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PageRank Indicator for Linux and Mac OSX

new extension for Mozilla browser displays PR

     

MarshallClark

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

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

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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

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

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

lorenzinho2

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

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

Anyone have ideas?

muesli

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

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works for me.
win2k, firefox 0.8, googlebar 0.8.0.22

peterdaly

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

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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

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

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Works in Windows with FireFox 0.9c for me.

jyki

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

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

Philosopher

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

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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

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

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

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I wonder how scalable it is.

Swash

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

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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

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

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

Philosopher

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

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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

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

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

Running Fedora

robjones

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

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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

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

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

shaadi

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

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

MarshallClark

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



fantastic! :)

woldie

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

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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

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

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

trillianjedi

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

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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

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

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Thanks for the heads-up - thanks a million!

rharri

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

hightraffic10

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

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

jgstyle

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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