Script Summary: Do not install. Currently broken. Keeps Google Search top bar (search box, alternate apps, etc) at the top of the window, rather than scrolling with the page. Works with: Web, Images, News, Shopping
This script is currently broken. At some point in the future, I will take up the reigns again and get it working. For now, I am too busy to maintain this to account for the rather extreme inconsistencies across the various Google searches. Likewise, Google has a relatively short update cycle that consistently breaks the script.
Currently works on the following Google search types:
GSFT is a simple script that loads some CSS rules to keep the top bar of Google search at the top of the window. The search results page list is fixed in its own bar, so you don't have to scroll to the bottom to move to the next page of results. GSFT also attempts to make the top bars as similar between the various searches as possible. This includes positioning the logo in the same spot, making the fonts the same size and weight, aligning background colors (except in News which has always been odd) etc.
GSFT uses the magic tld, so it will work with the international versions of Google's searches (i.e. .de, .co.uk, .at). Also uses Jarett's Script Update Checker to alert when a new version is available (set to check once every 3 days).
For the most part, I won't go out of my way to make GSFT compatible with another GM script or Firefox extension. This is especially true if the script or extension's main purpose is form rather than functionality. I do make exceptions in cases where the script/extension is especially useful. GSFT is tested to work with the following extensions/GM scripts *:
If any particular searches break the script, post it in a comment. When posting a breakage, please note the following:
- Exact search text
- Whether you are logged into a Google account
- Any GM scripts running on the page
- Any Stylish styles running on the page
- Firefox extensions that may alter the page
Special case problem. If (A) the problem is that elements on the page end up floating over the topbar, (B) you have FireBug or something like it installed, & (C) you know a bit about CSS... ...then find the z-index of the element and include that in your report.
*: extensions do tend to introduce some quirks, but nothing that is a deal breaker so far
Upcoming additions include Groups, Book, Scholar, Finance and Blog Search Fixed Topbars. Maps and Video don't scroll the topbar, so they will not be addressed.
If you'd rather GSFT not kick on for a specific search flavor (news, for example), simply remove that entry from the Included Pages in GM's manage scripts window.