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Shay Shmeltzer's Oracle Development Tools Tips

  • May 31, 2006

JDeveloper and Firefox mashup

Shay Shmeltzer
Director of Product Management - Oracle

Like almost everyone else that I know I use Firefox as my browser. It simply has a better set of features that I got used to very easily.

The market statistics say that Firefox holds about 10% of the browser market - if I look at the statistics for the OTN site it is way higher, somewhere around 27% for Firefox - so I'm not alone in this camp.

One of the nice features is the search box at the top right where you can type a word and search it in various search engines.

And now you can get this functionality in JDeveloper too.


Rob just published an extension that adds a search box to JDeveloper. It uses the same set of search plug-ins that you have for firefox.

You can get it from the check-for-update.

And if you are working with XML in JDeveloper you might be interested in his second extension that adds an XPath query tab to every XML file.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Kinny Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    It sounds really nice ;).
    I have a question although: how can i set oracle JDeveloper to use firefox as the defult browser?
    Thx.
  • shay Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    Tools->preferences->Web Browser and Proxy
    Set the command line to point to Firefox.
  • Shib Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    Hi Shay,
    Cn you please tell me whether the ADF Hierarchy viewer works in Firefox? If yes, then what kind of plugins do I need to download?
    Shib
  • shay.shmeltzer Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    Shib, works. You need flash to see it.
  • shay.shmeltzer Monday, November 22, 2010
    Yes it does - you need Flash installed on your client
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