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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. (www.*.com). 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%@

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special...h?search=apple

the Url field shows....

http://www.wiki 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
 
Omitting the space between 'wiki' and '@' in the keyword helped - in short:

Name: wikipedia
Keyword: wiki@
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%@
Method: Get
 
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 magnifying glass + icon in the status bar at the bottom of the OmniWeb window (toggle the display of the status bar using command \):


Last edited by JKT; 2007-06-16 at 07:04 AM..
 
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Originally Posted by 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 magnifying glass + icon in the status bar at the bottom of the OmniWeb window (toggle the display of the status bar using command \):

Awesome. :)
 
 


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