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|User since||March 23, 2011|
|Number of add-ons developed||0 add-ons|
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I installed this to make it easier to use Firefox's keywords. E.g. I have it set up so I can type "IM Sigourney Weaver" in the address bar and the keyword "IM" tells Firefox to search IMDB. I have keywords to search Amazon, several dictionaries, Google Images, etc. They work great but they can be a pain to set up. And for some sites, I just never could figure out the syntax or wildcards or regexes or whatever. Metacritic was one such site.
So I installed this Add to Search Bar extension. Then I went to Metacritic.com and right-clicked in the search field and selected "Add a Keyword for this Search". I chose "M" as my Keyword and I was done. Now I just type, for example, "M The Dark Knight" in my address bar and am instantly taken to the results of a Metacritic search where I can click on either of the two movies, a bunch of video games, etc., depending on what product I'm looking for a review of. Using the same technique, I went to the search pages for Movies, TV, and Games and added keywords "MM", "MT", and "MG" to search Metacritic within those genres only. Easy peasy. A task I hadn't been able to accomplish by hand (and that would have taken several minutes by hand anyway) was done in seconds.
Curious, I went into my Bookmarks to examine how Add to Search Bar had set up these keywords. What syntax had it used that had eluded me? Answer: I have no freaking idea. The four bookmarks with those four keywords all looked identical. Yet they run four different searches. How did Add to Search Bar make this happen? I don't know. But it did, my friend. It did.
Will not track products offered on Amazon but sold by other companies.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.31.1-signed).
This used to be the best looking theme out there. The change on March 27, 2012 was applied automatically without even asking for a confirmation. The new look is not nearly as good. I would like to roll back to the old look. Short of using System Restore, is this possible?
Note: I have Firefox 11 set to NOT automatically update. But apparently that doesn't affect add-ons. To change the add-on setting, you have to click on the little gear in the Add-ons Manager. And the only options Firefox 11 gives you are a) Download and apply updates automatically without asking, or b) Don't even notify me that updates exist. There is no option to notify me of updates and let me decide whether to install them. And there is no option to roll back the settings if an "update" turns out to be a disaster. That's not this add-on's fault, of course. But it sure compounds the problem.