Scrapbook in non-IE Browsers
November 22, 2004 10:57 AM   Subscribe

IE for Mac. Scrapbook equivalents in FireFox, etc?
I use the IE Scrapbook feature of IE for Mac to quickly search for info in a certain public data base (the search term is entered in the search field of a web page, the page is saved as a "scrap,", and then I need only call up the "scrap" and hit the return key to update the search)

Is it possible to create the same kind of "scrap" in other browsers? There doesn't even seem to be an equivalent in IE for Windows?
posted by ParisParamus to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
You can create quick searches in Firefox. Look here.
posted by mrgavins at 11:02 AM on November 22, 2004

There's a ScrabBook extension for FireFox that appears to be exactly what' you're looking for.
posted by revgeorge at 11:36 AM on November 22, 2004

Mrgavins, just to clarfy what i'm looking for, what you propose doesn't seem to fit the bill, because it would seemingly require that I enter in the search term each time. On the other hand, Scrapbook lools promising--I'll have to wait for an OS X Mac to try it, and I look forward to that...
posted by ParisParamus at 12:41 PM on November 22, 2004

revgeorge, I tried Scrapbook. It would be perfect if the text entered into the search field prior to saving didn't disappear when the page was opened. That's why IE for Mac is so indispensible for me: the entered text is saved!
posted by ParisParamus at 1:02 PM on November 22, 2004

Well, you could hack the Quick Search (just a slight change in your bookmarks file) to make it go directly to the results I think. I'm assuming the site uses the POST method to submit data, otherwise you could just bookmark the results. It's kind of tedious if this is something you want to do often, but not too bad if you're just going to set it up once and use often. If you want more details, feel free to email me (it's in my profile).
posted by mrgavins at 4:48 PM on November 22, 2004

Thanks Mr. Gavins, but in private consultation with revgeorge, the consensus was that, at least so far, ONLY IE, and only IE for Mac can do what I need. The problem is that no unique URL is ever created for each IE scrap I create.

My big fear is that something will be altered, IE will cease working, and my asperations for grow the service I've started offering will be seriously harmed...
posted by ParisParamus at 5:38 PM on November 22, 2004

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