Pinafore praise, link to birdsite
I'm sure @nolan will enjoy this praise from @devinprater that was posted to the #birdsite just now. Sharing the link here purely for enjoyment and to add my sincere +1 to the statement about @pinafore 's accessibility.
- The "pitch black" theme is now actually pitch black to use less battery on OLED screens (Thanks @petabyteboy!)
- Videos should now correctly play on Safari on iPhone/iPad as long as you've updated to the latest iOS/iPadOS version.
- Release notes: https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.15.8
Fascinating item with #pinafore. I rebooted the server running the pinafore container last night, but it does so much locally that I didn't even realize until now that the server didn't come back up -- had just kept using the same tab without closing it.
Patch release! The main highlight is that the emoji picker now has a dark mode, but there are other fixes too. Enjoy!
I've got #Pinafore running off my home desktop for the last couple of months -- mostly so I could have a lightweight web client to access Mastodon on my phone without needing a dedicated client.
Today, I decided to try Pinafore on the laptop using only the hotkeys, and hot damn they are well thought out. I might actually start using Pinafore as my primary desktop Mastodon client as well.
Got some bug fixes for ya!
- Fix duplicate toots in threads
- a11y: restore focus in settings/community pages
- Fix autocapitalization in instance input
- Fix error message in Pleroma
Typically you can just refresh your browser to get the update. You can also go to Settings → About Pinafore to check the version.
#Pinafore has this wonderful feature called «wellness settings» (see image), based on the guideline from the Center for Humane Technology, which allows you to hide follower counts, boost counts, favourite counts and unread notifications counts, to reduce gamification.
Boost and favourite counts are hidden by default in the mastodon desktop client as well, and are shown only when you open the toot. In pinafore, if you decide to hide them, you don't see them ever.
Of course all this has effects only inside the pinafore environment.
This is a bugfix release! Some highlights:
- Autocomplete dropdown is more accessible for screen reader users
- Accessibility overhaul on buttons that change state
- Autocomplete dropdown no longer gets cut off inside a modal dialog
- Better HTML escaping on link cards
Release notes: https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.15.5
Hi! I need to check up on this thing more. I just saw @marcozehe's blog post linking to some of the changes that happened with #pinafore and #a11y. Man is this client fast. The fact I can use it exclusively with hotkeys rather than screen reader virtual buffers is great. The fact I don't lose my place when looking at a conversation and then closing it is even better.
SVGs are smaller now (thanks to GitHub user alrra), the JS bundle is slightly smaller, and custom emoji now correctly show in polls. Enjoy!
Release notes: https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.15.4
If you're using Firefox and having trouble updating #Pinafore to the latest version (the latest is v1.15.3, you can check in Settings -> About Pinafore, and normally a refresh will do the trick), then you can fix it with the following steps:
- Go to about:serviceworkers
- Search for Pinafore
- Click "unregister"
- Reload the page
Sorry for the trouble! You can track this issue here: https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/issues/1604
Another tiny release!
- Thanks to @vinnl, the title text on link cards can now be hovered to see the full text.
- Scroll-to-top in Chrome should be faster and smoother now.
Release notes: https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.15.3
Small bugfix release with some minor perf improvements, especially if you've used the "extract text from images" feature. Enjoy! https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.15.2
@nolan You're welcome! Pinafore is for now by far the most accessible way to use Mastodon. I use it on desktop as well as iOS, both iPhone & iPad, too. So thank you again for getting accessibility in right from the start and making sure the new features you add are also accessible.
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