[LibX] How far is it possible to customize LibX for IE?

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 09:32:41 PDT 2009

For IE, you need to recompile LibX IE. The UI is implemented in .Net/C#.

This is resurrecting an old discussion. LibX will require structural changes
to allow customizable toolbars. Since there are customizable toolbars out
there, this is not something the LibX team has focused on. That is not to
say we oppose it, just don't have the resources to do at the moment. Our
focus is on the LibX 2.0 platform and the functionality it enables (see

Making the toolbar configurable will require development effort; we're happy
to work with anybody wanting to give it a try. This is something that
requires developer-level skills, not something that can be done at the
adapter-level.  I'm not sure how you prototyped the customized toolbar, but
it will be difficult to maintain for you unless you duplicate the hosting
environment we have on libx (which, of course, nothing is preventing you
from doing - LibX is 100% open source) - but it's not an approach that will
scale to all libraries who can't do that for resource reasons.

 - Godmar

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Debbie Flitner <debbie.flitner at asu.edu>wrote:

> I've been working on customizing the Firefox LibX toolbar for our library
> and
> have gotten pretty far with it.
> Here is a screenshot of how the FF version looks -
> http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7352/fflibx.png
> I've added a second menu of links and also a new button that goes directly
> to our Ask a Librarian info page.
> Is there any way to add these items to the IE toolbar?  I really can't
> figure it out, and from the searching I've done, I'm not sure it's possible
> to tinker with an exe once it's compiled.  If not, would it be possible to
> add a separator line in the IE main list of links?  Currently, we have one
> long list of links, and it'd be great if we could visually split it up into
> groups with a separator.
> Thanks so much.  I love this toolbar and appreciate all the hard work
> everyone has put into it to make it easy to use.
> -Debbie
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