how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

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damner
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how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

Postby damner » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:32 am

url protocol is enabled.
i can do the search by typing "es:"
but how can i add it as a search engine?

thanks

therube
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Re: how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

Postby therube » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:20 am

How did URL Protocol escape me ?!!!


Here is a bookmarklet that should search for the highlighted term in Everything:

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javascript:Qr=document.getSelection();if(Qr)location.href='es:'+(Qr)


(In my original version, if nothing were highlighted it would prompt for <string> to search for, but that part no longer seems to work, so I removed it.)

therube
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Re: how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

Postby therube » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:26 am

Note that in FF23, they made a change in that your selected Search Engine will also be the search engine used for URL bar searches.

In earlier versions they could be different.
There is an extension available that will work like the old method.

myf
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Re: how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

Postby myf » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:29 pm

For those interested, I whipped up a quick howto for setting up Everyhing http server search (not es: protocol yet) as Firefox search engine.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1571982/kb/add_everything_search_engine.htm
Maybe tweaking open search description xml to use es: protocol would also work, but I cannot test it right now.

therube
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Re: how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

Postby therube » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:13 am

Slight modification to the above bookmarklet:

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javascript:Qr=document.getSelection();if(!Qr){void(Qr=prompt('Registry%20entry%20to%20find:',''))}if(Qr)location.href='es:'+(Qr);void(0)

therube
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Re: how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

Postby therube » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:25 pm

Currently, its whittled down to:

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javascript:Qr=document.getSelection();if(Qr)location.href='es:'+(Qr);void(0)

therube
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Re: how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

Postby therube » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:59 pm

Separately, if you want to search the "basename" of a web page URL, viewtopic.php?p=17764#p17764

therube
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Re: how to add everything as a search engine in firefox?

Postby therube » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:45 pm

Note that the "Everything Search URL protocol" option needs to be enabled in Everything.

Everything Options | General -> URL protocol


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