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New Forms Mode Simulator

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In order to keep the Forms Mode Simulator for restartful Firefox (and forks) I created a new restartless Forms Mode simulator. This one mainly works out some bugs.

New Assessment Helper Version

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Added the ability to select some text in the popup.

New Nordburg Assessment Helper

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The add-on now tells you if property="name" is in an <h1>.

Updated Nordbar

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This has some updates that 99.9% of you won't notice.

Assessment Helper Reaches v0.1.0

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The Nordburg Assessment Helper add-on now incorporates the old URL Tracker, Title, Language, and Doctype Detector add-ons. There's still a lot of work left. But maybe now I can upgrade to Firefox 57.

Forms Mode Simulator Minor Update

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Fixed an icon issue.

New Nordburg Assessment Helper

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Now you can see encoding and doctype information.

New Focus Revealer

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I think something in the options changed. Our student did it.

New Nordburg Assessment Helper

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I skipped two versions here. 0.0.9 added internationalization. 0.0.10 adds the old NordLangs add-on functionality.

Nordurg Assessment Helper - With titles

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The Nordburg Assessment Helper now incoporates the old Nordburg Titles add-on. It also shows the number of sites visited as you progress. (This was in a previous release, but I forgot to update this feed.)

New Assessment Helper Version

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The Assessment Helper add-on has reached barely minimum functionality for saving titles and URLs for the sites you visit.

WWVF faster

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Hopefully found some inefficiencies in WWVF.

Nordburg Assessment Helper

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Now saves the size of site and size of random sample from the last time it was run.

Introducting the new Nordburg Assessment Helper

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Introducting the new Nordburg Assessment Helper. At the moment all it does is allow you to calculate the random sample size of a site.

Brand new WWVF

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The WET Widget Version Finder has been reborn as a Web Extension add-on! It has a new add-on id so you can have both versions installed at the same time.

New Focus Revealer

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Lots of extras like highlighting, bordering, alerting of the element in focus.

Restartless Forms Mode Simulator

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The Nordburg Forms Mode simulator add-on has now been released as a restartless add-on. That is to say it's now using the WebExtensions architecture.

Nordburg Stopwatch Now WebExtension

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The Nordburg Stopwatch is now a WebExtension, which means it's severely limited (thanks, Mozilla), but at least it's restartless, and will work past this November, and could theoretically be ported to Chrome, Opera, and/or Edge with little effort.

Nordburg URL Tracker Now Multiprocess

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URL Tracker is now e10s compatible.

WWVF 5.0.2 Released

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Boy am I busy today.

WWVF 5.0.1 Released

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Fixed a bug if you've never ran WWVF before, and another if you were on a page using WET, then went to another page that didn't use WET, then clicked "Back" the WET version wouldn't show up in the label.

WWVF 5.0.0 Released

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WWVF is now electrolysis (e10s) compatible. A WebExtension version is coming soon.

Nordburg Doctype Detective 2.0.0 Released

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This simply is a multi-process version of the older add-on.

NordFormsMode Simulator 3.1.2 Released

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Added a yellow background for areas of limited screen reader support.

NordFormsMode Simulator 3.1.0 Released

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With this release if something has limited or inconsistent screen reader support will get a double-red border.

Nordburg Default Browser Checker 1.0.1

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The icon shows up greyed out if the add-on is disabled in about:addons.

Nordbar 4.0.10

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Dang it! Last release had a small bug. It's fixed now.

Nordbar 4.0.8

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Fixed an issue where "Check for updates" wasn't getting all Nordburg add-ons. I may have to fix some add-ons, but at least that part is fixed in the Nordbar.

NordFormsMode Simulator 3.0.0 Released

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The Nordburg Forms Mode Simulator has been made compatible with multi-process Firefox, and one little bug has been squished.

Nordbar 4.0.7, nordTitle 11.0.4, and nordLang 2.0.0 Released

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The Nordbar and NordTitle have minor fixex. NordLang is now multi-process compatible (e10s). NordLang and NordTitle are now movable on the Nordbar.

NordTitle 11.0.3 Released

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You can drag this icon around to wherever you want on the Nordbar (and possibly off the Nordbar). And if a page has nothing in the <title> attribute, "No title" gets a red border so you know that's not the title of the page.

Nordbar 4.0.6 and nordTitle 11.0.2 Released

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Minor bug fixes. Trying to get the internal Firefox add-on updates to work properly. It'll be a rough transition from http to https.

Nordbar 4.0.5 Released

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Due to architectural changes in Firefox, it's bound to happen that minor bugs will appear in addons. This update just works a few bugs out.

Nordbar 4.0.4 and nordTitle 11.0.1 Released

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Minor updates to allow for auto-updating through Firefox's internal mechanism.

Nordbar 4.0.3 Released

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Updates references to nordburg.ca from http to https.

Nordbar 4.0.2 Released

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Fixed some minor issues with the Nordbar to allow nordLang to work.

Nordbar 4.0.1 Released

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Fixes some minor issues with the Nordbar on Mac.

New NordTitle

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Now the Nordburg Title Checker uses Firefox's internal update mechanism, and works with the new multiprocess architecture of Firefox.

New Nordbar!

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Mozilla has been forcing their extension developers to re-architect their extensions. The first step is to make them multi-process compatible (e10s). Nordbar v4.0.0 achieves that. Also, now that nordburg.ca has ssl, the nordbar now can use Mozilla's internal add-on updates manager.

New CDTS Version Finder Released

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Small bug fixes.

Nordburg Add-ons Page Updated

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This page now supports WebExtensions.

New WWVF Released

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The new WWVF widget is signed, and it tells if any of the WET js or css files have been updated for that version.

New Forms Mode Simulator

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This update doesn't constitute a full version change, but the last one (1.1.3) did, so this makes up for that. Besides that, aria-live regions are outlined with a dashed green box. And inputs without a type attribute (which default to type="text") will now invoke forms mode.

Signed Forms Mode Simulator

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Beyond signing, this update makes allowances for aria-live regions, multiple legends in a fieldset, and fieldsets that have no readable form controls.

Nordburg URL Tracker - Now Signed

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Besides being signed by Mozilla, this version adds a read-out of the percentage through the assessment process you're at, plus some localization updates.

New Doctype Detective - Now Signed

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The latest version of the Nordburg Doctype Detective will tell you what kind of feed (Atom/RSS) if you're actually _on_ the feed file (ie: xml), rather than a linking page.

Signed - The Nordburg Lang Checker

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The Nordburg Lang Checker add-on has been signed.

Signed - The Nordburg Title Checker

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The Nordburg Title Checker add-on has been signed.

Signed Nordbar

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Soon Mozilla will start requiring all add-ons to be signed. This will generate a lot of work for me. The latest version of the Nordburg Toolbar has now been signed, and is ready for download. Also in this version, a Nordburg menu in the Tools menu is available.

Back end changes to Toolbar

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Just some stuff behind the scenes. Next up: Get ready for Signing and e10s.

Default Browser Detector Updated

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New version of the Default Browser Detector keeps track of when your default browser was switched away from Firefox.

Default Browser Detector

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This brand new add-on checks what your default browser is on a regular basis (as defined in the preferences from the Add-ons page (ctrl+shift+A)).

Nordburg Doctype Detective Updated

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Added Atom/RSS feed detection and details on DOCTYPE, encoding, and feeds if you click on the icons.

WWVF 3.4.1 Released

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Added live updating to the tooltip text for those who have the icon-only set in their preferences.

WWVF 3.4.0 Released

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This release adds a pretty major feature; the overall WET version is displayed in the toolbar button if you have icons and text turned on.

WWVF 3.3.0 Beta 2 released

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The first Beta version of this add-on was giving too many false positives. This release should fix a lot of them.

WWVF 3.3.0 Beta released

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This new version of the WET Widget version finder checks a page's JQuery against the code on jquery.com to see if changes have been made.

nordURLTracker bug fix

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This release of nordURLTracker fixes the problems the last release was supposed to fix.

New nordURLTracker

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Up until now, if a page had internal components (iframes, etc) the status in the toolbar would read "Been here before" even if you haven't. That has now been fixed!

New Nordbar

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Lots of back-end code updates, plus some treats if you're a member of nordburg.ca.

New WWVF

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Changed the colour on the "Outdated Widget" notice, and added an over-all WET version title above the breakdown of widgets.

Retracted WWVF

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There was a problem with the previous WWVF. I'll fix the functionality and re-release when it's not so destructive.

Updated WWVF

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Added the over-all WET version to the label of the icon. In newer version of Firefox text is not displayed with the icons in the new add-on bar. To get it working, you'll need to use theFirefox add-on.

Updated WWVF

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This version fixes the error, putting the label back on the status bar.

Updated Doctype Detective

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Now it detects the Character Set encoding on a page.

Updated Doctype Detective

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I fixed the text in the Add-on bar, and added an icon for HTML 4.01 for when the level (strict, loose, trans) is not defined. Yes. It happens. (http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/ui.html)

nordURLTracker bug fix

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I noticed that the timer introduced in version 1.4 wasn't working properly. I think I've fixed it now. Also loading a previous xml file wasn't working.

Minor update to nordURLTracker

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There is now a little timer that runs while you're recording your progress. It runs between starting and stopping/pausing. So if you leave it recording while you go and do something else, it keeps going. Also I took out the links in the generated list in the results window. They weren't working properly anyway.

Fixed Forms Mode Simuator Again

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Fixed a problem where nested fieldsets would cause the legend for the inner fieldset to be considered not readable. Also fixed a problem when switching between tabs. Also, if the page only has aria-labelledby and/or aria-describedby the icon in the toolbar turns a dark green instead of red.

Fixed Forms Mode Simuator

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This is a big release. There was an error that if the first form element on a page was a radio button, then it's label may be marked to be missed by a screen reader. Also, I have added recognition of aria-labelledby and aria-describedby. Those will now be marked with a green dashed outline.

Firefox 29 changes

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If you have upgraded to Firefox 29 (or later) you may have noticed that the icon text for some of the Nordburg add-ons has disappeared. As of today I have figured out the problem and the problem will be fixed for future releases.

New forms Mode Simulator

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Fixed two issues: 1) In some cases some text was being missed by the add-on that would be missed by a screen reader in forms mode. 2) I changed the assumption of when a screen reader (user) would exit forms mode from when ais encountered to when a submit button is encountered.

Upgraded Forms Mode Simulator - Again

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Fixed a bug where if a whole page had a tabindex="0", then forms mode wouldn't apply. It was giving erroneous results.

Upgraded Forms Mode Simulator

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This new release has three parts: 1) It allows use across different tabs. 2) If you try to run forms mode, but the page is all good, the icon turns green for 5 seconds before returning to blue. 3) If you don't have the Nordburg Toolbar installed, this version will check for updates.

New Forms Mode Simulator

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Now the icon tells you if you're running a simulation. I know there are some pretty big bugs and I'll get to them...eventually.

Fixed error on WWVF

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WWVF hasn't worked on Mac for a long time now. That should be fixed.

Released Nordburg Forms Mode Simulator

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This Add-on will "erase" all elements on a page a screen reader will miss when going into Forms Mode. It does, however, assume that a non-sighted user will know to turn off forms mode when it comes to a submit button.

nordURLTracker 1.3 released

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Some minor enhancements for copying and pasting results into an Excel spreadsheet.

Another new WWVF

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Fixed a bug where some badly linked CSS/Javascript files would cause the widget to crash.

New WWVF

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This release should fix a big where a version, say, 3.1.7 would show as 3.1.

Updated nordURLTracker released

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Now there is visual representation of what column the results table is sorted by.

Nordbar 1.9.2 and NordURLTracker 1.1 Released

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Updates: Nordbar - bug fixes. NordURLTracker - Important bug fix. Sometimes a URL would be recorded multiple times even with the same page title. This should be fixed now.

Nordbar 1.9.1 and WWVF 3.2.2 Released

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Both the Nordbar and the Wet Widget Version Finder (WWVF) have been updated with a bug fix for comparing versions of software.

WWVF 3.2 is released.

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WWVF 3.2 checks to see if you're running the most up to date version of WWVF.

Updated Nordbar and NordTitle

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The Nordbar (Nordburg Toolbar) has been updated to fix a bug when checking for updates to Nordburg add-ons. The Nordburg Page Title Checker has been updated to find the last breadcrumb in pages using the WET4.x templates.

Updated nordbar and nordDoctypeDetective

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Nordbar 1.8 fixes an error that's affecting the nordURLTracker. NordDoctypeDetector fixes an error showing HTML 4.01 Transitional.

NordBar 1.7 Rleased

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Bug fix from previous release.

Released nordURLTracker 1.0

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This is a big release. It fixes some bugs from the last release. It allows you to save and load a snapshot of a list of URLs.

Back System Updates

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I added some back-end stuff to help me administer my extensions.

Released nordBar 1.5.

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Introduced minor updates to the nordbar.

Released nordDoctypeDetective0.4.

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Introduced minor updates to the nordDoctypeDetective. There's now an icon for HTML 4.01 Framesets.

Released nordBar1.4, and nordURLTracker 0.9.

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Introduced minor updates to the nordBar and nordURLTracker. The nordURLTracker shows a table with URL, title, and order. A list can be generated from the table. But it requires the new nordBar.

Released nordBar1.3, nordLang 0.6, and nordTitle 0.6.

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Introduced minor updates to the nordBar, nordTitle, and nordLang.

Released WET Widget Version Finder 3.0

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The WET Widget Version Finder is released.

Released Nordbar 1.2 and NordURLTracker 0.8

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The latest Nordbar and NordURLTracker versions are released.

Released Nordbar 1.0

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The latest Nordbar version is released.

Released Nordbar 1.0

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The latest Nordbar version is released.

Released NordURLTracker 0.7

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The latest NordURLTracker version is released.

Released NordURLTracker 0.6

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The latest NordURLTracker version is released.

Released NordURLTracker 0.5

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The latest NordURLTracker version is released.

Released Nordbar 0.9

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The latest Nordbar version is released.

Released NordURLTracker 0.4

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The latest NordURLTracker version is released.

Released Nordburg Doctype Detective 0.3

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The latest Nordburg Doctype Detective version is released.

Released Nordbar 0.8

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The latest Nordbar version is released.

Released NordURLTracker 0.3

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The latest NordURLTracker version is released.

Released Nordbar 0.7

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The latest Nordbar version is released.

Released Nordbar 0.6

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The latest Nordbar version is released.

Released Nordbar 0.5

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The latest Nordbar version is released.

Released Nordburg Timer v0.2

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Today the Nordburg Timer Firefox Add-on has been released.

Released Nordburg Toolbar v3a

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Today the Nordburg Toolbar v3a Firefox Add-on has been released.

Released Nordburg Page Title Checker 0.5

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Today the Nordburg Page Checker 0.5 Firefox Add-on has been released.

Released Nordburg Lang Checker 0.5

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Today the Nordburg Lang Checker 0.5 Firefox Add-on has been released.

Released Nordburg Lang Checker 0.4

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Today the Nordburg Lang Checker 0.4 Firefox Add-on has been released.

Released Nordburg Page Title Checker 0.4

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Today the Nordburg Page Title Checker 0.4 Firefox Add-on has been released.