Rated 5 out of 5 stars

my best add-on only one thing made me unhappy

when activating copy on selection the copied text lack formatting

for example : if you copy javascript or phpcode using selection the formatting of text is lost and text is displayed inline

any way i can fix this manually or plugin update ? thanks for this great addon

Thanks! Yes, I decided that copying plain text is much more useful than copy HTML format, as the latter is available with Ctrl-C anyhow, and frequently I copy-n-paste into email and would not want format of text. As auto-copy I have to choose a format, so plain text was chosen.

To do HTML, I might add an option. In the meantime, despite that the code is copyrighted, you're hereby authorized to go edit the following file on your computer(s) in this specific way: Go to your FF profile directory (Google it if you need), open file extensions\fastestsearch@mingyi.org\resources\fastestsearch\lib\main.js, search and find the line
clip.set(text, 'text');
change the 2nd 'text' to 'html'. Save it, restart FF, that's it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The most useful addon in my daily usage. It has a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, Fastest Search becomes indispensable.

Long live the trolls Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The feedback b4 mine can be used as a very accurate example to explain what is trolling. This is by far the best addon on its category. A lot of features while it is flawless from early versions which is really amazing. Having buttons for prev next is not only unnecessary but in contrast with the scope of it. Fastest -> you type and starts showing results, no menu to open or anything. Implementing buttons on that is stupid. What is faster after you type to go to mouse, find menu and click or just to press f2/f3?? If he is referring to the alternative version of searching using the popped menu after ctrl-f again stupid since if you want that is the exact behavior you had (and still have) without the use of the addon so use that! Maybe instead of checking irrelevant things and making racist comments he should have spent his time reading the guide but then what kind of troll would he be?

This addon has really become indispensable on my heavy daily use of ff, even if i still didn't find the time to implement its features in full extent. I really hope the developer continues to maintaining it.

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Thanks for the support - and yes, I will support this addon in the foreseeable future as I use it myself daily, or hourly, or every few minutes I browse the net. :)

Don't worry about this foul-mouthed reviewer - I'm certain such behavior is not going to be tolerated by the review moderators. I'm glad that there are many people smart enough and passionate enough to love Fastest Search, makes my effort worth it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Promising a lot and keeping the promise..

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic add-on without compare.
Mingyi ignore the previous reviewer who called it mediocre. It is not even on the same planet as mediocre.
Thanks for developing Fastest Search for us.
People you should donate if you use this add-on.

Thanks for the support! I had an analogy once about this situation: Let's say I made cookies and put them on a stand for people for free. Most liked them and were grateful, some didn't like them and just left. But there were just some rarities, they didn't like the free cookies for whatever good or purely personal reason, and they felt obliged to come back to the stand, put up a sign that said "this cookie doesn't taste good!". Maybe they felt like superheros saving the world from bad free cookies?

Thank you for liking my cookies and put a thank you sign at my stand. For those that had to come back and bark at my stand, they really should consider just put down the cookie and leave. Such behavior will not encourage people making more free cookies ...

Loving this addon. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yet another extension that stops me from ever considering switching to Chrome. This addon makes searching so convenient. Very well thought out and highly customizable. Please keep this going, I'll now be lost without it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

ӨТЕ ЖАҚСЫ! Бұл программаны ұсынамын. Ол өте пайдалы. Жазушыға мың да бір рахмет. What an amazing add on. This does exactly what I want and way more. I am very impressed. A lot of great work has gone into this app. My friend started using fire fox because of this add on.

I use this for my language learning. When I am making flash cards, I can quickly opne up a tab with the english dictionary, a turkish dictionary, a google image search, a couple of example sentence tabs, and an audio search all with a few strokes of the keyboard. This saves me lots of time for every card I make.

Thanks for the kind review! Nothing makes me happier than knowing that FS helped saving people much time or converting to using Firefox!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing array of features. It takes a few minutes to figure some of it out, but it does everything I wanted.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing add-on, and that's even just scratching the surface. The quick search icon saves me innumerable copy-paste actions a day. I look forward learning the full power of the options. Thanks.

Great addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just great

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon!! Needs a bit of a learning curve to get the most of it but it sure is worth it. Once you get a hold to it, browsing with firefox feels more natural, smooth and, of course fast. A must have! Mil gracias Mingyi Liu!!

☞ My top favorite!! ☜ Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have added "Fastest Search" to my ♥ top favorite list! ♥ Because it does everything I wanted and more!

What makes it best from the rest, is its ability to highlight all the selected, matched words I choose, or even Sentences in a webpage, and it finds them all!!
And also if you click on the red Highlighted text on the Right of the page, it can automatically Takes you to the other match results found on the Page! Wow!

Now, In comparison to "Scrollbar Search Highlighter", which most of the times can Not find the same [sentences] more than 1 time and also It can't find all the matches as perfectly as "Fastest Search".! :-)

I've tried this addon on Fiverr, where I wanted to find specific user comments, for more than One time, inside the whole page, and "Fastest Search" did an Excellent job!!
It saves me a lot of time, Every Time!!

Thank you very much guys fro creating this amazing app! ★★★★★

Thanks for the kind review! Glad that the addon's very helpful for you.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

"Fastest Search" is an accurate description of this extension. Extremely useful and user friendly. I would recommend it to every Firefox user.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

[Exception... "The expression cannot be converted to return the specified type." code: "0" nsresult: "0x805b0034 (TypeError)" location: "<unknown>"]

everytime ,i see this warning, i can't use this add on

Hmm, never seen that and can't tell much at all from the error message. Can you let me know your OS, FF version (or if you're using Palemoon). Would you also please disable all other addons and then try FS again and see if it works? If it does, then enable other addons one by one and you'd find which addon is conflicting with FS.

Stellar extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well done, Mr. Liu. Fastest Search does so much in the most elegant way. New users might be confused or even annoyed by the SearchBox (which can be disabled), but they'll soon discover its power.
Two requests: an option to disable the dragging trail line, and an option to open new tabs (with dragging) next to the newest tab, not the currently active. If I create a new tab and then another one, I'd want all new tabs to the (far) right and not in between.

Thanks for your amazing extension, everyone should get it.

Thanks for the glowing review! I wholeheartedly agree that everyone should give SSB a chance as they can all benefit from it (despite that like you said, some do not like it at first).

For the requests - they're reasonable, but low priority on my list. I would like to see more such requests before I implement them - it's mainly because I really have too many things at hand right now...

New tabs on right side & Metacritic search engine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I thought the new tabs usually opened on right side in earlier versions (didn't they?) and then recently it changed, thats why I was confused.

About MC: its listed 8 times in my search engines, screenshot oi58.tinypic.com/314c9ad.jpg
After I delete it, it appears again after I close and open the search engines window one more time.

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I'll provide an option to open tab on right again, despite that I'm convinced that opening on left is better.

I don't know how that 8-time MC issue showed up. I might need you to email me to reproduce error or test fix. Pls email using the addon page's "Support E-mail" link.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Another great search add-on!

Merci, Thank you, Vielen Dank, Gracias ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Je viens de découvrir cette magnifique extension hier;
je peux déjà dire que j'apprécie 2 choses: 1) la Smart Search Box, vraiment très paramétrable, et hyper-facile d'accès par popup2) la fonction de filtre par Ctrl-Shift-F ( ou Ctrl-F pour les inconditionnels !), qui permet, notamment, de filtrer dans un énorme fichier log ( visites de sites, etc...)
M. Mingyi Liu est un super développeur, des extensions comme celle-ci, j'en veux tous les jours ! ... Merci.
PS: une suggestion pour améliorer la fonction filtre des fichiers logs, qui se terminent par .txt (ou .log ?): ne pas afficher les x caractères (x est un paramètre) avant la chaine recherchée, mais uniquement les caractères précédents jusqu'au caractère "nouvelle ligne" ou la séquence "CR+LF"...plus facile à demander... qu'à faire !Christophe http://ressources.fr.cr

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.29.1-signed). 

Thanks for your kind review! I used SSB to translate and understand it. :)

Simply Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have no recollection of installing this add-on to my PC. However it got there, I love it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.29.1-signed). 

Someone must've installed it for you then. Glad that you like it!


By Far the most comprehensive extension I have found. It will replace many addons I have now and will DEFINITELY IMPROVE THE SPEED and specificity of my searches. Thank you Mr. Liu. YOU, Mingyi, are the REAL DEAL. I support and salute you!

*****Additional thoughts:
"UGLY..." Reviewer: TAKE NOTE, IF YOU WILL, of the following "Note to Developer"...

BTW, I wrote this before I read Mr. Liu's response to your "ugly..." review.

Note to Developer:

Mingyi, the intricate thought patterns, logic, and scale of sophistication you incorporated into "Fastest Search" as well as your ability to pack SO MANY PRECISION tools into ONE Add-on, is a clear demonstration that you are superior in your field. (As Spock might say: "...He clearly possesses a superior intellect.")

You even built your on tools!!?? MAN!


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.29.1-signed). 

Thanks for your enthusiastic review! Such appreciation makes me feel all my efforts was worth it.

UPDATE: Thanks for standing up for me too! :) I appreciate your taking the time and effort to defend FS, which can truly be appreciated the more one uses it. At least that reviewer did mention that FS has many many features. And after seeing my reply and your post, he removed his review (perhaps agreeing to our points?). Regardless appreciate both actions from you and the reviewer!