Differences - Fast Dial 2.15 beta 12d and beta 13 Theme Zip Files

All the below zips are made from Fast Dial Preference Settings ONLY

Thanks to sjdvda for help in trying to understand all this and for sending off .zip files.

Please see here


All files viewed in 7-zip


2.15 beta 12d and earlier


Please click on images

This is the complete archive of zip from 2.15 beta 12d

Screenshot_-_28_12_2008_,_17_36_11.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

It can be seen that no images are present.
Just the userstyle.css


This is the userstyle.css from the 2.15 beta 12d archive.
Please note the background-image reference

Screenshot_-_28_12_2008_,_17_47_50.png - Picamatic - upload your images

It can be seen that the address of the image is on the hard disk of the user.
It is clear that this zip can only be used by the user and only on the computer where the zip was created.


2.15 beta 13


This is the complete Archive from 2.15 beta 13

Screenshot_-_28_12_2008_,_18_04_28.png - Picamatic - upload your images

It can be seen immediately that the two image files background and back cell logo are present.


This is the userstyle.css from the 2.15 beta 13 archive.
Please note the background-image reference

Screenshot_-_28_12_2008_,_18_17_22.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

It can be seen in this userstyle.css the reference to the images has changed, so that userstyle.css can now recognise the images in the zip itself.

It is clear that this zip created by 2.15 beta 13 can now be used by any user as the image files are included and referred to from within the zip


Fast Dial 1.90


Ubiquity and Fast Dial Version 1.90

There was recently a very helpful post by eliljo on the question of Fast Dial Version 1.90 and Ubiquity
This appeared here

It would seem that Ubiquity causes Fast Dial Version 1.x not to function

But works fine in Fast Dial Version 2.x

Please download current Fast Dial Version 2.x from Mozilla Add-ons

Fast Dial 1.x


Copying or moving a Fast Dial Profile in FD 1.x

It is my opinion that the easiest way to move the Fast Dial Profile in Fast Dial 1.x is to use Febe and simply make a complete Profile Backup

This will mean that all the information stored in your Fast Dial Folder, that is both all the images and the settings information in fastdial.sqlite will be transferred along with the rest of the Profile in one fell swoop.

Go the New Profile, open Firefox and the Fast Dial Page will open as it did in you previous Profile


****************THIS APPLIES to FAST DIAL VERSION 1.x ONLY !!!********************

This is the more traditional way of moving the Fast Dial settings in Fast Dial 1.x


To find the Fast Dial Profile Folder it is necessary first to find the Firefox Profile

If you are running Firefox 2 this is an easy matter as you can use the Extension Open Profile Folder

Go Tools/Open Profile Folder and you should see the Firefox Profile that you are running.

If you cannot use Open Profile Folder you will have to look manually for your Firefox Profile Folder.

The following chart should help you locate your Firefox Profile:

prof-loc.png - upload images with Picamatic


When you open your Firefox Profile it should look like this:
You should be able to see the Fast Dial Profile Folder

Screenshot_-_18_08_2008_,_19_24_53.png - Picamatic - upload your images

To check you have the right Folder you can open it. You should see all the images in your Fast Dial (.PNG files, in pairs, one big one small), a copy of your Fast Dial Background, and one other file called fastdial.sqlite

Screenshot_-_18_08_2008_,_21_24_11.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

Fastdial.sqlite is the file that stores all the detailed information concerning your Fast Dial Profile.

The image files together with fastdial.sqlite constitute your Fast Dial "Profile", and this Fast Dial Profile Folder can be copied and pasted into another Firefox Profile.


To make this file "work" once you have installed it into another Firefox profile, you will also need to download a version of Fast Dial 1.x into that same Firefox Profile.


I found recently on transfering a Fast Dial profile by CD that the Files afterwards were all set to read only.

To change that, one has to go into the Fast Dial Folder, click edit/select all and then right click and Properties and then unselect the Read only box.

Fast Dial Version 1.x and Web Developer Extension Conflict

There has been a long standing conflict between Fast Dial Version 1.x and the Firefox Extension Web Developer

This was finally resolved in Fast Dial Version 2.x.
At the present moment Fast Dial Version 2.x can be downloaded here

However if you prefer for some reason to use Fast Dial Version 1.x and want a work-around to this problem, right click on FD, and go to Preferences/General and de-select Thumbnails in new Tabs.(see cursor position in picture)

This will cause Fast Dial Ver 1.x not to overwrite the Web Developer Information which displays in a new Tab.

Screenshot_-_09_08_2008_,_18_01_10.png - Picamatic - upload your images

You can choose to either leave this setting off, and use the Fast Dial Toolbar button to access FD, or
If for some reason you find it preferable you can change the Preference Setting back after using Web Developer.

How to return to Fast Dial 1.x after running Fast Dial 2.x


This is a step by step description for those who wish to return to Fast Dial 1.x from Fast Dial 2.x .


Basically you will be making use of the file fastdial.sqlite.bak which is a backup of your previous Fast Dial 1.x settings.

It is important to realise that it is not possible to make any use of the settings of a Fast Dial 2.x setup that was no preceded by a Fast Dial 1.x setup.

Similarlly any additional changes that you might have added in Fast Dial Version 2.x after your upgrade to Fast Dial 2.x. from Fast Dial 1.x, will not be available to use when you return to Fast Dial Version 1.x


1. First you need to find the file fastdial.sqlite.bak in the fastdial Folder in the Firefox profile.

There are two ways of doing this

a) Go to Start/Search in Windows and enter the file name fastdial.sqlite.bak in the Search Field and then when you find the file, confirm that it is in the correct fastdial folder in the correct Profile that you wish to change.

Screenshot_-_07_09_2008_,_01_15_42.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

b) Find your way to the file using this guide:

prof-loc.png - upload images with Picamatic

and confirm as above.

2. Once you have found the correct file fastdial.sqlite.bak in the correct Profile rename the file fastdial.sqlite

3. Delete the Fast Dial Folder in Bookmarks.

4. Uninstall Fast Dial 2.x in Firefox in the Add-ons Window.

5. Restart Firefox

6. Download and Install Fast Dial Version 1.90 from here

7. Refresh all thumbnails.

Screenshot_-_07_09_2008_,_00_49_43.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

Or if you prefer refresh each cell individually

8. The images should now appear in your Fast Dial 1.x cells.


On completion of the above you may find the following of interest:

Older Versions-How to inhibit update prompts in Fast Dial


Tab Mix Plus and about:blank in the Tab Title Display in Fast Dial 1.x


There is a very useful Firefox Extension called Tab Mix Plus

However the Tab Display Options in Tab Mix Plus can effect the Tab Display Settings in Fast Dial 1.x.

Especially relating to the display of the words about:blank

In Fast Dial Version 1.x on the Preferences/General Page there is this option to show "Tab Icon & Title" (or not).

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_38_20.png - upload images with Picamatic

Similarly in Tab Mix Plus there is the option to show "Use Bookmarks Name as Tab Title" (or not).

Screenshot_-_26_08_2008_,_15_17_32.png - upload images with Picamatic

Below is shown the result of the interplay of these two settings on the Tab Display in Fast Dial.

Fast Dial Setting:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_33_36.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

And Tab Mix Plus Setting:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_58_24.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

Produces this Tab:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_19_47_07.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

This will appear in the Tab for all pages of Fast Dial

Fast Dial Setting:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_33_36.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

And Tab Mix Plus Setting:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_58_31.png - upload images with Picamatic

Produces this Tab:

Screenshot_-_26_08_2008_,_14_44_53.png - upload images with Picamatic

This will appear in the Tab for all pages of Fast Dial


Fast Dial Setting:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_33_43.png - Picamatic - upload your images

And Tab Mix Plus Setting:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_58_31.png - upload images with Picamatic

Produces this Tab:

Screenshot_-_26_08_2008_,_14_55_49.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

This will appear in the Tab for all pages of Fast Dial


Fast Dial Setting:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_33_43.png - Picamatic - upload your images

And Tab Mix Plus Setting:

Screenshot_-_24_08_2008_,_23_58_24.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

Produces this Tab on the Root Page of Fast Dial, and will display the appropriate Group name in other Tabs:

Screenshot_-_26_08_2008_,_15_06_50_002.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

The results for when the setting is not selected in Tab Mix Plus would give the same result if Tab Mix Plus was disabled or uninstalled

Fast Dial 2.11


Fast Dial 2.14


A transparent Search Bar for Fast Dial v2.14 by PedroMRP

This is great fix posted by PedroMRP today here


What this small fix does is to make your Fast Dial v2.14 Search Bar completely transparent.

All that one sees afterwards of the Toolbar is, (if you use Google) the small G of the Google Logo.


Before (yours may be white)

Screenshot_-_28_10_2008_,_04_06_16.png - upload images with Picamatic


Screenshot_-_28_10_2008_,_04_07_00.png - upload images with Picamatic


There are different ways of changing your Fast Dial to enable this change.

To make the job easy, I have made this fix into a Stylish Style.

In that way you can copy paste the code directly into Stylish.

@namespace url(;

@-moz-document url("chrome://fastdial/content/fastdial.html") {


#search {
margin-top: 5px;
margin-bottom: -5px;

#search input {
font-size: 1.2em;
color: white;
border: 1px solid lightgray;
background: transparent;

One of the advantages of this system is that you can easily switch the style on and off, and also you can easily modify or play with the values should you so choose.


Alternatively, if you so wish you can paste PedroMRP's code directly into fastdial.css

This is the code: (or you can take it from the post)

#search {
margin-top: 5px;
margin-bottom: -5px;

#search input {
font-size: 1.2em;
color: white;
border: 1px solid lightgray;
background: transparent;

What you will need to do is to post the code into fastdial.css which is in your Firefox Profile.

Maybe the easiest way to find fastdial.css is to go into Search in Windows and enter the File name.
Select the version of fastdial.css that is in the Profile that you want to alter.

Right click on the file and edit with a suitable Text editor.

In the code you will see these lines

#search {
margin-top: 15px;
margin-bottom: -5px;

#search input {
font-size: 1.5em;
border: 1px solid lightgray;

So you need now to paste in the new lines and delete the old.
Or edit the ones that are there.

Once finished, press save in your Text editor and you are done.


How to Install Fast Dial v 2.14 in a New Firefox Profile


The seeming only way to Make Fast Dial the Root Folder in a New Profile in Fast Dial Version 2.14 is this:

Thanks to Mafi0z and Mafia_Penguin for their suggestions

After you have loaded Fast Dial 2.14 into your new Profile you will probably not see the Root Folder when you hit the Fast Dial Toolbar Button.

Please do the following

Go to Bookmarks/Organise Bookmarks

Select Bookmarks Menu
Screenshot_-_02_11_2008_,_02_38_26.png - image uploaded to Picamatic
In Bookmarks Menu right click and create a new Folder
Name the Folder Fast Dial (or in fact whatever name you want)

Screenshot_-_01_11_2008_,_23_18_20.png - upload images with Picamatic

Right click on the Folder that you have just made in Bookmarks (probably named Fast Dial)

In the Context menu select where there is the Fast Dial Icon "Make Home Page"

Screenshot_-_01_11_2008_,_23_19_05.png - upload images with Picamatic

This will make the Fast Dial Folder into your home page

Return to Firefox


Click on the Fast Dial Toolbar Icon and you should now be in the Fast Dial Root Folder, you are Home.



Java Scaling in Version 2.14 Bug


Bug report see here


I can confirm that Java Scaling in Version 2.14 does not work with Java 6u10, and in Java 6u11, the latest Java Version.

The symptoms are that cells continue to refresh endlessly without ever finishing.

A number of users have experienced this problem.


Telega confirms that JRE 6u3 works fine.

I can confirm that JRE 6u7 also works fine.

JRE 6u10 and JRE 6u11 do not work.


To download earlier Versions of Java please see here

Go to JRE 6 where you can then select which version which Version you want to download.

Screenshot_-_11_12_2008_,_13_56_33.png - image uploaded to Picamatic


For your information

Java Release Dates

Version 1.6.x.

* As of October 2008, the latest version of Java is 1.6.0_10
* As of July 2008, the latest version of Java is 1.6.0_07
* As of May 2008, the latest version of Java is 1.6.0_06
* As of March 2008, the latest version of Java is 1.6.0_05
* In January 2008, version 1.6.0_04 was half-released (blame Sun, not me).
Version 1.6 update 4 shows up at
but update 3 shows up at
See Massive Java Update Includes Security Fixes and
Sun's Java sloppiness for more.
* As of October 2007, the latest version of Java from Sun was 1.6.0_03
* As of June 2007, the latest version of Java from Sun was 1.6.0_2.
* As of March 2007 the latest version of Java from Sun was 1.6.0_1.
* As of December 2006 the first version of Java 1.6 from Sun was

Or of course as another solution deselect Java as a scaling option.

Many thanks

Fast Dial 2.15, 2.16, 2.17


Fast Dial 2.15 - 2.16 - 2.17 on start up not working

Unlike their predecessors if you want to see Fast Dial 2.15 - 2.16 - 2.17 when Firefox opens it is necessary to:

Go to Tools/Options/Main

And there set

When Firefox opens show my home Page

Set homepage to chrome://fastdial/content/fastdial.html

Many thanks

Fast Dial 2.9


Unable to open Options in Addon Window in Fast Dial 2.x

Options has been changed in Version 2.9 see Changelog


Many users updating to Fast Dial 2,x are confused when they find that they cannot open Options in Fast Dial in the Addons window.

The reason for there being no Options window in the Addons window is:

The "Options" button in Addons dialog is disabled because now Preferences are specified not globally but per page (folder).

To find Options in Fast Dial 2.x please do the following:

In a FastDial page, Right Clicking on any Thumbnail and selecting Preferences will open the Options Dialog for you.

Version 2.x


"Add to Fast Dial" Option missing in the Context Menu in Fast Dial 2.x

Obviously this is out of date now as Fast Dial Version 2.8 has got an "add to Fast Dial option in the context menu

I will leave the rest of this post like it is for a week or so and then remove


Many are confused by the fact that they can no longer find the option

"Add to Fast Dial" in the Context Menu in Fast Dial 2.0

Well unfortunately perhaps this option is no longer available in Fast Dial 2.x


To save sites to Fast Dial 2.x

Please go to:

Adding Sites/Cells to Fast Dial

and read the section devoted to Fast Dial Version 2.x



Bookmarks Multiplying in Fast Dial Version 2.x

Bookmarks Multiplying in Fast Dial Version 2.x

This is not the same problem as the Drag and Drop problem
see here
Drag and Drop problem in Firefox 2.x- Bug Fixed


This problem of Multiplying Bookmarks is believed now by telega to be caused by an imperfect transition from Fast Dial Version 1.x to Fast Dial Version 2.x

It is based on the idea that the previous fastdial.sqlite file used by Fast Dial Version 1.x has in fact not been correctly changed to fastidal.sqlite.bak, and that this is the one and only cause of the Bookmarks Multiplying problem.


So for users who are experiencing this problem after upgrading to Fast Dial Version 2.x from Version 1.x please take the following steps


[For anyone taking the below steps it is strongly recommended that all present Firefox Bookmarks (places.sqlite) are backed up before proceeding.
However if all goes well it is recommended that the this Bookmarks Backup is then deleted]


The recommendation is to delete the present Fast Dial Bookmarks Folder in Bookmarks and then to install and run Fast Dial Version 2.11.

This will hopefully restore a working Fast Dial 2.x with the settings that were present when Fast Dial 1.x was previously running.


If by following the above procedure it is found that Fast Dial Version 2.11 has not restored the previous Fast Dial 1.x settings, please try to find the file fastdial.sqlite.bak in the Firefox Profile, and rename the file as fastdial.sqlite and run Fast Dial Version 2.11 again.


It is worth remembering that a safety file is created by Fast Dial 2.x of previous Fast Dial Version 1.x usage, when the transition to Fast Dial 2.x is made.
This file is called fastdial.sqlite.bak and can be found in the Firefox Profile.

This file can always be used to reconstruct Fast Dial 1.x usage again
How to return to Fast Dial 1.x after running Fast Dial 2.x


Any feedback given by users on the Fast Dial Forum on experiences using this procedure would be most welcome.

Many thanks

Current Fast Dial Bugs and Extension Conflicts - and their status

________________________________________________________________________________________ Please note that for all recent 2.14 Bugs I have preferred to enter information in Mafi0z bug report than here. So for all 2.14 stuff after the white page please see there . ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Please note on Userlogos there is now an excellent new Bug Report section created by MafiOz. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To view the page go to Help Centre / Bug Reports --------------------------------------------------------------------- To report a bug to that page please do the following: Go to Submit Content then Bug report ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mozilla Addons page is here ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ The function of this list below is simply to keep tabs on reports of current Fast Dial problems . These problems may or may not turn out to be Fast Dial Version 2.x bugs . ____________________________________________________________________________________
Links Fast Dial Version
Blurry Images One+two+three v2,9/2,11
Address Bar One+two+three+four v2.9+2.11 ?
Apply to all Folders One+two Bug fixed v2.10
Drag and Drop One+two 2.9+2.11?| Fixed v2.11
Drag and Drop Type One v2.11
Calender One Bug Fixed v2.11
Fast Dial not appearing One+two v2.9/2.11 ***
Options opens tabs One v2.9
Users lose all Fast Dial Bookmark Settings AMO v2.9/2.11 ***
Bookmarks multiplying One
Scrambling Bookmarks and pages AMO 2.11 see comments below
Display questions One+two v2.12(refresh all ??)
Print calender One v2.11.0
Add/Properties missing One+two v2.11.0 (fixed in 2.14)
White screen One+two v2.14.0 Bug Fixed
*** possibly resolved by uninstall restart / reinstall restart but why should this be necessary ? _____________________________________________________________________________________ Extension conflicts
Extension Link Fast Dial Version Effected
Web Developer Reference v1.x
Ubiquity Reference v1.x
IE Tab One +two Blank cells workaround here
Speed Dial SD-AMO Both extensions cannot run together
All in one sidebar One Not confirmed
Foxmarks One Solution being looked into
Tree Style Tab One
Autohide One v2.11.0/2.12.0 Cells vanish
Domain Details 2.3 One FD 2.x
Febe One v2.x
_____________________________________________________________________________________ Problems on Userlogos
Area Effected Links Information
My Bookmarks One+two New Module fitted problem resolved
_____________________________________________________________________________________ Display problem AMO fdggcc7.jpg - upload images with Picamatic --------------------------------------------------------------------- Interesting Display problem reported on Russian AMO Possibly from an Extension Conflict: screen.png - Picamatic - upload your images _____________________________________________________________________________________ Problems Reported on AMO _____________________________________________________________________________________ Warning! Fast Dial automatically auto hides the taskbar in Firefox. There is no way of changing the behaviour and no help to explain what is happening or even why the developer decided to impose his whim on all users. Don't waste 30 minutes as I did installing, disabling uninstalling and searching the internet for a cure. * Boo Upgraded to the latest release without reading the reviews....BIG MISTAKE. Tried to go back to earlier version but can't figure out the last release that works properly. This was my favorite add-on but I will not be using it anymore. DO NOT UPGRADE. I wasn't even able to use firefox at all with it installed . by MikeSMartin on November 5, 2008 * Address Bar is useless The concept was great however it becomes useless to type anything in the address bar and how the hell else are you supposed to go to new sites. I removed it !! It would be nice to have a tab that shows your favorite sites but then you can still type in the address bar. by Dude McMann on November 4, 2008 * causes firefox 3.0.3 to crash.. uninstalled by robsinbc on November 2, 2008 --- Good idea but has a few problems. Pages will lose the bookmark and link, only to reappear later. Also the tiles move about the page on occasion which is irritating. Sometimes if it cant find the tile it will duplicate another. Needs some work by Finalreminder on October 24, 2008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good idea but it doesnt work, thumbnails change places or dissapear sometimes and refresh doesnt work properly. by jazzrocker on October 23, 2008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Okay, I love this add on. So why am I giving it only three stars? Because EVERY UPDATE causes my thumbnails to be resorted and reset. I then have to take time to go back and unscrew things. Either it's put completely random bookmarks into the thumbs (FF on my WinXP machine) or it's left three of them blank (FF on my Mac OS:X box.) Either way, it's a pain in the butt, so I will no longer update this otherwise excellent add on. by Coach Wade on October 16, 2008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Version 2.11 -------------------------- Glitches Great for a while, but then all of the links started to get mixed up and it wasn't worth trying to fix by mattattack314 on October 12, 2 -------------------------- by tuFrogs on October 2, 2008 Version 2.11 is not working properly and swapped the hyperlinks wish!! HELP!!! -------------------------- unistalled because it wont let me type any address on blank I was limited to the ones on the Add-on by drtru81 on September 29, 2008 -------------------------- What happened? by Bioran23 on September 26, 2008 I loved using this add-on, but the latest update made it all my bookmarks scrambled and disappears randomly! --------------------------- Oh, dear. This would have been fun to use but my bookmarks are now all mixed up! by sexyyellow on September 26, 2008 -------------------------- Used to love it, now it scrambled I'm not surprised that somebody else has got the same trouble as me. Oh God, do I have to remove it completely then? It sabotages my bookmarks! by MrdLuval on ------------------------------ Scramble bug Loved it at first, then it started scrambling all my bookmarks. by antfly91 on September 24, 2008 ------------------------------ problemSSS by madscanner on September 23, 2008 bugssss!! this new version scrambles everything after a while!! i'll going back to the older version... ------------------------------- by Gary Weberg on September 22, 2008 (see this user's previous comment at the end) Used to be great. Now it scrambles my pages and some are gone. Whoever is making updates isn't checking to see how they affect the user. ------------------------------- by BugMeNot33 on September 21, 2008 Once again, against my better judgment, I tried the new version and sure enough lost everything. My God man! Do you know what you are doing ?? Do you not try the app. yourself before u make it available. What an idiot. I'm done. --------------------------------- previous comment by same user for earlier version Thanks for nothing door BugMeNot33 op 9 september 2008 LOST EVERYTHING WITH THE NEW UPDATE!! THANKS FOR NOTHING. HOW COULD THIS ERROR GO UN-NOTICED ?? ------------------------------- Version 2.9 ------------------------------- by Chris Boyd on September 18, 2008 This was a fantastic Add-on until the 2.9 update, which somehow manages to keep two sets of bookmarks on my panel that change each time I load Firefox. This version is extremely buggy. --------------------------------- bookmarks lost on update and close of programme by svs777 on September 18, 2008 I really liked this little app until a I upgraded to 2.9 and all my bookmarks where lost. I re-entered them and they were lost again on shutting down firefox. I upgraded to 2.11 and still have the same problem. Will be uninstalling this and looking for something else. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Much earlier comment by Gary Weberg. See his more recent comment above. Fast Dial is the BOMB by Gary Weberg on March 28, 2008 I've been using Fast Dial for awhile now, and the more I use it the more I like it. I didn't "get it" when I first tried using it, now it's an indispensable part of my daily use of Firefox. When I click on the Fast Dial icon, it opens a new tab (or window) with the various websites that I have added to the Fast Dial tab. You can easily organize the order in which they display by dragging the web page images around on the page. Using a 7 x 4 format I have all of my most used sites in the top row, and the remaining three rows I have arranged by category. But you can arrange them any way you want. Having an image to refer to rather than using the bookmarks dropdown menu or AIOS sidebar (which I also use) allows me to free up more screen space for viewing the website. Give it a try after a couple of weeks using it, you'll never give it up. ------------------------------------

Drag and Drop problem in Firefox 2.x- Bug Fixed

There was a bug in Versions of Firefox 2.x previous to Version 2.11

This bug only became apparent if "Fixed" thumbnail size option specified in preferences and FD page has a scrollbar.

The symptom of the bug was that it was quite impossible to reorganise cells in Fast Dial using Drag and Drop.

So extremely tiresome and frustrating.


Thanks to the cooperation of Userlogos Member ericaS, telega was at last able to reproduce and then fix this problem.

Here is a link to the post

So for those experiencing problems in organising their Fast Dial Cells please try installing Fast Dial Version 2.11.

Version 2.11, is available here

If this does not resolve matters try

Unintstalling Fast Dial Version 2.11
Re-installing Fast Dial Version 2.11

Thank you

Menu Editor effects Add to Fast Dial in Tab and Main Context Menus

At present time I consider this a Menu Editor Problem and not a Fast Dial Bug, so I have not filed a Bug Report for this problem.

It could be claimed to be an extension conflict, but it is not a conflict in the usual sense.


This question was reported here.


It seems for some reason that Menu Editor fails to see and as a result removes the add to Fast Dial option in the Tab Context Menu.

When I say fail to see, it does not appear in the Menu Editors description of the Tab Context Menu Options


Mafia_Penguin reports of not being effected in this way.
I wonder what is happening.
What I wonder is the other Variable
Firefox Version, Windows Operating System.


I have now loaded into a New Profile only 2.14 and Menu Editor and can confirm that the Add to Fast Dial option is visible in the Tab Context Menu. FF3.0.4 ME 1.2.6 FD 2.14

And the option appears in the Menu Editor Options Menu in Tab Context Menu

However I can also confirm that the Add to Fast Dial option does no longer appear at all in the Main Context Menu in a new Profile with only Fast Dial and Menu Editor running

Not only that, but the item does not appear in the Menu Editor Options Menu either under Main Context Menu. FF 3.0.4 ME 1.2.6 FD 2.14

This is giving me a headache.


In a non-new Profile I had this observation

It is my impression also that it removes the folder in the Add to Fast Dial option in the Main Firefox Context menu.


It would seem therefore that in some way Menu Editor seems unable to show both add to Fast Dials at the same time, either one of the other.


Original Problem

Well spotted by rocksoccer


Developers post found on the ME Forum


As it stands there are bugs. Yes, I realize that at the moment, some people have to choose between having this and another extension installed.

Because of the very flexible nature of XUL and the firefox extension system in general, it is next to impossible for Menu Editor to account for every possible way that another extension could want to add and display menu items. There are a lot of edge cases, for which I am not eager to maintain 50 different workarounds in menu editor's code. This doesn't mean I don't care about the bugs, certainly there are bugs that need to be worked on, and I hope to have time to work on these issues.

Often there are changes that other extensions can make that will fix compatibility with Menu Editor and still maintain their functionality. I've been thinking about typing up a "Best practices for compatibility with Menu Editor" document, but I'm not sure how many extension authors would care to make their menu items comply.

It doesn't help that Mozilla hasn't seen fit to fix some bugs that affect menu editor.

So basically, I'm happy to hear bug reports about conflicts, but be patient


Migrating your Fast Dial 2.x Profile (for the Technically Minded)


The recommended way to Migrate your profile can be seen here:

Migrating your Fast Dial Profile in FD 2.0


The following method is included for those who enjoyed the rather arcane methods necessary for copying a Fast Dial profile that had to be used in the later versions of Fast Dial 1.x.


Go to your Firefox Profile and find the File:


This is the database file where Firefox 3.x stores all your Bookmarks and Fast Dial Information.

Make a copy of this file and paste it into your New Profile

Start Firefox and you should find that your Profile is working.

Small blue circle icon showing on the top left of a cell -how to remove

Many users of Fast Dial 2.x report seeing a small blue circle at the top left of a Fast Dial Cell

Untitled-1-2.png - Picamatic - upload your images

cell.png - image uploaded to Picamatic

Often the user is unclear how to remove this item, or even what it's function is.

To remove the this blue circular icon all you need to do is to right click on the offending cell, which will take you to the Properties Menu.

Change the value in the "Refresh every" field to zero.

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This should have the effect of disabling the auto-refresh function for that cell.

The small blue icon should then no longer be visible.
It's function being to remind the user when the auto-refresh option is enabled for a cell.


It has been mentioned by spillz on Userlogos see
refresh symbol on thumbnails,
that for the user who wishes to make use of auto-refresh for a cell, that it would be a most welcome option to be able to inhibit the display of this refresh button.

While I can see the reason for displaying this button in the first place, it could clearly be argued that for the experienced user, once it is clear which cells were set to auto-refresh, that it would be a most welcome option to be able to hide the display of this button, as it's visual presence is quite intrusive.