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Search engine keywords

Firefox has a cool feature that allows you to select a search engine by typing a keyword followed by the search string in the location bar. To activate simply add the URL to your bookmarks and specify the keyword you wish to use under the bookmark properties. Some useful bookmarks that we use at Anchor are:

Keyword

Notes

URL

g

Google

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=%s&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t

w

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s&go=Go

dict

Dictionary search

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=%s

You will also need to have keyword.enabled set to true under about:config.

Under about:config, set keyword.URL to http://www.google.com.au/search?btnG=Google+Search&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=

If you press Alt-enter, the link will open up in a new tab.

Search engine plugins

HTML(<script type="text/javascript" src="/wiki/common/js/searchengine.js"></script>)

Hint: Press Ctrl-K to give focus to the search input. Press Ctrl-Up or Ctrl-Down to change search engine used. Alt-Enter will load the results page in a new tab!

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Wiki: development/Useful_firefox_extensions (last edited 2008-12-17 09:49:38 by AndrewRogers)