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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Same here. Addon won't install due to incompatibility ... while running Firefox 14 on a Galaxy Nexus.
A few problems ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
1.) The current version (2.23) states on addons.mozilla.org that it's compatible with Firefox 11.0+. However the extensions's install.rdf specifies 12.0 as the minimum Firefox version. :-( Thus if you install this on Firefox 11.0, it instantly gets disabled due to the min. version check.
2.) If you override the version requirement (eg. download the XPI, extract it, modify the install.rdf, repack, install), the extension crashes Firefox right when you hit Ctrl+Shift+F to activate it's search bar.
It'd be nice to have these fixed. Thanks.
P.S.: the above observations came from a PC running Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) and Firefox 11.0. I used a new/clean profile with no other addons.
3.) On Windows XP + Firefox 13.0.1 the extension works as advertised. Small bug: even if "disable all instant ..." is checked and regex search is checked, the find-as-you-type seems to be enabled. At least for me it did search and highlight expressions, when I typed a regex (and enabled regex search and disabled all instant features). Not that I'm complaining (it's great that find-as-you-type works even under these circumstances) ... it's just a mere observation that it doesn't work as the documentation (I mean inline help) described it.
Update (June 20, 2012)
@Mingyi: thanks for the quick reply. With your fixes it's now quite fine. :-) I've modified my rating to five stars.
I've one suggestion though (an enhancement request): the search bar/field appears over the current page and hides a portion of the page. Thus if a match of the expression is found (and highlighted) "under" the Fastest Search box, it's a bit hard to see. It'd be nice if the Fastest Search box would not appear in the current page, but as a separate search field (part of the browser window ... as the builtin search field does). Of course I fully understand that this would mean a whole different approach and a complete rewrite ... but it'd be nice. :-) There're lots of extensions that open their own "section" below the main browser content (eg. Firebug, HttpFox, just to name a few), you can check them for an example on how it can be done.
Fx 5 compatibility? Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for providing this very useful extension. Approx. when can we expect an 5.x compatible update?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9d.1-signed.1-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
v1.4.1 breaks Fx 3.5.x Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I completely agree with the previous posts. I used have this addon installed, but after a recent upgrade from Ubuntu Jaunty to Karmic (which upgraded my Fx from 3.0.x to 3.5.y) the browser got unstable (to say the least). Debugging the issue lead to the conlusion that SwitchProxy Tool was the culprit. Disabling the addon fixed all problems with Firefox. I hope the developer of SwitchProxy Tool can deliver a 3.5.x compatible version soon. Until then it'd be very much appreciated if this addon was not listed as Fx 3.5.x compatible.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I've created a fix for the problem on MacOSX that appeared with the new notification popups in v0.9a.
You can read about it and download the fixed XPI here: