Rated 4.7 out of 5
4.7 Stars out of 5
- by Firefox user 16372343, 11 days agoRated 5 out of 5Version 1.26.1 works great. The last three updates (1.27.1, 1.27.2 and 1.27.3) do not work on some search engines, in particular on Yandex, Dogpile and some others - just a blank page opens.
Therefore, I remain on the old version.
Unfortunately, I don't have an account on GitHub and I'm not an experienced user, but I can add here: I found that all search engines on version 1.27.4 work fine in the Quick Menu, but Yandex, Bing, Startpage and Dogpile do not work in the Context menu.
Yes, everything is exactly as You said - I have an orange FF marker on those search engines with which there are problems.
Developer responseposted 11 days ago(edit3 - 10-19-2020) Were you searching a folder or a single engine when you observed the problem last? I've uploaded v1.27.5 which fixed the same problem v1.27.4 did, but when searching a folder as well.
(edit 2) Thanks for the reply. I thought the bug fixed in 1.27.4 would take care of your issue, but there must be another bug. I've tried all the engines you mentioned, but I'm getting good search results using the context menu now. Could you open ContextSearch options -> Search Engines and tell me if you see an orange (FF) next to those engines you're having issues with? If not, could you edit one of them and paste the template / method / etc info? It could help narrow down the problem.
(edit) Nevermind, version 1.27.4 going up. Context menu was not working with Firefox engines
Would you mind opening a ticket at the support site or editing your reply here? Some users seem to be experiencing problems with the latest builds and I could use some input on what exactly is going wrong. I tried adding Yandex to my install and had no problems, and troubleshooting is difficult when I can't replicate the bug.
- by Afzal, 12 days agoRated 1 out of 5Constantly breaks and stops working.
Most recent bug (browser restart fixed for now): highlight text, pick search engine from menu (added as normal browser search plugins), and opens New Tab, which is blank. Happened with all search plugins. Started happening mid-way through brosing session.
I had another similar bug earlier (2-3 months ago), but only happened on Google Maps plugin, all others worked. A broswer restart didn't fix it either, but everything went back to normal after some weeks. I cannot remember if I got the same empty New Tab page.
Developer responseposted 12 days ago(edit 10-19-2020) There was a series of bugs in 1.27+ that caused non-imported Firefox engines ( those in the Firefox search bar ) to not work in the context menu or when searching folders from the quick menu, instead opening blank tabs. That should be fixed for the most part. I'm waiting on confirmation from other users, but my results are good. If you're still having issues after updating to v1.27.5, let me know.
I'm usually pretty quick to fix a bug if I know about it. If you can give me specific behavior that's causing issues, I'll look into it.
- by nitestocker372, 5 months agoRated 3 out of 5I really like this add-on for Firefox, but I found out it makes my surfing lag and locks up some pages even when I'm not using it so I have to disable it from time to time.
- by hg42, 7 months agoRated 5 out of 5(not sure where my old review has gone...)
Definitely one of my top extensions. Adds a lot of efficiency to searching. Unfolds it's real potential, if you use a lot of search engines for more specific searches. Very nice and competent developer, he always had an open ear for useful suggestions. Keep in mind: Mozilla is blocking several possibilities for such an extension, so there may be some quirks. Being a developer myself, I can assure you, the developer does his best to circumvent such problems.
- by Firefox user 12323397, 7 months agoRated 3 out of 5When this add-on is enabled, Speedometer 2.0 score will drop significantly
What's going on?
Developer responseposted 7 months ago(edit)
I took another look at how Speedometer 2.0 works and why the slowdown. It's not actually a content script loading issue. The page simulates a ton of click events. Every click event triggers a very light "menu close" event and method. When the addon gets flooded with hundreds of simulated click events per second, it bogs down the page. It's nothing you'd experience in a real-world situation. The Speedometer rating flat-out misleading.
This addon injects content scripts into iframes to maintain most if not all function when searching text inside iframes.
When testing using Speedometer 2.0, content scripts are being loaded into the iframe every refresh. If that iframe refreshes 480 times, or whatever the actual count is, it adds up.
For reference, I ran tests while injecting this addon's code into the iframe, or not -
with iframe injection: 29.41 runs/min
without iframe injection: 63.66 runs/min
- by tomncar , 8 months agoRated 5 out of 5Probably Top on my list of addons :o) Just love how you can just right click on any Site with a search box and add it to your list of search engines.
Hate that Google default is US ! Nothing against the US but by default a lot of the results are completely irrelevant to me .
Just so pleased . Thankyou
- by Firefox user 13599083, a year agoRated 5 out of 5This addon is great but is it possible to run all search engines in folder at the same time? Just like default in Firefox by "Search in all tabs". Similar solution in ContextSearch web-ext is missing and you must click again and again to use all search engines included in folder.
2nd thing is hotkey assigned to search engine. Is it possible to make not a single letter but e.g. 2-letter / 3-letter phrase?
Developer responseposted a year ago> This addon is great but is it possible to run all search engines in folder at the same time?
When using the popup menu, yeah ( context menu folders have no usable click events ). Clicking the middle mouse button on a folder will search all engines in the folder with the current search terms and send the results to background pages. You can change this behavior in Options -> Quick Menu -> Search Actions -> Folders column.
> 2nd thing is hotkey assigned to search engine. Is it possible to make not a single letter but e.g. 2-letter / 3-letter phrase?
Not currently. Be aware, the hotkeys only work with the quick menu opened. If you're looking to select text and press a key to immediately perform a search, you might want to open the qm using the keyboard method ( using CTRL for instance ) and then you can press your preferred search engine hotkey to execute a search. If you're looking for more functionality, consider opening a thread on the github support site.