169 reviews for this add-on
  • 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.
    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!
  • 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.
    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
  • 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
  • Great add-on. I made an improvement to it so it can mimic even more the defunct Google Toolbar. The diff file is available here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B57mZRKGfNrnWW5qbG1PUUhZeDg/view?usp=sharing
  • A kiss excellent addon =)

    Here it won't work anymore with addon's default prefs and 'Organize Search Engines' addon installed. It's like it was simply bypassed, see:
    1. If 'browser.search.showOneOffButtons' = true, search field doesnt show at all
    2. If 'browser.search.showOneOffButtons' = false, search field shows and cannot be hidden.

    Firefox 34.0.5
  • Great add-on, sadly had to downgrade due to the problem of bookmark keywords not working in 2.1
  • When opening a new window,the search icon is lost,and it displays a wrong search icon.
  • In v2.1 keyword searches from the address bar do not work. Also I don't know if it is intentional or not but the foobar icon is shown instead of the search engine provider icon in the address bar.
  • The latest version, 2.1, stops cybersearch from working and prevents speed dial numbers from working in the address bar
  • Seems like no matter what I try, it only gives me the default Google search suggestions (or DuckDuckGo in the case of 2.1) for all of my search engines. The built-in search box gives me the proper suggestions however :s

    Great add-on overall but unfortunately proper suggestions are my top priority.
  • This Add-on always uses Google suggestions, even if the search engine is not google. This bypasses privacy measures, e.g. when the default query is sent to DuckDuckgo - the suggests are still from google
    If a search engine provides a suggestions provider, that provider is used by Foobar. If not, I use a default provider - which used to be Google's, but is now DuckDuckGo's (as of v2.1).
  • Great extension. Seems the author is no longer reachable and no update in almost a year.
    Would like to have the ability to resize the search/address bar in the options.
    New update (v2.1) has been submitted for review, and should be out soon. I haven't included a way to resize the address/search bars, however, as I don't think this particular feature fits with Foobar's goal, which is simply to combine the 2 bars together. Thank you, however, for the suggestion - and for the great review :D
  • A must have for everyone!
  • Even I made it 50 it shows 13.
    The maximums are now 10 each for both search and history/bookmark suggestions - for a total of 20. I chose these numbers for a few reasons, like search suggestion providers only returning a max of 10 suggestions, and Firefox's UI really only being able to handle displaying 10-20 results in the suggestions dropdown (10 for the 'Rich' style, 20 for 'Simple').

    Note: this change has been made in v2.1, which is currently submitted for review.
  • I really like this add-on because works really good
    thank you for that.
  • Love the add-on. I have been using it since I found it a few years ago, but do you think you can make it restartless? I find it annoying to restart the browser after installing add-ons (not a inhibitor, just annoying).
    Thank you for the great review :D

    When I rewrote Foobar for version 2.0, I tried making it restartless via the Add-on SDK, but it wasn't possible at that time, because Foobar integrates too deeply with Firefox.

    However, restartless addons have come a long way since then, and may now (or soon) support the functionality I need to make Foobar restartless. I'll keep my eye it, and maybe 3.0 will be restartless :P
  • Nice. It is this or Omnibar if you want to get rid of the search box.
  • Great! Fixes search from address bar in Firefox 23+.
  • Great, just what I was looking for!
  • Very nice!The Omnibar always responds slowly.

    It seems there is no change when selected the Rich/Simple style for suggestion popup.
    Hopes can add/modify search engines.
  • Works great!
    Since 2.0 this extension is better then Omnibar because it handles suggestions the proper way.
    (Otherwise they are very similar and I pick one that works with current aurora channel build)

    [bug?] How do I multi-search? There is a "separator" char definable in options so I assume this should be possible?
  • Does exactly what is says.

    One small issue. A feature I like from the standard Firefox URL bar is that if I begin typing, a list of results from my browser history is displayed. If I mouse over a result and press "delete" - that result is removed AND removed from my browser history, whereas with Foobar the result is removed but remains in the browser history.

    Regardless, it's a nice addon!
  • It is much better than omnibar. Especially with duckduckgo, it lets duckduck go show suggestions and results while omnibar doesn't.
  • This one is cool
  • Using ff23 beta7, it always uses the search suggestions taken from google, even if I search using a different one. 5 stars if this is fixed :) would also love the possibility to choose the search provider from the context menu of a selected text. Thanks for your work!