Missing e v2.5.6 - Fixed Settings Import for Firefox
This update is only important for Firefox users!
It was brought to my attention by wishonwyatt that the import function in the Missing e settings page that allows you to restore your settings from a saved file stopped working.
This update fixes this problem.
Firefox users: If you do not want to wait for automatic updates, you can update just by installing the new version over top of your existing one from the versions page.
If version 2.5.6 or higher does not appear in the list, you can wait until later, or use this direct link to install.
Reinstalled ‘Missing e’ and a feature has gone missing? Preserve/restore your ‘Missing e’ settings!
Whenever you uninstall Missing e and reinstall it later, you lose all of your customized settings! This means that some features which are not enabled when you first install, like the popular Quick (1-click) Reblogging option, go back to being deactivated. You’ll have to go into the Missing e settings (find out how) to set everything back up again.
There are a number of ways of avoiding this!
Are you trying to update Missing e?
If all you want to do is to update Missing e to the newest version, you don’t need to uninstall at all! Simply follow the update instructions in the Missing e FAQ page.
Missing e seems to have disappeared from your Tumblr dashboard?
If Missing e stops appearing for some reason (you can tell it isn’t working if the e. icon doesn’t appear beside the Tumblr logout button at the top of your dash), you don’t need to uninstall! Simply follow these instructions for disabling and re-enabling Missing e in the FAQ.
If you really, really do need to install Missing e fresh….
If you are uninstalling for any length of time, changing to a different computer or a different browser, you may have no choice but to start with a fresh installation of Missing e. In that case, to preserve your current Missing e settings (and bookmarks), you can follow these instructions in the FAQ to export (and later, import) your customizations.
Tip: Backing Up Your ‘Missing e’ Settings (just in case…)
With version 2.2.15 or higher, you now have the ability to export your Missing e settings to a file and then import them later to other browsers.
A quick tip for you is to backup your Missing e settings!
Follow these instructions to save a file with all your settings to your computer.
If, for some reason, you switch browsers, reinstall Missing e or have some sort of other problem, you’ve got a quick and easy way to restore all of your preferred Tumblr enhancements!
Simply follow the rest of the instructions to load the settings file from your computer. Voila! No more having to go through clicking on all the checkboxes in the Missing e settings page to get things back the way you want.
Missing e version 2.2.15
Please note that I fixed a small bug from version 2.2.14 that I posted an hour or so ago.
Polish Language Support
Shuffle Queued Posts
I’ve added a new feature for Tumblrs who get a lot of use out of the Tumblr Queue: A Shuffle button.
This feature is disabled by default. To enable it, you need to go to the settings page (find out how) and enable it under the Dashboard Features tab, in the Dashboard Tweaks section.
Once activated, a Shuffle button (like the one you see above) will be added to the dashboard sidebar whenever you are on a Tumblr Queue page. Clicking it will randomize the order of queued posts currently loaded on the page.
Due to the way the Tumblr interface works, the Shuffle button can only randomize queued posts that are currently visible in the Queue page. However, you can use Tumblr’s “endless scrolling” dashboard feature to load as many queued posts as you want. The Shuffle button can then randomize a larger set of queued posts.
Note: The Shuffle button simply creates a new order for the posts and then asks Tumblr to do the re-ordering. Please remember that the Tumblr Queue is sometimes unreliable. Once the re-ordering is complete, the queue times you see will be accurate. Any queue delays or other issues you may encounter later on will most likely indicate a problem with the Tumblr Queue and not Missing e.
Transfer / Backup your Missing e settings
With the newest update to Missing e, you will be able to export your Missing e settings to a file and import them from a file. Whether you want to back up your preferred configuration for Missing e or transfer them automatically to multiple browsers and/or multiple computers, you will now be able to do so!
Note: Both copies of Missing e need to be version 2.2.15 or higher to transfer your settings.
If you are interested in learning how this feature was accomplished, you can read about it.
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 2.2.15 or higher does not appear in the list, you can wait until later, or use this direct link to install.
Download Missing e at missinge.infraware.ca
If you enjoy this extension, please consider donating to support future development.
Upcoming Feature: Import / Export Missing e Settings
With this feature, you’ll be able to export your Missing e settings (not bookmarks) to an XML file that you can save to your hard drive. You’ll then be able to import that settings file into another version of Missing e in a different browser or a different computer!
This will make it easier to use Missing e on a variety of browsers or on multiple computers. A few mouse-clicks and you won’t need to manually restore all your preferred settings.
If you have to uninstall Missing e for some reason, you can back up your current settings before removing the extension and then load them back in once you’ve reinstalled!
So far, I’ve got a working implementation ready for Chrome, but there’s still work to do getting the feature onto the Safari and Firefox versions. Watch for updates!
You should update, NOT uninstall and reinstall!
DO NOT uninstall and reinstall! If you do so, you will most likely lose your custom Missing e settings. All the features you turned off may turn back on, and all the optional settings will turn back off again.
For many of you, this meant that your added Tumblelog sidebar stopped showing up when you updated to version 1.6.1.
AVOID THIS by updating using my instructions instead of uninstalling and reinstalling!
For those of you who did not update using my instructions and want to reactivate your Tumblelog sidebar, read this post to find out how!