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Author Topic: access Google desktop search from FaRR?  (Read 3831 times)


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access Google desktop search from FaRR?
« on: October 26, 2005, 01:24:39 PM »
I am trying to create an alias that will allow me to utilize Google desktop search.  However, there appears to be some sort of security number that is generated when you run the search.  Without it the search fails.  Is it possible to access GDS from FaRR?  Sorry if this has previously been covered; I did search.


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Re: access Google desktop search from FaRR?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2005, 01:56:03 PM »
i've been considering ways to let FARR interface with google/msn/yahoo desktop indices..

a plugin interface for FARR is planned that will support such plugins, and i think that's that best and most general approach for this.. i hope that when we get nearer to actually implementing this plugin (probably not for a couple of months) that we can return to this discussion and figure out what would be the nicest way to do this.


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Re: access Google desktop search from FaRR?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2005, 09:01:12 PM »
hi there mouser,

i'm not a fan of GDS but if u need any help in creating the plug-in, look here:
these are for firefox actually. but i'm confident that you'll find a way to adapt them into F&RR...

best regards,


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Re: access Google desktop search from FaRR?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2005, 04:23:03 AM »
I wonder, has anyone had any luck building an alias using this technique? The one I put together will bring up the GDS search page, but I've been unable to successfully pass it a search query.