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Guide: Creating Safari Bookmarklets

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I just discovered the "Page Zipper" bookmarklet (they were talking about it over in the Tips and Tricks thread). What this bookmarklet does is [once activated] make the Safari browser browser automatically activate the "Next Page" button. So, instead of constantly hitting a button to advance the page, you activate this script and the browser/script does it for you. How convenient is that? :)

Of course, you have to rerun the script/bookmarklet every time you open a new web page, but still. It even works on Chrome and Firefox (so you can betcha I'm going to load it on my Firefox-running desktop!). :)

Anyway. I've added this bookmarklet to the list in the first post of this thread. I don't know who brought it up first (have you SEEN the size of that Tips Thread?!) , but my thanks to all who've mentioned it.

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I tried to fix print app, but it wouldnt work ;(
 

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Amazing thread :)
Really very, very helpful. :) Thank you for putting it together Marilyn.

One - hopefully helpful - observation. Is it just me, or are the three illustrative screen shots in reverse order for everyone? I have them running 3then 2 then 1 from the top of the post...
 
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Ooops! I never noticed that! :D

And no, it wasn't you - they were out of order. Fixed now.

I appreciate you pointing it out. Thanks.

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Ooops! I never noticed that! :D

And no, it wasn't you - they were out of order. Fixed now.

I appreciate you pointing it out. Thanks.

Marilyn

Glad to have helped :) And I got my first IPF "like", too. Yay for me...:D:thumbs:
 
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The bookmark of pdf.

I don't know what could be wrong - I've just used the bookmarklet to create a PDF.

All I can suggest is that you try again, following the steps in the first post (complete with in-order pictures :). As you got a 404 error, make sure there is nothing in the URL block before you past in the JavaScript code. A stray character will definitely mess it up...

Sorry, but that's all I can recommend as I can't duplicate the problem.

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I guess its only me ;((

This javascript, of which I dont understand a bit of, I cannot get this copy n pasted into the bookmark edit window...

It seems I will have to do this in an old fashion way, find me a Desktop mac, use a mous, or worst case, use my feather pen, write the code on a scroll, then type it in, letter by letter into edit window.

No offense folks, oldies like me, still regards any computer/ net thinge as something way into future, but we have been using rollerball pens awhile, instead of them in goose feathers....


The real problem will be, how do I get this my desktop mac into my Ipad? You cant send them mail can you?
 
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When I posted the links, I put them into quote boxes so they'd stand out. So, you might be grabbing part of that coding instead of just the JavaScript. So, here's the script all by itself:

javascript:pdf_url=location.href;location.href='http://pdfmyurl.com?url='+escape(pdf_url)

Now, it should be more easily "grab able" with the iPad's copy tool. So, try again with this?

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Ah. Now I see.

There is a smiley inside the code. What shoud it be in plain text?
 
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Ah. Now I see.

There is a smiley inside the code. What shoud it be in plain text?

If you are talking about in the front, right after the word "javascript" - then the characters are a semi-colon ( : ) and then a smallcase "p."

And yes, software makes that arrangement into a smiley face. Which is kind of annoying, especially when I specifically make the post not have smileys for that very reason. Are you seeing smileys in the post above?

Regardless, hope this helps.

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If you are talking about in the front, right after the word "javascript" - then the characters are a semi-colon ( : ) and then a smallcase "p."

And yes, software makes that arrangement into a smiley face. Which is kind of annoying, especially when I specifically make the post not have smileys for that very reason. Are you seeing smileys in the post above?

Regardless, hope this helps.

Marilyn

javascript:pdf_url=location.href;location.href='ht tp://pdfmyurl.com?url='+escape(pdf_url)


Hmm, not working in Safari on a macbook pro.

Shold there reallly be a space between the two "ht tp" in the code??
 

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