Upcoming Feature: Show number of notes in dashboard notification previews!
For those who don’t know, a little while ago, Missing e added a feature that shows a small thumbnail preview when you hover over the word photo, photoset or video in a dashboard notification so you can easily see what post the notification is for!
In the upcoming 2.6.0 version (which is rolling out over the next little while), these preview boxes will also show the number of notes that post currently has! This will work for all types of posts, not just photo and video posts.
Missing e v2.4.12 - Fixed Timestamps and Video Post Notification Previews
Hey folks, I’ve updated Missing e to fix your timestamps and show video post notification previews!
• Timestamps Fix
Sometime earlier today, Tumblr fixed their post timestamp information. Posts on your dash are now marked with timestamps set in your primary blog’s timezone. Messages in your inbox are now marked with timestamps in the receiving blog’s timezone.
This means that older versions of Missing e display timestamps incorrectly! You’ll need to update to the newest version to fix it.
For Missing e timestamps to display correctly, make sure that each of your blogs are correctly set to your timezone!
To change a blog’s timezone, go to the URL:
making sure to change [your-blog] to your blog’s account name. Partway down the page is a drop-down box labelled Timezone. Make sure that is correct and save your settings!
• Video Post Notification Previews
Much like the preview images that Missing e displays when you hover over the word “photo” in dashboard notifications, I’ve added the same thing for “video” post notifications. Only videos from Tumblr, Vimeo and YouTube will show thumbnails, however!
If you want the new version immediately, DO NOT uninstall and reinstall Missing e, instead, read the instructions on how to update:
Firefox users: Until the new version of the extension is reviewed by the Mozilla Add-Ons site, you can update just by installing the new version over top of your existing one from the versions page.
If version 2.4.12 or higher does not appear in the list, you can wait until later, or use this direct link to install.
Many of you have been asking about the new photo post notification preview feature that I added over the weekend.
The question I get most often is if I could add the ability to show the number of notes a post has in the little preview box, much like the XPreview script that the idea is based on.
The reason I have not included this yet is that in order to get the image AND the number of notes, it is necessary to do twice the number of Tumblr webpage loads in the background. I strive to look for ways to implement neat features without creating too much extra work for your browser. To that end, I am still looking for ways to do this that won’t cost too much in terms of performance.
If there’s one thing I was jealous over, it was the old XPreview Greasemonkey userscript and the equivalent feature in the XKit Greasemonkey userscript. I contacted the script’s author, Atesh Yurdakul, some time ago to check if I could implement my own version of XPreview. With his blessing, something similar will now be part of the next version of Missing e.
What does it do?
Many of us have been in this position. A while ago, you posted a photo on Tumblr. Maybe it had a recognizable caption, maybe it didn’t. However, when a notification shows up on your dash letting you know that someone has liked, reblogged or replied to it, you’ve forgotten what photo it is!
You could click on the link to open the post’s permalink page… or, better yet, use the Missing e photo post notification preview that will be part of the Dashboard Tweaks feature. Simply hover your mouse over the “photo” link in the notification, and a thumbnail-sized preview of the photo shows up (or the first two photos, if it’s a photoset).