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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I also use the imdb trick, that's very convenient.

    But the Google bar also has other buttons like "Up one level". That sounds trivial, but it's somewhat useful when you have the hand on the mouse and don't want to fiddle with selecting the url text, deleting the correct part, etc.

    Also, more importantly, I have configured the Google bar to search-this-site (with the current site) when I press Ctrl-Return. Is that possible with the bookmark approach?
    • Up one level and search-this-site should be simple-ish with JavaScript. Make the bookmark a redirect to Google that, to build the redirect, takes the current location, yanks the site, and puts it after site:

      Not nothing, but not complex. I'm on a 12" PowerBook, so I don't like giving up space for the googlebar and its minions.
      --
      rjbs
  • You aren't being lazy enough, with that manual URL hacking!

    Simply go to Google (or wherever), right-click on the textbox (or press Shift+F10) and choose 'Add a Keyword for This Search ...'.

    Note that it even takes into account the current state of other controls that are part of the form, such as the radio buttons on per-country Google pages.

    Smylers
  • I don't have the Google bar, but I do use search box [mozilla.org] that has Google defined as the default. That way, it's only a Ctrl-K keystroke away and it keeps a history of what I've searched.

    I do use the keyword search for cpan and m-w.com, though ... only b/c I'm not sure if there's a keystroke to switch engines in the search box.

    Definitions:
    M-W Dictionary:
    Location: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=%s
    Keyword: dict

    CPAN Search:
    Location: http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/search?query=%s&mode
  • Hey rjbs, You probably want to check out http://www.wormus.com/leakytap/Internet/CustomKeywords . It's a page dedicated to firefox quick searches. Html seems to be broken now but you can still rip the links. Someday I'll put my own up. I got a list about the same size.