In the estimable words of the old Monty Python gag, "this is a dead parrot!" Totally inert.
64bit 55.0b9 user.
Well, I know, that this extension is not updated for a long time, but I have the newest Waterfox 55.0.2 and it is working perfectly! Thanks Kevin, great work ;-)
What is the point of an add-on that doesn't work as it is supposed to and hasn't been updated in years?
I don't blame the author for keeping the Donate button working, but it would be nice if this author actually did some work on the add-on.
I also don't blame the author for giving up on this add-on since Mozilla is forever modifying the way Firefox works and screwing up dozens of add-ons in the process.
Edit after Mr Cox's reply:
This add-on was one of my "must haves" through the years, along with All-In-One-Sidebar, Tree Style Tabs and about 20 others.
It is so annoying when Mozilla changes some basic internal Firefox functionality that breaks a whole group of add-ons. I run 93 add-ons so I am always loathe to "upgrade" as I know I will lose many add-ons.
Now I, too, have stopped using your Autosizer add-on. Instead I've put:
the URL window and some add-on icons on the Menu Bar
the search bar and some search related add-on icons on the Bookmarks bar, and
the bookmarks on the Navigation bar.
My next major effort will be to upgrade from v28 to v54, replace whatever add-ons no longer work, and find new add-ons that make v54 look like v28, eg. Classic Theme Restorer.
Wouldn't it be nice if Firefox always looked the same after an "upgrade", add-ons always worked , and the only difference in the new version was faster speed, and increased reliability and functionality?
Hi, you are correct that I am not updating this addon anymore as I don't use it myself. I have removed the donation button to reflect this. However if anyone with coding ability submits patches I will gladly merge them and release new versions.
May have been not working for awhile, but I just noticed it.
I don't really care why this doesn't work and CANNOT see a 'increase incrementally with each letter' option.. I just weant a search bar that shows what I have typed in.
I couldn't get clear after submit working, so I had it disabled for quite some time, as this is the feature I wanted this plugin for. Turns out, theres a conflict with Classic Theme Restorer, and I have fixed its functionality by setting it up, then disabling and reenabling CTR with reboots each step. No issue with it stopping, yet.
Well, it worked great for all the years, but stopped as mozilla made big changes to the whole firefox layout going to the smart-/tablet-world... it must be really hard for the developers of "our" addons to keep up with mozillas changes, so I guess, it'll take a while for this neat addon to work again. If ever....
Cet excellent addon fonctionne très mal avec la version 43 de Firefox.
Hello, can you update addon to work with Firfox 43.0.1
Not working with Firefox 43.0.
Searchbar Autosizer 220.127.116.11 won't work on Firefox 42 & FF 43
The developer Kevin Cox invites anyone to help patch the add-on (see his reply to this review)
I am not a coder, so instead I help convey Kevin's message.
Sorry, SBA has been unmaintained for a while, I have been trying to make small bug fixes but FF 42 brings large changes. If anyone wishes to update SBA to support newer versions of FF their patches will be accepted gratefully.
Though difficulties to use the add-on's settings' assistance (the "virtual" Searchbox resizer is blocked). Also I had slight problems a week ago which I have no more once I refuse assistance after install ("Cancel" button) and restart Firefox immediately, even if the add-on is built to run without restart. I think many so called "No Restart" add-ons integrate better to the browser after a restart, but that's only my opinion.
So, I do hope the developer continues focusing on this add-on because it's really helpful, well thought.
Ive used it since 2006, but FF isn't what it used to be, the great ones are falling everywhere.
This add-on used to be at the top of my "must have" list. Unfortunately, changes in FireFox 34 and later have caused this add-on to no longer work correctly, and the developer has stated he is no longer maintaining it.
long time needed!
It's a great add-on, but it's veeery broken with 34b11.
since updating to the newes Firefox, Searchbar Autosizer shows a strange behaviour while typing searches. The suggestion popup doesn't stay under the searchbar. It moves to a position under the second tab and jumps back when I add a space in the search.
In former versions of firefox there was no such issue.
Can you fix it?
Edit: issue has gone since Firefox update 30.
Thanks for letting me know. If you report your bug in our tracker I can work to fix it.
I'm not sure if it is cause of the new version of the add-on or by the update of Firefox from 29.0 to 29.0.1 but when I started Firefox today the searchbar was gone, after adding it back it just behaves like the normal searchbar – the addon has not effect.
I hope this is gone be fixed, since I love this add-on!
I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble. With the new versions of firefox there is trouble when the customize toolbar menu is opened. Try restarting firefox and see if autosizer works then.
If that does not fix your problem please submit a bug report so that we can help fix this issue.
I love this addon, but now it doesn't work. In place of the search field is just a long string of gray icons. Please fix it and I would love to revise my review.
We are working on this issue. You can track the progress at the bug report below.
The latest update 3.0.1 broke the addon. Why is testing not done before something is released as production version? Else if this is beta, it should at least be marked so!
Have submitted a bug report on GitHub. Fix and earn 5 stars.
To be fair, the addon is otherwise great, especially with not requiring a restart.
I'm sorry that the update broke your setup. I don't know where you submitted the bug report as we don't have a github tracker but if you could create an issue on launchpad I would love to fix it.
Only found out about this yesterday after submitting my own script to userstyles, doing a very similar thing, but this' still a smart solution to have more room for the urlbar.
My script cant autoresize, but has expand on hover and is still partially compatible with this, if you choose clear search query after submitting, which isnt the best trade off cause checking last search query is why youd want expand on hover most of the time
Anyway added instructions to use that script with this addon installed if anyones interested to try it. In practice the main difference other than the trade off is when its shrunk, you see the active search engine icon instead of this addons Go button. Can check it out here http://userstyles.org/styles/96225/search-and-url-bar-tweaks
With this addon I'm able to use just a single bar at the top of firefox, saving vertical space. Very helpful.
Thank you for a great addon!
There is also a suggestion. It would be great to have searchbar enlarged when the cursor is just placed there without entering any letter
Thanks for the suggestion. I have created an item in our tracker (https://bugs.launchpad.net/autosizer/+bug/1253719) so that I remember to get around to it. Hopefully I can get around to it soon.
Using it with QuickSearchBar. Simple and useful. Thanks.