Low performance in e10s mode. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thank you for not left to die project ”Drag & DropZones”

Just activate e10s, and in about:performance tab you can see:

If you not use drag-and-drop function.
Nice idea searching with drag-and-drop, but low performance in e10s is killing.

Web Search Pro may currently be slowing down Firefox.
Full name: {8B8A525A-CFCA-44cf-81C3-3969E6CB96E0}.
Impact on framerate: 9/10 (10 alerts).
CPU usage: 5%.
System usage: 1%.
Blocking process calls: 5%.
Measure start: 24 seconds ago.
Processes: 13496 (parent)


Thanks for the report! I'll be trying to address this.

More and more bugs Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Since it's not been updated since a long time, it is more and more buggy and soon it won't work at all.

If you force e10s activation in Firefox 48.0.2 or above Drag & DropZones won't display. Well, it is a major feature I need and I love this add-on for it.

I loved it but now I discovered a more powerfull way to improve all the features of it using those add-ons:

Drag & DropZones
Organize Search Engines (https://github.com/Baton34/organize-search-engines/releases)
Search Engine Creator
XML Search Engines Exporter/Importer

I can do all I want, create any kind of complicated search engines easily without depending on WSP server or any else.

The thing is those add-ons (mostly Drag & DropZones) will need to be updated for e10s too when it will be mandatory.

I really think energy should be focused on improving and keep updated the Drag & DropZones add-on ;-)


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Keeping ahead

Thanks for the note. I love this add-on too, and I'll be trying to fix the e10s bugs before it becomes required. And the part I love the most is Drag & DropZones, so I will not leave that behind!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful but it has a few bugs.

Problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice addon over here but I have a problem:
google suggestions don't work.

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Best, but a little problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you!

I am experiencing a problem on the latest FF 46
There is no grid when i try to hold the word as usual to throw it in.

Work around is to go setup of the add-on click settings and ok changing nothing at all. And then eventually it works again as expected.

Hi Gennady, unfortunately I haven't experienced this issue yet, but as an avid user of Drag & Drop Zones it concerns me. One question: do you have to do the workaround once per session, or just one time ever?

After so many years it's still working Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The only issue I have is:
when I manage engines (like adding, moving them) changes won't be visible till I click ok.

@Registrierter Benutzer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The bug you mention comes from CuteButtons, not from Web Search Pro. This bug is fixed with CuteButtons v0.4.6

cosmetic fix or bug? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

using firefox 43 i need to switch from "organize search engines" to "web search pro". but there is a small bug visible:

see picture

the toolbar menu is fine, the context menu is overloaded.

someone please fix it or give an option for it, i cant.

ps send info for german translation fix


One of the reason I stay with firefox! Thank you Nick (TheQwerty0)! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks Nick (TheQwerty0)'s helping with the project. I was thinking what's happening to the add-on, so I come back and found this great news. :)
I can't program, but I probably can help with translation!? :)
Keep up the good work

P.S. one suggestion, the window for adding search engine to drag and drop zone would be nice to be able to adjust size and sort the list of search engines, so it can be found even there's a lot of them

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great add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is really good! I use Drag & DropZones quite often, which I believe is an essential part of this add-on. I'd like to give this add-on a five-star rating. A different feature of this add-on may be that users could add more than one website to one category. This is great since users are
able to drag a word onto one grid and get search results on several different websites at the same time. This makes Drag & DropZones even easier to use. Besides, Web Search Pro has its own features which are very useful. If you haven't used it before, just try it and you'll be surprised at how amazing this add-on is. Very good! Thank you again for your great add-ons! Best wishes!

Excellent and still working fine after all this years!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks, Captain! Glad to see you're still peeking in and keeping it alive! Indispensable! One of the first 4 exts. i install in every profile first.
Sorry about the rating Med1aN1ck left below, some people just can't find their way out of a paper bag but can't stop talking anyway!
With this ext., you can group your engines, you can rename them and select custom icons for each (handy if you have several versions of the same engines, like diff. languages, for instance). You can move them in the menu, you can resize the search bar on a fly in the toolbar, .... there are loads of other options, too many for me to mention here.
Nobody should be using Fx without this fabulous ext.!

PS. And, people, please stop posting 'bugs' here. First of all, this is not the right place, as the site suggests just above the 'write a review' box:
"Please do not post bug reports in reviews. We do not make your email address available to add-on developers and they may need to contact you to help resolve your issue...."
Plus, there are no bugs! If you have a problem, most likely some ext. conflict. Try a clean profile with WSP only and see for yourself.
Thanks Captain for years of pleasure using WSP (and Fx because of that!)!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Can you please tell if the Alt+Down keyboard combination can be applied to this Add-on?

[ this and Firefox as a whole is are sucj a joke, no offence intended ..

Question mark bug? Can't select search prediction with mouse Rated 3 out of 5 stars

For some reason when I use Olx.pt search engine Web Search Pro adds a question mark to the word that is being searched. Also, I can't select the suggested text predictions with a mouse. I' forced to use the keyboard

Re: Question mark bug?

It has been a while but I don't think WSPro adds any ? at all? Anyways, tested this Url and it seems to work just fine:

About mouse selection. Apparently Firefox's own autocomplete also does not allow for mouse selection of the suggestion after typing... Must be a bug there somewhere :(

If Rated 3 out of 5 stars

If I could find all my search engines i would call this the best search addon ever created.

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Re: If

Here's 11000 of them: http://websearchpro.captaincaveman.nl/
And here's another gazillion: http://mycroftproject.com/

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

When I check "clear search query after each search" and after use ctrl + Z (for return previous query) first string - search plug-in name.

By default firefox show previous query (without search plug-in name).

doesn't allow to edit search URL parameters Rated 2 out of 5 stars

doesn't allow to edit search URL parameters - for an extension this comprehensive, this is suprising

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Allows editing of private search engines

A public search engine cannot be edited. If you want to fix one, just add it as a private search engine: Go to the website, right click the search field and choose "Add as private search engine" from the WSPro context menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


sad news!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

well its sad you left firefox .well if you made up your mind then pleasse suggest addon like websearch pro preseltly active

Beautiful Tech!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

5 stars should be for the best of the best and Captain Caveman really has created something special here! I have been using it for a while now and customizing the daylights out of it. Also, for the earlier reviewer I know it doesn't have a synch feature- but it has a very easy import/export function. I transfer complicated setups all the time between computers and the import/export worked flawlessly.

The bottom line is this is a vast improvement. We can set up custom systems that take things to all new levels. I dropped several competing and related add-ons for this one. This one should be promoted as the kind of tech that people want! WTG!!

Great but needs a tad bit more Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I would like it very much if this add on would sync it's settings (search engines,order, display settings...) across different computers. Right now I have to remake all my settings three times or even more.

another little problem is that some sites who do provide their own search engines ,to be activated (firefox addons, youtube,...) can't be added through the search bar. I have to visit mycroft or this addons own site to search there,while normally these sites provide it themselves.

Otherwise this is an almost perfect experience!