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Mod Version: 1.00, by Ntfu2 (Member) Ntfu2 is offline
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Released: 27 Aug 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 62
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Everyone knows that little box in the top right of firefox that contains search engines such as google, ask, blah blah.

Well now you can have you're own site searched right from that nifty box, not that anyone ever uses it, but hey atleast you can be cool and have your own, right?
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1. Heres how its done, replace SITE with the your site information,to point to your search.php page.


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Copy and paste that, into a file called yoursitename.src and save it inside Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins

Create a 16x16 pixel icon, give it the same name as your plug-in, and save it as either a .jpg or .png graphics file. Then, put it in the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins folder

Then just share your .src file with your users telling them where to install.

EXAMPLE: to search vB.org. copy and paste this into notepad file, save as vBulletinORG.src under the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins folder



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Old 27 Aug 2006, 07:46
therocks therocks is offline
 
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great idea... i'm using a mac and firefox v1.5.0.6 ... i had to get to the searchplugins folder a little differently but i got there.. it's working perfectly! thanks alot..

Last edited by therocks; 27 Aug 2006 at 07:48.
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 08:55
Ntfu2 Ntfu2 is offline
 
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Glad to hear.

do you mind sharing the location for future mac users
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 10:10
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what do you mean no1 uses, i use it daily

thanks alot
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 12:09
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Very Good

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Old 27 Aug 2006, 12:41
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http://www.captain.at/howto-firefox-...rch-engine.php

much more userfriendly.. the way you want us to install it is too sloppy imho.. make use of the javascript function
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 15:54
Ntfu2 Ntfu2 is offline
 
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i dont understand, whats the difference between that one and the one i made above?
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 16:46
ctrl-alt-del ctrl-alt-del is offline
 
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Very useful. Thank you!! Now I have a request. Please create this mod for Internet Explorer 7.
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 16:52
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Mattikana Mattikana is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ntfu2
i dont understand, whats the difference between that one and the one i made above?
now I every user of my forum has to download 2 files and put them in the proper folder. with the javascript trick you can do this much easier. (i.e. just click on a link)

https://addons.mozilla.org/search-engines.php

On the site above you can simply add one by clicking them. can't be hard to make a mod for this

edit: also check this site out. Make the Search box appear and click on Mozilla Search Plugins.

Last edited by Mattikana; 27 Aug 2006 at 16:56.
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 17:01
ctrl-alt-del ctrl-alt-del is offline
 
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If you want a custom icon to appear, append this to the end:


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(Just change out the details of course)

I think it will accept .png, .gif and maybe even .jpg.
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 17:14
Ntfu2 Ntfu2 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Mattikana
now I every user of my forum has to download 2 files and put them in the proper folder. with the javascript trick you can do this much easier. (i.e. just click on a link)

https://addons.mozilla.org/search-engines.php

On the site above you can simply add one by clicking them. can't be hard to make a mod for this

edit: also check this site out. Make the Search box appear and click on Mozilla Search Plugins.

You still have to create the .src file, and then simply provide the link to download it and it seems to automatically place the file in the correct folder

I'll try to work on something that will let you input your details, create the .src file, and you just link to that for people to download We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for the link btw
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 17:20
Ntfu2 Ntfu2 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ctrl-alt-del
Very useful. Thank you!! Now I have a request. Please create this mod for Internet Explorer 7.

I was looking at how to do this, and everything so far has you editing your registry or adding a registry key.

Im not sure people would go for that or not, but soon as i figure it out i'll have one made up.
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 18:58
therocks therocks is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ntfu2
Glad to hear.

do you mind sharing the location for future mac users
sure thing..

Mac HD ==> Applications ==> Right-Click on your Firefox Application ==> Select 'Show Package Contents' ==> Contents ==> MacOS ==> searchplugins

this is using os x tiger

-the rocks
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Old 28 Aug 2006, 00:35
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This is great. Thanks!
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Old 28 Aug 2006, 01:39
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Originally Posted by Mattikana
http://www.captain.at/howto-firefox-...rch-engine.php

much more userfriendly.. the way you want us to install it is too sloppy imho.. make use of the javascript function
I figured out a nice place to put a link for installing the search engine.

First edit the javascript mentioned above for your site then add a link to it in the headinclude template.
Read the above link and then put this code in the search forums template:


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Replace sitename with the filename of the .src and ext with the extension of the 16x16 graphic used (gif or png) *note, the grahic has to have the same name as the .scr file.

You have to add a phrase in the language and phrases admincp menu. Add the phrase name, "searchfromfirefox", and the phrase text: "Want to search the forums from firefox?"

See it at my site : http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/search.php

I'm working on putting it in the search results as well. Will post update when that is done.
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