Stig Nygaard PRO 8:17pm, 29 August 2015
Stig's Flickr Fixr

Flickr Fixr is a multi-feature script to make Flickr more "explorative" and bring back some lost features in desktop browsers...

EDIT April 2018: Besides as an userscript, now also available as "native" browser extensions:
* Userscript - This requires a userscript manager like Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or similar already installed in the browser
* Mozilla Firefox browser extension
* Google Chrome browser extension

Current major features:

1) Displaying photo-uploads predating March 2012 in big size and nice quality(*).



Up until 2012 Flickr had always updated the full database of photos when new browsing-sizes was introduced on the site. However in May 2012 only photos uploaded after March 2012 was updated when Flickr introduced 1600px and 2048px wide browsing-sizes, leaving the majority of photos to be displayed only 1024px wide, even on modern 24+ inch monitors. Flickr Fixr fixes this by scaling and using the original uploaded photo for displaying (when the original is accessible/available).

2) Album-teaser column on photographers’ frontpage.



In one of the big Flickr-updates some years ago, the column to feature a photographer’s albums or collections disappeared and made Flickr less Gallery-like and less inviting for exploration in peoples “backlog”. Yes, there’s a link to albums in top-menu, but I don’t think any casual visitor ever sees or open it. The flexibility in album organization is Flickr's strongest asset in my opinion, and I find it kind of tragicomic that Flickr has decided to hide the albums from casual visitors. But Flickr Fixr puts back a column featuring albums on every photographer's frontpage (photostream). The 10 first albums as sorted in Flickr Organizer are shown in this column.

3) A photographer’s other photos by tag-links.



When hovering the mouse over a photo-tag, Flick Fixr adds an extra direct link to the same photographer's similar tagged photos. Besides saving you a step going through an extra page, Flickr Fixr's tag-hack also works when opening the tag-pages in a new tab/window via right- or ctrl-clicking the tag. Flickr's native way fails when trying to search the same photographer's photos in a new tab.

4) Links to album-map and album-comments.



On album pages, Flickr Fixr adds two extra links on the "album header". One link pointing to a map with current album's photos, and another link pointing to an old hidden/forgotten/deprecated page with album comments. In an earlier version of Flickr album-comments was an official feature. It ain't official anymore, but the old comments page still exists and is also a good page for reading or editing long album-descriptions (I for example, have some old album-descriptions that are complete travel descriptions. They don’t fit well in current official album-layout). Of course, if you choose to post new album-comments, changes are nobody ever sees them :-/ …

5) Actually show the geotagged photo on the associated map + Google Maps link.

Currently when a photo is geotagged on Flickr you can follow a link to a map showing the location where the photo was shot. However this map does normally only show the latest or most "interesting" photos in the area. Usually the photo you was looking at is not included on the map or in the image-ribbon at the bottom of the map. Flickr Fixr adds the photo you came from to the image-ribbon, and "opens" the photo. Well, it's a 90% fix: To see exactly where it was geotagged, click twice on this photo in the image-ribbon to close and re-open it; Now a star pointing to the exact position of the photo appears on the map. Bonus: Now also adds a Google Maps link showing location of a geotagged photo.

6) "On mouse-over" top-pagers for fast and easy navigation.



Are you annoyed by having to scroll to the bottom of photostreams for pagination? Flickr Fixr adds a pagination-bar above the streams for fast and easy navigation. But because the pager-bar sometimes gets pretty wide and might overlap other icons or dropdowns also placed right above the photostream, the top-pager is hidden until you hover your mouse over the center-area right above the photostream. The top-pager is available on photostreams, albums and favorite collections, plus in the new "beta experience" group pools and on the Explore page. As a little extra bonus on the Explore page, I have also added a link to the hidden/forgotten/deprecated Explore Calendar.

7) Prevent annoying sign-up box popping up when not logged in.

If surfing Flickr today without being logged in to the site, you will see a terrible annoying “popup” asking you to sign-up to Flickr. And even though you keep closing it, it keeps coming back whenever you move to a new page. Not very fun, and I don’t understand that anyone (Flickr?) can think this makes the site look attractive for potential new users? Anyway, probably not many users of Flickr Fixr who surfs Flickr without being logged in, but it was very quick and easy to implement the little “popup-killer”.

I regularly test the userscript with Greasemonkey on Firefox, and occasionally with Tampermonkey on Google Chrome and Opera. But if something stops working, do give me a hint. You might discover it loong time before I see it.

I made this multi-feature script very much in frustration over a Flickr design so unilaterally focused on peoples latest uploads only, that it almost makes it feel difficult to explore older photos, and in frustration over Flickr hasn't made the 1600px and 2048px wide browsing-sizes available for older photos, making it less interesting to view the "older" photos on larger desktop monitors when you actually stumble upon them.

For mobile platforms, I understand the focus on latest uploads (that's also my primary focus when checking Flickr on my phone), but on the desktop-platform I think it is a stupid restriction. In my opinion Flickr's greatest strengths compared to competitors are the long history and back-catalog of photos and users using the site as a gallery to store and showcase all their photos, and the great flexibility in Flicks's albums to organize and present the photos. Flickr should not hide those strengths (like hiding albums on a secondary page only reachable from a discreet item in the top-menu which nobody opens on other photostreams than their own). Flickr should take advantage of their strengths, emphasize them. That would also make Flickr much more fun for the users. And make Flickr stand out from the competition...

As a "provider" wanting to showcase my photos nicely to the world, friends and family, this script doesn't do much to get rid of my frustrations. Only Flickr can help that. But as a "consumer" of my own and other peoples photos, Flickr Fixr has made Flickr much more fun and "explorative" to use (again) for me. And maybe someone else can appreciate the work I have put into this script too...

(*) A few additional comments regarding the photo scale/replace feature:

* Currently the script only do up-scaling and potentially replacement on Photopages in "normal mode" and in "Lightbox mode". It does not touch the "Slideshow mode". Flickr already do up-scaling in slideshows, but for "older" photos this is based on the 1024px wide version.
* Original photo-uploads can only be used for display when the photographer allows access to them (or when surfing your own photos).
* If the script detects a photo has been rotated after upload, the original version (which will have original orientation) will not be used as replacement.
* Original photo files can be pretty big (megabytes). On my system it often only takes a second or three to replace with original, but if you are on a slow connection the experience might be less appealing. Since Firefox version 45 you might see a little "flicker" when replacing a displayed photo with the original. Unfortunately I have not been able to get rid of that. In other browsers the replacement should be smooth and "invisible".
* It's probably mostly desktop users with a 24 inch monitor or bigger, that really sees a big differences here. Some laptops produced today - even smaller ones - have very high resolution displays, but the OS is usually configured to up-scale content in such cases, effectively making the resolution much lower (For example a 13 inch Asus ZenBook UX305 with 3200x1800 display, is default configured to scale content 225% in Windows, effectively making it behave like a 1422x800 display).
* Flickr's zoom-feature does not work as expected on a photopage when the script has up-scaled/replaced the photo. You will probably see zoom-tool's function reversed;-)
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GustavoG PRO 3 years ago
Thanks, Stig! :)
Good work Stig, thanks :)
Stig Nygaard PRO 3 years ago
Thanks a lot for trying it :-)

I just added a public description of the script in Flickr App Garden too. Of course if somebody feels like adding the script to their favorites in App Garden (and thereby probably also boosting it's visibility), I'll be flattered :-)

www.flickr.com/services/apps/72157656396563738/
Dorota.S - ! PRO 3 years ago
Many thanks Stig, good work !!
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
Links to album-map and album-comments - A new feature in Stig's Flickr Fixr.

On album pages, two extra links are now being added to the "album header". One link pointing to a map with current album's photos, and another link pointing to an old hidden/forgotten/deprecated page with album comments. In an earlier version of Flickr, album-comments was an official feature. It ain't official anymore, but the old comments page still exists and is also a good page for reading or editing long album-descriptions. The added icon/link for comments also works as a comment-count, so you can see if it's worth following the link. Of course, if you add new album-comments, changes are nobody ever sees them :-/ ...

Vieira PRO 3 years ago
I missed reading my old album comments, thanks! It's truly a pity the way features were plucked off of Flickr. I miss notes a lot too - anyone remember Ho Ho Hats?
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
I also miss the photo-notes, and I'm actually looking a bit into the possibility to bring them back (at least showing existing notes). So I might add that feature in a later version of Stig's Flickr Fixr.
Well, actually expect some basic support in a new version to be released very soon. But yes, basic support...
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 5 months ago
Notes are back!... Okay, kinda semi-back. But latest update of Stig's Flickr Fixr adds at least a basic support for showing existing notes:




Limitations currently are:

- It only works on "plain" Photopages, not in Lightbox mode.
- Only works for photos being both public and "safe".
- Does not support links or formatting in notes. Just shows the notes as plain text. Edit: Fixed! Formatting and links now supported...
- Readonly. Editing or creating new notes is not (yet!) supported. Edit: Fixed! Updating notes now supported....

But at least most old/existing notes on Flickr can now be seen. In a future version I plan to at least support links and formatting in notes too. Edit: Done!

Btw, anybody knows if there from a userscript is an easy ("transparent" for the user) way to call the Flickr API webservices authenticated as the user who has already logged into Flickr in the browser? It looks like the Flickr frontend are doing some API-calls using a method called callAPI(), but where/how to access this method and how to call it? The Flickr code is to complex for me to find my way around in and understand. But it would make a lot of things a lot easier to implement if I could do such calls...
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
Photo-notes support now also includes links and formatting.
stefanfricke PRO 3 years ago
Thank you for this useful Script Stig Nygaard:
I currently use it to display the notes and would love to have the ability to create and edit them. So i'm looking forward to a future version with this feature ;)
Thanks again!
Stig Nygaard PRO 3 years ago
stefanfricke:

Thanks for liking the script. Yes I expect to have an update ready later this month making it possible to create and edit notes. It will not be the most elegant UI experience, but I'm pretty sure it will work. I cannot work on the script the next two weeks, but think I will have the update ready shortly after that.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
Updating notes on photos are now supported with Stig's Flickr Fixr!

Besides seeing notes, you can now also create, edit and delete notes on public photos. The implementation/userflow is a bit "quirky" for doing these updates, but I still think it's pretty easy and fast to use. The following quick comments to get started:

* Notes-support are still restricted to public photos only.
* To create a new note on a photo, click the new "Add Note"-icon (above photo) and define the "hotspot rectangle" on the photo using click&drag.
* Update functionality is a bit "hacky" and uses the Flickr API Explorer interface, where the user needs to confirm data prefilled by the script (I do not hope Flickr has too much against this "creative" way to access the API and make calls "signed-by-user").
* Of course, generally people needs Stig's Flickr Fixr or similar tool installed in their browser to see any new (or old) notes on Flickr (I actually don't know if notifications still shows up in a user's Activity stream when new notes are created on a user's photos, or if Flickr has turned that off?).
* Some formatting in notes (bold, italic, links and more) are supported using html-syntax.
* Tip: You can use Mbedr to show photos with notes outside Flickr. This doesn't require Stig's Flickr Fixr or any other tools/hacks installed on the visitor's PCs to work!

Enjoy the comeback of notes even though it's far from the same that return of native Flickr support for notes would have been. But I'm proud of the scope of this update, and I hope it works well for everyone who tries it:-)
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
New little feature:

Prevent annoying sign-up box popping up when not logged in.
If surfing Flickr today without being logged in to the site, you will see a terrible annoying “popup” asking you to sign-up to Flickr. And even though you keep closing it, it keeps coming back whenever you move to a new page. Not very fun, and I don’t understand that anyone (Flickr?) can think this make the site look attractive for potential new users? Anyway, probably not many users of Stig’s Flickr Fixr who surfs Flickr without being logged in, but it was very quick and easy to implement a little “popup-killer”.

(Btw. The original post above presenting the script has been completely re-arranged/written)
decembre 3 years ago
Can you do something to offer the old presentation for pool (when we are not the admin of the pool) / favorites with square and small thumbnails ?
I don't like the infinte scroll in flickr ....
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
decembre:
Can you do something to offer the old presentation for pool (when we are not the admin of the pool) / favorites with square and small thumbnails ?
I don't like the infinte scroll in flickr ....


Currently you can turn a "Groups Beta experience" on and off. But I assume you are referring to how it looked before both those two "experiences"?

To be honest I can't fully remember how it was before in group pools or favorites list, but I'm not a fan of those "infinite scroll" pages either. If it was easy to change, I would already have made a complete redesign of photographer's homepage/photostream pages. But I think that right now it is a little bit for ambitious for me to completely re-do the way photos are "flowing" on pages. But maybe I try to do some experimenting with it later (Will probably be in another userscript if I try it).
decembre Posted 3 years ago. Edited by decembre (member) 3 years ago
thanks :-)

I just want to have the same thumbnail size (square or small) and pagination , than we can choose when we are admin of a pool....
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
decembre:

Flickr's "infinite scroll" pages (which aren't infinitive;-)) often looks like the photos have been thrown in with a shovel. I kind of get stressed looking at them. And yes, you (normally) have to scroll to the bottom of them to get pagination, which takes time because it has to load the photos on the way to the bottom.
But maybe I can help you making the pages a bit less annoying. I have just released a new version of the script featuring a "top-pager". Move the mouse to the center area just above the photostream/pool(*) to make the top-pagination visible (I only show it when hovering mouse over the area, because the pagination-bar can be pretty wide and go into some of the other icons and dropdowns placed just above the photos).

(*) Top-pager in group pools are currently only supported in "Groups Beta Experience" mode.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
New feature: An "on mouse-over" top-pager for fast and easy navigation.

As hinted in above comment, Stig's Flickr Fixr now adds a pagination-bar above photostreams for fast and easy navigation. But because the pager-bar sometimes gets pretty wide and might overlap other icons or dropdowns also placed right above the photostream, the new top-pager is hidden until you hover your mouse over the center-area right above the photostream.
I will probably fine-tune layout and maybe make it work on more types of pages in coming versions. Currently it should work in photographer's photostreams including albums, and in the "new" (Groups Beta Experience) group pool pages.
decembre Posted 3 years ago. Edited by decembre (member) 3 years ago
Thanks for your attention !

About these old small thumbnails Pool presentation:
I had backup some original scripts from flickr in 2013.
Here one of them (there are 3 more in my PasteBin):
FLICKR(view small) - POOL(ORIG)-4-before30.07.2013
Maybe that can help ?
mimbrava PRO 3 years ago
Interesting, Stig. Thanks for the link from my photo. But this is way above my pay grade.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
Hi
mimbrava:
this is way above my pay grade.

Not sure I understand. Stig's Flickr Fixr is absolutely free to use. But I don't know what exactly you dislike most, and if this fixes any of it. Just couldn't resist making a note on that statement. And happy/surprised to see you actually discovered that a note was added:-)
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
A couple of new minor features has just been added from version 2016.02.20.2:

1) Now you can delete any note on your own photos, including notes added by other Flickr users. Well, at least I assume you can. The feature is currently completely untested because no one has added notes to my photos that I wanted to delete :-) If you try it, please let me know if it works... [Edit: Thanks to GustavoG, I have now successfully tested the feature. It works:-) ].

2) I have added a "Fixr" button to the note-editor which can add a little "hint" to the note content with a link pointing to this thread. Thus informing how they can see the note directly on the photo. Generally when somebody adds a note (or a comment on an album) it doesn't show up as an update on www.flickr.com/, however it does show up in the more detailed activity feed pages found on www.flickr.com/activity/ and also shows up in RSS comments feeds. So there's a fair change the photographer sees the note content (and hint/link) added to his/hers photo, even if the photographer doesn't use Stig's Flickr Fixr or similar.

Btw, I just noticed that notes actually also displays on Restricted and Moderate safety level photos, even though I all the time have been saying photos should be Safe for Stig's Flickr Fixr to be able to show notes. I have either been wrong all the time, or Flickr has changed something. But photos still needs to be public, and the photographer can always forbid people to add (tags and) notes in their settings.
Matthew Stuttard 3 years ago
Star!!!
You are awesome, thanks so much for this function. I come from a community where adding notes to call attention to specific parts for criticism and suggestions is of vital importance, and the rest of the guys will be delighted to hear this.
photofarmer PRO 3 years ago
Thanks greatly! I have been waiting for notes, since I used them a lot. Now I can start using them again.
Geoff_B 3 years ago
Thank you so much - shame I can't recover the old notes I had on my photos, but I guess a fresh start allows me to be creative all over again :D
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago

Thanks for liking and trying it :-)
Geoff, your old notes are not gone. Stig's Flickr Fixr should be able to show them too as long as the photos are public.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
Minor updates in version 2016.03.11.2:

1) On the Explore page I have added a shortcut to a search-page with the latest uploads on Flickr. A link meant for those who are really explorative and want to go explore something different than everybody else...

2) A fix for a tab-problem I have been annoyed by when using Firefox on Flickr. My browsers are generally configured to open tabs in the "background" when ctrl-clicking links. But when using Firefox on Flickr's search-pages (including the new Trending Tags pages), photos open in foreground (new tab gets focus). This update has a fix for this, so the new tabs opens in the background as I like and expect when ctrl-clicking.

Technical note regarding 2):
Via onclick-handlers Flickr must be doing some special handling of image-clicks on search-pages, overriding Firefox' default handling of ctrl-clicking links. I fixed the tab-problem by catching the click-event (ctrl-clicks only) at a higher level in the DOM-tree, stop further propagation of the event, and let the browser's default link-handling opening the new tab. I have not studied the code in Flickr's click-handlers, and theoretically there could be some useful code/functionality in Flickr's click-handlers now being skipped when ctrl-clicking, however I cannot see any differences or think of what it could be. But if someone suspects there are unwanted side-effects of my fix, please do let me know.
Stig Nygaard:

Would it be possible for me to request a feature? Currently the script blows up all images to their maximum size. However, my friends and I use an app to design custom guns and they are usually a certain resolution due to screen limitations. That means that guns at said resolution get blown up beyond their normal resolutions, resulting in fuzzy images.

Is there any possibility of you offering a 2nd version of the script without the automatic magnification?
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI:

Request are always welcome and your wish is noted. I have considered making some configuration-options to the script some day to enable/disable features or fine-tune the behaviors. But cannot promise anything right now...

I don't feel like forking it into two versions of the script, but you could maybe manually try changing a line in the script (it can be done from Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey/Violentmonkey):

Change the line


fixr.init([scaler.run, insertStyle, ctrlClicking, albumExtras, topPagination, ctrlClickingDelayed, exploreCalendarDelayed, albumTeaserDelayed, updateMapLinkDelayed, updateTagsDelayed], [scaler.run], [notes.initNotes]);


to


fixr.init([insertStyle, ctrlClicking, albumExtras, topPagination, ctrlClickingDelayed, exploreCalendarDelayed, albumTeaserDelayed, updateMapLinkDelayed, updateTagsDelayed], [], [notes.initNotes]);


It is completely untested, but you might (in theory it should) turn of all scaling in the script. (I've tried making the script "modular", but there might be bi-effects on other features a few places, since in practice the "modules" currently ain't 100% independent).
Be aware that whenever a new version of the script is downloaded it will overwrite any changes you manually make in it. So you would have to re-do above change after update.

If you don't care about updates, you can actually stop them by increasing the version number to something big in the script. Like for example:

// @version 2099.01.01.0
Stig Nygaard:

Thanks for that, it works. However, I have noticed a severe delay without visual indication before the notemaking icon as well as the notes themselves appear. Could that be related to the not-100%-independence you mentioned?
Hmm, could be that my office's internet in general is a bit slowed down now. I'll observe this for a bit longer to see if it's the script or the internet at this location slowing the script down.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI :

Yes, I think it's related. I remember now the notes-initialization is normally running on "tail" of scaling and when window gets focus. Now I think it only runs on the focus event, which might actually also prevent it from running at all. Try this version instead:

fixr.init([insertStyle, ctrlClicking, albumExtras, topPagination, ctrlClickingDelayed, exploreCalendarDelayed, albumTeaserDelayed, updateMapLinkDelayed, updateTagsDelayed, notes.initNotes], [], [notes.initNotes]);


I still leave the testing to you :-)

You might actually also (or I greatly suspect that you) have a problem with notes getting mis-aligned when resizing the browser-window. Maybe this one is actually the best version for you:

fixr.init([insertStyle, ctrlClicking, albumExtras, topPagination, ctrlClickingDelayed, exploreCalendarDelayed, albumTeaserDelayed, updateMapLinkDelayed, updateTagsDelayed, notes.initNotes], [notes.initNotes], [notes.initNotes]);


or maybe it messes everything up? ;-)
SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI Posted 3 years ago. Edited by SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI (member) 3 years ago
Stig Nygaard:

I have tested the second one you supplied, it seems to work fine for me. It leaves my guns at the normal size, and displays the notes normally as well. It does so at a normal speed, which is all I ask for. So thanks a lot :-)

Do you know when -if- you will consider exploring the module switches? Or should I help my friends change to this modified version of the script and just tell them to turn off updates until such time?


Edit since I am serious about respecting original authors:

Would it be okay for me to provide my friends with the userscript already featuring the modifications to stop scaling and updating?
Or would you rather I tell them what lines to change and how to change them, then have them do it for themselves?

EDIT #2: There seems to be a problem with note-making using the first and second segments you supplied in your last comment. You can click the button and drag a note, which will appear in red, but it will not product a comment box. Hovering over the image will produce the standard 'comment hotspot' hovertext.

As you can see here: A picture of a friend's gun. The white note was made with the unaltered zoom version of your script, the red note border was made (but unable to be edited) with one of your modified non-zoom versions.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 3 years ago
SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI:
There seems to be a problem with note-making using the first and second segments you supplied in your last comment. You can click the button and drag a note, which will appear in red, but it will not product a comment box


I'm afraid you found one of those dependencies I was hoping we wouldn't find :-( I will probably not look into this before I eventually start looking at adding configuration options to the script...

SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI:
Do you know when -if- you will consider exploring the module switches? Or should I help my friends change to this modified version of the script and just tell them to turn off updates until such time?


I can't and will not promise anything, not even that it will be some day. I think it will come, but don't expect anything within the next couple of weeks.

If you want the tool to work for you now, my suggestion would be to have two versions of the fixr.init(...) line in the script, and out-comment the line you ain't using. So when you need to make new notes, activate the original version of the line. When you need to disable scaling, activate the modified version instead. Start a line with two slashes ("//") to out-comment (de-activate) it. Like:

// fixr.init(...)

(Remember: You need to reload any open Flickr pages after the change, to activate the changed version of the script)

SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI:
Would it be okay for me to provide my friends with the userscript already featuring the modifications to stop scaling and updating?
Or would you rather I tell them what lines to change and how to change them, then have them do it for themselves?


Well, as it looks now they will have to do manually edits when changing "mode" - at least for a while. But if you plan to distribute some modified version of the script with updates deactivated, please make it clear what consequences are. Inevitably Flickr will sometimes make changes to their site which breaks parts of my scripts functionality. So far it has not happened very often (Actually I for sure only remember one time during the first half years life of the script). But I would be sad to see somebody talking bad about my script because they use some modified version which doesn't receive updates.
Stig Nygaard:

Alright, thanks for your replies and for looking into this. I will refrain from publishing any pre-edited scripts both for the sake of convenience and for the sake of not making you sad ;)

I'll tell my friends what to edit and where, and to add the 2nd line but to comment it out.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 2 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 2 years ago
If you are using Stig's Flickr Fixr with the Firefox browser, you might see some "flicker" (a "flash" of the background) when surfing photos where Flickr Fixr replaces a 1024px wide display-version with a larger original version (mostly for uploads pre-dating March 2012, but also in some other situations). This is an issue introduced with Firefox version 45 (But unsure if it's general or only on some systems?). Version 44 and earlier versions of the browser did the replacement smoothly like other browsers I have tested my script with.

I have filled a bug in Mozilla's bug-database.

If you are using Firefox with my userscript and have further relevant information about this issue, it would be nice to hear. Either answer here or comment the bug directly. It would also be very interesting to know if some Firefox users doesn't see the problem. I'm pretty much assuming it is a general problem, because I see it on my 2x Win10 + on the secondary WinXP partition I have on one of them. But maybe I'm just unlucky?

Meanwhile, no recent new development on my script. But it's just a little break :-)
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 2 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 5 months ago
OFFICIAL notes support are back on Flickr!!! :-) Happy to say I'm very soon going to remove a feature of the script, even though a lot of hours went into its implementation...
decembre 2 years ago
Maybe it's your work which give the idea to re implement the Notes ????
Maybe...
Thanks for your hard work !
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 2 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 2 years ago
Just discovered a situation where the new notes features conflicts with one of my script's other features. When I upscale small photos (and eventually replace with original when available), the notes are not scaled and aligned to the new display size. There's probably not a quick and easy fix for that issue, but will look into it "soonish"...

decembre: I like to think that Flickr Fixr might have had a bit influence on the official return of notes (and recent tag-update). I know a couple of Flickr employees involved in or responsible for frontend development has noticed the script. It's hard to say if it made a difference in practice, but it has always been a "hidden agenda" of the script to put some more focus "things" :-)
decembre 2 years ago
;-)
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 2 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 2 years ago
Stig's Flickr Fixr - Now with downscale button! ...

Whenever the upscale(/replace) feature takes action on an ordinary photopage ("lightbox mode" not included) a downscale button is now added above the image, making it easy to return the image to default flickr display size reset the image-size to align with notes. This is done as a quick work-around to the issue of notes not being aligned in size and position when Flickr Fixr has upscaled the image. So to view (or add) notes properly aligned, you should first click the downscale button when it is shown.
Instead of downscaling photo again, a more ambitious and elegant way to solve the issue would of course be to automatically upscale the notes. I might - I might not - try to look at that later. But a downscale button was a quick and easy fix for the problem right now in version 2016.06.12.3.

PS: I have noticed that Flickr sometimes adapts the notes itself to the upscaled size I'm showing, and in that case the "downscale" button doesn't downscale. But you cannot trust Flickr doing the adaption, and I haven't found out how to control it (yet?). So to be sure, just always hit the button if shown when working with notes. As far as I can see you can always safely work with notes afterwards, no matter if the button had an effect or not.

PPS. Flickr does not show notes in lightbox mode, so that is totally unaffected.
Stig Nygaard:

I noticed that button, great that it resizes the photo now. I also was notified that Flickr seems to have added native note support back into the page, so I am not entirely sure if my friends and I will keep using your extension. It's great that you keep updating it though, there's plenty of other features in there that I may not use but others definitely will :)
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 2 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 2 years ago
SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI:
I am not entirely sure if my friends and I will keep using your extension


No hard feelings. I guess the notes-support probably was the most attractive feature for many. And it's great we have native notes-support back, so everyone sees them :-)
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 2 years ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 2 years ago
Download #300 today :-) I'm not sure if Greasy Fork actually registers every download (or I know it doesn't, but that is based on downloads for secondary browsers on my own PC - So maybe they do some IP-check?). But thanks for taking a look. And from daily update request stats, I know I have a few users who didn't immediately uninstall the script again;-)

I haven't been working on the script for a while, and I don't want to make promises about interesting updates right now. But script is not forgotten. I have just been busy with other stuff (including a few other userscripts). But please do let me know of any issues occurs. I have also spend less time on Flickr lately, so I might be slow discovering if something stops working.
mootant Posted 1 year ago. Edited by mootant (member) 1 year ago
Hi Stig!
Just tried your script. Unofrtunately most of its functions are of little use for me. But the pager on top is fantastic!!! Is there a way to use only this function? I guess restricting the script to the photostream-page would help a bit only. Or can you tell me, how I could edit the script so that only the pager works?
Or is there another script that does exactly this? Would be the easiest way then. There is one at greasyfork, but it does not work. Also not after I added the https-sites
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 1 year ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 1 year ago
Hi mootant

I have seen other scripts doing top-pagers. But don't remember them or know if they still works. A lot of scripts stopped working a few years back when Flickr was changed into a "single page application".

It has for a long time been on my to-do list to add some configuration options to Flickr Fixr, so you can disable features you don't want or need. However, I have not really found the time or motivation to work on it lately.

But YES, you can manually edit the script to disable any features you don't want. Or I THINK it should work, but I haven't tested that current features can work 100% independently. But, try changing the fixr.init line in the bottom of the script. Currently it looks something like this:

fixr.init([scaler.run, insertStyle, ctrlClicking, albumExtras, topPagination, shootingSpaceballs, ctrlClickingDelayed, exploreCalendarDelayed, albumTeaserDelayed, updateMapLinkDelayed, updateTagsDelayed], [scaler.run], [/*notes.initNotes*/]);


Change this to either:

fixr.init([insertStyle, topPagination], [], []);


or

fixr.init([topPagination], [], []);


(I can't remember if insertStyle is needed)

Be aware that if/when I update the script, you will have to edit this line again.

Let me know if it works! :-)
mootant 1 year ago
I used the long version and it works. Thanks a lot
Do you think it will work slower than a shorter script would do that does only the pager? I mean, will the not-used code take its time even if ignored? Because my flickr is extremely slow on some days
Stig Nygaard PRO 1 year ago
mootant:

I don't think it will make much difference. The unused code ain't running. But honestly, I don't know.
mootant 1 year ago
Seems it doesn't make firefox slower. But I noticed a strange effect: If I am on a picture page and click inot the pic to enlarge it, the enlarged pic seems to show double. At least the left edge of it (maybe 10 % of the pic) appears double. IF I click on the minus to reduce it and enlarge it a second time, everything is as it should be. Any idea what causes this effect when loading the pic?
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 1 year ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 1 year ago
mootant:

I did a quick test on my Firefox with same alterations to fixr.init line, and I couldn't reproduce your problem. Do you see it on all photopages, or just some? Always reproduceable, or only happens sometimes?

Does it also happen with all features enabled (the original fixr.init line) ?
mootant 1 year ago
All photopages. And always. But only after the first click on a pic to enlarge it. If I click it small and then enlarge it a second time, everything is fine. With the original fixr.init line it worked correctly. I thought about an interference with other scripts. But I disabled all others and the effect continued. But, I mean, it is a minor problem. So I can live with it. Just thought you might know what causes this or might be interested to know. It might be also a problem of my firefox. Which is firefox ESR because I run WinXP and some weeks ago the support of XP was cancelled for the standard version of firefox. It recently updated and as far as I can say each update of firefox ESR has been worse than the version before.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 1 year ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 1 year ago
Ah, yes it could be partly because of ESR-version. I have only tested in latest "ordinary" versions of browsers. But since you don't see the problem with all features enabled, it looks like there are some kind of unintended dependencies in the way I implemented the different features. I checked the code and you cannot do without insertStyle for toppagers support. Function insertStyle contains styles used by various parts/features of my script. So maybe I should look at splitting that up some day.
Meanwhile I wonder about your screen resolution? Maybe it could also have some influence...
mootant 1 year ago
1280x800
And I do not want to change it on that notebook to test if other resolutions work differently. That is complicated, or at least might become dificult because my graphics driver or the Intel-chipset do not like other resolutions. Like the VGA-resolution does only work correctly when booting windows in vga-mode. I can't switch to that.
Stig Nygaard PRO 1 year ago
No, I don't want you to change the resolution. But sometimes a small browser window can trigger some issues. But if you run your browser maximized on that desktop, it is not so small actually.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 1 year ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 1 year ago
Adding a Google Maps link on geotagged photos.

It's been a while, but today I have updated Stig's Flickr Fixr with a little new feature. The script was already making it easier to find precise locations of photos on Flickr's own map (See feature description in first post). But on photo pages with geotagged photos, Flick Fixr now also adds a link to the location shown on Google Maps. Not the largest new feature ever, but for me that's a very handy link in several situations.



Probably of less general interest, but maybe of interest for a few, I can also tell my development repository for this script now has moved to a GitHub repository: github.com/StigNygaard/Stigs_Flickr_Fixr. But it's still recommended to install Flickr Fixr via Greasy Fork.
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 5 months ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 5 months ago
Now also as browser extensions!

Flickr Fixr is now also available as "independent" browser extensions or add-ons. These can be installed and used without the need of a userscript manager. So now there's three ways to install Flickr Fixr:

* As an userscript - This requires a userscript manager like Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or similar already installed in the browser
* As an extension in Mozilla Firefox
* As an extension in Google Chrome



Currently the browser extensions and the userscript share the code-base, and the functionality is 100% the same no matter which one you choose to use. Some day in the future I might do things in the browser extensions that I cannot do in the userscript, but currently I don't use much energy on new development. Now that I have "fixed my Flickr" most of my "Flickr-energy" goes towards getting a big backlog of unpublished old photos, processed and uploaded to Flickr :-)
Pacdog PRO 5 months ago
Stig Nygaard:

Awesome coding Stig!! Let me for one thank you for all the hard work.
Jörg Bergmann PRO 5 months ago
Very useful. Thank you Stig!
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 5 months ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 5 months ago
Thanks Pacdog and Jörg Bergmann :-)
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 5 months ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 5 months ago
Any Microsoft Edge users?

I have for a long time wondered why my userscript wouldn't run in MS Edge using Tampermonkey, Just did some more investigation, and it seems even the simplest userscript wont work on Flickr using Edge/Tampermonkey. So I have concluded that either Edge or Tampermonkey has some restriction or bug that prevents userscripts from running on flickr.com.

BUT then I tried "sideloading" my new browser extension version (with the same "userscript" inside) currently available for Firefox and Chrome. And guess what, it works well in MS Edge too ! Unfortunately distributing a browser extension for MS Edge in Microsoft Store seems to be a lot more trouble than it is to distribute browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome. Not even sure Microsoft currently approves anything from a private hobby project. Still, I could try. But would anyone care?
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 5 months ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 5 months ago
And suddenly MS Edge is also compatible with Stig's Flickr Fixr userscript, using latest MS Edge v42 from Windows 10 feature upgrade 1803 !

I'm not sure if it's because of the new Win10 feature-update or if Tampermonkey has been updated too. The Win10 update will officially be launched on May 8th I think, but most should be able to get it already if hitting the "Check for Updates" button in Windows Update.
dinking83 5 months ago
Flickr 2018
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 4 months ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 4 months ago
New version of Flickr Fixr adds a subtle visual hint and mouse-over warning, when browsing a photostream in Date taken order:



I have never liked the option to choose "Date taken" order for photostreams. It is confusing the Flickr concept I have "grown up with" and love.
But it wasn't until recently I actually realized, that it's not only your own photostream you can change the order of, but also whatever order you choose sticks to the next photostream you visit. I think there at least should be a little warning to people surfing in "Date taken" mode.

Not much of a new feature. Maybe more like a little "anti feature". But thought I better tell about it, to inform it is a Flickr Fixr thing and not native Flickr behavior.

The new script version is out now both as userscript, and as "native" browser extensions for Chrome and for Firefox.
Stig Nygaard PRO 4 months ago
Click 2x for Bigger Picures!♥♥:
I was wondering if you could tell me how to find out who is not reciprocating or following me back.


I have personally never cared if people I follow also follows me. So I'm not the expert here or interested in implementing anything to help see that in Flickr Fixr. But it is a subject often discussed in other threads of this forum, so I suggest searching them.
decembre Posted 4 months ago. Edited by decembre (member) 4 months ago
Can you add a way to find all our favorites we have from an user?
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 4 months ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 4 months ago
decembre:
Can you add a way to find all our favorites we have from an user?


That's an interesting idea. Would it be too restrictive if it was only able to find the favorite photos that are both public and safe? I will probably have to (or it would be far easier) to use the API unsigned, and then I can only see/find photos that are both public and safe.
[PS, I haven't studied the API details before answering, so I don't know exactly how easy it would be]
decembre 4 months ago
Stig Nygaard:
retrieve all favs (safe/not safe)should be better for me :-)
:-)
Here some interesting links :
"Pics-I-faved-from-this-user tool" (in Flick Iideas)

There is BigHugeLabs which provide this function, but for me it hang because i have a bunch of favs (504 Gateway Time-out)...:
Favorite Finder
They have another tool around favorites:
Favorite Surfer: Browse favorite photos on Flickr.

Some other broken Favs viewer sites:
- Flickr Faves
- flickrfavr — explore favorites of favorites*

Some related broken userscripts:
- Flickr Favorite Users By Mortimer:
GM Script: Favorite Users 0.5 (in Flickr Hacks)
- Flickr Favorite Users By pheonix727

- Flickr Contacts' Favorites Explorer By eoftedal

Pool Favs related :
Playing Favorites
dinking83 4 months ago
Flickr
decembre 4 months ago
It seems we can't fav and/or comment an application now...
It's a bug ?
Stig Nygaard PRO 4 months ago
decembre:

The option was removed some time ago in Flickr App Garden. Not 100% sure if on purpose or not, but pretty sure App Garden have been pretty low prioritized by Flickr for rather long time now. I cannot edit or add new screenshot on the App Garden page anymore either, and Flickr Fixr has never been visible in searches in App Garden.
I hope App Garden gets higher priority again after the SmugMug acquisition.
decembre 4 months ago
Stig Nygaard:

Too Many broken functions.....
I post an topic to the Help Forum:
The App Garden seems broken (no Search, Edit, Fav and Comment functions) ?
decembre 3 months ago
Any news about my Favs request???

Another request:
Can you add the function provided by this script:
GM Script: Flickr Buddy Interestingness

It's an old script, which don't work on all pages.
But i appreciate it when i want drop quick eye on user's photostream on my pool member page.
Should be great if it work on Photo page too...

I try to tweak it for that, but i can't find the solution.
Stig Nygaard PRO 3 months ago
decembre:
Any news about my Favs request???

Another request:
Can you add the function provided by this script:
GM Script: Flickr Buddy Interestingness


Well, no new development really happening at the moment. If/when I start adding more features, it could be something to consider, but I have other ideas that probably would have higher priorities. So, don't expect anything though I could see it useful in some cases.
decembre 3 months ago
Stig Nygaard:
Wait and see ;-)
Stig Nygaard PRO Posted 1 month ago. Edited by Stig Nygaard (member) 1 month ago
Stig's Flickr Fixr is updated with two new little features:

1) Link to the good old "Tags" page in User and Photographer top menus



A page I find handy for both overview and for some kinds of tag-editing. But page is not easy(/possible?) to find in current standard Flickr menus anymore...

2) Mouseover extended date+time info on photopages, including a link to find more photos taken on same date from the current photographer...



Notice, there seems to be a bug in Flickr's date taken interval search were interval can be shifted (timezone related?). I compensate for this by extending search interval with 12 hours in both ends. So you might get some photos from the day before and/or after also when using search link, but hopefully all from the specified date is always included...
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