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Firefox Search Plugin

Douglas Clifton

September 23, 2005 at 10:16 AM

Firefox users represent over 30% of the visitors to Digital Web Magazine. So, on a suggestion from Nick I have created a search plugin that you can use to find articles and other content directly from your browser without having to first visit the site. I have successfully tested the plugin with Firefox 1.0.6 and Netscape 7.2. If there are any Mozilla (aka "Seamonkey") users out there who can confirm it works with that browser, we would appreciate the feedback. The plugin is also known to work with the Advanced Search Sidebar extension. Please submit any bug reports or other feedback as comments, or you can drop me an email. Eventually, we will upload the plugin to the Mozilla Mycroft search plugin repository. To install the plugin, visit the Search page directly, or you will find it near the top of any search results page.

Comments

Matthom

September 23, 2005 at 1:07 PM

Very nice. Thanks for that. I've been looking for a way to create custom Firefox search plugins, for sites I am developing. Care to share a resource on how to do that? Thanks...

Douglas Clifton

September 23, 2005 at 3:15 PM

To be honest, it's not terribly difficult. Drop me an email and I'll help you get started.

Douglas Clifton

September 23, 2005 at 3:17 PM

...or visit the Mycroft documentation: http://mycroft.mozdev.org/deepdocs.html

Jennie Robinson

September 23, 2005 at 4:26 PM

Brilliant, Doug!

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