FF "search this site" plug-in
April 13, 2006 2:52 PM   Subscribe

Do you know of any Firefox search plug-in that will "search this site" (being the current *websitesite*) for text entered in the search box?

I'm thinking in the search engine one, a search plug-in that would search all of, for example, with the text entered. (essentially, it would automatically take care of the "" string part of the google search). oh well, it would be very cool...
posted by chefscotticus to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Why not use the Google Toolbar or Googlebar Lite? They both have search-this-site buttons.
posted by uncleozzy at 3:08 PM on April 13, 2006

Drag the Google Site Search bookmarklet from this page onto your toolbar.
posted by ajr at 3:56 PM on April 13, 2006

Try Ctrl-F. It opens a little search box at the bottom of the window and will search just the current page you're viewing.
posted by onhazier at 5:34 PM on April 13, 2006

Dave's Quick Search Deskbar is fantastic.

Once installed it is very easy to add aliases to do site specific searches. For example, I use the following aliases:
yhmf|yh %s -"All posts tagged with" -"MetaFilter comments by" site:www.metafilter.comyham|yh %s -"Ask MetaFilter questions by" -"Ask MetaFilter answers by"
So when I type:
yhmf [search term]
I get a yahoo site specific search of metafilter for [search term] with a lot of the repeated pages removed. The yham alias is for AskMe of course.. Actually, I trimmed them down a bit so it doesn't force your browser window too wide while reading this question..
posted by Chuckles at 7:05 PM on April 13, 2006

ajr, that link is great! That could be the start of a good searching post in the blue.
posted by tiamat at 9:53 AM on April 14, 2006

anyone know how to turn that bookmarklet into a FF search plugin?
posted by chefscotticus at 7:52 PM on April 14, 2006

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