HoverZoom Safari Extension
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HoverZoom Safari Extension lets you hover your mouse over images to zoom-in profile pictures and other photos from Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, Twitter, Digg, Amazon, PhotoBucket, Imgur and more.

Note: Images are only zoomed if a larger version is detected.
What's New
Version 1.6:
  • New: Update Notifications via HTML5 (Safari 6, OS X 10.8)
  • New: Minimum Zoom setting to hide zoom if image isn't as large as we'd like
  • New: Optional Website Previews (Provided by Browshot.com, Thumbalizer.com, and Webthumbnail.org)
  • New Sites: ComedyCentral.com, memegenerator.net, ircimages.com, crutchfield.com, privatelee.com, goodreads.com, etsy.com, macrumors.com, appleinsider.com, cheezburger.com, and more
  • New: Galleries at World Heritage List http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
  • New: Zoom links to DeviantArt.com, LiveMeme.com
  • Fix: Links now resize properly when zooming the Page Summary
  • Update: Various Imgur link types
  • Update: ThisOldHouse.com and other Time, Inc. websites
  • Update: Settings layout is now cleaner
  • Update: Higher quality YouTube previews
  • Update: Tumblr Archive Pages (_____.tumblr.com/archive)
Version 1.6:
  • New: Update Notifications via HTML5 (Safari 6, OS X 10.8)
  • New: Minimum Zoom setting to hide zoom if image isn't as large as we'd like
  • New: Optional Website Previews (Provided by Browshot.com, Thumbalizer.com, and Webthumbnail.org)
  • New Sites: ComedyCentral.com, memegenerator.net, ircimages.com, crutchfield.com, more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Apple Safari 5 or later



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HoverZoom Safari E... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+4

Quantumpanda reviewed on 19 Feb 2014
I must admit, I love this extension. Being free makes it doubly awesome. What it does is so simple that there just isn't much to say about it in that regard except that it just works.

The one thing that would make it better would be if it borrowed a few features from the Chrome extension of the same name (which is a completely unrelated project). Specifically, I'd like to see it adopt two of the Hotkey features the Chrome extension provides: a hotkey to temporarily disable the zoom, and a hotkey to save the full-size image to your downloads folder.

The value of a temporary zoom cancel is that sometimes I don't want the images to be continually zooming when the mouse is hovering over them. For example, if I'm in a Google Image Search or browsing someone's Flickr Photostream, I don't want the zoom to keep trying to pop up every I pause while scrolling the page—I want to look over the thumbnails first to choose an image to zoom. Two types of hotkeys would help here: a toggle hotkey to turn on or off all zooming, and a disable-while-pressed hotkey to prevent zooming while it's pressed.

As for a save hotkey, that would allow one to bypass the need to load the next page to save a copy of an image locally. If I'm browsing, say, Deviant Art, with the current Safari extension, I can zoom the thumbs to get a good look at the image, but if I want to save it locally, I have to click through to the image's page to get the full-size image—saving by context menu will just capture the thumbnail. In the Chrome extension, I can press the save hotkey while hovering and it will save the full-size image locally without having to click through.

I am well aware that the two extensions have no connection or relation to each other except the name, but as the Chrome extension is open sourced with free permission to adapt and distribute, it would be really nice to see some of its features brought into the Safari extension. I had considered making a conversion myself, but I'm not yet strong enough in Javascript and extension-building to figure out what needs changed between Chrome and Safari to make it work.
[Version 1.6]

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Side Tree Software (developer) replied on 09 Apr 2014
The hotkey suggestion is a great one that will be looked into.

As for saving the current image. You can use the maximize hotkey (default is Shift key) and then drag the zoomed image or right-click and save.

Appreciate the feedback!
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+4
Quantumpanda replied on 10 Apr 2014
Thanks for the tip on the maximize hotkey. I never considered trying to use that to save the full-size image.

Are there any other hidden features that aren't obvious? :-)
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+6

BadBadger reviewed on 16 Feb 2014
A lot of new features, but still does not work on most pages in the domain imdb.com - only on the first main page is ok, but deeper is not working.
[Version 1.6]


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+10
Reddog99 commented on 07 Nov 2013
Seems to stopped working in 10.9...
I'm going to miss this.
[Version 1.5]

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Llongley replied on 15 Dec 2013
Stopped working for me also. But I deleted the extension and reinstalled and it is working now although not quite a fast as before? Anyway hope the dev updates soon but works OK for me after reinstall on 10.9.
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+54

Pedrotaquelim reviewed on 12 May 2013
It changes the way you surf the web (in a more convenient way). I think that's the best compliment to this useful extension.
[Version 1.5]


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+663

Jazzyguy reviewed on 23 Dec 2012
It works fine!
[Version 1.4]


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+36
Fotodivr commented on 15 Oct 2012
version on the developer's website is for 1.3.2 - don't see a location to download version 1.3.3

Nice extension - works as advertised.
[Version 1.3.3]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 15 Oct 2012
While their home page isn't updated, the version we have on MU is 1.3.3. You can also see it listed on the dev's page here http://sidetree.com/extensions/HoverZoom_changes.html
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+3

silverhand31 reviewed on 08 Jun 2012
I didn't realize how important it is to me, after the fb update, I feel frustrated when viewing images.
But now I updated to the 1.3 but only view avatar zoomed, not all the photo like usual.
I noticed that the url for the image that not zoomable is https, is that a problem?
Sample link:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=475891345759686&set=a.253655607983262.80685.253646384650851&type=1&ref=nf
I recently install glims and social fixer, but I disabled the preview function in social fixer
[Version 1.3]

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+3
silverhand31 replied on 08 Jun 2012
Ah, it's didn't work in my https://www.facebook.com/ page, but if I go to the media/set/... to view an album, it's work like normal.
Similar with my google read, I have to go to the original page, then it zoomable.
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Side Tree Software (developer) replied on 16 Jun 2012
Facebook recently made a change to the Timeline which broken HoverZoom, a fix is being worked on.
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+18

Multimedia-Pimp reviewed on 05 May 2012
My favourite extension by far. A must have for anyone who surfs the more popular picture sites. Keep up the great work!
[Version 1.2.11]


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+43

Robio reviewed on 05 May 2012
My favorite Safari extension. Saves a lot of time and hassle. My only beefs are that sometimes large images are slower to load in HoverZoom than if you click to open them in a new tab (this happens a lot on IMDb, for example), and that once in a while it stops working on a given site (usually fixed by a refresh).
[Version 1.2.11]


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+43

Aargl reviewed on 08 Apr 2012
Excellent communication with the dev who cares about our suggestions! Just for that it deserves a 5 star rating! ;-)
And it's a really useful extension, also to copy/paste images that a site prohibits by some Flash trick... ;-D
Thanks!
[Version 1.2.10]


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Pedro-Fardilha rated on 16 Feb 2014

[Version 1.6]



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BadBadger rated on 31 Jan 2014

[Version 1.5]



+54

Pedrotaquelim rated on 14 Oct 2012

[Version 1.3.3]



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Gitteboy rated on 05 May 2012

[Version 1.2.11]



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Pedro-Fardilha rated on 08 Apr 2012

[Version 1.2.10]



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Davidson69 rated on 01 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2.9]



+43

Robio rated on 17 Mar 2011

[Version 1.1.13]


Downloads:38,401
Version Downloads:2,972
Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Free
Date:15 Feb 2014
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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HoverZoom Safari Extension lets you hover your mouse over images to zoom-in profile pictures and other photos from Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, Twitter, Digg, Amazon, PhotoBucket, Imgur and more.

Note: Images are only zoomed if a larger version is detected.


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