- Оценено на 4 из 5от Albino, месяц назадI love the concept of this but its unfortunatly not very helpful when you need your search to carry over to different pages of a site.
If you need it for really long sites with a lot of text all in basically the same place? this is pretty helpful
- Оценено на 2 из 5от Gtbs, 2 года назадSame as previous review: I could use this if searches were persistent across pages, like the original search function (ctrl-f) works. It's of no use if you have to re-enter 4+ keywords at every page load!
- Оценено на 4 из 5от fox4ever, 3 года назадWorks for me. But as it is right now, you need to re-enter the same words on every pages firefox loads. I wish it had a persistent keyword search option (if enabled) that will apply the current search to new pages as well.
- Оценено на 1 из 5от Adam B, 3 года назадThis would be a great addition if it worked for me, I'm using Firefox 70 32bit version, I coppied a word from the page and clicked find and it highlighted the line below the searched word (first time round) then I opened up the source code of the page to edit it and from there on it didn't work again. I removed and re-installed (twice) and restarted firefox but to no avail. It's a pity because I like the idea of this add on and, if it gets fixed I'll add it to firefox but, for now, I'll have to remove it.
To answer the developer's response I would have been happy if it had highlighted "Presisely" for the state of content that was on the page at the time of clicking but it didn't and it did not carry out any further searches even after closing the close button and starting a fresh search or after removing and re-installing the add on, no content on the page was changed and when moving to a fresh page the add on was closed and re-opened with a fresh search.Extension calculates positions and draws highlightings precisely for the state of the content that was on the page at the time of clicking the 'Find' button.
After drawing the highlightings, the extension doesn't track changes to the content.
So it doesn't redraw the highlightings when changes to the content occur and the content itself redraws.
The extension could automatically rerun the search logic each time something happened to the page by listening to various page events. But there are pages where all this computation would be perceivable enough, in terms of time and resources taken, that you wouldn't want it to happen that often and uncontrollably.
An easier solution is to just remove or rerun the search manually exactly when you need it.
So I'm afraid from the algorithmic standpoint it works as good as it can.
Well, I use Firefox 70 (64bit) myself, and I use this addon almost every day when I need to find something on the page. I think I would notice if it didn't work at all.
But of course, there is a chance of a bug in any script.
I could look into it if you told me the website where it happened and the exact steps that you did.
- Оценено на 5 из 5от v1tesse, 3 года назадThanks for making this add-on. It seems to be working rather well, even though it's still a bit rough around the edges. It's interesting to see how some things that seem simple in theory can end up being so complicated, like searching for two or more words at the same time on a webpage. I'm glad I came across this add-on.
I really like having multiple groups, blinking text, hotkeys and the highlighting of found text next to the scrollbar.
However, for the more privacy-minded individuals, it would be necessary to clarify how the permission to "read the text of all open tabs" applies. In my opinion, the add-on should only do this when clicked / activated via the hotkey and only for the site it's activated on, with a clear description of this. Otherwise, some people, myself included, could keep it disabled and only use it when they need to, as "text" can be anything ranging from passwords to banking info.
Also, even tough I'm guessing "new" add-ons have more restrictions, would there be a way to integrate the add-on window into a bottom bar like the default search? Having to always click the icon or use the hotkey to see searched terms is just not as easy as always seeing it when activated, in a neat narrow bottom bar.
edit: I don't have the issue where the highlight stays put while text scrolls by, it just moves with the text how it's supposed to (FF 67.0.4 atm).
The only problem I've seen is searching on a long webpage (a law with lots of text) - prompting Firefox to show an error saying the add-on is slowing down the browser etc.
Furthermore, for some people who might not get how this add-on works, you type in your first term, hit Enter or click the "+" (plus) sign, you type in the number of characters between the searched terms (where it says 50 in the screenshot) and click Find. This is the part I was missing when I first started using it.Please, don't be concerned about your privacy with this addon.
You can always check its code located at Homepage link, where you won't be able to find anything in the least suspicious. All it does is search the terms and highlight them on the page; no external requests or even saving your searches on your own machine.
If you look up the 'read the text of all open tabs' permission, you'll see that it just means you allow the extension to use 'find' API, which searches for the text on the page and nothing else.
And it can only perform such logic at exactly the moment you click the extension button.
New extensions are indeed more concerned about privacy and security.
Also, thanks for the suggestions on the user interface and the description.
And sorry for such a late reply.
- Оценено на 2 из 5от Robin Moussu, 3 года назадIt looks really good on paper, but it's unusable in practice. I have the same issue than another user (I don't know how I could have responded on the same thread).
As soon as you start scrolling, the text of the page moves (expected), but the highlight don't (not expected, like a fixed background image).Hi. If possible, could you please give me more details on this problem: website, browser version, and sequence of actions? (through email or github, maybe)
Otherwise, I wouldn't even be able to see this issue. Because it always works as expected with the newest version and on websites that I use this extension for.
- Оценено на 2 из 5от Пользователь Firefox 14687941, 3 года назадIs a good idea but on scroll all marks stay floating all arround.Hi. I don't exactly see how this can be a problem the way you described it.
If you don't need a particular group of highlightings anymore, you should click the cross button at the upper-right corner of the extension window to remove them.
- Оценено на 2 из 5от Пользователь Firefox 14621531, 4 года назадI'm trying to make it work but it doesn't even highlight one keyword (maybe idon't understand how it works, the developer has a poor example screenshot)
(In response to the developer whom i thank for the reply)
Pressing the find button doesn't work (i obviously did that)
(My version is firefox56)
Ответ разработчикаопубликовано 4 года назадHi, to find and highlight strings on the page you need to click the 'Find' button.
I use this extension myself almost every day and it definitely works in such a simple case.
I tried to check what could be wrong between firefox56 and my extension. And it seems firefox56 just doesn't support text searching on a page at least in a form as current browsers do.
As I can see 56 version was issued 1.5 years ago, and some things must have changed in such a timespan.