A custom Head-Fi search engine plug-in for your browser: FireFox / IE7 / Camino
Nov 2, 2008 at 2:53 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 18

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For those who are really lazy about the 'site:head-fi.org' thingy when you are using Google to search through Head-fi, I just created a custom browser plug-in with google engine which will automatically insert the 'site:head-fi.org' for you and limits your search w/i head-fi.org.

For FireFox/IE7/Camino (2.0a1) user: The plug-in will be shown on the top right corner of your browser's build-in search engine selection as 'Google Head-Fi'. Just select it.

You can find it at Mozdev.org's Mycroft Project page, under the name ['Google Head-Fi' by ClieOS].
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 7:36 AM Post #4 of 18

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Nice!
I don't use Firefox myself, but see how this can be useful for a lot else around here.
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 8:49 AM Post #7 of 18

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krmathis, if you are reading this, can you please take some time and try the plug-in on Camino? It might work since Camino supports OpenSearch standard (which is what the plug-in is based on). Thanks.
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 9:02 AM Post #8 of 18

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Nice one! Makes things much easier.

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Nov 2, 2008 at 9:05 AM Post #9 of 18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ClieOS /img/forum/go_quote.gif
krmathis, if you are reading this, can you please take some time and try the plug-in on Camino? It might work since Camino supports OpenSearch standard (which is what the plug-in is based on). Thanks.


Ahaa! Just tried it, and it works perfectly fine in Camino 2.0a1.
So you can safely add Camino to Firefox / IE7 above..
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Quote:

Originally Posted by krmathis /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Ahaa! Just tried it, and it works perfectly fine in Camino 2.0a1.
So you can safely add Camino to Firefox / IE7 above..
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Thanks. Will do
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Nov 2, 2008 at 10:42 AM Post #12 of 18

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Thinking the separate search box is very clumsy and difficult to use without mouse (I work with keyboard a lot. It's more ergonomic) I've always used a bookmark that does the job. Works in Opera and Firefox at least, you first make a google search of your desire and bookmark it. Then replace the example keyword with %s and add the bookmark a keyword, "hf" for example. The result bookmark is something like this:

Name: Head-fi search (or whatever)
Address: %s site:head-fi.org - Google Search
Keywords: hf

The %s acts as a boogie variable, whatever you type after the keyword is imported to the place %s stands. And now I can make super fast searches like pressing ^T for new tab and typing "hf stello da100" for example. Or just ^L for moving the focus on to the address bar. (In firefox) I've treated all the good searches this way (imdb, wikipedia, google, headfi) and it's quick.
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Nov 2, 2008 at 11:31 AM Post #13 of 18

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^ yeah, that's actually the recommended way of getting a custom search in Opera. Those of you who are using Safari will need a plug-in called 'Inquisitor' to get custom search.
 

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