nvIt for Chrome update
I’ve updated the Chrome version of my nvIt extension, which gives you various ways of creating notes in nvALT from your browser. Couple things about it:
- Back when I originally released the Chrome version, I did not implement an auto-update mechanism correctly. Apologies. So if you already have nvIt installed in Chrome: Go to chrome://extensions and remove the old version. Then install the new version. Auto-updating should work from here on out, so this is the only time you’ll have to do this.
- The update fixes a bug in the extension (caused by a change in Chrome itself) that removed all paragraph and line endings from selected text if you went to create a note from selected text. The result was an unreadable, condensed block of text. Now fixed.
- The update fixes a bug that screwed up creating a note with selected text on a web page whose URL contained a certain set of funny characters.
- The update does not fix a bug in the current beta (version 2.2) of nvALT (since the bug is not in the extension) that causes it to crash when creating a note by importing from a URL. This bug will be fixed in nvALT in the next beta update. In the meantime, I recommend only using the extension to create notes using selected text. Once the bug in nvALT is fixed, the extension should work just fine.
- Safari users: no update for you. Pretty sure that version works fine already. Also, the auto-update mechanism already works for the Safari extension.
Download the new version of nvIt for Chrome, here.
It’s not an update, but here’s a quick link to the Safari version of the extension.
I adapted Connor McKay’s excellent Safari extension, YouTube5 (the website currently is fireballed), which forces YouTube to play videos in HTML5 format, into a Chrome extension.
It’s not quite as useful as the Safari version because, unfortunately, Chrome’s native HTML5 video player does not have fullscreen ability. A workaround is to right-click on the video and “open video in new tab” which opens video in a new tab and takes up almost the whole window.
I’ll try and work on a better fullscreen implementation and a way to quickly switch back to flash for those wanting fullscreen. But its a start towards flash-free goodness on Chrome.