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But for 1 problem I would rate this addon a 5. -- Yep, a 5. -- But that problem was worth 4 points this week.
The requirement that one make the functionality accessible by customizing the toolbar is absurd, but the fact that it requires detective work to find out what's going on is far *WORSE*.
First requiring that one customize the toolbar breaks the convention of the addon options giving you the choice of where to put it, or simply putting it somewhere automatically during the install. So everybody's expectations are foiled.
But even if you feel that there is a compelling need to do something different -- which is possible -- at a minimum, the developer is on the hook to tell the world what's going on -- plainly and clearly on the addon documentation page. It requires adding a sentence to the documentation -- not what you call a painful job of work.
This new "undocumented feature", as the expression goes, just cost me a couple of hours of messing about, in the middle of a rush project. There just isn't any excuse. If you want to help people, it is less than cordial to lay down a banana peel for them to slip on while your doing it.
All that said, it is a superbly useful addon -- and an unusually simple, and therefore unusually clever idea. Thanks.
Just play nice OK? Put something on the darned documentation page, and save the next guy some grief.
It's nice, but doesn't address the issues that are of importance to me.
If you could extend the Regex find to:
1) the find function on emails during composition (very important), and
2) (less important) find in "Search Messages"
... This would be killer.
Addendum to previous:
A tooltip for multiple kanji is not needed.
Used with Rikaichan this addon ROCKS!!!
If there were an option for multi-kanji rather than just single kanji word equivalents I think it would be perfect. I would spend more time with Kanjilish than my text books.
BTW, This addon is useful not only for the study of Japanese but also for English.
Now, if somebody came up with a Rikai-chan equivalent for English to Japanese Firefox would be a language school.
Would be useful if cases of multiple kanji made the list visible in a tooltip. The results are occasionally doubtful, which can be confusing.
Sometimes the kanji font is a little difficult to make out.
That said it works nicely and mentally is a very effective association strengthening tool.
Compliments and thanks.