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What's New
  • 2013-07-16: Uploaded ExecuteJS 0.2.4.1.
  • 2013-07-16: Uploaded Context Search 0.4.6.
  • 2012-07-25: Uploaded Clippings 3.1.7.
  • 2012-07-17: Uploaded FEBE 7.0.3.5.
  • 2012-07-16: Uploaded Message Archive Options 5.0.0.
  • 2012-06-20: Uploaded addressContext 0.9.
  • 2012-06-01: Uploaded FireFTP 2.0.4.
  • 2012-05-30: Uploaded Abduction 3.0.14.
  • 2012-05-28: Uploaded Tab Stats 0.0.3.
  • 2012-05-14: Uploaded PrintingTools 1.2.
  • 2012-02-20: Uploaded Select Address Book Text 1.5.
  • 2012-02-13: Uploaded UrlParams 3.0.3.
  • 2012-01-07: Uploaded JSView 2.0.8.
  • 2011-12-30: Uploaded ImageZoom 0.4.6.1.
  • 2011-12-30: Uploaded Greasemonkey 0.9.13.1.
  • 2011-12-23: Duplicate This Tab 1.2, Organize Status Bar 0.6.5.
  • 2011-09-08: Uploaded Greasemonkey 0.9.10.1 and 0.9.11.
  • 2011-08-22: Uploaded dragdropupload 1.9.38.
  • 2011-08-19: Uploaded Greasemonkey 0.9.7.
  • 2011-08-17: Uploaded Firesizer 1.4.
  • 2011-08-16: Uploaded Secure Login 0.9.9pre.
  • 2011-07-28: Uploaded Folderpane Tools 0.6.1.
  • 2011-07-07: Uploaded Greasemonkey 0.9.6 and Quote Colors 0.3.
  • 2011-07-03: Uploaded InfoLister 0.10.4a.
  • 2011-06-30: Uploaded FireFTP 1.99.5.
  • 2011-06-22: Uploaded Copy URL Plus 1.3.2.
  • 2011-06-17: Uploaded Display Mail User Agent 1.6.5.
  • 2011-06-15: Uploaded Linky 3.0.0.
  • 2011-06-06: Uploaded FavLoc 1.2.1.
  • 2011-06-03: Uploaded Download Statusbar 0.9.7.2.
  • 2011-04-08: Uploaded Favicon Picker 2 0.6.1.14.
  • 2011-03-16: Uploaded CheckPlaces 2.4.4.
  • 2011-03-15: Uploaded JSView 2.0.6.
  • 2011-02-21: Uploaded Remove It Pernanently 1.0.6.7.
  • 2011-02-17: Uploaded ExecuteJS 0.2.4, Load Control 0.3.
  • 2011-01-17: Uploaded ConQuery 1.7.3mod4b12.
  • 2010-12-21: Uploaded Context Search 0.4.5.
  • 2010-12-01: Uploaded Fireform 0.7.4.
  • 2010-11-24: Uploaded Zotero 2.0.9.
  • 2010-11-17: Uploaded Vacuum Places Improved 1.1.
  • 2010-11-09: Uploaded Duplicate Tab 1.0.2, Tab Clicking Options 0.6.9.
  • 2010-08-02: Uploaded Stylish 0.6.0.
  • 2010-07-01: Uploaded Scrapbook 1.3.7.
  • 2010-06-14: Uploaded Greasemonkey 0.8.6.
  • 2010-06-02: Uploaded QuickJava 1.7.2 and Download Statusbar 0.9.6.8.
  • 2010-05-26: Uploaded AniWeather 0.7.4.
  • 2010-05-11: Uploaded InspectorWidget 3.01, NoRedirect 1.2.4, ConfigDate 0.7.
  • 2010-04-28: Uploaded FavLoc 1.2.
  • 2010-03-18: Uploaded Attachment Sizes 0.0.9.
  • 2010-02-25: TinyUrl Creator 2.0.2.
  • 2010-02-22: Uploaded QuickMenuMC 0.9.2.2.
  • 2010-02-18: Uploaded Fetch Text URL 1.6.4.
  • 2010-02-17: Uploaded QuickNote 0.6.0.5.
  • 2010-02-16: Uploaded Linky 2.8.0.
  • 2010-02-03: Uploaded Dictionary Search 3.6.1.
  • 2010-02-02: Uploaded Autofill Forms 0.9.5.2.
  • 2010-01-30: Uploaded Folderpane Tools 0.6.
  • 2010-01-20: Uploaded Folder Flags 1.2 and Abduction 2.026.
  • 2010-01-19: Uploaded JS Console Output Redirector 0.1.1.
  • 2010-01-18: Uploaded JSView 2.0.5.
  • 2010-01-17: Uploaded Tagzilla 0.066.2.

xSidebar for Seamonkey

xSidebar is an extension that brings the look and feel of Firefox style sidebars to Seamonkey.

In addition, xSidebar also implements the infrastructure - the XUL elements and javascript APIs from Firefox - to make porting Firefox sidebar extensions to Seamonkey as painless as possible.

A discussion thread for xSidebar has been started in the MozillaZine forums:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=2974887.
There is also a request thread ("Post the extensions you want compatible with SeaMonkey") located at: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=500361.
In any case you can contact me directly at this email address: philip.chee@gmail.com.

New: [2009-10-07] xSidebar 1.1 released. Install or download the latest version of xSidebar. Note: The Modified Firefox and Extensions page has a list of Firefox extensions modified to work with Seamonkey when xSidebar is installed.
Latest additions: Context Search 0.4.6, ExecuteJS 0.2.4.1, Clippings 3.1.7, FEBE 7.0.3.5, Message Archive Options 5.0.0, FireFTP 2.0.4, Abduction 3.0.14, Tab Stats 0.0.3, PrintingTools 1.2, UrlParams 3.0.3, JSView 2.0.8, ImageZoom 0.4.6.1, Greasemonkey 0.9.13.1, Duplicate This Tab 1.2, Organize Status Bar 0.6.5, dragdropupload 1.9.38, Firesizer 1.4, Secure Login 0.9.9pre, Folderpane Tools 0.6.1, Quote Colors 0.3,

Motivation

My primary browser is Seamonkey. Unfortunately most of the cool sidebars that I want are only available for Firefox so I have to run both browsers on my system, switching back and forth whenever I need to access a specific feature. So I decided to see if I could port some of the extensions I wanted to Seamonkey.

Investigating the matter I found that the sidebar system in Mozilla Suite and hence Seamonkey is an arcane Heath Robinson conglomeration apparently designed and written by the Abenobashi scriptwriters when they were totally sloshed. In comparison the effort needed to hook a sidebar into Firefox is simplicity in itself. This means that most sidebar extension writers either don't know or don't care to reverse engineer the extremely obscure APIs needed to get their sidebar registered in Mozilla Suite and Seamonkey.

Hence the first step in getting Firefox sidebar extensions to run in Seamonkey was to port all the support hooks in Firefox to Seamonkey as an enabling extension. This eventually became xSidebar.

Usage

Install xSidebar into Seamonkey. Restart. A new submenu will be available. (View->Sidebar) with a list of available sidebars. This includes all the sidebars registered in panels.rdf as well as any Firefox style sidebars that you have installed.

Status

To Do

For questions or comments about xsidebar, please send a message to the xsidebar mailing list.
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