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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Add Keywords and Search Smart with Firefox

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Smart Searching with Firefox.

1. What is Smart Searching with Firefox browser?

Smart Searching is the use of Firefox browser's address (location) bar to search web sites instead of visiting the site.

2. How to add a Keyword for Smart Searching with Firefox?

Suppose you want to enable Smart Search for A9.com's web search, that is search A9 from Firefox address (location) bar.

- Go to A9.com
- Right mouse click in the A9 search box
- Select Add a keyword for this search
A9 search with Firefox
- An Add Bookmark window opens
Add Smart Search Bookmark
- Add the Name of the web site.
- Give a keyword for your search. Say, a9
- Create it in Bookmarks or select other options from the drop down list
- Click OK
- You have added the keyword a9 for A9.com Web search. Try it.

A9.com Web search
- Type a9 (word/s) in Firefox address bar
- Example. a9 Poetry
Search A9.com with Firefox
- Press the Enter key
- Get search results for Poetry from A9.com

Smart search with Firefox. Use it to your advantage. Download Firefox browser.

3. Smart Searching Examples

Smart Searching is enabled (by default) in Firefox browser for Google Web search, Dictionary, Wikipedia, Urban Dictionary, IMDB, and Google Stock search.

You can add your own smart search keywords for Yahoo, Technorati, Dogpile, Feedster etc., by following the steps shown in above example (#2) to add A9.com.

Google Web search
- Type google (word/s) in Firefox address bar
- Example. google forests wallpapers
Google Web search with Firefox
- Press the Enter key
- Get search results for forests wallpapers from Google.com

Dictionary Meanings search
- Type dict (word/s) in Firefox address bar
- Example. dict transitory
Search Dictionary.com with Firefox
- Press the Enter key
- Get search results for transitory from Dictionary.com

Wikipedia Encyclopedia search
- Type wp (word/s) in Firefox address bar
- Example. wp seven wonders of the world
Search Wikipedia with Firefox
- Press the Enter key
- Get search results for the query from Wikipedia.com

Urban Dictionary Slang search
- Type slang (word/s) in Firefox address bar
- Example. slang blogosphere
Search UrbanDictionary.com with Firefox
- Press the Enter key
- Get search results for blogosphere from UrbanDictionary.com

IMDB Movies search
- Type imdb (word/s) in Firefox address bar
- Example. imdb salma hayek
Search IMDB.com with Firefox
- Press the Enter key
- Get search results for Salma Hayek from IMDB.com

Google Stock Quotes search
- Type quote (Symbol) in Firefox address bar
- Example. quote YHOO
Google Stocks search with Firefox
- Press the Enter key
- Get search result for YHOO

Download Firefox browser.

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