Question for the #Pinafore community:
Currently, when you click a link to a website in Pinafore, the website doesn't know you came from Pinafore. (In tech terms, the "Referer" header is not sent.)
However, this has side effects in the "extract text from image" feature – it might not work sometimes. What do you prefer?
- Don't tell sites I came from Pinafore
- Tell sites I came from Pinafore
Just a small bugfix release. Enjoy! https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.19.2
#Pinafore finally introduced the bookmarks, YEAH! 💙
Contains a fix for pinning the bookmarks page (thanks to GitHub user arethsu!), plus slightly nicer PWA icons.
- Bookmarks support! (Thank you @charlag!) Press "…" on a toot and then "bookmark" to bookmark it. Your bookmarks are in the Community page under "Bookmarks."
- Press "/" to instantly start searching (Thank you GitHub user shinenelson!)
- Nicer "maskable" PWA icons in Firefox/Chrome on Android (may require reinstall)
- Empty timelines no longer show an infinite loading spinner, instead they tell you they're empty (old bug, finally fixed!)
Pinafore v1.18.1 is a small bugfix release. Thanks to @shadow8t4 for fixing the Docker file! https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.18.1
There are also some bugfixes in this release, notably for iOS Safari. See the full release notes for details: https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.18.0
Typically, the only thing you need to do to update is to press the refresh button. See https://pinafore.social/settings/about to check your version number.
Emoji update! Pinafore has a new emoji picker (https://github.com/nolanlawson/emoji-picker-element), which is faster and lower-memory than the previous one. It also supports more emoji, up to the latest (v13) if your OS supports it. https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/pull/1804#issuecomment-651258463
You can also type things like ":grin" to search for both native emoji and custom emoji. Mouse users may also hover the emoji to see the shortcodes.
The main feature of this release is that the focus ring (i.e. the glowing outline around buttons and links) should be less prominent for mouse users. If you prefer to use the keyboard to navigate, then nothing should change. This follows a new web standard called "focus-visible."
If you prefer the old behavior, you can enable "Always show focus ring" in the settings.
Loading threads when clicking on statuses should also be faster.
@nolan It is nice to see that Pinafore supports use of Markdown codes in post for GlitchSoc instances --
* doesn't strip the inserted codes from the post.
* and displays the result later as it would appear on the GS instance
...where MarkDown is selected in user preferences as default Toot Format option.
Lovely client. Thanks again.
(screenshot taken from inside Pinafore, at Koyu.space)
This release adds a Docker compose for self-hosters (thanks @shadow8t4!) and fixes a bug where polls weren't properly hidden on toots with content warnings. Enjoy!
And while I still have media on my mind, here's a friendly reminder that if you post images to your timeline, give them descriptions. Blind people like myself really appreciate them. One really awesome thing about the fediverse is that in my experience most people actually do this, which is just amazing.
Looks like the @pinafore update that came out today to patch a security issue also incorporates some improvements to how toots that include media are presented to screen readers which I suggested some time ago. It's not perfect, but finding out if a toot has media and what kind it is is much easier now, so it's very much appreciated! :)
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