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 www.lifehacker.com, for example, with the text entered. (essentially, it would automatically take care of the "site:lifehacker.com" 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

Best answer: 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" site:ask.metafilter.com
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

Response by poster: 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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