Broken Smart Searchbox - developer ignores question. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Used to be one of my favourite add-ons. Now the Smart Searchbox stopped showing up at all and the dev is ignoring questions about it.

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Smart searchbox changes usually not saved Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi Mingyi and thanks for this great addon! Among the many very helpful features, there is one that I find a serious bug in it. The changes I make in Smart searchbox, such as editing SSB engines, can only be saved at rare and apparently random times, although all the other setting categories seem to change with no problems...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.39.1). 

Plugin will be better than great if you could give 'F1' key back to me. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just tried Fastest Search, it's great. Just one thing. You assigned the F1 key to hightlight text search result in page, but I have other task for the 'F1'. I can't find any setting to reassign F1, that's so sad. I think a plugin shouldn't hog a Function key for itself. If you can make a setting to let us choose other hot key, that would be nice and make this great plugin better.

-- Yeah! The setting worked, I just didn't try it cause I didn't thought it would work for F1 too. The developer respond very quickly, and my problems solved. Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.39.1). 

The setting is there. "Keyboard Shortcuts"->"Do not use F2/F3 etc. to navigate thru matches"

COOL Rated 5 out of 5 stars

COOL

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Search engines Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For some reason all my search engines got replaced by default search engines and I cant import my own ones from file anymore. Is there a way to rescue them somehow without registering everyone again?

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A true productivity booster! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon has a somewhat steep learning curve, but all the time invested into learning it is easily recovered by just using Fastest Search in you daily web browsing.

The developer truly cares about his addon and constantly making sure it is up-to-date and working with the latest Firefox versions.

For me this is the single best productivity addon I have used and is indispensable in my daily web browsing experience. It is also one of my favorite addons overall in my entire collection.

Thank you Mingyi Liu for this amazing addon!

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Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am happy that the new version of FS is finally signed. I mised it a lot. This extension is a must have and indispensable for smoothly browsing the internet.

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Absolute Favorite Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the most useful add-ons for FireFox.
The ability to highlight, search with almost any engine/site and even auto copy makes this one of best add-ons, and indeed the reason why I've stayed with FireFox

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.39.1). 

Thanks for explaining the delay and workaround Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is my favorite addon and I was really shocked to discover that the verification of addons could not be disabled in about:config anymore. Until you have a verified version I will use the workaround you suggested, installing the addon over and over again after a firefox restart, that's just how much I love your extension. Good luck with updating and I am so very grateful that you are willing to share your hard work in making firefox so much smarter and faster with us!

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Thanks! I appreciate the kind words! Sadly the AMO review process wasn't going fast much of last week - FS got stuck on position 7 for a few days and now is still just #6. Hopefully next week the review queue gets moving and get it out finally.

Why not singed? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Plugin gets deaktivated even without closing FF. Why is the plugin still not signed?

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It was signed since v3.38 which was MONTHS ago

Read my previous reply to other users. It was signed since v3.38 which was MONTHS ago. But FF auto-unsigns it due to an unpublished policy about "unpack" manifest option. v3.39.1 that does not use "unpack" is now 8 of 32 in queue to be reviewed. You should get it within 1-2 days. UPDATE: The position of FS in review queue stayed at #7 the last 2 days. No telling when it'd be done. There were only minor changes so the review itself should be fast.

Not signed for FF48! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Please make it work again, my productivity has taken a huge hit :)

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Sorry for the delay

Just back from vacation - 4 am right now - but I just uploaded the new version and asked for fast approval - hopefully so. In the meantime just reinstall v3.38.0 and it'll work until you restart firefox (then you need to install it again). This is due to the fact that 3.38 was actually SIGNED (unlike what most of you believed), but because it needs to use the unpack option, it gets auto-unsigned at the Firefox startup - very annoying, although it makes some sense.

not signed in FF48.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just upgraded to FF48.0. But fastest search is automatically disabled by FF even if "xpinstall.signatures.required" is set to False. anyway, it is 5 stars!

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Just back from vacation - 4 am right now - but I just uploaded the new version and asked for fast approval - hopefully so. In the meantime just reinstall v3.38.0 and it'll work until you restart firefox (then you need to install it again). This is due to the fact that 3.38 was actually SIGNED (unlike what most of you believed), but because it needs to use the unpack option, it gets auto-unsigned at the Firefox startup - very annoying, although it makes some sense.

Great Concept Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What a clever idea. And it was executed well. Probably needs a renaming though. It gives you a lot more customization options than just making the search faster. Great job, guys.

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stop working on firefox 47 beta Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is by far, the most comprehensive search add-on for Firefox!
many thanks for all the creative work!
it would be great if you could fix the Firefox 47 verification issue.

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Amazing FFox addon... Bestof! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a VERY well thought out addon and is incredible. Don't let the simple title of "Fastest Search" fool you... it does a LOT more and it's worth watching his (VERY well done) youtube video to explain how to use the features.

Thank you very much for your work on this and I am already using it like crazy.

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Most powerful Search addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The fastestsearch addon makes browsing with firefox extremely powerful and productive - especially if you become acquainted with help/videos provided by the developer and then tweak the many settings to make the tool work the way you work! I would be lost without it.....

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To me one of the best add ons ever. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

You are my Hero! Thank you so much per taking the effort to update your add-ons again.
Unfortunately Mozilla FF team constantly causes add-ons to break which requires lots of work to repair so... are you thinking to create a new version for Chrome by chance? I switch there when I'm having problems here, so to have your add-on on Chrome too would be quite handy.

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My pleasure! I must admit that the recent decisions by Mozilla do not sit well with me (and a lot of addon authors). With the webextensions switch, I suspect FS will suffer 20% loss of features and I'll have to rewrite a lot of code. So yes, very likely I'll port FS to Chrome and make that the priority from now on. Frankly I myself use only Chrome for work stuff. I only browse with FF because of FS (everything else I want have Chrome equivalence already). I'll likely still keep FS working for FF, however, and thanks for sticking with FS in either browser!

Fearing the day it stops working Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The first thing I install. At work I have to keep downloading portable firefox everytime, but I do so, beacause of FastestSearch.

I configured it to my wishes, including many handy search engines and backed it all up, so all I have to do after reinstall is import the settings.

On my Linux machine, FS sometimes doesn't come up spontaneously, but a disable and reenable makes it work again.

I fear the day FS stops working, because Firefox will no longer support it. I hope you will work it out together.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.31.1-signed). 

The 3.38 is just released. I will most likely keep it working in FF, but my priority might be switching to providing FS for Chrome. Either way, I myself use FS every day so rest assured it will be working in one of the browsers. In Chrome some of the features would have to be truncated because Chrome does not allow the power - however, same will happen to FF soon, due to their switch to webextensions. So won't be too much loss.

Must Have! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Seriously why not have the options in a more convenient place? I had no problems finding them however someone who is amateurish might have some problems getting to them cause they're kind of buried and for no good reason...just because I guess. Put options in an easier place, doing so much just to reach something that other developers all have in the add-on's page is a little ridiculous.

Other than that I would dare say its one of the best add-ons currently available.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.31.1-signed). 

I would assume that those who are not as computer literate would read at least the first couple paragraphs of the addon page and notice "To get started ...". The demo video is perfect for those users, and in fact any new users to get familiarized with the myriad of features this addon has.

If you think from my point of view, seriously I've put in so much time into this addon, so much time to cater to user requests to put in ever more options, AND I put in options at a time when Jetpack toolkit itself doesn't have a place to put options (hence a legacy reason) and it's going to be way too much effort to gain nothing - I'm rather happy that I always have quick access to FS options from the toolbar, instead of clicking around multiple times just to load the slow about:addons page to change. And the FS icon is not wasted space (its flashing is useful), so why can't a user spend a few minutes to read and watch the first couple mins of demo video?

If they venture to spend more time to learn all the features/read docs, they'd see that everything was actually planned or has a very good reason.

Must have for investigators Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank God and of course Mingyi Liu for this Extension!

The "Smart Searchbox" and
"Regular Expression" feature is a gift for all professional surfers!

One problem though is that the red search field sometimes overlays the search hit.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.31.1-signed).