A way to export the dials into html

Robert H. Nichols 8 years ago updated by Matt Wilkie 7 years ago 3
It would be nice to have a way to export all the dials, a single dial, or a selection of dials to simple html.  This would be an easy way to share links with people that don't have SpeedDial (how dare they!).  A real world example would be a new employee who needs all the development web sites that the existing development group uses.
Yes, this should be a very useful feature, being able to export the dials to an html file. Not mainly for sharing, but as a way to back up dials when installing a new system. A list of dials may not end up being as long as some bookmarks, but even so, remaking a hundred dials is a task that will result in many being forgotten.

So, an export function would be very useful.
I second this thought very enthusiastically !! :-)
Yes please!

I was initially very excited by this Stack Overflow conversation about using the Web Developer or Firebug tools to extract the computed html: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6364138/how-to-get-fully-computed-html-instead-of-source-html. Unfortunately neither route worked for me with FVD.

For anyone else who wants to dig into this more deeply the object that holds the dial buttons is:
<vbox id="speedDialPayload">
Also if you look into your profile under `AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\w8k1asca.default\FVD Toolbar` (Windows) there's an sqlite database with all the links and urls, with a folder called `sd` which holds the thumbnail images before they're resized to fit the buttons.