August 11, 2007

Firefox Duo Add-on: Add to Search Bar & SearchWords

Posted in Add to Search Bar, Firefox, Firefox Add-ons, Reviews, SearchWords, Softwares, Tech at 7:21 pm by anonymous

Do you use search engines often? If you do, with Add to Search Bar and SearchWords, it can save you more time by searching directly using Mozilla Firefox search bar. Add to Search Bar can add custom search engine to your search bar. SearchWords can search terms using URL address bar, and keyword for respective search engine is in the search term. These two extension make a perfect pair when used together.

Add to Search BarSearchWords

Let’s look at Add to Search Bar:
This extension lets you add other search engines that is not available on Firefox add-on Search Plugin to your browser search bar.

Add to Search Bar

  Pros:

  • Lets you add custom search engines

Cons:

  • Sometimes the Manage Search Engine window turns buggy after managing/adding search engines, thus you have to restart browser
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Let’s Look at SearchWords:
This extension lets you search with ‘keyword terms’ and search a particular search engine with the keyword you specified in the search term, using the URL address bar.

SearchWords

  Pros:

  • Direct searching, you do not have to access the search engine website
  • Less loading time, you do not have to access the search engine website
  • Lets you assign keyword to each search engine

Cons:

  • None
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These two add-ons are great for frequent searchers. If you do not like to search through the URL address bar but the search bar, you can install Scroll Search Engines. It allows you to use your mouse wheel to scroll through different search engines you have. When you add custom search engines, you need favicons/icons for better appearance, you can use Iconfinder.
 
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1 Comment »

  1. driver59 said,

    I spent the next few months getting my demo reel ready. ,


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