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Search multiple search engines with one keyword

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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

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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hey guigs2!

Yep, Omnibar is capable of a multiple search.

Fastest Search looks promising, but uses it's own engines, not the OpenSearch ones. The same is true for InstantFox. Awesomebar HD is outdated.

Meanwhile I've found a pretty decent way to search several engines at once: Clippings can import specific text snippets by Ctrl+Alt+V followed by a specific letter or number. One of my text snippets looks like this: "@mr,yr,alr,ar,dr,lr,pr,myr,br". Type your text in the address bar, press Ctrl+Alt+V with the appropriate letter and hit enter, voilà, you'll get the result in several opened tabs!

Best!

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Ominibar looks pretty cool, I like how you can select the search engine with the "@" sign and it will open the search page. However multiple at once?

Fastest Search looks like it has regex and multiple tab preview.

This one has a way to customize the word used to select the search engine https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../instantfox/

This one does both, but requires alot of customization Awesomebar HD

Cheers

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hey guigs2!

Yep, Omnibar is capable of a multiple search.

Fastest Search looks promising, but uses it's own engines, not the OpenSearch ones. The same is true for InstantFox. Awesomebar HD is outdated.

Meanwhile I've found a pretty decent way to search several engines at once: Clippings can import specific text snippets by Ctrl+Alt+V followed by a specific letter or number. One of my text snippets looks like this: "@mr,yr,alr,ar,dr,lr,pr,myr,br". Type your text in the address bar, press Ctrl+Alt+V with the appropriate letter and hit enter, voilà, you'll get the result in several opened tabs!

Best!

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Hi sojusnik, thank you I have a new toy :-D

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You're welcome :)