Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been using this for a few days and I'm finding it really good to use. It's quick and I like that I can hide some of the search providers (like sports, movies...). I've noticed that these hidden categories still appear when I tab through the options. I'd love it more if they didn't :)

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

WoW !!!
This add-on need be come standard FIREFOX 7.0 !
it have to come as Firefox 7.0 PLEASE MOZILLA !!!

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Makes the name "AwseomeBar" appropriate Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Taking into account that this is still in development, this is a truly great add-on. After using it for search once or twice, it had already become natural. It is also amazing how fast search results come up even on my absurdly slow internet. I look forward to seeing some aesthetic improvements, some divergence from what Google has done in Chrome, and the ability to add and remove your own search providers... otherwise this is excellent!

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Good. But Bad. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Works nicely, but way too cluttered. Probably of all the search engines in the bar the only thing I use is Google. The "Press Tab" to search Google thing is...bad. We shouldn't have to press tab to search something. 2/5. Sorry.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This works perfectly well in Firefox 6. I do agree with other people though. Custom search engines should be allowed.

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Not good Rated 1 out of 5 stars

There are far too many problems with this to make it useable in my opinion, and I fail to see whats wrong with having a separate search bar. Not having it just makes the already massive address bar even larger without adding much functionally.

The biggest problem I have with it is the fact that only the domain is now in black - the rest of the address is in a virtually impossible to read grey, and again chrome has been copied with the sub-domain highlighted, rather than just the domain. Then, pressing the tab key cycles through a multitude of search functions that I will never use, and causes the address bar to "lock" until you cycle back to the normal mode.

It also seems to have made the add-ons button in the menu stop working. Not happy with this at all.

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Long way to go Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The usability is very poor. There are too many choices in the AwesomeBar (i.e. URL bar) which appears cluttered. There are very few choices for customization. I cannot choose my own search plugins and assign keywords to search engines. I should not be forced to use a limited set of search plugins.After installing this add-on nothing happens when clicked on Add-ons in the Menu. Let us not copy Google Chrome with uninteresting modifications just to make it look different.

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Compatibility problem Rated 2 out of 5 stars

URL Dot 0.4.3 add-on stops working on Firefox 4.0.1 when Prospector is enabled.

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Horrible implementation Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have no idea why they thought this was a good idea. First, this just makes the address bar longer. With wide screen monitors it was already very long, not it's not even possible to look at the whole thing. Second, the extra words on the right end of the bar don't look clean at all. Finally, I use the search all the time independently of the address bar. Sure it's useful for searching, but it is also useful to do simple math without changing windows and as a clipboard. If anything, they should make the search bar slightly wider, taking advantage of the extra horizontal pixels of wide screen monitors. Worst of all the change appeared as opt out instead of opt in. If I wanted a Chrome feel I'd use Chrome. Right now the only thing keeping me using Firefox is the old address bar UI and Adblock+.

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Awful Awful Awful Rated 1 out of 5 stars

If I could give negative stars I would. This is just copying Chrome for no particular reason. I don't use Chrome, I use Firefox -- because I am not so stupid that I cannot figure out how to deal with two separate bars. I HATE this, it makes the browser completely unusable. FF already does a great job loading up results from history by keyword, this adds nothing. Please don't make it impossible to execute searches from the engines *I choose* without typing it into the navigation bar like a hillbilly.

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almost nice idea, but brakes habits Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Some might like the interface even simpler, but for me it's too different up to a point where it ruins my usability experience.

One example being copying a URL from the address bar - of course I figured it out eventually, that a right click will get me the desired menu, but my habit (and the de-facto standard in almost all other applications) is to select / highlight first what you want to copy.
The "normal" address bar does this wonderfully simple with a single left click. But do away with the left click - even worse, give it a completely different functionality and it gets annoying. Even when I KNOW how it works, I left click first, by force of habit.

Also search engine management is not as intuitive and so on. For me it's superfluously overcomplicated, and thank you can live just fine without it.

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Needs MY search engines Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Getting better...
Needs search engines importing from Keyword Bookmarks and Search engines.
And how to restore hidden folders(groups)?
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Reply to my previous comment:
I meant icons for groups, like people has people icon, weather has sun icon etc. but that's okay because I can see what search engine I use.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I can't really say anything about this plugin but remark how messy and saturated it is for no reason at all.
Whenever I click on the address bar, I gotta stop doing anything I was doing then and focus my whole attention on the adress bar, because if I press any key at all I know that the search prefixes will trigger without me even asking and that I'll regret it for the rest of my life.
It's like trying to scratch your nose with your body covered with spiders. It's to tricky to even be worth a try.
What bugs me is that this is supposed to replace the search engine field, which is too absolutely useful within itself to be replaced.
We don't want a glorified Google Chrome! The AwesomeBar was awesome, this definitively isn't.
And having so much horizontal space on the top of my screen scares me.

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buggy Rated 2 out of 5 stars

buggy... freezes the bar.. unable to go anywhere...

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[disregard] Rated 4 out of 5 stars

[disregard]

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Awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Replaces "Omnibar", but with much more function. I love it!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It's too buggy, full search string isn't always sent to the website. After installing this, I couldn't open the addons tabs without first restarting firefox.

Even without the bugs, the addon is crappy:
* Too many search categories, I don't really need anything other than Google and Wikipedia. While it is possible to hide the categories, you still tab through them, even when hidden.
* I had some additional third party searches in the search bar. What happened to those?
* Hiding the url when I just want to edit it.

Bottom line: Mozilla, you don't always have to copy Google!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Way too buggy for release. Had to restart browser to visit a url a few times among other things.

Reviews - as a web developer who views the url of the site I'm on constantly, greying out the secondary part of the url (everything but the domain name) makes it much harder to read. I disliked this feature with Chrome as well.

My personal opinion is the awesomebar didn't add any significant functionality and actually made usability worse (even without the bugs).

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

What exactly is the point of this interface feature? This is one of the big reasons I don't use Chrome, and now Firefox seems to be all about minimizing their interface to the point of unusability. If FF4 did not have the option to turn the UI back into the classic-style UI, instead of the impossible firefox button, no status bar, etc. I would have switched away a long time ago. If this is implemented as part of the standard UI, please, at least give us the option to fix it.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is literally awesome, I use it all the time!

Although there I have some feedback:
- Bug - Switching Aero on or off in Windows 7 renders the awesomeBar useless. Can't see the url, can't click it or write anyting. Restarting firefox is needed.
- Bug - You have to make changes to the icons, for the settings to be saved in next session. IE, hiding categories without making any changes to the icons won't be saved.
- Feature - Would be nice to be able to rearrange the categories, both visually and when using TAB.
- Feature - Would be better if the hidden categories weren't present either when using TAB. Although this makes it impossible to unhide categories. (at least to my understanding)
- customization is key, but I think you already know that. It would be nice to be able to edit the icons, since there is no difference between the different google services. Creating your own categories would also be cool, maybe with a community-driven database.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (12.1-signed).