Loved it, now breaks Awesome bar Rated 2 out of 5 stars

If you don't need autocomplete of history, great extension. Used to work with Awesome bar, but somewhere around Firefox 48 it stopped working.

A great plugin, hope it gets an update Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Was great but is now non functional. Autocomplete doesn't pop up at all. Needs updating...

was brilliant now breaks autocomplete Rated 3 out of 5 stars

with regret i am uninstalling this, it's been great for years but now breaks autocomplete of visited urls when typing in the address bar :(( please fix if you can

Update? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Will be?

Broke Suggested Search Results Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Suggestions based on history and frequent visits while typing in the address bar because of this add-on are broken!

FF 49.X Incompatible with Suggested Search Results Rated 2 out of 5 stars

While InstantFox is enabled, Firefox doesn't show suggestions based on History and Frequent visits while typing in the address bar.

I can't live without my suggested bookmarks in the search bar ... so this is is getting disabled for now.

Vielen Dank Rated 5 out of 5 stars

War mein meistgenutztes Add-on. Jetzt benutze ich halt intelligente Schlüsselwörter:

Gutted Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on has made my life so much easier over the last few years, and it's a real shame to have to disable it. Hopefully someone will come up with a solution or an alternative add-on will provide some of the same features, because I use(d) this multiple times every day :-(

Reviving this project Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am a long time user of Instantfox but the constant degredation of usefulness is hurting my user experience of FF itself. I depend on the addon and would love to help get this thing going again.
If you want to help, SEE
Maybe we can get some people together and fix this thing up again.

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Finally resigned to disabling this addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For the past week or so, I've been trying to hold-off disabling this addon, but my patience has finally run out. Without search suggestions, this awesome addon is no longer bearable to use.

Like many, I've been using this add-on almost since it came out, and it was one of the reasons I stuck with Firefox for so long. Even with all its hiccups of incompatibility for the past year or so, I still tried to find workarounds suggested by other users to keep it functioning.

I'll miss this addon. Now using Firefox's similar built-in feature with keyword search engine & another addon called context search to simulate the old experience, but I still liked instant fox's ease of use & semi-transparent search suggestions. Great job overall however, and thanks to the developers who've attempted to keep this addon compatible with newer FF versions. However, it seems as though unless someone rewrites the entire codebase, this addon will remain incompatible with future FF versions.

I'll still re-enable this addon in a heartbeat if it gets fixed somehow. Until then, it will stay disabled.

InstantFox is still working on Extended Service Release Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on, as it offers fully customizable search shortcuts with search suggestions. Unfortunately it does not work with Firefox 48 or higher. I have looked for solutions and alternative extensions with the same functionality, but I found none.

For that reason I moved to Firefox ESR by installing an ESR version. This will allow me to stay on an earlier version of Firefox until March 2017, and keep on using InstantFox.

If there still is no solution by March 2017, I will probably start using Vivaldi as my main browser. Vivaldi natively offers fully customizable search shortcuts (but I prefer the way they are presented by InstantFox).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sad to know it is not compatible with recent FF versions. Used it at least for 5 years.
Thanks a lot to developer for this very useful tool.

RIP Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks a lot for this wonderful add-on.

So long and thanks for all the fish Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Judging by the other reviews this add-on may be dead. Many thanks to the dev for all the hard work to this point.

However, because the way this add-on works is so ingrained into the way I browse, I've been looking to replicate the functionality. I thought some people might be interested:

I've found that the "Smart keywords" function built into Firefox can be used to search from the address bar in a similar manner, albeit without suggestions and less customisation. Documented here:

Also there are a few separate addons that replicate much of the right click/context search aspect:

bug with FF 49.0.1compatibility Rated 4 out of 5 stars

While InstantFox is enabled, Firefox doesn't show suggestions based on History and Frequent visits while typing in the address bar.

Thank you for producing this addon ;) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Even if it's now no more maintained, I just wanted to express my thanks for developping this useful tool. At the time I installed it, it gave me a kind of linux way of doing things. I will switch to other utilities, but I doubt I will get the same efficiency. Anyway, thx again ;)!

Goodbye Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thankyou developer

Something (bad) happened Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After updating to Firefox 49.0:
- built-in autocomplete stopped working (disabling InstantFox solves this).
- InstantFox is not working anymore.
(Five stars is for past performance.)

Was Great Till It Broke Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As it seems it's broken, anyone could suggest another plugin ?

And thanks to this plugin author for the long run, I enjoyed that plugin for a while ! :-)

InstantFox IS DEAD!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I talked to the developer. He told me, he would like to continue developing InstantFox. But the extension technique of Firefox has changed and is no longer compatible to IF's technique. You can find his mail address on the IF web site.

By the way, the 5 stars are for the long time, I could use this wonderful add-on!

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