- Rated 5 out of 5by decembre, 4 years agoGood Job!
Its the best alternavie for some other addon i used a lot before.
I appreciate the « search.json.mozlz4 » automatic import (to import our old Search engine and the big configuration options page (which can be saved !)
- Rated 1 out of 5by Carottinger, 4 years agoGute Idee, vieeeeel zu komplex beim Hinzufügen neuer Suchmaschinen (keine Icon-URL - keine Suchmaschine???) - schon mal was von Usability gehört?> Good idea, way too complex when adding new search engines (no icon URL - no search engine ???) - ever heard of usability?
If you feel adding a new engine is complex, I don't think you're doing it correctly. Right-click a search bar on a webpage and choose 'Add Custom Search' from the menu. Click the Add button or Advanced -> Create to tweak the settings.
> (no icon URL - no search engine ???)
Currently, it does require a valid image to add a new search engine. Maybe it should interpret a blank url as using a generic icon instead of preventing the process from completing.
> ever heard of usability?
Yes I have heard of usability. In fact, most users find this add-on to be very easy to use. Maybe you should consider why you seem to be the exception.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13598358, 4 years agoEasy to use, super custom, can be customized according to personal habits, use the necessary extension of Firefox browser.
However, the setting interface is only one language in English. For some users in different countries, there may be certain obstacles to use. Suggestions: Support for dozens of languages around the world, custom download settings, will be the perfect!
By the way, if the right-click menu display position can also be customized (for example, you can choose to display the position under copy and paste), it is even better!
Finally, thanks to the excellent extensions of Firefox that developers bring to us!
Translate comments using translation softwareThe add-on does support internationalization. Right now there are translations for French and German. I'm always looking for contributors to translate into other languages. If anyone wishes to help, visit the support site on github and edit the files in the /src/_locales/en/ directory. (https://github.com/ssborbis/ContextSearch-web-ext/tree/native-app-support/src/_locales/en)
> By the way, if the right-click menu display position can also be customized (for example, you can choose to display the position under copy and paste), it is even better!
There is a setting for positioning the Quick Menu relative to the cursor with customizable pixel offsets. Do you mean moving the "Search for.." menu item higher in the context menu? Unfortunately, that cannot currently be done with the webextensions API
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 12655166, 4 years agoWhy search working from firefox search, but not from quick search (open main site page)?
Also can edit search engine, but can't save (auto save if is, not working)?(edit) There was an issue with 1.6.3 which prevented adding a custom search engine from the 'simple' menu. That should be fixed in 18.104.22.168.
> Why search working from firefox search, but not from quick search (open main site page)?
Are you unable to open the quick menu? The quick menu and all other content scripts are blocked on addons.mozilla.org by mozilla. If you're on linux, you might need to set ui.context_menus.after_mouseup to true in about:config
> Also can edit search engine, but can't save (auto save if is, not working)?
Are you editing from the search engine manager in ContextSearch options? There should be a Save button below the form when editing a search engine. Is that not working?
- Rated 5 out of 5by Jose Martins, 4 years agoThanks for this update (1.6.2) and its "Old Firefox Style" option. FF post 57 was sorely missing the good old search bar.
Just a couple of things I hope you'll add in future:
- close after search
- empty search bar after search
again, thank you.> - close after search
Ready for 1.6.3
> - empty search bar after search
The current behavior is to display the last search on a per-session basis. The last search should be highlighted, ready to be replaced with the first keystroke. Closing Firefox will clear the last search from the session storage. Adding the option is trivial but I'm not sure it's necessary. Specifically, what issue are you having with the default behavior?
(edit) This was not working properly under linux. Fix ready for 1.6.3
- Rated 5 out of 5by The Beard Below My Chin, 4 years agoThis one is brilliant. I tried a couple context menu add-ons and this one is like context menu on steroids. It supports GET and POST methods which opens opportunities to many other services. You can use any icons you want. And it's highly configurable, more than other add-ons. It also adds toolbar icon that acts as an alternative to the search bar which saves screen real estate.
One thing that bothers me is that modifying the default engines; removing tracking parameters for example, results in a 'name already exist' error. Which is bizarre. (edit: fixed as of v22.214.171.124... That has to be a record fast response)
2) Search button: Save search history / always show last query
3) Search button: Make autocomplete optional
4) Search button: Match browser theme
5) Search button: Support middleclick
Thanks for taking the time and listening.> One thing that bothers me is that modifying the default engines; removing tracking parameters for example, results in a 'name already exist' error. Which is bizarre.
That's a definite bug that must have popped up when I added the ability to change the name. I'll fix that today.
v126.96.36.199 should fix the problem
(edit 6-15) Ready for v1.6.1
Are you wanting to access bookmarklets from the context menu when using the option to manage search engines via bookmarks? If you have a github account, start a new topic at the support site so I can get more info.
> 2) Search button: Save search history / always show last query
> 3) Search button: Make autocomplete optional
(edit 6-14) Ready for v1.6.1
> 4) Search button: Match browser theme
(edit 6-14) Having some problems with this one. Can't seem to get color values for built-in themes like Dark. I'll keep on it.
> 5) Search button: Support middleclick
Ready for v1.6.1
- Rated 5 out of 5by marcos, 4 years agoVoltei a usar o Firefox só porque consegui encontrar essa extensão incrível, deveria vir nativa no Firefox de tanto que facilita a navegação. Obrigado ao desenvolvedor!
I went back to using Firefox just because I managed to find this amazing extension, it should come native in Firefox so much that it makes browsing easier. Thanks to the developer!
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 14025605, 4 years agoWhat a beautiful addon. I use the tiles/quick menu which I find quicker to use. Took a few minutes to set up and import my existing search engines. Dev provides full instructions so even I could do it!! And it's all working perfectly! A great must-have extension. Many thanks to the developer. Your hard work is much appreciated.
- Rated 5 out of 5by giantmarmot, 4 years agoWorks flawlessly. Really useful extension. I'm hoping that the developer will consider adding support for separators and folders. Thanks. :)
Reply to dev: Yes. Thanks. :)(edit v1.4.2)
Subfolders and separators for the context menu are live in beta for this release. Search engines can be organized from a bookmark folder after enabling the option and granting the Bookmarks permission.
Do you mean a tiered menu and separators in the context menu? I'll check it out.
- Rated 3 out of 5by LezBoyd, 4 years agoIt does what it says, lets me search through custom search engines thru the context menu, but It is unnecessarily complicated, and the reliance on a 3rd party for adding search engines is a turn-off. Else, you have to add all the fields manually, which might not be the best way for a common Joe. There are a few other extensions that let you add search engines through bookmark keywords, which seems like a very easy way and doesn't involve manual configurations or 3rd parties. I wish this was an option here.
For now, I'm using this one because its the only one I have found that supports POST, but I will be looking for alts.(edit v1.4.1)
Simplified UI for adding engines, defaults to directly adding engines to ContextSearch and prompts for installing OpenSearch engines via the API
The api isn't 3rd party. It's mine written specifically for this add-on. It just happens to be hosted on google's app engine with a generic name.
(edit) It probably could stand to be simplified a bit for novice users. The complexity comes from attempting to integrate with Firefox's One-Click search engines. If I kept it simple with bookmark keywords, the search engines wouldn't be added to the OpenSearch engines in the search toolbar. Adding OpenSearch engines requires an external URL, so the api is necessary. I'll look into adding a simple/advanced option that bypasses all OpenSearch integration and just adds to ContextSearch
- Rated 5 out of 5by philrj, 4 years agoI'm thrilled to see such a simple-yet-powerful context search extension for FF 57+ and similar to the old, unsupported Context Search plugin we all loved. Big props to dev for making this happen and thank you thank you! ;)
- Rated 4 out of 5by litrax , 4 years agoI don't give 4 stars too often but this extension, as tiny it might be, is gold.
I saw it evolving with a customizable search engine list.
The menu is very simple and lets you maintain just the needed things.
No glam and shiny settings not needed, as some of the big extensions have.
And most important: This extension adds exactly the search engines that I use in Firefox.
I don't want no preconfigured crap with baidu and duckduckgo and so on and so forth.
Just the search engines I already use over years in the context menu of my marked text on a website.
And what should I say: This is the only Firefox Add-On that fullfills this task exactly. Great work...Hah, I actually do package duckduckgo with the addon. Don't hold it against me though, I just grabbed the 10 most popular search engines ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. And thanks for the kind review.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 13943199, 4 years agoThe Quick Menu doesn't work, how do I get it to appear? The setting is enabled.
*answer to developer*By quick-menu I mean the little square with icons of all the search engines I added, and not the bottom row of the regular right-click menu. I was on facebook, and some other sites. I tried double-clicking the word and also selecting it by dragging. Is there another way to activate it?(edit 5-11)
Sorry I didn't see your edit sooner.
If you open ContextSearch options, scroll down to Opening and Closing and you can choose a method to open the quick menu.
Automatic (popup opens after selecting text)
Mouse hold (hold either the left or right button until popup appears)
Mouse click (right-click to open )
Keyboad button (press a keyboard button of your choice to open)
Does it not work on any website or just addons.mozilla.org? Mozilla disables certain add-on features on addons.mozilla.org for what I assume are security reasons. Using default settings, it should work by highlighting text and holding right-click until the menu appears ~0.25seconds.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13493718, 5 years agoSuper impressive. This is not just another context menu search extension, it's more than that! Unexpected but much appreciated features and customization. Seems to have good support and active development.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 12717852, 5 years agowhen I try to install the app, my antivirus puts it in quarantine. not happy
Developer responseposted 5 years agoYou'll have to whitelist the native app with your antivirus software. The app is not digitally signed because it costs money to license a signature, sometimes quite a bit depending on the license length and the company used. The code is available to inspect and build yourself, or you can use the Manual method of importing your search engines which doesn't require the native app.