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==== Proposal for v1.0.5 ====
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: bold is used for updated strings
: green is used for new items
: items that are removed are striked out
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[[Image:Oooff-menu105MMP.png|center|frame|updated menu structure for v1.0.5 (draft)]]

Revision as of 15:50, 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)
  • terminology not consistent with ooo's website
  • ...

Proposal for v1.0.5

bold is used for updated strings
green is used for new items
items that are removed are striked out
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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