FoxNotes
General Help

Choose How To Open FoxNotes

FoxNotes can be set to open in the sidebar, in a tab or by default in a floating window.
To see your changes, click on the FoxNotes toolbar button, tools menu entry or Ctrl + F8.
Sidebar and tab options are available in Firefox ONLY!

Hide The Tools Menu Entry

Is your tools menu polluted with too many entries? Checking this option gives you one less.
FoxNotes has a keyboard shortcut of Ctrl + F8 in case you don't want a toolbar button either.

Hide The Open File Button

The "Open File" button can be used to load files INTO FoxNotes, preferably into a blank note.
N O T I C E! Loading a file into an existing note will OVERWRITE the contents by design.

Hide The Clear Note Button

Used to quickly wipe a note clean of it's contents. Did an Ooops!
BEFORE clicking "Save" or closing FoxNotes... Right click > Undo > Whew!

Hide The Spell Check Button

Used to activate Spell Check per note for that open session of FoxNotes only.

Hide The Print Note Button

Clicking on "Print" loads the current note's text file in a new tab as to use
the Browser's print feature. The "Print" button is available in Firefox ONLY!

Auto Save The Notes Content

When checked, takes care of saving changes automatically for you.

Always Spell Check The Notes

Activates the Firefox built in Spell Check. Warning, there can be a downside to using this.
Worst case scenario... All of your notes are huge in file size and your a horrible speller.
Firefox's Spell Check works as the notes are loading which may cause FoxNotes to load slowly.
If such is the case, you may want to use the "Spell Check" button that works AFTER loading.

Select The Number Of Notes

Up to ten notes may be used, six are loaded by default.
As this is an "Onload" function, FoxNotes must be closed, then reopened to see your changes.

The "Save" Button - Always shown by default

As the name indicates, clicking on the "Save" button, saves the current content of the note.
If you have checked the "Auto Save The Notes Content" feature, this is done automatically.

The "Save As..." Button - Always shown by default

Clicking "Save As..." brings up a filepicker used to save the current individual note to a
location and file format of your choice. Uses? Way too many to list here... Be creative.

How do I copy text or links into FoxNotes?

When text is highlighted, "Copy To FoxNotes" appears in the right click popup menu.
"Copy Link To FoxNotes" appears in the right click popup menu on active text links.
Clicking these links opens the "Copy To FoxNotes" window that is a new instance of FoxNotes
with copy and paste features. If FoxNotes window, tab or sidebar is open, they'll be closed.
"Auto Paste On Window Open" option is normally hidden. Right click tabbox, "Options" to set.
"Include Url With Copied Text" option is normally hidden. Right click tabbox, "Options" to set.
This window features "last tab open" to paste. Or choose a note, click "Paste Copied Text".
You must click the "Save Copied Text" button to save the text/link. (Also closes the window)

Both copy feature menu items appear in the "Message Pane" ONLY in Thunderbird!


Renaming the Notes

By default, the notes are named Note 1, Note 2, etc...
If this is sufficient for your use, move along, nothing to see here!

I have not placed a character limit on name length, so be prudent on names.
"Apply New Names" can be used or just click on "OK" when done.

If you leave a note name totally blank, the default name will be restored.
You want a blank tab name!? Leave a space (to length) in the note name's box.


Simple Customization of Notes

Previous versions of FoxNotes used a stylebox that average users found confusing.

Adjust the fonts-family (Verdana, Tahoma, etc..), font-style (Normal, Italic), font-size,
font-color, font-weight (Normal, Bold) and background color using the dropdown boxes.
After adjusting to taste, click on "Apply New Styles" to set them, then "OK" if done.

Clicking on "Restore Default Custom Styles" restores the default settings to the notes.
click on "Apply New Styles" to restore them, then "OK" if done.

Clicking on "System Default" allows use of the Operating System's default styles.
click on "Apply New Styles" to complete, then "OK" if done.

Did I miss your favorite font or the colorpickers don't have the color your after?
Please use the "Advanced" tab for more control over colors, fonts, etc...


Advanced Customization

"Advanced Customization" gives direct access to the style prefs instead of "about:config".
Uses? Did I miss your favorite font or background color in the "Simple" window? Add it here.
Don't use Simple and Advanced at the same time. Adjust styles to taste > "Apply" > "OK".
"Restore" returns the default values. "System" uses the Operating System default values.

Where does FoxNotes save my notes by default?

Click "FoxNotes Default Folder" for the answer!

Using the FoxNotes Folder Options

Checking "Use New Folder Location" activates the "Browse" button and allows you to
navigate to a folder of your choice to save all of the notes in. Suggested ways of use:

Method 1:

If this is the first time to use FoxNotes, a fresh install on a new profile...
Or moving up from a previous recent version... (2.7.8 - 2.8.0)
BEFORE OPENING FoxNotes...
Open the Options window "Advanced" tab and choose a folder to save the notes in.
Method 1 allows to use as many folders as needed, with up to 10 notes per folder.

Method 2:

To move/save existing notes from the default folder to a folder of your choice...
Open FoxNotes... (preferably in a tab)
In the Options window "General" tab check "Auto Save The Notes Content"...
Move to the... Options window "Advanced" tab. Choose a new folder location.
Upon closing FoxNotes... The notes are moved/saved.

Clicking "New Folder" opens the folder you have chosen to save the notes in.

Known FoxNotes Bugs:

Using the "Open File" button - Opening the file picker and NOT
choosing a file to load will throw an error into the JS/Error window.
Workaround - Either ignore the error or always open something!

Some heavily styled themes use a background image in the textbox
that can interfere with the background color of FoxNotes. Workaround:
See the CSS section for code to be placed in userChrome & userContent.

There is a known conflict with the Favicon Picker 3 0.5 extension.
Workaround - Pick an option in the extension or disable until needed.


CSS Help

Some simple userChrome.css & userContent.css
tweaks to personalize FoxNotes to your own taste.

Place in userChrome & userContent to remove textbox background images.


Place in userChrome & userContent to change the textbox fields. Adjust as needed.


Place in userChrome & userContent to change individual notes. Adjust as needed.
To adjust each note, advance the number: #editnote1 = Note 1, #editnote2 = Note2.


Place in userChrome & userContent to change the textbox fields. Adjust as needed.
To adjust individual notes, use the method: #editnote1 = Note 1, #editnote2 = Note2.


As of version 3.4.8, there is a "Customize Notes" tab that styles ALL of the notes.
"Advanced" tab adds flexability to change colors or to use your preferred fonts.
The methods listed above can still be used to override the built in function as to
customize the notes font weight, size, style, color & the notes background color.

Examples of font and background colors.

Examples of font familys

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