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Source Viewer Tab Ver.0.3.2014042801 for Mozilla Firefox

What's this? ...abstract

This loads "View Page Source" and "View Selection Source" in tabs instead of new windows.

Full of features in "View Page Source" window is also available in tabs, and those tabs can be reopened by "Undo Close Tab" because this uses session store API.

By the way, this includes an UI to choose external viewer applications for Firefox 2's feature.

This is developed under a project to restructure TBE for Firefox 2.

Download Links to XPI packages

If you see any problem, see FAQ at first. If there is no solution, post a report to the issue tracker on the GitHub please.

Including Language Packs

Released version includes following language packs:

  • English (en-US)
  • Japanese (ja)
  • Hungarian (hu-HU, by Mikes Kaszmán István)
  • Russian (ru-RU, by L'Autour)
  • Spanish (es-ES, by Rivica)

Features & Screenshots This package provides following features.

"View Source" shown in tab

Middle-click or Ctrl-click (Command-click on Mac OS X) on "View Source" menuitems reverses the behavior:

Reversed behavior for each setting
Setting Normal behavior Reversed behavior
Show in a Window Show in a Window Show in a Tab
Show in a Tab Show in a Tab Show in a Window
Open by an external application Open by an external application Show in a Window

History There is the updating history and the list of known problems.

  • Works on Nightly 31.0a1.
  • Drop support for Firefox 23 and older versions.
  • Drops support for Firefox 2.0.0.x.
  • Works on Minefield 4.0b2pre.
  • ru-RU locale is updated by L'Autour.
  • Fixed: Related tabbrowser element couldn't be found from a frame.
  • Fixed: On Minefield 3.7a4pre, "view source" was wrongly locked into the webpage which was shown in the source viewer tab at first.
  • Modified: On Minefield 3.7a4pre or later, encoding of file path is automatically detected.
  • es-ES locale is available, translated by Rivica.
  • Improved: Soruce viewer tab uses cache.
  • Fixed: Too many links in a page doesn't freeze soruce viewer tab.
  • Fixed: Becomes safe about session restoring.
  • it-IT locale is updated by Godai71
  • Fixed: Works for pages with IDN, like http://例え.テスト/.
  • Updated: hu-HU locale is updated by Mikes Kaszmán István.
  • Fixed: "View Source" into tabs work correctly even if the toolbar in tabs is disabled.
  • Fixed: "View Source" into tabs work correctly for webpages which have un-decodable URI by "decodeURI()".
  • Modified: You can specify the encoding of file path for the external viewer. (Auto-detect is not available yet!)
  • Updated: it-IT locale is updated by Godai71
  • Improved: New option to hide "View Source" toolbar in source viewer tabs.
  • Fixed: "Partial Source" tabs for selections work correctly on Shiretoko 3.5b5pre and Minefield.
  • Improved: Configuration UI for "view_source.editor.args", a new secret preference introduced to Firefox 3.5, is available.
  • Improved: Non-ASCII characters in "view_source.editor.args" are parsed correctly.
  • Fixed: Appearance of UI elements of "view source" tab is improved.
  • Fixed: "Window" menu is correctly hidden in "view source" tab on Mac OS X.
  • Added: ru-RU locale is available. (by L'Autour)
  • Improved: Middle-click or Ctrl-click (Command-click on Mac OS X) on menu items works as the reversed behavior.
  • Improved: Shown URI becomes decoded.
  • Improved: Linkified view-source on Minefield 3.1b2pre is supported.
  • Fixed: "Undo remove tab" works correctly for source viewer tabs.
  • Modified: "view-source-tab:" protocol is redirected to "view-source:" for webpages.
  • Hungarian translatiton by Mikes Kaszmán István is available.
  • Improved: Works on Minefield 3.1b2pre.
  • Fixed: "View Selection Source" works correctly for local files.
  • Fixed: "View Frame Source" shows the source of the focused frame correctly.
  • Fixed: Works on Firefox 2 again.
  • Fixed: Works on Firefox 3.
  • Improved: Inner status bar in tab disappeared and unified to Firefox's status bar.
  • Improved: "view-source-tab:" URL is available.
  • Works on Minefield 3.0b5pre.
  • Improved: Works on Firefox 3 beta3.
  • Improved: Page URI is shown in the toolbar of source viewer tab.
  • Fixed: Page URI is shwon as title if Firefox fails to get page's title.
  • Fixed: Wrong name in Japanese locale disappeared.
  • Modified: Renamed to "Source Viewer Tab" from "View Source in Tab" (because there is another extension which has same name.)
  • Improved: "Edit" menu is hidden in tab.
  • Fixed: Works on Minefield.
  • Released.
Last modified:2019/05/05 23:02:02