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Old 08-04-2004, 05:26 AM   #1
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Firefox Google Extension

Maybe not a HUGE problem - but a little anoying....

i use the google search text-boxie thing that comes with Moz Firefox (the one up top right) all the time. So there is always text in there.....I see a phrase while casually browsing the net or while on irc, i highlight it with the mouse, and then i go to X-paste (middle click) it into the google search box. But there is something already there, so i highlight that and delete it (removing my copied text from the X copy buffer) and then i have to find and re-highlight the text, come back and paste it again....

I know its such a small thing and there are many ways around it
- highglighting and deleting the text before highlighting the text i want to copy and paste into the google box.
- use the other copy buffer (ctrl-c, ctrl-c) which is really anoying and takes longer
- clicking in the box and doing ctrl-w (agian using the kb, sometiems im in a mouse mood)

anyone know of an extension that removes the text in the google box after you click enter, its stored in an auto-complete manner, and its rare you would want to search for the excact same thing twice in a row?

if not - is it XUL that is used to code these extensions?
anybody know of a good tutorial?
or if someone is bored thay can hack up something and post it im sure a lot of google using people would find this useful....maybe :-/

Old 08-04-2004, 06:31 AM   #2
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It maybe doesn't do exactly what you want, but when you highlight something in firefox you can right-click it and select Search Web for "..."

-- Maksim Sipos
Old 08-04-2004, 07:34 AM   #3
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Maybe what you want is under Tools/Options/Privacy/Saved Form Information/ 'clear' and then uncheck 'save information I enter...'


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