@WhoeverIam 3000: you could give gs.netsend.nl a try, it's not as popular as proxy.googlesharing.net and I haven't seen a captcha yet.
Seems Google has fought back. Now a captcha page usually appears after several queries made. This disrupts the usability of the addon.
Previously, I gave this add-on five stars because it solves a common problem (keeping Google from knowing who you are, without having to use Tor which Google seems to have blacklisted). However, I have to drop that to four stars because there's a fairly annoying problem with how it does it. The normal Google cookie is replaced by a randomized GS version, but local search settings are NOT preserved. Things like how many results per page, what layout of Google Image Search to use (it keeps switching from the "everything on one page" to "20 results per page, you have to keep clicking to see more"), and most annoyingly of all, it won't let me disable Google Instant!
If Moxie ever gets around to making a true update of the add-on (besides the versionbump that others have already done), I would really like to have a second options menu that lets me choose what search settings I want (and have it apply to all proxy addresses, rather than setting them individually).
Google was once the best search engine on the Internet now it is total crap… and… Not to mention a major violator of Internet user’s privacy..
Another alternative would be "Bing" (Microsoft)....UUhhnn...I don't thinks so..
Kimura is Absolutely correct
This add-on should be provide in FF (pre-installed) / with an "opt-in"/ option / if necessary...
I seriously doubt Google would ban FF browser...
Firefox is becoming the number #1 browser. The numbers' of user for IE (Worldwide) is deceiving..
U.S. consumers are still being force to have IE pr-installed in their windows..Removal of "all " IE functions form US Windows versions is impossible... "This is not by choice"...
A special thanks to kuijsten:
The link to gs.netsend web site.. provided version 02.22.1 (EN)...It installed flawlessly (FF 9.b)..Thank-U ...
Can any one supply information of how to eliminate the unwanted "GS" [Short Staus].. Icon... from Addon Toolbar..?...
Toolbar Option is not available...
It is annoying and not needed..?
Customize / Drag & Drop >>..does not work for this Icon. It reappears...
This add-on is still a must... IMO..
Firefox keeps incrementing their major release numbers. Cannot download xpi as it "does not support" 8.0. I know that's a crock. It worked fine with 7.x, even when Firefox claimed it didn't.
I believe this is a great idea. Other addons even have the same idea; TrackMeNot is one. Good job (although google doesn't like it; they keep wanting captchas).
With the help of Add-on Compatibility Reporter 0.9.2 this add-on still works under Fx 7.x, but how long do we have to wait until a /real/ update? In a couple of weeks Fx 8.x will be out...
It does indeed work with Add-On Compatibility Reporter 0.9
And the slowness is due to SSL usage (which is pretty slow with google itself, if you try it: it's still on Beta), so for fast searching it should be enough to disable SSL from GoogleSharing options.
Will we have a "normally compatible" with FF6 soon?
... even with the Add-on Compatibility Reporter 0.9
This addon is a great idea - however it really should differentiate google services, as it has some side effects, e.g. google site search will not work for websites, so if you are on a website and wonder why you have no search results, there might be a chance that the webmaster is using google site search and google sharing breaks this. Also with this addon the new google instant searh feature will become incredibly slow, not usable at all, however instant search is a PITA privacywise anyway.
I have it working in FireFox 6 - install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter 0.8.7 and re-launch.
Great program! Thanks!
Nice - but would like the option to choose which services to proxy (search, maps, gmail,...)
Reasoning - Google knows my email anyway so no benefit to proxying it and the only effect of proxying is that it runs slower. Searches, maps etc on the other hand........
Please update this add-on for Firefox 6. Don't like to be "boxed" by Google's snooping algorithms...
Nice and useful add-on.
One star less for often slow proxy access.
How about a version that is compatible with Firefox 6.0?
Privacy laws should include internet w/an opt-in basis to waive privacy, and not the other way around. This tool does exactly that! The most important basis for this tool is compromising privacy is not breached. As an added attraction, no more location related searches or, ads. This add-on is perfect in its' functionality to do just as it says it will do!
really brilliant >>>>>>> im fond of ff becuase of ahis add-onns like this
God bless u
From my perspective this addon is working perfectly. I've had no difficulties and it's fast. I will try it on some other systems here too. Thanks!
Too often I get "Proxy temporarily disabled. The proxy has been disabled due to connectivity failure" for unknown reasons, no matter which proxy is being used. And that is the most annoying issue.
Many thanks for updating the add-on, Moxie!! However, there are three issues I found both in FF v. 3 and v. 4 and would like to report:
- "The request you issued is not authorized for GoogleSharing. Perhaps you need to upgrade your GoogleSharing Addon?" - this message I get every time I try to TinEye an image straight from Google image search results.
- The status in its short state remains green after GS at least when it is placed on Navigation Toolbar. By the way, I think it would be nice to use the logo instead of plain text for the status.
- Too often I get "Proxy temporarily disabled. The proxy has been disabled due to connectivity failure" for unknown reasons, no matter which proxy is being used. And that is the most annoying issue.
Otherwise it works perfectly!
The concept is excellent. However the proxy is often very slow or unusable. Perhaps another proxy server could be provided for people willing to pay for it? For a reasonably fast and reliable service I think there would be many people such as myself willing to pay a minimal subscription fee.
Also the UI needs work: Should be an icon instead of text, and it is added to the add-on bar every time Firefox starts instead of just when it is installed.
I like the promise of this add-on very much, but I have had to disable it because it makes the add-on bar pop up all the time. There is no way of disabling the add-on bar when googlesharing is enabled!
Thanks for the update!
Thx for the update to FF4 and the great add-one, it works great!
There's a modified version that works with FF4 over at GitHub.
Steps to get a working FF4 dersion:
1. Download this version and save it to your disk
2. Download the source of the FF4 version @GitHub
3. Extract the downloaded zip and go into the "firefox" folder
4. Open the FF3 .xpi file you've downloaded in Step 1 with WinRAR
5. Mark everything in the "firefox" folder (Step 3) and drag it over to the WinRAR window (Step 4)
6. Confirm the "overwrite" message and close WinRAR
7. Now install this updated Add-on into FF4 (Drag & Drop the .xpi into your FF window)
I'm using roadrunner2's version for a while now and it works fine.
Hope this helps until we get an "official" update.
A most useful add-on, worth to be used and even supported with a donation. Only problem: A Firefox 4 version is desperately needed!