Snappy Searches

July 7, 2007 at 6:47 pm 1 comment

Tired of typing in http://www.google.ca then searching for an article on your school paper or maybe a topic of interest? Well most people are aware of Wikipedia ( an online user created database full of articles on pretty much everything ). And more people are familiar with bookmarks.

Well I decided to combine the both of them. (and other searches as well) Below is a tutorial on how to make Firefox do the searching and clicking for you. Watch the clip and you will see what I mean.

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for those of you who cant see the movie for whatever reason, here is a quick text tutorial with the links.

For wikipedia, it allows you to skip the search and just go straight to whatever article you want.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s

put that link into a bookmark. make the keyword wiki. then when you go to your webbrowser just type in “wiki [what ever you want] ”

for example

wiki battery

this will bring you to

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery

for google and yahoo, just make a bookmark with these links

http://ca.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%s&fr=FP-tab-web-t340&toggle=1&cop=&ei=UTF-8&meta=vl%3D

and

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=%s&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

then just do the same thing you did with wikipedia

Thanks for reading

sorry if the video sucks and if this tutorial sucks. its my first of both.

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Entry filed under: Blogroll, engine, google, ipod, mod, News, search, shortcuts, technology, Uncategorized, wikipedia, yahoo.

Hello, My video sucks

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  • 1. jonathan  |  July 7, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    hey thanks for the tips, i didnt know you could do that

    a little long but good

    Reply

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