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Custom Google Site Search for Firefox Searchbar

Apr 22, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Sharitt)

[ Thanks to Tim Sharitt for this link. ]

"This is really a simple process which simply involves creating an xml configuration file and placing it in the correct directory. So, to start off, just fire up your favorite text editor to get started.

"The first line tells Firefox that we have a search plug in and where to find the specifications for the xml mark-up.

< SearchPlugin xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/" xmlns:os="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" >

"Next, we want to give it a name. This is the name that will show in the search box when nothing entered.

< os:ShortName >Ubuntu Forums < /os:ShortName >

"Now we need to tell it what encoding to use for the input.

< os:InputEncoding>UTF-8 < /os:InputEncoding >

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