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man
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:15 am    Post subject: google search in firefox address bar like opera Reply with quote

hey all, before i used firefox i used opera. one of the things i liked in opera was the ability to google from the address bar by preceding search terms with the letter g. i.e. "g kernel panic" in the address bar will return google results for kernel panic.

go to bookmarks/manage bookmarks paste the following address into a new bookmark, call it whatever you like (i called mine "g") http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%s . right click on the bookmark you created and choose properties. in keyword put the letter g. save and try it out. this can be applied to popular search engines. the problem of the small search panel is overcome. i've removed my search box.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice trick, thanks :)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! This is really handy tip and it works.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent. Thanks alot.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought firefox by default comes with google in its quick searches bookmarks. The only difference being the keyword is "google" instead of g. If so a simple edit of the existing entry would suffice?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dunno zep, haven't tried it because i don't need to. this trick works quickly with a minimum of effort and saves a heap of clicking.
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