ntang (ntang) wrote,

Cool Mozilla/Phoenix Tricks

Wow, I feel sort of stupid, I never noticed this before. Mozilla (and Phoenix) let you save bookmarks with variables in their url and keywords to activate them - so you can have a special google bookmark that would let you type "google foo bar baz" in the location bar and have it automatically search for "foo bar baz".

Phoenix (the mozilla derivative I've been using recently) comes with a few by default: "google [search term]", "goto [search term]" (google's "I'm feeling lucky" feature), "webster [word]" (webster dictionary lookup), "quot [stock ticker symbol]"... that's pretty nifty. There are examples in the docs for creating automatic UPS and FedEx tracking lookups and a few others as well.

Very cool.

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