Web-based version of CrankWheel, compatible with Firefox

Welcome! If you’re reading this, you’re likely one of our new Firefox users testing out our experimental web-based version of CrankWheel.

This version is somewhat limited in functionality compared to the Google Chrome extension, notably:

  • Recording your meetings is not supported (coming April 19th!)
  • Remote control is not supported
  • You can receive Instant Demo requests, but to do so you must keep the control panel open

Since this version uses pure web technologies, there will be some prompts from the browser for permissions you need to give, that you may miss the first time around if you’re not careful:

  • When clicking on “Open CrankWheel Control Panel” there might be a prompt saying pop-ups were blocked for the site. You need to allow pop-ups from our site.
  • Soon after the CrankWheel control panel pops up, it will request permission to show notifications, if you haven’t already either granted or denied this request. Notifications are used to help you stay informed of actions happening within meetings, and to notify you of Instant Demo requests. They are optional but recommended.
  • When you screen share for the first time, if you haven’t already granted Firefox access to screen recording at the operating system level, it is possible Firefox will show a prompt asking for access. Please grant this access.
  • Each time you screen share, you need to choose what to share from a list of your screens and applications.
  • When you start recording a screen sharing session, Firefox may prompt you to ask if you want to allow access to your microphone. If you would like to record audio, you should allow this access, and you may wish to ask Firefox to remember your choice.
  • The first time a recorded session ends, Firefox will show a warning at the top of the CrankWheel control panel, saying “Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window.” You need to click “Preferences” next to that prompt, and allow pop-ups for our site, otherwise our recording preview window will not be able to open.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].