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Firefox address bar search change using Javascrip
redfoxhound

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Msg#: 3917837 posted 3:05 pm on May 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hello,

Does anyone know how to change the search provider of firefox address bar search. The default is google, I want to offer a link on my site that links to a javascript function that can prompt or add my site search.

Thanks

 

Demaestro

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Msg#: 3917837 posted 3:47 pm on May 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

You have to create a Firefox addon. Once you have that you can just have user dl and install it.

There are lots of tuts on developing one. I would guess a search one would be a pretty easy one.

One you have it ready you can even request to have it put in the "addons" page and people can find it there as well.

redfoxhound

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3917837 posted 3:54 pm on May 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi Demaestro!

I have no clue where to start. Doing a google search on firefox extensions brings me to a whole slew of topics. Do you have any resource or links to point me in the right direction?

If I was able to develop an add on, what would this let me do? I am not an intense programmer. I know php and I know the basics of javascript. I'm a designer attempting to code ;)

Also is there a way to just do it purely in javascript.

Demaestro

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Msg#: 3917837 posted 4:12 pm on May 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hey red,

For your search tool to "play nice" with Firefox then making an addon is the way to go.

You will have a bit of a learning curve if you are new to developing, but if you take the time then you will have a new trick to pull out of your bag and that is never a bad thing.

There are lots of stuff on the subject. I think I found a decent one but I am not sure about posting the link so I will message it to you.

Mods if a tut link is ok then I will edit it in. I never know anymore, sometimes they snip them sometimes not.

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