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CrystalBall by dancewiththesky CrystalBall by dancewiththesky
Latest update 0.2.2: Fixed trigger. Updated Category Tree. New update URL.

What is this?
This is a Mozilla Firefox extension that provides an interface to the Search feature introduced by v5. It's part of the deviantEXPERIENCE extension series.

How to install?
[Click Here To Install]

In Firefox 2 and previous versions, when you click to install, a yellow bar appears. Click Edit Options, add the site to your allowed list and click to install again. In Firefox 3, you don't need to click twice.

How to use it?
1. Click the little icon next to the search box (in the upper right corner)
2. Fill and tick search parameters as needed (full view for a demonstration)
3. Click the Search button in the bottom (or just press Enter)
4. Close your eyes and say Shakalama Fi Ma'lama (Important!)

NEW! To toggle viewing the description of a category, click the (!) to the right of each category and the description will show in italics under it's name.

You can more information on deviantEXPERIENCE page. deviantEXPERIENCE is NOT affiliated to, supported, nor sponsored by deviantART
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Given 2010-07-23
CrystalBall by `dancewiththesky has long been a common suggestion from deviants. This browser script actually gives you that feature! It's really useful for when you want to browse in more than one category of art, or don't want to see a particular subfolder. The script is also easy-to-use and has several other features!

[dA related > Browser Scripts and Extensions] ( Suggested by medreaming and Featured by ginkgografix )
:iconfelina-faerlaingal:
Felina-Faerlaingal Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
It say it's not compatible with firefox 16.0.2
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
This is amazing. :la:
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:icondarkness-nightguard:
Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Could you please update that? For Firefox 9? :)
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:iconnataliebaileyhardin:
NatalieBaileyHardin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Please update this for the newest firefox :(
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:iconanneliesemoonchild:
AnnelieseMoonChild Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
any way to update this for firefox 6?
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:iconstillnotsorry:
stillnotsorry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
is it possible to make it compatible with firefox 5 :S
i'd love to use it!
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:iconpantheon9000:
pantheon9000 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Any possibility of a Chrome version. The Firefox memory drain has finally gotten me to switch to Chrome...
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:iconyourdeviousness:
YourDeviousness Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Excuse me, but is there a way to remove this? It gets in the way of some art and links at times. ^^;
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:icondancewiththesky:
dancewiththesky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Tools > Addons > Extensions
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:iconyourdeviousness:
YourDeviousness Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconploopie:
Ploopie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Hi!
This is a great tool and have been using it for some time now.
But! DA changed layout again and the message center is now on the right.
And Crystalball being naughty and want to be ontop of it all ;)

Possible to change? :P
If not, how can I remove it? *being noob and can't find it* :blushes:
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:iconploopie:
Ploopie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Found how to inactivate it.
Hope you will update it someday! :D
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:icondiana-kisa:
Diana-Kisa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
How'd you do that? :XD: I can't find how to inactivate it :noes:
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:iconploopie:
Ploopie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow, I really don't remember haha :XD:
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:icondiana-kisa:
Diana-Kisa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
It's alright. I sent a message and got an answer :XD:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that I've tried this...awesome, amazingawesome :O I do not understand why it's not part of the default.

One request, could there be a way to control which pages this appears on? It slows my loading time down a bit, and I really only need it to appear on the main page & browse.
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:iconwebster14:
webster14 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
featured here [link] :D
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:iconironladyisfe:
ironladyisfe Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great extension! :) One thing though: when I use the Splinter Menu option the links for Upgrade and Ask the Crystalball overlap. Doesn't affect function, but form suffers a little. I was wondering if that's just me/my browser?
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:iconmilarca:
Milarca Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, now I kinda want to get firefox just for this ;)
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:iconwolfshadowxd:
wolfshadowxd Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
I've been looking for something like this for so long! How did I not find it until now?
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD finally! :+favlove:
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:icongisapizzatto:
GisaPizzatto Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured on :icondeviantarttimes: [link]
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:iconthe-secret-monkey:
the-secret-monkey Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Dear God! YESSS.
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:iconfire-chan9490:
Fire-Chan9490 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Whoa. That is an impressive program.
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:iconmyrrhlake:
Myrrhlake Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Very cool. Saw this in Featured and I was all "I have to use it."
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010   Interface Designer
this is one extremely nice made and usefull extension. :clap:
congrats on the DD, which brought it to my attention. :D
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:iconshiroin:
shiroin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010   Photographer
how is the filtering achieved? do you actually run a custom SQL query within the DA db or you run the closest query and do filtering locally???
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:iconmarikbentusi:
MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
deviantART needs to implement more of the community stuff so that people with other browsers can benefit, t:iconoperaplz::iconoperaplz:.

Yes, that is a big compliment. :XD:
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:iconsteinschn:
steinschn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems to be helpful. =)
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:icondianacretu:
DianaCretu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is brilliant! :o
Too bad I use Chrome :(
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:iconyearuzzaman:
yearuzzaman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
we need it at any cost
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:iconyumeruby:
yumeruby Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, totally need something like this for Chrome, too... Great idea!
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:iconmedreaming:
medreaming Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
It doesn't work in v7...:(
There's no "ask the crystal ball" button because there's no room for it.
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:icondancewiththesky:
dancewiththesky Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Fixed just for you :heart:
Click Tools > Add-Ons > Find Updates.
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:iconmedreaming:
medreaming Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Thanks, it works now!
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:iconcybergranny:
cybergranny Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for this great plugin!
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:iconreyvinvinnex:
ReyvinVinnex Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
I think that you and electricjonny should work together to blend his Old Search - Updated to Right with this work. I've already posted this suggestion to him there. I ask this mainly since I'd like to use both works, but his script'd cover up the Crystal Ball link. It'd be a particularly cool thing if you built the interphase into the modified search bar.
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:iconsveiki:
sveiki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
I'm having an issue on Firefox 3.5.3. The CrystalBall link is appearing in the top right (just under the Friends and Collect drop-downs). On a page that has an ad (I'm not subscribed), this placed the link inside the ad banner, right beside the "x" icon that links to the subscription page.
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
awesome
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:icondebi62:
Debi62 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009   Digital Artist
Instead of making this an FF addon, why not make it into a DA search page? You could then provide access to it for everyone even if they don't have FF. (They're crazy not to but some strange people don't have FF. :confused:) I also hate the idea of adding anything else to my FF because it's overloaded right now as it is. I need to put FF on a diet so it will lose a few bytes!!! arg. I'd still like access to this though. This seems to be a much better search tool than just that little input-whatever-words-you-think-of-and-hope-for-the-best search that's there now. You could put a link to it right next to the "Collect" and "Friends" buttons for easy access! Pretty cool! :thumbsup: :nod:
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:icondancewiththesky:
dancewiththesky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Making it a search page requires deviantART staff to implement it server side not from the browser side. I think there's something similar in the works. An thank you, again.
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
The download site is offline.
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:icondancewiththesky:
dancewiththesky Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Fixed.
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:iconqvasimodo:
QvasiModo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Student Photographer
The link seems to be broken :(

[link]
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:icondancewiththesky:
dancewiththesky Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Fixed.
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:iconqvasimodo:
QvasiModo Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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:icondarthgummibear:
DarthGummiBear Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
The icon appears to be hidden on the main pages for some reason...however, if you browse to the forum pages you'll see it at the top of the screen.
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:icondancewiththesky:
dancewiththesky Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Now fixed.
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:iconsanity-shockartist:
Sanity-shockartist Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
this also dosn't seem to work = /
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