Drumfinator Functionality Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I am liking it so far.
I had issues with it typing backward on Facebook.To fix:
In options, add a New filter with 'Match Case'
After creating filter, Enable
Check 'Auto Replace on Page Load' and 'Replace URLs'
DON'T select 'Auto Replace every X seconds'.
It will be an issue on auto update feeds, but it is still great.!
All the stars.
Would have been great for Trump to Drumpf replacement. Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This add on makes messaging in Facebook type in backwards.
Example: If I tried to type "Hi, how are you?" It would type out as: "?you are how Hi,"
In other words after each completed word is typed, the cursor moves back to the home position.
Otherwise - this extension worked great - for replacing Trump with Drumpf.
This only happens if you enable the replace every n seconds option and have some substitution defined for Facebook or for everywhere.
But the good news is that it will be fixed in the next release.
Remove the context menu entries Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I didn't know something like this existed and it does what I want. However, it adds horrible and long entries to the right click context menus of Firefox! I really don't want them. Provide an option to remove them. This way, I'm looking for a "replacement" to this add-on, one that doesn't spam my right click menus.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.1.1-signed.1-let-fixed).
Not quite what I needed. Rated 3 out of 5 stars
would love it if I can choose "inputs only" for form element changes.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.1.1-signed.1-let-fixed).
Request Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I am happy if it can support Autopagerize.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.1.1-signed.1-let-fixed).
Good tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I use it very often, this should be in FF by defaultThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.1.1-signed.1-let-fixed).
enabling HTML replace kills vbulletin forms Rated 1 out of 5 stars
even if the string to be replaced is nonsense/not in pageThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.1.1-signed.1-let-fixed).
I wish it didn't break other stuff Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This is awesome, but when enabled a bunch of "submit" buttons stop working completely on different websites... had to disable this.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.0).
Hi, this shouldn't happen if you don't use HTML in input & output and don't enable the script substitution checkbox. Please create a new issue at https://github.com/Woundorf/foxreplace/issues or write me an email and I'll try to help you avoid the problem.
Smart idea Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Замечательная идея и неплохая реализация. Очень помогает. Можно, например, кому-нибудь из ваших "виртуальных" друзей со странными никнеймами (типа "abfyrk") сделать автозамену на более приемлемый для вас вариант (естественно он виден только вам). Или добавить небольшой комментарий/псевдоним/настоящее имя (чтоб не забыть)
Thanks. Smart idea. Autochange for all - it's cool!
会造成启用替换文字页面复制功能异常 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
可以替换页面文字，但是勾选【自动替换每1秒】时会造成鼠标选定复制文字异常，无法正常选择想复制的文字，希望核实修复！FF40。This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.0).
OK, but won't work under various conditions Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I've been using this a while, and there are some things I've noticed. One, it doesn't automatically work with Java-based pages, so sites that autoload like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube won't work on the autoloaded parts, or at all for some sites when going to a new page when you're already on that site.
Secondly, I just noticed that using a proxy totally negates the auto-replace function even when it's on. I was connected to a Japanese proxy and was surprised to find strong profanity on the page even though auto-replace was on.
However, in both these cases, right clicking the page and manually selecting "Replace with substitution list (FoxReplace)" still works.
There's also the fact that to totally remove all variations of words, you need to set up tons of very specific substitutions, because it only substitutes the string you enter. For example, if you set up a substitution for a certain four-letter word starting with "F," replacing it with a blank space, you'll probably see things like "ing," "mothering," "motherer," etc. because it's not removing the rest of the word.
Another thing that may bug you is that it also replaces forms. I set up FoxReplace to change "ising" to "izing" because I'm more familiar with the American spellings of words, but this is obviously too broad a rule, because some such spellings retain the S. So if I submit a form to a website that says "rizing" instead of "rising," I look stupid.
Just be aware of all these things.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The addons is working perfect. The only issue i encountered is that the actual text replace happens 1 second after page load and user can see the old text for a brief second.
Is there a way to fix that and do it quicker?
Thank you for your review. Unfortunately there's no way to avoid that brief second, the substitutions are applied after the page has finished loading.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It works, but it took me a couple hours of pulling my hair out, to figure out that, the replace doesn't work with something as simple as LINE BREAKS in the HTML, unless you specifically change each line break to \n
The Substitutions Replace textbox should detect line breaks in pasted text.
Nice but it doesn't work on all sites Rated 2 out of 5 stars
I use this add on to remove an offending name from the text I read. And it works nice most of the time. But it's quite a bummer that thereś apparently no replacing going on on facebook or 9gag. :(This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.16.1.1-signed).
Hi, this is a known limitation. There's a kind of workaround that is to enable the "Replace every x seconds" option.
How to replace digis numbers in youtube with empty space？ Rated 4 out of 5 stars
How to replace numbers （ any digits number :1234567890 ） in all youtube site with empty space？
I cannot configured it properly，could you show me how to do this so that it will do it everytime I load youtube URLs？
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The shortcut of FoxReplace F8 now is used by "Firefox WebIDE". So please change the shortcut by other.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.16.1.1-signed).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
really helped me.
used this addon to replace some urls in page source
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
i need a compatible version of this plugin for Seamonkey Version 2.33.1 i miss this plugin and used to use it everyday and wish to import my old list to the new browser. thank you.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.16.1.1-signed).
Thank you for your review. Seamonkey is not supported by FoxReplace and there are currently no plans to support it.
Super Powerful (Updated) Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I always like to manipulate webpages to my satisfaction. This is after all why I choose to use Firefox. This addon can do the jobs of several of my other addons, and more.
For one, I can view directly real-size embedded images instead of undersized ones. Some images end with suffix like "-600x800.jpg". An user can access the real-size ones by simply removing the dimension string from URL. Until now, I have to open the image in a new tab, and use a URL redirector to show the image I want to see. With this addon, I can save bandwidth, and load them all at once.
I also use it to override css. I used to do this with userContent.css, but this way requires restart. I especially loathe floating navbar/footer. Editing the html in FoxReplace is simpler that the old way.
Plus, I get to customize favicon, and shorten page title to save precious tab space, without installing a new addon.
My only difficulty with it is that Periodically Update URL doesn't seem to support "file:///". I have several firefox profiles and I keep them in line through the same user.js. Because I cannot set Update to a local file, I have to open up prefs.js of the profile I just changed, copy and paste the relevant entry to user.js. This is how I keep FoxReplace in all my profiles to the same setting. I wonder whether the lack of "file:///" is a bug, or an yet-supported feature.
Update: I used 0.16.1 when I wrote this review. Just like the dev said in his reply, 0.17.0b2 corrected the "file:///" bug! Thanks!
Thanks for your review. The issue you describe with the file:/// URL is fixed in the latest beta. If you want to try it, you can get it from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/foxreplace/versions/
Mostly, but not always, does what I want Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I'm using this thing to replace American English spellings (I'm not saying American English is wrong, just that I'm not from the US and prefer reading text the way I'm used to) and this mostly lets me do that, but it's not perfect.
Currently, if I create a rule to replace "dialog" with "dialogue" it does it, but it also replaces any original "dialogue" with "dialogueue". To get around this I changed the rule making "dialog " to "dialogue " (note the space). However, this creates a problem with punctuation, because if text says "dialog." or "dialog," then it doesn't get replaced. This means I have to create extra rules to cover those instances.
I'm not really a programmer so I don't know how feasible a solution is, but maybe you could add some sort of wildcard character that to cover non-alphabet characters? So "dialog#" would work the same for "dialog ", "dialog," and "dialog." etc. Or perhaps make it so that it doesn't automatically put the replacing word when it's already there.
Furthermore, it doesn't allow for capitalisation - so if I make a rule changing "center" to "centre", it also changes "Center" to "centre", and to get around that I have to make two separate rules that use 'Match case'. Some way to automatically keep capitalisation would be handy.
Finally, I've noticed that loading times build up quite a bit - if I open a couple of Wikipedia pages full of text, it freezes up for a few seconds. This is likely because I have it set to work on page load, but it's either that or make it replace every few seconds, which is unnecessary. If I could have an option to replace once, a few seconds after loading, that would be perfect.
Thanks for your time.
Hi, thank you for the review. To solve your first issue you can use whole words (click the button to the left of the replace field). As for your other suggestions, I'll consider them for future releases.