Some of the important features of the Speed Dial 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 Speed Dial.
In short, Speed Dial helps you browses your favorite sites much faster!.
5 Reasons to Use Speed Dial
Right click context-menu item to add desired websites to Speed Dial UI.
Several settings to adjust the UI to your need.
Includes several background images.
Very easy-to-use and lite addon.
Available for all browsers and platforms
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Managing your favorite websites can sometimes be very hectic and time-consuming. You have to go through a long list of websites before finding the one that you want to open. Speed Dial Add-on for web browsers is a very handy add-on to manage your favorite websites. If you are on a website page that you like to visit again, instead of bookmarking it and going through the hassle of sorting your bookmarks list, you can add it to speed dial add-on list and browse it again in a single click. On any page, simply right click, and select add to "Speed Dial". The website will be added to the speed dial page with a screenshot of the page.
This addon is available for all the web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. It is a lite add-on so you do not have to worry about your browser becoming slow. It also does not require you to restart your browser on the completion of the installation. Speed Dial addon is highly customizable. You do not have to bear with the same built-in image. You can choose different background images and manage the number of rows and columns according to your needs. The cells can be reordered easily. You just have to simply drag and drop the cell to your desired location and all cells will be reordered automatically and saved to the memory for next use. Speed Dial addon, in principle, can replace the bookmark concept. This browser add-on provides a much easier way to manage and save your favorite web pages to visit again in the future. This addon is also being improved day by day so that the users can have a much better experience managing their favorite web pages. You can also give suggestions so that the addon can improve further.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Speed Dial?
Speed Dial is a browser addon to help you browses your favorite sites much faster. On any page, simply right click, and select add to --Speed Dial--. The website will be added to the speed dial page with a screen shot included. In order to open speed dial, click on the toolbar icon. Within the speed dial UI, there is a settings toolbar at the top to adjust some esthetic options. For example you can change the speed dial size (number of rows and columns). Also, the spacing between cells is also adjustable. There is also an option to adjust the colors for each cell which is represented as RGBA (red, green, blue and a transparency factor). Speed Dial addon has included several background images, to change one simply change the index at the top settings toolbar. Please note that, all the options are auto saved to the memory.
2. How to access to the settings?
In order to open the settings for this addon, simply open the UI (click on the toolbar button), and access the settings at the top banner.
3. How can I download the source code for Speed Dial?
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 to change the cell colors with Speed Dial addon?
In order to change colors with Speed Dial, open the UI by clicking on the toolbar button. Within the UI at the top section, adjust the R (red), G (green), B (blue) and A (transparency) values to match your desire. Please note default values are (242, 242, 242, 0.3). If you are not familiar with RGBA standard, please read this page in Wikipedia or this page in W3Schools.
5. How can I change the background image in Speed Dial addon?
Speed dial addon includes several background images (art works and solid colors). In order to change the background image, simply open the UI and change the background image index from the top toolbar options banner. Once you change this index, the background image will changed accordingly.
6. How can I hide the toolbar options in the Speed Dial UI?
In order to hide the toolbar option, uncheck the box next to the --Settings-- word. Likewise, if you mark this checkbox, the toolbar options will be visible.
7. When I install the addon, there are few websites added to the Speed Dial, how can I remove them?
When you first install the addon, few websites are added to the speed dial automatically from your history (most visited websites). These websites do not have any screenshot included. If you want to remove these websites from the Speed Dial UI, please click on the cross-icon at the top right corner for each cell. Please note, because these websites are added automatically to the speed dial UI, they do not have any screenshot. But, if you add a site manually (by using right click context menu item), a screenshot will be included for each cell in the Speed Dial.
8. How can I edit the name and URL for each cell?
In order to edit the name for each cell in speed dial, please click on the name and edit it within the opened popup. Likewise, in order to edit the URL, please click on the edit icon next to the cross sign. A popup will be shown to allow you edit the URL. Click on the Okay button to save the new value.
9. Is there a way to reorder the cells?
Yes, all cells within the Speed Dial UI are drag-able. Simply drag and drop the cell to your desired location; all cells will be reordered automatically and save to the memory.
10. How do I find and install the Speed Dial extension for Firefox?
To install Speed Dial for Firefox browser, please head to Firefox addon store, search for Speed Dial extension (you can find a link for Firefox addon store at top-right-corner on this page), once the addon is found simply click on the Add-to-Firefox button and it will be added to your browser. Please note, this extension is restart-less which means you do not need to restart your browser to complete the installation.
11. How do I find and install the Speed Dial extension for Chrome?
To install Speed Dial for Chrome browser, please go to Chrome web store (there is a link for Chrome web store at top-right-corner on this page), once the addon is found simply click on the Add-to-Chrome button and it will be added to your browser.
12. How do I find and install the Speed Dial extension for Opera?
To install Speed Dial for Opera browser, please go to Opera addon store (there is a link for Opera addon store at top-right-corner on this page) and search for Speed Dial, once the addon is found simply click on the Add-to-Opera button and it will be added to your browser.
13. How do I uninstall the Speed Dial extension from my browser?
To uninstall Speed Dial extension, just go to your browsers addon settings page, find the extension and click on the uninstall button next to the addons icon. Please note, each browser has slightly different setting page for extensions, but uninstalling should be an easy task as there is no restart required for completely removing the addon.
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