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Search multiple search engines with one keyword

Hi! I'm desperately searching for a convenient method to search multiple sites with one keyword from the search bar. The corresponding search engines (OpenSearch) are alr… (read more)

Hi!

I'm desperately searching for a convenient method to search multiple sites with one keyword from the search bar. The corresponding search engines (OpenSearch) are already installed, either from Mycroft¹ or by using Add to Search Bar² and configured with keywords. A keyword search for a separate site, f.i. "w" for "Wikipedia", works fine, but after a long research I couldn't find any extension or method, that will assign several already existent search engines to a keyword. This is mainly needed for dictionary lookups and searching across some related sites, so the ideal procedure would look as follows: The keyword "de" should search through several german-english dictionaries (like dict.cc, leo.org and so on), that are already configured as search engines with their own keywords.

The only way, that comes near this scenario is using OminBar³, which allows to use several keywords at once (e.g. "@a,e,w foo bar"), when performing a search from the search or the address bar respectively.

Powersearchers out there, please give me a hint how to accomplish this. Thanks in advance!

¹ http://mycroftproject.com ² https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/add-to-search-bar ³ https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/omnibar

Asked by D 7 years ago

Answered by D 7 years ago

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As i would type in the search bar on Amazon.com, it used to suggest possible items below for me to select. That feature has stopped working only on Amazon. Why?

The search bar on Amazon.com has stopped suggesting items or autocompleting what it thinks I want to search for. I don't know how this happened but I want it to work agai… (read more)

The search bar on Amazon.com has stopped suggesting items or autocompleting what it thinks I want to search for. I don't know how this happened but I want it to work again. It was very helpful for searching on Amazon.com. It is only not working for Amazon. This autocomplete option still works on Google and Yahoo, just not Amazon. How do I make it work again?

Asked by antmojica 6 years ago

Answered by antmojica 6 years ago

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How to get the old search bar back?

Back in 2015, Firefox's search bar became completely un-useable. Since then, I've fixed the problem with Classic Theme Restorer, but that add-on is no longer supported. S… (read more)

Back in 2015, Firefox's search bar became completely un-useable. Since then, I've fixed the problem with Classic Theme Restorer, but that add-on is no longer supported.

So how do we get the old search bar back? How are people supposed to search without a proper search bar?

For the record, I count…

4 SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW SEARCH BAR:

1. The new search bar was supposed to make searching faster. What a lie! It takes just as many clicks as the old bar, except it's now much SLOWER because you have to select the search engine EVERY SINGLE TIME you search!

2. Another thing slowing it down is the lack of text labels on the icons: You're now forced to look through a bunch of icons to find the engine you want! This is crazy! Can you imagine if they printed phone books with no names, only pages full of 'icons' of the different services!? Would that "speed things up"? Never!

3. Most people regularly use MORE THAN ONE engine (e.g. Google, YouTube, Spotify, Twitter, etc.). So why are we forced to pick one "default" engine? Imagine if your fridge asked you to choose one "default food", then every time you went to the fridge it always took out that one thing unless you told it otherwise! How irritating!

4. Perhaps the most deeply annoying thing about the new search is that the search process is now BACKWARDS to the user's thought process. When people search the web, we ALWAYS know what KIND of media we're searching for FIRST and THEN we think of the search query. Can you imagine if a guy took a girl on a date and asked her "Please give me the name of the movie or meal you want" and THEN AFTERWARDS asked her if she'd prefer a movie or a meal? That's exactly what the new search bar does!

This is a plea for help, but also an appeal to Mozilla to fix the crazy new search bar. (If devs are reading, I'm an interactive designer and I'd be more than happy to provide details of a perfectly elegant solution for how the bar can be adjusted to accommodate fans of both the old and new style.)

Asked by MartyJames 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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How can I search my bookmark tags for a phrase, to find all tags that contain that phrase?

I have plenty of tags on bookmarks. If I can't remember my tag's name, but remember that it's about "cooking" how do I search for tag names with that word? The search ba… (read more)

I have plenty of tags on bookmarks. If I can't remember my tag's name, but remember that it's about "cooking" how do I search for tag names with that word?

The search bar on the upper right of bookmarks gives all urls with the word. I want to search my list of tags itself.

Also I'd like to do the same with keywords.

When searching history, I'd like a more sophisticated search that lets me pick the time range, and tags.

Also when viewing site history, I can see them by last date viewed. I'd like to view by date first viewed. (Last modifed isn't it)

Thanks!

Asked by curls 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Somehow my search engine was changed to yahoo from google, and now I can't get google search to stay as search engine, how do I fix this?

I don't know how it happened, but cannot get google search to stay as my search engine. I am using the most current version of Firefox there is. I have deleted all the ot… (read more)

I don't know how it happened, but cannot get google search to stay as my search engine. I am using the most current version of Firefox there is. I have deleted all the other search engines but it still goes back to yahoo. Do not like yahoo, I want my google back, lol. Please advise me how to fix this problem, thank you.

Asked by DiStacy1 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Before I change to chrome, how do i prevent FF from changing my search engine :-( I WANT Google NOT Yahoo :-(

Every time I restart FF I get Yahoo as default Search provider no matter how many time I delete it :-( I like FF but will get rid of and use chrome if keeping google is … (read more)

Every time I restart FF I get Yahoo as default Search provider no matter how many time I delete it :-(

I like FF but will get rid of and use chrome if keeping google is not possible"

Asked by Hobee100 6 years ago

Last reply by James 6 years ago

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How to change a search engine for new tab?

My default search engine is Google, but when opening a new tab the search engine Bing launches. How can I change this to Google? I have tried changing it from the list of… (read more)

My default search engine is Google, but when opening a new tab the search engine Bing launches. How can I change this to Google? I have tried changing it from the list of search engines in search settings but to no avail. please assist anyone.

Asked by Mfundo 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Is it possible to set new tab google search parameters ?

When I open a new tab on my firefox 41.0.2 I see a google search and 8 most accessed pages. I wonder if it is possible to set text or parameters to that google search box… (read more)

When I open a new tab on my firefox 41.0.2 I see a google search and 8 most accessed pages. I wonder if it is possible to set text or parameters to that google search box, like site:sportsexample.com OR site:newsexample.com then I could have a default google search on the right side of address bar and a specific google search on a new tab.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Pootz 5 years ago

Last reply by Pootz 5 years ago

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I've followed instructions for setting default search engine but it WILL NOT get rid of yahoo (which I think I accidentally set when I downloaded C Cleaner upda

I use Firefox as my browser and it usually opens with google as home page and searches are via google. Suddenly it started opening on yahoo and also using that as search … (read more)

I use Firefox as my browser and it usually opens with google as home page and searches are via google. Suddenly it started opening on yahoo and also using that as search engine. I suspect it happened when I downloaded update of C Cleaner which I think has a box I should have unticked. I seem to have got the home page back BUT a new tab still opens in yahoo and searches immediately go to yahoo. I've clicked the options tag (from drop down box top right) and gone through all that several times but it keeps going back to yahoo!!! Please can anyone tell me how to get rid of it.

Asked by frangipani47 6 years ago

Answered by Scribe 6 years ago

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Own xml files in searchplugins folder not detected

Running firefox 38.0 on Xubuntu 15.04 i can't use my own xml file in /usr/lib.../searchplugins/locale/(de,en-US)/ anymore. Managing searchengines/plugins doesn't show my… (read more)

Running firefox 38.0 on Xubuntu 15.04 i can't use my own xml file in /usr/lib.../searchplugins/locale/(de,en-US)/ anymore. Managing searchengines/plugins doesn't show my files anymore. Under Firefox 37.0 and Kubuntu 14.10 every selfmade xml file like goo_year.xml was selectable. I can only add new searchengines/plugins from web . For example "Google Default" installs in ...home/.mozilla/firefox/(profile-name)../searchplugins/google-defaults.xml and there I could modify params. I can add &tbs=qdr:y and it works. But why is a copied and renamed abc.xml file not showing up ? Is there now a kind of database instead of only this files ?

Asked by hhgoten 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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How can I automatically use a " -searchterm " instead of having to input it all the time?

I am a Linux user and any time I do a search I end up having to type " -windows " to remove content that is not relevant to me. Parents could use such a feature to custom… (read more)

I am a Linux user and any time I do a search I end up having to type " -windows " to remove content that is not relevant to me. Parents could use such a feature to customize a list of terms to exclude from searches so their kids are not "accidentally" exposed to adult material.

Asked by snarky.is.my.default.setting 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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region search

I would like to have a region search button available right under the search bar, basically like google chrome - you can just select tools then country and "my country" o… (read more)

I would like to have a region search button available right under the search bar, basically like google chrome - you can just select tools then country and "my country" or "South Africa" or whatever region you are in.

Right now you need to click tools - advanced search - (then you cant even type the first letters of your country, you have to scroll down through hundreds of countries) then select advanced search. Takes me roughly 20sec per search when it could take me 2 clicks. This seems ridiculous when it could be - Tools - Country - click (like chrome)

Asked by garonkent 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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GNU/Linux: Address bar prepends http:// when performing single-word searches.

When using the address bar to perform a single-word search, Firefox prepends http:// to the search word, breaking the search. This behavior does not occur when two or mor… (read more)

When using the address bar to perform a single-word search, Firefox prepends http:// to the search word, breaking the search. This behavior does not occur when two or more search words are entered.

This behavior occurs when using the latest release version of Firefox on 64-bit GNU/Linux. It does not occur when using the latest version on 64-bit Windows.

Asked by Zarrrdoz 7 years ago

Last reply by Zarrrdoz 7 years ago

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Is there anything that typed string into url bar let firefox NOT recognize as url?

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox… (read more)

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox. Is there anything temporarily disable this recognition and search it in url bar(awesomebar;megabar)? Is there hidden commands such as !nourl:blahblah?

Asked by roflsunriz 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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I get redirected to centurylink page when I put a search word in the url bar

I get redirected to centurylink page instead of google search results when I put a search word in the url bar. I put in the word smiths. Some words will work by having go… (read more)

I get redirected to centurylink page instead of google search results when I put a search word in the url bar. I put in the word smiths. Some words will work by having google search for the word and gives me results. The following link is what comes up. I've tried all option on this site with no luck. I have Firefox 43.0.4 windows 10

Also, "disable this service" doesn't work. Nothing in the uninstall program list. I also tried to reinstall firefox.

http://webhelper.centurylink.com/index.php?origURL=http%3A//smiths/&r=&bc=

Also, how to I get rid of "do you mean to go to...,yes take me there no thanks"?

Asked by dociledragons 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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google search does not work on Windows 7

running Firefox 38.0.1 on a Windows 7 machine. When I start google search, nothing shows up below the top search bar (with the white magnifying glass on the right). That … (read more)

running Firefox 38.0.1 on a Windows 7 machine. When I start google search, nothing shows up below the top search bar (with the white magnifying glass on the right). That space is all white.

Asked by FoxyDude 6 years ago

Answered by FoxyDude 6 years ago

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Cannot config for preferred URL for search from address bar, WHERE IS IT STORED?

Before ver 52 Firefox (and now in Win10), there was some obvious way of doing it in Options (I think "custom" on the drop-down list). Now selecting from list of default … (read more)

Before ver 52 Firefox (and now in Win10), there was some obvious way of doing it in Options (I think "custom" on the drop-down list). Now selecting from list of default searchers in Options gives only search names, not what their URLs are or what options they may include, and no "custom" to add your own. I need to include a parameter in a Google search that includes verbatim, and the paramater has been the same for many years, I only have recently found no way to include it, although it does work fine for home page, new tab, and other places where a search engine is called up. The address bar is the only place I see no way of entering it. I have searched "about:config" for every instance of googlea and inserted the URL with the verbatim paramer, and still no success. It is everywhere correct, except for searches from the address bar. The URL Firefox puts on the address bar appears to now be inalterable for any given searcher choice. Although not relevant to the problem, the exact URL I prefer is (which most serious searchers love once they use it):

  https://www.google.com/? newwindow=0&pws=0&num=100&safe=off&tbs=li%3A1

The most critical parameter for "verbatim" is &tbs=li%3A1 plenty weird, but works. Much appreciation and "golden buzzer" for solution. BillBailer

Asked by BillBailer 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago