This was the add-on I've been looking for, to have Firefox act almost identical as Safari. But it's been a buggy ride so far, disabling live previews, results in the enter key not working, trying to use the address bar as a search bar as well, results in odd Google results (it searches for google.com+typed keywords), and often, especially with twitter somehow, the page loads oddly, resulting in all other websites to not open correctly and the FF window needs to be closed. This can be resolved by disabling the automatically selecting the first result, but that's a shame, because that's basically why I need this app.
BUG??? If you check the "suggest to search for the input", the Enter key won't work for a website you never visited. But if you unchecked it, it won't auto complete the address bar(such asyou type github, it won't complete it into github.com)
Great Plugin. I always wondered why by default one has to use the down key for autocompletion in firefox, it's too far away compared to the normally used tab key. THANK YOU for writing this awesome plugin. I hope more user will begin to start using it.
I LOVE this thing! my grandmother has bad fingerjoints and this addon really helps her surf the web with less typing. She could use speech-to-text software, but she refuses because it 'makes her feel old'... even though she's 98, hahaha! XD
3.2 is what I need exactly which makes itself smarter. Better if let user define hotkey(like TAB) to navigate the search results -------------- one bug: URL autocomplete feature failed to work, neither the build-in feature or the one brought by this add-on.
Thanks a lot for this addon. I was really in need of such an addon.
You know, I had been using a similar addon (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autocomplete-manager/?src=ss) prior to FF3. The developer stopped working on that addon & since then, I was missing those features.
My request: Plz have a look at that addon to see if you can bring some of those feature to this addon. For instance, option to display bookmarks or history first in the dropdown results, lot of customization!
Meanwhile, I have a small feature request. I liked the idea of showing suggest results if there is no match; however, adding 5 keywords each time as you type in the location bar eats up a little bit of bandwidth. Dont you think so? So my request is, can you make it an option to switch on/off the keywords in each such address typing?
You can turn that feature off in the options page. You will easily find the matching options and many more to customize the add-on as your will. PS: the add-on uses google suggest api, that sends just around 200-300 bytes of data on each keyword.
Thanks for picking up on the work of Instant Preview and Speak Words (don't know if you're using the same code). And all the added options are the biggest plus of this addon, which makes it even better than Chrome's own Instant. Hope you can have time to keep improving it.
Yes, though its a difficult task to keep in sync the functionality of the two different features, namely auto complete and instant preview. I will try my best to improve this add-on so as to make it totally user friendly and useful.
Kudos for developing this add-on! As you can tell from the 5 stars, I think it's great.
I had switched to Chrome for a while but I've been trying to switch back to Firefox to support the Mozilla Project (As much as I love Google, I will happily back a free and open source project, such as Mozilla, first.)
I feel Firefox is once again very speedy and can compete with Chrome's speeds. It seemed for a bit there that Firefox was pretty slow and not getting any faster (relatively, of course. It was within a perfectly acceptable speed range, but then out came Chrome going faster.)
The only thing that kept me hanging on to Chrome now was the Omnibar that would autofill my website address I was typing in (the built in search was nice too, but I was willing to overlook that in Firefox). This add-on adds all that functionality plus some.
The preview of the address you are typing in is awesome and makes loading that page just that much faster. It also starts showing the search results as you are typing them in the URL bar. Even in Chrome this isn't the case. Normally you have to actually go to Google's page and start typing for the Google Instant feature to start happening. If you were typing a search in the omnibar in Chrome, you had to hit enter THEN see what shows up. This add-on gives you the Instant preview from the URL bar.
Sorry for being so long winded, but this is definitely an add-on I will, and do, recommend you have with Firefox.