Easier access to TPFC's search

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Easier access to TPFC's search

#1 Post by Fluffy » Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:59 pm

For Opera users!

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Tools > Preferences > Search > Add...
The all-important Address you want is (for copy and paste purposes):
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?q=%s&m=Search

Of course, this is intended for Opera users, though I think this functionality is also available in Firefox (if memory serves). I'm not really interested in making it work with Firefox since I think Opera's implementation of custom search engines and accessibility to them is far better, but if a brave soul out there is willing to give it a shot please let me know. On that note, screw Firefox. :P
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#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:28 am

I put up this secret web page that provides a bookmarklet and a Firefox search engine plugin for searching TPFC.

The bookmarklet should work with any browser, though I have only tested it with Firefox.

I originally hacked together the Firefox search engine plugin after reading a tech article on the subject, but found later that I prefer to leave it as "Google", so I am mainly using the bookmarklet now.

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#3 Post by Darkbee » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:35 am

Andrew Lee wrote:I put up this secret web page that provides a bookmarklet and a Firefox search engine plugin for searching TPFC.
Oooh, I love a good conspiracy theory... Portable Freeware is taking over the world one app at a time! :twisted:

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#4 Post by Fluffy » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:00 pm

Nice Andrew, way to rain on my lil parade! :P Just kidding of course, and the advantage of my little method is it enables you to utilize Opera's quick searches, like "pf Hand Grenade" would search TPFC for "Hand Grenade" as well as adding TPFC to the list of Opera's search engines. I use these "shorthand searches" with Opera all the time which is why I decided to share this. :) Nice that you've got something for the Firefox users too!

And Darkbee, the nice thing about conspiracy theories is they get everyone's attention off of what's really going on. :twisted:
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#5 Post by Andrew Lee » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:10 am

Go, Firefox, go! :D

Fluffy, actually you can omit the "m=Search" bit in the query. You can simply use:

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http://www.portablefreeware.com/?q=%s
I would like to add your Opera instructions to the secret web page too. Can I copy your first post verbatim?

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#6 Post by Fluffy » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:37 am

Andrew Lee wrote:Go, Firefox, go! :D

Fluffy, actually you can omit the "m=Search" bit in the query. You can simply use:

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http://www.portablefreeware.com/?q=%s
I would like to add your Opera instructions to the secret web page too. Can I copy your first post verbatim?
Absolutely! :) Maybe make that secret page not-so-secret by adding a "Add TPFC to your browser!" or some such link on the home page.
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#7 Post by Simon.T » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:45 am

WHOA! :shock: I don't understand a thing here, but I have a few nice add-ons that I found on AMO

1st place: OpenSearchFox Firefox 2.0 - 3.0a1 ALL

2nd place: Add to Search Bar Firefox 2.0 - 3.0a2 ALL

3rd place: Search Engine Wizard Firefox 1.5 - 1.6 ALL

bonus: Search Engine Sorting Firefox 2.0 - 2.0.0.* ALL

1st & 2nd they're very similar except the description function (I recommend 1st cause 2nd is very buggy)

click me to see the Screencast (its the same idea for all) WARNING: bad memory leaking :evil:

enjoy! Simon.T :wink:

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#8 Post by portackager » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:51 am

heres the installer for search engines

http://www.wikiupload.com/download_page.php?id=138244
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#9 Post by Simon.T » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:00 am

portackager wrote:heres the installer for search engines

http://www.wikiupload.com/download_page.php?id=138244
Dude! you can find it here on Mycroft Project just click on it, and you're done!

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What a bookmarklet

#10 Post by Enormator » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:03 am

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javascript:(function(){var q=prompt('Search for:','');if(q)open('http://www.portablefreeware.com/?q='+escape(q));})();
That's the bookmarklet currently provided on your secret page.

Does that booklet really work for you?! I tried in several browsers and it didn't and that is not surprising because I know some javascript and this code is not really standards-compliant javascript, is it?

This is standart-compliant javascript and works for me in all my Browsers (Pocket K-Melon, Safari, Firefox, Opera) except for Internet Explorer :x

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javascript:{top.location.href=('http://www.portablefreeware.com/?q='+escape(prompt('Search portablefreeware.com:','')));}
Here on the forum I can't post links with javascript in it. So you have to enter it manually.

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#11 Post by Andrew Lee » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:48 pm

Is anyone else having this problem?

I have previously tested the bookmarklet with IE7, Firefox and Opera, and use it with Firefox V2.x on a daily basis.

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#12 Post by Enormator » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:18 am

Hm I just tested both with IE. It did nothing at all.
Firefox could handle both
but Pocket K-Melon can't handle the invalid Javascript.
Maybe I'll test it with Safari later

strange...

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IE7 Users

#13 Post by MiDoJo » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:48 pm

hi, while TPFC does show up in ie7's search providers a error is popped up saying it way unable to add the provider.

A manual add works though.
1)open a new tab
2)drop down arrow next to search box and choose find more providers
3) in the "Create Your Own" box place the following into the URL Field

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http://www.portablefreeware.com/?q=TEST
Type something for the title (I cheated and used andrew's Search Name, TPFC, which made it so that the one created by andrew wouldn't keep showing)
This now works.

P.S. B4 anyone bitchslaps me for using ie. I also use portable firefox, and OperaUSB. It just depends on what I'm doing on the internet and whose computer I'm using.

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