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Re: Bug#654896: ITP: xul-ext-debianbuttons -- Buttons for querying Debian-related pages with Iceweasel/Firefox

-=| Adam Borowski, 07.01.2012 13:02:28 +0100 |=-
> On Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 05:32:20PM +0100, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
> > * Package name    : xul-ext-debianbuttons
> > * URL             : https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/debian-buttons/
> >   Description     : Buttons for querying Debian-related pages with Iceweasel/Firefox
> > 
> > Debian buttons is an extension that provides three new buttons for quick
> > access to information about Debian package or bug report on the web
> > using text from the X11 clipboard.
> What's exactly the point of this extension?

Saving time.

> It appears to do exactly nothing a simple keyword can't do.

True, but it does it easier.

> Even in bare Firefox, you make a bookmark with URL 
> http://bugs.debian.org/%s
> and keyword "bts", then typing "bts 654896" or "bts bash" gets you there.
> And keywords don't take up screen space a series of buttons does.

Also true. Keywords take keystrokes though. With this extension you 
only need to (1) select the bug number/package etc, and (2) click on 
the button (middle-click for new tab).

With a keyword you have to add to that typing "bts ", possibly 
removing # or : or , around the bug number, and pressing enter (or 
shift-enter for new tab).

The price is some screen estate (32×32 pixels), yes.

The package is already in the archive, so cheers!

    upstream author

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