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  1. Make keyboard shortcut more reliable

    Currently the keyboard shortcut will not work if Top Sites or a blank page is open, or if the address bar is selected.

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    • enable keysearch via address bar not working

      currently the key search via address bar is not working and just searching in the default search engine after yosemite update

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      • second search parameter

        Hi, KeySearch is great, but for some purposes (i.e. searching phone numbers by name AND city) it would be a comfortable option to pass a second search parameter (maybe spearated by a special character)

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        • Allow spaces in URL expansion to be replaced by either '+' or '%20'

          Encoding spaces as '+' symbols is standard for sites that provide search terms as keyword arguments (e.g., "http://imdb.com/find?q=two+words"), but some sites implement searches by parsing the base URL (e.g., "http://kat.ph/usearch/two+words/").

          In those cases, I believe the quoting standards may be somewhat different. That kat.ph URL, for example, wants '%20' instead of '+'.

          Perhaps KeySearch could analyze the context of @@@ in more detail and provide the appropriate type of quoting automatically. Or at least, it would be nice to be able to specify variant quoting (e.g., by @@@@ or @@@!) by hand for the few sites…

          14 votes
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          • Search multiple sites at the same time

            e.g. One Keyword can be used to search several different online stores, bookshops, software repositories, or news sites (with results in different tabs).

            Possible implementation:
            We enter a new Keyword and name, but then instead of a URL we enter a list of pre-existing search terms that will all be activated by that Keyword.

            12 votes
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            • Remove Google Analytics from KeySearch

              Just that. I discovered KeySearch contains Google Analytics tracking code. I would rather not be followed around my browser like that.

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              • replace keyword/searchword separator in safari search bar

                It would be great if we can customise the separator character between the keyword and the search word(s) specially when you search on the Safari bar. For now it is a space but it can be a ":" for instance.
                like youtube:funny video
                It will lives you the ability to really search "youtube funny video" on google if you replace ":" by a space. (for now I have added ":" at the end of all my keywords but it can be better customised)

                You can also imagine that a different separator will have an alternative behaviour :
                - youtube<funny video…

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                • Make KeySearch compatible with Firefox keywords for bookmarks

                  Firefox has the equivalent of KeySearch in the form of keywords for bookmarks. I use XMarks for bookmark synching between different browsers and operating systems. XMarks manages to synch keywords, at least between Firefox and Firefox. It would be great if KeySearch could pick up the keyword/bookmark and use it directly. (though I'm not sure Xmarks synchs keywords to Safari...)

                  6 votes
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                  • Duck Duck Go integration

                    If I switch my search engine to Duck Duck Go, this extension does not notice that change. It still searches through Google, and blocks the bang-searches of Duck Duck Go.

                    I would like to use your extension to trigger some of my more complicated searches, and DuckDuckGo for the others.

                    4 votes
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                    • Modal bar, URLs, autofill

                      I love the modal bar and have set a custom search for entering URLs so I can have my safari toolbar hidden full time. But if it could recognize full URLs then I could copy and paste an address into it. Also, some sort of autocomplete functionality for search terms / URLs in the modal search would really round it out. Cheers.

                      3 votes
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                      • Update KeySearch to support the future release of macOS Sierra

                        When Apple will release the new official version of macOS Sierra, please, don't forget of updating the extension to support it. So I'm a developer and contribuitor, I found the bugs in KeySearch.

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                        • Bug with Command Click

                          When set to open in current window, Command click in modal pop up opens in new tab (correctly), while in toolbar it opens an additional background tab.

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                          • Allow Expansion Into a POST Request

                            Currently the extension only seems to support URL expansion for GET requests, however some search engines only accept keywords provided by POST (such as a typical HTML form).

                            It would be nice to be able to choose the type as either GET or POST, with the latter requesting a key which the remaining keywords will be assigned to for sending. For example, I might specify a POST URL of "http://www.example.com/search&quot; and a key of "keywords".

                            3 votes
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                            • Highlight & search Google (command + click) in Safari

                              With Anysearch, I can no longer highlight something, right-click (COMMAND + click) & select "Search with Google." I obviously have searches disabled from the omnibar in Safari 6.

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                              • Is MS Windows 7 supported?

                                I used both Mac OS and Windows. I installed Key Search in the Safari of my Mac, I like it very much. I tried to install it in the Safari under MS Windows 7. I can install it and run it with the default keys. However, the "Edit Keywords" and "Settings" are blank. I can't add any keys or change any settings.

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                                • my perfect results setting

                                  I don't know if it's possible but i would like to open results setting in a new tab ONLY if the current tab is not blank (I easily get blank pages due to my safari settings). This will avoid me to have useless blank tabs.

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                                  • Keywords containing symbols can be unreliable

                                    Keywords containing symbols can be unreliable. In particular enabling and disabling them using the on/off switch doesn't always work.

                                    This is because the keyword is used as the CSS id, causing problems if it contains disallowed characters.

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                                    • Provide Common Searches on KeySearch Web Page

                                      Your web page should provide a (searchable) list of common searches -- those included with the installation and others, perhaps user-submitted.

                                      (1) I deleted a search that came with the installation, and I don't see a way to get it back;
                                      (2) There are many common searches people use, and it's silly for each person to have to figure out their own; and
                                      (3) A user browsing a list of searches will encounter good ideas for search structures and sites to search

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                                      • Add a Duplicate command to the tool gear

                                        My many years of compute use and GUI programming have led me to the very strong conviction that wherever some kind of list of entries appears in any application, utility, tool, etc. the menu for operating on the currently selected entry should include a Duplicate command. (The shortcut command-D is very widely used for this.)

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                                        • Provide downloadable sets of keyword searches to import

                                          It would be cool to have a page of downloadable & importable search "sets" that people could contribute to. (Is there a way to export a subset of one's searches or edit the export file to delete searches from the export?)

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