Safari Extension Gallery Search?

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

  1. knidsrok macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2009
    Am I a crazy person, or is there no way to search the safari extensions gallery?

    Over at, 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. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2011
    You're not crazy I was thinking the exact same thing last night. :confused:
  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    It's ridiculously bad. FireFox has the best addon search.
  4. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    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. expendableboy macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2009
    Kind of a microcosm of the entire 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. Cyberspy macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    And over a year later...

    ... still no search.

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

    Dec 18, 2012
    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 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. kgtenacious macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2010
    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. Cyberspy macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    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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