Open With 5.3

I've just sent the version 5.3 of Open With to the AMO editors for review. It features new browser buttons on the developer tools toolbox (Firefox 20), and large amounts of code cleanup that you won't even notice. Also the Open With... items for links are now in a more logical place.

There are other bits and pieces in the works (people keep pestering me for Thunderbird support, so I've given in), but with Firefox 20 approaching release, and two months and six betas since I added the new bits, it was time to release. There may or may not be a quick turnaround on version 5.4, we shall see.

The source is available on Github, including the Thunderbird bits, so if you want to get involved, please do so!

I'm no longer supporting Gecko 1.9.1

Now that SeaMonkey 2.1 has at last been released, I am no longer supporting any product based upon Mozilla's Gecko 1.9.1. That means users of Firefox 3.5, Thunderbird 3.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0, you won't get any new versions of my addons, and I'm not likely to answer your email. But let's face it, it's time you upgraded anyway.

This announcement makes me very happy.

What the heck: Open With is incompatible with AdBlock Plus, for some people

  • Posted: May 18, 2011, 11:17 a.m.
  • Last updated: May 20, 2011, 11:08 a.m.
  • Tags: frontpage openwith

In the last week or so, two people have reported Open With completely failing to initialise, when AdBlock Plus is enabled (Firefox and SeaMonkey). Apparently ABP must be disabled completely for OW to work.

Does this bug affect you? Have you got any relevant messages on the Error Console? Please email me.

[update] I have found the bug and exterminated it! OW 5.0.3 is awaiting review now on

Add-on Overload

My apologies if you're trying to get my help with add-ons lately, I've had a lot of requests for features and fixes and I just can't deal with them all at once. I guess that's what happens when you get ~10000 new users in a month. On top of all this I've just discovered that all my new add-ons are broken on Firefox nightly builds. Oh, and I've had the flu for the last few weeks.

If you do need to ask me something, please do email, just don't expect an answer straight away. Slipping something into my paypal account will move you up the queue ;-)

My apologies also if you're an AMO reviewer and having to put up with new versions every few days.

Update: seems I've also run into an odd AMO bug affecting Open With 5.0.1. Get 5.0.2 instead.

Open With 5.0b1 released

OK, you can have it now. I've posted Open With 5.0b1 to AMO - to get it you'll need to find the 'Install beta version' link, about half-way down the page. Enjoy.