I am always searching graphics and pictures Online, and sometimes I get tired of using Google’s image search. There are better engines out there for image searches. One of them that I have grown to love is picsearch. They now have their own Firefox extension as well that makes searching for graphics on the Web as easy as it can get.
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Even though I am not a big fan of any of the desktop search programs out there, I know some of you are. This little tweak or tip gives you the ability to search your Google Desktop straight from Firefox. You have to love it when things just work, and this just does.
Firefox provides a dedicated box to search the internet. You can use that box to search your computer with Google Desktop as well. Follow the instructions below to obtain this result
One of my favorite features inside of Firefox is the find toolbar. Just by hitting Ctrl and F at the same time unlocks an ability to find anything one a Web page no matter where it might try to hide. Sure, other browsers have done the find bar before, but none are as good in my opinion.
Flickr is a great resource for photography fans and regular folks alike Online. If you find yourself search for photos there though, and get a little lost or even confused – it is understandable. I feel your pain, and that is the reason I went out and found the Flickr Sidebar.
Need to add another search to your search box in Firefox – but don’t know how to create it by hand? No worries there, this should solve the problem ASAP.
The Add To Search Bar extension lets you right-click on any search box and it will give you an option to add that site’s search field to the search box. The quick 3-step process of adding a search field can be seen in the screen shot that I took above and you’ll notice that you can customize the icon that is associated with a search.
It has been a while since I shared any quick Firefox tips, so today is the day I start doing it again. Need to find something on a Web page quickly?
Well you could use the Ctrl + F keyboard combination to find what you are looking for. You can also just hit the “/” button as well. The second method is what is called the “quick find” option. The nice thing about this quick find option is that after you are done with it and click somewhere else on the Web page you are searching – it just goes away.
Don’t you love how swiss knives seem to have a tool for every occasion? Well the WebSwissKnifeToolBar is a Greasemonkey script that does the same for your browser.
Brought to my attention by its creator, this user script adds a lot of functionality to Firefox. Here are just a few things it can do.
- Easy an fast search for: Google, YouTube videos, and Wikipedia (Spanish and English)
- Translator English<->Spanish, with just a click
- Spanish dictionary (RAE), with just a click
- Convert a long URL to a tiny URL, with just a click
- Put and save sticky notes on the Web
Picking Firefox’s best feature is like asking what is your favorite part of a vanilla ice cream scoop. It is all good in my opinion. One person at least thinks that Firefox’s “Quick Search” feature beats them all.
Before I began using Firefox, I used a IE mod called Avant Browser. Avant was fantastic at the time, it added Tabbed browsing, themes, domain aliases and a little thing called quick searching. If if you are all familiar with Firefox, you are probably familiar with Quick Searching. In my opinion, it eliminates the Search box, which is by default, turned on, in Firefox.
Sure, you have seen how to create a search plugin before, but have you ever been promised a two minute or less learning curve? The folks over at Digital Inspiration have produced a very handy tutorial giving you everything you need to know about creating a search plugin.
It looks like users of the Greasemonkey extension got one more reason to jump for joy. Thanks to this handy script, you can eliminate the ability for folks to track your searching habits.
So to alleviate that at least a little bit, I have written a little Greasemonkey extension that routes the searches you would normally make on Google, Yahoo!, or MSN through a secure search proxy over at http://www.blackboxsearch.com.
Just install Greasemonkey, install the script from here (http://www.nemik.net/blackboxsearch.user.js) and visit your Google, personalized googe.com/ig, Yahoo, or MSN page as normally. But whenever you do a search it will go through the anonymous proxy so that Google and others cannot keep track of your searches.