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These are a set of target add-ons that we would like to think about for Jetpack. These add-ons:
- are useful
- do not require write access to the file system
- do not require Places access
- are simple enough in most cases to be developed and designed by a single developer
- cover a range of browser integrations that are broadly useful to developers
In general these extensions strike a balance between complexity and utility, hence their consideration for an early version of Jetpack.
This add-on modifies the status bar to monitor downloads.
- Status bar integration
- HTML overlays for mouseovers
- Access to Download Manager
- Custom prefs window in Add-on manager
- First-run experience
This add-on has no visible UI but adds infinite scroll capability to a paginated web page.
- access/modify DOM
Speed Dial is an add-on that brings up a grid of saved pages (not bookmarks) marked for quick access on a keystroke. There is also a toolbar button that invokes this screen.
- Add toolbar button
- Add Context Menu option (right click on link to add to quick dial)
- Custom prefs pane
- Add Menu option to Bookmarks menu to 'Save to Speed Dial'
Forecastfox inserts weather channel data in the status bar.
- Insert icons and text into status bar
- Access network resources (poll web service)
- rich tooltips (images)
- insert images into toolbar (not clickable)
This extension allows the user to set a default set of pages based on rules determined by the day of week.
- Access current location
- context menu
- Load one or more pages on firefox startup
Sage is a sidebar based RSS newsreader. It does have bookmarks integration but I don't believe that it's something that is critical to the add-on.
- Custom sidebar implementation, something that can probably be implemented without chrome access.
- Network access
- mozStorage (store subscriptions)
- File read access
- Add 'Sage' as option for subscribing to RSS via awesomebar or subscriptions page
This is a very simple extension that is similar to what a hobbyist might want to create. It shows the current IP of the page being viewed in the status bar and offers a few options like whois, etc.
- Poll current location
- Network access (look up IP, whois)
- Status bar text
- Status bar context menu
In addition to being a simple search bar for allmusic.com, this toolbar also allows the user to highlight text and use a context menu to trigger searches.
- DOM read access
- Custom toolbar
- Open a URL (search)