May 25, 2007

FullerScreen 2.0 released

Author: Shirl Kennedy

Disruptive Innovations has released FullerScreen 2.0, a Firefox extension that tweaks the browser's full screen mode by "disappearing" the remaining toolbars and status bars till the mouse pointer nudges an edge of the screen. The latest version of FullerScreen extension offers enhanced slide show support.

We reviewed FullerScreen prior to the 1.0 release in April. Since then, FullerScreen has added a slideshow mode that lets you use Firefox to show presentations. See this W3C slideshow prepared by FullerScreen developer Daniel Glazman to test the slideshow mode. Hit F11 with FullerScreen and it will ask if you'd like to enter slideshow mode.

To learn how to make your own slideshows, see Glazman's projection test mode document, which works as a slideshow and describes the necessary elements to create a slideshow for Firefox.

If you're already using FullerScreen 1.0, the new release is available now via the Firefox Extensions Manager, or you can download it from the Disruptive Innovations website. You should be able to find it at FireFox Add-ons shortly.

It has been tested on Windows and Linux. View the test case and explanations document.

Shirl Kennedy is the senior editor of theDocuTickerandResourceShelfweblogs as well as the "Internet Waves" columnist forInformation Today. She has been writing about technology since 1992.

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