Firefox quick search for multiple sites with one input
August 9, 2006 11:12 AM   Subscribe

How can I use Firefox quick searches for multiple sites with one input?

I am an avid user of Firefox's quick/keyword searches, but there is one feature that I miss. I would like the ability to search multiple sites with one keyword.

For example the search string "movie snakes plane" will open up two tabs: one with the results from IMDB and one with results from RottenTomatoes. I tried connecting sites with the pipe character (|) but that didn't work and I tried setting multiple bookmarks with the same keyword, but it only accessed one.

I am open too an extension but I am hoping for a easier no install hack. Also, I considered rollyo, but for some situations I would prefer to see the results on the regular webpages.

Thanks in advance.
posted by coolin86 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite


Yahoo! search builder
posted by bigmusic at 11:54 AM on August 9, 2006

Yep, rollyo is the answer!
posted by jckll at 3:33 PM on August 9, 2006

You can get Amazon's A9 for your search box. It will search many sources and display them on the same page.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 5:27 PM on August 9, 2006

The Lookahead extension for Firefox does something similar to what you're describing.
posted by lunchbox at 10:14 PM on August 9, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks for everybody's response. I have explored Rollyo, Yahoo and A9 but I would prefer to see the actual sites rather then an aggregator of sorts. Lookahead was really close but I was hoping for something that can be run from the quick/keyword searches from the address bar, because I have the search bar hidden. I guess that there is no answer to this question.

On a side note, does anybody know how to make one bookmark link to multiple sites? I think that I can make my idea work from that. Firefox allows you to easily make a folder with multiple bookmarks but you cannot assign them a keyword.

Thanks everyone.
posted by coolin86 at 11:21 AM on August 10, 2006

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