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The idea is excellent & the addon is very useful. But having used it for quite some time, I have observed that this addon freezes Firefox while auto-switching to IE, for a few seconds. I am not sure if this is happening only for me, but I tried with & without the addon, but this problem is reproducible. Deserves a five star except for this problem.
@Developer: Any explanation or a fix? Plz help.
And a feature request: Is it possible to use the same switching rule top open specific sites in Chrome? While IE loads within FF, it is nice if chrome automatically opens for those defined sites.
I have been a long-time user of this addon and completely agree with the review by Firefly. This addon is by far superior to other similar addons.
Now a new request to the developer: I have been a big user of the SmartBox feature. I find it irritating though that I cannot select the text with URLs easily; particularly, if I want to select a word in the middle of the URL'ed text. Most of the times, the URL gets clicked & I have to navigate back to the page. So, can you add a small tweak like this? - If I press, say, Alt button while making a selection, the URL click should be ignored & only the text should get selected. Possible? let me know.
Thanks in advance.
PS:By the way, I dont see the v3.0 version; neither here nor on your site! When will it be made available?
I installed "Zoom Page" addon today & found it to be very very useful. I was in search of such an addon in order to address my requirement of changing the zoom levels whenever my laptop gets connected to my LED TV. ZOom Page fits the bill perfectly.
However, I have two requests:
1. Plz make the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+' as a toggle key to toggle between fit-to-width & default-zoom
2. Plz provide a keyboard shortcut to select the options under "Automatic Zoom" in the settings page. This can be a temporary solution to my actual problem.
My problem is this: I want to have 100% zoom when I am using my laptop normally. But when I connect the laptop to my LED TV, the zoom level should switch to fit-to-width; as I cant get the readability otherwise. So can you add a feature (or a "rule" rather) to automatically identify if the screen size changes compared to the laptop's resolution? Basically, an extension to the existing fit-to-width option with the addition of a rule - "fit-to-width if the screen width is more than X pixels". Is this do-able?
Thanks for this addon. Helps a lot.
I have only one problem. The "Don't show on these sites" feature doesnt work! I want google.com to be excluded in the list, but somehow it doesnt work. Plz correct it.
Dear Andy, I just saw the addon getting updated recently, but am disappointed to see that my earlier request hasnt been implemented. Plz do consider them for the next release! Thanks in advance.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.52-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Really liked the addon. I just wanted one feature to toggle the note's pinning on the page so that it can either scroll along with the page or it sticks in one location on the page irrespective of scrolling.
I see that the author of the last post before mine is also asking for the same.
@Developer: Plz incorporate the feature.
Amazing idea you have with this addon! I wonder why Mozilla didnt take this approach. But sad to know that it doesnt work properly with FF12 :(
Also that you are not updating this addon makes it difficult to use it. Please update it to make it work. If it works, it deserves 5 stars.
Really a superb addon. A must-have if you want to manage the screen real-estate :-)
Request to the developer: Can you please add the features of "Autohide Tabbar" into this addon? Looks like these two addons cannot co-exist. I think adding autohiding feature of tabbar enhances the features even further.
I have been a very regular user of this addon & it helps a lot as I am on FF most of the times. I would love to see these added features so that I can update the rating to 5 stars:
1. I miss the feature to see offset between my current timezone & each other timezones in the tooltip. Currently the only option is to get the "GMT Offset"
2. A keyboard shortcut to display the tooltip timezones, instead of moving the cursor on the icon; something like: Ctrl+Shift+T
3. I am not able to move the addon bar icon to the navigation bar. While I can do it with most of the other addons, I wonder why it was disabled by the developer.
I had asked the developer about the first feature request long back, but never got a reply. I hope to get am answer.
Implement these requests...please...
Thanks a lot for this addon. I was really in need of such an addon.
You know, I had been using a similar addon (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autocomplete-manager/?src=ss) prior to FF3. The developer stopped working on that addon & since then, I was missing those features.
My request: Plz have a look at that addon to see if you can bring some of those feature to this addon. For instance, option to display bookmarks or history first in the dropdown results, lot of customization!
Meanwhile, I have a small feature request. I liked the idea of showing suggest results if there is no match; however, adding 5 keywords each time as you type in the location bar eats up a little bit of bandwidth. Dont you think so? So my request is, can you make it an option to switch on/off the keywords in each such address typing?
Can you give an option to open a link in the Preview window? Probably, Ctrl+right-click-drag or even simple right-click-drag option? this can be a selection from user to choose which is priority for him.
I have seen many times, that I have a list of links which I want to visit one after other till I find the right one where I have the content I was looking for (say Google results, eBay results, classifieds etc.,)
Also, once I find the right link in the Preview window, there should be a way to close the Preview window open the same link in a tab.
Do you find it interesting?
Two minor enhancement requests:
- If I have enabled "open in new tab" option, and if I CLICK on any one of the "suggested key words" drop down, the resultant page doesn't open in new tab. However, if I press ENTER button, it opens in a new tab. Plz correct this behavior.
- I would like to have option to close the "pop up" window (which opens when clicked on icons after selecting some text) with ESC button. As of now, I need to use mouse always to close it.
2.Most of the times what you said is right. If you are using mouse, I agree...double click to close the window makes more sense & is a good idea too...In case of laptop users (like me), there is no difference b/w keyboard & mouse; as the right hand is on mouse pad while left hand is on keyboard many a times and hence I feel Esc to close the window will also help. Why not give both options? ;-)
I have been using this from the beta version and am absolutely happy with it.
I have one bug to report. I have disabled the instant preview completely &amp; also the "drag &amp; drop a link" option, but somehow, both features show up in an unpredictable way!
If I start typing "g testing fastest search", instant search kicks in by the time i start typing search. I dont know the reason though. Strangely, I the tag history is also lost some times &amp; I cant go back to the original page the tab had prior to instant search page.
Secondly, if I drag with right click on a link, I am still seeing the same behavior though that feature is disabled!
Now I have a feature request: I want an option to copy the link URL on "right click drag" while used along with probably alt or shift or control button.
Update: I just realized, the second one is conflicting with my other addon FireGestures. As I use this addon for mouse gestures, is there a way to resolve the conflict? And I see both the trails getting overlapped as I see traces of blue color while dragging a link.
One more minor bug: Try this without Fastest Search addon: URL Bar displays some URL of any open web page. Start typing some other URL (ex: google), but then you want to cancel it & press escape. You will see that the URL of the earlier URL of the open website would come back, removing "google". Now, if you try this with Fastest Search, this is not happening & the typed word remains in the bar. Escape key is not recovering the earlier URL, but highlights the typed word.
Few points I observed with 1.62 version:- FAYT search doesnt work with text fields. Type some text in a text field & use addon's FAYT to search for it.- In FAYT search-string display next to the distribution bar, I see letters from the string "no match" in the background sometimes unnecessarily & requires some fine tuning. I couldnt reproduce it many times though.- Also, I noticed a strange behavior with regard to searching numbers: go to this link for instance-http://tinyurl.com/4aq3u and use FAYT to search for '2046'. Type '20', it works fine. Continue typing '4', 4 is typed in the URLBar! And if you try typing it faster, '204' gets searched, but also the focus is moved to the fourth tab! Try again in the page to type '2046' with more speed now and on typing the last number 6 after 204, last tab is getting opened/focused automatically!- Like F3 & Shift-F3 for moving from one result to the next or vice versa, FF also has Ctrl-G & Ctrl-Shift-G shortcuts. Plz implement this shortcut too.- Preview pop up is always fixed at the top left corner. Better if it is moveable (on the lines of CoolPreviews addon)- I couldnt use the scrolling using my laptop's touchpad. Only the scroll bar in the window can be used in order to scroll.Overall, you have made an amazing addon! Search distribution bar is superb. Continue the great work. Thanks.
3. Am using Windows7 and am sure it is not because of OS. If you arent able to reproduce, then I suppose it is because of some other addon that I have.
4. I feel F2 should not be used, as some of the addons/programs generally use it for their shortcuts, whereas, F3 & G are standard shortcuts for searching.
5. You are right. CoolPreviews panels are always within FF window & I agree it is sometimes annoying. Just a thought: Is it possible to use a moveable window/dialog as you said & push the icon into the system tray instead of taskbar?
6. No. I can see the scroll bars. But am not able to do the scrolling using my touchpad (mouse pad) of my laptop (touch & move along the right edge of touchpad). Not sure if it is the property of XUL?
Very nice way. I wanted this for quite some time.
However, it would be very nice if you can provide a keyboard shortcut for changing the persona. Due to the randomization of personas, sometimes, I see some uninteresting/distasteful ones, in which case I want to quickly change the persona. Basically, can you provide a shortcut for the option "Rotate Next"?
Plz check my Update1 comment in my earlier post on my calculator request.
Also, as noted by another user, I also faced the same issue of keypress. If the cursor is not in any active element i.e., if the page is in focus & not any text boxes, any key press is being redirected to the search box; because of which, instead of executing the command meant for that keypress, the search box is being filled with the text.
I use Augopager as well as Mouseless Browsing, which sometimes depend on the command given while no text element is active. For instance, in Autopager, to add a new rule, user needs to select document objects and in order to select a link or the data-content-scope, there are few simple DOM tools like widening or narrowing the DOM scope by pressing "W" & "N" respectively & finally selecting by pressing "S". So, if Fastest Search is installed, this is not happening & instead, W or N or S is getting typed in the search box.
This is not happening if Fastest Search is not installed as I tested. Please look into this.
Replying to your earlier answers to my post:- The "search opens in new tab?" option was really helpful. Thanks. This is what I wanted.- I understand the difficulty in making "instant new tab" for instant searches. So I have to sacrifice using instant loading anyway, but I will be content with the instant suggestions; till the time there is another way out.- However, I noticed a bug; though I couldnt reproduce it many times: after disabling both "instant URL Bar?" & setting it to "No Engine", I have seen that few times, the search loads instantly which it shouldnt! Please check it out.- One more minor bug: after typing the search keyword like ";g testing" and hitting enter, the results are nicely getting opened in a new window now. But, if I go back to the page where I actually typed the keyword, the URL still displays the same ";g testing" instead of its page URL. Please correct this.Now I have a new request. When I was using InstantFox, I liked the idea of using URLBar as a calculator. That is one thing that your addon doesnt provide. Also, I have a good idea for this to work. I had been using an addon called "Status-bar Scientific Calculator" (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-bar-scientific-calculat/) for quite a period of time, till the developer stopped upgrading it to the latest FF version. But I really liked the approach a lot (opening a text box in status bar on Ctrl+Space & working inside it as a calculator). It also had lot (really a lot) of functions built into it. I feel it would be really great if you could implement those functions into a new ";c" keyword based calculator entered in URLBar, while the results open in a new tab just like InstantFox! Please see if you can combine the functionality so as to also bring in "fastest calculator" to the table. :)Thanks for the great addon.
Update1: Thanks for the reply. Of course, adding google's calculator as a search engine is a simple way. But I feel no one has developed an addon for FF with scientific calculator abilities. Considering that most avid users today keep FF open, it doesnt make sense to open another calculator application (at least I feel so) to perform a calculation. And also considering that the calculator addon I proposed is on GPL, would it not make it easy for you to integrate without much of modification? I really request you to consider this enhancement. I am sure many users would like it.
Hats off for the great bunch of features...its amazing to notice the way you have meticulously thought about these tiny but effective ways of doing things! I have started using every bit of the addon.
However, I have a small nagging issue and/or enhancement-request: I have tab mix plus addon wherein I have configured it to open any URL from address bar, search bar or links-to-other-site in a NEW TAB. This is to prevent the tab content from being hijacked by new URL. But your addon is opening the links in the same tab without respecting tab mix plus' settings. Plz correct this.
Also, I really liked the instant results method, but the same problem wherein the results are opened in the current tab is preventing me from using the feature. Is it possible to provide a option for each search engine such that the instant as well as the final page may be opened in a new tab? (using a check box).
By the way, somehow, I am not able to change the search engine key for a selection. If I select a word and if I want to try changing the "d" to "g", the small icon itself is getting disappeared! Some small bug I suppose. Plz correct it. Also, please check if this addon is compatible with "Apture"; as I am using it too.
And needless to say, thanks a lot for the wonderful addon.
Hey, thanks for implementing the my enhancement requests! Its working great now...deserves 5 stars :)As for my second point, let me elaborate a bit. I am using Tab Mix Plus addon & I have configured in such a way that any bookmark, link from external source, link from history etc., (except for links in the same domain of current web page) to open in a new tab. I need this because, I always keep so many tabs that I follow on & hence I dont want them to be hijacked by new links that I type (of course I can open a new tab before typing the address, but Tab Mix Plus has been doing it for me & saving 2 key presses). For instance, if I type google.com & press enter, it opens in a new tab next to the current one. However, it looks like InstantFox is overriding this setting. Looks like any link generated using your keywords are being opened forcibly in the current tab. Please solve this problem from me?
And here is another enhancement request. Initially I hadnt looked at the calculator option. But with the new version of the addon when I tried it I found it really exciting. There is a reason for it. I had been using an addon called "Status-bar Scientific Calculator" (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-bar-scientific-calculat/) for quite a period of time, till the developer stopped upgrading it to the latest FF version. But I really liked the approach a lot (opening a text box on Ctrl+Space & working on a calculation). It also had lot (really a lot) of functions built into it. Now, looking at your idea of calculator, I felt it would be really great if you could integrate those functions into your "c" keyword based calculator! Currently, InstantFox doesnt allow calculations like square-root, cubed etc., Please see if you can combine the functionality.Thanks for the great addon.
I tried this addon and also the "Hide GUI Bars" addon. The latter one seems to have additional features along with the tab bar hiding. You can configure what bar you want to hide.
"Hide Tabbar" gave me just what I wanted, but "Hide GUI Bars" gave me more than what I wanted!