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Old 07-18-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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LQ firefox search engine?


Is LQ planning to make a search engine for Firefox? Like Google, Wikipedia, etc.? It would be really cool.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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really - do it yourself and upload. It's easy, if you don't want to make installable automatically. Mimic any plugin in ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/searchplugins
 
Old 07-18-2006, 03:23 PM   #3
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If I remember correctly, one of the mods posted one a while back. I think there is also one at mozdev.

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Old 07-19-2006, 06:40 AM   #4
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There is, indeed, one at mozdev. You could also use the "site:" modifier in Google.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 08:19 AM   #5
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The one at mozdev says page not found. I modified another engine and it works ok.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 08:51 AM   #6
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If someone wants to make a nice polished one, we'd be happy to host it at LQ. Please contact me if you're interested. Thanks.

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Old 07-20-2006, 03:56 PM   #7
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Courtesy of Matir, we now have an official Firefox LQ Forums Search Engine plugin.

http://mirror.linuxquestions.org/pub/lq/firefox/

--jeremy
 
Old 07-20-2006, 04:38 PM   #8
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Thanks Matir!
 
Old 07-20-2006, 05:53 PM   #9
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No problem. I hope anyone with suggestions for improvements or who notices any bugs will drop me a line and let me know so we can keep it up to date.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 11:41 PM   #10
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I'm assuming this is straight forum search- what about being able to search the entire LQ? As in, the wiki, hcl, etc.

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Old 07-22-2006, 12:02 AM   #11
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It is straight forum search. The extension is dependent upon a search engine capable of actually performing the search, and I am not aware of any LQ-wide search system. Extensions for searching wiki/hcl/articles separately would be possible, depending on demand and use of this one. The vast majority of LQ users concentrate within the forums, so it is where the focus seems to be.
 
Old 07-22-2006, 12:13 AM   #12
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Oh yeah, thanks Matir- this extension is really well worth it. Sorry if I sounded a bit cross. Yep, you are right about the forum having the focus. What I was wondering was if an aggregate search was possible, but I guess not as there is no site wide search.

Thanks again.
 
Old 07-22-2006, 12:29 AM   #13
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I understand, and would like to see tighter integration of the wiki, the HCL, and the forums myself. Perhaps even the transformation of the HCL entries into wiki entries to better unify the two, and more encouragement of turning solved threads into wiki entries.

Of course, it would just be plain nice if people searched at all before posting.
 
Old 07-22-2006, 09:09 AM   #14
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AT a minimum, we plan to also offer a wiki search plugin. As for HCL/forum integration (the wiki has a bit of a different focus), we're certainly open to ideas. If you think you have a good one or would just like to discuss the topic, feel free to open a dedicated thread on the topic.

--jeremy
 
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thanx tat great matir & jeremy
 
  


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