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|User since||February 23, 2008|
|Number of add-ons developed||0 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Not yet rated|
The basic idea is good, but the functionality leaves something to be desired. Bizarrely, you choose domains by inclusion rather than exclusion-- and you can't use wildcards. So you have to individually add each domain you want to the list. It also has functionality problems if you switch to a different tab while a page is loading.
In general, I like this a lot, mostly for the regex searching. The only criticisms I have are about the UI.
The UI problems come in two sorts. The first is those that have to do with dialogs. For instance, when you use the keyboard shortcut to enable or disable FAYT, a big dialog pops up in the center of the screen, making any further actions impossible until you dismiss it. Of course, dismissing a dialog isn't very difficult, but it would make far more sense if the notification were a small thing that didn't require any interaction with the user. The search panel has exactly the opposite problem; it vanishes as soon as it loses focus: when you hit "search", or click on anything that isn't in the search box, or switch to another window, or hit Alt twice, or move the scrollbar, etc. So if you want to modify your search you have to bring it up again.
The other UI problems are mostly because it really shouldn't be one extension. It would make more sense if the find-in-page functionality were separated from the web search functionality, and possibly if some of the web search functionality were further subdivided, so users could download only those features they want. This would improve the user interface immeasurably, mostly by reducing the number of settings you have to figure out. (There's also a minor bug here: some of the settings don't always work; occasionally, even if you have an option unchecked, the extension will behave as if you had it checked.)
Don't let any of these criticisms dissuade you from downloading this extension. It is overall extremely useful. It is only because it so closely approaches perfection that its flaws stand out.
EDITED: After reading the response, I decided the developer's right; given how much I love the regex searching, this extension deserves five stars, not just four.
Very, very helpful. Combines the best features of several other findbar extensions with several new ones I've never come across before. I particularly like the bonus it gives to the urlbar dropdown.
There are a couple of issues, though. English is not the programmer's first language, so the instructions and descriptions can be difficult to follow. Also, the control over the quickfind bar is not as developed as the control over the normal toolbarl in particular, it doesn't handle the different modes of operation as well as the full toolbar does.
Still, all in all, it's a very good extension.
This extension has made my my usage of Firefox vastly simpler and more intuitive. Information that used to take 50-60 seconds and a certain amount of human effort to find, now takes less than five seconds in the worst case, and my computer does the thinking for me.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2).
I like this extension a lot. The only problem is that it doesn't collapse whitespace correctly; if there are a lot of spaces in the HTML of a paragraph (for line indenting), the browser will collapse them down to one space, but this finder will still treat them as a bunch of spaces. Still, a very handy extension.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).