17 November 2012

Send Tab URLs: Send to Gmail feature doesn't work with new Gmail message composer

Update 17 February 2013: The problem described in this post appears to have been resolved.

Google has recently rolled out a new, redesigned message compose user interface, which breaks Send Tab URLs when selecting the option to send the list of browser tab URLs to Gmail.  After logging in to Gmail, users are stuck at the screen showing the progress for loading the inbox.

To workaround this problem, switch back to the old message compose UI.  This Gmail Help article describes how to do it.

I am holding off on a "proper" fix for this bug until I have a better sense of where Google is going with this new feature.

06 November 2012

Using Panic Button to minimize browser windows to the system tray

A common request from users of Panic Button is to be able to minimize all Firefox browser windows to the system tray when clicking the Panic Button or pressing the F9 key, to make web browsing less conspicuous.  Well, there is a way to do that.

Download and install MinimizeToTray Revived, a Firefox extension.  After installation, go to Tools → Add-ons, locate the entry for Panic Button in the list of installed extensions, then click Options.  Select the Panic Button action to "Minimize all windows."  Then every time the Panic Button action is invoked, all open Firefox windows will be minimized to the system tray, instead of to the Taskbar.

MinimizeToTray Revived is not developed by AE Creations, so any questions and comments about it should be directed to its developer.