Very Great tool!!, but horrible summary (intro) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This tool is fantastic, but the summary/intro for this add-on does not do it justice.
SearchWP does everything a web browser *page* keyword search should do, plus much more.

Better summary:
1. Multiple keyword highlight.
2. Multiple phrase highlight.
3. Search box remains displayed when switching between tabs.
4. Keyword highlighting is applied to all tabs.
5. Keyword highlighting is applied to a newly opened page.
6. Click one button to have keyword(s) applied to your default search engine.
7. Option to pass keywords to any of your list of search engines or online shopping sites.
8. Search box is at the top of the page.

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Note:
If you do not see your keyword search field at top of the page next to this Add-On highlight marker button, you need to right click highlight marker button, and choose "Customize". You'll see the search field listed on the "Additional Tools and Features" list. Drag the "Search" field and drop it next to the highlight button.
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Details:
1. Multiple keywords highlighting.
While typing keywords in search box, each keyword gets automatically highlighted and highlighted with different colors. The keywords do not need to be next to each other on the page for them to be highlighted.
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2. Multiple phrase highlight.
Search for multiple phrases by using quotes.
Example: "Search Add-On", "Search AddOn", "Search Plugin", "Search Extension"
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3. Search box remains displayed when switching between tabs.
I use multiple tabs a lot on Firefox, and it's very annoying when looking for a keyword on multiple open tabs, to have to press "Ctrl-F" and enter the keywords on each tab. With this add-on, you don't have to do that, because the search box remains displayed when switching between tabs.
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4. Keyword highlighting is applied to all tabs.
The add-on applies the search to all tabs, so you don't have to press apply or highlight All button on each tab.
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5. Keyword highlighting is applied to a newly opened page.
The highlighting gets applied when opening a new page or clicking on a link. This lets the keyword highlighting move automatically from link to link.
This is great when using it with a search engine.
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6. Click one button to have keyword(s) applied to your default search engine.
If you can't find what you're looking for in the currently displayed page, you can just click one button on the Add-on, and it will apply your keywords to your default search engine.
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7. Option to pass keywords to any of your list of search engines or online shopping sites.
The add-on also has menu option to let you apply your keywords to any of your listed search engines or online shopping sites.
By default, Firefox creates a list of search engines in your search options tab. The default list also includes Amazon and Ebay.
User could easily add more shopping links like (craigslist.org, newegg.com, TigerDirect.com, walmart.com, or lowes.com)
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8. Search box is at the top of the page.
Out of the top three PC web search engines, Firefox is the only one with the search box at the bottom. It didn't use to be at the bottom, and I hate that they moved it, and made it much more difficult to use.
This add-on helps me enjoy my favorite web browser, by putting search field on top.

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Possible Improvements:
(1) Should have a clear button, to clear content in the search box.
(2) I which the add-on either replaced the ctrl-f shortcut key, or had it's own shortcut key.
(3) It would be nice for it to have an option to apply the keywords to all the search engines at once with one button click.
(4) To add to above suggestion, it would be nice to have a group of search sites the keywords could be sent to. That way you could separate shopping sites from search engine sites. Or have separate group of shopping sites.

Thank you for saving my time and my eye! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's more than helpful when you want to search for and highlight multiple words across a long article or web page. Simple, Fast and lightweight (only 50 KB).
But it seems it doesn't highlight one letter for example if I'm looking for $.

reply: Thanks for your quick helpful response Eduard. Next time I'll look for option button first ;)

> But it seems it doesn't highlight one letter for example if I'm looking for $.

Actually it does! You have to set the option "Minimum length for the words to be highlighted" to "1", though. See the doumentation for more information:
https://github.com/legege/searchwp/wiki/Documentation#configuration

Wonderful Addon - but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I´ve been using this Addon for many years. In combination with another Addon "SearchBox Sync". This makes searching so much easier!
But unfortunately SearchBox Sync only sync one way. If I use Google-Website Search the terms will not be shown in SearchWP box. May be the developers can help here. However, thanks a lot for the great job they made during the last ten years!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7). 

Hi, could you please provide more information on your issue (preferably open an issue on the project page, see https://code.google.com/p/searchwp/issues/list or https://code.google.com/p/searchboxsync/issues/list respectively).

I'm using SearchBox Sync myself and I'm not aware of any compatibility issues with SearchWP.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to authors for a wonderful addon!
But ...
1. When you want to copy the text on the page, where there are highlighting by SearchWP, sometimes selection, which is made using a mouse, reset, and it is necessary to select the text again or turn off highlightings.
Please correct this, if not difficult.
2. I'd love to be able to change the colors of highlighting and increase the number of different colors. It would also be good to change the order of colors.

Best wishes and success to authors

EDIT:
Eduard, thanks for the detailed reply

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7). 

2. is already possible. Check the FAQ [1] for instructions on how to change the highlighting colors. By using the hidden setting "extensions.searchwp.highlight.tokensCount" (see Documentation [2]) you can set the number of colors that will be used (you have to specify custom colors if you use more than the default 5 colors).

1. is probably not easy, but I'll look into it if i get the time (there are other changes that need attention first, though, so it might be a while). Anyway I filed it as a bug on SearchWP's project page [3].

[1] https://code.google.com/p/searchwp/wiki/FAQ#How_do_I_change_highlighting_colors?
[2] https://code.google.com/p/searchwp/wiki/Documentation#Hidden_Settings
[3] https://code.google.com/p/searchwp/issues/detail?id=103

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Could you add opption for highlight & search whole search terms? When enabled It finds & higlight eg. elvis presley not elvis & presley seperately.
Thank you.

Sorry, quotes are my mistake, just forget it. Actually I mean an option that always search & higlight whole search term.Cutting each words for me cause lots of coloured clutter & it's hard to find exact search terms.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7). 

If you enter "elvis presley" compared to elvis presley without quotes this is the exact behaviour of SearchWP (works similar to Google search).

good addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I wish for a function about searchbox's highligt.

When page is loaded or tab is switched, searchbox's highlight changes gray(disable) If searchword is not found 'automatically'.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

This is a good idea!
It might need some thought first, because we'd need to search the page for the search terms on page load which would consequently slow down page loading times. However the perfomance decrase might be negligible in which case I don't see a reason not to implement the feature.

Your feature request is tracked on SearchWP's project page, see https://code.google.com/p/searchwp/issues/detail?id=99
You can report future feature request directly on the project pages to keep the review section clean. This also guarantees no feature request is lost.

could be better Rated 4 out of 5 stars

could add highlighting to the scroll bar as other extensions do

more importantly, word button are forgotten after browser restart - you have to click in the search bar, then click outside of it to re-buttonize the words

EDIT: thanks to the dev for his reply ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).  This user has 5 previous reviews of this add-on.

I assume you're also using the add-on "SearchBox Sync" (otherwise search terms wouldn't be remembered across browser sessions)?

Your problem is tracked at https://code.google.com/p/searchwp/issues/detail?id=98 and will be fixed in a future release.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Easy to find and search. Good.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but it's breaking some native functionality, for example I can't use the shortcut "gt"to get a google translate :-\

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Convenient to search

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

高亮我需要的内容,方便查找 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

要是能和地址栏整合到一起,不适用搜索栏就更好了,像chrome那样

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Erleichtert die Suche !!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ein gutes App , wenn man was bestimmtes im Web sucht.Jedes Wort das man im Suchfeld eintippt wird farblich makiert und so auch auf der ganzen Webseite angezeigt.Wenn man auf ein Wort klickt , springt man gleich an die Stelle der Webseite , wo es gefunden wurde.Das ganze ohne neue Toolbar !!!!!!!!!!!!
Kann man natürlich wenn es einem zu bunt wird auch wieder ausschalten.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, and please add more colors.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Finally dropped the ancient Google Toolbar. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Huge thanks... FF29 forced me to drop the ancient Google Toolbar for good and one of the "killer apps" was the ability to highlight AND find words within the current page. Now I can just use the built-in search combined with your plug-in. And it works perfectly. Awesome!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

In text areas it only highlights the current match. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

●In text areas it only highlights the current match, but not all the matches.
●Option to remember the searchbar words when customizing the toolbars and if possible between sessions after restart Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a must have for anyone who does serious Internet searches. I do accounting research for a living and SearchWP saves me time and saves my eyesight. :)

Only 1 problem I can see: the Contribute button does not work. :) Given the use I get out of this extension, I am disappointed that I can not support its development.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Feature Request Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on
There are a few things, specially point 1, that could be further incorporated:
1) Wildcard support - I often use wildcards like 'polymer*' to search in Google.
However SearchWP actually searches for the word polymer followed by a star.
It is functionally essential that this behavior be changed.
2) Support for more than five colors required for additional search terms
3) If a search term is not present in the page, the corresponding button should be greyed out.
4) Scroll bar highlighter (with corresponding colors) - This would be totally awesome.
5) Compatibility with Foobar, Omnibar or similar add-ons.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Five stars for @Velocitas workaround

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Five stars for @Velocitas workaround Rated 5 out of 5 stars

worked like a charm

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Easier way to implement workaround Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to Khun Roger for this workaround. His modification worked perfectly for this indispensable add-on. I found an even easier way to implement it:

1. Open the xpi file in 7zFM.exe.
2. Navigate to chrome > searchwp.jar > content. You don't have to extract or rename anything.
3. Right-click searchbox.xml and choose Edit.
4. Make the replacement that Khun Roger describes, window.getBrowser().fastFind --> gBrowser.selectedTab.linkedBrowser.fastFind.
5. Save the edited file and accept 7-Zip's prompt to update it in the archive.
6. Exit 7-Zip and again accept the prompt to update the archive.
7. Install the modified xpi.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2).