Was so close to being perfect for me Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I ended up uninstalling this addon as it is unusable for me after all despite what I said in my very first review of this addon.
It's unusable for me because with it's default configuration of selecting text and the pop-up menu appears (it works perfectly) but it constantly gets in the way when I am writing comments or reviews and trying to make edits. Anytime I select text that menu pops up and sometimes right on top of the very thing I am trying to edit.
If I change the behavior so that the menu only pops up when I use a modifier-key well, that doesn't work at all for me. I tried using shift, and then ctrl, and then alt but anytime I select text while using those modifier keys the popup menu flashes on screen and appears for only a split-second. I cannot click any search engine because the pop-up menu disappears so fast.
The default instant search feature (see my previous reviews) simply doesn't work properly and the author has stopped responding when we got to that part in our discussion and the addon hasn't been updated yet to fix that.
Again, let me re-iterate - this addon would have been so perfect and was exactly what I wanted.
This addon does work as long as you don't mind the default instant searches using Firefox's default search engine, and the pop-up menu portion of this addon is great as long as you don't highlight text or links (for some other purpose) because that pop-up menu gets in the way.
I'm sorry the addon didn't work out for you. I'll look into the issues you presented. Try again in future releases. Thanks!
Yeah, conflicting values Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Here is what you were asking for:
browser.search.defaultenginename; (DEFAULT) Google
browser.search.defaultenginename.US; (USER SET) Bing
I changed the first value from Google to Bing and it worked using your addon but it is still an issue. If I go up to my search bar and set Wikipedia as my default search engine now and use your addon to do an instant search it now goes to Bing, not Wikipedia. It's the same exact scenario as before.
I don't want to have to keep going to about:config and manually changing that all the time.
I'll just do without the "instant default search" and just use your regular pop-up window to choose instead.
Your addon doesn't seem to be picking up on the search engine we set as default within the Search Bar itself.
Here is a screenshot Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Here is a screenshot of what we are talking about. This is a Flickr link: https://flic.kr/p/Dn64wy
In my last reply I said "Bing is my default" -- I selected those words to use your context-search addon and you can see it went to Google even though Bing is set as my default.
I am using Firefox v43.0.4 which is the most current release (not Developer).
Ok. Try these steps:
1 - Type about:config in you address bar.
2 - Click "I'll be careful, I promise".
3 - Enter this in the search form:
4 - Double-click on it, if the value is Google, delete it and type Bing.
Please, confirm if this worked for you.
Yeah that worked Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Well kind of.
Bing is my default but when I do this it searches Google as if it was the default.
This is weird. It' working fine here.
Please type this in you address bar and press Enter:
check if Bing is selected as your default engine there. Also, can you tell me what is your Firefox version?
Finally! A context-search I actually like! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I have tried oh so many context-search addons and I was never pleased with any of them until I tried this one.
So many others have numerous context-menu entries, or limit the choices of places to search from, or worse... add so many I would never in a million years use.
Thanks for keeping this simple.
EDIT: I admit I am having trouble getting the default search to work. You said to highlight the words using the right mouse button but you (I) cannot select words with the right mouse button. If I select words like normal with the left mouse button your normal pop-up menu appears. If I ignore that and right-click the highlighted (selected) words I get the normal page context menu and not your instant immediate default search.
EDIT #2: Yeah that worked thanks.
* The Quick Search works like this: You hold the right mouse button and select the text with the left button like you normally would and then release both buttons. Please try again and tell me if it worked.