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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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12.5. Hands On: The NoteTaker Toolbar

In this short “Hands-On” session, we'll convert the NoteTaker toolbar from a XUL fragment to an overlay that merges correctly into the Mozilla Browser window. The steps to do this are straightforward.

  • Find an id that can be used to merge the NoteTaker toolbar into the Classic Browser window.
  • Find an id that can be used to merge the Tools NoteTaker menu item into the Classic Browser window.
  • Review the toolbar content for any other content that might need a merge id.
  • Update the toolbar content to include the Tools menu NoteTaker item, suitable ids, and an <overlay> tag.
  • Update the chrome registry to record the existence of the overlay.
  • Delete the existing overlay database and restart the platform to see the result. ...

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