Googlebar Lite Version History

51 versions

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Version 4.9.13 135.0 KB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Version 4.9.13 includes these changes:
  • Improved the look and feel of the search box on Windows and Linux
  • Replaced the custom clear search history confirmation dialog with a built-in one from nsIPromptService
  • Added a couple of extra presets to the search box width option
  • Search box width presets now list their width in pixels
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a minor warning that was appearing in the browser console on startup

Version 4.9.12 included these changes:
  • Removed the search box resize gripper, and replaced it with a new search box width preference
  • Redesigned the way that internal preference data and common functions are stored
  • Tweaked the internal XUL structure of the toolbar, specifically changing the way the search box is contained
  • Removed a few deprecated content manifests from the package
  • Simplified the style of the about dialog
  • Removed a few unused style rules
  • Bug Fix: The Googlebar Lite toolbar can now be placed in the new menu panel in Firefox 29+, using a new minimal user interface
  • Bug Fix: The main Googlebar Lite toolbar item now renders correctly when placed into the toolbar palette
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a minor object duplication issue with the preferences dialog

Version 4.9.11 137.7 KB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

  • Googlebar Lite context menu items can now be middle clicked to open in a new tab
  • Search history is now asynchronous thanks to the FormHistory JavaScript module
  • Changed a few of the default context menu display settings
  • Removed a deprecated means of detecting private browsing
  • Bumped the minVersion to 24.0

Version 4.9.10 137.8 KB Works with Firefox 17.0 and later

Version 4.9.10 includes the following changes:

  • Simplified a number of service calls using the Services JavaScript module
  • Bug Fix: Word search buttons should now work properly in Firefox 25

Version 4.9.9 137.7 KB Works with Firefox 17.0 and later

Version 4.9.9 has a few bug fixes:

  • Bug Fix: The dictionary search feature should work properly again
  • Bug Fix: Corrected a minor Javascript variable declaration issue
  • Bug Fix: Corrected a styling issue with highlighted search terms

Version 4.9.8 137.7 KB Works with Firefox 17.0 and later

  • Search terms entered into private browsing windows are no longer saved to the search history
  • The minimum supported Firefox version has been changed to 17.0
  • Removed all private browsing detection and observation logic, since those interfaces have been deprecated
  • Removed the one and only reference to the nsiPrefBranch2 interface, since it has been deprecated
  • Bug Fix: The video search option should no longer result in a 404 page not found error
  • Bug Fix: Logical operators (AND / OR) should no longer be highlighted when search term highlighting is enabled
  • Bug Fix: Open and close parentheses are now filtered out from search terms

Version 4.9.7 137.7 KB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later

  • Various internal code improvements
  • Bug Fix: Disabling the "Remember last combined-menu search type" option will now reset the combined search button properly
  • Bug Fix: Doing a news search when no search terms are present will now take you to the Google News homepage as intended

Version 4.9.6 137.6 KB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later

4.9.6 includes the following changes:

  • Bug Fix: The news search type should no longer result in a “page not found” error
  • Bug Fix: Dragging a link to the search box no longer pastes the URL, but the link text instead

Version 4.9.5 137.5 KB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later

Bug Fix: Corrected a problem that prevented the “Paste and Search” option from appearing in the search box context menu

Version 4.9.4 137.5 KB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later

  • Simplified the drag and drop implementation to use a newer, more portable interface
  • Improved the means by which URLs are loaded
  • Improved the way dynamic XUL elements are created
  • Improved the way events are handled for dynamic XUL elements
  • The minimum supported Firefox version has been changed from 4.0 to 10.0
  • Miscellaneous code improvements
  • Bug Fix: The shopping search type now works properly
  • Bug Fix: The news search type now passes the search query through properly

Version 4.9.3 137.7 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later

4.9.3 fixed a few locale issues in 4.9.2. The changes in 4.9.2 are as follows:

  • Improved the customizability of the search box keyboard shortcut.
  • Changed the default search box focus key from "S" to "O" (to avoid a conflict with the new developer bar).
  • Improved the use of the nsITransferable interface, to be compatible with the upcoming changes to private browsing.
  • Bug Fix: A new tab is no longer opened if the user has the "Open search results in a new tab" option checked, and the current tab is on "about:newtab".

Version 4.9.1 134.1 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later

  • Made a few minor improvements to the installer manifest.
  • Removed the embedded JAR file from within the XPI.
  • Bug Fix: Corrected an issue that was causing the toolbar to shut down after toolbar customization.

Version 4.9.0 121.9 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later

Updates in this release include:

  • Native secure search should now work for the following top-level domains: google.co.uk, google.fr, and google.de
  • Secure image searches can now be performed
  • Added google.cz and google.si to the list of top-level domains
  • The minimum supported Firefox version has been changed from 3.6 to 4.0
  • Googlebar Lite no longer overrides the built-in toolbar customization function
  • Removed obsolete contents.rdf files from each localization folder, reducing overall file size
  • Bug Fix: Googlebar Lite is now initialized properly after adding the main Googlebar Lite toolbar item during toolbar customization
  • Bug Fix: Googlebar Lite is now shut down properly after removing the main Googlebar Lite toolbar item during toolbar customization
  • Bug Fix: Errors should no longer be thrown after removing the main Googlebar Lite toolbar item during toolbar customization
  • Bug Fix: The routine for migrating old preferences should no longer be called on every startup
  • Bug Fix: Updated redirection rules for several items in the Google Links menu, as well as when clicking toolbar buttons with no search terms, when the use secure search option is enabled
  • Bug Fix: The "site to use" menu item in the Googlebar Lite options dialog should now be properly initialized on new installs

Version 4.8.2 127.0 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Version 4.8.2 includes a critical bug fix:
  • Bug Fix: Extended characters should no longer get corrupted when searching

Both versions 4.8.1 and 4.8.0, which were not released here, included the following fixes:

4.8.1
  • Bug Fix: Search terms should no longer mysteriously disappear
  • Bug Fix: The “Site to Use” menu in the Googlebar Lite options dialog is now initialized properly in Linux
  • Bug Fix: Removed several obsolete function calls that were throwing errors after customizing the toolbar

4.8.0
  • Completely redesigned the options interface and the underlying code
  • Added a new option allowing users to disable Google search auto-correct
  • Extension options have been moved to the appropriate “extensions.” branch
  • Menu items within the up button are no longer updated on every page load, improving performance
  • Choices in the search term auto-completion popup menu can now be navigated through with the Tab key
  • Several minor performance improvements
  • The minimum supported Firefox version has been changed from 2.0 to 3.6
  • The maximum supported Firefox version has been changed to 15.*
  • Added a Norwegian (nb-NO) localization
  • Various locale updates
  • Bug Fix: Search terms no longer disappear from the search box when searching over a secure connection
  • Bug Fix: Several registered event listeners were not being removed on shutdown
  • Bug Fix: Secure searches no longer point to the old “beta” secure search website
  • Bug Fix: Corrected a minor bug in the Catalan (ca-AD) locale that affected the Google search site URL

Version 4.7.11 117.8 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

Version 4.7.11 includes the following changes:

  • Added google.com.eg to the list of available top-level domains
  • The Google dictionary search button and menu item are now disabled when the search box is empty
  • AJAX-style queries (on Google search result pages) are now given higher priority than normal GET-style queries
  • Updated the menu item label for the translate context menu command
  • Converted a few component instances into a lazy-load approach, which should improve startup speeds
  • Removed a few unused variables and one unused interface instance
  • Bug Fix: Corrected a number of issues with the search term highlighting feature

The previous version (4.7.10) which was unreleased here on AMO, included the following updates:

  • Altered the Google dictionary search since Google has shut down that dedicated service
  • Added google.sk to the list of available top-level domains
  • Bug Fix: Corrected an error with the addProgressListener call
  • Bug Fix: Reverted a style rule change that caused search word button labels to disappear in some themes

Version 4.7.9 117.8 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

Version 4.7.9 includes the following changes:

  • Changed the default keyboard shortcut for setting search box focus to Ctrl+Shift+S (was Ctrl+Shift+K)
  • Added support for Firefox 5 and 6
  • Added a new Estonian translation (et-EE)
  • Various locale updates
  • Relaxed the importance of style rules in the Googlebar Lite stylesheet
  • Bug Fix: Search terms surrounded by double quotes are now highlighted properly

Version 4.7.8 114.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

Version 4.7.8 includes the following changes:

  • Replaced Answers.com search type with Google Dictionary (English dictionary only for now)
  • Various locale updates
  • Bug Fix: Dragging and dropping text should no longer result in duplicated text
  • Bug Fix: Fixed broken logic used to show and hide the search word overflow button
  • Bug Fix: Improved the logic for displaying toolbar separators

Version 4.7.7 114.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

Changes in 4.7.7:
  • Bug Fix: Corrected a few parsing issues in the search word button filter which were introduced in 4.7.6.

Changes in 4.7.6 (previously unreleased on AMO):
  • Improved styling in a few places.
  • Removed the style rules for the Qute and Noia themes.
  • Bug Fix: Corrected a resize issue that was causing a phantom chrome element to appear in Firefox 4.
  • Bug Fix: URLs passed as a part of several context menu search types are now wrapped in encodeURIComponent() calls, preventing certain URLs from failing to load.
  • Bug Fix: Altered the XUL markup around the search box to fix some styling issues.
  • Bug Fix: Added several missing search operators to the search word button filter.
  • Bug Fix: Search word buttons are no longer created for the pipe character.

Version 4.7.5 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

  • Added an option to enable secure search (where possible)

  • Gave the "toggle toolbar" button a more descriptive name

  • Enabled support for Firefox 4.0.*

  • Various locale updates

  • Bug Fix: Search terms now update properly on secure search result pages

  • Bug Fix: Terms appearing in double quotes, which have a minus sign as the first character, are no longer hidden in the search word buttons

Version 4.7.4 114.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6.*

Bug Fix: Word search should no longer get stuck when the terms appear in a text edit control

Version 4.7.3 114.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6.*

+ Major code cleanup. The global JavaScript namespace is no longer polluted with all of Googlebar Lite's variable and function names, and code has been made more efficient in some cases.
+ Bumped the maxVersion to 3.6.* to support Firefox 3.6 builds
+ Search terms are now cleared when exiting private browsing mode.
+ The hidden preference for Google's sandbox search engine has been removed, since Google is no longer offering this sandbox to the public.
+ Updated the Russian (ru-RU) locale
+ Updated the Chinese Traditional (zh-TW) locale
+ Updated the Czech (cs-CZ) locale
+ Bug Fix: The "single click in search box selects all search terms" option now uses native Firefox functionality, fixing several auto-selection problems in Linux.
+ Bug Fix: Dragging empty text to the search box no longer causes a blank entry to be added to the search history.
+ Bug Fix: Dragging text into the search box now opens a new tab if the "open search results in a new tab" and "automatically search on drag and drop" options are both set.
+ Bug Fix: Search terms are now cleared properly after customizing the Firefox toolbars

Version 4.7.2 113.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5.*

Version 4.7.2 adds two new search types: Product search (formally known as 'Froogle' search), and Finance search.

Version 4.7.1 110.6 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5.*

Version 4.7.1 changes:

+ Support has been added for Google's new Caffeine search engine, via a hidden preference (set "googlebar_lite.use_sandbox" to true in about:config)
+ Bug Fix: Drag and drop did not work properly in Firefox 3.5.x
+ Bug Fix: The Up button menu now provides the full range of options for https URLs
+ Bug Fix: Highlighted search terms should no longer cause unwanted line breaks or font-size changes on certain sites

Version 4.6.9 109.6 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5.*

This release adds support for Firefox 3.5 builds.

Version 4.6.8 109.6 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

Version 4.6.8 fixes a bug where the tool-tip suppression code introduced back in version 4.3 has started to cause problems. Occasionally, Googlebar Lite could cause Firefox menus to stop responding. The problematic code has been removed. A new Polish (pl-PL) localization has also been added.

Version 4.6.7 106.5 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

Version 4.6.7 fixes a bug that caused the up-button menu items to not work correctly in Firefox 3.

Version 4.6.6 106.5 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

Version 4.6.6. adds support for the new Firefox 3.0 RC1 build.

Version 4.6.5 106.5 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0pre

Version 4.6.5 adds Firefox 3.0pre support, fixes several bugs, adds an additional Czech (cs-CZ) translation, and makes several minor improvements.

Version 4.6.4 102.4 KB Works with Firefox 1.0 - 2.0.0.*

Version 4.6.4 fixes a bug where, in some specific cases, the onLocationChange listener threw uncaught exceptions, causing the forward and back buttons in Firefox to stop functioning. A new Greek localization has also been added.

Version 4.6.3 99.3 KB Works with Firefox 1.0 - 2.0.0.*

This release features two regression fixes:

+ Bug Fix: An uncaught exception in the new URL parsing logic (added in 4.6.2) was causing the URL bar in Firefox to act incorrectly when a new tab was opened.
+ Bug Fix: The new URL parsing was too strict. Because of this, search terms were not being updated appropriately on non-web searches (image searches, group searches, etc.).

Version 4.6.1 98.3 KB Works with Firefox 1.0 - 2.0.0.*

This release fixes two small bugs:

* Fixed a problem with highlighting on pages that contain frames.
* Fixed a strict JavaScript parsing error.