What to do if you face problems with SchemingMind Tuning.

General status

The extension is not officially supported by SchemingMind. In case you face any kind of problems with the main service, uninstall it and check whether they persist before reporting the problem to the site administrator.

Also, the extension is highly dependant on the current structure of the site interface. In case of its changes, some features may stop working. Usually I will be trying to update the extension when necessary, but it need not happen overnight. Again: if you face such issues, report the problems and disable the extension until notified about upgrade.

Problem reporting

Best place to report the problems is the Help and Support forum. Remember to mention in the title, that the problem you describe is related to the extension.

Do not report problems with the extension to the site administrators.

Known problems

If you use version older than 1.11.2, automatical updates fail to work. To correct this, just install newest version manually, clicking the Download link.

Default piece-set changing pane sometimes lacks the scrollbar. Scenario: open the SmTuning Preferences, visit the Pieces tab, click Change button displayed right to the default set name, the list displayed here sometimes lacks scrollbar. I am not sure about the reasons for this, but I suspect Firefox is misbehaving here. Workaround: use alternative method:

  • click the Open Configuration button placed in the bottom part of the same pane (it opens pieceset configuration for all variants),
  • locate Chess on the list shown (usually first item) and click the Change button in this row.

Resolved problems

See the history page for the list of resolved bugs.


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Release 2.1.1

Fixed replay of dark games.


Release 2.1.0

Zoom icons setting is sticky. Changed some per-variant pieces defaults and fixed capture chess setting being ignored.


Release 2.0.2

Rewritten to use current Firefox APIs (no more problems with signing, restartless install, new configuraton screens). Updated urls for schemingmind pieces.


Release 1.26.1

Three Checks 960 support.

Fixed a few problems happening in recent Firefox versions.


Release 1.25.0

Firefox 9.0 compatibility.


Release 1.24.1

Firefox 8.0 compatibility.


Release 1.24.0

Extension adapted to some recent website changes (especially new game list).


Release 1.23.0

Firefox 7.0 compatibility.


Release 1.22.1

Firefox 6.0 compatibility.


Release 1.22.0

Firefox 5.0 compatibility.


Release 1.21.2

Avatars removal works again.


Release 1.21.1

Fixed incorrect display of 32x32 images.


Release 1.21.0

Extension patched to work with Firefox 4.


Release 1.20.1

Extension patched to work after website changes made at Jun 7, 2010.


Release 1.19.1

Bugfix: analysis board labels were not swapped on boad flip. Better colors of conditional move and draw alerts when dark or black background is in use.


Release 1.19.0

Alerts about draw offers and conditional offers.


Release 1.18.1

Extension no longer refuses to install on Firefox 3.6


Release 1.18.0

Highlighting checks in Three Checks games.


Release 1.17.1

Support for Three Checks and Crazy Elephant.


Release 1.16.1

Fixed the bug introduced in 1.16.0 due to which many functions failed to work.


Release 1.16.0

Black and white skin added (style prepared by Ursus).


Release 1.15.0

Marked as suitable for Firefox 3.5.


Release 1.14.0

Fixed problem with no scrollbar in default piece set configuration.


Release 1.13.2

Fixed toolbar on narrow windows, added link to start new topic on top of the forum.


Release 1.13.0

Dark background option, shortening Private game note label.


Detailed history