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It used to be a great addon but now I have no idea how to use it.
I just can't figure out how to get around the infamous "substitution" error because I have no idea what is meant by it if I already filled out the whole substitution page.
Please make this addon userfriendly again. I don't want to need a university diploma to use this addon.
i want to like this, i want it to work. but setting up the rules for a substitution only ever gives me an error that i need to add one even when if tried adding one...
It do its work and also make a webpage totally unusable. Maybe due to 1.0.0. version, ESR won't accept anything newer.
...it doesn't work with embedded Twitter tweets. At all. Even doing the manual "replace with substitution list" does absolutely nothing. I think this used to work, but not anymore.
Anytime I try to input a word to replace in the autoreplacer, it tells me I need to add at least one substitution even if I have already done so.
I wish it also had the ability to
* search for patterns without replacing them
* highlight the search term in the page
* substitute one word at a time
太棒了。不過希望能加入除了Auto、Manual、Auto&Manual 以外的 "Delay after loading" or "Delay after 10 Seconds"。有些網頁載入太慢，部分Auto反應太快會導致網頁開啟不完全。
This extension is extremely useful sometimes, especially for making screenshots for technical documentation.
The description is missing the fact that F9 calls the Fox Replace menu in the side panel.
This addon makes the web more usable. A simple automatic Find/Replace to turn every instance of Trump to Turnip.
I have searched for this type of extension but there is nothing comparable. Easy to add, edit, move the terms, making too easy to operate.
It was a clever extension
Another awesome tool lost to Firefox's breaking everything :(
I had high hopes but it turns out the replacement is done after page is fully loaded and scripts are executed, which renders the replacement useless.
but doesn't work anymore with FF 55.0.3. on MacOSX
I'm able to replace "per cent" with "percent" in articles that insist in using "per cent" as I found myself pausing between "per" and "cent." I want to be able to replace "200 per cent" with "200%," though. (without quotes and comma), but don't know how.
But I'm fine with what I have so far. Thanks!
The add-on does not work reliably under FF 54.
Like others have already mentioned, the last version makes the FoxReplace button disappear.
I had to downgrade to v0.17.3 and to disable automatic addon-updates, but at least the addon works again.
with Ver 1.0 of the addon, restoring the FF-interface to default via the customize menu makes the button appear again, but only until you restart firefox. Then the button is gone again.
Reinstalling addon does the same (after restart the button is gone.).
Since I apply my substitutions onclick rather than on pageload, the button is necessary.
I have installed the plugin, get the button in "customize" click on the button... No reaction.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin. Now i have no button in "customize"... :-(
The button doesn't do anything unless you define some substitutions in the options (you can access them from the little down arrow in the right of the button). I don't know why you don't see the button now, though.
Considering the way I use this program...frequently turning it on and off...I find it almost unusable without the button working! When is the button getting fixed!?
If you mean that the button is not appearing, then it's a weird problem that happens to some users but not others. I don't know what is the source of the problem, there are some possible fixes that have worked for other users:
1. Restart Firefox
2. Uninstall and then install again FoxReplace (maybe with a Firefox restart in between to be sure)
3. As a last resort, use the "Restore defaults" button in the Customize menu
In some cases it has been fixed with option 2 and in others with option 3.
in the new version I can enable the auto replace option and the webpages dont lock up.
thanks to e10s.
and thanks to you for making it e10s compatible
I use this extensively to replace military and scientific acronyms with plain meanings, among other uses, and it makes my work so much easier.
I must concur with a previous review that--recently, (perhaps due to a Firefox update, perhaps not)--on Firefox start or restart the icon does indeed disappear and is nowhere to be found. The only way to make it appear again is to go to Firefox "Customize" and "Restore Defaults" which means I have to tediously put *all* my Firefox addons' icons back where they belong. Every. Single. Startup.
Uninstalling and re-installing the addon does *not* cause the icon to reappear, even in the "Customize" screen--unless I click "Restore Defaults." Disable addon, restart Firefox, enable addon, and permutations thereof, similarly fail to reveal the icon. Anywhere. This means that--without a visible icon--the only way to access the "Preferences" window, or to enable/disable text replacement, is to click FoxReplace "Preferences" in the Firefox "Addons" screen.
I use Firefox 54.0-1, 64-bit--the most recent version for Arch Linux.
Three stars with this maddening flaw, five stars if it is ever fixed.
UPDATE: The developer, Marc, responded promptly, and pointed out that there is a FoxReplace Menu option in the Firefox "Tools" menu, (which I failed to notice as my Tools menu is extensive and rarely used). As this has the same functionality as the icon, and is easily accessible, I will give the addon the five stars it deserves.
Thank you, Marc, for your hard work on this addon.
I you have to do it every time you start Firefox then it's a lot worse than I thought. Sorry for this problem.
I don't know which is the cause of the problem since it has not happened to me in any computer. The thing that has changed is that previously it was created statically and now it's created dynamically. This is just one step in the path to switching to WebExtensions, the only thing that will work since Firefox 57, planned for November. The way that the button is created will change again soon, when it is created directly with WebExtensions. I hope the problem will not happen anymore then.
On a side note, there is another way to access the things in the toolbar button: there is a FoxReplace submenu under the Tools menu which has the same items. It's less accessible than the toolbar button but more than the Preferences button in the Addons screen.
It suddenly stopped working properly since this addon was last updated.
· FoxReplace icon disappeared from the browser
· When loading a page, words and phrases before replacement are displayed for a moment are displayed
I do not know what was blown out and made such a strange update, but since it is inconvenient to use, please return.
The last update was necessary to be multiprocess compatible. It was also the first step to continue to work in Firefox 57, but at least two more updates will be required for this, and bigger changes will be made.
I don't know why the icon disappeared, but you should be able to add it again. And regarding the other issue, it also happened with previous versions for some users; I will try to improve it in later versions.
Sorry for the inconveniences at the moment.
I like the fact there's a lot more that can be done other than simple word replacement, and that it's (like it should be) very lightweight. However (and likely this has been mentioned before, but I just couldn't bother to search the reviews), there's a check box at the bottom that I can't read because the window's just a leeetle too small to fit it, and the program window size is not adjustable- so while I can check or un-check the box, I have no idea what it's for ;)
There's one trick: the window is not resizable if you open it from the options button in the addons manager, but if you open it from Tools -> FoxReplace -> Options or from the toolbar button then it's resizable.
One micro-remark is about html-replacing mode: it's not clear whether it's possible to do multi-line matching with dot. For instance, .*<\/sometag> doesn't match multi-line contents for me.
In typical regex there exist directives that do that, but not clear whether they are somehow supported here.
edit: found a trick to solve this with [^]*<\/sometag>. Only dot is killed by multi-line in regex, all other patterns work well.