Tag: firefox

Dovetail Mobile Agent: Only show the queues that have stuff in them

November 5, 2008 As I've mentioned before, I use Dovetail Mobile Agent for my day-to-day case activities. Its simplicity and ease of use really pleases me. Even though it was targeted as an app for mobile devices, it works just as well using normal browsers on desktops & laptops. On the Home page, there's a link to My Open Cases, Recent Activity for my workgroup, as well as a list of My Queues (including the number of items in the queue). But, its not actually all of my queues. Its only the queues that have stuff (such as cases) in them. If a queue is empty, I don't care about it. So it simply doesn't show up. Nice. In our production environment, I belong to 19 queues. And all of them show up in the Classic Clarify Client: Most of them are empty,…

Resize text areas on any page

October 23, 2008 We use Community Server for both our internal as well as our external blogs. One of the things that I hate is the tiny textarea that they give you for entering comments:     Solutions If you're using Google Chrome, it allows you to easily drag and resize and textarea. It just works - nothing to do.   If you're using Firefox, there's a bunch of Firefox add-ons, as well as a bunch of GreaseMonkey scripts for doing the same thing. I grabbed this GreaseMonkey script: Textarea Drag Resize It allows me to easily drag and resize any textarea:   No more tiny textboxes. Sweet!

Using Ubiquity to "edit" web pages

September 29, 2008 I commonly take screen-shots of our web applications, and use them here within my blog. Occasionally when I do this, I want to hide or obfuscate certain pieces of information. For example, I may want to share a screenshot of a case from one of our production systems, or I may have some data that I use in my dev system, that isn't exactly "professional", so I wouldn't want the outside world seeing it. Or perhaps even a URL that I don't want to expose. I used to do a bunch of work, and jump through some hoops in order to make everything professional, hide data, etc. But using Ubiquity, its really easy to change the page on the fly - no programming necessary. For example, lets say that I start with this page: I then invoke Ubiquity (ctrl-space), and…

My first Ubiquity command : view a case in Dovetail

September 8, 2008 I was pretty excited to play with Ubiquity, a new Firefox extension that lets me think and act in a more natural language with my PC. From the Ubiquity Tutorial: Ubiquity is an experimental Firefox extension that gives you a powerful new way to interact with the Web. You're used to telling Firefox where you want to go by typing Web addresses into the URL bar. With Ubiquity installed, you'll be able to tell Firefox what you want it to do by typing commands into a new Ubiquity input box. The commands that come with Ubiquity are just the beginning: anyone can create new commands and share them. Some of the built-in commands include: add-to-calendar calculate define ebay-search email flickr google map search tinyurl weather zoom After playing with the build-in commands, I was ready to try and write my…