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mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 04-01-2004 19:05

probably I am the only one who didn't know of this, so if this is the case, please just ignore this thread.
i was bored the other day, so i typed a simple sentence in my addressbar and hit the enter button. i was quite surprised.
type in without http or www or .com and stuff....just type in a part of a sentence like this one:
mad scientists and some lunatics
cool ey? Firefox seems to do a quick google and then automatically redirects you to the #1.
pretty nice

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 04-01-2004 19:17

You can also set up quick searches so you can quickly search most of your favorite sites.

I've got:

g "terms" - Googles
gi "terms" - Google Images
d "word" - Searches dictionary.com

And several others. There's instructions on the Firebird/Fox website on how to set them up.

:::11oh1:::

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 04-01-2004 19:26

wow, thx for that krets, I also didn't know about this. I think its time for me to RTFM.

ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 04-01-2004 20:19

The feature krets is referring to is Smart Keywords, which I tend to use a lot and find even more useful than Fx's built-in search bar.

Here are just some that I use:

g - Google
img - Google Images
dir - Google Directory
grp- Google Groups
news - Google News
goto - I'm feeling lucky (typing the terms without a keyword does the same thing, but it takes longer, because the browser first attempts to parse your query as a URL.)
dict - Dictionary.com
wiki - Wikipedia (does an I'm Feeling Lucky under the domain en.wikipedia.com)
imdb - Internet Movie Database
lj - Livejournal (just enter a username)
bug - Bugzilla (enter a bug ID)



krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 04-01-2004 21:31

I've got the imdb and the lj feature too oz. Very handy stuff.

:::11oh1:::

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 04-01-2004 22:11

Meh, I added the snippets of the search fileds to my startup instead. that way I am not dependant to a single browser/comp.

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