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Firefox - quicksearch
Quicksearching with firefox
tbthorpe

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Msg#: 390 posted 7:23 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry about the deluge of posts here, but has anyone figured out how to use the quick search feature in firefox? I loved that in avant.

 

tbthorpe

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 390 posted 7:57 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I figured it out. word. I also figured out that it's very easy to change the search keywords. i now use just 'g' and 'd' for google and dictionary. i also like 'dl' for download.com and 'w' for weather, and 'az' for amazon. what are some other good ones?

Tim

MatthewHSE

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Msg#: 390 posted 8:31 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well I'll tell you what, I'm a pretty experienced FireFox user, but so far haven't learned anything about the Quick Search feature. Could you explain what it is and how you get it set up?

Thanks,

Matthew

drbrain

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Msg#: 390 posted 8:31 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

You mean bookmark keywords?

map for mapquest maps
directions for mapquest directions
imdb for IMDB

I also have non-search keyword bookmarks for things like the html, xhtml, css, and other specs.

tbthorpe

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Msg#: 390 posted 9:09 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Matthew - I'm talking about what DrBrain is talking about...search bar keyword shortcuts. Are you familiar with those? if not, try typing "google firefox" into your search bar. The result is a new page opened up with google search results on it. It's a very helpful tool. If you want, i could explain more about how to set them up, change "google" to just 'g' because being lazy = being efficient, and so on

Tim

Reflection

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Msg#: 390 posted 9:17 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

i now use just 'g' and 'd' for google and dictionary

There's a cool extention called dictionary search. It allows you to highlight a word on a page and then use the context menu(right click) to look up the word(default is on dictionary.com). You can even use it as a thesaurus as well(thesaurus.com) as there is the option for up to 4 'dictionary' entries.

[edited by: Reflection at 9:20 pm (utc) on July 14, 2004]

MatthewHSE

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Msg#: 390 posted 9:19 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Okay, I got it. Yes, I've been using bookmark keywords since day one with FireFox. I guess I just misunderstood what you meant; at first it sounded like a feature I didn't know about, and I couldn't believe FireFox had any of those left! ;)

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