It doesn't work on some dynamically loaded pages, the problem seems to appear randomly. It was not tested enough or it could even be a problem with the browser, WebExtensions are quite limited at the moment. If this issue is fixed then this add-on will be one of the best of its kind, but it's mostly useless right now.
Hi, which page is not working for you? I tried the yahoo search page and had no issue. Edit: not sure if you can reply to my comment, you can also open an issue at https://github.com/pelmers/text-rewriter/issues
The only feature I need that is missing is a permanent white list. God did not declare that a white list is necessary, so 5 stars. I entered all my substitutions from a similar Chrome extensions because text-rewriter is very much more better. A white list would make this addon a full time actor in my browser!
yes, there is already backup and restore function (it is called 'import'). After you setup your rules, you can copy the text at the bottom out to a file. Then on another computer you can paste and click 'import'. You can transfer by something like email or usb drive.
Great fun. Used to use FoxReplace for this until the switch to web extensions. "the cloud" and "cloud" to "my butt" and "butt" are standard; I also like replacing "new study" with "mystical divination" and "millennials" to "kids these days", among others.
One suggestion: right now to deal with casing I use three different replacements for each term. The first two match case and are lowercase and proper case. The last doesn't and is all uppercase. I would suggest some sort of "match casing" function that checks if the original term is lower, UPPER, or Proper, and sets the replacement the same way. Mixed casing that doesn't match those three forms would just be replaced normally.
Actually, it's working perfectly. But sometimes, an activated button does not mean the tool is actually working. Replacing patterns is also problematic when you try to replace counterparts with each other, because the add-on will continue on parsing every single rule and therefore the result gets the same as the original. One could fix that with an additional flag for each rule, or by using watermarks during parsing.
Being able to replace (Donald\s)?Trump with "that angry blowhard" and (Hillary\s)?Clinton with "a known criminal" makes the eating contests much more enjoyable, not to mention the joy that comes with xkcd substitutions. If I had a suggestion it would be to make it possible for people to export and import their substitutions so they can more easily share them with others.
Edit: pelmers has added the feature I requested. I'll go ahead and mention that my substitutions are in the text file hosted at https://bitbucket.org/Andernerd/dotfiles/raw/2f59dd948c3136f3a4bc87744fdd9a8b9e23e603/substitutions.txt