Textify v1.8 can now use Chrome or Firefox for web popups
About two years ago I introduced the so-called “web buttons” in Textify in the Textify v1.6 meets the web post. In the original implementation, you could configure a button to open a link in one of the following two ways: in a popup window which hosts an IE control, or in the default browser. Using the feature for a while, I discovered that each option has its own drawbacks.
The IE control popup was often slow to load, especially for the Google Translate website. Also, several websites (again, Google Translate is an example) showed an offer to upgrade to a better browser right in the popup. Finally, you had to login to websites separately, since IE is probably not the browser you use daily.
Using the default browser solves the issues above, but the website opens in a new tab for most browsers. That’s too distracting, at least for me, especially when I’m already using the browser and need a quick translation or search.
Textify v1.8 improves the situation by opening the website in a new popup window while using the default browser. Currently, Chrome and Firefox are supported. Chrome provides an option to create a new minimalistic window without the URL bar by using the
--app command line switch. Firefox doesn’t provide such an option, but it provides the
-new-window command line options which allow to create a small popup window, albeit with the URL bar and the rest of the UI.
In addition to that, it’s now simpler to configure a button to launch a custom command, be it a URL or a program on your computer. Use the “More settings” button in Textify for details.
I have been using 7+ Taskbar tweaker for years, I recently upgraded to 10 and have the your lastest version but I can’t seem to make one feature work.
I want to be able to open a new window on my taskbar without holding down shift yet in only min and max the windows instead of making a new windows each time.
Thanks so much for help!
I’m not sure why you posted your comment here, under the Textify update announcement. Anyway, I’m not sure I understand what you’re looking for, but perhaps referring to the advanced options (specifically mouse button control options) in the help file will help you achieve what you need.
Congratulations for the new version.
I have 2 editions of Firefox installed: Release (=default) and Dev.
Textify opens the Dev edition instead of the Release edition. Do you know why?
Regarding Google Translate, I have these two im my bookmarks:
Translate page/selection in new window
Translate page/selection in current tab
It just launches firefox.exe. You can use the command explicitly and replace
firefox.exewith the full path of your preferred Firefox instance.
I tested firefox.exe in Run (Win+R), and yes, it opens the Dev edition.
Do you know a way how can I configure running “firefox.exe” in Run to open the Release edition? Thanks
See this article:
I edited and now it works properly. Thank you.
I tested a little, and I think the following defaults should be different:
Source lang = auto
Target lang = auto
Why mobile version
Is there such an option? What does it mean? Last used language?
Because it adapts better for a small popup window.
Of course, you can customize the buttons as you choose, the defaults are not very important. I won’t be able to satisfy all users anyway.
Is there such an option? I don’t know. It should be. I think the currently default of Textify is translating to English, and I meant it should be auto translated to the LOCAL lang, according to the location of browser.
I just guess how most people are used to using Wikipedia
Greetings, long time user of tweak7+
now i am textifying
i just wanna know how to make google search feature use my firefox instead of internet explorer of windows 10
and yes firefox is set as default.
It should be detected automatically, strange that it opens IE on your computer. You can configure it to open Firefox explicitly by changing the advanced configuration (“More settings” button) – replace
popup-firefox!in the button sections at the bottom of the configuration text.
Hi, Thank you for make 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.
It’s very useful and I like so much.
7+ Taskbar Tweaker can’t be use on Windows10 2004.
It’s well be update?
Is there a method to add MS Edge Chromium as a web popup?
It will be detected automatically in the next version. For now, you can change to commands in the configuration (“More settings” button) like this:
Thanks for the reply! Looking forward to your next update.
Two ways to launch Vivaldi browser:
command=vivaldi.exe –new-window “https://www.google.com/search?q=%s”
window size options for chrome don’t work:
Textify window size options, don’t work Vivaldi too: