Friday, October 31, 2008

Let's use and enjoy IEPanelEx / IEDockEX (2) – IEPanelEx part 1

by Mr.X

Hello, guys! I'm Mr. X.

The last time, I introduced IEPanel and talked too long (maybe) and went to bed too late so my skin becomes rough now!! Oh, no!! So this time, I'd like to talk about IEPanelEx simply so that my skin returns to beautiful and smooth... Anyways,

☆Outline of the previous blog

・Let's use and enjoy IEPanelEx / IEDockEx
・But firstly, introduced IEPanel
・Next, talk about IEPanelEx

So this time, I'll explain how we can do the same with IEPanel using IEPaneEx.

*IEPanelEx / IEDockEx are softwares under development in our Laboratory!

☆How to use IEPanelEx

Before using IEPanelEx, we need to copy a file manually, so let me explain it. We will create a panel named “TestPanel.”

1.Download IEPanelEx from Fenrir Lab.
2.Select “Extract all” from the right click menu

3.If you are using Sleipnir on Windows 2000/XP/Vista, use “unicode” folder. If you are using Windows 98/98SE/Me, use a file in “mbcs” folder.

4.Change a folder name from “<expandedfolder>/plugins/IEPanelEx/IEPanelEx” to “<expandedfolder>/plugins/IEPanelEx/TestPanel”

5.Change a file name from “<expandedfolder>/plugins/panel/IEPanelEx.fx” to “<expandedfolder>/plugins/panel/TestPanel.fx”

6.Copy expanded folders, “unicode” (or mbcs) and all the files below “unicode,” to below “<Sleipnir installfolder>”

7.Find “Panel” in “<Sleipnir installfolder>/pref/plugins.ini”, and add “Panel5=TestPanel.fx” referring other lines. (Panel5 on the example below is added part. If the “Panel5” is already there, please add “Panel6”. # means disable orders so you don't have to add # line.)

8.Restart Sleipnir

Then you find one more icon on the explore bar.

When you select the new icon, you can see a link list as a sample.

You can also execute actions.

You can do a lot with this panel. Let's set it to execute the same action as IEPanel and display some web sites!

1.Open “<Sleipnir installfolder>/plugins/IEPanelEx/TestPanel/config.ini” in text editor.
2.Change “ContextMenu=false” to “ContextMenu=true”
3.Change “ScrollBar=false” to “ScrollBar=true”
4.Add “DropTarget=true” at the bottom
5.Add also “URL=” to the bottom

6.Restart Sleipnir

☆Today's key points!

*You can create IEPanelExs(plural) changing file name.
・Repeat the steps above changing file name, “TestPanel”

*You can change actions of IEPanelEx adding lines on config.ini
・“URL=” is for specifying URL. The same index.html in a config.ini file will be
displayed if you do not specify the URL.
・“ScrollBar=” is for whether display the scroll bar.
・“ContextMenu=” is for whether display right click menu or not
・“DropTarget=” is for whether allow drag & drop to the panel

For more details, please refer config.ini.

For the next time, I'll talk about “how to create something more with easy HTML and JavaScript,” “who is Mr. X?” or “Mr. X, mysteriously disappeared.” I'm going to talk about one of them. So don't miss it!!

Thank you!

Related page:

Fenrir Lab/ IEPanelEx
Fenrir Lab/ IEDockEx
Let's use and enjoy IEPanelEx / IEDockEX (1) – IEPanel

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Let's use and enjoy IEPanelEx / IEDockEX (1) – IEPanel

by Mr. X

Now it's getting a little bit cold and we have started feeling autumn in Japan.
In Japan, we say that autumn is the good season to play sports, work on artistic activities, and eat delicious food because fruits like grapes, apples or chestnuts, saury(fish) and other lots of food are in season. Autumn is also not too hot, not too cold, so it's a good season to enjoy various activities!

But I'm not good at both sports and art so I'd like to enjoy this autumn with IEPanelEx / IEDockEx!
Today I'm going to explain about this 2 plug-ins so that someone like me can enjoy great autumn!!!!

* IEPanelEx / IEDockEx are softwares under development in our Laboratory!

☆What is IEPanelEx / IEDockEx?
“IEPanelEx? IEDockEx? What are they?”

We are introducing them in Fenrir Laboratory. I'll explain them to you in a very simple way.

IEPanelEx is a panel displayed on the explore bar dock, the same place as Haedline-Reader Plugin”, “Favorites”, or “Browsing history.”
IEDockEx is displayed on its own dock. You can change and set its size and position freely from its setting file.

“I don't understand panel, dock :-( What are they???”

Oh...., ok, firstly let me explain IEPanel. IEPanelEx is an extended edition of IEPanel. So I'll introduce you starting from IEPanel-> IEPanelEx-> IEDockEx. I think it's easier to understand.

☆Let's try IEPanel!
Let's use IEPanel first! (You need to restart Sleipnir to make the software enable)

1.Select “Tools-> Change design-> Plugin” from the menu bar
2.Check the box of “Show pre-installed plugins”

3.Wow!! you can see a list of many many plug-ins. Select “IEPanel (pre-install) (Disable)” and click “Enable” on the left bottom corner

4.Click “Restart” on the right bottom and restart Sleipnir


you can see another icon on the explore bar. Let's click it!

Ahhhhhh... Oh no!!!!! Blank page :-< Just kidding :-P OK, this time, let's drag & drop icon on the left side of the address bar.

Yes!! It opens!! You can use it in a different way from the regular tab display.

But you have to be careful because once you close Sleipnir, it'll go back to a blank page again :-(
If you don't want to drag &drop every time, you can edit setting file and save it following these steps.

1.Close Sleipnir
2.Open “<Sleipnirinstallfolder>/settings/<username>/setting/IEPanel/IEPane.ini” in text editor
3.Write URL you open with IEPanel on the first line
4.Save it, finish the text editor and start Sleipnir

Then you can display your saved site every time when you open Sleipnir.

So how can you use???

・You can display Google search like this...

・You can display Yahoo like this...

・Or calender like this...

Ummm... You can do a lot!

☆Next blog...

So how do you like IEPanel?

“Only one panel? Can we have more?”
Yes, you can have IEPanels (plural) and also add functions to it with IEPanelEx!! Well, I'll introduce how to use IEPanelEx for the next time... hopefully...

OK. I worked too hard today!! Too much work is not good for your skin, right? so I'm going to bed now! Good night... Sweet dreams... ZZZzzzzz

Thank you and see you soon!!!

Related page:

Fenrir Lab/ IEPAnelEx
Fenrir Lab/ IEDockEx

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We have started Twitter and Facebook! Follow me!

by Miki

Hello, everyone! How are you?

I hope you are having a good day and enjoying browsing with Sleipnir!
We have started Twitter form today. Do you know Twitter? Twitter is like a short blog sending messages. We plant to send messages or news mainly in English and Spanish and maybe sometimes in Japanese.
So if you are interested and have Twitter account, please follow us!
Find us with

You may already know but we also started official Sleipnir page in Facebook. We are sending news and updated information. If you haven't be a fan of our page, visit and join now:

We are looking forward to seeing you guys there!
Thank you very much!