Firefox Currency Converter – ViewMyCurrency 0.3893 (alpha) released

Friday, 24th February at 10:03 am 12 comments

There are just a few small changes in this release. I focused on improving the feedback wizard as it makes supporting users much quicker.

Minor changes:

  • Give Feedback wizard
    • Added current theme to technical info
    • Fixed: GUI issues for Firefox 1.0.7 Thanks Simon!
    • Fixed: Give Feedback handles loss of network connection. Thanks Simon.
  • Options Dialog
    • Fixed: preview text code was buggy
    • Fixed: Currency Table expands to fit available space. Looks better if you have a lot of currencies. Thanks Ken!
  • Added: tooltips with full name of currency to popup Convert Text bar + statusbarpanel. Thanks Jamie.

Install the ViewMyCurrency extension Download from the Install page (or via automatic update)


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Firefox Currency Converter – ViewMyCurrency 0.3892 (alpha) released Will at FOSDEM


  • 1. Burlo Stumproot  |  Friday, 24th February at 2:11 pm

    Hi Will.

    I was reading som perl code and could not understand it.
    I had this in my browser.

    $n =~ s/%(..)/chr(hex(kr7.88 ($1)))/eg;

    I tried for quite som time to deparse it as a valid regular expression before i realised currency converter was on. It was not made easyer for me that I had neglected to set currency converter to display 7.88kr as I would expect it.

    It’s probably very hard to recognice when $1 or $2 is in code.
    So how about adding an option to change font or background color of the converted text?

  • 2. Will Moffat  |  Friday, 24th February at 2:33 pm

    Hi Burlo. Perl is hard enough to read at the best of times. Sorry for making it even harder! There is a hidden option that might help here, in the ViewMyCurrency Options, double-click the icon and a debug tab will appear. Set “Highlight Changes made to webpage”.

    Let me know if this helps. If you like it, I might make the highlighting appear automatically if you hover over the statusbarpanel.

  • 3. ken meece  |  Friday, 24th February at 7:23 pm

    it would be cool to provide a link to a page you could design with a bunch of different currentcies listed, say 100 of $, AUD, GBP, etc etc etc — for testing / visualizing how this fine extension works.

    it would help marketing, help people “catch on” etc.

  • 4. Will Moffat  |  Saturday, 25th February at 12:52 am

    Hi Ken, that’s a great idea. I already have something similar for testing. I’ll clean it up and make it public.

  • 5. rh  |  Saturday, 25th February at 12:56 am

    hi, i like the “highlight changes made” feature and i think it should not only be a debug feature, but it should be on by default (forgetting that VMC is on can be (and was already) very confusing for me, too). how about making it look a bit nicer, i think a yellow textmarker effect might look nice (and maybe a grey one for the original text). only a suggestion though. regards, rh.

  • 6. ken meece  |  Saturday, 25th February at 6:28 am

    the new option page is indeed more readable, esp for those with more than a couple “my currencies” identified. however, it only wroks from the statusbar options page, not from the extensions list options page. it seems that both options pages whould be the same in regard to this feature.

    and IMHO it would be better if both options pages, accessed either way, were adjustable with a central movable bar (or even if the right hand column “currency details” could be turned off…). i think the complete, readable currencies equivalents is far more important for review than the rather sparce summary of data that’s in the right hand “currency details” column…

  • 7. krister knutars  |  Saturday, 25th February at 6:59 am

    Bug: unrecognized value

    when the prize is presented like this “Price:$14.95” there will be no conversion since the $-sign isn’t separated from the preceeding text properly with a space.

    ——- I saw: ————
    ——- Expected to see: —
    Price:kr2000.00 (or however much it is)
    Browser: [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; sv-SE; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/], ver: [0.3893], source: [USD $, EUR €, GBP £, JPY ¥, CAD C $, AUD A$, CHF S₣, CNY 元], target: [SEK kr], current: [SEK kr], langs: [sv, en-us, en], theme: [ifoxs],

  • 8. Simon  |  Monday, 27th February at 1:59 pm

    Bug: Second number not converted

    Testing out your new feedback feature with the small bug I found on TUAW with multiple prices.

    ——- I saw: ————
    At an expected retail price of €108.44 ($129)-149, this unit could really appeal to those aspiring musicians who just w…
    ——- Expected to see: —
    At an expected retail price of €108.44 ($129)-€125.25 ($149), this unit could really appeal to those aspiring musicians who just w…
    Browser: [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7], ver: [0.3893], source: [USD $, EUR €, GBP £, JPY ¥, CAD C $, AUD A$, CHF S₣, CNY 元], target: [EUR €], current: [EUR €], langs: [en-us, en], theme: [classic/1.0],

  • 9. Phil N DeBlanc  |  Thursday, 2nd March at 5:37 am

    Great idea. Now, here’s another. As you know, the US uses a different system of measurements than the metric system the rest of the world employs. It’s a pain in the neck to have to remember how to convert all those measurements to and from metric. This becomes a complication when reading webpages from other countries. Now, do you think you could design a metric-american conveter that works just liek your currency converter? Something that would show the conversion as in-line text?

  • 10. Will Moffat  |  Thursday, 2nd March at 10:47 am

    Hi Phil: That would be cool! It’s in my ToDo list

  • 11. Kristoffer  |  Sunday, 5th March at 7:49 pm

    Bug: Optionbuttons are disabled after I removed all recognized currencies.


    I removed ALL recognized currencies, but kept my currency (NOK), and now I am not able to add them back. The problem is of course that the extention does not recognize any currencies to change. When I try to fix this, the buttons are disabled. When I press the buttons in the options tab, I see that the button get pressed, but nothing happens. I tried reinstalling the extention, but it seems that the configuration is stored somewhere in firefox.
    Browser: [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5], ver: [0.3893], source: [NOK kr], target: [NOK kr], current: [NOK kr], langs: [en-us, en], theme: [Noia2f],

  • 12. Will Moffat  |  Sunday, 5th March at 10:28 pm

    Hi Kristoffer, thanks for the bug report. I’ll fix it in the next release. As a temporary workaround I suggest you open the ViewMyCurrency options dialog and click twice on the icon. A secret debug tab should appear and then you can ‘delete all’ preferences. Let me know if you find any more problems.

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