Skip to main content

Topic: [feature request] enable/disable components (Read 9495 times) previous topic - next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
  • 2E7AH
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
name says it: something like a tick box for enabling and disabling components, and maybe a menu command to restart foobar

i thought this could be useful, not only for troubleshooting but also in everyday situations, when we don't need some components and don't want always to rename them

  • Schuft
  • [*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #1
I join 2E7AHs request,
think it would be very useful!

  • jeremija
  • [*][*][*][*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #2
1

  • TomBarlow
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #3
Yeah I would like this too, like in Firefox you can enable/disable and uninstall add ons from within the program.

  • Yirkha
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Moderator
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #4
…in Firefox you can enable/disable and uninstall add ons from within the program.
Changing active components without restart is technically not possible.

(I added this to the proposed feature lists, enough with silly "+1" posts, thank you.)
Full-quoting makes you scroll past the same junk over and over.

  • Squeller
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #5
enough with silly "+1" posts, thank you.

Is the opinion of the community supposed to be unimportant?

  • Yirkha
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Moderator
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #6
Please don't start this debate again. I'm sorry if that made you think I wanted to kill whole discussion here, that is not true. The fact is I learned Peter has been aware of people wanting such feature for quite a long time, still it hasn't been added yet. Chance that posts consisting solely of two characters are going to change that decision is not very high.
Full-quoting makes you scroll past the same junk over and over.

  • v.1
  • [*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #7
i think it would be a nice feature, but not essential. i'm used to rename the component file extension

  • ExUser
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Read-only
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #8
enough with silly "+1" posts, thank you.
Is the opinion of the community supposed to be unimportant?
Not at all. However, features are not added or removed based on how popular or unpopular they are, but rather on their inherent merit.

  • jesus2099
  • [*][*][*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #9
And it should really be a setting at user profile level.
Think of starting the lastfm plugin for a user and not for the other.

  • dhromed
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #10
…in Firefox you can enable/disable and uninstall add ons from within the program.
Changing active components without restart is technically not possible.


It doesn't have to be. Same with Firefox. It doesn't actually disable the addon when you click the button. When you "disable" an addon, it just greys out the buttons and requests a restart. You can disable/enable/disable/enable/disable/... as much as your OCD dictates; it doesn't do anything but set a flag.

  • tg2k3
  • [*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #11
And it should really be a setting at user profile level.
Think of starting the lastfm plugin for a user and not for the other.

finally an intelligent answer.

  • kode54
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Administrator
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #12
And it should really be a setting at user profile level.
Think of starting the lastfm plugin for a user and not for the other.

finally an intelligent answer.

This could also be accomplished with a user specific extra components folder. Similar to how Firefox installs extensions local to the user that installed them.

  • shakey_snake
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Moderator
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #13
I don't understand the point of any of this.

1. We already have options for system wide and user specific installs. It's the "Location of Configuration Files" option in the Preferences->General.
2. You can disable/enable components by removing and adding the component .dll's from the components folder when fb2k is closed.
Unlike Firefox, the components are .dll binaries, instead of random javascript so their files easily identifiable and not randomly-hashed names.


When I read this thread 6 months ago, the idea sounded unnecessary, and it still does.
  • Last Edit: 25 June, 2009, 07:37:50 PM by shakey_snake
elevatorladylevitateme

  • jesus2099
  • [*][*][*]
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #14
This is where I have to ask my question : Is the components folder inside each user's folder?
  • Last Edit: 26 June, 2009, 11:07:06 AM by shakey_snake

  • shakey_snake
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Moderator
[feature request] enable/disable components
Reply #15
Ah...
Pardon my brainfart.
elevatorladylevitateme