Main Content Firefox Sidebar

I’ve become a fan of and its mass notification abilities.  However, I wanted to update my status without navigating away from the page I was on.  So I created the Mobile Sidebar for Firefox.

Much like my many other Firefox sidebars, it simply works as a shortcut to access the mobile version of a site.  This time it’s

Yes, you could easily do this with a bookmark in Firefox, but I prefer to have an icon in my toolbar and a keyboard shortcut at my disposal.

The Mobile Sidebar comes complete with Firefox 2 & 3 support, a blue P button for your toolbar and a keyboard shortcut. The actual features of the sidebar application are under’s control.

Download the Mobile Sidebar extension. (removed)

To install: Download the extension to your desktop. Then go to Tools -> Add-ons and drag ping.fm1.1.xpi to your add-ons window. It’ll install and you’ll have to restart Firefox.

To use: Go to View -> Sidebar -> Mobile Sidebar, or hit control+alt+shift+p, or customize your menu bar to add the button.


Known Issue: The mobile version of has no background color so the sidebar version currently takes on your current sidebar background color.  If you have a dark background color, this may make the text hard to read.  I’m looking into a way to fix this.

Thoughts Wanted: The iPhone version of works in Firefox’s sidebar, however the sidebar either needs to be about 480px wide or it’ll scroll left and right.  The iPhone version looks much nicer, but it doesn’t fit quite right.  Would you like to keep the current version or have me code in the iPhone version?

13 Responses

  1. ChaCha Fance says:

    Thanks so much for making this! Trying it out now & works great. I do have a dark theme so the text is a bit hard to read but it’s clear enough.

  2. Ryan Selvy says:

    I’ve been looking for this for the longest time! 😀

  3. cesar says:

    Hey man, would you make your awesome extension work in firefox 3.5
    ITnks for your time.

  4. Thomas says:

    Updated for Firefox 3.5. 🙂 Please re-install.

  5. Are you able to make one for either EI or Google Chrome? Woudl be great if you could.

  6. Sorry that should have been IE (Internet Explorer) ….. it’s been a long day!

  7. cesar says:

    Hi, me again.
    Could you please make it firefox 3.6 compatible?? I will apreciate it a lot.

  8. steve says:

    yeh could you make this for internet explorer please?

  9. Hi I want to try this but it says it is not compatible for Forfox 3.6.13 will this be updated hope so please … let us know if you do.. thanks

  10. Th0r4z1n3 says:

    Any new on an update to make it compatible with v 3.6.13?

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