Status on Fangs update for Firefox 1.5: Real Soon Now

An update to make Fangs compatible with Firefox 1.5 is in the works. It almost works, but Firefox 1.5 broke the default setting for how developers can access the document object in javascript. I will try to update it as soon as possible. Thank you for all the encouraging emails.

An update to make Fangs compatible with Firefox 1.5 is in the works. It almost works, but Firefox 1.5 broke the default setting for how developers can access the document object in javascript. I will try to update it as soon as possible. To receive a notification when the new version is available, please sign up to the Fangs mailing list over at the Sourceforge project page.

For those who are adventurous I can report that if you manually recompile the Fangs extension XPI and update the maximum allowed Firefox version number you will get an almost working version (you will have to click the Fangs reload button every time).

Thank you for all the encouraging emails. If you want to support the development of Fangs, please take a while to look at my Google ads (maybe you find something interesting you want to click on…) or please consider making a donation via PayPal.

Comments

  1. Justin Thorp says at 2005-12-18 22:12:

    I am glad to see that you guys are going to update Fangs for Firefox 1.5. I use Fangs all the time and I have recommended it to a lot of people.

  2. Jens Wedin says at 2005-12-23 11:12:

    Thanks alot for the great effort you put into this plugin. I use it a lot at work and it makes my days a bit easier.

  3. James says at 2006-01-11 23:01:

    As an educator and instructional designer, the FANGS screenreader was one of the BEST tools I could use to show faculty (with use of Microsoft Word text-to-speech tool) how painful their poorly designed web pages could be for students. I would LOVE to get an update to this extension for Firefox 1.5. I’m even considering ditching FIREFOX 1.5 if I cannot get an update, because this extension has been a true blessing for someone trying to demonstrate / teach accessibility issues.

    James

  4. Howard Fernald says at 2006-01-18 02:01:

    I’m happy to read that a new version of Fangs is coming out soon. I just finished entering a comment on the Firefox extension page about Fangs. I’d really like to be able to use Fangs again to see what my site will look like on a small screen. I think I should make a donation through PayPal — once the new version is out. :)

  5. Jackie Carey says at 2006-01-26 11:01:

    I use Fangs a lot – in my work and in public seminars on accessibility. I’m lost without it. I would never have updated Firefox to 1.5 if I’d known it would break my Fangs!

  6. goetsu says at 2006-01-26 12:01:

    the very soon is approching now?

  7. goetsu says at 2006-01-26 12:01:

    i have found a version here http://www.muffinresearch.co.uk/archives/2005/11/30/Firefox_15_Launched.php

  8. Peter Krantz says at 2006-01-28 16:01:

    Goetsu: Please note that the version you link to is an old version of Fangs. That fork only contains an update of the install manifest. That version will not work properly although it can be installed.

    The reason for my delay is that the security model in FF 1.5 has been updated and it is now more difficult to access content in parent windows and frames (which Fangs relies on). Bear with me, I will try to find time to fix it!

  9. goetsu says at 2006-02-02 11:02:

    for me all is working even in the new firefox 1.5.0.1, but for sur i will move to yours when you release it

  10. marc says at 2006-02-03 18:02:

    Okay, I had Fangs working on 1.5 but it doesn’t work on 1.5.0.1. How do you make it work?

  11. Hunox says at 2006-02-14 02:02:

    So is it going to work soon? :) I am using 1.5.0.1 and no go.

    Please fix it – it’s a great tool!

  12. Pete says at 2006-02-21 23:02:

    Version 0.9.9 adds support for Firefox 1.5. See recent post Fangs for Firefox 1.5 released for more details.

Peter Krantz, peter.krantz@giraffe.gmail.com (remove giraffe).