Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A great addon. I am surprised why it is used by just 800 odd people and has been rated only 4 stars. I have added this addon to my collection of search related addons and have recommended it highly.
I have a few more suggestions to make this addon even better.
1. Tooltips to show the names of search engines. This would be extremely useful for me and many others who use multiple search engines from the same website, therefore which have the same logo. For example - I use Google News, Google Finance, Google Search for results within the last 24 hours and Google Blog search; All of these search engines have the same logo, so I am not able to differentiate between them. A tooltip would be most helpful.
A competing addon i.e Fastest Fox provides tooltips but lets you put only 7 search engines on the pop up grid, while I use 25. You should take a look at it. The extension also gives you a very small box in which you can enter your search engine shortcut to search with an engine which does not appear in the grid.
2. Hotkey to show the grid and freeze it. This way we can press multiple buttons one after the other to search with many search engines at once. This would have the potential to make your addon useful for simple as well as heavy duty searching and might make the "Search on engine change" redundant.
Keep up the great work.
Thank you for your suggestions.
I've implemented your first suggestion. Though i personally prefer to alter the icon of the search engine itself to have a different look. But that's quite a tedious procedure, especially if you are using that many search engines.
About your second suggestion: i'm not sure if i'm getting you right, but Selected Search can already do that. In its default configuration, after selecting once you can do multiple searches by using the middle button.