|"Speed Dial" adds a highly customizable start page to your browser when a new tab is opened which displays different links and bookmarks visually as grid elements (see the screenshot). You can have as many tabs as you would like. Also, you can have up to three groups for the main tab. A bookmark folder can be displayed in one section (group) as well as mostly viewed websites. Besides the visual display, the extension provides direct search from the start page using all popular web search engines like Google or Bing.|
- Display user-defined websites in grid format
- Display the recent sites in a grid box
- Display user-defined bookmark folder in a grid box
- Search with auto suggestion inside the new page
- Load requested features from GitHub
What is the "Speed Dial" extension and how does it work?
This extension aims to bring all useful elements that user might need to a single start page when a browser tab is opened. A user can define all the useful websites as new grids to a single or multiple tabs. If you have too many websites, it is recommended to categorize them into different tabs and provide meaningful names for the tabs. Each grid can be dragged and dropped to a new place within a single tab. Note that, there is no support for dragging between tabs.
For the main tab, it is possible to have two special categories besides the user-defined grids on top section. To enable these categories, use the "Settings" button on the top right side of a new page. You can add a custom bookmark directory to be populated. When this option is enabled all the bookmark items inside this directory will be listed inside the category. Also, you can ask the extension to automatically generate grids from mostly-visited websites. Both categories are very useful for power users.
Can I ask the extension to display a bookmark folder instead of defining grid elements one by one?
Currently, the main tab (the one that is not editable and is located as the first tab element) can display a new group that populates all the elements inside a bookmark directory. To enable this feature use the "Settings" button located in the right-side of a new tab page. When the bookmarking feature is enabled, a selection box will appear in the options panel that lists all the bookmark folders that user have in his or her profile. Select the root directory and extension will generate the list of grids for you. To have these bookmark grids in a new tab, move all your custom bookmarks to a new tab and use the main tab as the bookmarking tab. In the future versions, we will have this bookmarking feature for all other tabs too.
Where does the extension get the list of mostly-visited sites from?
If displaying the mostly-visited sites is enabled, the extension ask for the recent list from your browser and will generate grids based on the provided list.
What's new in this version?
Please check the Logs section.
How can I edit an already added grid?
When a new grid is added, you can edit its URL, name and background color by pressing the pencil icon (edit icon) located on the top right side of the grid when the mouse hovers over the grid.
I have the mostly-visited section enabled. Why is the location of these grids not customizable like the default group?
Since this list is provided by your browser and might gets updated on each new page opening, there is no point in allowing modifications. Only user-defined grid sections that are persistent are editable.
How can I add a new grid with screenshot of a tab I am visiting?
Use the right-click item over page context to add new grids with a screenshot of the visual tab. Note that the page will be added to the active grid so make sure you are on the right tab before adding the grid from the right-click item. If the page is added to a wrong tab, simply delete the grid and switch to the right tab and perform the action one more time
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What's new in this version
Permissions are explained
|tabs||to open links in new tabs|
|topSites||to get the list of mostly visited websites (if this option is activated in the options panel)|
|bookmarks||to get the list of bookmark items in a user-defined folder (if this option is activated in the options panel)|
|history||to display items from history|
|contextMenus||to add a new context-menu item to the page context-menu|
|notifications||to display notifications to the user|