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Mozilla FireFox search plugin for PerlMonks

by schweini (Friar)
on Apr 22, 2004 at 04:23 UTC ( #347224=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

hi there!

i just put together a little search-plugin for everybody's (and that includes you!) favourite browser, allowing you to simply type something into FireFox's search-box, and get our beloved monastery's results back.
all you have to do:
  • download the .zip file here
  • unzip it to your FireFox's 'searchplugins' directory
  • restart FireFox

  • it works for me, so it should work for you - if not, let me know.

    BTW: you DO know about the very useful CPAN searchplugin, or?
    Just go to here, type in 'CPAN', click on the first link, and never be flamed about not searching CPAN before posting here ever again!

    hope that helps,

    -schweini

    Comment on Mozilla FireFox search plugin for PerlMonks
    Re: Mozilla FireFox search plugin for PerlMonks
    by hossman (Prior) on Apr 22, 2004 at 05:40 UTC

      I'd be remiss if I didn't mention mozilla keyword bookmarks -- which can include javascript to do funky things with the input before submitting.

      (They're handy for those of us that don't like using the Sidebar. I prefer to just type "cpan my search terms" into the location bar.)

    Re: Mozilla FireFox search plugin for PerlMonks
    by bassplayer (Monsignor) on Apr 22, 2004 at 14:24 UTC
      Here's one too (from back in the old Firebird days)...

      bassplayer

    Re: Mozilla FireFox search plugin for PerlMonks
    by diotalevi (Canon) on Apr 22, 2004 at 21:33 UTC
      Does this handle Super Search? I already have bookmarklets for those simple keyword searches.
        nope - no SuperSearch, sorry.
        I wouldn't know how to include all (or any) of SuperSearch's options in FireFox's searchbox....and i figured just sending the query to a 'default' SuperSearch would've caused unnecessary serverload....

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