Frequently asked questions

Platform

Any plans to support Safari?

Unfortunately, no. According to MDN's web extension compatibility chart: Safari doesn't support omnibox API, which is essential to this extension. See issue #87.

Permissions

Why does the extension require reading browser history permission?

The sole permission required by the extension is tabs, which gives accessing browser tabs information capability. We use this permission to open the search result in the current tab or new tab for the sole purpose. Feel free to check our Privacy Policy for more information.

Why does the extension require access to github.com?

Since v1.1.0, we add a new enhancement feature for the rust-lang repository's release page. This needs permission to access the single release page, no other page else. See the extension permission declaration file: line 38.

Caveats

Why local file: rust doc not work properly on Firefox?

For security reasons, in Firefox, file: URLs is an unprivileged URL, accessing to those unprivileged URLs are prohibited. See the MDN documentation for more detail.

Any workaround to support offline mode on Firefox?

Sure. A good choice is use http server! For example using python http.server module:

$ cd your-rust-doc-directory
$ python -m http.server
Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8000 (http://0.0.0.0:8000/) ...

Then set http://0.0.0.0:8000 as your local doc path.