Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent plugin - *thumbs up*. It's a little bit slow to load Wolfram Alpha results but whatever I'm sure it will be optimalized in future...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Wolfram Alpha load speed

Hi Honza. Thanks for the comment. The add-on starts loading the Wolfram Alpha results only when Google has finished loading so that can cause some delay. But I think the main problem at the moment is the heavy load on the Wolfram Alpha servers. I'm sure that will be improved over time.

Doesn't work with Google Account Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It doesn't seem to work if you're signed in to Google with your Google Account

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Google Account Bug

Hi MagikMaker. I couldn't reproduce this one on my PC. Would you be able to post the URL you were on when it didn't work or if you go to the Firefox Tools menu and choose the Error Console and check for any errors related to the add-on and post them back here. That would be a big help. If anybody else sees this problem then please let me know.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Its awesome, this makes total sense. No one will replace Google for Wolfram, but with this add-on, you can get the best of two worlds.
Thank you.

Just a small note: on the Arabic Google. like google.ae the results are already on the right. so the Wolfram pushes them down.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Arabic Google

Hi Medopal. I'm glad you find it useful. I just checked out the Arabic page. It shouldn't be too difficult to fix that one so please check back next week for a new version. It will be the same for all the rtl languages so a good one to fix. While add-ons are "experimental" they won't update automatically so please check back here until the add-on goes "public".
UPDATE: Right-to-left language support has been added in Version 0.6. Wolfram Alpha (and the buttons) will appear on the left on rtl pages.

Great, but buggy! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great idea to connect Google with Wolfram ;-) I know that this is only beta version of this extensions so we couldn't expect that it will work for 100%. Look into the screenshot [1] and [2]. I have LinkExtend which gave me thumbnails and additional site info like those icons on the right. Also I have Xmarks which adds big blue icon with additional info about sites. Long titles and descriptions from Google search result are quite well "wrapped". But Xmarks icon is floating over Wolfram search result. Also look on the bottom of Wolfram result. It is cut. Noticed that on the right of Wolfram result there is over 100px of unused space. Can You float Wolfram to the right? I was inspecting this with Firebug but haven't found any margin/padding to the right side, so I can't help... On [2] photo there is combination WAG with Googlepedia extension. WAG result sometimes are above and sometimes below Wiki result, but always WAG is "stretching" Google result.

BTW: If I could suggest something, I would like to have a different behavior of statusbar icon. Let's say that I would be able to disable automatically added Wolfram search result. Instead WAG extension will check query in the background and change icon from statusbar. If anything will be found, I just press this icon and Wolfram search will show on my demand.

[1] http://picasaweb.google.pl/lh/photo/87Q5gjKH6tO1bY5AgOsPnA?feat=directlink
[2] http://picasaweb.google.pl/lh/photo/uhoOQN_rJYLsbHBmFJxuqQ?feat=directlink

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

XMarks, LinkExtend and Googlepedia

Hi Kietna. Thanks for the great feedback and posting those screenshots. There's so many extensions that work with Google that it can be difficult to fit them all in. In Version 0.5 I added support for Googlepedia. There is a new button so you can easily switch between WAG and Googlepedia. This version also has a feature similar to what you suggested for the status bar icon. Instead of the status bar though it uses the buttons at the top. So if you click on "Original" it will hide Wolfram and next time you do a search it will load in the background. Please try this and let me know what you think.
For the space on the right I'll look into it and try and compact it a bit. That should fix a few of these kinds of problems. For XMarks that will be the major fix in the next version early next week. And then I'll see what I can do about LinkExtend. If you know a bit of Javascript please feel free to look at the source code: http://code.google.com/p/wolfram-alpha-google/source/browse/ Patches are welcome! :-)
UPDATE: In Version 0.6 the Wolfram frame has been moved to the right and it now works better with the XMarks extension (ex. the popup will appear on top of the Wolfram frame). On small screens the XMarks icons will still hover over the Wolfram frame. To fix this there is a new option (Go Tools menu-->Add-Ons-->Wolfram Alpha Google-->Options and check "Adjust XMarks icons for small screens") that will move the icons above each search result when the Wolfram frame is showing. LinkExtend should fit OK now as well.

Not working on firefox on solaris Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is not working on Firefox on Solaris 10. is it known earlier? Probably works on Other oses. but i love the idea!!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Solaris 10 Issue

Thanks for posting. I'm not able to test on Solaris but if it is possible I recommend updating Firefox to a newer version. If that's not possible or you still have the problem try going to the Tools menu in Firefox and choosing Error console. If you see any errors there that relate to the add-on then please let me know and I might be able to fix the problem.

Cool addon with a spelling mistake Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really good. I'd love to see a version where it doesn't load until you click the Wolfram button, though. (It is rather intrusive.) If you were doing that, I'd left-align it so that it's above the Google results and uses the full column.

Also, the button says "Wofram|Alpha" instead of "Wolfram|Alpha". Thought you should know! Good work all around, though. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 

Hide Wolfram until clicked.

Hi Grant. Thanks for the comments. I've added buttons so that you can switch between Wolfram and the text ads (and Googlepedia if it is installed). It will remember your last choice so if you click on the "Original" button then next time you search the Wolfram results will only load in the background. This feature is available in Version 0.5. And I fixed the spelling mistake too. Oops :-) Thanks for pointing it out.

Great idea!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I noticed that the results won't show up when I have XMarks search suggestion icons showing next to the Google results. May be a formatting/space thing.

Otherwise, working well. I'm hoping the implementation will improve slightly over time to deal with other add-ons and the window size, but overall, it's great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 

XMarks incompatibility

Google is getting quite crowded with different extensions ;-) Version 0.5 should be compatible with Adblock Plus and Googlepedia and the window size problem should be better now too. I will try and get a fix for XMarks into the next version. Check back here for the updates as experimental add-ons won't update automatically. Please let me know if there are other add-ons that cause problems.
UPDATE: Version 0.6 should fix the compatibility problems with XMarks. There is also a new option to adjust the position of the XMark icons when the Wolfram frame is showing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love it! Google is still better for 90% of queries but for the other 10% having WA on the side is great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 


Thanks for the support! The latest version (0.5) has just been released so I recommend upgrading to that. Because the extension is still "experimental" it won't update automatically. You need to click on the install button again.

Secondary monitory working fine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Its fine on the secondary monitor too now, thanks :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Results getting cut bug fixed.

Hi Pagot. Thanks for taking the time to post those screenshots. This problem is caused by the add-on using an iframe to show the content and Wolfram's results growing longer as they load. They aren't very easy to work with and the workaround I tried in the earlier versions wasn't so successful (resizing the iframe as the Wolfram results grow). The latest version (version 5) has a better workaround (a link to make the results scrollable) that should work ok on all screen sizes. Please try it out and let me know if this works better.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Pretty good, but the Wolfram results get cut off at the end for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 

Results getting cut bug fixed.

Hi Jeremy. I just released Version 0.5 that makes it easy to make the Wolfram Alpha results scrollable. There's a link at the bottom of the page called "Show scrollbar". Hope that helps.

Very nice! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really like this, and it will definitely be really useful. The only problem for me is that I also use the googlepedia addon which is also insanely useful. Because this takes up relatively less screen space, is there anyway you might be able to code it so that it sits on top of googlepedia, rather than making a seperate third column to the left and forcing the actual google results in to a tiny column on the right?

That would be brilliant! Thanks for this though, like it lots :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 

Support for Googlepedia

Hi Sauntimo. Thanks for the nice comments. I just released a new version (0.5) that should work well with Googlepedia. It adds a button so that you can easily switch between Wolfram Alpha and Googlepedia. The button will only appear if Googlepedia is installed. I haven't contacted the Googlepedia author about this yet so this is only a trial feature for the moment.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

To make it work with Adblock Plus click on "Open Blockable Items" and look for red highlighted line. Then do "edit filter in effect" and delete offending line. Thats it.

I personally find this addon too intruding. Takes too much space.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Extension layout

Hi Faktor12. Thanks for posting the workaround to the Adblock Plus problem.
I've tried to minimize the space used by the addon in Version 0.3. Wolfram now won't show unless there is a result available. I am also thinking of making it possible for Wolfram to load in the background and only show if you click on a button. If you have some other ideas please post them.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Its good, but adblock addon blocks the wolfram plugin. How do you fix?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Adblock Compatibility

Hi Evilsync. Thanks for picking up on this one. Version 0.3 should now work fine with Adblock. If you still see any problems then please post the URL of the page and what Adblock filter you are using. Thanks!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great, but Add support for other countries, e.g. .com.ar,com.es.

It would be a good idea to show a message when Wolfram doesn't find any information.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Message when no results available.

Hi Diego. Thanks for the feedback. Other countries should work fine in Version 0.3.
I've added an icon and message that shows if Wolfram has a result/no result/result in development. In the second two cases the Wolfram page won't show unless you click the Wolfram button.
Hope this helps.

Nice addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is great. Please add support for Google in other countries (google.es, google.com.ar, etc).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Google in other countries

Hi Zonafirefox. I've tried it on different Google domains including the one you suggested and it is working for me. Could you post the URL that you used? I used http://www.google.es/search?hl=es&gl=es&q=barcelona&pws=0 and it works fine. Might be good to also check you are using Version 0.2
UPDATE: I think I've found the problem and fixed it in Version 0.3. If you see any other cases where it doesn't work then please let me know. Thanks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

nice addon, you should add a button to remove the frame and a way to determine if it is returning nothing relevant then to not display the wolfram part. still i love the idea and for a initial build this is awesome. great work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1). 

Thanks for the nice comment Midkniht.

I just released Version 0.2 with a button in the status bar to disable the extension. Does this cover your idea to remove the frame or did you have something else in mind? I\'m still thinking how to handle when Wolfram doesn\'t have a result. I think it\'s still useful to show in some way that there wasn\'t any result. Appreciate any ideas on this. This will be added into Version 0.3.
UPDATE: Version 0.3 has been released and it has a button to hide the frame and also checks the Wolfram result and doesn't display it if there is not any content.