Hate the new MobileMe "Application Switcher"? I've got a partial fix for you.

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  1. celebi23 macrumors regular

    celebi23

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    So, yesterday I started working on a few Safari Extension ideas. I logged back into MobileMe once it was back up. I was shocked to find such a horrid "Application Switcher". The small row of icons was so convenient before & it made MobileMe easier to navigate. So, being a Web Design major, I thought that I could partially fix this.

    This is my result. A toolbar that replicates the look (and some of the functionality) of the old way of switching between MobileMe apps. It does not have access to any MobileMe account information. Think of it as a glorified Bookmarks Toolbar.

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    (Not the full length of the toolbar. Shrunk it down for the screenshot)

    Requirments:
    *Safari 5
    *Have Extensions enabled


    MobileMe Safari Extension Release Notes:
    *1.0.5 (June 20th, 2010)
    *Finally found the most recent toolbar icons that MobileMe used before the redesign
    *1.0.4 (June 20th, 2010)
    *Internal version, just some code clean-up
    *1.0.3 (June 20th, 2010)
    *Removed unused graphics (reduced the size of the extension)
    *Created new extension icons to properly fit the sizes (32, 48, & 64 pixels)
    *Minor code clean-up/optimization
    *1.0.2 (June 19th, 2010)
    *Cleaned up some of the icon spacing
    *1.0.1 (June 19th, 2010)
    *Found toolbar images for the different MobileMe services
    *Replicated similar background color & icon spacing
    *Included support for the MobileMe services
    *Support for updating
    (probably leaving some stuff out)

    Known Issues:
    *1.0.5 (June 20th, 2010)
    *Static Calendar icon (can't detect the date yet)
    *Can scroll within the toolbar (need to trim the logo on the far right)

    I realize that some of people might be put off by the donate button. If you want to donate, fantastic. If not, no big deal. There's no "trial" version or anything like that. While this is just a hobby of mine, feel free to say thanks via an email or even a donation. If you do donate, however, I'll then email you the version without the donate button as a thank you :D

    Click the icon below to download the extension
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    Check out my website for more information
    http://web.me.com/celebi23/Safari_Extensions/MobileMe.html

    The most important part of all of this: Just enjoy the extension! :D

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    (To all of the FireFox users out there, I am looking at porting this over in the next week or so)


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    (The Google Chrome Extension is up!)
     
  2. celebi23 thread starter macrumors regular

    celebi23

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    Have the extension up & running & the correct graphics have been added :D I just need to get each icon to launch the url & then it's all set :D

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    (Click the thumbnail to enlarge)

    Probably will have this done by Friday :D
     
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    Working on the next version of the extension. A little teaser of what's coming:
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  5. celebi23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finished up 1.2.0. The main addition is that I added a button to the toolbar that allows you to show/hide the MobileMe toolbar
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    MobileMe Safari Extension Release Notes:
    *1.2.0 (June 21st, 2010)
    *Added the button in the toolbar to show/hide the MobileMe toolbar
    *Added a more round hover/active backgrounds for the buttons in the toolbar

    Known Issues:
    *1.2.0 (June 21st, 2010)
    *Static Calendar icon (can’t detect the date yet)
    *When you click one of the buttons, it loads the url in the tab you are in, rather than a new tab

    Oh & just to show that I haven't forgotten about the FireFox version, a little tease
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    (I have most of it coded but I can't get the toolbar to show up in FireFox for some reason. Once I get that to work, I'll have a proper screenshot for you guys)
     
  6. celebi23 thread starter macrumors regular

    celebi23

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    Got the Firefox extension up & running finally :D It’s coming along. Still got some bugs to work out/things to add to it (donate button isn’t working for some reason, can’t move the Jack In The Box icon to the far right). So, here’s a screenshot of the extension so far :D

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    It's looking like I'll have this finished by Saturday. Pretty amazing to have coded (and ported) an extension to 3 browsers in a week :cool: Anyhoo, I'll keep you guys posted on my progress
     

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