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PageRank Indicator for Linux and Mac OSX
new extension for Mozilla browser displays PR
MarshallClark




msg:1100014
 7:39 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just read about a new extension for the Mozilla FireFox browser that allows you to view PageRank on Mac OSX and Linux systems. Here's what's involved:

1. Download FireFox browser from [mozilla.org...]

2. Install the GoogleBar Mozilla extension from [googlebar.mozdev.org...]

3. Install the PR indicator extension from [toolbar.nickstallman.net...]

The PageRank indicator bar will appear right next to the PageInfo button on the GoogleBar when you restart the browser.

 

muesli




msg:1100015
 8:27 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

this is SOOO COOL! now there's no reason to use IE anymore.

a little bit slow though (PR indicator takes some seconds to load), but it doesn't affect browsing or the rest of the toolbar.

and most important: this also works on windows!
(unlike what the title of this thread suggests.)

notsleepy




msg:1100016
 8:47 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Its not working for me. I see an empty grey box in that area. When I mouseover the area I see "PageRank".

lorenzinho2




msg:1100017
 8:48 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Firefox is quitting every time I try and dowload the GoogleBar Mozilla extension.

Anyone have ideas?

muesli




msg:1100018
 8:55 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

works for me.
win2k, firefox 0.8, googlebar 0.8.0.22

peterdaly




msg:1100019
 9:01 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Its not working for me. I see an empty grey box in that area. When I mouseover the area I see "PageRank".

Press reload/refresh. I have the same problem on some pages. Been working for a whole minute now for me!

bcolflesh




msg:1100020
 9:08 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Works in Windows with FireFox 0.9c for me.

jyki




msg:1100021
 9:25 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is the lame way to show PR, it gets PR image from
[toolbar.nickstallman.net...]

Philosopher




msg:1100022
 9:58 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

not sure how that is lame.

It's about time a toolbar for something other than IE can show PR.

Now I can dump IE and just use firefox. Yippee!

MarshallClark




msg:1100023
 10:24 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

working great for me on my G4 laptop with OSX 10.3 and Firefox 0.8

peterdaly




msg:1100024
 10:39 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

I wonder how scalable it is.

Swash




msg:1100025
 1:02 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is the lame way to show PR, it gets PR image from
[toolbar.nickstallman.net...]

I can see someone making an automated PR checker from this. heh.

nitewing




msg:1100026
 2:12 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Tried all but still won't work for me...it is there, labeled and all but no rank?

Philosopher




msg:1100027
 2:37 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yep...I'm having trouble too. Uninstalled, reinstalled, et al with no luck.

Would really like to get it working properly.

WinXP Pro, Firefox 0.8, Googlebar 0.8.0.22

marcs




msg:1100028
 3:03 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Haven't gottem it to work yet either. The pagerank box shows but nothing in it.

Running Fedora

robjones




msg:1100029
 3:55 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Excellent, it'll be handy having pagerank in Firefox, seems to working fine too.
I remember there was an unofficial pr tool for mozilla ages ago, but that was discontinued because of legal issues with Google; won't the same happen with this one?

Krapulator




msg:1100030
 4:47 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Pagerank was the only reason I had to open IE. Hopefully Google will follow suit with an official version sooner or later.

shaadi




msg:1100031
 5:55 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

...and Nick Stallman is only 15 yrs old :)

MarshallClark




msg:1100032
 7:44 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

fantastic! :)

woldie




msg:1100033
 8:22 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Got it working!

Your are right though Muesli, this takes 'a while' for the toolbar to appear, but nevertheless, a step in the right direction.

:o)

NatGeo




msg:1100034
 8:47 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Perfect. Works perfectly as it should. Can't say the UI is visually neat, but hey I am not going to fuss!

trillianjedi




msg:1100035
 11:24 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm surprised someone hasn't reversed engineeered the google toolbar and got the code that's called to retrieve the number.

I presume that's all it does.

All these damn kids everywhere writing viruses and trojans - shame some of that skill couldn't be put to some use.

TJ

Josefu




msg:1100036
 11:40 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the heads-up - thanks a million!

rharri




msg:1100037
 11:59 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Installed and re-installed and still no bar. Very frustrating. SuSE, Firefox on a greybox with DSL. Does the software use a port that I need to open?

rharri

toolkit




msg:1100038
 11:59 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Remember, all your request for urls will be going through a 3rd party server to get the PR image, and you have no way of knowing that they aren't being stored/tracked

bird




msg:1100039
 12:03 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

So how long do you expect it will take Google to block this service...? ;)

hightraffic10




msg:1100040
 3:53 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

How do I install for OS X? It saves as xpi extension, what do i do next?

jgstyle




msg:1100041
 4:48 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you're on OSX (I'm running 10.2.8), you can install the .xpi extension file by going to FILE>OPEN FILE and then selecting the .xpi file. It should do the rest.

As to the crashing, this happened to me several times until I realized I was running version 0.8. I then downloaded version 0.9 and it worked.

Incidentally this version shows itself as version 0.8.0+ in the 'About' section on Mac OS X.

On a nother note, it looks like Nick's site has been getting pummeled with requests. I can't get to it as of 11:30 CT USA. I guess I will wait a few hours and try again.

whoisgregg




msg:1100042
 5:37 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

it looks like Nick's site has been getting pummeled with requests

And, as of 1:30 PM Eastern time, Nick's site appears to be down. It appears as though /. got him. :(

bakedjake




msg:1100043
 6:05 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

SELECT * FROM BIG_DATABASE WHERE USER = 'UNAUTHORIZED TOOLBAR'

Good way to stay on the radar, folks.

[edited by: bakedjake at 6:08 pm (utc) on June 10, 2004]

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