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Author Topic: Advanced Aliases  (Read 1586 times)

dewin

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Advanced Aliases
« on: September 03, 2012, 08:59:32 PM »
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You can now specify multiple programs to launch within one alias by separating them with ;;;
How would the syntax look, AND can this be used for web-searches too?
One search term launching multiple searches in different tabs.


Example imgx searches:
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http://www.picsearch.com/search.cgi?q=
and
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http://images.google.com/images?q=

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Re: Advanced Aliases
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 10:02:18 PM »
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You can now specify multiple programs to launch within one alias by separating them with ;;;
How would the syntax look

As an example, made an alias with the following in the "Result(s)" field:

"c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://reddit.com;;;"c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" https://donationcoder.com

It brought up two IE windows here.  When I tried with Firefox, I got two tabs.

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Re: Advanced Aliases
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 11:00:05 PM »
To be more specific to your inquiry, try this:
Screenshot - 9_3_2012 , 10_57_45 PM.png

To use it, type something like:
des mouser
to open two web pages at the same time which perform the searches at the different sites.



You can import this into your aliases by going to the myaliases.alias alias and right clicking and choosing import, and then pasting:
1000>>>des>->http://www.picsearch.com/search.cgi?q=$$u1;;;http://images.google.com/images?q=$$u1>+>^des (.*)$



Notes:
  • We could have used $$1 instead of $$u1, but $$u1 will do some replacements that are useful in some browser urls (like spaces into +).
  • In ewemoa's example he specified the explicit path to internet explorer, but you can leave that out if you want default browser to be used.

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Re: Advanced Aliases
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 12:12:26 AM »
Awesome, thanks guys!  :Thmbsup:
I'll probably edit my aliases manually, as I got a few multisearches.

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<AliasEntry>
        <AliasText>xpic</AliasText>
        <Score>1000</Score>
        <Regex>^xpic(.*)$</Regex>
        <Results>
            <Result>http://images.google.com/images?q=$$u1;;;http://www.webshots.com/search?query=$$u1</Result>
        </Results>
    </AliasEntry>