where you get: "404. That’s an error. The requested URL /images was not found on this server. That’s all we know."
Since the author didn't respond, I wrote my own extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-image-ssl/
It offers these benefits:
- enhanced privacy, because ie/oe/rls parameters (see above) are removed from URL
- updated icon, hence easier to distinguish within Firefox' search settings
- size info overlay band/stripe at each image's lower end (saves clicking Tools -> Show sizes)
- Google typically detects localization correctly on its own, hence no locale added to URL
- cleaner URL is easier to edit, if required ;)
great help to search images
Size option? Other tools?
This is exactly what I need. Immediately searching for a picture by keywords. No right click menu madness, just the search bar in its clean functionality.
Used it for years, but now it's not working due to 404. Had to use "Add to Search Bar" to add Google Images back again.
Untrusted SSL connection warning, and if you bypass the warning you get a 404 page. Google Image Search has changed their search URL since this was made.
it's very helpful
This makes life so much easier. I no longer have to load a page just to then type a search term into it. It's a total First World problem but I live in the First World so it is a problem. Which you have fixed. Thank you.
Could you update the icon to be in line with Google's new font/design scheme?
Not working anymore.
WOW have i ever been seeking this add-on high and low!
all the others i found were only ones you had to go to an image first. I wantes this one which you type in your words and images come up!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)
It works as hell :D
Doesn't always work right now. Perhaps Google has changed its address for image search? Anyway, can you please check, sir?
This is an important search add-on for me but I often have a hard time finding it, partly because there are so many add-ons to search by image rather than search by text. I suspect more people would find and utilize this add-on if it were named something like "google image text search" or "google image search by text" if those names aren't too long.
Google changed their image search address so this works no more. It could probably be fixed easily. Please fix it, it was great to use! ... And thank you, Doc, for writing it in the first place!
I went to the hassle of opening an account just to comment on this add-on...It is freaking awesome as I use EXTENSIVELY image search. A+ dude. Using windows 8 in toshiba laptop.
I do a tremendous amount of going back and forth searching for images.This saves me a lot of time.
me gusta mucho
Add a search engine in the search engine bar. Probably people who said it doesn't work, don't know how it works. They should provide more info.
Seeing people saying some time ago it didn't worked, just want to report it's working perfectly by now on my firefox 16.
100% recomendado =D
Don't bother with this or any other search bar plugin.
Instead, install the "Add to Search Bar" add-on by Dr. Evil and you will be able
to add ANY search engine you'll ever come across to your Firefox search bar.
Just right-click in its search field and choose "Add to Search Bar".
Easy as that.
Get it here:
I have just started getting 404 errors with every search I do with this add-on.
This is a new thing as it did work well before today
Will try with HTTPS Disabled thanks to another reviewer.
I don't know for how long I have been using this, must have been quite a few years and I cannot live without it. In fact this is the first or one of the first add-ons I install after getting a new computer. I got a new computer for work and I am still setting it up and now again this is the first search tool I am installing. I tried to find it in Firefox add-on page but couldn't find it and I was dismayed because I thought I lost it. Finally I Googled for "google image searchbar" and there it is, my good ol' reliable image search tool :)
I am loving it!
I thought the plugin had broken -- turns out it just currently conflicts with HTTPS-Everywhere. If you use both, you have to disable HTTPS-Everywhere for Google Images.