Some of the important features of the QR Code Generator addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with QR Code Generator.
In short, QR Code Generator is a browser extension that let you easily make QR codes from text or URL and download the result as an SVG image. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
5 Reasons to Use QR Code Generator
Has a stand-alone popup window to view make, view and download QR codes.
Has a text-area to add or edit input text.
Stores the last 10 QR codes in the memory.
You can open the UI in the toolbar popup, stand-alone window or new tab (right-click on the toolbar button to choose a context).
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is QR Code Generator?
QR Code Generator is a browser add-on that helps you easily make QR codes in your browser. Simply click on the toolbar button to open the app. You can open this app in a stand-alone window (default context) or toolbar popup, as well as a new tab. To choose a context for opening the app, please right click on the toolbar button and then select your desired context. Please note that all changes are stored in the memory. Once the app is open, please add a text in the text area within the app (bottom section). Next, click on the right-arrow button next to the text-area to generate the QR code. To see the last 10 generated QR codes, please click on the left sidebar. If you click on each item in the sidebar, it will be rendered on the main screen. On the top, there is a download button to download the current QR code as an SVG image file. There is also a reload button to reload the app in case something goes wrong or an error occurs.
2. How can I work with this add-on?
Before working with this app, please first choose your desired context to open the UI. Right-click on the toolbar button and then select a desired context from the context menu. Currently, you can choose toolbar popup, stand-alone window or new tab. The default option is the stand-alone window. After selecting the context, please click on the toolbar button to open the UI. There is a text-area in the app, bottom section, where you can enter your text to generate the QR code. Alternatively, you can select a text on any webpage and then right-click and choose - Generate QR Code - from the context-menu to generate a QR code. Once you see the QR code in the app UI, please click on the download button on the top right corner to save the QR code as an SVG image file. As mentioned above, the last 10 QR codes are stored in the memory. To see all the stored items, please open the sidebar (via the sidebar button on the top left corner of the UI). Once the sidebar is open, you can click on each item to see an enlarged view on the main screen. There is also a close button for each item in the sidebar to remove it from the memory.
3. How can I download the source code for QR Code Generator?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How does the QR Code Generator add-on work?
5. How can I download the generated QR code as an SVG image file?
As mentioned above, once you see the QR code in the app UI, please click on the download button on the top right corner of the screen to download the QR code as an SVG file on your machine. Please note that the download location is the default download path for your browser. To change this path, please head to the settings page in your browser and then change the download path.
6. How do I turn the extension OFF?
When app UI is closed, this addon is completely OFF and has no usage (RAM/CPU) at all. Alternatively, if you want to completely turn off the addon, please head to the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button from there.
7. Is this extension available for mobile firefox (Firefox for Android)?
Yes, this addon is available for all browsers and platforms including mobile Firefox and Opera browsers.
8. How can I reload the app UI?
When you open the app UI, you will see a reload button on the top toolbar (2nd button from right). Please press on this button to reload the UI.
9. How is the performance of this addon?
According to our tests, this addon has relatively fast and reliable performance. All the calculations for generating the QR code are performed inside the browser with built-in HTML5 tools.
10. Can I store more than 10 items in the memory?
No, currently the add-on only stores the last 10 items in the memory. In the future support for more items may be added.
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