Obsolete in latest upgrades Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, I can confirm the "lock browser" behaviour when trying to manage the engines.
Apart from that, the addon general behaviour is erratic, which is a pity, since I found Foobar a great and indispensable addon for many years.

Please, please, someone fixes it =D

Until then, I think it's better to avoid it, sadly.

Great, but seems to no longer be working on Firefox 43 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great plug-in. Recommended. Only it stopped working when I upgraded to Firefox version 43.

Extra stupid line Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Hey, in latest Firefoxes there is a first unnecessary line when typing something - moz-action:searchengine,{"engineName":"Google","input":......
That turn this good add-on into rubbish!
Please fix this bug.

Seeing same locking up behaviour as others Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like this add-on but it is locking up my browser when I choose "manage search engines". Please sort it out! (Looks like this is affecting users of Omnibar extension too).

Solid alternative Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's one of the few merged URL-search bars that easily allows me to only restrict search suggestions to when I first type in a search engine keyword, which I think is crucial for a privacy focused browser.

Meanwhile, as the previous review has noted, there are some irregular internal suggestions as of Firefox 43. In addition I also can't bring up the "Manage Search Engines" menu from the search engine list without locking up the browser interface, probably because Mozilla has replaced that with the in-browser "about:preferences#search" version.

Version 43 changes adds an extra line Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this addon, works as it claims. But after the new FF 43 Update, I seem to be getting an extra Line when I try searching through the which goes along the lines of

moz-action:searchengine,{"engineName":"Google", "input":"keywordtosearchfor", "searchQuery":"keywordtosearchfor"}

I am sort of guessing the reason from what I see, when I open Firefox without Foobar, It shows another extra line when I search with a keyword, This line used to not be there earlier, and I think that line is causing trouble.

This happens when the Suggestion PopupStyle is Simple. But when it is set to Rich. The Display works like the new FF 43, but when I tried to use the search with a keyword and selected a Suggestion it directly went to my default Search Engine with the following line:

moz-action:searchengine,{"engineName":"Google%20encrypted","input":" .....}

Might Want to fix those issues, which I am guessing is related to the new display of Search Engines in the default firefox.

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Good Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works as promised.

Possible bug Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Address bar icon get squeeze when installed together with url-addon-bar, check this image: https://i.imgur.com/zRTwqUT.png

Btw, thanks for this simple but awesome addon!

Great addon, but it's best to ditch the machine translations... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Don't get me wrong, I loved having Foobar on my Firefox. That is, until my family (who can't read English) made me switch my FF into a Simplified Chinese localized version. To my horror, Foobar is machine translated... like many unmaintained cheap smartphone apps. Now I won't be able to change the options without switching FF back to the English locale... I know it's out of good intentions but is it possible to not have this localization at all? It's creating more confusion than helping. Or at least provide a way to manually switch between languages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


A great tool for another approach to address/search bars Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've read on gHacks that "a team of Mozilla engineers is working on a prototype currently that combines the browser's address bar and search bar natively", so I decided to get in the mood with Foobar. I believe I'll be sticking on it, the one bar scheme and the dedicated Foobar. It runs flawlessly here even if I have 2 suggestions.

1- If I'm on a Web site and I perform a search the site's url in the urlbar is removed since the same bar performs all. At this time I have no way of knowing where I am (the site's url) other than reloading the page. If I clear the urlbar's content I recover the 'Go to address or search using [Default search engine]' : it would be nice if Foobar could fit in there and replace the 'Go to...' with the site's address.

2- Foobar's 'Max number of URL suggestions' is limited to 10. The setting in about:config is extensions.foobar.urlsuggestnum and I've tried pushing it up from there to 99. The result is that Foobar's option window still states 10 but in practice the limit has been raised to 15. My wish : set the max to more than 10, more than 15 : with many bookmarks there may be quite often many more than 10/15 results available.

Besides this Foobar is well thought, well built. I appreciate the search engines' keywords added to the engine's list, very useful.

Great addon. But... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have problem. Sometimes when I write queries, suggestion list shows up for 1 second and disappears leaving behind only a 1-2px height white line going across the search/address bar. Sometimes it comes back after I write (or delete) another letter. It's random but it happens quite often. Anything I can do about it? Thank you.

Good Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good work but with Firefox 37beta the drop down list of most visited web sites doesn't appear.
Please fix and then is perfect.

Bookmark keywords still not working Rated 5 out of 5 stars

FF36, Foobar 2.1.1. I tried recreating a bookmark with keyword as suggested here, http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2908241&p=14041535. I also always use a space after keywords as suggested in the thread, but neither worked. 2.0.1 still works on FF36 so I'm using it. Bookmark keywords are working with it.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Indeed, was working nicely on FF 35.
Still runs on FF 36 but completion is no more working (aka no drop down list with relevant choices)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

Fixed - Thanks for using Foobar! :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon but it's not working with Firefox 36. It's as dead as a dodo. Fix it ASAP please!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

Fixed - Thanks for using Foobar! :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello encoder,

Being paranoid with online privacy, I'd like to know if Foobar sends any queries if the option "perform search suggestions only when keywords are used" is checked and I'm writing an address without any keywords.

Other than that, great addon, certainly one of my essentials.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

Great Question

Hey - I'm sorry it took me awhile to answer this question, but I wanted to re-check the code to be sure of the answer...

And the answer is: Foobar does not send any search suggestion requests if:

- You've turned suggestions off
- You've selected "perform search suggestions only when keywords are used" and you have not used any keywords

To repeat: No requests are sent (none at all) in these cases.

Thanks for the great question - and for using Foobar!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Suggestions not working on Firefox 36 + (Firefox Beta and higher).

I can't imagine myself using Firefox without this addon anymore. So it would be a pitty if Foobar will not be fully capable when Firefox stable gets the update to ver. 36.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

I don't generally test against beta versions - I wait until the release; which, I know, means fixes come a little later than they strictly need to... But, this is fixed now, anyway - Thanks for using Foobar!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Keyword bookmarks won't work after installing this addon. ( http://lifehacker.com/196779/hack-attack-firefox-and-the-art-of-keyword-bookmarking )

Yes, the bookmarked site appears in the dropdown results. But it may be not the first one. The default behavior of Firefox is that whenever you type a keyword bookmark and press enter, the browser goes directly to the mentioned website. But after installing foobar I have to select it from those results.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

I've been unable to reproduce this issue. When I type text into Foobar that matches a bookmark keyword, I get said bookmark in my results as expected. This works even when the keyword has nothing to do with the bookmark itself - like a keyword of "xxxx" for mozilla.org.

I've done some searching, and it seems Firefox itself may have recently made some changes that effect how bookmark keywords work - perhaps that's the issue? See this thread, for example: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2908241&p=14041535

Issue about blurred favicon persists. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi, just so you know that the 2.1 version doesn't fix the problem of not displaying favicon of default search engine at HiDPI.

Besides, I also observed that when creating a new window (Menu bar -> File -> New Window), the favicon is the icon of this plugin, rather than the one of my default search engine. Here is a demonstration: http://d.pr/i/1hSfG

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