User’s Guide

Installation

Chrome

The Str*Viewer download page for Chrome can be found here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/straviewer/ngfoaejpgecfdfbdedlednkfdbniplik

Click the Add to Chrome button, review the permissions you are granting to Str*Viewer, and then click “Add Extension”. If the installation is successful, you will see a dialog indicating Str*Viewer was installed and a small Str*Viewer icon will be added to your browser address bar:

After Str*Viewer is installed, you will need to reload any Strava tabs you currently have open to use the extension.

Firefox

The Str*Viewer download page for Firefox can be found here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/straviewer-for-strava/

Click the Add to Firefox button, review the permissions you are granting to Str*Viewer, and then click “Add”. If the installation is successful, you will see a dialog indicating Str*Viewer was installed and a small Str*Viewer icon will be added to your browser address bar:

If desired, check the “Allow the extension to run in Private Windows”. Then click “Okay, Got It” to dismiss the dialog.

After Str*Viewer is installed, you will need to reload any Strava tabs you currently have open to use the extension.

Safari for MacOS

Str*Viewer currently supports MacOS v10.12 or higher. Apple has not yet added support for new Safari extensions to work with iOS.

The Safari App Store link is here:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/str-viewer/id1501259216

Open the link on your Mac and the App Store should open to the Str*Viewer page.

Click the GET button.

Click the INSTALL button, then enter your credentials to install the app when prompted.

Click the OPEN button to start the app which will install the extension.

Click the INSTALL button which will open the Safari preferences dialog.

Check the box on the left next to Str*Viewer Extension.

Then close the preferences dialog and close the app window.

After Str*Viewer is installed, you will need to reload any Strava tabs you currently have open to use the extension.

Chromium Edge

Microsoft recently released Chromium Edge (version 80). This version of Edge is built on the Chromium toolkit and will support Chrome browser extensions. Str*Viewer is compatible with this version, but is not compatible with earlier versions of Edge or any versions of Internet Explorer.

Str*Viewer is not available in the Microsoft Store yet. You will need to download it from the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/straviewer/ngfoaejpgecfdfbdedlednkfdbniplik

If you have NOT installed an extension in Edge yet, you will see the following banner on the extension web page:

Click the “Allow extensions from other stores” button, then click the “Allow extensions from other stores” button on the dialog that appears.

Click the Add to Chrome button, review the permissions you are granting to Str*Viewer, and then click “Add Extension”. If the installation is successful, you will see a dialog indicating Str*Viewer was installed and a small Str*Viewer icon will be added to your browser address bar:

After Str*Viewer is installed, you will need to reload any Strava tabs you currently have open to use the extension.

Brave

Brave is another Chromium-based browser supported by Str*Viewer

You will need to download Str*Viewer from the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/straviewer/ngfoaejpgecfdfbdedlednkfdbniplik

Click the Add to Chrome button, review the permissions you are granting to Str*Viewer, and then click “Add Extension”. If the installation is successful, you will see a dialog indicating Str*Viewer was installed and a small Str*Viewer icon will be added to your browser address bar:

After Str*Viewer is installed, you will need to reload any Strava tabs you currently have open to use the extension.

Opera

A native Opera add-on is not available yet. Str*Viewer has been tested on Opera when installed from the Chrome extension store. You will first need to visit the Opera add-on store and install the Install Chrome Extensions add-on:

https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/install-chrome-extensions/

Click the Add to Opera button to install.

Next, you will will need to download Str*Viewer from the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/straviewer/ngfoaejpgecfdfbdedlednkfdbniplik

Click the Add to Opera button, review the Install Chrome Extensions dialog, and click OK. The Opera Extensions page will then be displayed. Click the Install button, review the permissions you are granting to Str*Viewer, and then click “Yes, Install”. If the installation is successful, you will see a dialog indicating Str*Viewer was installed and a small Str*Viewer icon will be added to your browser address bar:

After Str*Viewer is installed, you will need to reload any Strava tabs you currently have open to use the extension.

Navigating the Menus

The address bar icon that appears during installation simply displays an “about” popup dialog. To use Str*Viewer to organize your Strava pages, you will need to click the Str*Viewer icon in the upper-right corner of the Strava page:

The menu is context-sensitive. That is, the options available depend on the page you are on. Str*Viewer currently supports managing your dashboard (main page) and provides some functionality for the Challenges page.

Dashboard Menu

Open your dashboard in Strava (https://strava.com/dashboard), the default page when you login). Then click the Str*Viewer icon in the upper right of the page. You will see the following menu:

  • Feed Entries allows you to select the types of entries to appear in your feed.
  • Feed Entry Items allows you to select which components of a feed entry to show or hide.
  • Filters allows you to hide all entries except those containing text that you specify.
  • Kudos to all will automatically give kudos for all activities that are loaded and not hidden.
  • Help will bring you to this page.
  • Donate will bring you to our home page where you can make a donation to fund future development of Str*Viewer.

Feed Entries

Click the Feed Entries menu item to open the submenu:

From this menu, you can control the visibility of the various feed entry types. Unchecking a box will cause the entry type to be hidden. Opening the Activities submenu allows you to control the visibility individual activity types:

You can show or hide any of the activity types or click Check All or Uncheck All to show or hide all the activities.

Whenever you make a change that opens up space at the bottom of the dashboard, Str*Viewer will automatically request additional entries from Strava up to the maximum entries available. It is important to note that the Strava feed does not provide unlimited history. If you hide enough items, eventually Strava will not have any additional items to show.

Feed Entry Items

Feed Entry Items are the individual components of a feed entry. You can hide some of these components to reduce the size of each entry and see more entries on your dashboard at once. Click the Feed Entry Items menu item to view the components you can show or hide:

Unchecking an item will hide that part of the feed entry.

Feed Entry Buttons

Each feed entry has a set of buttons its left side. These buttons control the visibility of the individual entry.

The “X” button hides the entire entry from the feed. The entry can be restored via the “Show hidden entries” menu item or by reloading the page. You can use this option to hide entries you are not interested in or have already looked at.

The “+” button maximizes the entry to show all feed entry items.

The “-” button maximizes the entry to hide all feed entry items.

The ” □ ” button restores the entry to the visibility defined by the Feed Entry Items settings.

Only the relevant buttons are shown at any time. For example, the maximize button will not be shown when all of the entry’s components are already visible.

Filters

Filters allows you to specify custom search criteria for your dashboard.

You can filter based on athlete name, title, and description. If you enter data in each field, only entries that match ALL the criteria will be displayed.

To filter, type your search criteria in the field and press the search icon. Two notes:

  • search criteria are case-insensitive
  • if you want to search for multiple patterns (e.g., a logical “or” operation), separate the terms in the field by a linefeed by pressing SHIFT-ENTER

Giving Kudos

Clicking the Kudos to all button will give kudos to all non-hidden activities, including any that are currently scrolled off-screen.

Joining Challenges

The only operation currently available on the https://www.strava.com/challenges page is the Join all challenges button. Click this to join all available challenges. Challenges with a Register button must be joined manually.