Mon, September 30, 2002

Phoenix is moving quickly

Wow! The latest Phoenix nightly builds have some terrific improvements (I played with 2002-09-29-15 windows):

  • Customize the toolbars by dragging and dropping the buttons directly on the toolbar (no dialog necessary)
  • Ability to add new toolbars (create a separate one for URL, for example)
  • History, bookmarks, and downloads can now be sidebars (and you can add toolbar buttons to toggle them on and off)
  • In-form field autocompletion as with IE (start typing in a field and it gives you suggestions from previous things you’ve typed)
  • An interesting search box to add to the toolbar (I think I’d rather have a Find button.)
  • Drag and drop bookmarks to the bookmarks menu (This may have been there for a while, but I just noticed it)
  • Did I mention that it’s fast?

Find a saint by name bookmarklet

Chris asked me for a bookmarklet that searches the OCA website for a saint by name. I wrote one and added it to my bookmarklets page. This returns much nicer results than the one Basil wrote. Looks like he didn’t find the search box on the OCA Feast and Saints of the Church Year page, which is more difficult to find than it should be. It appears that his just does an OCA site search, which may be more generally useful.