27. Mar 2010
The Shelve extension provides a way to quickly save the current document
to a predefined folder defined by means of a filename template.
- Filename templates
The template string can contain placeholders for the document’s
host, filename, date, clip, and more.
Shelve can be invoked by a user-configurable hotkey (default: F9).
Users can assign hotkeys to individual “shelves”.
The downloaded document can be registered in a log.
A custom footer, which could contain the source URL and an optional
note, can be appended to the local copy of the document.
- Auto-save mode
Users can enable auto-save mode when invoking the main shelve dialog.
Alternatively, they can set a shelve to which all documents should be
saved to after startup.
In auto-save mode, every subsequently loaded document will be saved to
the same shelf (%c clip will be disabled though). The status is
reflected by the toolbar button’s state. To switch auto-save mode
off, invoke the main shelve dialog again, e.g., by pressing the main
There already exist several extensions that try to solve not all too
different problems. I personally used slogger for quite a while but it
seems to be currently unmaintained and it is too heavy-weight for my
A non-comprehensive list of similar extensions (one way or the other).
If you’re missing a feature in shelve, you might want to take a
look at the following extensions:
Currently unmaintained. It also provides some integration with social
Save pages (or clips) in a local archive. The use of an archive makes
it difficult to sync saved webpages with tools like rsync, unison etc.
- save file to
Re-build the directory structure in the context menu. There is no way
to create a new directory.
- auto save document
Saves pages as you visit them (not tested).
- Automatic Save Folder
This add-on will open the explorer window at the right location working
with simple filters set on the downloaded file.
Other useful plugins:
- nuke anything enhanced
Prepare the webpage before invoking shelve.
- Mozilla Archive Format
Shelve provides experimental integration with the MAF add-on
(introduced in version 1.22), which allows users to save webpages in
MHTML or MAF format