Using the MindManager ActiveX Map Viewer in Firefox

The MindManager Viewer Browser Plug-in provides a convenient way to share MindManager maps to a broad audience without requiring them to own MindManager or to install the desktop viewer application. It can be particularly hand on an intranet as means to avoid read-only users from locking out people needing to edit maps.

The problem is the ActiveX viewer only works under Internet Explorer. Given that FireFox users make up nearly 40% of ActivityOwner.Com readers, its use has been limited here. I recently learned about the IE Tab add-in, which lets FireFox run IE-rendered tabs.

If you are running under Internet Explorer, or have installed the IE tab add-in, you will be able to view the ActivityOwner.Com "sitemap" below. If you have not previously installed the ActiveX component, you will need to click through some installation prompts. If you are not able to successfully install the add-in here, try visiting the Mindjet page and installing from there.

The activeX add-in is used in the ResultsManager Dashboard Library "view" links to provide a quick way to review ResultsManager filter designs.


Click on the MindManager map image to install the Viewer and view maps through a browser

Background on the code an parameters associated with embedding maps can be found in MindManager Viewer API documentation.

4 Comments »

  1. Dale said,

    March 19, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

    Thanks, this is great! I installed the IE tab add-in, and the MindManager Browser plug-in.

  2. Synesthesia » Test of Mindmanager Viewer plugin said,

    March 29, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

    […] to ActivityOwner for pointing out how to use IE Tab with this plugin. TagsMindManager Cite as:Elve, J. E. (Mar 29, 2007). Test […]

  3. Maven Mapper’s Information » Firefox Support from Mindjet Still Absent said,

    July 26, 2007 @ 3:07 am

    […] ran across an article today describing a way to run the MindManager Viewer in from Firefox.  Basically, all you […]

  4. ActivityOwner said,

    July 27, 2008 @ 3:25 am

    As I understand it Mindjet is reworking some things on their site so the automatic installation of the viewer plugin appears to be temporarily broken. You can install the viewer by visiting this link:

    http://www.mindjet.com/media/downloads/ax-viewer/en/MjMmViewer.msi

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