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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:43 pm    Post subject: Just a little tip for Firebird.... Reply with quote

I am sure most people know about this, but for those that do not.....

In firebird, you can select a word (by highlighting it somehow), and then click the scrollwheel button on your mouse, and it will take you to a google search of the term.

Kinda neat, imo.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool :)

BTW: http://www.soni.dk/Distributed/ShowHistory.asp?SitesID=1%09%09%09%09&UserID=2671

Your nick :D
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

professorn wrote:
Cool :)

BTW: http://www.soni.dk/Distributed/ShowHistory.asp?SitesID=1%09%09%09%09&UserID=2671

Your nick :D


Bah, they ripped it off from me!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool I didn't know about this , thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another rip off from Opera :twisted:

Mark a word in opera, right click and you can choose to search in google, imdb, dictionary, encyclopedia, translation between 20 languages...

sure firebird and mozilla are nice but you do give them too much credit. Who used tabbed browsing first? Who introduced browsing with mousegestures? Opera and opera.

Good software deserves a few dollars, I've paid for Opera because my browser is one of the 3 most important applications I use on my computer and I expect nothing but top quality.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but what about us poor teenage and college kids who have no money?

I like that Firebird has all these things, for free, because it makes it a very good browser that I can afford :p.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

odegard wrote:
Yet another rip off from Opera :twisted:

Mark a word in opera, right click and you can choose to search in google, imdb, dictionary, encyclopedia, translation between 20 languages...


thats great but no one said anything about right-clicking, thats a whole other feature.

anyway,
for some reason my setup doesn't do that with a middle-click. when i middle click the highlighted word (or preferably url) firebird tries to go to that address.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No firebird searches google and if it don't find anything it will say that the pag couldn't be displayad. At least thts whats happen when i middle click
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nouse66 wrote:
thats great but no one said anything about right-clicking, thats a whole other feature.


huh? The *feature* is a shortcut for searches and lookups, what button to click is the *implementation*.

I have a question: In Opera, I can write "g something" in the address field and I will be taken directly to a google search-page for "something". "i something" is binded to alltheweb.com. There are about 20 of these shortcuts and you can make your own too (I've changed "i" to imdb.com so "i pulp fiction" will take me directly to Pulp Fiction), does this functionality exist in Mozilla?

I might give mozilla a try again. Last time I was disappointed but that was long ago :)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

odegard wrote:
nouse66 wrote:
thats great but no one said anything about right-clicking, thats a whole other feature.


huh? The *feature* is a shortcut for searches and lookups, what button to click is the *implementation*.

I have a question: In Opera, I can write "g something" in the address field and I will be taken directly to a google search-page for "something". "i something" is binded to alltheweb.com. There are about 20 of these shortcuts and you can make your own too (I've changed "i" to imdb.com so "i pulp fiction" will take me directly to Pulp Fiction), does this functionality exist in Mozilla?

I might give mozilla a try again. Last time I was disappointed but that was long ago :)


This exists in Mozilla. Follow these steps...

1) Go to google.com and search for "gentoo"
2) Bookmark the search results page.
3) Select "Manage Bookmarks" from the Bookmark's menu.
4) Go to the properties of the newly created bookmark.
5) Scan across the url of the bookmark and replace "gentoo" with %s
6) Give the bookmark the keyword "g".
7) Done.


Now you can type "g some search terms blah" and you will do a google search for that.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Firebird, (i'm not sure about Mozilla), All you have to do is type google searchstring in the address bar. and you get the search. (Or move your mouse a little more to the right and type it in the google bar. ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

While Playing around with PekWM and Firebird I found out something cool:
You can press [CTRL]+1-9 to switch between Tabs. :)

If you have more than 9 Tabs open, you can use:
[CTRL]+Tabulator key to go forward one tab and
[CTRL]+Shift+Tabulator key to go back one tab.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus [CTRL]+Enter to open the current link in a new tab, [CTRL]+W to close the current tab. Handy for serious keyboard-only browsing sessions :)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dosn't seems to work in 0.7 :(

Byt if you click on a link with 3:th button it opens in new tab
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

odegard wrote:
Yet another rip off from Opera :twisted:

Mark a word in opera, right click and you can choose to search in google, imdb, dictionary, encyclopedia, translation between 20 languages...

sure firebird and mozilla are nice but you do give them too much credit. Who used tabbed browsing first? Who introduced browsing with mousegestures? Opera and opera.

Good software deserves a few dollars, I've paid for Opera because my browser is one of the 3 most important applications I use on my computer and I expect nothing but top quality.


Is it so hard to stop the pointless A is better then B.. and A stole C from B.

Its so pointless.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

odegard wrote:
Yet another rip off from Opera


You know a long time ago, there was this program called Mosaic. Opera sure stole a lot from them. I don't know why you seem to have a problem with Mozilla taking features from Opera... this is how it works. Get with the program.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

professorn wrote:
Dosn't seems to work in 0.7 :(

Byt if you click on a link with 3:th button it opens in new tab


IIRC, [CTRL]+Enter only works with Mozilla not Mozilla Firebird...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a lot dude, nice tip :D
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about firebird, but in mozilla, you you have a URL highlighted and click the middle mouse button on a window it opens the highlighted url. This may have become quite obvious by now after going through this thread...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lems wrote:
IIRC, [CTRL]+Enter only works with Mozilla not Mozilla Firebird...


I'm running Firebird 0.6.1 and Control-Enter opens the current link in a new tab. And of course, typing word into the address bar then using Control-Enter fills in the "http://www." and ".com" parts for you. Also handy.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not everyone has a middle-button. ctrl+left-click behaves the same.

Enough to say, there are so many shortcuts and tricks, it's impossible to remember them all. This thread would get very very very long. Beside, why enumerate them here when the job is already done: http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/moz_shortcuts.html

Middle-click it to view in a new tab :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case you're using Mozilla Firebird and not Mozilla, check out this site:
http://texturizer.net/firebird/keyboard.html
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for these cool tricks, guys!

ciao,
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually...
Simple middle clicking will invoke the "drag scroll" feature. In order to do a "I Feel Lucky" search on the word you have to middle click and drag a short bit (either left or right will do). Alternatively, to open these searches in a new tab, click on the highlighted word, drag up to a different tab, release (which also works on other things, like links).

But yes, check out http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/moz_shortcuts.html as tecknojunky said where everything has already been listed if you really want to see some neat tricks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of getting mouse gestures ala opera in mozilla (firebird on windows right now) or failing that the rendering engine into opera ( d:o) )? man this feels faster than opera ever has
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