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Quicksearching with firefox

 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.



 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?



 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?




 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.


 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



 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]


 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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