- Rated 5 out of 5by Frank Sproede, 5 years agoGreat extension with a little bug: The bookmarked searches only work when the browser locale is set to en-us.
It would be nice if you could add a placeholder for the complete URL and an option to use searches without a selection in the page and link context. Ex: https://web.archive.org/web/*/~$U$~ could open an archived page.
Edit: Thanks a lot for the quick update. 5 stars now. :)
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13583646, 5 years agoSearched a long time for an extension with this functionality. Works flawlessly.
- Rated 4 out of 5by DetachedScreen, 5 years agoif only were a way to use the already existing search engines instead oftrying to build from scratchUnfortunately the new API does not allow the add-ons to access the search engines.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 12923820, 5 years agoWhen enabled, Firefox starts to increase CPU load for about 40%. Even when I have Firefox window on background. I had to disable it and restart Firefox and my CPU load is back to normal.It could be from the Firefox add-on installer. Please let me know the outcome in case you will try to install again.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13416936, 5 years agoДля новой версии Firefox лучше не найти добавления поиска в контекст меню
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13498499, 5 years agoWorks like a charm !
Searched an add-on like this for a long time (used one similar on Chrome) and finally found this one.
Easily 5 stars.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Tom Adler, 5 years agoBonus points for customization of the text and of the folder name.
It doesn’t read the bookmarks in my case though, and I cannot debug this because of obfuscated source code.
At least my security concerns are lifted: I forgot that Mozilla Team reviews the code of extensions.We have to provide the source code and the method of obfuscation to Firefox team. They review the code for each version and also ensure that the obfuscated code is generated from the source code.
The folder should be located in "Bookmarks Menu". Not in other folders such as "Bookmarks Toolbar", "Other Bookmarks", ...
- Rated 5 out of 5by tipar, 5 years agoLast night a DJ saved my life. Awesome, very customizable and intuitive, 100% user friendly. Some searches as Rottentomatoes or Metacritic do not seem to work. I have done it manually too and nothing happens. A 5 either way. EDIT: after a week I found the way to add the searchers by myself. Just thinking; maybe add some hotkeys to automatize and do faster the searchers so we do not have to actually right click on the selected word.
- Rated 4 out of 5by End User, 5 years agoNice, but:
1) Is it possible to cache favicons? It's not too smooth to see and wait them loading.
2) Why it is necessary to duplicate engines? I must add an engine both into Firefox and this addon. EVERY TIME!
- Rated 5 out of 5by svan71, 5 years agoI really miss context search x and add too searchbar prior to 57. Please add Newegg.com Best Buy and Micro Center to search options.The default list of search pages is meant to be an example of how the add-on could be used.
You can add them manually in the Options page for the add-on or by using the add-on button from the Firefox menu bar.
If you wish to add them manually the addresses are:
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13447600, 5 years agoNice extension. Would it be possible to add open selected text in a new tab?
Something that just opens the highlighted text
(whatever it is and however it is formatted) in a new tab.This could be quite difficult because the formatting could be inherited from different places in the page and also from different files.
Otherwise it is simple to show the text with generic formatting.
I will think about it.
- Rated 4 out of 5by MrGlasspoole, 5 years agoI was always using 'pastego' for the old search bar:
I don't like the new search bar.
You need to make a right click > paste > select engine.
With the old old search bar and 'pastego' you also need to select the engine first.
If your Add-on would have a button we could click and then select the engine like we do in the context
menu and search for what is in the clipboard it would be perfect.
It also means there would be less work because adding all the engines only to your Add-on and no need to add them also to the Firefox 'one-click search engines'
- Rated 5 out of 5by Chao, 5 years agoWould you add an option to open the new tab next to the current one? Thank you.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firebreathing, 5 years agoA marvelously designed extension! Thank you.
Can you put your extensions on GitHub so that issues can be raised there?
Also, can you have the extension store the favicons? Loading them each time is fairly slow.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Thanos Massias, 5 years agoThis is a very useful addon.
One minor feature I'd like to suggest is trimming trailing spaces from the selection. You get such spaces in the selection when you double click on a word.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13321256, 5 years ago...In the context menu. Is it a method to remedy it by myself? If not could you please put a look? Thanks for the work.Edit: you can specify now (in version 1.18) an address for the icon of each search website.
This website does not have the icon in the standard place. It sets the icon in the code. I am not sure how to automatically obtain the icon in this situation.
Other solution will be to optionally specify the icon location for each website in the list. I added this to my to-do list.
- Rated 5 out of 5by 玄清介, 5 years agoon Firefox 57 beta, cannot export settings
can you fix it?
setting export is ok on version 1.12, fx 57 beta 6I have just tested the export/import in Firefox 57 and I could not find any problem. I also added a website with Chinese characters in the domain name and it worked. Maybe the problem appears only under certain circumstances? Please let me know if you find a clue.
- Rated 5 out of 5by streetwolf, 5 years agoIcons can be gotten. I asked the same thing of another search context menu developer and he found a way to do it. Check his add-on here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/contextual-search/?src=searchThank you for the tip.
The API was updated and the icons are allowed now. I uploaded version 1.10 supporting icons.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 12681164, 6 years agoI replaced my old not correctly working context search plugin with this one and have no problems. The only thing I would kike to see as an improvement would be syncing the search sites list thru Firefox SyncI added the sync feature on my to-do list. I never used sync and didn't thought about it.
- Rated 1 out of 5by MS_TO, 6 years agoThis is an obviously useful add-on. I used to use "Context Search" but it is not being maintained and will be incompatible with FF 57+ so must find a replacement. "Selection Context Search" seems the best option but it needlessly complicates the method for adding search engines. FF already has a method for adding search engines via mycroftproject.com. I have a large set of search plugins that I have already curated and it would be daunting task to do this over again, especially by the method implemented in for this add-on.
Selection Context Search requires me to know the URL path for the search engine and gives me no hints as to how to find this info. Whereas, Context Search just used the already installed search plugins from MyCroft. And it is not even clear to me how I would add a search engine to Selection Context Search.
Why implement an entirely different and far less user friendly method of adding search engines when you can just use the search plugins that the user has already installed?
I hope the developer of this plugin will update this extension to use the existing search plugins. That is how it should work, logically. There is no need or value in implementing any other method of adding search engines. In fact, it detracts from the usability of the extension.This add-on is not what you need. Some people have different needs than you.
I, for example, need a list of custom queries on the same website. Just a few parameters of the query are different. Also I need to quickly add or modify these search queries.
I your opinion, I should go on Mycroft and create about 20 plugins, all mostly identical. Then download them. Then every few days add a new plugin there or modify one of my plugins? So which solution is friendlier for the people with the same needs as me? This add-on or Mycroft?
Your review is like someone rating negatively all the trucks because he doesn't need a truck.
Edit: If really there is no add-on using the Mycroft plugins then I could create a separate add-on to use them.