Safari Extension Gallery Search?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by knidsrok, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Am I a crazy person, or is there no way to search the safari extensions gallery?

    Over at extensions.apple.com, there's the normal Apple site-search field, but it doesn't list Safari extensions. I feel like I must be missing something obvious...
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You're not crazy I was thinking the exact same thing last night. :confused:
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    It's ridiculously bad. FireFox has the best addon search.
     
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    xlii

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    You are not crazy. I haven't been able to search it either. Not a problem when there were only a small number of extensions to browse. As that number grows the need for a search function becomes a necessity.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Kind of a microcosm of the entire Apple.com site

    God help you if you want to do a specific search, like for widgets... you have to browse. But first you have to figure out what category Apple has put the thing your searching for in.

    You can't (that I see) do a search just for widgets.

    What happened to the usability team in Cupertino?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    And over a year later...

    ... still no search.

    Another example of Apple's famous usability.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Thought there was a solution but...

    ... Apple won't let THAT work!

    If the site was indexed by Google, you could search the site using something like

    site:extensions.apple.com firebug

    But that would be far too easy for Fanbois to use.

    The only page that gets returned if you do this is the home page.

    Another usability fail from Apple :(
     
  8. macrumors member

    kgtenacious

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    but it's not a fail, as far as Apple is concerned. At this point, with no search options still, it's obvious that Apple doesn't want a search function for Safari extensions.

    The question is why?
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    How is this not a fail? Just because it's deliberate on Apple's part, does not mean it is a good idea. Just another example of Apple's desire for control with no apparent rational, and certainly no benefit to their customers.
     

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