can I use Press This without Chrome?

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  • #804193

    chznone
    Member

    I would like to install the Press This app, but I don’t have a bookmark bar anywhere on my browser…do I have to have Google Chrome as my web browser…..can I use this app on internet explorer?

    Please advise

    The blog I need help with is thecavenderdiary.com.

    #804402

    timethief
    Member

    No you do not have to use Chrome. I’m using Firefox 9.0.1 and I avoid using IE browsers as they tend to be problematic. I believe one can use any browser to drag and drop the Press This into the bookmarks/favorites area of your web browser.

    #804443

    dlager
    Member

    to add to what Ytimethief says:
    If you wish to add the “bookmarklet” to IE try

    1.right click on the “Press this!” bookmarklet (found on Dash–>Tools–> Available Tools)

    2,And add to your Bookmarks.

    3.You will then need to change the name of the new bookmark, it will have a long name, as “bookmarklets”, as they are called are actually tiny java script apps.

    That was the old way of doing it.
    Hope that works.

    #804444

    dlager
    Member

    OOPS! I need to add something to that:

    0. make sure your bookmarks toolbar is visible

    step 2.5 Add the favorite to your “Favorite bar menu”,,,,
    That way you will be able to access it.

    sorry about that, its been a while since I used IE.

    #804445

    chznone
    Member

    when I do this, will Press This give me a “snapshot” of the page I wouldlike to copy or just cut and paste a link to it ?

    #804446

    dlager
    Member

    I opened Internet Explorer 8

    when I goto to the page
    Dash–>Tools–> Available Tools

    right click on the “press This!”
    I actually get instructions:

    “If your bookmarks toolbar is hidden: copy the code below, open your Bookmarks manager, create new bookmark, type Press This into the name field and paste the code into the URL field.”

    javascript:var d=document,w=window,e=w.getSelection,k=d.getSelection,x=d.selection,s=(e?e():(k)?k():(x?x.createRange().text:0)),f='http://cafedog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/press-this.php',l=d.location,e=encodeURIComponent,u=f+'?u='+e(l.href)+'&t='+e(d.title)+'&s='+e(s)+'&v=4';a=function(){if(!w.open(u,'t','toolbar=0,resizable=1,scrollbars=1,status=1,width=720,height=570'))l.href=u;};if (/Firefox/.test(navigator.userAgent)) setTimeout(a, 0); else a();void(0)

    These are one set of instructions for adding the bookmarklet to IE.

    I don’t why you you have a snapshot, it may be an IE add-on.

    #804447

    dlager
    Member

    Ok cool,

    You can just copy the code above in the gray.

    your Bookmarks manager

    create new bookmark,

    type “Press” This into the name field

    and paste the code into the URL field

    — Those are the instruction from WordPress.com

    #804467

    chznone
    Member

    Who the hell is Timethief and how can she close my Forum question?

    #804468

    timethief
    Member

    I’m a Volunteer who answers questions like all the other Volunteers on this support forum. Only Staff and Moderators can edit threads or close them.

    #804521

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress just introduced an extension for Chrome that has some nice features including built-in Press This. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/official-chrome-extension-for-wordpresscom?replies=1

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