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'[OT]: looking for Mozilla Firefox Digi-key search '
I updated my version of Firefox to the latest and in doing so it deleted
the Digikey search plugin that a fellow pic-lister wrote.
It was very useful.
Anyone still have the Digikey plugin they can send my way?
On 6/7/06, Dave Schmidt <dschmidt.com> wrote: techsavy
> I updated my version of Firefox to the latest and in doing so it deleted
> the Digikey search plugin that a fellow pic-lister wrote.
> It was very useful.
> Anyone still have the Digikey plugin they can send my way?
|Steve Jenkins wrote:
> On 6/7/06, Dave Schmidt <dschmidt.com> wrote: techsavy
>> I updated my version of Firefox to the latest and in doing so it deleted
>> the Digikey search plugin that a fellow pic-lister wrote.
>> It was very useful.
>> Anyone still have the Digikey plugin they can send my way?
Alternatively you can use a bookmark.
Create a bookmark with the following properties (all without quotes):
- Name: Anything you want, e.g. "Digikey". (I have all these search
bookmarks in a separate bookmark folder, for one because they are not
really meant for direct use, and also because then they are all together
and I don't have to mark each one individually as a search bookmark.)
(the '%s' gets replaced with the search string that follows the keyword
when you use it).
- Keyword: Anything you want, preferably short and easy to remember, e.g.
"dig". Whatever follows the keyword in the location bar gets expanded into
the %s in the location of the bookmark.
- Description: Only required if you think you can't remember what it is
meant to do :)
Then type something like "dig pic16lf88" in the /location/ field of Firefox
(/not/ the search bar!). The 'dig' part is the letter combination you chose
as keyword, followed by the search terms. The search terms (anything that
follows the keyword) gets expanded into the '%s' part of the location, and
the resulting URL is loaded.
Needless to say that this can be used for any search engine that has a way
to trigger a search by URL. Some examples of suitable location settings:
Google News: news.google.com/news?btnG=Search+News&q=%s
Wikipedia (En) Item: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s
Wikipedia (En) Content:
Fedex Tracking: http://www.fedex.com/Tracking?tracknumbers=%s
This can also be used for other purposes, not only search engines. For
example, the location "http://www.%s.com.br" with a keyword of "br"
transforms "br estadao" into "http://www.estadao.com.br".
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