new items
: items that are removed are striked out
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;Proposed Menu Structure
 
;Proposed Menu Structure
[[Image:Oooff-menu105MMP.png|center|frame|updated menu structure for v1.0.5 (draft)]]
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[[Image:Oooff-menu105MMP.png|center|frame|updated menu structure for v1.1 (final proposal)]]
  
=== Search context menu ===
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== Search context menu ==
 
The OpenOffice.org search context menu sends the currently selected text to  
 
The OpenOffice.org search context menu sends the currently selected text to  
 
* OpenOffice.org Advanced Search Page
 
* OpenOffice.org Advanced Search Page
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[[Image:contextMenu.png|center|frame|Search context menu]]
 
[[Image:contextMenu.png|center|frame|Search context menu]]
  
;Proposal for v1.0.5
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=== Proposal for v1.1 ===
:Is it possible to move the menu command between "Serach Google" and "View Selection Source"?
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:Is it possible to move the menu command between "Search Google" and "View Selection Source"?
 
:The strings for v1.0.5 are:
 
:The strings for v1.0.5 are:
 
*Search OpenOffice.org
 
*Search OpenOffice.org

Latest revision as of 18:10, 5 May 2008


Firefox OpenOffice.org Add-on

This is an add-on for the Firefox 1.x, 2.x and 3.x webbrowser. It adds a new main menu with list of OpenOffice.org related URLs, plus a context menu with links to the OOo Advanced Search page, Google, OOo IssueTtracker and the Wikipedia page.

Firefox Add-on Installation

Download the Firefox Add-on from the Extension Download

  • Make sure that a Mozilla Firefox version 1.x, 2.x or 3.x is running
  • Drag & Drop the Ooo_extension.xpi file into the browser window area or you could load the Ooo_extension.xpi alternatively via File - Open File
  • Wait few second and click the install button. The extension is not signed yet.
  • Restart your Firefox browser.

The "OOo" menu

The additional main menu provides a list of useful OpenOffice.org related URLs. Just use it as any other Firefox menu.

Firefox extension menu
complete menu structure v1.0.4

Usability Issues

  • too many unstructured items in first level (11).
    • Recommendation: add dividers and reorganize menu tree
  • terminology not consistent with ooo's website
    • Recommendation: update terminology and do not use abbreviations
  • menu icons too similar and not complete.
    • Recommendation: don't use any icons for the extension

Proposal for v1.1

Legend
bold is used for updated strings and URLs
green is used for new items
Proposed Menu Structure
updated menu structure for v1.1 (final proposal)

Search context menu

The OpenOffice.org search context menu sends the currently selected text to

  • OpenOffice.org Advanced Search Page
  • Start a query on Google.com
  • Queries for a bug on IssueZilla
  • Wikipedia (English)
  • Send all four search requests

A new browser tab opens with the result of the query.

Open a web page and select a word for which you want to run a query. Click the right key and choose from the context menu 'OpenOffice.org Context search'. A new sub menu shows up. Choose now the search engine for the query.

Search context menu

Proposal for v1.1

Is it possible to move the menu command between "Search Google" and "View Selection Source"?
The strings for v1.0.5 are:
  • Search OpenOffice.org
    • Site Search
    • With Google
    • At Wikipedia
    • IssueTracker
    • --
    • Multi-Search
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