Rated 1 out of 5 stars

How does it work ? And does it work ? This is only a sum of bugs.

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http://www.waebo.com/firefox-awesomebar-hd-barre-d-adresse-avancee-du-navigateur.html
http://www.clubic.com/navigateur-internet/mozilla-firefox/actualite-415790-firefox-awesomebar-hd.html

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This can easily become a 5-start for me as soon as it's more customizable and all the bugs are squished. I've encountered a bug that I haven't seen mentioned by anyone before, if I'm searching for something that has non alpha or numerical characters (for example # +, as in C++ or C#) those characters are ignored (both end up as C in the google page).I also add my vote to most suggested features, the post by Felix Kloft on May 12, 2011 pretty much says what I want to say.

Edit: That was fast! Thanks for the awesome support.
I posted this here cause I was having trouble logging in to github, but next time I'll report issues there, should be easier for you to track.

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Thanks for reporting the issue! The problem with # and + should be fixed in v11.

FF 100% unusable with it Rated 1 out of 5 stars

As soon as I realized the culprit of my issues, I immediately uninstalled this. Good idea, poor execution. The address bar was completely unusuable. I was unable to even type a url as basic as, "google.com". The pre-populated bookmark categories seemingly blocked me from typing anything in the address bar. All I could do was click on a link. If I even attempted to enter a url and press enter (despite being unable to see what I entered) I received an error message. The only add-on relating to the address bar that I have installed is the "make address bar font size bigger."

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.1-signed). 

The "make address bar font size bigger" causes issues with this add-on as it makes the categories take up more space. This is related to a similar issue for smaller screens where text starts overlapping. We're tracking the fix to these issues here:https://github.com/mozilla/prospector/issues/334

Edit: Try out v12 where it hides categories as you type.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Everything works so far. Just two requests/ suggestions:
1) for the drop down suggestions that pop up, could you guys please put in a limit for how much of the bar they can take up? It is especially needed for when the browser is resized. I'd also like to see this as either customizable or optional, because I haven't really used it that and it doesn't really feel like it belongs there for some reason
2) Installed search engines

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.1-signed). 

For the drop down suggestions, are you referring to the 2-line title then url list of autocomplete results? Which resize are you referring to? Wider/skinnier/taller/shorter?

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Seems to work know in Linux, but is incompatible with Locationbar². I know that AwesomeBar HD highlights the domain, but I also like the path-click function. I think that the protocol should not be hidden on https sites.
And the big drawback: customizing the search providers. I'm a big fan of Organize Search Engines as I have a lot of search engines. It would be great if AwesomeBar HD could be similar (or maybe even used the installed search engines)
I just recognized that I sometimes can't load a page by entering the address. I can't reproduce this bug yet, but it doesn't open the entered address when pressing enter. Keyword searches don't work, too.
And something for the feature wish list: suggestions. And not the suggestion of the default search engine (as it is in Chrome), but suggestions from the currently selected engine.

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v11 has the ability to open the root page of the domain when doing a modified click on the url but not the each-path-segment of Locationbar². There's still some issues if you have both add-ons installed though.

For not hiding the https protocol, did you notice that the green/blue security block show up to indicate the encryption and identity?

Search suggestions are tracked here: https://github.com/mozilla/prospector/issues/276

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Still working very badly on Linux. The search categories fill up the awesomebar, leaving no room to manually enter a search query or URL. See these two screenshots for illustration:
http://bit.ly/kZTpaT
http://bit.ly/mJ3oHn

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.1-signed). 

This isn't an issue with Linux specifically, but the recent versions let you hide categories or switch to icons to take up less space. v12 will also be smarter in hiding categories when the text would cover them up.

Quite nice, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

1. What happened to my custom searches?
2. Can I add new categories, or new searches to an existing category?
2. Can I remove some categories? I don't search for food so often, for example.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (9.1-signed). 

Categories can be hidden with v10 to get some more space back. Showing existing custom searches is being tracked here: https://github.com/mozilla/prospector/issues/248

Great work! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks good, very usefull and easy to use. Great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1-signed). 

Thanks for the feedback! Glad to hear the user tests we've been doing have shown good results.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Interesting... but.. is there a way to disable the persistent tooltip "Press tab to ..." ? it's quite annoying..

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1-signed). 

Starting with v6, after you press tab enough times (3 times), the help bubble will go away. This also applies to various other helper animations and tooltips as well.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think the idea for this is great, unfortunately since installing it in FF4 under OSX, I have 3 or 4 FF crashes per day. Another user already brought it up, but configuration options so that it is possible to show/remove search items from the list would be great, I personally only want two things searched, my history and google, the rest can be eliminated. Thanks for this, it's great to see!

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Thanks for the feedback Shane. Can you get any steps to reproduce the crash? This is the first report of this add-on causing crashes.

Configuration will come in the future, but some bits might come earlier as it sounds like a lot of people just want to remove/hide categories so there's more space. Adding categories and providers is a bit tricker in terms of UI, so that might take longer.

Configurable ? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very interesting tool. The new add of tab key gesture is very useful too !Anyway, is there a way to customize the tags in the awesomebar ?I mean, I won't use all tags so I'd like to remove some.Thanks by again and continue the great job.

[EDIT] Sorry I didn't read the previous post ;)

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Did you just want to remove the category tags? How about renaming them? Or also adding a tag?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Seems like a very promising extension! However it seems to convert nordic letter (ä, ö. å) to their encoded equivalents so that addresses with those letters look messed up. Also if the address is very long clicking the URL field from the far right activates one of HD's drop down lists.

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v6 dedicates the whole location bar to the url if you select the url, so you won't accidentally activate the category drop down lists.

Just to double check, you get the %escaped codes? Such as..
www.google.com/search?q=%C3%A4,+%C3%B6.+%C3%A5
You would want that to show up as:
www.google.com/search?q=ä, ö. å

https://github.com/mozilla/prospector/issues/305

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It's a nice add on, but it has too much, it would be very nice if it had some options to set, perhaps to remove some unnecessary search tools. Because i just mainly use Google, Wikipedia and you tube. I don't have any use for Books, movies, or sports. It just takes up space, and it's just overwhelming.

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Curious, would you be happy (for now) with some very simple customization where you can hide a category? No adding categories or providers.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

great idea but poor implementation.I think it will actually be usable if there isn't a cluster shit of items on the location bar. Hope one day the devs will give us the option to customize the categories. Edit:great, I take back my previous commentas of V4, things became so much better and I am liking it. Thanks

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v4 removes the categories and gives the full space of the location bar to show the url. The categories will appear when you click on the location bar or open a new tab.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

kind of buggy overall.

Can you make "go to a website" into a i'm feeling lucky result?

Also, right-clicking won't let you copy URLs!!! that's a bummer. I have to use ctrl+c

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1-signed). 

"Go to a website" does the normal Firefox 4 behavior of showing search results. This was changed from earlier versions of Firefox.

The right-clicking issue seems to be buggy as it clear out the url, so there's an issue for that here:
https://github.com/mozilla/prospector/issues/277

Good idea but Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Indeed, this addon is a very great idea. But using it is very heavy. Maybe you can try to add :
- when I select a search engine, it executes the search automatically.
- selection of the search engines to personnalize the addon.
- selection of the kind of search. I mean : is it necessary to have search the web,books, foof, maps, movies, news and so on. Maybe it could be interresting to personnalize the kind of searchs.
Good luck.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1-signed). 

Thanks for the suggestions. With v3, clicking a category/provider after already typing will cause the search to execute immediately instead of needing to additionally press [enter].

Good Add-on, but... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

(a) After clicking on a search choice you should be able to right-click and paste the search term (if it's on the clipboard). As it is, the search prefix text is selected and pasting replaces that text.

(b) I can no longer right-click the URL bar and copy a URL.

(c) All searches previously entered on the original Firefox search field should be included, especially since that field is no longer available when this app is used.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1-signed). 

Reusing existing search engines is being tracked in this issue:
https://github.com/mozilla/prospector/issues/248

Auto-categorization is tricky, but putting all existing engines under "search the web" isn't quite right either.

Really Awesome Rated 4 out of 5 stars

... BUT: wasn't easy to find out how to copy a URL from awesomebar HD ... you have to hover mouse over the shortened URL till it turns bold ... then you can klick on it to mark and copy it. Otherwise a click on it will clear the complete URL/Awesomebar.

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You can press Ctrl-L then Ctrl-C to get the whole url and copy it. Also v3 will show a longer url so it's easier to click.

Awesome! Thanks :) Promising Add-on. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Really cool. Replaces Omnibar/ Foobar combined with FastestFox's search bar enhancement for me. I can't wait to see future updates. This was the only thing that annoyed me about Firefox...not having the same type of search bar as Google Chrome. Now, it's fixed. My only other gripe is on Mac OS X, Firefox won't hide at login even though I check/ tick it in login options for my account to do so. Only started happening on V 4 of FF, not 3.6.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1-signed). 

For OS X + Firefox, are you saying Firefox automatically starts or that you want Firefox to start but hide itself?

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I love the idea of an OmniBar and the restartless add on install. My main complaint is the categories and inability to alter, edit, add, or remove them. In my opinion, the categories are honestly an annoyance to me by getting in the way when I am typing something into the awesomebar. I can see how they could be useful for some people, but the lack of customization of what kind or how many categories really hurt the idea of FireFox being a browser that you can edit and turn into a personal browser of your preference. I know you can just choose not to install this add-on, but I like having a single url/search bar instead of two separate bar. Overall, A great idea, but needs options to alter the categories and the ability to add and remove as many as the end user wishes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1-signed). 

Customization is a core part of Firefox, and we plan on supporting it in future versions. Right now we're still experimenting with the core look-n-feel of the add-on. Customization is a well known problem with various solutions.