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Wry Cooter 2006-07-14 05:53 PM

Search Shortcuts that work
 
I am trying to debug the toolbar search to add other search engines.

I have been opening Firefox exactly for this reason, until my recently reading an old review for OmniWeb 5 pointed this out to me, that I can add my own search engines.

The confusing bit is, there also seems to be an URL field shortcut as well.
And the method stated for adding a search on the fly, while visiting that page,
simply does not provide a useable search from the toolbar, unlike the search engines added to Firefox by webpage.

Google is built in, and it works. So is the autocomplete, that assumes www.<wildcard>.com. ([url]www.*.com)[/url]. But I think the syntax may be wrong for
search engines added by right clicking a search field on a given page.
Forinstance, what should the @ sign mean?

Lets say I simply wish to search wikipedia (english) from the search field.
The shortcut created by right clicking from wikipedia creates

name; wikipedia
keyword: wiki @
URL: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%@[/url]

When I use the search field to search wikipedia for Apple, for instance
instead of the expected

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=apple[/url]

the Url field shows....

[url]http://www.wiki[/url] apple.com/

This seems a bit backwards.

All I want is to make more working search engines from that search field,
to keep from opening firefox as often

okay, I tried adding the search shortcut again, and it works now. I must have edited fields in the preferences I should have left alone.

I suppose I could download the manual for deeper understanding.


OmniWeb 5.1.3 (v563.66)
OS 10.3.4 build 7h63

Scalpel 2007-06-16 06:07 AM

Omitting the space between 'wiki' and '@' in the keyword helped - in short:

Name: wikipedia
Keyword: wiki@
URL: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%@[/url]
Method: Get

JKT 2007-06-16 07:02 AM

FWIW, the easiest way to add search shortcuts is to click the search input area on the page you want to run the search at, then click the [B]magnifying glass +[/B] icon in the status bar at the bottom of the OmniWeb window (toggle the display of the status bar using [B]command \[/B]):

[IMG]http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Pictures/screenshots/OWstatusbar.jpg[/IMG]

Scalpel 2007-06-16 07:28 AM

[QUOTE=JKT]FWIW, the easiest way to add search shortcuts is to click the search input area on the page you want to run the search at, then click the [B]magnifying glass +[/B] icon in the status bar at the bottom of the OmniWeb window (toggle the display of the status bar using [B]command \[/B]):

[IMG]http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Pictures/screenshots/OWstatusbar.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Awesome. :)


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