I have taken the Macromedia News Firefox extension and modified it, the result: The Oracle News Firefox extension.
If you use OraBlogs or OraNA to keep up with the latest from the Oracle blogging community, the Oracle News Firefox extension is for you. If you do not use the Firefox browser, now is a great time to switch. So, what does the Oracle News extension do?
The extension will place a small icon on the right side of Firefox’s status bar at the bottom of the window. By default, the icon will blink and turn to full red when new items on OraNA are found. To view the latest posts, simply click the icon, and a menu will open with the latest information. You can then click an item to open its web page within a tab in the browser. New items since the last refresh will be marked with a green check mark:
You can adjust preferences either by clicking the icon and choosing “preferences” or through the Firefox extension manager (Tools > Extensions):
Among the preferences, there are two rendering options. You can view items by source as shown above, or chronologically, you can also add the source next to the item:
To install the Oracle News Firefox Extension:
The extension also works in Thunderbird. To install in Thunderbird:
Firefox and Thunderbird will automatically check for updates to the extension, and prompt you if a new version is available.
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