- Rated 1 out of 5by sgdl-pers, 2 years agoPreviously this addon worked fine, now though not a single option provided by default works, nor do those I've created myself. Do not waste time downloading.
- Rated 1 out of 5by blueduck, 5 years agoRuins the ability to paste into browser window, such as for a search term.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 12623474, 5 years agoProbably the best of them all, but proprietary.We have to provide the sources and the method of obfuscation to Mozilla team for review.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 13617644, 5 years agoThe update removed all my customizations - that's not cool!!!I try to replicate this but everything works fine on my side. I don't know what is causing this.
Starting with v4.0 the settings are synced. Maybe there is the difference between my and your configuration.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 652966, 5 years agoUpdated my review again. Today they added an extra step in the context menu for absolutely no reason. This extension is a mess of weird updates that either break something or makes it harder to use.Edit: Also do you happen to have more than about 700 rows in the Options table? I found that there is a 100k limit on the synced storage which by my calculation will store about 700 rows. If that is the case then I will abandon the synced storage. The not synced storage is unlimited.
Edit: I will upload a new version. If that doesn't fix the problem then my conclusion is that the problem is with the Firefox synced storage. Are you logged in with a Firefox account? If so, do you use this account on multiple devices?
The new version 5.0 fixes some bugs. Please let me know if you still have problems with the new version.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 12923820, 5 years agoWhen enabled, Firefox starts to increase CPU load for about 40%. Even when I have Firefox window on background. I had to disable it and restart Firefox and my CPU load is back to normal.It could be from the Firefox add-on installer. Please let me know the outcome in case you will try to install again.
- Rated 1 out of 5by MS_TO, 6 years agoThis is an obviously useful add-on. I used to use "Context Search" but it is not being maintained and will be incompatible with FF 57+ so must find a replacement. "Selection Context Search" seems the best option but it needlessly complicates the method for adding search engines. FF already has a method for adding search engines via mycroftproject.com. I have a large set of search plugins that I have already curated and it would be daunting task to do this over again, especially by the method implemented in for this add-on.
Selection Context Search requires me to know the URL path for the search engine and gives me no hints as to how to find this info. Whereas, Context Search just used the already installed search plugins from MyCroft. And it is not even clear to me how I would add a search engine to Selection Context Search.
Why implement an entirely different and far less user friendly method of adding search engines when you can just use the search plugins that the user has already installed?
I hope the developer of this plugin will update this extension to use the existing search plugins. That is how it should work, logically. There is no need or value in implementing any other method of adding search engines. In fact, it detracts from the usability of the extension.This add-on is not what you need. Some people have different needs than you.
I, for example, need a list of custom queries on the same website. Just a few parameters of the query are different. Also I need to quickly add or modify these search queries.
I your opinion, I should go on Mycroft and create about 20 plugins, all mostly identical. Then download them. Then every few days add a new plugin there or modify one of my plugins? So which solution is friendlier for the people with the same needs as me? This add-on or Mycroft?
Your review is like someone rating negatively all the trucks because he doesn't need a truck.
Edit: If really there is no add-on using the Mycroft plugins then I could create a separate add-on to use them.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 10244801, 6 years agoI can't edit anything in add-on options page. I click but nothing happens.
Developer responseposted 6 years agoThe way I access the options is not working in private mode. I guess you went to the Options page in a private window. Is that right? At least the new version will warn the users about this limitation.