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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 sojusnik 6 years ago

Answered by sojusnik 6 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 5 years ago

Last reply by Zarrrdoz 5 years ago

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I've been having some issues with search engines and history

My default search setting keeps reverting back to Yahoo after I reset my computer. Closing Firefox keeps the one I change it to but restarting the computer changes it. I … (read more)

My default search setting keeps reverting back to Yahoo after I reset my computer. Closing Firefox keeps the one I change it to but restarting the computer changes it.

I can't open the history sidebar. The "Show your History" option opens it's tab fine (the drop-down that says "Show History Sidebar", "Clear Recent History..." ect.). But, when clicking on the "Show History Sidebar", nothing comes up. I can use the "Show All History" option but the sidebar doesn't open for some reason.

Asked by Mike 5 years ago

Answered by Mike 5 years ago

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I want to remove the "change search settings" button in the search bar and can't find any way to fix that.

I already removed the new search changes with the browser.search.showOneOffButtons toggle but I don't want the search settings button there to be misclicked on. Is there … (read more)

I already removed the new search changes with the browser.search.showOneOffButtons toggle but I don't want the search settings button there to be misclicked on. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by malkamar 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 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 5 years ago

Last reply by James 5 years ago

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Why has 'Google custom search' come to ruin my life?

I have used the nifty little thing in firfox's about:config called keyword.URL to search for things on google's 'I'm feeling lucky' feature. Recently, instead of going to… (read more)

I have used the nifty little thing in firfox's about:config called keyword.URL to search for things on google's 'I'm feeling lucky' feature. Recently, instead of going to the usual search results, it takes me to this thing called 'Google custom search' which reminds me more of Bing than Google.. I hate Bing.. At the beginning when I first started using keyword.URL I got it to take me to the top result of a google search. After a while that stopped working and I had to click on it myself, which was fine, I guess. But now, it literally sucks ass with this custom search! I realize it's not a fault at your end but I still need help with it and I am lazy and I am desperate. PLEASE HELP ME FIX THIS!!!!!

All Hail Gaben, Our Lord And Savior!

Asked by fucketachu 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Is there a replacement for keyword.URL?

I know it was remove sometime around version 20. (For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.) Since then I used the "K… (read more)

I know it was remove sometime around version 20.

(For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.)

Since then I used the "Keyword.URL Hack!" to bring it back.

Now I find upon a clean install the addon has been removed. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/keywordurl-hack/)

What I want to achieve is having the search bar use the duckduck go search as normal and the address bar use "I'm Feeling Ducky" ("http://duckduckgo.com/&q=! "). I used to be able to do this like this: https://duck.co/forum/thread/1910/i-m-feeling-ducky-firefox-address-bar

Now I can't

I've had this function since firefox version 1.5 or so with google and google I'm feeling lucky and I have edited the keyword.URL since version 4 to keep it.

Seriously it's brilliant. Type ebay > go to ebay, Type facebook > go to facebook etc. for any common site. If I want to search I use the searchbar and get a list of results. Perfect.

Can anyone help me get this back?

Thanks

Asked by spidermagicat 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 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 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 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 5 years ago

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firefox 37.0.2 mac auto search when drag search text to search menu box not working

i'm a long time firefox user but always on a windows platform. i can currently highlight and drag and drop browser text in windows FF 37.0.2 to the FF search bar an it w… (read more)

i'm a long time firefox user but always on a windows platform. i can currently highlight and drag and drop browser text in windows FF 37.0.2 to the FF search bar an it will *automatically* search for it when i drop (let up on the mouse). i do NOT have then hit enter.

however, i've recently bought a mac and on FF 37.0.2 *mac* version, dragging and dropping browser text to the search box ALWAYS FORCES ME TO HIT ENTER TO DO THE SEARCH.. IT'S NOT AUTOMATIC AND I DON'T SEE ANYWHERE TO CONFIGURE IT???? starting FF in safe mode doesn't fix the issue.

any thoughts on how to fix this? it's really annoying as it slows down my normal work flow since i search a lot. as stated above the problem seems to be specific to FF mac as the same version FF windows works like it always has for me.

thanks

Asked by bomac 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Search engine not saved between sessions && no "restore previous session"

Folks: I'm running FF on Xubuntu 12.04, have had this issue with having to add search engine each time FF is launched, added my name to the other people who posted about … (read more)

Folks:

I'm running FF on Xubuntu 12.04, have had this issue with having to add search engine each time FF is launched, added my name to the other people who posted about the same issue with my email address, so far no response from the devs. And, as others posted, no "restore previous session" . . . but "History" is retained, so individual sites can be brought up. And, autofill passwrods also works.

Running Ten4Fox in OSX10.4.11 on the same machine, no issues with search engine and restore previous session. Also FF is fine running in MBPro 10.6.8 & 10.9.5 . . . .

Also recent upgrade to FF in Xu 12 did not fix the problem . . . thoughts?

e.e.p.

Asked by este.el.paz 5 years ago

Last reply by este.el.paz 5 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 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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New tab page search through input field

The default Chrome new-tab page ( http://i.imgur.com/RTvdGze.png ) has a search field, that when typed into, enters text directly into the url bar, allowing you to type m… (read more)

The default Chrome new-tab page ( http://i.imgur.com/RTvdGze.png ) has a search field, that when typed into, enters text directly into the url bar, allowing you to type mozilla.org ect and having it take you direct to the web page instead of just searching it. Firefox, however, doesn't do this and just searches any querys directly through the search engine.

Is it possible for to make a firefox new-tab page that works like the chrome one? Preferably, I want my new-tab page to only send data to the url bar when I've pressed the enter key, but it doesn't really matter.

Asked by exenses 5 years ago

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best way to do a mulit-site search?

I search 6 online catalogs most days and would like to create a multi-site search / onesearch, if that is possible in Firefox 38. Currently, I do this by opening 6 tabs, … (read more)

I search 6 online catalogs most days and would like to create a multi-site search / onesearch, if that is possible in Firefox 38. Currently, I do this by opening 6 tabs, and enter the book title into each of the sites search box.

Is it possible to create a custom multi-search?

I have been hunting in the add-ons, but all that I have found require the site to be a "Search Engine". None of the 6 sites are "search engines" e.g. Amazon Kindle USA, or the digital library catalog (overdrive.com)

From an add-on perspective -- I did find alertbox/Distill.io and this is great for 1 title 1 site, you can add the search in your browser account. But I have 1 title, looking in 6 sites.

In google searching there looks to be an add-on for Safari but I could not find any equivalent add-on for Firefox.

I then thought, other people must have this need. How do they automate this task I wondered.

Thankyou for any ideas. Regards

Asked by jendrew 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Google times out no search started

Using google it always provides a list for the requested search item. Since yesterday it does not begin and times out. If I use yahoo this does not happen. I also updated… (read more)

Using google it always provides a list for the requested search item. Since yesterday it does not begin and times out. If I use yahoo this does not happen. I also updated firefox but still have the same problem. How do you update google maybe this will help?

Asked by jrodi 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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search in PDFs with Firefox search function

I use the addon Hugo, which allows me to search any amount of HTML tabs in one go. The Adobe advanced search functionality does not help me, because it does not have a us… (read more)

I use the addon Hugo, which allows me to search any amount of HTML tabs in one go. The Adobe advanced search functionality does not help me, because it does not have a usable context preview as Hugo does and it does not allow to search HTML and PDF at the same time - which is the objective of my efforts. Unfortunately, the Firefox search function does not work with Adobe PDF viewer, as with any other PDF viewer - I know the FF PDF js can be searched with the FF search function, but the FF PDF js viewer is simply not good enough because of very poor rendering - it would be wonderful if this would change to the better!!!

Now, there must be a way to close the gap - handshake - between the FF search function and the search function within the PDF viewer - each desktop search tool and each Internet search engine can search and index PDFs - it is toooo bad that the FF search function has not implemented this functionality - any ideas??? GreaseMonkey script or any other script???

Any help is very much appreciated.

Asked by HugoLudwig 5 years ago

Last reply by HugoLudwig 5 years ago