Classical Search Bar

Classical Search Bar

Simulate classical search bar by adding a search engine switch button. And you may customize your “default” search engine easily.

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What is Classical Search Bar?

Classical Search Bar is a Firefox add-on that simulates a classical search bar by adding a search engine switch button. It allows you to customize your default search engine easily and redirects your searches to the chosen search engine. With keyboard shortcuts and compatibility with other extensions, this add-on enhances your search experience. Privacy-focused and with various language options available.

Merlin
Stats
By: 田生
Users: 327 ▲ 5
Rating: 3.80 (25)
Version: 2.2.0 (Last updated: 2021-05-08)
Creation date: 2018-05-19
Weekly download count: 16
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Overrides search engine: Yes
Permissions:
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • https://6905b838-e843-4ee3-9df0-b4c79673b21c.invalid/*
  • storage
  • theme
  • management
  • menus
Size: 169.15K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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Merlin
Summary

Due to the limitation of Firefox, web extensions may not read your search engine list nor chose default search engine for you. This extension act as a search engine, and redirect your searching to the real search engine you have chosen.

Searching with this extension would be broken as expected if you disabled this extension in private windows.

Installation After installation, you need the following actions to make this extension work:

  1. config this extension as the default search engine in Firefox options;
  2. open add-on option page, edit the search engine list to meet your requirements;
  3. customize your firefox ui, move the "Search By..." button to a better place (on the left side of search bar is suggested).
Permission Requested You may be alerted that this extension require permission of access your data on some .invalid domain when you try to install it. The domain is used as the fake search engine extension used. Since no one may own a .invalid domain (which is literally invalid), you would not own any data on this site. And you should not worry about this permission.

This extension requires permissions for manage themes and extensions. They are only been used to read your enabled theme, so that this extension could have a correct themed popup.

This extension also requires context menu permission. You may enable context menu in its options.

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User reviews
Wonderful! Works great. Thank you for creating it!
by karelt, 2023-01-08
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Safety
Risk impact

Classical Search Bar may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Classical Search Bar has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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