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hyperhopper
January 3rd, 2009, 05:36 PM
is there a way to automatically search google when i type something into firefox?

EXAMPLE

if i were to type in "Nerf" (without quotes) i would get a page that said optimum online domain not found.

how can i make it either A take me to Google's first result or B take me to a google search page for Nerf

rolnics
January 3rd, 2009, 05:45 PM
I take it you are meaning entering "Nerf" in the address bar?? Well I've just tried it and as I use OpenDNS it comes up with the results that I've attached.

Would that be a potential solution?

Paqman
January 3rd, 2009, 05:53 PM
how can i make it either A take me to Google's first result or B take me to a google search page for Nerf

Use the search box in the top right.

fubbleskag
January 3rd, 2009, 06:04 PM
would typing "g nerf" be acceptable? if so:

- create a new bookmark called "google search"
- set the destination URL as: http://www.google.com/search?q=%s
- set the keyword as: g

now, typing "g nerf" into your location bar will take you to: http://www.google.com/search?q=nerf, displaying full search results.

oldos2er
January 3rd, 2009, 06:07 PM
Use the search box in the top right.

Or select the text with your mouse, right-click and choose 'Search Google for....'

jespdj
January 3rd, 2009, 06:10 PM
In the upper right is a search box. Type a term in there to search Google; see the attached screenshot.

pdtpatrick
January 3rd, 2009, 06:19 PM
lol or you couldjust use the top right corner which was built for that?

hyperhopper
January 4th, 2009, 01:13 AM
yay fubbleskag!!!
THATS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.

(yes. I'm too picky to use that bar. i like everything i use CUSTOMIZED)

fubbleskag
January 6th, 2009, 02:50 AM
I used to use the search bar, but once I found out about these custom hotkey bookmarks, I started creating them for all kinds of stuff and ended up removing the search bar entirely.