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March 14, 2006

AcidSearch 0.7?

Development is coming along well. It is just taking a lot longer than I expected. I have been redoing a majority of the code from scratch, in an effort to remove bugs. However, I do have significant progress, it's just not enough to justify a release.

And yes, 0.7 will be a Universal Binary. However, I don't have an intel Mac, so those of you who do, I would appreciate it if you sent me bug reports once 0.7 is out.

I will be setting up a bug report ticket system (probably similar to Bugzilla) on the site, I think, as I've gotten a bit overwhelmed trying to use just email.

Posted by pozytron at March 14, 2006 09:25 PM


I can't wait for 0.7 to come out! I recently discovered AcidSearch and have become completely dependant on it, imagine my horror when I fire up my Intel Mini to find it no longer works!!
I nearly burst into tears!! Seriously though, I can't wait to get hold of the new version and to test it for you!


Posted by: Phil at March 21, 2006 03:08 PM

If you need a beta tester for both PPC and x86, let me know. Absolutely love your plugin.

Posted by: ZildjianKX at March 23, 2006 01:20 AM

as with me, more than happy to beta test for you, its one of my favorite apps of all times.

Posted by: Qua at April 3, 2006 07:08 PM

Hear, hear! Safari just doesn't cut it without AcidSearch!

I check MacUpdate daily just in case the auto e-mail hasn't been sent yet, and the Universal AcidSearch is available....

If you need a beta tester on an Intel chip, just let me know. : )

Posted by: David at April 3, 2006 07:30 PM

Well I can't wait for 0.7. Recently got a MacBook Pro and am eager to use find-as-you-type in Safari, something I just cannot live without. Looking forward to the UB ;)

Posted by: MT at April 5, 2006 02:00 PM

How is this update coming along? Universal support is much anticipated by myself and many others. I know i will be making a donation when it does come out!

ATm i am running safari under emulation (Rosetta) just so i can still use AcidSearch, however it is painful at times.

Posted by: phoenixonline at April 9, 2006 09:11 AM

Yes, I've been waiting for a year for an update of Acidsearch. In the mean time, other options keep growing on me, as Inquisitor. It is not free (donationware), but it really nice, modern and intuitive.

What I would like to see in Acidsearch 0.7 :

- A really functional "search as you type" : A sleeker interface, and the possibility of highlighting all the occurrences of the searched word

- A history of searches, and an autocomplete feature

Thanks for your unique work!!!

Posted by: Sergio at April 12, 2006 02:52 PM

Thank you for all of your dilligent work on AcidSearch!

I have really enjoyed previous versions of AcidSearch, your Safari search box enhancement.

After having installed your AcidSearch - 0.62, my Safari locks up and the mouse freezes, necessitating a system re-boot.

Lately, after AcidSearch installation, Safari and my mouse freeze up. Each time when I check the Safari browsing history the last site, one that I never choose to navigate to, is listed as "repisitory.html". When, after re-booting, I open Safari to this site it takes me to the following address:


Clicking on the Robin Hamilton-Pennell link shown there leads to emailing you, the AcidSearch author, at the email address listed .

Is this also a means of spy ware?

The message that the "repository.html" leads me to is:

"Welcome to the Search Channel Repository!
The search channel repository is a community where you can share channels you have created with others. To add a channel to your own Search Channel list, simply drag the channel from the repository into your own Search Channels list.
© 2005 Robin Hamilton-Pennell."

Each time Safari and my mouse freeze up the Safari history shows "repository.html" as the last site visited. This leads me directly to you.

Thank you for looking into improving this very useful search mode selector for Safari!


Posted by: Nicksrick at May 6, 2006 07:28 PM

I'd really like to see another version from scratch. Actual 0.62 kills geektools output of console.log. Seems that the XML of the predefined Channels causes the crash. Is there a workaround to disable these predifend Channels?

best regards Stefan

Posted by: Stefan Kremer at June 27, 2006 11:50 AM

Yep, using AcidSearch 0.62 on a MacBook Pro with Safari 2.0.4 results in an insanely big dump (>210KB) to the console.log:

'2006-07-04 14:25:17.260 Safari[307] tempStr: ...' --

I'd be happy to help debugging this issue and I think it would warrant a version as a quick fix ;-)

Btw, personally I don't need the Channel Repository so a pref setting to disbale it would be also very appreciated but that could wait for 0.7 obviously.

Cheers and thanks for this wonderful piece of software,

Posted by: Erik Abele at July 4, 2006 06:34 AM

I'm having the same issues as Nicksrick (see above). I know this program is not spyware, but there's definitely a conflict happening somewhere. I believe it's a memory leak; this string appears REPEATEDLY in my console logs, under the same thread as AcidSearch:
2006-07-31 13:52:01.703 Safari[458] AcidSearch is Running!
2006-07-31 14:05:32.539 Safari[458] theCSS:color:(null);background-color:(null); bgColor:(null) textColor:(null)
2006-07-31 14:05:33.165 Safari[458] theCSS:color:(null);background-color:(null); bgColor:(null) textColor:(null)
2006-07-31 14:05:34.045 Safari[458] theCSS:color:(null);background-color:(null); bgColor:(null) textColor:(null)
2006-07-31 14:06:06.492 Safari[458] theCSS:color:(null);background-color:(null); bgColor:(null) textColor:(null)
... (Repeat several hundred times)

It's not that the crashes are so frustrating as all the windows I had open vanish upon relaunching Safari, and I have to dig through my browser history in an attempt to find which pages I last had open. Annoying!

I hope the bugs get fixed soon. For me, AcidSearch is an *essential* addition to Safari! Thanks!

Posted by: Down10 at July 31, 2006 07:53 PM

Just wanted to say I love AcidSearch and that it's literally the *only* reason I still use Safari instead of Firefox or Camino…if you ever release it for either of those two it would be great day for me and my computer! :-)

Posted by: OLu at March 23, 2007 10:28 AM