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Author Topic: search alias (Core-Search.alias)  (Read 2085 times)

daddydave

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search alias (Core-Search.alias)
« on: July 20, 2012, 12:40:50 PM »
Just looking at the search alias in Core-Search.alias, it looks like it hasn't been updated in a while:

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Google - $$1 | http://www.google.com/search?q=$$1 /ICON=icons\google.ico
Yahoo - $$1 | http://search.yahoo....&ei=UTF-8&p=$$1 /ICON=icons\yahoo.ico
MSN - $$1 | http://search.msn.com/results.asp?q=$$1 /ICON=icons\msn.ico  is now Bing but it works anyway
AltaVista - $$1 | http://www.altavista.com/web/results?q=$$1 /ICON=icons\altavista.ico is now Yahoo
Ask - $$1 | http://web.ask.com/web?q=$$1 /ICON=icons\ask.ico :o srsly?
AllTheWeb - $$1 | http://www.alltheweb...arch?cs=utf-8&q=$$1 /ICON=icons\alltheweb.ico is also now Yahoo
GoogleGroups - $$1 | http://groups.google.com/groups?q=$$1&sa=N&tab=wg /ICON=icons\google.ico
Omgili Forum - $$1 | http://www.omgili.com/omgili.search?q=$$1 /ICON=icons\omgili.ico

omgli I had never heard of (or forgot about it) until I saw it in FARR. It's a nice forum search, though, I like it.

I would suggest cleaning up a little and adding DuckDuckGo (can't think of any others that would be good)
There is a lot of interest in secure searches these days, so maybe some of these should be made into https:// versions.
On the other hand, I guess a lot of people just do plugins or alias packs and these don't really need to be changed, I don't know.

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Re: search alias (Core-Search.alias)
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 02:12:15 AM »

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Re: search alias (Core-Search.alias)
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 07:16:46 AM »
I'd like to request some help preparing new aliases.. if someone was willing to edit the core aliases to bring them up to date (and add any new items or new alias files), I'd love to have the help and would updated the core files.

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Re: search alias (Core-Search.alias)
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 10:01:06 AM »
i modified the search alias to include some relevant search engines. sourced from some of the aliases i previously posted.

Find_and_Run_Robot_2_Search_Alias_2012-07-21_002.pngsearch alias (Core-Search.alias)
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=18405.0
http://www.donationc....msg204670#msg204670
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=30275.0
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=18564.0

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Re: search alias (Core-Search.alias)
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 06:51:04 PM »
For some time, my default search in Firefox has been a Google search limited to results from the past year. It's amazing how much outdated junk this filters out when doing technology searches. Wonder if other search engines (such as DuckDuckGo) have something similar.

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  1. Google Past Year - $$1 | https://www.google.com/search?tbs=qdr:y&q=$$1 /ICON=icons\google.ico
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Re: search alias (Core-Search.alias)
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 06:53:34 PM »
I'd like to request some help preparing new aliases.. if someone was willing to edit the core aliases to bring them up to date (and add any new items or new alias files), I'd love to have the help and would updated the core files.

Seems like this could be done one alias at a time on threads such as this one, then if there is some agreement, someone can compile them.
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