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Search Everywhere 0.4.2.1-signed.1-signed Requires Restart
by Paul Komarek
Whichever web page you visit, use this tool to search over linked content. Just click the "G"-with-chain-link icon in your status bar to open or close the toolbar (or ctrl-alt-s). Great for searching from tables-of-contents, bookmarks, or blogs!
About this Add-on
Alternately, you can check the "SiteSearch" box and search over just the site you are visiting.
Accelerator keys are accessed using the Alt-key. For example, when the toolbar is open, use Alt-i to switch to site search. Note that "i" in "SiteSearch" is underlined in the user interface.
Current options on the toolbar:
* SiteSearch: If checked, a simple site search will be performed with the provided query, using the regular Google site: operator.
* URL Extraction
Exact: use extracted URLs without modification, to create a very "narrow" search engine.
Paths: use the host+path from an extracted url, but omit any filenames.
Hosts: use only the host from extracted urls to create a "broad" search engine.
* Extraction modifiers
Filter: some of the extracted URLs might be dominate search results for almost any query. For example, if we extract http://nih.gov, it is unlikely any other extracted URL will appear in search results. By enabling this option, the search engine will avoid certain overly-dominant URL patterns, like nih.gov/*.
Boost exact: this allows combination of host or path URL extraction, with an extra layer of exact URL extraction. Exact urls will be prefered in the search results.
* Other options
New Tab: open search results in a new tab.
For more info, you might want to read this blog post:
The code is available at http://code.google.com/p/searcheverywhere/source/checkout . Feel free to post bugs, feature requests, or submit improvements!
Alternately, the shortcut ctrl-alt-s still functions to toggle the appearance of the Search Everywhere toolbar.