Using Sherlock URLs to ease searches

Aug 31, '02 07:10:56AM

Contributed by: kstaken

In Jaguar, the new version of Sherlock can be controlled via "sherlock:" URLs. This allows you to open Sherlock to a particular channel and set some of the data for that channel. This is handy if you want to create URL shortcuts for the channels that you use most frequently.

The URLs take the form of "sherlock://[channel id]?[parameters]". For instance, to open the dictionary channel and look up the word "algorithm", you can use the URL "sherlock://com.apple.dictionary?query=algorithm". To just open Sherlock to the dictionary channel, you'd use "sherlock://com.apple.dictionary".

Read the rest of the article for a list of IDs and parameters for the various channels.

The channel ids and parameters that can be used are as follows:


Comments (1)


Mac OS X Hints
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20020831071056610