- Rated 5 out of 5by hipsterlynx, 6 years agoI was just looking at the new API to figure out how to rewrite my old add-on for Firefox Quantum, and came across yours. Uploading and then downloading the engine data doesn't look like the most elegant solution, but if this is really the only thing you can do now, what you gonna do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I'd consider checking whether the downloaded file is the same as the one you uploaded though, just to be sure that you are getting back the same thing and the file host is possibly not trying to do anything funny.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Miskude, 6 years agoI love it, this is exactly the kind of add-on that I was searching for. This should be a default option in Firefox since it's really limited in the search engine department.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Bossa Nova, 6 years agoThank you!
But after adding a search engine, it can be used only in the search bar?
It is not visible in the context menu. The thing is, I do not like the search bar, most of my searches are through selecting text then via right-clicking.
Will you implement this?
Developer responseposted 6 years agoHello,
The search engines can be used in the search bar and below address bar as well.
I recommend the following extension for selected text search: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/swift-selection-search/
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 13684821, 6 years agovery very simple to use & works perfect on my current 57.0.4 64-bit. thx loooots for sharing!
just hope maybe the developer shall update so that it can detect the URL of the query field automatically
Developer responseposted 6 years agoHello, thanks for the review.
As for your request, it's practically impossible to know which part of the URL constitutes the query field:
- it can be a query parameter like https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%s
- it can also be a path parameter like http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/%s
I may add in the future a more automated way to add a search engine.