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Post by angeldust » Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:19 am

SweetLou wrote:I have a thought, instead of Anderson having to write all of these suggestions to the Quick Search. How about making a sticky thread where we can have a list of different ones we like and people can add the ones they want to suggest?

It can be in the format of :
Title
What it is:
Web address:
String to add to quick search:

eg:
Wikipedia
A living Encyclopedia about everything, that gets updated daily
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s

I think this will be able to keep the quick search clean and people can add what they want.
A good suggestion SweetLou, here it is. (I edited it a bit)
Okay Folks if you have a QUICK SEARCH suggestion you think others would like Post 'Em Here as described above.!

Rcasula found a workaround for AB converting the Quick Search strings to lower-case:
Rcasula wrote:A simple workaround for AB converting the Quick Search strings to lower-case is to code the upper-case characters in UTF-8
e.g.:
{1} For Australia this would mean the follow string would work:
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=%s&ie ... ntry%41%55
{2} For the UK:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&ie ... ntry%47%42)

All we're doing here is replacing the upper-case characters in the URL with their character codes:
A=%41, B=%42, C=%43, D=%44, E=%45, F=%46, G=%47, H=%48,
I=%49, J=%4a, K=%4b, L=%4c, M=%4d, N=%4e, O=%4f, P=%50,
Q=%51, R=%52, S=%53, T=%54, U=%55, V=%56, W=%57, X=%58,
Y=%59, Z=%5a
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Post by angeldust » Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:22 am

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Post by Coolnat2004 » Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:26 pm

HyperDictionary.com
Dictionary about anything and everything including tech terms, medical terms, and horoscope-like terms.
http://www.hyperdictionary.com
http://hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=%s

Dictionary.com
The obvious website for dictionary. My second choice dictionary =P.
http://www.dictionary.com
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=%s

Altavista
Search Engine
http://www.altavista.com/
http://www.altavista.com/web/results?q=%s
Image Search Engine
http://www.altavista.com/image/results? ... &avkw=aapt
Audio Search Engine
http://www.altavista.com/audio/results? ... &avkw=aapt
Video Search Engine
http://www.altavista.com/video/results? ... &avkw=aapt

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Post by Logan » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:52 pm

fishthecat wrote:Posted: Mar 17, 2004 7:24 AM Post subject: Tip: http://www.[domain].co.uk an easy way.

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I've used Avant's Quick Search to create a shortcut for getting to .co.uk sites easily.

By setting up a quick search shortcut of "uk" and URL of "http://www.%s.co.uk", I can type "uk bbc" into my address bar and hitting enter takes me to http://www.bbc.co.uk.

The same idea could be used for any url.
Here's one I copied form another thread.

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php.net

Post by fishthecat » Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:36 pm

PHP Quick Reference Tips
Search for php definitions etc.
http://www.php.net
http://www.php.net/%s

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Post by angeldust » Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:29 pm

Artifex requested that this be posted.

WebShots
Free Photo Community where you can UL/DL Quality Pictures
http://community.webshots.com
http://www.webshots.com/search/search.fcgi?words=%s
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Post by Artifex » Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:05 pm

I'm going to try to make my own post this time. Here goes...


Behind The Name
The etymology and history of first names
http://www.behindthename.com
http://www.behindthename.com/cgi-bin/se ... i?terms=%s
_ _ _

The University of Chicago Library, English-Greek Dictionary
A Vocabulary of the Attic Language
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/
http://colet.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/chuck ... keyword=%s
_ _ _

Well, these are two of my interests...:)

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Post by Joey85 » Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:09 am

IMDb
Search the Internet Movie Database for names or films

http://imdb.com
http://imdb.com/find?tt=on;nm=on;mx=20;q=%s
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Post by Lofote » Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:53 pm

KB
Show a specified knowledge base article (e.g. "828028") from Microsoft's Support pages.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... b;en-us;%s

I use that one a *lot*. It is primary for network admins I guess.

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Post by lukeprog » Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:20 am

I'll just list the ones I have that haven't already been mentioned (and aren't included in AB by default):

AlltheWeb Audio Search
Name says it all.
http://www.alltheweb.com
http://www.alltheweb.com/search?cat=mp3&cs=utf8&q=%s

AlltheWeb Video Search
Name says it all.
http://www.alltheweb.com
http://www.alltheweb.com/search?cat=vid&cs=utf8&q=%s

Thesaurus
Name says it all.
theasaurus.reference.com
http://thesaurus.reference.com/search?q=%s

Rottentomatoes
Critic-consensus search for entertainment reviews (mostly movies)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/search/fu ... ?search=%s

Allmusic Artist Search
One of the biggest databases of music anywhere, and certainly the best cross-referenced.
http://www.allmusic.com
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?P=amg&opt1=1&sql=%s

Allmusic Song Search
One of the biggest databases of music anywhere, and certainly the best cross-referenced.
http://www.allmusic.com
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?P=amg&opt1=3&sql=%s

Acronym Finder
The largest database of acronyms and their meanings anywhere.
http://www.acronymfinder.com

http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.a ... &Find=Find

Filesearching
FTP search.
http://www.filesharing.com
f=http://www.filesearching.com/cgi-bin/s?q=%s&t=f&d=&l=en

Bible Gateway
A site to search several versions of the Bible by passage or text. This link searches the NIV version for an exact phrase.
bible.gospelcom.net
http://bible.gospelcom.net/cgi-bin/bibl ... 0&x=10&y=8

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Post by hornakapopolis » Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:13 am

Google/IE
Shows search results in a different style


http://www.google.com/ie?q=%s&hl=en&lr= ... 8&oe=utf-8

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Post by SweetLou » Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:52 am

MysteryFCM said:
whois
Quick search to "whois" a domain name;
http://sunny.nic.com/cgi-bin/whois?domain=%s

Then just type;
whois somedomain.com in the address bar. (where somedomain.com is the domain you wish to query)
Edit to fit format better
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Post by stevenp » Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:33 pm

Power to the free software.... Power to avant!
....making a skin is much more difficult than i thought.... :?

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Post by MysteryFCM » Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:30 pm

Spyware Data searches
http://www.spywaredata.com

Search by: Company Name
http://www.spywaredata.com/spyware/sear ... mpany_name

Search By: Filename
http://www.spywaredata.com/spyware/sear ... =file_name

Search By: Registry/CLSID
http://www.spywaredata.com/spyware/sear ... stry_clsid

Example Quick Search Usage

Shortcut: sdata
URL: http://www.spywaredata.com/spyware/sear ... mpany_name

.... and in the address bar, one would enter something along the lines of (for example)

sdata Microsoft

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Post by MysteryFCM » Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:45 pm

sURL
http://surl.co.uk

Additional info for Avant Browser users: http://avant.it-mate.co.uk/default.asp?c=Tips&s=17#tip

Create sURL:

Shortcut: make
URL: http://surl.co.uk/make.asp?act=Check&Target=%s

Example usage

make http://www.microsoft.com

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lookup sURL:

Shortcut: lookup
URL: http://surl.co.uk/lookup.asp?s=%s

Example usage

lookup 559

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Where the Shortcut is whatever you wish

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Post by MysteryFCM » Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:53 pm

I hate posting this as I am no fan of Google but....... here's one for you music lovers;

Alias: gmp3
URL: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=U ... of?+mp3+%s

Example usage;

gmp3 aerosmith

Or

Alias gmusic
URL: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=U ... .of?+%s+%s

Example usage;

gmusic video aerosmith

Where the alias is of course, your choice.

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