One of the coolest things in Firefox is its ability to do Google searches via the address bar; I use this all day long.
This is done simply by, in my case, typing:
g searchterm ** I changed the prefix from “gg” to “g”.
So if I am looking for some Gentoo information related to Postfix, I can type:
g gentoo postfix
Well, with the launch of MSN’s new search engine, and my recent discovery of Technorati – A Blog Search Tool, I decided to spend the 15 seconds required to add this same functionality for them into Firefox. Here’s how:
- Create a new bookmark in Firefox.
- For the URL, add the text below for MSN: “http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=%s&FORM=QBRE”
- For the prefix, add “m” (or whatever you want to use).
- Create another bookmark.
- Add this for the URL: “http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/search.html?rank=&url=%s”
- Use “t” for the prefix (or whatever you want to use).
That’s it. Now, when you want to search Google, type Control-L to take you to the address bar, and then:
To search MSN, do the same but type:
To search a topic being blogged about:
I also have one set up to search dictionary.com using “d”:
Hope you get as much out of these as I do…