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Author Topic: Handy search tip for the DC forum, using Firefox  (Read 2332 times)

IainB

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Handy search tip for the DC forum, using Firefox
« on: August 26, 2011, 08:23:52 PM »
I came across this post in one of my Google reader feeds: 5 awesome Mozilla Firefox secrets
I added this "secret" as a shortcut for searching the DC forum from Firefox. It works a treat!   :Thmbsup:
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1. Customize search with Smart Keywords
A little-known Firefox feature lets you run searches within any given Web site from the browser's address bar. For example, to search for "TouchPad" within Amazon.com, all you'd have to do is type "amazon touchpad" in the Firefox bar.

To create a smart keyword, head to a Web site and locate the search field. Then, right-click the search field and select "Add Keyword for this search...". Create the bookmark, store it in a folder, and your smart keyword is now enabled. Try it with reference sites like Wikipedia and IMDB for quick access to answers.
I have now added it as a shortcut to searching all my favourite websites (where they have a search box on the web page) from the browser address bar. It's a real timesaver compared to the somewhat awkward approaches to searching that we may otherwise be obliged to use on various websites.

Hope DC forum users find it useful or of interest.

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Re: Handy search tip for the DC forum, using Firefox
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 01:23:42 PM »

very nice :Thmbsup:
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Re: Handy search tip for the DC forum, using Firefox
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 01:55:17 PM »
You can also use URL Alias as well.  You can setup multiple data entries with it by changing %s to %1 %2 and so on wherever you need it. :Thmbsup:
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Re: Handy search tip for the DC forum, using Firefox
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 08:21:08 PM »
There are 2 additional ways to search, made by me.

1. DC search plugin for Firefox's search box: http://www.donationc...m/Software/Other/ff/
2. Search from the taskbar with DC search Deskbar, which opens in default browser: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=11600.0