Foobar Version History

13 versions

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Version 3.0.0 7.1 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

Version 49.5 KiB Works with Firefox 12.* - 56.*

Version 2.1.1-signed.1-signed 49.4 KiB Works with Firefox 12.0 - 36.*

* fixed: single-word searches were very slow
* fixed: clicking on a bookmark suggestion triggered a search instead
* fixed: highlighting a history suggestion and pressing 'Delete' wasn't removing the entry from the browser's history, only the suggestion list
* fixed: max number of suggestions is now 20 (10 search and 10 history/bookmark) to match certain limitations (such as search suggestion providers only returning a max of 10)
* fixed: switched default suggestion service to DuckDuckGo
* fixed: updated nsIAutoCompleteResult implementation
* fixed: more, minor fixes

Version 47.6 KiB Works with Firefox 12.0 - 24.*

Version 2.0.1-signed.1-signed 47.6 KiB Works with Firefox 12.0 - 22.*

A complete, ground-up rewrite of Foobar.

Version 56.6 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 16.*

* Updated Russian & Chinese (Simplified) translations
* Fixed the number of suggestions options (limit is now 50 for each)
* Removed the need for the search string to begin with the engine delimiter whenever search engines are given
* Added option to open search tabs in the background
* Added option to perform search suggestions only when a keyword is present
* Fixed search box focus keyboard shortcut (ctrl+e is now for panorama and ctrl+k now focuses search box [and thus Foobar])

Version 55.5 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 7.*


* Adds compatibility for FF5 & 6
* Fixes max number of suggestions in options

Version 1.6.1-signed.1-signed 55.5 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.*

Changes/Fixes/Additions for v1.6:

* 4.0 Compatibility
* New Translations Added
* Fixed Autocomplete Styles (i.e. Star Icon Near Bookmark Results)
* Fixed Deletion of History Results
* Fixed Certain Options Resetting Themselves (i.e. Open in New Tab)
* Fixed More Than I Can Remember :)

Version 1.5.1 44.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b6

Foobar v1.5

* Support for 4.0b6
* Several new translations

Version 1.5 35.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

Foobar v1.5

* Navigable protocol handling
* Support for certain 'pseudo top-level domains' in addition to standard top-level domains

* QR Code generation
* Support forum thread (
* Locale translation forum thread (

Version 1.4 34.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

v1.4 fixes:
1) Improved URL/Search String detection
2) Fixed Alt+Down Arrow for the autocomplete popup
3) Fixed Organize Search Engines compatibility
4) Tested Context Search's compatibility
5) Tested Scroll Search Engines' compatibility
6) Tested with Firefox 3.6.4 & 3.6.6

v1.4 adds:
1) Russian Translation
2) Chinese Translation
3) Option to hide the address bar's search icon
4) Option for automatically starting a search after the default engine has changed
5) TinyURL functionality

Version 1.3 26.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

v1.3 fixes:
1) alt+e on non-US keyboards
2) strange location bar behaviors (appending only last character typed, holding default text and appending query after it, location bar being totally unresponsive, etc)
3) google searches such as "define:test" and ""

v1.3 adds:
1) alt+enter now does opposite of usual behavior (if normally a new tab, it uses current tab, and vice versa)
2) option for not having to hold the control key when using the scroll wheel to change the current engine
3) now compatible with Locationbar²
4) now compatible with StrataBuddy

Version 1.2 25.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

v1.2 fixes:
1) Greyed out and disappearing URL text
2) Misc. things for the Mozilla developer
3) Location bar popup showing up when unwanted (hopefully it's gone for good this time)
4) Support for POST search engines

v1.2 adds:

1) Support for the plugin Organize Search Engines
2) Turkish translation, done by Oguzhan Öçbe (