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==== Usability Issues ====
* too many unstructured items in first level (11)
* ...
==== Proposal for v1.0.5 ====
[[Image:Oooff-menu105MMP.png|center|frame|updated menu structure for v1.0.5 (draft)]]
[[Image:Oooff-menu105MMP.png|center|frame|updated menu structure for v1.0.5 (draft)]]

Revision as of 15:47, 23 November 2007

Firefox OpenOffice.org extension

This is an Extension for the Firefox 1.x and 2.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.

Firefox Extension Installation

Download the Firefox extension from the Extension Download

  • Make sure that a Mozilla Firefox version 1.x or 2.0 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)
  • ...

Proposal for v1.0.5

updated menu structure for v1.0.5 (draft)

Search context menu

The OpenOffice.org search context menu send 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 tab opens with the result of your query

Open a webside of choice and select a word for which you want to start a query. Click the right key and choose from the context menu 'OpenOffice.org Context search'. A new sub menu show up, choose now the search engine for the query.

Search context menu
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