27, 2004 - Feb 4, 2005
|Feb. 7, 2005||0.0.1||XPI
|Feb.8, 2005||Revised||Demo Web Page: Preserve links' existing background, whether color or image|
file: Preserves links'
||Demo Web Page: Hit a key, link
is selected and new web page opens
||XPI file: Hit a key, link is
selected and new web page opens
||Final demo page
||Demo Web Page: Hit specific key
(space bar), link
is selected and new web page opens. Not all noted features are
fully implemented. At this point, the toolbar's features are too
complex to work in a static, scripted web page, so this is the final
demonstration web page. Please see full XPI files.
|Feb. 14, 2005
||XPI file: multiple key commands,
toolbar button scanning (press 'L' to launch button commands or links),
currently back/fwd/home/stop not working
(expected to be fixed by Feb. 28. Some odd but infrequent
bugs. Final window navigation model not implemented (not visible
user). Last version to have a demo web page ... in fact, the demo page only has
some of this version's functionality. Scrolls page to show
currently highlighted link.
|Feb. 21, 2005
||XPI file: added 2- and 3-switch
control for manual control of forward/ backward movement of highlight
(can even go back from toolbar to last link on
page if user goes too far). Toolbar buttons are presented as a
if chosen, user can cycle through them one-by-one, otherwise next
choice will be 1st
link on page. (This is the first step towards intelligent,
Reverted to old select control in interface: <SPACEBAR> to
select; left/right arrows
move back / forward if used with 2 or 3 switch configuration.
Added "welcome" screen. Minor bug fixes.
UPDATE (2005.02.25) : fixed toolbar highlighting, removed all key triggers except <space> and arrow keys, keys otherwise behave same as in firefox without the extension. More minor bug fixes.
|Feb. 27, 2005
||XPI file: This is the biggest
change yet! Back/ Forward/ Refresh/ Home/ Print all work, and
don't cause highlighter to get lost. All navigation problems seem
to be fixed, plus implemented a true listener for page fully
loaded. No more kludges. Pages can be navigated either with
Hawking toolbar methods, or with standard Firebox methods.
Toolbar flashes when it has focus to get user's attention, buttons and
links flash when selected to provide user feedback. Keys are
abstracted, can easily be mapped to any preferred key user chooses
(right now, this requires a simple, single change in source
code). Many, many bug fixes and improvements to the user
experience. Big thanks to Jonah Bishop for
solutions to some of the biggest problems.
|Apr. 28, 2005||0.0.7||XPI file: (big changes!) highlight image links, simulate
mouseover/ mouseout, font size increase/ decrease, initial page
scroller version (for demo, not yet accessible). No longer
crashes on image maps, fixed most of the other minor bugs.
CURRENT KEYS: 1,2,3 represent use of first, second, and third switch (until user preferences are done in next version, this is used to work with supplied test switch hardware)
|Jan. 9, 2006||0.0.8||Repackaged for 1.5
|Jan. 14, 2006||0.1.0||By far the biggest changes yet! Contextual grouping of links finally done. See the new screenshots. Plus: improved page scrolling.|