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Lottery Post listed among most popular in IE9 Add-Ons Gallery

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Last Edited: January 8, 2012, 10:09 am

I was happy to see this morning that Lottery Post is now listed among the most popular IE9 add-ons in the official Microsoft IE9 Add-Ons Gallery:  http://www.ieaddons.com/en/popular/  (Counting down from the top, it is #18 right now.)

When you use IE9 with Lottery Post, you a couple of extra features:

  • Search accelerator, which lets you highlight any text on the page and click the little accelerator button that appears next to the highlighted text, for instantly searching for the highlighted text anywhere on Lottery Post.  For example, if you're reading a news story about a winner who's won the lottery more than once, you can highlight the lottery winner's name with your mouse, click the accelerator button, and instantly search the entire site to find any other places that person's name is mentioned on Lottery Post (for example, in other news stories, forum posts, blog posts, etc.)  As another example, I clicked the word "anonymous" on a page, and was able to instantly locate all the various pages the word "anonymous" appeared on Lottery Post.
  • Pinned icon support, which lets you drag the little LP icon that appears next to the address (URL) in IE9 to your Windows 7 task bar, and get a dedicated Lottery Post icon right next to your other task bar icons.  (That's called pinning a site.)  When you open Lottery Post by clicking the pinned site icon, you get a nice color-coordinated version of IE9, and an extra LP icon in the browser that brings you right back to the LP home page when you click it.

IE9 usage is still not as high as the number of people who continue to use IE8, but it's slowly getting there.  I continue to be baffled by people who refuse to update their computers with the latest version of IE, but I guess some of that is Microsoft's fault, for not automatically doing the updates.  I wish Microsoft would update IE the way Google automatically (and silently) updates Chrome.

As IE9 usage continues to increase, I will look to implement other features that take advantage of its abilities.  For example, I am able to do things like present a notification on the icon if/when private messages arrive, and some other neat tricks.

But it is nice to see Lottery Post getting some good attention already among IE9 users, based on our position in the popular IE9 add-ons gallery.

Entry #634

Comments

1.
Comment by JezzVim - January 8, 2012, 10:54 am
Congrats Todd!   You run a tight ship here as Captain, and you deserve all the rewards.    Keep up the great work, LP is one of the most dependable websites online.
2.
LottoVantageComment by LottoVantage - January 8, 2012, 10:57 am
That's very impressive!! Congratulations on the steller recognition for your outstanding efforts Todd...

Hey, where's Ridge? We need some talented recognition from down in the holler!!
3.
Comment by louise black - January 8, 2012, 5:50 pm
Good work Todd! You are definitely a thinker,I say your progressive not necessarily in the same area as mine ,but nevertheless you 're, good work.
4.
ToddComment by Todd - January 8, 2012, 6:20 pm
JezzVim, LottoVantage, and louise, thank you for the nice comments! :)
5.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - January 8, 2012, 6:28 pm
WTG Todd. You deserve the recognition for what you've created and developed here. You are without a doubt King of the Hill in your field. Thank you for all the work you do to provide and enhance this experience on a daily basis.
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ToddComment by Todd - January 8, 2012, 10:53 pm
Thank you rdgrnr!
7.
BigheadnickComment by Bigheadnick - March 15, 2012, 6:26 pm
congrats todd.

When will we get a fix for the copy/paste bug in Firefox?
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ToddComment by Todd - March 15, 2012, 8:12 pm
@Bigheadnick: Please don't post off-topic comments on my blog. You can send such a question to me privately.

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