Some of the important features of the Symbol Finder addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Symbol Finder.
In short, Symbol Finder addon lets you find and copy desired symbol(s) from your browsers toolbar popup UI with just one click. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
5 Reasons to Use Symbol Finder
Over 65000 HTML5 symbols to choose from.
Toolbar popup has a built-in finder to search and find desired symbols (fuzzy search).
Click on each symbol to see details and copy the icon to clipboard.
No settings or options to adjust.
Available for all browsers and platforms.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Symbol Finder?
Symbol Finder is a simple and multi-browser addon which helps you find and copy any desired HTML5 symbol from toolbar popup UI. Simply open the UI and click on the desired category at the top. Alternatively, use the default buttons to choose a different category (please click on the small triangle button at the top left corner to see the default buttons). Or, if you would like, type in a search keyword to see matched symbols. To copy a symbol, please click on the individual icons to see details at the bottom of the UI and then copy the icon to the clipboard. There are more than 65000 icons available to choose from. Please note that within the search bar, as you type a word, icons will appear on the fly (fuzzy search).
2. How to work with Symbol Finder addon?
After you add the addon to your browser, please click on the toolbar icon to open the popup UI. Default icons are - arrows - which is shown when you first open the UI. Click on the desired category at the top to see related icons. There is also a triangle button to see all default buttons next to the input field. If you want to search for a specific keyword, please type-in your keyword in the input field and then press enter. If the keyword matches any symbol you will see the list of icons within the UI, otherwise, nothing will be shown. As mentioned above, the search field has a fuzzy feature, meaning, as you type keyword icons will appear in the UI, even if just part of the keyword is matched. To see all the available icons, press the find button without typing any keyword, or click on the drop-down list and then select - all - items from the list. To copy an icon, please click on the individual icons within the UI. By default the addon loads only the most common symbols in the UI, but if you want to see all 65000 icons, please press on the - Load Extra - button at the top toolbar. This will load all icons in the UI. Now, to see the icons, click on the dropdown list and then select any item with the - range - keyword (i.e. range 1000-2000). Please note that loading all 65000 icons may slow down your browser as the list is big and consumes large memory. Only use this feature if you want to access all extra icons.
3. How can I download the source code for Symbol Finder?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I copy a symbol to the clipboard?
To copy icons, simply click on any icon within the toolbar popup UI; once clicked, the icon will be copied to the clipboard automatically. Alternatively, you can select any icon and then press Ctrl+C on your keyboard or copy with your mouse right-click.
5. How can I access the extra icons in the UI?
As mentioned above, within the UI (top section) there is a button to load extra icons. Once you click on this button, all 65000 icons will be loaded in the UI. Please use this feature only if you need to see all icons, otherwise, simply use the most common icons available in the UI.
6. Why I cannot find certain symbols with the search feature?
Unfortunately, not all the HTML symbols have a name, therefore it is not possible to find all the symbols with a search keyword. Sometimes you need to scroll through all symbols to find the desired icon.
7. Why some symbols are not rendered correctly in the UI?
In some OS or browsers, some necessary fonts are not installed. HTML5 symbols need certain fonts to be rendered correctly. Therefore, if you cannot see an icon(s), this issue is from the OS level and nothing is wrong in the addon.
8. Why the number of categories is limited in Symbol Finder (comparing to the emoji finder addon)?
Similar to the name issue mentioned above, symbols generally do not have categories; therefore they are lying in some limited categories only. The best way to find symbols is by scrolling through all icons in the UI. You can see all symbols by pressing on the all item from the drop-down menu.
9. How to add or remove the toolbar button in Firefox?
To add/remove the toolbar icon right-click on a free space in your Firefox toolbar and select "Customize...". Now you can drag and drop the button to a new position.
10. How to access Symbol Finder settings?
Symbol Finder addon does not have any settings or options to adjust. Everything you need is available in toolbar popup UI.
11. How to install Symbol Finder in your Firefox browser?
To install Symbol Finder, head to Mozilla Store, find Symbol Finder and click on "Add to Firefox" button.
12. How to install Symbol Finder in your Opera browser?
To install Symbol Finder in Opera, just head to Opera extension page, search for Symbol Finder and click on add-to-opera. Once the extension is installed, it starts to work seamlessly.
13. How to uninstall Symbol Finder from your Firefox?
To uninstall Symbol Finder go to Firefox -> Add-ons -> Symbol Finder, then press Uninstall button.
14. How to uninstall Symbol Finder from your Opera?
To uninstall Symbol Finder simply click on the toolbar-icon and select remove from Opera. The extension will be removed completely.
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