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Use tip for multiple search engines
Authored by: Gilchrist on Nov 14, '01 12:09:52AM

Instead of replacing the first shortcut, create a new one with the shortcut name as "google@" and the destination URL as "http://www.google.com/search?q=%@". Now you can just type in google, a space, and then whatever you want to search for (use "+" to separate multiple word searches). The benefit of doing it this way is you can do other types of searches as well. Name another shortcut "yahoo@" and set the destination URL to "http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=%@". Now you can search using yahoo as well!



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Use tip for multiple search engines
Authored by: dzurn on Nov 14, '01 02:12:21AM

I'm using OmniWeb 4.05, and I can't get this second Google search technique to work at all. I've tried it every which way and all I get is a URL to "http://www.google searchterm.com/" instead of any search.

It works fine to replace the * shortcut as in the original posting, but then I lose the more-desirable feature of just typing "apple" and expecting to get to www.apple.com

I've tried resetting all shortcuts to the factory default and then trying the edit again, but no avail.



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Only works with OmniWeb 4.1 BETA
Authored by: leejoramo on Nov 15, '01 12:27:49PM
Your suggestion about using:
google@ http://www.google.com/search?q=%@
seems to be part of the current OmniWeb 4.1 BETA, and not the current 4.05 public release. I don't have the BETA, but I saw the following mailing list message at Omni:
http://www.omnigroup.com/mailman/archive/omniweb-l/2001/003788.html
Lee Joramo

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Use tip for multiple search engines
Authored by: dennisbest on Feb 06, '02 10:27:02PM

You can actually do something even cooler!

Set up a shortcut "?@" and have it point to

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=%@&num=100&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=lang_en&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=m6&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&safe=active

(This is a google advanced search.)

Now type ? followed by a space and what you want to find and it will return 100 results, from the last six months, in English, without porn.

(You configure your own search by going to google>advanced search and creating your own settings. Just search for anything then copy the resulting address from the tool bar. Replace whatever you searched for with %@ and make your shortcut accordingly.)



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