Monday, May 9, 2011

Firefox Bookmark Keyword Hack

Previously I specified few firefox hacks to ease your daily internet surfing. Here I'm trying to explain how to use Firefox Bookmark Keyword hack.

Firefox provides a nice feature to Bookmark a URL and opening that for different input provided. E.g. If you want to search "Barack Osama", you can simply type "yahoo Barack Osama", and it will directly give your the search results.
Lets do it step wise.
  1. Open the desired URL e.g. http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Barack+Osama
  2. Bookmark the page
  3. Go to Organise bookmarks (FF version < 4.0) or Show All Bookmarks (FF version >= 4.0)
  4. Search for the book-marked page here e.g. ysearch
  5. Expand the property of bookmark (below "tag")
  6. Replace the search string "Barack Osama" with %s
  7. Enter keyword using what you want to do the search e.g. "yahoo"
  8. DONE!


Type e.g. "yahoo < your name > " and enjoy the search results.

Don't limit yourself to this, create more bookmarks. Like for my personal use, I've setup many bookmarks like:
  • Facebook name search "fb < name >" (http://www.facebook.com/search.php?type=users&q=%s), 
  • Bugzilla search "bug < bug id >", 
  • Yahoo search "yahoo < search string >", 
  • Microsoft bing search "bing < search string >", 
  • Google search "google < search string >".

1 comment:

Joe Simmons said...

Really helpful tip. Thanks! :)

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