Showing posts from April, 2006

Convert and Paste 0.2 Released

I fixed a little bug with the preferences panel for Convert and Paste, and posted an update for the plug in. This is the first fully functional release of the plug in, and you can get it from Firefox's extension site at or from the SourceForge project page for it at You can go to my site to let me know about any interesting regexps you use with the plugin.

Convert and Paste 0.1 Released

I posted the results of my first add-on for Firefox called Convert and Paste. XUL is the framework that Firefox uses to implement all of the browser UI, and it is actually a quite interesting system for UI creation and extension. I defined an overlay that put a new menu item, and some bindings to keys for my add-on, as well as some a properties page to control the add-on. Convert and Paste allows you to apply regular expressions to the contents of the clipboard and have those contents modified as they are being pasted. I actually created this out of a slight frustration of repeatedly having to convert slashes from backward to forward when pasting links to files on to our corporate wiki from my Windows laptop. The add-on is GPL and I'll post it to SourceForge soon. For now, you can see it on my site at