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There's no need for extensions and get rid of the space-wasting search box entirely
Authored by: neuralstatic on Jan 17, '06 01:35:25PM

the multiple search engines is so valuable to me, i'd never be able to lose that search box. saves me way too much time



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multiple search engines is so valuable to me
Authored by: simbalala on Jan 17, '06 09:23:29PM

Really?

Set up some of the Keywords with a character or two for each search engine and your "multiple search engines" world will suddenly become much, much larger (and quicker).



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There's no need for extensions and get rid of the space-wasting search box entirely
Authored by: Elliot Shank on Jan 18, '06 08:48:58AM

You want multiple search engines?

Set up bookmarks with the following (suggested) keywords and URLs:

y: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%s
aj: http://web.ask.com/web?q=%s
atw: http://www.alltheweb.com/search?q=%s
teo: http://s.teoma.com/search?q=%s
msn: http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=%s
l: http://search.lycos.com/default.asp?query=%s
tech: http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/search.html?url=%s
f: http://www.feedster.com/search.php?q=%s
b: http://www.bloglines.com/search?t=1&q=%s
alt: http://www.altavista.com/web/results?q=%s

So, those are a bunch of basic things... how 'bout these:

Search Amazon, but only in the Tools & Hardware department: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/?search-alias=tools&keywords=%s

Search Download.com, restricted to things associated with download managers: http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?tag=srch&qt=%s&tg=dl-2071

To look up a UPS package's progress, without having to navigate through the site and click the stupid checkbox, etc.: http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/processInputRequest?sort_by=status&tracknums_displayed=1&TypeOfInquiryNumber=T&loc=en_US&InquiryNumber1=%s&track.x=0&track.y=0

(Yes, this is done more easiliy with the UPS/FedEx Tracking Linkify Greasemonkey script, but it's a good example)


The point is that you can access more search engines more quickly, without having to wait for someone to come up with a new search engine plugin. A new search engine can be added with one context menu click and filling in two text boxes. Not only that, but as you can see above, you can customize how those searches work.



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