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BBOtext: free Chrome Extension auto-complete announcements, Alerts, Explanations, and Chat

#1 User is offline   ixm7 

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Posted 2021-May-11, 10:57

I just published a free Chrome extension called BBOtext.
It remembers and auto-completes text you enter for Chat, Announcements, Alerts, and Explanations.

Here's a 3-minute video demo.
Link to web page.
Link to install on Chrome Web Store.
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Posted 2021-May-11, 12:26

This sounds WONDERFUL as I can't get Chat Manager to work.

Does this work on a Mac? A few minutes ago I followed the video instructions but could not get it to 'chat'. Thanks!
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Posted 2021-May-11, 12:36

You need to restart BBO if it was already open when you installed the extension.

If that was not the issue, please email me at: ido@MilletSoftware.com
and I'll invite you to a screen share.

Cheers,
- Ido
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Posted 2021-May-11, 12:38

Hi Ido

It worked! What did happen though was my font on BBO changed dramatically and is harder to read. Very cool indeed!
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Posted 2021-May-11, 12:44

I don't see any font change in my browser.
Could you email me so we can do a screen share?
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Posted 2021-May-11, 16:36

Just an update: the font on a MAC indeed becomes noticeably thinner and lighter.
A new version fixing that issue will replace the existing version once the Chrome team finishes reviewing it.
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Posted 2021-May-11, 16:54

New version, fixing the light font issue, is now public :)
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Posted 2021-May-11, 19:15

Works incredibly well. Problem with Mac font change is solved.

Very much appreciated Ido.

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Posted 2021-May-11, 19:59

Just published a newer version (1.0.19) that fixes an issue with positioning of the auto-complete text popups. 

You can update extensions to latest versions using the Extensions Manager:
  • Open chrome://extensions in a new Chrome tab.
  • Enable Developer mode.
  • Click the Update button to update your installed extensions to their latest versions.

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Posted 2021-May-12, 05:09

Hey there

Could you explain how this is different from BBOAlert?
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Posted 2021-May-12, 07:18

BBOtext offers intuitive text auto-complete with no required setup.
BBOAlert is very powerful (includes automatic bid explanations) but more complex.

Here's a 3-minute video demo: https://youtu.be/hgB37ooZUX8.
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Posted 2021-May-12, 10:44

Looks very interesting, and solves the issues I have with BBOAlert. Currently most of my bridge is on firefox, but I can switch to Opera to try it.

While you're not doing it completely, you have seen the following tweet?

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How I want to learn to use your new product:

1. Text on website
2. Text on paper
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2428. Spraypainted on side of cow
2429. video tutorial

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Posted 2021-May-12, 11:13

Cows are sacred so I opted for a video tutorial :)

You need Chrome (not Opera) for this Chrome extension.
Firefox has a 3.6% market share compared to 64% by Chrome.
Still, if I see enough requests for it, I may release this extension for Firefox as well.
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Posted 2021-May-12, 11:50

Would love to see it for Firefox, as have never been able to make BBO Alert work in Firefox.
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Posted 2021-May-12, 12:29

Yes, but Chrome is owned by Google and that means it hoovers everything. Plus it will only install in a snap these days. Chrome extensions work in Opera or other chromium-based browsers, usually. I'll let you know.

Note that I tend not to do much normal - Firefox on Ubuntu running i3-wm (I guess I'm going to sway RSN when I do the 21.04 upgrade), using a vertical mouse. So don't mind me...
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Posted 2021-May-14, 10:48

Good news: BBOtext is now available also as add-on for Firefox :)
Here is a direct link.

Cheers,
- ido
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Posted 2021-May-15, 11:53

Thanks for that. Thought I'd try it, and I'll have more to say after the weekend.

Only issue I've had so far I don't think is your problem - it wouldn't let me install it straight up because Firefox said I was running v78 (even though Help->About said I was running v88). But the "download anyway" link worked.

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Posted 2021-May-15, 14:26

Yes, the Firefox add-on requires version 88 (or higher).
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Posted 2021-May-18, 16:30

Just uploaded a newer version (1.0.21) fixing a problem with saving/deleting phrases.

If you already installed, your browser should take care of automatic update within 1-2 days or you can force an update by following the procedure described in a previous post.
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Posted 2021-May-18, 17:00

Was going to reply with results over the weekend for Firefox:

First, I'm very happy with this, and at least a couple of things that will come up this weekend will be much faster for it. But there are issues:

Keyboard navigation/Tab acceptance didn't work. I had to click on the phrase I wanted with the mouse every time. But it was there. (added note: now when I logged in to the lobby to see if the next bit was still wrong, it works. we'll see this weekend!)

For some reason the text on the tabs (history/account...) got really small. Not a big deal, I know what they all are. Also, the "explain" line in that box. But nothing I actually had to read, so that's good.
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