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NANY 2009 Entry Information
Name of ApplicationKeyser FARR PluginVersion1.0.1.7Short DescriptionAccess Web Browser Searches via FARRSupported OSesWinAllWeb Pagen/aDownload Link b0b8514fc69fc45cfc6abcae835183a0, SHA1: 839198124f7fee0a898f4e2da97c2f77c49bd297System Requirements
* Requires Find and Run Robot (FARR) at least version 2.34.01Version History
* None yetAuthorewemoa

The initial motivation for this plugin was to enable FARR to reuse the searches already available in one's local installation of Firefox -- those available via its Search Bar / Search Box.  Firefox makes use of OpenSearch plugins to provide this functionality.  OpenSearch plugins are used by Firefox, IE 7, and other apps to allow one to search various sites more conveniently and quickly.  For those interested, there is more OpenSearch-related info at:

As it stands now, the plugin has some level of support for the following browsers:

* Firefox 3 (2 might work, but I didn't test)
* IE7 (8 may end up working, but who knows?)
* K-Meleon (not as customizable as the other two)
I haven't decided whether to continue developing this plugin at this point.  Whether I continue may depend on the level of success I have with cleaning up the existing code :)




The installation flow is the same as other FARR plugins:

* Unpack the archive (probably a zip file) into FARR's Plugins directory
* If FARR is running already, tell it to reload plugins (e.g. via the 'goreload' alias)
* If FARR is not running, start it up
Configuration may be necessary to indicate to the plugin where to look for browser-maintained searches.  There is a detailed README.txt included in the plugin.

Using the Application

* Bring up FARR.
* Type: ks Amazon:little schemer
* Choose one of the results (e.g. via numeric keypad).
The usage is modeled after the SokuGin Alias -- more details are available for that at its forum thread.


One way that may work is:

* Quit FARR
* Find and delete the plugin's folder from FARR's Plugins directory

Perry Mowbray:
Teaser -- Keyser ??  :D

I can hardly wait!  :Thmbsup:

Ah, I missed that as I had been thinking of the following when naming:

But, this is actually a good thing in this case because there is a bit of recursive weirdness going on here...well, at least there is in my mind ;)

Anyway, hope to have something for people to test soon!

Been testing this with ewemoa privately, all i can say is: wow!!
this is something farr users asked for quite a bit and the implementation is great.  :-* :-* :-*

Ah, I missed that as I had been thinking of the following when naming: (December 04, 2008, 04:09 AM)
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Heh... guess what I was thinking of when I chose the name of my website: :D

Great minds think alike. 8)


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