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Peek 2.2 has been released!

It's been a while since I updated my Peek browser extension - eight months, in fact. Over the past two weeks, I've been working on a new update, and it has just been submitted to the Chrome Web Store and Opera add-ons site.

Most of the improvements in Peek 2.2 are under the hood. The extension heavily relies on the jQuery and Tooltipster JavaScript libraries, both of which have been updated to the latest versions. The design for the previews has been slightly tweaked, as seen below.

The settings and welcome pages have a brand-new design, using the Bootstrap framework. They look much better than the previous pages, but work exactly the same.

Some functionality has been removed in Peek 2.2. Previews for HTTP links are now disabled on HTTPS sites, for security purposes. In addition, support for Flash video file previews has been removed, due to F4Player no longer working. Chrome now blocks Flash embeds by default anyways.

Peek 2.2 is rolling out now on the Chrome Web Store, and i…

NoPlugin 3.1 is now available!

If you're not familiar with it, NoPlugin (previously named QuickChrome) is a browser extension that allows you to play some plugin content on sites, without the need for plugins. If the content cannot be played in-browser, NoPlugin can download the file to your computer for playback with VLC Media Player (or another video/audio player).

Now I'm excited to release NoPlugin 3.1! This will be going live for Chrome users over the next day or so, and is waiting on approval for people using Opera.

The only major change in this release is how the extension handles plugin objects with audio files. If audio content is detected on the page, it is automatically replaced with an HTML5 player. Previously, the user would be required to click the 'Show content' button before the player would become visible. This was changed because the warning would often overlap other elements on the page (due to the small space the original plugin objects take up).

Left: Chrome with NoPlugin, Right: